Hey, it's HighScalability time:
Each dot in this image is an entire galaxy containing billions of stars. What's in there?
- Quotable Quotes:
- mseepgood: Or "another language that's becoming popular, Node.js"
- Joe Moreno: What good are billions of cycles of CPU power that make me wait. I shouldn't have to wait longer and longer due to launching, buffering, syncing, I/O and latency.
- @stevecheney: Apple Pay is the magic that integrated hardware / software produces. No one else in the world can do this.
- @etherealmind: Next gen Intel Xeon E5 V3 CPU includes packet processor for 40GBE, 30x increase in OpenSSL crypto, 25% increase in DPDK perf. #IDF14
- @pbailis: There's actually an interesting question in understanding when to break "sharing" -- at core, NUMA domain, server, or cluster level?
- @fmueller_bln: Just wait some minutes for vagrant to provision a vm with puppet and you’ll know why docker may be better option for dev machines...
- Encryption will make fighting the spam war much costlier reveals Mike Hearn in an awesome post: A brief history of the spam war, where he gives insightful color commentary of the punch counter punch between World Heavyweight Champion Google and the challenger, Clever Spammer. Mike worked in the Gmail trenches for over four years and recommends: make sending email cost money; use money to create deposits using bitcoin.
- jeswin: No other browser can practically implement or support Dart. If they do their implementation will be slower than Google's, and will get classified as inferior. < Ignoring the merits of Dart, this is an interesting ecosystem effect. By rating sites for non quality of content reasons Google can in effect select for characteristics over which they have a comparative advantage. It's not an arms length transaction.
- Dateline Seattle. Social media users execute a coordinated denial of service attack on cell networks, preventing those in need from accessing emergency services. Who are these terrorists? Football fans. City of Seattle asks people to stop streaming videos, posting photos because of football. Tweets, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat are overloading the cell networks so calls can't get through. Should the cell network expand capacity? Should there be an app tax to constrain demand? Should users pay per packet? As a 49ers fan I have another suggestion...move games to a different venue, perhaps the moon. That will help.
- Are you a militant cable cutter who thinks the future of TV is the Internet? Not so fast says Dan Rayburn in Internet Traffic Records Could Be Broken This Week Thanks To Apple, NFL, Sony, Xbox, EA and Others: Delivering video over the Internet at the same scale and quality that you do over a cable network isn’t possible. The Internet is not a cable network and if you think otherwise, you will be proven wrong this week. We’re going to see long download times, more buffering of streams, more QoS issues and ISPs that will take steps to deal with the traffic.
- Ted Nelson takes on the impossible in on How Bitcoin Actually Works (Computers for Cynics #7). And he does an excellent job, sharing his usual insight with a twist. The title is misleading however. There's hardly any cynicism. How disappointing! Ted is clearly impressed with the design and implementation of bitcoin. For good reason. No matter what you think of bitcoin and its potential role in society, it is a very well thought out and impressive piece of technology. On par with Newton, Mr. Nelson suggests. If you watch this you'll probably realize that you don't actually understand bitcoin, even if you think you do, and that's a good thing.
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