Welcome to another edition of The Actuator! This week we are talking about drones, data centers, and why no one cares about your emails.
As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!
No word yet on how to do maintenance for these units, but I suspect they would simply raise it out of the water. It seems crazy now, but in 30 years this could be the norm.
I didn’t even realize this was still a thing. Once upon a time, Yahoo Messenger was a corporate standard. Too bad Yahoo didn’t invest in the platform a bit more; they could have invented Slack a decade early.
NARRATOR’S VOICE: “It was even worse than they second thought, too.”
As long as the drones aren’t collecting data about the individuals, I have no problem with using machines to detect possible violence in crowds. It’s no different than police using CCTV to monitor a crowd. If it helps keep people safe, sign me up.
Now let’s imagine that same drone that spots violent acts in crowds can deliver pizza and beer to your seat. Welcome to the future of multi-tasking.
The suspect didn’t give his DNA to the genealogy website, but relatives did. I am both impressed, and horrified, by this detective work. DNA is not 100% accurate, it is just another piece of circumstantial evidence.
As a person who dislikes email, and abhors OOO messages, this article hammers home all the reasons that electronic messaging is destroying lives each and every day.
The future for DBAs is closer than you think: