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The Death of Microservice Madness in 2018
Microservices became a very popular topic in over the last couple of years 1 . 'Microservice madness' goes something like this: Netflix are great at devops.…
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2 days ago
Some Cupids Kill With Arrows - Uncanny Magazine
Meg should have known. This was what came of trying to be nice. “It’s a new job, a new crowd,” her mother had declared, far too cheerfully. “Be sociable this…
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6 days ago
Monitoring in a DevOps World - ACM Queue
The November/December issue of acmqueue is out now Performance PDF January 8, 2018 Volume 15, issue 6 Monitoring in a DevOps World Perfect should never be the…
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8 days ago
4 lessons for software developers from 1970s mainframe programming
Eight megabytes of memory is plenty. Or so we believed back in the late 1970s. Our mainframe programs usually ran in 8 MB virtual machines (VMs) that had to…
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8 days ago
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Safe, separated bike lanes turn the current inane vehicles -v- bikes distraction into a community asset that provid…
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14 days ago
Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign
On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the campaign…
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18 days ago
How to Stand Up to the Kremlin
D uring the Cold War , the United States and the Soviet Union faced off in an existential struggle between two antithetical systems . Either the Soviet bloc…
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4 weeks ago
The Secret History of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco
The first thing you need to understand about the building that, until very recently, housed the Russian Consulate in San Francisco — a city where topography is…
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4 weeks ago
OK, We Need to Talk About This Controversy with 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
Another December, another massive opening for a Star Wars movie—this time to the tune of $450 million worldwide . That alone isn't really surprising; Star Wars…
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4 weeks ago
Estonia, the Digital Republic
The Estonian government is so eager to take on big problems that many ambitious techies leave the private sector to join it. Illustration by Eiko Ojala Audio:…
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4 weeks ago
Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear
Justin Metz for BuzzFeed News This summer, Elon Musk spoke to the National Governors Association and told them that “AI is a fundamental risk to the existence…
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4 weeks ago
Twitter
RT : “Let’s Not Lose Our Minds” by
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5 weeks ago
Raising a Teenage Daughter*
Six months ago, my 15-year-old daughter, Hannah, sent me a video. In it, she’s hanging upside down by her feet from a head-high granite boulder, inching along…
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6 weeks ago
My 20-Year Experience of Software Development Methodologies
Sapiens and Collective Fictions Recently I read Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari. The basic thesis of the book is that humans require…
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6 weeks ago
The Greatest Leap, Part 1: How the Apollo fire propelled NASA to the Moon
“Bulletproof” Norm Chaffee, the engineer, had known the crew. Not intimately, perhaps, but well enough that when he’d bump into Roger Chaffee at the grocery…
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6 weeks ago
Statistics and Hacking: An Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
In the early 20 th century, Guinness breweries in Dublin had a policy of hiring the best graduates from Oxford and Cambridge to improve their industrial…
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7 weeks ago
Bitcoin's Underlying Incentives - ACM Queue
The September/October issue of acmqueue is out now Networks PDF November 28, 2017 Volume 15, issue 5 Bitcoin's Underlying Incentives The unseen economic forces…
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7 weeks ago
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7 weeks ago
GTD in 15 minutes – A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Things Done
What is “GTD”? GTD—or “Getting things done”—is a framework for organizing and tracking your tasks and projects. Its aim is a bit higher than just “getting…
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7 weeks ago
The Martians Claim Canada
T he Martians descend to Earth in their spaceship. They intend to go to New York – they want to see something called ‘a musical’ – but they get the directions…
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8 weeks ago
What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?
Still from Woody Allen’s Manhattan Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, William Burroughs, Richard Wagner, Sid Vicious, V. S. Naipaul, John Galliano, Norman…
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8 weeks ago
The Father Of Mobile Computing Is Not Impressed
“You want to see some old media?” Alan Kay grins beneath his gray mustache and leads me through his Brentwood home. It’s a nice place with a tennis court out…
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9 weeks ago
Twitter
Moustache visible through the Shuttle’s window.
Interesting how rough-textured the thermal blankets and tiles were…
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9 weeks ago
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I just released datasette - a new tool for turning any SQLite database into a web interface and JSON API:…
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9 weeks ago
Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence? - Issue 42: Fakes - Nautilus
P erhaps Arthur C. Clarke was being uncharacteristically unambitious. He once pointed out that any sufficiently advanced technology is going to be…
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10 weeks ago
Shirt Pocket Watch - Bad Craziness, Good Release!
SuperDuper! 3.0 is now out!

All beta users and regular users can now update. Final 3.0 blog post at

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10 weeks ago
The Improbable Origins of PowerPoint
Illustration: Jude Buffum Walking into the hall to deliver the speech was a “ daunting experience ,” the speaker later recalled, but “we had projectors and all…
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11 weeks ago
How to Remember What You Read
“I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Why is it that some people…
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12 weeks ago
Ralph Nader: How CEO Stock Buybacks Parasitize the Economy - Evonomics
By Ralph Nader The monster of economic waste—over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by the self-enriching CEOs of large corporations—started…
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12 weeks ago
What Boredom Does to You - Issue 53: Monsters - Nautilus
E very emotion has a purpose—an evolutionary benefit,” says Sandi Mann, a psychologist and the author of The Upside of Downtime: Why Boredom Is Good . “I wanted…
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12 weeks ago
Challenging Site C: The BC Utilities Commission preliminary report
Sep 21, 2017 By Province of British Columbia / Flickr The BC Utilities Commission preliminary report demonstrates why independent review of mega-projects like…
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12 weeks ago
A former Google design ethicist fights against what he sees as mass manipulation by social media
I f, like an ever-growing majority of people in the U.S., you own a smartphone, you might have the sense that apps in the age of the pocket-sized computer are…
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october 2017
Hey Siri: An On-device DNN-powered Voice Trigger for Apple’s Personal Assistant - Apple
The “Hey Siri” feature allows users to invoke Siri hands-free. A very small speech recognizer runs all the time and listens for just those two words. When it…
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october 2017
Robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks debunks AI hype seven ways
The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions - MIT Technology Review
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october 2017
The Danger of President Pence
Stephen Bannon, the former White House strategist, worries that Pence would “be a President that the Kochs would own.” Illustration by Todd St. John On…
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october 2017
Russia’s Use of Antivirus Software to Spy on the U.S. Shows Why We Need Strong Encryption
A picture taken on Oct. 17, 2016, shows an employee walking behind a glass wall with machine coding symbols at the headquarters of internet security company…
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october 2017
Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?
T he disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement…
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october 2017
https://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/51-l/docs/rogers-commission/Appendix-F.txt
Appendix F - Personal observations on the reliability of the Shuttle by R. P. Feynman Introduction It appears that there are enormous differences of opinion as…
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october 2017
The Coming Software Apocalypse
T here were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a…
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september 2017
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