Gongol.com Archives: June 2014
European taxi drivers protest (massively) against Uber
Nobody can blame the cab drivers for trying to protect their livelihood -- but to the extent that regulations protecting their cartel only raise rates (as opposed to protecting public safety), the public is under no obligation to extend the protections indefinitely
Hackers break into electronic highway signs
Mischief for now, but a warning sign of the threat to public infrastructure that depends upon Internet access. Very little of it is adequately secured.
A better credit card is coming soon
It's called EMV (Europay/Mastercard/Visa), and it should substantially reduce fraud in physical stores. Online? Perhaps not so much.
Interest rates remain extremely low by historical standards
And a bunch of investment banks made the wrong bet by anticipating (perhaps rationally) that rates had to rise. They haven't, and now the banks are getting scorched.
Conjoined twins, separated, 18 years later
Just one of many areas of medicine that have gotten a lot better in recent decades without much fanfare