Hello again Octodon/Mastodon, it's been a while! Wondering who's new here and migrating from Facebook?
Global computer outage grounds British Airways flights https://www.ft.com/content/de12aa5a-42cf-11e7-ab92-4c27fbc26eed via @FT < BA says "no evidence that it’s a #cyberattack”
The inevitable rise of the #robocops @CNNI http://cnn.it/2qGRU41 < Dubai Police introducing a robot cop: "Citizens can report crimes to it and kick-start real-life human investigations. Weighing 220 pounds and 5 feet 6 inches high, the two armed, wheel-based service robot can speak nine languages out of the box and is highly customizable, say its creators." https://octodon.social/media/8f0srHbcGE60j-K74Fs
Seeing no avatars or images other than emoji in user names or in toots. Maybe stating the blindingly obvious to everyone else but scrolling back through timelines, I can't see any toots about this. Just a local issue?
Almost all #WannaCry victims were running #Windows7 https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/19/15665488/wannacry-windows-7-version-xp-patched-victim-statistics?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter via @Verge < suggests many computers without latest OS updates
“The Shattering Truth of 3D-Printed Clothing” by @RoniShayne https://backchannel.com/the-shattering-truth-of-3d-printed-clothing-7b83f231af50 < it's never going to be a thing
Everything you need to know about the WannaCry / Wcry / WannaCrypt #ransomware https://www.troyhunt.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-wannacrypt-ransomware/ via @troyhunt < terrific analysis
3 Compelling Reasons You Should Make the Switch to #PHP7 for #WordPress https://torquemag.io/2017/05/compelling-reasons-you-should-switch-to-php-7/ via @thetorquemag
#NHS hospitals across England hit by large-scale #cyberattack https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/12/hospitals-across-england-hit-by-large-scale-cyber-attack?CMP=share_btn_tw via @guardian < appears to be #ransomware attack
45 Essential Podcasts To Transform Your Commute http://www.esquire.co.uk/culture/news/a5508/21-essential-podcasts/ via @EsquireUK < some really good podcasts in this list
Of course, no sooner do I write 'Twitter is down' than now it's working just fine...
35 updates for Android apps this morning, an unusually large quantity all at once
Google Chrome will automatically migrate to 64-bit on Windows https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/02/google-chrome-will-automatically-migrate-to-64-bit-on-windows/ via @engadget < it certainly does seem faster and more stable than the 32-bit version. Still uses a huge amount of memory but seems to manage it better. I'd say it's a good idea to use 64-bit Chrome if you can