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Movie goers Force Crashed websites with record ticket presales. Yoda commented: Do. Or do not. There is no try.
- $51.5 billion: Apple quarterly revenue; 1,481: distance in light years of a potential Dyson Sphere; $470 billion: size of insurance industry data play; 31,257: computer related documents in a scanned library; $1.2B: dollars lost to business email scams; 46 billion: pixels in largest astronomical image; 27: seconds of distraction after doing anything interesting in a car; 10 billion: transistor SPARC M7 chip; 10K: cost to get a pound in to low earth orbit; $8.2 billion: Microsoft cloud revenue;
- Quotable Quotes:
- @jasongorman: A $trillion industry has been built on the very lucky fact that Tim Berners-Lee never thought "how do I monetise this?"
- Cade Metz: Sure, the app [WhatsApp] was simple. But it met a real need. And it could serve as a platform for building all sorts of other simple services in places where wireless bandwidth is limited but people are hungry for the sort of instant communication we take for granted here in the US.
- Adrian Hanft: Brand experts insist that success comes from promoting your unique attributes, but in practice differentiation is less profitable than consolidation.
- Jim Butcher: It’s a tradition. Were traditions rational, they’d be procedures.
Albert Einstein~ Sometimes I pretend I’m the Mayor of my kitchen and veto fish for dinner. ‘Too fishy’ is what I say!
@chumulu: “Any company big enough to have a research lab is too big to listen to it" -- Alan Kay
Robin Harris: So maybe AWS has all the growth it can handle right now and doesn’t want more visibility. AWS may be less scalable than we’d like to believe.
- Michael Nielsen: Every finitely realizable physical system can be simulated efficiently and to an arbitrary degree of approximation by a universal model (quantum) computing machine operating by finite means.
- Sundar Pichai~ there are now more Google mobile searches than desktop searches worldwide.
- Joe Salvia~ The major advance in the science of construction over the last few decades has been the perfection of tracking and communication.
- apy: In other words, as far as I can tell docker is replacing people learning how to use their package manager, not changing how software could or should have been deployed.
- @joelgrus: "Data science is a god-like power." "Right, have you finished munging those CSVs yet?""No, they have time zone data in them!"
- @swardley: "things are getting worse. Companies are increasingly financialised and spending less on basic research" @MazzucatoM
- Dan Rayburn: The cause of what Akamai is seeing is a result of Apple, Microsoft and Facebook moving a larger percentage of their traffic to their in-house delivery networks.
- @littleidea: containers will not fix your broken architecture you are welcome
- spawndog: I've typically found the best gameplay optimization comes from a greater amount of creative freedom like you mention. Lets not do it. Lets do it less frequently. Lets organize the data into something relative to usage pattern like spatial partitions.
- @awealthofcs: The 1800s: I hope I survive my 3 month voyage to deliver a message to London Now: The streaming on this NFL game in London is a bit spotty
- @ddwoods2: just having buffers ≠ resilience; resilience = the capacities for changing position/size/kind of buffers, before events eat those buffers
- unoti: There's a dangerous, contagious illness that developers of every generation get that causes them to worry about architecture and getting "street cred" even more than they worry about solving business problems. I've fallen victim to this myself, because street cred is important to me. But it's a trap.
- @kelseyhightower: Kubernetes is getting some awesome new features: Auto scaling pods, Jobs API (batch), and a new deployment API for serve side app rollouts.
- Great story on Optimizing League of Legends. The process: Identification: profile the application and identify the worst performing parts; Comprehension: understand what the code is trying to achieve and why it is slow; Iteration: change the code based on step 2 and then re-profile. Repeat until fast enough. Result: memory savings of 750kb and a function that ran one to two milliseconds faster.
- Fantastic article on Medium's architecture: 25 million uniques a month; service-oriented architecture, running about a dozen production services; GitHub; Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud; Ansible; mostly Node with some Go; CloudFlare, Fastly, CloudFront with interesting traffic allocations; Nginx and HAProxy; Datadog, PagerDuty, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana; DynamoDB, Redis, Aurora, Neo4J; Protocol Buffers used as contract between layers; and much more.
- Are notifications the new Web X.0? Notification: the push and the pull: Right now we are witnessing another round of unbundling as the notification screen becomes the primary interface for mobile computing.
- Algorithm hacking 101. Uber Surge Price? Research Says Walk A Few Blocks, Wait A Few Minutes.
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