Readings: Knightmare, Ulbricht Convicted, Franklin on Vaccinations

Doug Seven: Knightmare: A DevOps Cautionary Tale – “This is the story of how a company with nearly $400 million in assets went bankrupt in 45-minutes because of a failed deployment.” – I remember watching Knight explode in real time, had never heard the actual story. This is amazing. A great, and relatively short, post.

Wired: Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Convicted of All 7 Charges – “Ulbricht faces a minimum of 30 years in prison; the maximum is life.” – No surprise. Defense was firing on half a cylinder, jury was confused and weakly led. May post about the path they should’ve taken soon.

Vox: Benjamin Franklin had the perfect response to anti-vaxxers back in the 18th century

In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition that they should never forgive themselves if the child died under it; my example showing that the regret may be the same either way, and that, therefore, the safer should be chosen.

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