Meet the Women Who Are Changing Marvel and Comics – Alexander Abad-Santos – The Atlantic Wire

Kelly Sue DeConnick doesnt care about being liked. She doesnt care about making someone else uncomfortable. And she, for the most part, doesnt care about hurting feelings. She has to be tough as Captain Marvel, the heroine she writes, so her daughter and your daughter wont have to. \”I am willing to make other people uncomfortable so my daughter wont have to,\” DeConnick said during the Women of Marvel panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday.

via Meet the Women Who Are Changing Marvel and Comics – Alexander Abad-Santos – The Atlantic Wire.

Microsoft zooms in on hybrid cloud in enterprise portfolio refresh | ZDNet

Nadella theorized there are going to be three key things that are going to be required for making progress and remaining relevant in this market: have the most ubiquitous Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, have an \”honest-to-God\” scalable public cloud with a global footprint, and be able to take same software used to run cloud and deliver that to others.

via Microsoft zooms in on hybrid cloud in enterprise portfolio refresh | ZDNet.

HBO brings its brand of ‘not TV’ to Google Play for a la carte purchase

Pricing for the download-to-own shows, which includes Veep, Girls, The Newsroom, and (nerd-favorite) Game of Thrones, varies from $2 – $3 per episode and $19 – $29 for a full season. And more content is planned to hit Play soon, including HBO\’s famed documentaries, although the cabler didn\’t get any more specific than to say it\’d arrive in the next few months.

via HBO brings its brand of ‘not TV’ to Google Play for a la carte purchase.

Surprise! Conspiracy Theorists Are More Likely To Disavow Vaccines, Climate Science And GM Foods | Popular Science

Not a climate for serious thinking…

Welcome to Crazy Town, where the moon landing was staged, 9/11 was a hoax, vaccines and teeth-strengthening fluoride are poisons distributed by the government, Barack Obama isn’t really a citizen, and the Earth is absolutely not on an irreversible path toward hot, pollution-driven destruction. Conspiracy theories, the lifeblood of the real America.

http://www.popsci.com/article/science/surprise-conspiracy-theorists-are-more-likely-disavow-vaccines-climate-science-and?src=SOC&dom=fb

Silk Road founder also charged with hiring a hitman to kill his employee | VentureBeat

Undercover agents from the FBI infiltrated the site as early as 2011 and began to execute deals on the site. At one point an undercover agent communicated with Ulbricht saying he wanted to sell 1 kilogram of cocaine, according to the indictment. Ulbricht allegedly solicited an “employee’s” help to find a buyer. Once the employee found a buyer, the FBI agent delivered the cocaine to the employee (as opposed to shipping it directly to the buyer) and subsequently arrested him.

via Silk Road founder also charged with hiring a hitman to kill his employee | VentureBeat.

Adobe To Announce Source Code, Customer Data Breach — Krebs on Security

…hackers broke into its network and stole source code for an as-yet undetermined number of software titles, including its ColdFusion Web application platform, and possibly its Acrobat family of products. The company said hackers also accessed nearly three million customer credit card records, and stole login data for an undetermined number of Adobe user accounts.

via Adobe To Announce Source Code, Customer Data Breach — Krebs on Security.