I do not like powerpoint. I mostly avoid it in my classes for sound pedagogical reasons. It is useful for displaying images that supplement my lectures. This article discusses many of the issues I have with powerpoint and tells an interesting story, even if the title of the article is hyperbolic click-bait.
This is a useful—and, unfortunately, an increasingly necessary—skill. Read more.
This should give people pause. But don’t count on it.
“Researchers have devised a simple attack that might cause a Tesla to automatically steer into oncoming traffic under certain conditions. The proof-of-concept exploit works not by hacking into the car’s onboard computing system. Instead, it works by using small, inconspicuous stickers that trick the Enhanced Autopilot of a Model S 75 into detecting and then following a change in the current lane.”
I’ve learn the hard way a couple of time not to rely too heavily on web service—especially free ones. This site monitors google services. There are quite a few that I never heard of.
Quadriga CX is a crypto-currency exchange. The only person who knew the password died and now the exchange cannot access $140 million dollars of bitcoins. Stories abound of people forgetting a password and losing their bitcoins. But this is an exchange that has lost the password. Read more.
One problem is that bitcoins are ether—not tangible. However, I never see or touch most of the dollars in my paycheck, which is electronically deposited in my and mostly goes to the many electronic bills. The primary problem is that the exchange was badly managed.