Gongol.com Archives: August 2014

Brian Gongol

August 2, 2014

Computers and the Internet USB firmware can be made to carry malware
And it's incredibly hard to detect. May be time to stop sharing flash drives, with or without a good virus scan.

Agriculture Corn crops look great, demand is flat, and prices are in the toilet

Threats and Hazards Chicago's automatic red-light enforcement finally gets serious scrutiny
The Chicago Tribune found that the system had a bunch of apparent flaws, and now the city is hiring an outside auditor to review the anomalies. But the bottom line is that nobody should be surprised that there were problems with a system that gave a private company the financial incentive to ticket people on behalf of the city, which itself is in dire financial straits itself and could use any possible source of new revenues it can find.

Computers and the Internet Indianola gives a laptop to every high school student
The district calls it a "1:1 digital learning environment"

Computers and the Internet FCC criticizes Verizon for throttling wireless users with unlimited data