“The only useful airport security measures since 9/11,” he says, “were locking and reinforcing the cockpit doors, so terrorists can’t break in, positive baggage matching”—ensuring that people can’t put luggage on planes, and then not board them —“and teaching the passengers to fight back. The rest is security theater.”
via Does Airport Security Really Make Us Safer? | Culture | Vanity Fair.
On the other hand, watch this video. Even in Mozilla’s own demo — which presumably puts Firefox for Android in its best light —doesn’t the whole thing look a bit herky-jerky, in terms of touch responsiveness and scrolling smoothness?
via Daring Fireball Linked List: New Release of Firefox for Android, Optimized for Tablets.
Indebted governments have been pressuring banks to buy more debt, not less. As banks have been increasing capital, they have loaded up even more on “risk-free” sovereign debt, which they can use as collateral for ECB loans. The big ECB “liquidity operation” that took place yesterday will give banks hundreds of billions of euros to increase their sovereign bets. Bank depositors and creditors have figured this out, and are running for the exits.By stuffing the banks with sovereign debt, European politicians and regulators are making the inevitable default much more financially dangerous. So much for the faith that regulation will keep banks safe.
via How Bad Ideas Worsen Europe’s Debt Meltdown: John H. Cochrane – Bloomberg.
That said, retailers are asking customers to boycott Amazon as the new price-check app threatens their holiday sales.
via Brick-And-Mortar Retailers Want You To Boycott Amazon | TechCrunch.
Missing the point, if you can’t sell something when you have a person in your store, Your doing it wrong – focus on customer service. Or make bundles that aren’t available on Amazon, enhance your USP.