Satan’s Credit Card: What The Mark Of The Beast Taught Me About The Future Of Money – BuzzFeed News – interesting read on the human factors of credit cards and payments in general. What happens when your credit card sits underneath your skin? In Sweden you can actually do this. Sweden has already gone virtually cashless already. The irony is that the confusion in your wallet becomes an even greater confusion of apps. There is still a place for artefacts. For instance a Centurion card will look more impressive in reality than as part of an Apple wallet.
Microsoft Acquires Leading Web-Based Calendar Company Jump Networks | Microsoft News Center – almost two decades of online PIM (personal information management) and email. I used Jump prior the acquisition and used to have the email address firstname.lastname@example.org before Microsoft shut it down. It used to sync with my Palm device through a conduit on my work desktop machine. All of this has become effortless in the smartphone age. Now I take for granted my calendar and other data syncing seamlessly between devices.
Surrey teen charged over Mumsnet hack attack | The Register – not sure how this would go down in terms of bragging rights on dark net forums… On one hand, there is the quality of the data, but then there is the embarrassment of it all. I don’t know who this Surrey teen needs to be more worried about more: the police or a phalanx of middle-class Mums…
Your next server will be a box full of connected stuff, not a server • The Register – Linux is just a poor copy of Unix anyway, Linus Torvalds apparently founded it because he didn’t know about BSD. BSD ran the infrastructure of Hotmail for many years. macOS, tvOS, iOS and iPadOS all run a variant of BSD proving that there is still a place for it. Unix won by becoming so ubiquitous in nature.