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PM Update: Breezes wane into a cool overnight, and clouds increase Thursday

Through tonight: Breezy conditions will persist through sunset, but winds are slowly diminishing. They will calm more substantially later on. The cool and clear conditions of this evening will stick around much of the night. We should see winds die off with the sunset, which will help temperatures falling to the 50s feel generally comfortable. Lows will range from near 50 to the upper 50s.

Tomorrow (Thursday): It will be another good-looking day. Sunshine will be plentiful through midday before clouds build during the afternoon. Any rain chances should hold off until after dark. Highs will be in the low and mid-70s. Winds will be from the southwest, around 5 to 10 mph.

Pollen update: Mold spores are high. Tree, grass and weed pollen is low.

Rain: Precipitation totals were mostly on the light side of the forecast around here last night. As suggested by some of the high-resolution models

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Salesforce launches clouds for media, communications, public sector, utilities


The Industry Cloud: Why It’s Next

The industry cloud has taken off and big businesses have been built by the likes of Veeva, Rootstock and others. Here’s why the focus has allowed the industry to thrive even as giants like Salesforce, Oracle and SAP eye their turf.

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Salesforce is launching four industry clouds for communications, media, utilities and public sector courtesy of its Vlocity acquisition.

The industry clouds from Salesforce build on previous efforts in verticals such as financial services and healthcare. Software-as-a-service providers have been targeting verticals. For instance, ServiceNow has stepped up industry specific services for telecommunication providers and financial services.

Salesforce combined Vlocity’s technology with its Salesforce Customer 360 platform. The new clouds will have purpose-built apps as well as industry-specific data models.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Communications Cloud includes pre-built industry processes and product models for service providers. The Communications Cloud is also designed to
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In Venus’ clouds there’s phosphine. Phosphine stinks. But its discovery lifts my heart.

Hazy and noxious clouds obscure the hot land below. Here in Utah, as I write, distant wildfires have turned the sky a monochromatic opal. In a time of unrest, plague and rising fear of science, joy is hard to find. Consolation, if it comes, is the sweet call of a bird, a favorite, a northern flicker above maple-red woods.



A computer-processed image of Venus first captured by NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft in 1974. The contrast-enhanced version, right, makes features in the planet's thick cloud cover visible in greater detail. (NASA / JPL-Caltech)


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A computer-processed image of Venus first captured by NASA’s Mariner 10 spacecraft in 1974. The contrast-enhanced version, right, makes features in the planet’s thick cloud cover visible in greater detail. (NASA / JPL-Caltech)

And when it’s clear, Venus, in the morning sky like a gem.

I’ve been thinking about the hazy, noxious clouds on Venus for the past few days because in its hellish sky there’s something called phosphine. Phosphine stinks. But its discovery lifted my heart.

Life is resilient. Recently, scientists revived 100-million-year-old microbes from deep

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Lack of Qualified Linux Talent Impedes Enterprise Move to the Clouds | Developers

Even in these changing times of shuttered shops and pandemic-driven corporate layoffs, a flood of tech jobs goes unfilled due to a lack of Linux skills among IT workers.

That combination is contributing to a slowdown or delay in enterprise plans to migrate their local computing base to public cloud operations, as an already existing Linux tech pool gap has widened since the pandemic.

A Cloud Guru (ACG) hopes to fill that growing gap in trained Linux techs. ACG launched its new flagship cloud training platform this summer to address the shortage of tech workers needing Linux-based cloud training. It offers a comprehensive, hands-on, effective solution through a cloud-based learning platform.

This new platform stems, in part, from assets acquired as part of ACG’s December 2019 acquisition of Linux Academy (LA). The new ACG platform combines the strengths and benefits of both ACG and LA products to offer an innovative

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Tesla Slumps as Battery Day Letdown Clouds $320 Billion Gain

(Bloomberg) — Tesla Inc.’s highly anticipated “Battery Day” fell short of expectations that helped fuel its $320 billion surge in market value this year, with Elon Musk outlining grandiose goals that will take time to pull off.

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The chief executive officer laid out a plan Tuesday to build a $25,000 car and cut battery costs in half over the next three years. Analysts said while the technology and manufacturing innovations outlined were impressive, Tesla’s valuation already reflected its ability to disrupt and investors may be let down by the lack of surprises at the much-hyped battery-showcase event.

This seemed to be the case on Wednesday, as the company’s shares fell as much as 11% to $375.88, closing at $380.36 in New York. They’re up about 360% for the year so far.

“With the Battery Day in the rearview, we think there is a lack of upcoming catalysts and

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Gas spotted in Venus’s clouds could be a sign of biological life

Airborne life on Venus would be unusual, but perhaps not as strange one might think. Just last month, inspired by the upcoming phosphine findings, MIT astronomer Sara Seager and some of the other coauthors of this new study published a paper about a possible life cycle on Venus that could sustain organisms in the Venusian clouds, emphasizing the fact that the clouds present more temperate and habitable conditions for life. She suggests that life on Venus could exist in droplets at high altitudes that evaporate and leave dried-up spores hanging in the atmosphere. Unlike Earth, Venus’s clouds are permanent—providing a more stable environment where these spores would dry out and fall to lower altitudes, rise back up in growing droplets in the cloud layer, and rehydrate to continue their life cycle. The goal, says Seager, was to help “plug a hole” in thinking about this environment. 

The phosphine in Venus’s

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