WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, February 23, 2019:Driver ran out of gas on 93 South, near Exit 38. Police gave State Police a courtesy call. Driver’s friend arrived with gasoline. (1:11am)Daniel F. McConnell (38, Everett) was arrested on a warrant. (7:08am)A caller stated an unoccupied vehicle was parked over the sidewalk near Starbucks. Police responded. Operator error by an elderly male. Vehicle is stuck and AAA is enroute. (9:36am)Party found a gold band ring in lobby of Post Office. Dropped off at station. (1:40pm)A caller reported that his mailbox was struck by a Pizza Mia delivery driver who was delivering pizza to his daughter. He spoke with an employee at the restaurant, who had their delivery driver attempt to make contact with homeowner. Caller will speak with restaurant’s owner on Monday. (3:20pm)Fire Department responded to a dumpster fire on Woburn Street and Industrial Way. Two people had attempted to dump snow on it with a Bobcat. (5:07pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 21: Vandalism At Wilmington Plaza & Wilmington Crossing; Driver ArrestedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”
A poster from ‘Yennai Arindhaal’.IB Times IndiaAjith’s “Yennai Arindhaal” is on its way to being the biggest Tamil film in terms of box office collection in USA.Latest reports suggest that the movie has done extremely well in the country collecting $113,232 (approximately Rs 69 Lakhs) from 75 screens in its premiere.”#YennaiArindhaaal record opening $113,232 from 75 screens in USA premiere. Many sold out shows. Highest for #Thala!,” tweeted Atmus entertainment, the distributors of the Ajith film in the US.This is a record collection for Ajith in the United States; his previous best was “Arrambam”. With this record “Yennai arindhaal” has placed itself in Top five all time USA premiere box office list.The first place goes to “Lingaa” with $404.6k from 118 screens, followed by “Endhiran” with $260k from 45 screens, “I” with $168.8k from 120 screens and “Kaththi” with $142.8k from 76 screens. “Yennai Arindhaal” is in the fifth rank. The response to Ajith’s latest flick shows that the market in USA has opened doors to other stars like Ajith, Vijay and Vikram and not just Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth movies. Though “Yennai Arindhaal” is miles away from the records of other Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan movies, industry experts are reporteldy waiting to see the movies box office result in coming days.”Yennai Arindhaal”, which released on 5 February in more than 1,000 screen worldwide, has received positive reviews. The movie features Ajith in four different looks, which has already become a trend-setter and industry insiders now expect “Yennai Arindhaal” to be a big box office success.”Yennai Arindhaal” also has an impressive star cast, which includes Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty, Vivek, Arun Vijay, Daniel Balaji, Amit Bhargava, Rajasimman and Devi Ajith.
A microservice architecture enables organizations to carry out continuous delivery/deployment of large, complex applications to further evolve their technology stack. Netflix, a popular name for video-streaming, started off by selling and renting DVDs and gained popularity post its migration to a microservice architecture on AWS. The adoption of public cloud and a microservice architecture were the main drivers of this growth. The elasticity of the cloud allowed them to scale easily without any additional work required. Why did Netflix decide to use microservices? Way back in August 2008, Netflix had a major outage because of a major database corruption which prevented them from shipping DVDs to customers for three days. Following this, they decided to move away from a single point of failure–that could only scale vertically–and move to components that could scale horizontally and are highly available. Netflix decided to abandon their private data centers and migrate to a public cloud– AWS to be specific, which provides horizontal scalability. In order to eliminate all the existing single points of failure, they decided to re-architect their systems instead of just moving them as is to the cloud. The Simian Army A basic technique Netflix uses to make their systems more reliable and highly available is, ‘The Simian army’. These are a set of tools used to increase the resiliency of your services. The most widely used is Chaos monkey, which allows one to introduce random failures in a system to see how it reacts. Read more: Chaos Conf 2018 Recap: Chaos engineering hits maturity as community moves towards controlled experimentation At Netflix, they randomly kill servers from their production fleets every once in a while and make sure there is no difference in customer experience, as the system was able to handle these failures gracefully. Chaos monkey can also be used to introduce network latency. Watch the video above by Dimos Raptis to dive deeper into Netflix’s actual transition including details about the specific techniques and methodologies they used. The video also features the lessons they learned from this transition. About Dimos Raptis Dimos Raptis is a professional Software Engineer at Alexa, Amazon with several years of experience, designing and developing software systems for various companies, ranging from small software shops to big tech companies. His technical expertise lies in the Java and Linux ecosystems; he has some hands-on experience with emergent open-source technologies. You can follow Dimos on Twitter @dimosr7. To learn more about where to use microservices and to understand the aspects you should take into account when building your architecture, head over to our course titled, ‘Microservices Architecture’. Read Next Building microservices from a monolith Java EE app [Tutorial] How Netflix uses AVA, an Image Discovery tool to find the perfect title image for each of its shows NGINX Hybrid Application Delivery Controller Platform improves API management, manages microservices and much more!
