Hey, it's HighScalability time:
- Several Billion: Apple iMessages per Day along with 40 billion notifications and 15 to 20 million FaceTime calls. Take that WhatsApp. Their architecture? Hey, this is Apple, only the Shadow knows.
- 200 bit quantum computer: more states than atoms in the universe; 10 million matches: Tinder's per day catch; $1 billion: Kickstarter's long tail pledge funding achievement
- Quotable Quotes:
- @cstross: Let me repeat that: 100,000 ARM processors will cost you a total of $75,000 and probably fit in your jacket pocket.
- @openflow: "You can no longer separate compute, storage, and networking." -- @vkhosla #ONS2014
- @HackerNewsOnion: New node.js co-working space has 1 table and everyone takes turns
- @chrismunns: we're reaching the point where ease and low cost of doing DDOS attacks means you shouldn't serve anything directly out of your origin
- @rilt: Mysql dead, Cassandra now in production using @DataStax python driver.
- @CompSciFact: "No engineered structure is designed to be built and then neglected or ignored." -- Henry Petroski
- Arundhati Roy: Revolutions can, and often have, begun with reading.
- Brett Slatkin: 3D printing is to design what continuous deployment is to code.
- Well Facebook got on that right quick: Facebook wants to use drones to blanket remote regions with Internet. We talked about a drone driven Internet back in January. This is good news IMHO. Facebook will have the resources to make this really happen. Hopefully. Maybe. Cross your fingers.
- A vast hidden surveillance network runs across America, powered by the repo industry. This intelligence database was powered by individuals driving around and taking pictures of licence plates to track cars. Imagine how Google Glass will enable the tracking of people, without any three letter government agencies in the loop. Crowdsourcing is fun!
- Francis Bacon way back in the 1700s was all over BigData with his ant, spider, and honey bee analogy: Good scientists are not like ants (mindlessly gathering data) or spiders (spinning empty theories). Instead, they are like bees, transforming nature into a nourishing product. This essay examines Bacon's "middle way" by elucidating the means he proposes to turn experience and insight into understanding. The human intellect relies on "machines" to extend perceptual limits, check impulsive imaginations, and reveal nature's latent causal structure, or “forms.”
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