Had a great time in Austin last week for Tech Field Day 18. Now I am getting ready for my next trip, to Darmstadt, Germany, and SQL Konferenz. If you are reading this and near Darmstadt the week of the 20th, stop by and say hello. I'll be there talking about data, security, and privacy.

 

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

 

Questions for a new technology

Nice, simple framework for you to consider the next time your company looks to adopt new technologies or applications.

 

All the Bad Things About Uber and Lyft In One Simple List

A decent list of reasons why the privatization of public transit is not a good thing except for the few dozen executives at Uber and Lyft making millions of dollars.

 

The broadband industry loves bull**** names

Honestly, I’m shocked they went with 10G when they could have gone with 100G, or X-100G, or THX-1138.

 

London's Met police confess: We made just one successful collar in latest facial recog trial

Well now, this brings up all kinds of questions. First off…how many arrests are they looking to make? I mean, if no one has broken a law, then they should expect zero arrests. It seems they are looking to increase their incarceration rates, considering they are fining people for hiding their faces.

 

Stop using Internet Explorer, warns Microsoft's own security chief

I’ve been saying the same thing for 20 years.

 

Cheap Internet of Things gadgets betray you even after you toss them in the trash

Everything is not awesome.

 

Project A119: Inside the United States’ secret plan to blow up the Moon

Here’s a story reminding us all how truth is often stranger than fiction.

 

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