Having a great week at Microsoft Ignite. I love the energy of the crowd, especially on top of the all the major announcements. if you are at Ignite, stop by the booth and say hello.

 

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

 

Blockchain Technology is Hot Right Now, But Tread Carefully

The author talks about how blockchain will help reduce cases of fraud, then mentions how hackers stole $65M in bitcoin recently. Tread carefully, indeed.

 

Actuaries are bringing Netflix-like predictive modeling to health care

I had not thought about the use of predictive analytics and machine learning in the field of healthcare, but now that I do it seems to be a logical use case. Unless I get denied coverage because of my bacon habit. If that happens, then this is a horrible idea.

 

Uber stripped of London license due to lack of corporate responsibility

I wish this headline was written three years ago.

 

What the Commission found out about copyright infringement but ‘forgot’ to tell us

Someone needs to send this to James Hetfield and remind him that maybe the reason Metallica had poor sales was that their music wasn’t good, not that Napster was to blame. No, I’m not bitter.

 

Equifax Says It Had A Security Breach Earlier In The Year

File Equifax under “how not to handle data security breaches."

 

CCleaner Was Hacked: What You Need to Know

Just a reminder that everything is awful.

 

Water-Powered Trike Does 0-257 Km/H Under 4 Sec

This looks crazy dangerous. Yes, of course, I want to take a ride.

 

Adding another lanyard to my collection: