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At this year’s TED, Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation gave a short talk on how plastic waste is choking the seas, killing birds and poisoning fish. Anyone who has been inspired by Sylvia Earle’s talk and wish will not want to miss this devastating presentation.
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From Rob Bryanton at tenthdimension.com:
For the benefit of all beings in the ten directions and the three times.
From Richard Pyle at TED2004:
In this illuminating talk, Richard Pyle shows us thriving life on the cliffs of coral reefs and groundbreaking diving technologies he has pioneered to explore it. He and his team risk everything to reveal the secrets of undiscovered species.
It seems Google’s Gmail service has been offline, slow and/or reporting 502 errors for several hours in many different countries around the world.
From the BBC article:
Professional users of Google mail are covered by a service level agreement that promises to be 99.9% operational in any calendar month.
I guess that just shows how much SLAs are really worth. But Gmail does still maintain that it is a ‘Beta’ product. This just proves it.
Here’s another article from VentureBeat.
And one from Father Roderick with some useful tips on how to cope.
Personally, I experienced two 502 errors and then it came good… slowly and still sans-chat.