The Actuator – October 4th

I’m back from Microsoft Ignite, which was my third event in the past five weeks. I get to stay home for a couple of weeks before heading to the premier event of the year, THWACKcamp 2017! If you haven’t registered for THWACKcamp, yet, go here and do it now.

 

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

 

With new Microsoft breakthroughs, general purpose quantum computing moves closer to reality

By far the biggest announcement last week at Microsoft Ignite was (for me, at least) their research into quantum computing. I’m looking forward to using up to 40 qubits of compute on Azure in a future billing cycle. I can’t wait to both pay my bill and not pay my bill each month, too!

 

Do You Really Need That SQL to Be Dynamic?

No. #SavedYouAClick

 

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: We will regret sacrificing privacy for national security

Truer words will never be spoken.

 

Malware Analysis—Mouse Hovering Can Cause Infection

I suppose the easy answer here is to not allow for URLs to be included in hover text. But short links are likely a bigger concern than hover text, so maybe focus on disabling those first. If you can’t see the full URL, don’t click.

 

Breach at Sonic Drive-In May Have Impacted Millions of Credit, Debit Cards

Attacking a fast food chain? Hackers are crossing a line here.

 

Kalashnikov unveils electric “flying car”

In case you were wondering what to get me for Christmas this year (besides bacon, of course).

 

Mario was originally punching his companion Yoshi in Super Mario World

Mario. What a jerk.

 

Behold! The Glory that is an American State Fair:

Source: solarwinds GEEK SPEAK

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