This edition comes to you from London where I am on vacation. I'm hopeful that #Brexit won't cause any issues getting in or out of the UK, or any issues while we are playing tourist. And I'm certainly not going to let a vacation get in the way of delivering the latest links for you to consume.

 

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

 

Ransomware takes it to the next level: Javascript

Another article on ransomware which means another set of backups I must take, and so should you.

 

When the tickets just keep coming

Yeah, it's a lot like that.

 

IT must ditch ‘Ministry of No’ image to tackle shadow IT

OMG I never thought about this angle but now I need t-shirts that say "Ministry of NO" on them.

 

Happy 60th Birthday Interstate Highway System! We Need More Big-Bang Projects Like You

Once upon a time I was a huge fan of everything interstate. A huge 'roadgeek', I couldn't get enough knowledge about things like wrong road numbers, weird exit signs, and ghost roads like the Lincoln Highway and Route 66. Happy Birthday!

 

Oracle Loses $3 Billion Verdict for Ditching HP Itanium Chip

In related news, Larry Ellison has cut back on the number of islands he is thinking of buying this year.

 

Microsoft pays woman $10,000 over forced Windows 10 upgrade

Now *everyone* is going to expect money in exchange for not understanding the need for backups of your business critical data.

 

Apple Granted Patent For Phone Camera Disabling Device

If this technology comes to market it is going to wind up in the courts, which makes me think it was invented by lawyers at Apple.

 

Looking forward to more sightseeing with Lego Daughter the next two weeks:

 

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