Netflix explains how “Zuul” keeps streams uninterrupted while self-healing the servers

On Monday, Netflix engineers posted an engaging explainer of how it uses “prioritized load shedding” to ensure users’ viewing experience is as uninterrupted as possible. As late as last year, the streaming service has suffered outages caused by load congestion. It now has a “priority throttling filter” that can shed unnecessary server requests in real-time […]

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What the Heck, Episode 32: Robert Whittaker, Kevin Holland, Lauren Murphy and Adrian Yanez

On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck chats with former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (6:03) to discuss his recent win over Jared Cannonier at UFC 254, his change of mindset, Israel Adesanya moving up to 205 to challenge Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title, Dana White’s claims that […]

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Fortnite will get 4K, 60 FPS support on next-gen consoles, further visual enhancements

The first thing you should expect is a consistent gameplay experience: your progress on current-gen platforms will carry over to next-gen consoles seamlessly. That means your in-game currency, skins, rankings, and other stats should all be preserved on console launch day. You’ll be able to download Fortnite on your Xbox Series X/S or PlayStation 5 […]

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More than 600 dogs and cats are airlifted out of Hawaii for new homes on the US mainland

More than 600 adoptable cats and dogs were airlifted from Hawaii to the US mainland in the largest animal rescue flight in history, according to Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency. Dubbed “Paws Across the Pacific,” a chartered Hercules C-130 plane flew across the Hawaiian Islands on October 28, picking up dogs and cats from overcrowded shelters […]

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