The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Etiquette mavens say the book on manners must be rewritten, literally, to take into
account new technologies and social media (AFP Photo/Ed Jones)

A 2012 survey by Intel found that in several countries, a majority said they were put
off by "oversharing" of pictures and personal information on the
internet and smartphones (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
Logo No Hate Speech Movement

Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech

Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bloomberg apologizes for crashed terminals after IT meltdown halts London trading

Financial software and data provider Bloomberg has apologized for an IT meltdown which affected its 320,000 users' terminals around the world. A weekly bond sale in London had to be delayed.

Deutsche Welle, 18 April 2015

The whole of the London trading day had passed before Bloomberg could announce the situation had been resolved.

Problems began on Friday morning in London as Asian markets closed and Europe's opened at 8.20 am London time. Trading screens were blank for most of the following two hours. By the time US markets opened, most Bloomberg terminals were back up and running.

Bloomberg's screens are used by traders of government bonds as well as shares and other financial instruments.

The company issued a statement explaining the problem: “We experienced a combination of hardware and software failures in the network, which caused an excessive volume of network traffic."

"This led to customer disconnections as a result of the machines being overwhelmed," Bloomberg explained.

"We discovered the root cause quickly, isolated the faulty hardware, and restarted the software. We are reviewing our multiple redundant systems, which failed to prevent this disruption," the company added.

The US firm said there had not been a cyber attack.

Around 4pm local time in London, Bloomberg tweeted: “Service has been fully restored. We apologise to our customers for the disruption.”

According to Fortune, 320,000 people worldwide use Bloomberg terminals, which cost about $20,000 (18,500 euros) a year. A significant number were affected by the IT problem on Friday.

The UK Debt Management Office postponed its weekly tender of Treasury bills on Friday morning, but was able to carry out the debt sale in the afternoon.

Telephone and Twitter

During the day, as traders were unable to use their terminals, they placed their orders by telephone instead. The volume of trading in German Bund futures during the two hour period when screens were blank was down by about a third compared with the same period in the previous Friday trading sessions. Traders also took to Twitter under the hashtag #bloombergdown:

The outage was a signal of how dependent traders have become on Bloomberg terminals, and the 'chat' facility for reaching their clients. It was also an indicator of Bloomberg's dominant place in the trading terminal market.

The Bloomberg data terminals are the center of the business empire that Michael R. Bloomberg founded in 1981. He returned to lead the company last year after serving three terms as mayor of New York City.

Bloomberg has become the world's biggest financial information provider, overtaking rival Reuters. The company is privately held and is not obliged to divulge financial information. In September it said revenue grew to more than $9 billion in 2014.

jm/bw (Reuters, AP)

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