Tag: Caused

Florida DOH: COVID-19 data reporting delay caused by technical issue, not private lab

Two days after the state cited a data dump from a private lab as the cause for the delay in reporting new COVID-19 numbers, the Florida Department of Health said the delay was actually caused by a technical issue.

On Saturday, the state said its daily coronavirus report would be delayed until Sunday because of an overnight submission of about 400,000 previously-reported test results from Helix Laboratory, a private lab.

On Monday, the state said the lab’s submission was actually much lower than 400,000, and “an unforeseen technical issue resulted in the data’s repeated replication.”

“This was not the fault of Helix or the Department of Health,” the agency said in a statement. “We are working with technical experts to ensure this does not happen with subsequent data submissions.”

The health department said none of the replicated test results have been included in subsequent daily COVID-19 reports. The state said

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First People In Bahamas Caused Bird Extinctions, Displacement


  • Several bird species in the Bahamian islands were lost or displaced after humans arrived
  • Researchers say the human impact is the “most likely culprit” for the losses
  • The others that survived are said to be more resilient but they still need to be protected

Did the early humans really have a more harmonious relationship with the environment? A new study found that human arrival in the Bahamian islands actually led to the loss and displacement of several bird species.

Humanity today is facing an extinction crisis, which many believe is caused by human actions quite unlike the previous mass extinctions that were caused by natural events. These actions include overfishing, deforestation, pollution and the burning of fossil fuels.

Does this necessarily mean those earlier humans without the tools for massive deforestation and harnessing fossil fuels were more harmonized with the environment? According to a new study, maybe

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Distracted pilot, technical issues caused F-35 crash in May, Air Force finds

A distracted and tired pilot combined with a technical issue led to the May 19 crash of an F-35 fighter jet at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, according to a new service report.

The Air Force’s Accident Investigation Board (AIB) found that the F-35 pilot  who successfully ejected before the crash and did not sustain life-threatening injuries landed the aircraft too fast and at too shallow of an angle.

The $176 million F-35, meanwhile, rolled, caught fire and was completely destroyed, according to the report released last week.

The crash came after an F-22 fighter jet crashed only days earlier at Eglin’s test and training range, prompting leadership to temporarily halt flights over safety concerns.

The report lays out a scene-by-scene picture of the crash, which began shortly before 9:30 p.m. as the pilot was landing for the evening after an air combat training mission.

The report

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Microsoft says ‘configuration update’ caused global Outlook outage

  • Microsoft is trying to fix a worldwide outage after a software “configuration update” left users unable to use their email accounts as normal.
  • Several hours after users started to notice the outage, Microsoft said it had figured out the cause of the outage.
  • The outage comes as increasing numbers of people are working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

a person standing in front of a building: Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past a Microsoft Technology Center in New York, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

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Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past a Microsoft Technology Center in New York, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Microsoft is trying to fix a worldwide outage after a software “configuration update” left many users unable to access their Outlook email.

“We’ve received reports of users experiencing issues accessing their Exchange Online accounts via Outlook on the Web”, an official Microsoft account 

 early on Thursday morning.

Several hours after users started to notice the outage, Microsoft said it had figured out the cause of the outage.



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What Caused The Massive Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Outage Yesterday? Here’s What We Know

Cloud-based Microsoft applications, including Microsoft Teams, went down across a swathe of the U.S. yesterday.

Users of Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, Exchange, Sharepoint, OneDrive and Azure also reported they were unable to login. Instead, they were presented with a “transient error” message informing them there was a problem signing them in.

These issues appear to have started at around 5 p.m. ET, with services not returning to normal for many until 10 p.m. ET.

Indicative of the times we live in, whenever such an outage impacts so many people, the question of whether it’s an ongoing cyber-attack is front and center.

However, there is no evidence this was the case last night. So what did happen to take down access to Microsoft Teams, with work from home users taking to Twitter to complain of

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Glitches, cyber attacks caused near-total technology breakdown in Lynnfield schools

The first week of school in Lynnfield had more than its fair share of ups and downs.

The good news is that the town learned Wednesday that the most recent Department of Public Health color-coded risk assessment data on the rate of average daily cases showed a significant shift from red (more than eight average daily cases per 100,000) to yellow (four to eight cases per 100,000). In response to the data, the School Committee voted Thursday to pivot from a fully remote learning model to a hybrid-learning model effective this Tuesday.

The bad news was that, after a relatively uneventful first day of school on Sept. 16, a major technological glitch caused a near-total breakdown in internet connectivity.

“It happened the day after school started when we started to get attacked and those attacks began inundating our systems in terms of

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Lebanon: Hezbollah arms depot blast caused by ‘technical error’ | News

An arms depot of the powerful Shia Muslim group Hezbollah exploded in southern Lebanon, sending a new shockwave across the country still reeling from a blast in the capital that killed almost 200 people in August.

The Lebanese army said the blast occurred in a building in the southern village of Ein Qana, about 50km (30 miles) south of the capital Beirut, on Tuesday and that it was investigating.

Hezbollah’s media office told Al Jazeera the explosion was caused by a “technical error” at their arms depot.

“This explosion was at a house that stored weapons – result of technical error. No one was killed or injured. The building belonged to a Hezbollah affiliated de-mining association,” said Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr, reporting from Beirut.

southern village of Ein Qana Lebanon

It was not immediately clear what the “error” was that caused the powerful blast.

Hezbollah members imposed a security cordon around the blast area, barring journalists

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Should We Be Looking Harder For Asteroids? Mystery Space Rock Could Have Caused ‘Global Devastation’

Not a month goes by without an asteroid of note being detected, but this week something rather alarming happened. An asteroid measuring a kilometer wide was spotted last week by amateur astronomer in Brazil.

This was not a near-miss. It wasn’t on course to hit Earth and nor will it in this century, but the fact that this relatively large near-Earth object (NEO) went undetected until now is a bit of a concern. 

After all, a kilometer-wide asteroid like 2020 QU6 could create global devastation if it were to hit the Earth. 

Thankfully that’s not going to happen.

How far away was 2020 QU6?

2020 QU6 missed our planet by 25 million miles/40 million kilometer on September 10, 2020. That’s about 100 times the distance between Earth and the Moon. 

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