Home this week and getting ready for Microsoft Ignite next week in Orlando. If you're at Ignite, please stop by the booth and say hello. I love talking data with anyone.

 

As always, here's a bunch of links I found interesting. Enjoy!

 

Microsoft beats Amazon to win the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI cloud contract

The most surprising part of this is an online bookstore thought they were the frontrunner. This deal underscores the difference between an enterprise software company with a cloud, and an enterprise infrastructure hosting company that also sells books.

 

Google claims it has achieved 'quantum supremacy' – but IBM disagrees

You mean Google would embellish upon facts to make themselves look better? Color me shocked.

 

Amazon migrates more than 100 consumer services from Oracle to AWS databases

"Amazon doesn't run on Oracle; why should you?"

 

“BriansClub” Hack Rescues 26M Stolen Cards

Counter-hacking is a thing. Expect to see more stories like this one in the coming years.

 

Berkeley City Council Unanimously Votes to Ban Face Recognition

Until the underlying technology improves, it's best for us to disallow the use of facial recognition for law enforcement purposes.

 

China’s social credit system isn’t about scoring citizens — it’s a massive API

Well, it's likely both, and a possible surveillance system. But if it keeps jerks away from me when I travel, I'm all for it.

 

Some Halloween candy is actually healthier than others

Keep this in mind when you're enforcing the Dad Tax on your kid's candy haul tomorrow night.

 

Every now and then my fire circle regresses to its former life as a pool.