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Monday Overnight Open Thread (10/17/22) | Main | The Morning Report — 10/18/22
October 18, 2022

Daily Tech News 18 October 2022

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  • A fire at a major datacenter in Korea wreaked havoc on the country's online infrastructure on Saturday. (Korea Times)

    The fire at the fifteen acre datacenter just south of Seoul caught burned for eight hours before being fully extinguished, which is a long time for this sort of thing. The fire at OVH in Strasbourg didn't last much longer than that, and the building burned to the ground.

    The disastrous effects were felt throughout the community:
    "I needed to receive a photo from my business partner through KakaoTalk. But I had to go through an inconvenient process to get the photo through email because of the KakaoTalk disruption," said a KakaoTalk user, asking for anonymity. "I should've used Telegram."
    Well, okay, that's a minor thing, but:
    "I send some money to my parents every month automatically through Kakao Pay, but I can't verify it," said a user of the platform.
    Well, I can see how that would be temporarily vexing. One more try?
    "After dinner last night, I tapped on the Kakao T app to call a cab, but it didn't work," said another user. "So I took the subway home."
    It's almost as if these platforms aren't really that critical and people can cope fine without them.


  • Apparently I ordered the new hifi system that was delivered by Amazon tomorrow, yesterday, twice. Except that I only paid for one and they only delivered one.

    I think there's a time rift somewhere between Sydney and New House City.


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