The Actuator - October 9th

Can you believe THWACKcamp is only a week away?! Behind the scenes, we start working on THWACKcamp in March, maybe even earlier. I really hope you like what we have in store for you this year!

As always, here are some links I found interesting this week. Enjoy!

Florida man arrested for cutting the brakes on over 100 electric scooters

As if these scooters weren't already a nuisance, now we have to worry about the fact that they could have been tampered with before you use one. It's time we push back on these thing until the service providers can demonstrate a reasonable amount of safety.

Groundbreaking blood test could detect over 20 types of cancer

At first I thought this was an old post for Theranos, but it seems recent, and from an accredited hospital. As nice as it would be to have better screening, it would be nicer to have better treatments.

SQL queries don't start with SELECT

Because I know some of y'all write SQL every now and then, and I want you to have a refresher on how the engine interprets your SELECT statement to return physical data from disk.

Facebook exempts political ads from ban on making false claims

This is fine. What's the worst that could happen?

Data breaches now cost companies an average of $1.41 million

But only half that much for companies with good security practices in place.

Decades-Old Code Is Putting Millions of Critical Devices at Risk

Everything is awful.

How Two Kentucky Farmers Became Kings Of Croquet, The Sport That Never Wanted Them

A bit long, but worth the time. I hope you enjoy the story as much as I did.

Even as the weather turns cold, we continue to make time outside in the fire circle.