Tag: Left

14
Oct
2020
Posted in website

When frequent political candidate Chris Young died, he left behind a valuable campaign website

He also left behind a something that no one could have predicted would suddenly become so valuable: his campaign website, wheretovote.com.

The domain, which his wife now owns, used to redirect users to Young’s Facebook page, and is now broken. But in a year where the coronavirus pandemic has created so much uncertainty around voting in next month’s election, political strategists say it’s a shame that a website that could have been used for a good cause – like encouraging people to vote – is blank. And they say a sale of the domain could have fetched a small fortune from advocacy groups or even candidates for office.

“It’s common practice to direct multiple sites like this one to a voter information platform,” said Michael Halle, a former senior advisor to Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. “It would be great to have this one in the arsenal.”

Unlike the conventional candidate who purchases a campaign website with his or her name in the URL – current Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza uses ElorzaforMayor.com, for example – Young created wheretovote.com on March, 6, 2002, according to domain records. He ran for Providence mayor for the first time that year.

Young initially used the URL to redirect to a GeoCities website that included campaign positions on issues like crime, taxes, education, and affordable housing. In 2006, when he attempted to run for US Senate, lieutenant governor, and mayor all at the same time, the website included an American flag background and the slogan, “Campaign for Justice.” In more recent years, he used his campaign website to advocate for taxing Brown University and posted pictures of his wife and daughter.

Young, who described himself as an electrical engineer and media consultant, remained a fierce anti-abortion advocate right up to his death. He died while driving

08
Oct
2020
Posted in internet

T-Mobile Expands Home Internet to More Than 450 Cities & Towns Left High-and-Dry by AT&T

No contract, $50 per month high-speed Internet access is rolling out to vast swaths of the country, including rural America, for both T-Mobile and non-T-Mobile customers alike

What’s the news: T-Mobile is throwing a lifeline to many communities being abandoned by AT&T. It’s expanding its $50 / month, no two-year contract Home Internet service into more than 450 cities and towns that AT&T is deserting. The Un-carrier is also opening the service to non-T-Mobile customers in these new areas.

Why it matters: Many parts of the country have extremely limited, slow Internet options and the pandemic has increased our reliance on Internet connectivity. AT&T dropping DSL service in those communities makes an already difficult situation that much worse.

Who it’s for: 20 million households in thousands of locations that are sick-and-tired of their Internet access provider jerking them around.

What AT&T takes away, T-Mobile brings back. Following news that AT&T is discontinuing DSL home broadband in many communities, T-Mobile is massively expanding its Home Internet pilot service to give another option to an additional 20 million households in parts of 450 cities and towns — many in rural America — being abandoned by AT&T in the middle of a pandemic when connectivity has never been more important. With this move, the Un-carrier is also expanding its Home Internet pilot to non-T-Mobile customers in these areas.

T-Mobile has been piloting Home Internet on its LTE network, as the Un-carrier prepares to launch 5G Home Internet across the country. And it’s clear the service is badly needed. 61 percent of rural households have no choice when it comes to high speed home broadband.

“We can’t stand idly by while AT&T leaves potentially millions with fewer home Internet options at a time when our connection to the Internet is so vital — for

08
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Valve’s Last Stand Update Could Be Hinting About ‘Left 4 Dead 3’

KEY POINTS

  • Valve recently released The Last Stand DLC for “Left 4 Dead 2
  • The new campaign introduced new weapons, rolled out bug fixes and featured characters
  • The Last Stand DLC could indicate that Valve is open to developing “Left 4 Dead 3”

Valve rolled out The Last Stand DLC campaign for “Left 4 Dead 2,” ending an almost a decade of update drought for the successful horror title, but a new report believes that the studio’s recent activities could be hinting that “Left 4 Dead 3” could be on the way.

Gamerant speculated that Valve’s recent push towards the new content of “Left 4 Dead” and “Half-Life” could indicate that a sequel of the horror title could finally be on the way. While many believed that Valve is no longer actively developing games, the release of “Half-Life: Alyx” and The Last Stand update prove otherwise.

The publication also thinks that The Last Stand DLC of “Left 4 Dead 2” could make the gaming studio realize thee horror franchise’s direction despite what its two previous titles have accomplished. The new campaign introduced new weapons, rolled out bug fixes and featured returning characters and models that have almost totally remade the game, making each campaign feel new and not just a newly introduced one.

left-4-dead Valve writer Chet Faliszek has left the company. Photo: Valve

“Left 4 Dead 3” was in development before it was canceled. The sequel never made it out of the planning stages despite having a development team. The success of “Half-Life: Alyx” and the reception of The Last Stand update could be viable potentials for the team to initially begin the development of “Left 4 Dead 3.”

But, while the site is hopeful on the possibility of “Left 4 Dead 3,” it also acknowledged that the much-awaited sequel

07
Oct
2020
Posted in internet

Three mobile users say they were left without internet for two hours



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The Three mobile network went down on Wednesday, leaving thousands of customers unable to get online or make phone calls for up to two hours.

First reports of a fault with the network were submitted to the DownDetector website at about 08:30 BST, with a flood of complaints coming in by 09:15 BST. 

The service had been restored by about 11:00 BST, with Three apologising to customers ‘for any inconvenience caused by the issue’.

Three didn’t give any details of what caused the outage but said about 10 per cent of customers had data issues and 19 per cent had issues with dropped calls.

The company claims the outage only lasted for 45 minutes, but some customers were still experiencing issues more than two hours after it first started. 

The outage came as the government encourages people to return to working from home if they can, after a dramatic spike in coronavirus infections. 

Users from across the country took to Twitter to express concern over the lack of connection, with many tweeting Three Support to ask about the outage. 

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Tom Penny tweeted: ‘No service in Leicestershire here for me or my wife, or Derby according to Twitter. Smells of a national outage but Three have not recognised any issues.’ 

Oliver Brett tweeted: ‘Vast swathes of north London with ZERO network coverage from @ThreeUK – absolute disgraceful when people are forced to work from home. Will be claiming for lost income and

30
Sep
2020
Posted in computer

UHS Computer Systems, Employees Left In The Lurch After Cyberattack

The health giant’s network remained shut down as of Tuesday. Health workers say the outage has made communicating difficult and that they are using paper records and hand-labeling medications. The Wall Street Journal said some ambulances have been re-routed and elective surgeries canceled.


Becker’s Hospital Review:
Employees Describe Chaotic Scene At UHS Hospitals Amid IT Incident


The attack began on Sept. 27, and one nurse told CNBC the computers slowly stopped working. The health system issued a statement on Sept. 28 acknowledging an “IT security issue” and noted its facilities turned to downtime protocols. Employees are now stepping forward to describe the scene inside facilities. A Washington-based clinician working in a UHS facility said medical staff couldn’t easily see lab results, imaging scans and medication lists to make treatment decisions, according to a CBS News report. The facility also reverted to hand-delivering lab orders and phone issues made it challenging for care team communication. “These things are life or death,” the clinician said. (Dyrda, 9/29)

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Modern Healthcare:
HHS To Track EHR Use Among Office-Based Physicians


HHS is launching an effort to measure health information technology adoption and use among office-based physicians, the department said Tuesday. The initiative will gather national-level data on office-based physicians’ use of health IT systems, including their experiences with interoperability and administrative burden. HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology plans to use the program’s findings to inform future policy decisions. (Cohen, 9/29)