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Chinese Software Startup PingCAP Raises $15M in Series B – China Money Network
BEIJING, /PRNewswire/ -- PingCAP, the commercial entity created by the developers of the open source TiDB database project, announced it has raised $15M in Series B funding led by China Growth Capital.
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4 hours ago
Why Monitoring Your Employees’ Behavior Can Backfire
Today, monitoring technologies are increasingly inexpensive—and staggeringly expansive. This has made it easier than ever for managers to intensively monitor employees at work.
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4 hours ago
These 3 Personality Traits Affect What You Earn — but Only After Age 40
We often hear about the power of personality, and how some traits are beneficial for our careers while others are more harmful.
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4 hours ago
www.vldb.org
Vol:11 No:8 → Effective Temporal Dependence Discovery in Time Series Data
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4 hours ago
Java NIO vs. IO
When should I use IO and when should I use NIO? In this text I will try to shed some light on the differences between Java NIO and IO, their use cases, and how they affect the design of your code.
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4 hours ago
www.vldb.org
Vol:11 No:8 → Indexed Fast Network Proximity Querying
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4 hours ago
Cilium - Rethinking Linux Networking and Security for the Age of Microservices — Cilium
Linux’s traditional network forwarding and security capabilities, centered around iptables and focused on IP addresses and ports, were designed 20 years ago in an era of manually deployed physical hosts, monolithic application design, and hand-edited firewall rule-sets.
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4 hours ago
jeffreymbradshaw.net
Common Ground and Coordination in Joint Activity

#OrganizationalSimulation
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5 hours ago
Espresso: brewing Java for more non-volatility with non-volatile memory | the morning paper
What happens when you introduce non-volatile memory (NVM) to the world of Java? In theory, with a heap backed by NVM, we should get persistence for free? It’s not quite that straightforward of course, but Espresso gets you pretty close. There are a few things to consider, for example:
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5 hours ago
Oxford's Free Course Critical Reasoning For Beginners Will Teach You to Think Like a Philosopher | Open Culture
When I was younger, I often found myself disagreeing with something I’d read or heard, but couldn't explain exactly why. Despite being unable to pinpoint the precise reasons, I had a strong sense that the rules of logic were being violated.
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14 hours ago
AnnaLisa Scott on Twitter: "Talking, writing, deep breathing, muscle relaxation exercises, hot baths, and long walks also help. I used to believe that just changing thoughts could take away all stress symptoms. I no longer believe that. Sometimes more int
Talking, writing, deep breathing, muscle relaxation exercises, hot baths, and long walks also help. I used to believe that just changing thoughts could take away all stress symptoms. I no longer believe that. Sometimes more intensive work is needed.
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14 hours ago
GitHub - zedshaw/learn-painting-the-hard-way: A Simple Introduction To The Application Of Pigment To A Surface To Look Like A Thing
GitHub is home to over 20 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.
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14 hours ago
What Does Culture Smell Like? - Intelligent Fanatics
Sumantra Ghoshal (26 September 1948 – 3 March 2004) was an Indian scholar and educator who served as Professor of Strategic and International Management at the London Business School, and was the founding Dean of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.
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18 hours ago
Why I've lost faith in p values — Luck Lab
This might not seem so bad. I'm still drawing the right conclusion over 90% of the time when I get a significant effect (assuming that I've done everything appropriately in running and analyzing my experiments).
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18 hours ago
Tierion Uses CockroachDB To Scale to 100 Million Blockchain Proofs Per Day
Cockroach Labs recently invited Tierion’s VP Engineering, Glenn Rempe, to present how the Chainpoint Network uses CockroachDB to scale to 100M+ blockchain proofs per day. CockroachDB is an open source, horizontally scalable distributed SQL database.
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19 hours ago
Accelerating Deep Neuroevolution: Train Atari in Hours on a Single Personal Computer | Uber Engineering Blog
We recently published an article announcing five papers on deep neuroevolution, including the discovery that genetic algorithms can solve deep reinforcement learning problems as well as popular alternatives, such as deep Q-learning and policy gradients. That work follows on Salimans et al.
