The Actuator – October 11th

Are you excited about THWACKcamp, yet? It’s next week, and I am flying down to Austin to be there for the live broadcast. Go here to register. Do it now!

 

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

 

It’s official: Data science proves Mondays are the worst

I like having data to back up what we already knew about Mondays.

 

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions

A bit long, but worth the read. Many of these sins apply to predictions in general, as well as Sci-Fi writing.

 

Who should die when a driverless car crashes? Q&A ponders the future

I’ve thought and talked a lot about autonomous cars, but I’ve never once pondered what the car should do when faced with a decision about who should die, and who should live.

 

Traceroute Lies! A Typical Misinterpretation Of Output

Because I learned something new here and you might too: MPLS is as dumb as a stump.

 

Replacing Social Security Numbers Is Harder Than You Think

And they make for lousy primary keys, too.

 

Russia reportedly stole NSA secrets with help of Kaspersky—what we know now

I included this story even though it hasn’t yet been confirmed because I wanted to remind everyone that there is at least one government agency that listens to the American people: the NSA.

 

History of the browser user-agent string

And you will read this, and there will be much rejoicing.

 

Shopping this past weekend I found these socks and now I realize that SolarWinds needs to up our sock game:

Source: solarwinds GEEK SPEAK

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