|Blathering for Thursday, 21 August 2008|
17:00: Mikal shared: TSA Employee Grounds 9 American Airlines Planes By Attempting To Break Into Them [Tsa]
- I love the level of incompetence this shows. The TSA can protect us all by damaging planes on the tarmac. Hurrah!
17:00: Mikal shared: Microsoft's data centers growing by the truckload
- An article about Microsoft's containerized datacenters. Basically they fill containers with machines, plug them in, and then run away as fast as they can. When X% of the machines in the container have failed, they unplug the entire container and send it off for remanufacture. What I want to know is -- do the failed machines continue to draw power? That sounds like a bit of an environmental problem to me...
17:00: Mikal shared: TSA Follies
- Schneier on the awesomeness of breaking planes while trying to see if they're secure, and how the TSA is considering pressing charges against the airline!
22:00: Mikal shared: If asked, would you know how many houses you own?
- I remember when an Australian politician (I don't remember who) was asked how much a loaf of bread was, and couldn't answer. I love the idea that McCain doesn't even remember how many houses he owns. I guess that's what happens when you're running for office and already overwhelmed with other details.
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