What if you created something that allowed people to make fun of you? Such is the life and career of Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter. Yesterday the tech guru did a TED Talk public conversation with the head of TED, Chris Anderson, and Whitney Pennington Rodgers, TED’s current affairs curator. The major part of the whole conversation involved around the recent “concerns and opportunities for Twitter’s future.” For most of the interview, Dorsey outlined steps that Twitter has taken to combat abuse and misinformation, and Anderson explained why the company’s critics sometimes find those steps insufficient and unsatisfying. He compared Twitter to the Titanic, and Dorsey to the captain, listening to passengers’ concerns about the iceberg up ahead — then going back to the bridge and showing “this extraordinary calm.” “It’s democracy at stake, it’s our culture at stake,” Anderson said, echoing points made in a talk by British journalist Carole Cadwalladr. So why isn’t Twitter addressing these issues with more urgency? “We are working as quickly as we can, but quickness will not get the job done,” Dorsey replied to Anderson. “It’s focus, it’s prioritization, it’s understanding the fundamentals of the network.” Jack further argued that while Twitter could “do a bunch of superficial things to address the things you’re talking about,” that isn’t the real solution. “We want the changes to last, and that means going really, really deep,” Dorsey said. In his view, that means rethinking how Twitter incentivizes user behavior. He suggested that the service works best as an “interest-based network,” where you log in and see content relevant to your interests, no matter who posted it — rather than a network where everyone feels like they need to follow a bunch of other accounts, and then grow their follower numbers in turn. Dorsey recalled that when the team was first building the service, it decided to make follower count “big and bold,” which naturally made people focus on it. “Was that the right decision at the time? Probably not,” he said. “If I had to start the service again, I would not emphasize the follower count as much… Since he isn’t starting from scratch, Dorsey suggested that he’s trying to find ways to redesign Twitter to shift the “bias” away from accounts and toward interests. He also pointed to efforts that Twitter has already announced to measure (and then improve) conversational health and to use machine learning to automatically detect abusive content. In terms of how the company is currently measuring its success, Dorsey said it focuses primarily on daily active users, and secondly on “conversation chains — we want to incentivize healthy contributions back to the network.” In contradiction to his response when over the weekend, Ilhan Omar an immigrant, and a Black Muslim representing the state of Minnesota in the US House of representatives —reported an increase in death threats. The threats started appearing after President Trump tweeted out a video that intercut a speech she had given with footage of the 9/11 attacks. Many of the threats were made on Twitter. Then on Monday, as Notre Dame burned, people came to the platform to mourn the loss in real time, but also to spread lies and hate as quickly as the flames engulfed the cathedral’s spire. When Omar tweeted her own heartfelt condolences, people replied with more death threats. Dorsey didn’t address any of these incidents specifically at TED. In fact, his answers lacked specificity overall. One Twitter user, Chad Loder created a Twitter moment to stand with Ilhan Omar. He asked users to report all the tweets with death threats to Ilhan. To this Twitter safety team removed all the tweets in just 30 minutes and he could not further add any tweets. When Jack was asked pointed questions, he evaded them, as he often does. Rodgers further asked him how many people are working on content moderation on Twitter—a number the company has never published. “It varies,” Dorsey replied. “We want to be flexible on this. There are no amount of people that can actually scale this, which is why we have done so much work on proactively taking down abuse.” Dorsey further announced that a year ago, Twitter wasn’t proactively monitoring abuse actively using machine learning at all. Instead, it relied entirely on human reporting—a burden Dorsey later had to recognized was unfairly put on the victims of the abuse. “We’ve made progress,” he said. “Thirty-eight percent of abusive tweets are now