AWS goes encyclopedic with its provision for Zombie outbreak
We take pleasure in knowing that someone has got our back during the event of a zombie apocalypse. Amazon has got it covered if you are a customer of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
AWS goes encyclopedic with its provision for Zombie outbreak | Confluo Inc.
The Seattle based E-commerce mammoth recently released “Lumberyard”, a free-to-use platform for video game development that’s associated to the AWS cloud platform. AWS recently updated its terms of service which goes something like this:
“57.10 Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must comply with the AWS Acceptable Use Policy. The Lumberyard Materials are not intended for use with life-critical or safety-critical systems, such as use in operation of medical equipment, automated transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, aircraft or air traffic control, nuclear facilities, manned spacecraft, or military use in connection with live combat. However, this restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization.”
Yep, it is what it is. AWS’ latest terms of service grants you the extra rights if the dead reanimates. Not only Amazon, The United States Strategic Command has a battle plan against the zombies. In fact, Strategic Command identifies numerous zombie types, starting with the garden-variety Pathogenic Zombies, Radiation Zombies, and Evil Magic Zombies, to more inglorious ones such as Vegetarian Zombies and Chicken Zombies. To top things off US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has a Zombie Preparedness section in their website to help people withstand an outbreak. It also contains a zombie blog, helpful Preparedness 101 Zombie Posters for classrooms, and a free-to-download graphic novella titled Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic.
It’s a delight to know that some of the big establishments are very thoughtful as they recognize the threats that zombies pose to humanity.
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