Death toll in Banani fire climbs to 25

first_imgFirefighters recover a body from the blaze-hit Banani FR Tower, Dhaka, on 28 March. Photo: Abdus SalamAt least 25 people were killed so far and 73 people sustained injuries in Banani FR Tower fire in the capital city that broke out on Thursday afternoon.Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Gulshan Zone) deputy commissioner Mushtaq Hossain confirmed the death toll in a media briefing in front of the blaze-hit building on Friday morning.A helicopter carries water to drop on a burning office building as Bangladeshi firefighters on ladders work to extinguish the blaze in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: AFPMushtaq also said 24 bodies have already been handed over to the family members.A number of people jumped off the FR Tower to their deaths in a desperate bid to save their lives from the blaze as the devastating fire broke out at the 22-storey building at Kamal Ataturk Avenue in the capital’s Banani around 1:00pm on Thursday.last_img read more

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Robots Are Basically Teenagers They Ace Video Games and Barely Pass Math

first_imgJune 15, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. The question of when and how robots will eventually take all of our jobs is perennially up for grabs. It would appear that we’re safe for now — our potential overlords seem more like average high school students at the moment than terminators.Earlier this month, a robot called AI-MATHS created by Chengdu Zhunxingyunxue Technology took the math portion of China’s national college entrance test.It completed the version given to students in Beijing in 22 minutes and got a score of 105 points out of 150 points. This was an improvement on the robot’s showing from February when it got a 93. The minimum passing grade is a 90.Related: I Had a Conversation With a Robot, and It Taught Me Something About HumanityChengdu Zhunxingyunxue Technology’s CEO Lin Hui told Xinhuanet that it hopes AI-MATHS will have better luck next year. “It would take two hours for a human to finish the test. I hope next year the machine can improve its performance on logical reasoning and computer algorithms and score over 130.”The robot is being designed to get accepted into Chinese institutions of higher learning such as Peking University and Tsinghua University. The test is no joke — average high school students in China generally study for the test by answering 30,000 questions — the robot so far has 12,000 questions under its belt.Related: Bill Gates Believes Robots That Steal Jobs Should Pay TaxesBut while AI-MATHS is cramming (fine, machine learning) for the big exam, an AI system developed by Malubba, which was recently acquired by Microsoft, just crushed the competition in beloved 1980s game Ms. Pac-Man.It got a perfect score of 999,990 points. Apparently the unpredictability of the game makes it an ideal training ground for artificial intelligence because it allows the machines to learn by trial and error to get to the best result.And isn’t that what growing up is all about? 2 min readcenter_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

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HAProxy introduces stick tables for server persistence threat detection and collecting metrics

first_imgYesterday, HAProxy announced that they are introducing stick tables, an in-memory storage. It allows you to track client activities across requests, enables server persistence, and collects real-time metrics. It is supported in both the HAProxy Community and Enterprise Edition. You can think of stick tables as a type of key-value store. The key here represents what you track across requests, such as a client IP, and the values are the counters that, for the most part, HAProxy takes care of calculating for you. What are the common use cases of stick tables? StackExchange realized that along with its core functionality, server persistence, stick tables can also be used for many other scenarios. They sponsored its developments and now stick tables have become an incredibly powerful subsystem within HAProxy. Stick tables can be used in many scenarios; however, its main uses include: Server persistence Stick tables were originally introduced to solve the problem of server persistence. HTTP requests are stateless by design because each request is executed independently, without any knowledge of the requests that were executed before it. These tables can be used to store a piece of information, such as an IP address, cookie, or range of bytes in the request body, and associate it with a server. Next time when HAProxy sees new connections using the same piece of information, it will forward the request on to the same server. This way it can help in tracking user activities between one request and add a mechanism for storing events and categorizing them by client IP or other keys. Bot detection We can use stick tables to defend against certain types of bot threats. It finds its application in preventing request floods, login brute force attacks, vulnerability scanners, web scrapers, slow loris attacks, and many more. Collecting metrics With stick tables, you can collect metrics to understand what is going on in HAProxy, without enabling logging and having to parse the logs. In this scenario Runtime API is used, which can read and analyze stick table data from the command line, a custom script or executable program. You can visualize this data using any dashboard of your choice. You can also use the fully-loaded dashboard, which comes with HAProxy Enterprise Edition for visualizing stick table data. These were a few of the use cases where stick tables can be used. To get a clear understanding of stick tables and how they are used, read the official announcement by HAProxy. Read Next Use App Metrics to analyze HTTP traffic, errors & network performance of a .NET Core app [Tutorial] How to create a standard Java HTTP Client in ElasticSearch Why is everyone going crazy over WebAssembly?last_img read more

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