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Adobe Flash Player is finally laid to rest

Adobe Flash Player is finally laid to rest

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Internet users say farewell to Adobe Flash Player as it is officially discontinued

Internet users say farewell to Adobe Flash Player as it is officially discontinued

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An internet plug-in that was responsible for some of the internet's best-loved viral animations has officially been discontinued.On 1 January software company Adobe stopped supporting and updating its Flash Player. The company has asked users to uninstall the software before it blocks all Flash content from 12 January.First released in 1996, Flash was instrumental in allowing content creators to make and share animations and games that could be downloaded quickly via a dial-up internet connection.It also helped early versions of websites like YouTube stream high-quality videos. ...
Flash floods triggered by rain kill 15 people in NW Pakistan

Flash floods triggered by rain kill 15 people in NW Pakistan

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Pakistani officials say flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 15 people and damaged scores of homes in the scenic northwestern Swat ValleyBy RIAZ KHAN Associated PressSeptember 2, 2020, 10:14 AM• 2 min readPESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed 15 people and damaged scores of houses in Pakistan's scenic northwestern Swat Valley, a spokesman said Wednesday, as rescuers assisted residents in the port city of Karachi where last week's rains wreaked havoc that killed dozens.The latest floods-related fatalities were reported from the Swat region, a popular tourist destination where landslides overnight blocked a key mountain road, stranding scores of tourists who were being evacuated, said Taimur Khan, spokesman for a disaster management agency i...
Hurricane Laura causes flash flooding as it makes landfall in Louisiana

Hurricane Laura causes flash flooding as it makes landfall in Louisiana

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Hurricane Laura has struck the coast of Louisiana, with extreme winds causing flash flooding in the US state, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) says.The category four hurricane is expected to cause an "unsurvivable" storm surge as it moves inland with wind speeds of up to 150mph (240km/h).If it maintains those speeds it would be one of the strongest storms to ever hit the US Gulf Coast.Half a million residents have been told to leave parts of Texas and Louisiana.Hurricane Laura made landfall shortly after midnight local time (05:00 GMT) near the district of Cameron, in Louisiana.The NHC warned any residents remaining in or near the path of the "catastrophic" storm to "take action now to protect your life... in a reinforced inte...
News flash from Florida legislators: Telegraph era is over

News flash from Florida legislators: Telegraph era is over

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Florida lawmakers are transmitting a news bulletin: The telegraph era is overBy BOBBY CAINA CALVANJanuary 15, 2020, 8:33 PM3 min readTALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida lawmakers are transmitting a news bulletin: The telegraph era is over. Before there was instant messaging, emails and even corded telephones, there was the reliable telegraph to instantaneously transmit messages far and wide. Now, people turn to the internet, text messaging, Twitter, gifs and emojis to write their long-distance notes. While thumbing through a volume of Florida laws, state Rep. Tommy Gregory and a colleague came upon old statutes regulating the telegraph industry. “I wondered if they were now obsolete,” said Gregory, a former lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. “We probably haven't sent a telegraph in the state ...