Some are calling for a “code of tech ethics”, particularly regarding social media and privacy issues. Where this is logically headed is to Professional Engineer licensing for at least some software engineers who would sign off on projects.
Coldstreams Internet of Things, Drones, etc Blog
Columnist proposes the establishment of a new government agency known as an “Algorithm Czar” to regulate all algorithms used in computing. The author is unaware that Courts have ruled algorithms are speech that is protected by the First Amendment in the U.S.
Canada issues new, restrictive #drone regulations. Visitors to Canada to be banned from flying model aircraft in Canada. #quadcopters #drones
The new rules, to take effect in June, erect high barriers and costs to model aircraft hobbyists while doing little to improve safety. The effect is, as I suspected we would see, a de facto ban on model aircraft by setting up such large entry barriers and costs as to drive many from the field.
Off topic: New brain scan technique finds evidence of brain changes long after concussion/TBI/Brain injuries
Researchers develop method of spotting brain injuries using a combination of MRI technologies. Many brain injuries have been invisible. When doctors did not see physical evidence, they often neglected diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries. As someone who has experienced six traumatic brain injuries, this is a very interesting study! Finally, a way to detect recent and even long term history of brain injuries. Wonderful news!
In the past two weeks, Amazon has suspended at least 20 used book merchants for allegedly selling one or more counterfeit textbooks. Source: Amazon and publishers hurting small sellers in counterfeit sting I sell several e-books on Amazon. One of those I also published in...
WordPress just updated their software to version 5.0, providing a new user interface for editing. However, on some of my sites, I can no longer publish anything nor update existing posts. Others are also reporting this problem. The symptom is you received a “Publishing failed”...