Hey, it's HighScalability time:
Change: Elliott $800,000 in 1960, 8K RAM, 2kHz CPU vs Raspberry Pi Zero, $5, 1Ghz, 512MB
- 434,000: square-feet in Facebook's new office; $62.5 billion: Uber's valuation; 11: DigitalOcean datacenters; $4.45 billion: black Friday online sales; 2MPH: speed news traveled in 1500; 95: percent of world covered by mobile broadband; 86%: items Amazon delivers that weigh less than five pounds.
- Quotable Quotes:
- Jeremy Hsu: Is anybody thinking about how we’ll have to code differently to accommodate the jump from a 1-exaflop supercomputer to 10 exaflops? There is not enough attention being paid to this issue.
- @kml: “Process drives away talent” - @adrianco at #yow15
- capkutay: Seems like a lot of the momentum behind containers is driven by the Silicon Valley investment community.
- @taotetek: IoT is turning homes into datacenters with no system administrators and no security team.
- @asymco: On Thursday and early Friday, mobile traffic accounted for nearly 60% of all online shopping traffic, and 40% of all online sales
- Mobile App Developers are Suffering: It’s just too saturated. The barriers to adoption and therefore monetization are too high. It’s easier on the web.
- Taleb: It is foolish to separate risk taking from the risk management of ruin.
- Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert: I believe dynamic languages are here to stay. They can be very nimble, in ways that statically typed languages might never be able to match. We’re at a point in time where static typing dominates mainstream thought in the programming world, but that doesn’t mean dynamic languages are dead.
- @__edorian: "Can i have a static linked binary?" - "No that's stupid, it's slower and takes more space!" - "Can i have a docker image?" - "Sure!
- @grzegorz_dyk: When I see people talking about fine grained #microservices I am thinking: why not use actors? #akka #erlang
- Henry Miller: When you can’t create you can work.
- @ValaAfshar: For the first time ever, online media consumption is bigger than TV consumption.
- @matthewfellows: I learned today that Airbus code is reviewed by hand... in raw assembly code #yow15 @dius_au
- Rich Hickey: Programmers know the benefits of everything and the tradeoffs of nothing
- Robin Harris: Cheap storage is changing the world. Whether it is in the cloud, on a dash cam, or embedded in an app, cheap – as in inexpensive – storage is enabling new relationships between individuals, and with culture, power, and groups.
- @sustrik: libmill shows 1400x performance improvement in c10k scenarios. Wow! I love low-hanging fruit.
- @jmckenty: At Scale: Bigger than what you’ve got now.
- John Cage: My notion of how to proceed in a society to bring change is not to protest the thing that is evil, but rather to let it die its own death.
- @b6n: preemptively blog about how you scaled to support the million users you don't have yet.
- @joeweinman: When will the FCC start addressing app neutrality?
- @ufried: i have this post about data scalability always open in a tab, just to remind me of some essentials once in a while
- Personalization is getting more personal and more useful. Personalized Nutrition: Healthy foods are unique to individuals: Israeli research teams have demonstrated that there exists a high degree of variability in the responses of different individuals to identical meals...Using their set of amassed data, the researchers then went a step further, applying machine-learning algorithm to their cohort of 800 participants and developing an algorithm capable of predicting individualized PPGRs (postprandial (post-meal) glycemic responses). This intricate algorithm incorporates 137 features representing meal content, daily activity, blood parameters, CGM-derived features, questionnaires, and microbiome features.
- Now that's putting concertina wire on the walled garden fence. WhatsApp is blocking links to a competing messenger app.
- As programming is a creative act, perhaps the ultimate creative act, this advice applies to programmers too. Ira Glass: Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.
- So you want a revolution, what will be the cost? It’s a Trap: Emperor Palpatine’s Poison Pill: In this case study we found that the Rebel Alliance would need to prepare a bailout of at least 15%, and likely at least 20%, of GGP in order to mitigate the systemic risks and the sudden and catastrophic economic collapse. Without such funds at the ready, it likely the Galactic economy would enter an economic depression of astronomical proportions.
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