I presume that a phrase like "master plan" is supposed to be at least a little scary. I'm not scared.
Very interesting story. (Kids, these days!)
THE MOST DRAMATIC cybersecurity story of 2016 came to a quiet conclusion Friday in an Anchorage courtroom, as three young American computer savants pleaded guilty to masterminding an unprecedented botnet—powered by unsecured internet-of-things devices like security cameras and wireless routers—that unleashed sweeping attacks on key internet services around the globe last fall. What drove them wasn’t anarchist politics or shadowy ties to a nation-state. It was Minecraft.
I've tried it and it's kinda cool.
Well, they didn't change my life, but #7, "Flight Radar," was sort of amazing.
A strong candidate for ad of the year. It got me to buy a pint of "Afternoon Delight". I liked it.
What I found most interesting about this piece is the map, "Estimated share of adults with typical internet speeds faster than dialup, by county". It would be nice if the article had explained. Why are Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Mississippi(!) doing so well?
A small reminder--if you need one--of just exactly how much things have changed.
This is where they put together "Learning How to Learn," taken by more than 1.8 million students from 200 countries, the most ever on Coursera.
Machine learning is this generation's version of the "Plastics" in The Graduate.
I remember reading an interview with him in a magazine sometimes in the 1980's in which he made a bunch of PC-related forecasts. He predicted large, high-resolution monitors would be common earlier than they were, but otherwise, as I recall, he was comparably accurate.