Well, Britain has voted to leave the EU. I have no idea why, or what that means other than my family vacation to London next month just got a whole lot cheaper.

 

Anyway, here is this week's list of things I find amusing from around the Internet. Enjoy!

 

EU Proposal Seeks To Adjust To Robot Workforce

Maybe this is why the UK wanted to leave, because they don't want their robots to be seen as "electronic persons with specific rights and obligations."

 

Real-time dashboards considered harmful

This is what adatole and I were preaching about recently. To me, a dashboard should compel me to take action. Otherwise it is just noise.

 

Many UK voters didn’t understand Brexit, Google searches suggest

I wont' pretend to know much about what it means, either. I'm hoping there will be a "#Brexit for Dummies" book available soon.

 

UK Must Comply With EU Privacy Law, Watchdog Argues

A nice example of how the world economy, and corporate business, is more global than people realize. Just because Britain wants to leave the EU doesn't mean they won't still be bound by EU rules should they wish to remain an economic partner.

 

Hacking Uber – Experts found dozen flaws in its services and app

Not sure anyone needed more reasons to distrust Uber, but here you go.

 

History and Statistics of Ransomware

Every time I read an article about ransomware I take a backup of all my files to an external drive because as a DBA I know my top priority is the ability to recover.

 

Blade Runner Futurism

If you are a fan of the movie, or sci-fi movies in general, set aside the time to read through this post. I like how the film producers tried to predict things like the cost of a phone call in the future.

 

Here's a nice reminder of the first step in fixing any issue:

 

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