Riot says ban on the name of a Chinese ethnic minority in League of Legends was unintentional

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Riot says ban on the name of a Chinese ethnic minority in League of Legends was unintentional

League of Legends studio Riot Games said that a ban on the word "Uyghur" in the game was triggered by its automated chat systems, and that the glitch that caused it to happen has now been fixed. Riot communications lead Ryan Rigney also said that the company will spend the next few weeks going over the disallowed words and phrases in its automated system to help ensure that it doesn't happen again.

BlizzCon 2019 schedule hints at big announcements coming

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BlizzCon 2019 schedule hints at big announcements coming

With BlizzCon 2019 less than two weeks away, Blizzard has revealed the full schedule of events that will take place over the big weekend event. Opening ceremonies will begin at 11 am PT/2 pm ET on November 1, and then an hour after that esports competitions including the Overwatch World Cup Group Stage, the Heathstone Global Finals, and the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series Quarterfinals will all get underway.

The US Air Force has finally stopped using floppy disks in its nuclear weapons system

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The US Air Force has finally stopped using floppy disks in its nuclear weapons system

Since the 1970s, the United States Air Force has been using the same computer system designed to launch nuclear missiles by order of the President. Of course, such a thing is meant for a crisis situation (feeling those Cold War vibes?), but its SACCS (Strategic Automated Command and Control System) has been reliant on 8-inch floppy disks as a primary storage solution to send emergency messages from nuclear command centers to forces out in the field.