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This is how you blast microprocessors with high-energy beams to test them for space.
- terabits: Facebook's network capacity; 56.2 Gbps: largest extortion DDoS attack seen by Akamai; 220: minutes spent usings apps per day; $33 billion: 2015 in-app purchases; 2334: web servers running in containers on a Raspberry Pi 2; 121: startups valued over $1 billion
- Quotable Quotes:
- A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design: Two obsessions are the hallmarks of Nature’s artistic style: Symmetry—a love of harmony, balance, and proportion Economy—satisfaction in producing an abundance of effects from very limited means
- @Carnage4Life: ad blocking Apple has done to Google what Google did to MSFT. Added a feature they can't compete with without breaking their biz model
- @shellen: FWIW - Dreamforce is a localized weather system that strikes downtown SF every year causing widespread panic & bad slacks.
- @KentBeck: first you learn the value of abstraction, then you learn the cost of abstraction, then you're ready to engineer
- @doctorow: Arab-looking man of Syrian descent found in garage building what looks like a bomb
- @kixxauth: Idempotency is not something you take a pill for. -- ZeroMQ
- @sorenmacbeth: Alice in Blockchains
- Sebastian Thrun: BECAUSE of the increased efficiency of machines, it is getting harder and harder for a human to make a productive contribution to society
- Coding Horror: Getting the details right is the difference between something that delights, and something customers tolerate.
- @mamund: "[92% of] all catastrophic failures are the result of incorrect handling of non-fatal errors."
- Charles Weitz: Almost every cell in our body has a circadian clock. It helps every cell figure out when to use energy, when to rest, when to repair DNA, or to replicate DNA.
- @kfury: Web development skills are like cells in your body. Every 7 years they're completely replaced by new ones.
- Alexey Gorshkov: We’re learning how to build complex states of light that, in turn, can be built into more complex objects.
- @BenedictEvans: Ad blocking = taking money away from people whose work you read. Everyone has reasons, or excuses. But it remains true
- Gaffer on Games: I swear you guys are like the f*cking climate change deniers of network programming..not just a rant, also deeply informative.
- @anoemi: I don't use emojis because when I use smiley faces, I like to stay close to the metal.
- @neil_conway: in practice, basically no app logic gets retry logic right (esp. for read-only xacts, which can abort under serializable).
- @xaprb: All roads lead to Rome. All queueing theory studies lead to Agner Erlang. All scalability studies lead to Neil Gunther.
- Why doesn't Google use git? Here's why. Stats on the Google source code repository: 1 billion files, 9 million source files, 2 billion lines of code, 35 million commits, 86 terabytes, 45 thousand commits per workday, 25,000 Googlers from all over the world, billions of file read requests per day (800K QPS peak). All in one single repository. The rate of change is on an exponential growth curve. Of note: robots commit 30K times per day, humans only 15K. From a talk by Rachel Potvin: The Motivation for a Monolithic Codebase.
- The problem is as soon as Medium becomes everything it also becomes nothing. Medium's Evan Williams To Publishers: Your Website Is Toast.
- If you appreciate the technical aspects of the intricate bot games Ashley Madison is said to have played then you might enjoy Darknet, a book that takes the same idea to chilling extremes. AI driven Distributed Autonomous Corporations use bitcoin and anonymous markets to take the world to the brink. Only a gambit worthy of Captain Kirk saves the day.
- Points to ponder. Why I wouldn’t use rails for a new company: I worry now that rails is past its zenith, and that starting a new company with rails today might be like starting a company using Java Spring in 2007...Everyone knows that ruby is slow...over time other frameworks simply picked up those innovations [Rails]...If you want to future-proof your web application, you have to make a bet on what engineers will want to use in three years.
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