Hey, it's HighScalability time:
Modern art? Nope. Pancreatic cancer revealed by fluorescent labeling.
- 4: SpaceX rocket landings at sea; 32TB: 3D Vertical NAND Flash; 10x: compute power for deep learning as the best of today’s GPUs; 87%: of vehicles could go electric without any range problems; 06%: visitors that post comments on NPR; 235k: terrorism related Twitter accounts closed; 40%: AMD improvement in instructions per clock for Zen; 15%: apps are slower is summer because of humidity;
- Quotable Quotes:
- @netik: There is no Internet of Things. There are only many unpatched, vulnerable small computers on the Internet.
- @Pinboard: The Programmers’ Credo: we do these things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy
- Aphyr: This advantage is not shared by sequential consistency, or its multi-object cousin, serializability. This much, I knew–but Herlihy & Wing go on to mention, almost offhand, that strict serializability is also nonlocal!
- @PHP_CEO: I’VE HAD AN IDEA / WE’LL TAKE ALL THE BAD CODE / BUNDLE IT TOGETHER / AND SELL IT TO VCS AS A COLLATERALIZED TECHNICAL DEBT OBLIGATION
- felixgallo: I agree, the actor model is a significantly more usable metaphor for containers than functions. When you start thinking about supervisor trees, you start heading towards Kubernetes, which is interesting.
- David Rosenthal: So in practice blockchains are decentralized (not), anonymous (not and not), immutable (not), secure (not), fast (not) and cheap (not). What's (not) to like?
- @grimmelm: You know, you can’t spell “idiotic” without “IoT”
- @jroper: 10 years ago, backends were monolithic services and frontends many pages. Now frontends are monolithic pages and backends many services.
- @jakevoytko: Ordinary human: Hey, this is a fork. You can eat with it! People who comment on programming blogs: You can't eat soup with that.
- iLoch: Wow $5000/mo for 2000rps, just for the application servers? That's absurd. I think we're paying around $2000/mo for our app servers, a database which is over 2TB in size, and we ingest about 10 megabytes of text data per second, on top of a couple thousand requests per second to the user facing application.
- @josh_wills: I'm thinking about writing a book on data engineering for kids: "An Immutable, Append-Only Log of Unfortunate Events"
- Kill Process: What the world needs is not a new social network that concentrates power in a single place, but a design to intrinsically prevent the concentration of power that results in barriers to switching.
- ljmasternoob: the bump was just Schrödinger's cat stepping on Occam's razor.
- carsongross: The JVM is a treasure just sitting there waiting to be rediscovered.
- @mjpt777: When @nitsanw points out some of what he finds in the JVM I often end up crying :(
@karpathy: I hoped TensorFlow would standardize our code but it's low level so we've diverged on layers over it: Slim, PrettyTensor, Keras, TFLearn ...
@rbranson: coordination is a scaling bottleneck in teams as much as it is in distributed systems.
- @mathiasverraes: There are only two hard problems in distributed systems: 2. Exactly-once delivery 1. Guaranteed order of messages 2. Exactly-once delivery
- @PhilDarnowsky: I've been using dynamically typed languages for a living for a decade. As a result, I prefer statically typed languages.
- Allyn Malventano: 64-Layer is Samsung's 4th generation of V-NAND. We've seen 48-Layer and 32-Layer, but few know that 24-Layer was a thing (but was mainly in limited enterprise parts).
- @cmeik: "It's a bit odd to me that programming languages today only give you the ability to write something that runs on one machine..." [1/2]
- @trengriffin: @amcafee Use of higher radio frequencies will require a lot more antennas creating ever smaller coverage areas. More heterogeneous bandwidth
- @jamesurquhart: Disagree IaaS multicloud tools will play major role moving forward. Game is in PaaS and app deployment (containers).
- Linking it all together on a great episode of This Week In Tech. Google’s new OS, Fuchsia, for places where Android fears to tread, smaller, lower power IoT type devices. Intel Optane is an almost shipping non-volatile memory that is 1000X faster than SSD (maybe not), has up to 10X the capacity of DRAM, while only being a few X slower than typical DRAM, is perfect for converged IoT devices. Say goodbye to blocks and memory tiers. IoT devices don't have to be fast, so DRAM can be replaced with this new memory, hopefully making simpler cheaper devices that can last a decade on a small battery, especially when combined with low power ARM CPUs. NVMe is replacing SATA and AHCI for higher bandwidth, lower latency access to non-volatile memory. 5g, when it comes out, will specifically support billions of low power IoT devices. Machine learning ties everything together. That future that is full of sensors may actually happen. As Greg Ferro said~ We are starting to see the convergence of multiple advances. You can start to plot a pathway forward to see where the disruption occurs. The irony, still, is nothing will work together. We have ubiquitous wifi more from a fluke of history than any conscious design. We see how when left up to industry the silo mindset captures all reason, and we are all the poorer for it.
- We have water rights. Mineral rights. Surface rights. Is there such a thing as virtual property rights? Do you own the virtual property rights of your own property when someone else decides to use it in an application? Pokemon GO Hit With Class Action Lawsuit. Why do people keep coming to this couple’s home looking for lost phones?
- As data becomes more valuable that we are the product becomes assumed. Provider of Personal Finance Tools Tracks Bank Cards, Sells Data to Investors: Yodlee has another way of making money: The company sells some of the data it gathers from credit- and debit-card transactions to investors and research firms...Yodlee can tell you down to the day how much the water bill was across 25,000 citizens of San Francisco” or the daily spending at McDonald’s throughout the country...The details are so valuable that some investment firms have paid more than $2 million apiece for an annual subscription to Yodlee’s service.
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