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InfoSec Taylor Swift is wise...haters gonna hate.
- 6 billion+: Foursquare checkins; 25000: allocs for every keystroke in Chrome's Omnibox
- Quotable Quotes:
- @wattersjames: Pretty convinced that more value is created by networks of products in today's world than 'stacks'--'stack' model seems outdated.
- @ChrisLove: WOW 70% of http://WalMart.com traffic over the holidays was from a 'mobile' device! #webperf #webdevelopment #html5
- @Nick_Craver: No compelling reason - we can run all of #stackexchange on one R610 server (4yr old) @ 5% CPU. #redis is incredibly efficient.
- @jehiah: The ticker on http://bitly.com rolled past 20 BILLION Bitlinks today. Made possible by reliable mysql clusters + NSQ.
- @tonydenyer: micro services how to turn your ball of mud into a distributed ball of mud" #xpdaylon
- @moonpolysoft: containers are the new nosql b/c all are dimly aware of a payoff somewhere, and are more than willing to slice each other up to get there.
- @shipilev: Shipilev's First Law of Performance Issues: "It is almost always something very simple and embarrassing to admit once you found it"
- Gérard Berry: We discovered that this whole hypothesis of being infinitely fast both simplified programming and helped us to be faster than others, which was fun.
- @randybias: OH: “The religion of technology is featurism.” [ brilliant observation ]
- @rolandkuhn: ACID 2.0: associative commutative idempotent distributed #reactconf @PatHelland
- @techmilind: @adrianco @wattersjames @cloudpundit Intra-region latency of <2ms is the killer feature. That's what makes Aurora possible.
- @timreid: async involves a higher level of initial essential complexity, but a greatly reduced level of continual accidental complexity #reactconf
- @capotribu: Docker Machine + Swarm + (proposed) Compose = multi-containers apps on clusters in 1 command #DockerCon
- @dthume: "Some people say playing with thread affinity is for wimps. Those people don't make money" - @mjpt777 at #reactconf
- @jamesurquhart: Reading a bunch of apparently smart people remain blind to the lessons of complexity. #rootcauseismerelyaclue
- Facebook: the rate of our machine-to-machine traffic growth remains exponential, and the volume has been doubling at an interval of less than a year.
- In the US we tend to be practical mobile users instead of personal and social fun users. Innovation is happening elsewhere as is clearly shown in Dan Grover's epic exploration of Chinese Mobile App UI Trends: using voice instead of text for messaging; QR codes for everything; indeterminate badges to indicate there's something interesting to look at; a discover menu item that contains "changing menagerie of fun"; lots of app stores; using phone numbers for login, even on websites; QR code logins; chat as the universal UI; more damn stickers; each app has a wallet; use of location in ways those in the US might find creepy; tight integration with offline consumption; common usage of the assistive touch feature on the iPhone; cutesy mascots in loading and error screens; pollution widgets; full ad splash screen when an app starts; theming of apps.
- Awesome analysis. A really deep dive with great graphics on Facebook's new network architecture. Facebook Fabric Networking Deconstructed: the new Facebook Network Fabric is in fact a Fat-Tree with 3-levels.
- Just a tiny thing. AMD, Numascale, and Supermicro Deploy Large Shared Memory System: The Numascale system, installed over the past two weeks, consists of 5184 CPU cores and 20.7 TBytes of shared memory which is housed in 108 Supermicro 1U servers connected in a 3D torus with NumaConnect, using three cabinets with 36 servers apiece in a 6x6x3 topology. Each server has 48 cores three AMD Opteron 6386 CPUs and 192GB memory, providing a single system image and 20.7 TB to all 5184 cores.
- Quit asking why something happened. The question that must be answered is how. The Infinite Hows (or, the Dangers Of The Five Whys).
- What do customers want? Answers. Greg Ferro talks about how a company that hired engineers to answer sales inquiries doubled their sales. All people wanted were their questions answered. Once answered they would place an order. No complex time wasting sales cycle required. Technology has replaced the information gather part of the sales cycle. Customers already know everything about a product before making contact. Now what they need are answers.
- Docker Networking is as simple as a reverse 4 and a half somersault piked from a 3 metre board into a black hole.
- How is that Google Cloud Platform thingy working out? Pretty well says Aerospike. 1M Aerospike reads/sec for just $11.44/hour, on 50 nodes, with linear scalability for 100% reads and 100% writes.
- Your bright human mind can solve a maze. So what? Fatty acid chemistry can too: This study demonstrates that the Marangoni flow in a channel network can solve maze problems such as exploring and visualizing the shortest path and finding all possible solutions in a parallel fashion.
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