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The big middle finger to the Olympic Committee. They pulled this video of the incredibly beautiful Olympic cauldron at Rio.
- 25 years ago: the first website went online; $236M: Pokemon Go revenue in 5 weeks in 3 countriesSeveral thousand: work on Apple maps; 2500 Nimitz Carriers: weight of iPhone if implemented using tube transistors; $50 trillion: cost of iPhone in 1950, economic output of the world in your hand; 1000x: faster phase-change RAM; 15lbs: Americans heavier than 20 years ago; 2 years: for hacking the IRS; 3.6PB: hypothetical storage pod based on 60 TB SSD; 330,000: cash registers hacked; 162%: increased love for electric cars in China;
- Quotable Quotes:
- @carllerche: it is hard to imagine how a node app could get closer to the metal with only 20MM LOC between the app and the hardware.
- David Heinemeier Hansson (RoR)~ Lots and lots of huge systems that are running the gosh darn Internet are built by remote people operating asynchronously. You don't think that's good enough for your little shop?
- Cesarini: Some frameworks that try to automate activities end up failing to hide complexity. They limit the trade-offs you can make, so they cater only to a subset of systems, often with very detailed requirements.
- "Uncle" Bob Martin: I have lived through 22 orders of magnitude growth of growth in hardware.
- Jovanovic: To use Bitcoin for real-time trades, we need to eliminate its lazy fork-resolution mechanism and adopt strong consistency, a more proactive approach that guarantees transaction persistence.
- Pedro Ramalhete: one latency distribution plot is worth a thousand throughput measurements
- @n1ko_w1ll: Impressive numbers: - 80% cut code with #scala - responsive at 90% load with #akka Impressive numbers: - 80% cut code with #scala- responsive at 90% load with #akka
- @samkroon: So Aussie government is asking 20 million ppl to login to one web site on the same night... Fail. Should have gone #serverless. #census2016
- @caitie: "My contribution to RPC is not to make another system based on RPC" @cmeik #NikeTechTalks
- @krisajenkins: This is your return type: Int / This is your return type on microservices: IO / (Logger (Either HttpError Int)) Microservices: Know the risks.
- @nosqlonsql: Latency drives throughput if you cannot achieve enough concurrency. Kafka vs Chronicle. Must read by @PeterLawrey
- reddit: Today's date is 100/1000/10000 in binary
- @caitie: "The languages we associate with distributed programming are really concurrent languages" @cmeik #NikeTechTalks
- @goserverless: Lambda down :( #aws #serverless
- @pkanavos: @goserverless I think I'll PaaS
- Jan Wedel: So if you plan to build an application from scratch and it is only meant to be used in on-premise scenarios as described, you probably shouldn't go for a microservice architecture.
- @bmoesta: Any industry that solely focuses on efficiency innovation is on the verge of death. Disruptive innovations that drive progress drive growth
- flak: It’s quite likely that your crypto will explode sooner or later, and it’s possible that random numbers will be implicated, but it’s very unlikely that some USB gizmo promising “true random” at kilobits per second will save you. Save your money instead.
- Imagine how much the world has changed in those 25 years. The world's first website went online 25 years ago today. Without the Web the Internet would probably still be a backwater for researchers. The Web was the Internet's killer app. It's hard to imagine Pokemon is Augmented Realities' killer app. AR needs its let the people make it bigger and better technology. Given the balkanization of AR into proprietary silos AR may never have its Web moment. Will there be an HTTP for AR?
- The phrase "small, reprogrammable quantum computer" doesn't sound remotely present-tense, but it is: Shantanu Debnath and colleagues at the University of Maryland reveal their new device can solve three algorithms using quantum effects to perform calculations in a single step, where a normal computer would require several operations. Although the new device consists of just five bits of quantum information (qubits), the team said it had the potential to be scaled up to a larger computer...the key to the new device was a system of laser pulses that drove the quantum logic gates, which operate like the switches and transistors that power ordinary computers.
- Turning programmers into a proper profession, like doctors, is not the way to go. How much do doctors innovate? Very little. Doctors as a profession have been pounded into their current shape by two oppressors: fear of lawsuits and educational debt. Doctors are bound by best practices and oaths to do nothing interesting. What must programmers do constantly? Innovate and do the interesting. By not being a profession we are free to do harm, yes, but we are also able to create. Creation is a better failure mode than ossification. "Uncle" Bob Martin - "The Future of Programming". Nice gloss by Eric Fleming: Long story short this was really two talks in one. The first speech was about progress in hardware and software from 1945 to 2015. The second talk is about how there is so much growth in the programming field that there are too many young inexperienced people to do it right which necessitates some self regulatory body to bring young professionals into the flock. Ironically the talk his didn't intend to give, the first one is far more interesting than the talk he did give about how to fix the growing inexperience in industry.
- Don't let what happened in Turkey happen to your coup attempt. Learn from experience. Here's your step-by-step guide on How to Overthrow a Government. Presented at, you may be surprised to hear, DefCon. First select from a menu of three overthrow methods: regime change: elections, coups and revolution. Next select a crack insurgency team from a handy wizard interface. Then there's a drop down list of intelligence gathering resources and funding options. After a few more clicks just press Go and you have your revolution (you'll certainly choose revolution, you get so many more points that way).
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