proactively recognized by machine-learning algorithms, but those that are recognized are still reviewed by humans. But that was from zero percent just a year ago.” As he uttered those words, Twitter sent out a press release with more information on the effort, highlighting that three times more abusive accounts are being suspended within 24 hours of getting reported compared with this time last year. The progress of 38% is not exactly a lot when Facebook’s most recent transparency report, says that over 51% of content on hate speech was flagged before users reported it. Nor did Dorsey or the official Twitter announcement provide many details about how the technology to proactively flag abuse works. While the conversations continued, they came up with an idea to invite Twitter users to tweet questions via the hashtag #AskJackAtTED, which was then projected on a big screen behind Dorsey. Looking at all the tweets coming up live it seemed to be a really bad idea. In Twitter spirit, sarcastic piercing tweets soon overflowed on the screen asking Dorsey crisp pointed questions about long pending failures to make the platform a safe place for healthy conversation. Users charged Dorsey left, right and centre with questions. Carole Cadwalladr asked why a video that showed her being beaten up & threatened with a gun to soundtrack of Russian anthem stayed up for 72 hours despite 1000s of complaints. Other came up saying how do you prioritize healthy conversations without silencing protest on your platform? Tweets continued pouring in with questions like why is women harassment on the platform ignored for decades and why do you still allow Nazi groups on Twitter. One of them asked if there was anyway to add a fact-check function to viral tweets which involves misinformation or conspiracy theories. Another popular tweet said it wants Twitter to create a user bill where they have the right to be free of harassment and the right to safety. While some users said that Twitter is of no value at all others raised questions on why does the platform allow the organizers of Charlottesville disaster amplify their message and find new recruits. Another added why is President Donald Trump allowed to violate Twitter policies by spreading hateful and inflammatory tweets against Ilhan Omar. Eventually the tweets disappeared from the screen and someone from the audience made a suspicion that it was always a plan to ditch in between. On the other hand Anderson summed it up sarcastically: “We are on this great voyage with you on a ship, and there are people on board in steerage who are expressing discomfort and you, unlike other captains are saying, ‘well, tell me, I want to hear,’ and they’re saying ‘we’re worried about the iceberg ahead,’” Anderson says. “And you say, ‘our ship hasn’t been built for steering as well as it might,’ and you’re showing this extraordinary calm!” Read Next Highlights from Jack Dorsey’s live interview by Kara Swisher on Twitter: on lack of diversity, tech responsibility, physical safety and more Russia opens civil cases against Facebook and Twitter over local data laws Twitter memes are being used to hide malware
Advertisement Facebook has upped the resolution of 360-degree Facebook Live streams Tuesday, allowing users with compatible cameras to stream with up to 4K. Owners of Samsung’s Gear VR headset are also now able to watch these streams in 4K, which should make for a much better live video viewing experience.Facebook’s launch of 4K streaming for 360 degree video follows a similar announcement by YouTube late last year. However, it’s clear that Facebook is trying to catch up quickly: The company released a guide for publishers Tuesday to help them to get started with Live 360 streaming.Facebook also launched its own camera certification program, giving consumer electronics companies the option to market their cameras as “Live 360 Ready.” Some of the first cameras certified as Live 360 ready include the Giroptic IO and Insta 360 Air, as well as the ION 360U and Nokia’s Ozo camera. The company also certified a few software production solutions, including Wowza and Voysys, to work with Live 360 video. – Advertisement – Live 360-degree video streaming was initially the domain of smaller specialized streaming providers, but the medium has quickly been taken over by the big tech companies as they look to advance their live streaming efforts on all fronts. In addition to Facebook and YouTube, Twitter is also offering 360-degree live video streaming via Periscope.