2017年6月5日 星期一

swat, outage/ swathe, restore, disruption, Disruptor-in-Chief

On the World Stage, Trump Remains Disruptor-in-Chief A2

Donald Trump disrupted the Republican party, the presidential-election process and, ultimately, Washington. Less expected are emerging signs that his disruptive force may be greater on international affairs than domestic policy, Gerald F. Seib writes.

“Jacob the Rich” was a late-medieval banker from Germany. Were he alive today, he would have cut a swathe through Wall Street and the City. His story is still little known

  China is in the midst of a massive crackdown on corruption overseen by Xi, but the government has repeatedly had to swat away criticism that the campaign is more about an internal power play than actually tackling graft.

There's a real buzz about the small teams designing drones, but will they be swatted away by giants like Google and Amazon?

As Amazon and Google race to control the commercial drone market, will...

Some of the most important metadata, cellphone location information, varies depending on the area covered by a cell tower. In rural areas, one tower may serve wide swaths of territory, but in urban areas, towers are more targeted.

 Charge over Boat Race disruption

Research In Motion said it has fully restored service to its global BlackBerry network, as it ramped up communication with carriers and customers -- apologizing for the largest outage in its history.

Reporting from Paris - Google's ambitious plan to haul large swathes of the world's library onto the Internet suffered a blow Friday when a French court ordered the world's most powerful search engine to stop digitizing copyrighted French books.

Cellphone Users Told To Expect Delays

Pre-inauguration concertgoers who flocked to the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday sent about 10 times the volume of wireless calls, text messages, pictures and videos as on the busiest hour of a typical day, causing scattered outages that customers who gather for President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in...
(By Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post)

Finding the space is the trick. The old city center is basically unusable: Mr. Qu estimates it will take two years just to clear out the rubble. The temporary housing also will occupy big swaths of land, further reducing the area available for permanent housing. So he thinks Dujiangyan will have to be rebuilt around a new city center, probably one of the small villages on the outskirts of the current town.

Mideast Web Outage Spreads to India
Fallout spread from a cut in two undersea Internet cables off Egypt's coast, with widespread disruptions in India and outages still hampering a wide swathe of the Mideast.

swatLine breaks: swat

Definition of swat in English:

VERB (swatsswattingswatted)

1Hit or crush (something, especially an insect) with a sharp blow from a flat object:I swatted a mosquito that had landed on my wrist[NO OBJECT]: she was swatting at a fly
1.1Hit (someone) with a sharp blow:she swatted him over the head with a rolled-upmagazine


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sharp blow:the dog gave the hedgehog a sideways swat


early 17th century (in the sense 'sit down'): northern English dialect and US variant of squat.

swathe (AREA) 
1 [C] (ALSO swath) a long strip or large area especially of land:
Huge swathes of rain forest are being cleared for farming and mining.

2 [S] LITERARY a varied section or range:
These people represent a broad/wide swathe of public opinion.

outage (信號或系統)被切斷或當機,失效

通訊工程 LPO (Local Processor outage) 本地處理故障 

forced outage 強迫停機

Chunghwa Telecom to Issue Statement on Cable Outages Today(2006/12/27) Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Chunghwa Telecom Co., Taiwan's largest telephoneoperator, will issue a statement at 11 a.m. Taipei time regarding underseacable outages, spokeswoman Tsai Cho-fen said by telephone. ---


The quake disrupted services in Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan, but a ripple effect was felt in other parts of the world. Many phone subscribers could not get through to Europe, regional telecommunications operators reported, as they raced to reroute their traffic to alternative lanes.

去年2006年中共的衛星直播電視 一上太空 很快就失靈 消息封瑣
這報導也說明一般的可靠工程技術都用上了 理論上微乎其微的機會 實際都發生了
表示這領域有大的 "知"與"行"之間的落差

XM Suffers Service Outage
Due to Problems With Satellite