🤦‍♂️ Facebook and Instagram hit by outage

Twitter was chaos

Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp suffered outages yesterday, which lasted most of the day. Jeff Bezos's space travel company, Blue Origin, announced that Star Trek actor William Shatner is going to fly to space.

Facebook and Instagram went down yesterday

Yesterday Facebook went down, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus VR, and everyone is confused about how it happened.

Why did they down?

If you were not able to access Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, or Messenger, it wasn't just you. From around 4:38 PM BST, Downdetector started to record a spike in outage reports across all Facebook-owned platforms. The reason for the outages is due to the DNS records that tell systems how to find Facebook and Instagram were wiped from the internet across all root servers.

Took a while

After six hours since the servers went down, Facebook, Instagram, and the rest of its companies came back online. For taking so long to resolve the outage, Facebook apologized on Twitter, saying, "To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we're sorry. We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us."

Twitter had fun

With basically every other social media platform being offline, everyone headed over to Twitter to share their frustration, and of course, post some memes. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made fun of Facebook's DNS issues the most, joking that he is looking to buy Facebook's domain and reminded everyone about WhatsApp's privacy policy.

Blue Origin is sending William Shatner to space

For a long time, William Shatner as Captain James T Kirk explored space in the science fiction Star Trek universe, now 55 years later he's actually going to space.

Captain Kirk is flying to space

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has revealed William Shatner, best known for playing Captain Kirk on the original Star Trek TV series, and films will launch into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft. He'll be joined by Glen de Vries, a clinical research entrepreneur, Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer, and Audrey Powers, a Blue Origin vice president.

When is the flight?

Shatner will be on the next New Shepard flight launching from Blue Origin's launch facility in Texas, scheduled for October 12th. "I've heard about space for a long time now," Shatner said in a statement released by Blue Origin. "I'm taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle."

Oldest person to visit space

Shatner, who is 90, will become the oldest person to fly to space, surpassing 82-year-old pioneering woman aviator Wally Funk, who joined Bezos and the rest of the New Shepard crew back in July.

The Waves

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DC gives away free NFTs to registered DC FanDome members

DC has recently announced that they are partnering up with Palm NFT Studio to give away NFTs of its superhero comic book covers to people who have registered to DC's virtual fan event, FanDome that will be streaming on October 16th at 10 AM PST.

What is Palm NFT Studio?

DC partnered up with Palm NFT Studio who is a collective of technology, entertainment, crypto art, and art industry leaders that provide and utilize an environmentally and sustainable blockchain for NFTs. According to a recent blog post, DC has decided to work with Palm because they share DC's environmentally conscious approach in developing NFTs by providing an "environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient technology." Besides Palm's environmentally sustainable technology, the studio is designed to be very flexible for artists and is cable of building an infrastructure that matches DC's ambitions as well as assisting them with the creative development of NFTs.

How can individuals receive the NFTs?

The first collections of NFTs will be releasing on October 5th and individuals will be able to get a free superhero comic book cover NFTs that are handpicked by DC's chief creative officer and publisher, Jim Lee. The NFTs will come in three levels of rarity which include common, rare, and legendary, and some DC characters that will get an NFT include Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and even Harley Quinn. To get an NFT, you will have to register for DC FanDome, each registered member will receive a randomly selected NFT.

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