Hey, it's HighScalability time:
In honor of a certain event what could be better than a double-bladed lightsaber slicing through clouds? (ESA/Hubble & NASA)
- 66,000 yottayears: lifetime of an electron; 3 Gbps: potential throughput for backhaul microwave networks; 1.2 trillion: yearly Google searches; $100 trillion: global investible capital; 2.5cm: range of chip powered by radio waves;
- Quotable Quotes:
- @KarenMN: He's making a database / He's sorting it twice / SELECT * from contacts WHERE behavior = 'nice' / SQL Clause is coming to town
- abrkn: Every program attempts to expand until it has an app store. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.
- Amin Vahdat: Some recent external measurements indicate that our [Google] backbone carries the equivalent of 10 percent of all the traffic on the global Internet. The rate at which that volume is growing is faster than for the Internet as a whole.
- Prismatic: we also learned content distribution is a tough business and we’ve failed to grow at a rate that justifies continuing to support our Prismatic News products.
- On General Pershing: Pershing was the way he was because he knew that winning wars was in the details. Troops who paid attention to the small things would master the big things.
- jbob2000: Wow! A single developer working on small websites doesn't need MVC? What a revelation! I bet he doesn't have any pesky problems, such as; working in large teams, long term support, developer turn over, documentation, changing requirements, deadlines, scaling, etc. etc. Oh, but the rendered HTML looks nice!
- Poldrack: That was totally unexpected, but it shows that being caffeinated radically changes the connectivity of your brain
- @ValaAfshar: Uber is less than 6 years old and now valued more than 80% of S&P 500 companies.
- @HNTitles: Scaling Pinterest - From 0 to Startup: How We Use That. What startups use to prevent concussions
- @Carnage4Life: Top 5 qualities of successful teams at Google 1 Failure is OK 2 Dependability
3 Clear structure 4 Meaning 5 Impact
Ustun Ozgur: The tides have changed there too. Now, you need just two endpoints: One for serving the initial HTML, one for the API endpoints. This is the essence of web programming in the future: Two endpoints to rule them all.
- @ErlangerNick: US: 1 brewery per 78k people, 10 new breweries per week. UK: 1 brewery per 50k people, 15 new breweries per week when scaling populations.
- jerf: When rewriting something, you should generally strive for a drop-in replacement that does the same thing, in some cases, even matching bug-for-bug
- @EricMinick: "We found that where code deployments are most painful, you’ll find the poorest IT performance... and culture" - 2015 Puppet State of DevOps
- @StartupLJackson: I'm going on the record to say the killer app for Bitcoin is not turning $1 of electricity into $.50 of BTC.
- @nntaleb: Paris blokes missed the point that it is not just temp rising, but its volatility rising more than the average! 2nd order effect=fragility
- Julian Dunn: Unfortunately, I believe that the “large attack surface” is a fundamental design problem with containers being an evolutionary, not a revolutionary step from VMs and bare metal.
- The Shade Tree Developer: sharing a database is like drug abusers sharing needles.
- Joe Young: Keurig coffee machines are the bane of my trade. They are not built to last, some rarely make it a year in our business. They have no replaceable parts, so I can not fix them.
- wh-uws: This is why slack is winning. They took many of the concepts of what makes irc great abd put a much better user experience on top. Why is that so hard for people to understand?
- @chamath: New VC dynamics: Returns being generated by new firms. Legacy firms increasingly dated and out of touch.
- The Talk Show interviewed Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi about Swift. The upshot wasn't anything technical, it was a feeling: If you were worried that Apple is going to dangle Swift, get you pot committed, and then pull it out from under you, that seems highly unlikely. It's clear from the interview Apple is using Swift, they are excited about Swift, and it's here to stay. Plan accordingly. John Siracusa is dead on in his discussion of garbage collection. Swift is using ARC instead of garbage collection, which is a bet on determinism winning over virtual machine based language approaches, which is a good bet IMHO, even in the age of more powerful mobile processors.
- Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar AI Plan Is About Far More Than Saving the World. Those AIs are so clever. How do you distribute AIs as deep and wide into society as possible? You make it free and open! That's how the AIs are going to take over, riding the open source meme to victory.
- It's odd how in software we try to reduce coupling at all costs, yet in biology every opportunity to communicate and create feedback loops is exploited. Maybe it's we who are doing it wrong? Cells send tiny parcels to each other: cells package various molecules into tiny bubble-like parcels called extracellular vesicles to send important messages - in sickness and health.
- Now that's disaster planning! Elon Musk worries third World War would ruin Mars mission.
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