In Las Vegas this week for AWS re:Invent. If you are there, stop by Booth #608. I’d love to chat about data and databases with you.


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


Hospital Refuses Procedure, Prescribes 'Fundraising Effort' for Heart Transplant

I was told the same thing earlier this year when my daughter needed $4k worth of allergy injections. I cannot understand how our society has allowed our healthcare to reach this point.


Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from

It’s an old question, but this time with data. I’d prefer that instead of trying to enforce our ethics into software, we spend time helping cars (and people) avoid the scenarios where accidents happen.


What The Cloud Will Look Like In Ten Years

More AI, collecting data from more things connected, hence the need for more cybersecurity. Seems legit to me.


A dystopian human scoring system in China is blocking people from booking flights

Forget blockchain, this is the tech that will change the world. And probably not in a good way.


New Vehicle Hack Exposes Users’ Private Data Via Bluetooth

On second thought, if you are dumb enough to sync your phone with a rental car, you deserve to have your data stolen.


Scared Your DNA Is Exposed? Then Share It, Scientists Suggest

Closing the barn door after the horses have escaped. Still, an interesting idea, but I’m not certain it's the right solution.


How to Shop Online Like a Security Pro

With the holiday shopping season upon us already, here’s a bunch of good advice that you should share with everyone you know.


It's hard to explain what 40,000 people crammed into the Venetian feels like: