Tuesday, March 14, 2017

We Need More Privacy - ‘Useless’ Knowledge

I'm a commercial writer, not an author. Margaret Mitchell was an author. 
She wrote one book  
—Mickey Spillane, born on this date in 1918

We Need More ‘Useless’ Knowledge Chronicle of Higher Education 

Force employees to take DNA tests for bosses? We've got a new law to make that happen Give us your genes or pay 50% more for company healthcare

Australian Tax Office exposed voter-profiling its own public servants during industrial ballot

 ‘Groundless mischief-making’: ATO stand firm on EBA strategy

FCC under fire for trying to ditch cybersecurity

ANALYSISLight touch regulation philosophy runs up against political reality

"Court: Discrimination against gay workers not prohibited." Kate Brumback of The Associated Press has this reportFriday's ruling of a divided three-judge Eleventh Circuit panel can be accessed at this link.

Boffins demo withholding attack that could work on one ASIC and make an Evil Genius™ rich Bitcoin's reward mechanism is based on publishing a solution to the block chain. What if an Evil Genius™ reversed this, and rewarded miners for withholding their solutions? 
As small firms are hammered by a tax hike, guess what - the big boys including Starbucks, Gap and Apple are still getting away with murder 


Canada revenue agency outage to patch something

Story image for berners internet from The AustralianInternet inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee issues grim 'fake news' warning

 Highly Cited - Tim Berners-Lee web inventor save internet

Story image for berners internet from V3.co.ukFrom Tim Berners-Lee to Kim Dotcom: a who's who of Internet 2.0 ...

To be cultured is to know how much you want to know, and what you don't want to know. Think Jacques Barzun: formidable without being stuffy, he was an authority on French prosody, baseball, and detective fiction... Cultured 

Soi Dog Foundation: Love Will Always Triumph Over Evil Charity Film Awards. Be sure to watch the video and vote for it if you like it.

Annual legal fines and penalties for big banks The Atlas

Those new service sector jobs: “That time I hired a professional masturbation coach.”  The link doesn’t show “it” directly, but still I think would count as not safe for work.  And is sex overrated?  Safe for work.

 Ariel Rubinstein reviews Dani Rodrik, also safe for work.

Everything the Market Thinks About Inflation Might Be Wrong Wall Street Journal In which it is revealed that most money managers and economists don’t understand that QE is not “money printing”.

FAFSAIRSJoint Statement of the IRS and the U.S. Department of Education:

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov andStudentLoans.gov is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. However, at this time, the IRS anticipates the online data tool will be unavailable for several weeks.

The IRS tool that sends parents' and students' tax data to the online filing system for the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been taken offline for security concerns, derailing the aid application (FAFSA) process and causing a mess for students and colleges nationwide.