I'm home from Redmond and the annual Microsoft MVP Summit. Attending Summit is one big #sqlfamily reunion for me. It was great seeing the familiar faces that help Microsoft deliver the best data platform tools, products, and services in the world.

 

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

 

The U.S. government plans to drop $500M on a ridiculously powerful supercomputer

And it still won't be able to have more than 6 tabs open in Google Chrome.

 

Facebook admits it stored ‘hundreds of millions’ of account passwords in plaintext

I'm starting to think that maybe Facebook isn't so good at the privacy thing.

 

Cyber Attack Puts a Spotlight on Fragile Global Supply Chain

Good reminder that as your systems become more complex you need to have a solid business continuity plan. Otherwise, when disruptions hit, you could find yourself out of business.

 

They didn’t buy the DLC: feature that could’ve prevented 737 crashes was sold as an option

I cannot understand how safety was allowed to be optional.

 

Study confirms AT&T’s fake 5G E network is no faster than Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint 4G

It's almost as if AT&T were comfortable with the idea of lying to customers.

 

MySpace has lost all the music users uploaded between 2003 and 2015

Losing 12 years worth of data is the second most shocking part of this article. The first being, of course, that MySpace still exists.

 

Repeated Giving Feels Good

Having an “attitude of gratitude” is a great way to change your mood, and quick.

 

I don't care what that brogrammer on Reddit says, the answer is still "no":