Hey, it's HighScalability time:
- Quotable Quotes:
- @Kurt_Vonnegut: Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
- @neil_conway: "The paucity of innovation in calculating join predicate selectivities is truly astounding."
- @KentBeck: power law walks into a bar. bartender says, "i've seen a hundred power laws. nobody orders anything." power law says, "1000 beers, please".
- @CompSciFact: RT @jfcloutier: Prolog: thinking in proofs Erlang: thinking in processes UML: wishful thinking
- For your acoustic listening pleasure let me present...The Orbiting Vibes playing Scaling Doesn't Matter. I don't quite understand how it relates to scaling, but my deep learning algorithm likes it.
- The Rise of the Algorithm. Another interesting podcast with James Allworth and Ben Thompson. Much pondering of how to finance content. Do you trust content with embedded affiliate links? Do you trust content written by writers judged on their friendliness to advertisers? Why trust at all is the bigger question. Facebook is the soft news advertisers love. Twitter is the hard news advertisers avoid. A traditional newspaper combined both. Humans are the new horses. < Capitalism doesn't care if people are employed anymore than it cared about horses being employed. Employment is simply a byproduct of inefficient processes. The Faith that the future will provide is deliciously ironic given the rigorous rationalism underlying most of the episodes.
- Great reading list for Berkeley CS286: Implementation of Database Systems, Fall 2014.
- Is it just me or is it totally weird that all the spy systems use the same diagrams that any other project would use? It makes it seem so...normal. The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google.
- The Mathematics of Herding Sheep. By little border collie Annie embodies a very smart algorithm to herd sheep: When sheep become dispersed beyond a certain point, dogs put their effort into rounding them up, reintroducing predatory pressure into the herd, which responds according to selfish herd principles, bunching tightly into a more cohesive unit. < What's so disturbing is how well this algorithm works with people.
- Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program. What I really want are pick-up drones, where I send my drone to pick stuff up. Or are pick-up and delivery cars a better bet? Though I can see swarms of drones delivering larger objects in parts that self-assemble.
- Lambda Architecture at Indix: "break down the various stages in your data pipeline into the layers of the architecture and choose technologies and frameworks that satisfy the specific requirements of each layer."
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