Two of the most laughed at MLB teams are vying for the World Series title this year. It's been 71 years since the last time the Chicago Cubs were in the World Series, but that changes with Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs's dry spell ended after beating the LA Dodgers in six-game series 4-2. This Series is pretty major for the Indians, too. They haven't won a World Series since 1948. The Cubs haven't won Series since 1908. That's the same year that Ford's Model T, Converse, and President Lyndon B. Johnson entered into the world. Hence why tickets to the Series are expensive, like Superbowl expensive. Prices for the first two games are over $1,100 and tickets for Chicago games are going for over $3,000.
It's not your connection. Most of the internet was down Friday morning. Hackers unleashed a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on a major DNS host. Domain Name Servers (DNS) connect internet users to website servers. When you type in twitter.com, you're actually dialing up a specific server to access through your browser. If the DNS provider for a certain website is down, you'll probably have difficulty connecting. Many major websites were down or extremely slow Friday morning, including Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, CNN and others. Here's a full list of the websites affected by the attack.
If you thought Inside Out was emotional, Borrowed Time explores death, serious mistakes, and guilt — all set in the Wild West and in under seven minutes. Finally off the film festival circuit, the animated short is publically available for a limited time on Vimeo. Created by two Pixar animators, the emotional animation took writer-directors Lou Hamou- Lhadj and Andrew Coat five years to create. Borrowed Time from Borrowed Time on Vimeo.
President Barack Obama highlighted a record high school graduation rate this week. In the 2014-15 school year, about 84 percent of high school seniors graduated. This is a 1 percent improvement over the previous year and has increased 4 percentage rates since the 2010-11 school year. With more students graduating from high school, there are more Americans seeking high education as well.
Samsung has permanently discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 and all customers must return their devices for a refund or an exchange. These phones will never be repaired, refurbished or resold again. Samsung is working to dispose of the phones safely. But recycling smartphones isn't a perfect system. Out of the 50 elements inside smartphones like the Galaxy Note 7, only about a dozen can be recovered through recycling. The rest are just lost. About 165 pounds of minerals are mined to make one device that weighs less than a pound.
In an opinion piece published by CNN, President Obama wrote he wants to see manned missions to Mars by the 2030s. But getting there won't just be an endeavour by NASA. The President wants NASA to work with private companies to achieve this lofty goal. Last month, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk laid out his plan to establish a self-sustaining colony on Mars.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan informed Republican's in a conference call that he will no longer campaign for Donald Trump. He plans to focus on maintaining the party's majority in Congress through the election. Trump tweeted Ryan should "spend more time balancing the budget, jobs, and illegal immigration." Paul Ryan should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2016
Should we celebrate Columbus Day?
1. Columbus Day has been celebrated as a federal holiday in the United States since 1937. The day commemorates the discovery of North America by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. New York City has an annual parade and many schools and businesses close for the holiday.
2. Many communities are instead celebrating Indigenous People’s Day. Supporters say this holiday promotes a more accurate telling of United States history and commemorates the resilience and struggle of the land's original inhabitants against European settlers. Celebrating Columbus Day overlooks the indigenous American people, supporters say.
3. So, should we still celebrate Columbus Day?
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