Hey, it's HighScalability time:
Hacking recognition systems with fashion.
- 9 teraflops: PC GPU performance for VR rendering; 1.75 million requests per second: DDoS attack from cameras; 5GB/mo: average data consumption in the US; ~59.2GB: size of Wikipedia corpus; 50%: slower LTE within the last year; 5.4 million: entries in Microsoft Concept Graph; 20 microseconds: average round-trip latencies between 250,000 machines using direct FPGA-to-FPGA messages (Microsoft); 1.09 billion: Facebook daily active mobile users; 300 minutes: soaring time for an AI controlled glider; 82ms: latency streaming game play on Azure;
- Quotable Quotes:
- AORTA: Apple’s service revenue is now consistently greater than iPad and Mac revenue streams making it the number two revenue stream behind the gargantuan iPhone bucket.
- @GeertHub: Apple R&D budget: $10 billion NASA science budget: $5 billion One explored Pluto, the other made a new keyboard.
- Steve Jobs: tie all of our products together, so we further lock customers into our ecosystem
- @moxie: I think these types of posts are also the inevitable result of people overestimating our organizational capacity based on whatever limited success Signal and Signal Protocol have had. It could be that the author imagines me sitting in a glass skyscraper all day, drinking out of champagne flutes, watching over an enormous engineering team as they add support for animated GIF search as an explicit fuck you to people with serious needs.
- @jdegoes: Devs don't REALLY hate abstraction—they hate obfuscation. Abstraction discards irrelevant details, retaining an essence governed by laws.
- @ewolff: There are no stateless applications. It just means state is on the client or in the database.
- @mjpt777: Pushing simple logic down into the memory controllers is the only way to overcome the bandwidth bottleneck. I'm glad to see it begin.
- @gigastacey: Moral of @0xcharlie car hacking talk appears to be don't put actuators on the internet w/out thinking about security. #ARMTechCon
- @markcallaghan: When does MySQL become too slow for analytics? Great topic, maybe hard to define but IO-bound index nested loops join isn't fast.
- @iAnimeshS: A year's computing on the old Macintosh portable can now be processed in just 5 seconds on the #NewMacBookPro. #AppleEvent
- @neil_conway: OH: "My philosophy for writing C++ is the same as for using Git: 'I stay in my damn lane.'"
- qnovo: Yet as big as this figure sounds, and it is big, only 3 gallons of gasoline (11 liters) pack the same amount of energy. Whereas the Tesla battery weighs about 1300 lbs (590 kg), 3 gallons of gasoline weigh a mere 18 lbs (8 kg). This illustrates the concept of energy density: a lithium-ion battery is 74X less dense than gasoline.
- @kelseyhightower: I'm willing to bet developers spend more time reverse engineering inadequate API documentation than implementing business logic.
- @sgmansfield: OH: our ci server continues to run out of inodes because each web site uses ~140,000 files in node_modules
- @relix42: “We use maven to download half the internet and npm to get the other half…”
- NEIL IRWIN: economic expansions do not die of old age—an old expansion like our current one is not likelier to enter a recession in the next year than a young expansion.
- @popey: I am in 6 slack channels. 1.5GB RAM consumed by the desktop app. In 100+ IRC channels. 25MB consumed by irssi. The future is rubbish.
- @SwiftOnSecurity: The only way to improve the security of these IoT devices is market forces. They must not be allowed to profit without fear of repercussions
- The Ancient One: you think you know how the world works. What if I told you, through the mystic arts, we harness energy and shape reality?
- @natpryce: "If you have four groups working on a compiler*, you'll get a four-pass compiler" *and you describe the problem in terms of passes
- @PatrickMcFadin: Free cloud APIs are closing up as investors start looking for a return. Codebender is closing down
- We have quotes n the likes of which even god has never seen. Read the full article to them all.
- The true program is the programmer. Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The true poem is the poet's mind; the true ship is the ship-builder. In the man, could we lay him open, we should see the reason for the last flourish and tendril of his work; as every spine and tint in the sea-shell preexist in the secreting organs of the fish.”
- Who would have thought something like this was possible? A Regex that only matches itself. As regexes go it's not even all that weird looking. One of the comments asks for a proof of why it works. That would be interesting.
- Docker in Production: A History of Failure. Generated a lot of heat and some light. Good comments on HN and on reddit and on reddit. A lot of the comments say yes, there a problems with Docker, but end up saying something like...tzaman: That's odd, we've been using Docker for about a year in development and half a year in production (on Google Container engine / Kubernetes) and haven't experienced any of the panics, crashes yet (at least not any we could not attribute as a failure on our end).
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