I hope everyone had an enjoyable Father’s Day this past weekend. For me, Father’s Day is the official start to summer. It’s also an excuse to grill as much meat as legally possible. By the time you read this, I will be on my way to Germany, to eat my weight in German grilled meat at SQL Grillen.

 

As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!

 

Apple Update Will Hamper Police Device Crackers

This update is to close a loophole exploited by companies such as Grayshift, that specialize in helping police departments crack open a locked phone. But by announcing the upcoming patch, Apple has given Grayshift plenty of notice to come up with alternatives. Look for this dance to continue for some time.

 

GPAs don’t really show what students learned. Here’s why.

This post was written by someone that took one class in statistics and had a 2.8 GPA. All kidding aside, I do like the idea of modifying, or eliminating, the use of GPA as a measuring stick.

 

Inside Amazon’s $3.5 Million Competition to Make Alexa Chat Like a Human

A 20-minute conversation with a robot sounds amazing and awful at the same time.

 

Blockchain explained

A visual representation to help you understand that Blockchain is a linked list with horrible latency and performance.

 

Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

I have no words.

 

The Death of Supply Chain Management

You can swap out the subject of this article for almost any other and the theme is the same: humans of today need to be prepared for the machines of tomorrow that will be taking their jobs.

 

Ancient Earth globe shows where you were located 750 million years ago

Because I’m a geek who loves things like this and I think you should, too.

 

TFW you go to get a cup of coffee and find your Jeep twin: