This episode of the Weekly Weird brought to you by the letter 'bash' and the number 'hate'.
- You don't often get to hear about financial regulators from the regulators' point of view and certainly not with any real candor. It's certainly weird from my point of view: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/536/the-secret-recordings-of-carmen-segarra?act=0 More here: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-09-26/the-secret-goldman-sachs-tapes
- The popular wisdom is that it's \~impossible to actually erase data from SSDs. A good examination of this: http://articles.forensicfocus.com/2014/09/23/recovering-evidence-from-ssd-drives-in-2014-understanding-trim-garbage-collection-and-exclusions/
- Want to read thousands of words on microwave towers? Of course you do! Part 1: http://sniperinmahwah.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/hft-in-my-backyard-part-i/and Part 2: http://sniperinmahwah.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/hft-in-my-backyard-ii/
- http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/manual/html_node/strfry.html and http://linux.die.net/man/3/memfrob
- Take a visit to the edge case saloon: http://www.sempf.net/post/On-Testing1.aspx
- The last one this week needs a warning. It's a fairly long article about how the Fed reacted on the day of 9/11. There's some really interesting details about how certain things about disaster planning worked really well and some surprising things about how manual and paper-based the economy was 13 years ago. If going over the events of that day doesn't sound like a good time stop here and have a great weekend. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/10/1328813/-The-Astonishing-Story-of-the-Federal-Reserve-on-9-11