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19 hours ago
Brendan Gregg on Twitter: "Dynimizer at #PerconaLive: dynamic binary optimization - live runtime PGO. Binary to binary JIT. Amazing stuff… "
Dynimizer at #PerconaLive: dynamic binary optimization - live runtime PGO. Binary to binary JIT. Amazing stuff
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23 hours ago
Small Datum: MyRocks, malloc and fragmentation -- a strong case for jemalloc
While trying to reproduce a MyRocks performance problem I ran a test using a 4gb block cache and tried both jemalloc and glibc malloc. The test server uses Ubuntu 16.04 which has glibc 2.23 today. The table below lists the VSZ and RSS values for the mysqld process after a test table has been loaded.
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yesterday
Google Paper: Large-scale Incremental Processing Using Distributed Transactions and Notifications - High Scalability -
This paper, Large-scale Incremental Processing Using Distributed Transactions and Notifications by Daniel Peng and Frank Dabek, is Google's much anticipated description of Percolator, their new real-time indexing system.
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yesterday
Polyglot Data Science with IPython · GitHub
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3 days ago
Papers, Videos & More
To help you learn about our theory and technology, we have organized educational content below. It is designed for anyone who wants to learn about HTM cortical theory and its applications for machine intelligence.
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3 days ago
The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Is Now Completely Online | Open Culture
In years past, we let you know that Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website joined forces to create an online edition of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. They started with Volume 1. And they've since followed up with Volume 2 and Volume 3, making the collection complete.
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3 days ago
Enchiridion (Epictetus): Book Summary, Key Lessons and Best Quotes
As remarkable of a text the Enchiridion is, being one of the canonical texts of Stoic philosophy, and one of the most important ancient documents that we are fortunate to have access to, the story of its creator is equally as impressive.
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3 days ago
Interns with toasters: how I taught people about load balancers
Several years ago, I wrote a description of a problem that could happen in a large load-balanced environment. When it landed on certain web sites, some of the commenters dismissed either it ("impossible") or me ("doesn't know anything about load balancing"). Those are both wrong.
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3 days ago
Machine-learning system processes sounds like humans do | Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can replicate human performance on auditory tasks such as identifying a musical genre.
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3 days ago
Gleaning Insights from Uber’s Partner Activity Matrix with Genomic Biclustering and Machine Learning
At Uber, machine learning plays a central role in improving user experiences across our apps. Given the scale and scope of our business, we often need to think creatively about how we design these systems.
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3 days ago
Why Do Oculus Rift and Other Virtual Reality Experiences Feel So Real?
I am standing a few feet away from a conference table, about to test something called a “Holojam.” It is made of head-mounted displays, motion capture cameras and many lines of code.
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3 days ago
Distributed architecture concepts I learned while building a large payments system
I joined Uber two years ago as a mobile software engineer with some backend experience. I ended up building the payments functionality in the app - and rewriting the app on the way. Afterwards, I ended up moving into engineering management, heading up the team itself.
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3 days ago
Wormhole Entanglement and the Firewall Paradox | Quanta Magazine
One hundred years after Albert Einstein developed his general theory of relativity, physicists are still stuck with perhaps the biggest incompatibility problem in the universe.
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4 days ago
A Cinematic Love Letter to the Wilderness and John Muir’s Legacy – Brain Pickings
the great naturalist and environmental philosopher John Muir (April 21, 1838–December 24, 1914) wrote to his wife in the summer of 1888.
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4 days ago
Elissa Redmiles on Twitter: "It’s been one of those roller coaster weeks: BUT the first piece of my thesis just got accepted to Economics & Computation Look out for: “Dancing Pigs or Externalities? Measuring the Rationality of Security Decisions” w/
It’s been one of those roller coaster weeks: BUT the first piece of my thesis just got accepted to Economics & Computation Look out for: “Dancing Pigs or Externalities? Measuring the Rationality of Security Decisions” w/ coauthors @umdcs @johnpdickerson & MMazurek
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4 days ago
One in three heart surgeons refuse difficult operations to avoid poor mortality ratings, survey shows 
At least one in three heart surgeons has refused to treat critically ill patients because they are worried it will affect their mortality ratings if things go wrong. Patients have been able to see league tables showing how well surgeons perform since 2014.
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4 days ago
Rootless Containers
Rootless containers refers to the ability for an unprivileged user to create, run and otherwise manage containers. This term also includes the variety of tooling around containers that can also be run as an unprivileged user.
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4 days ago
Our Book Has Been Released! Introducing Istio Service Mesh for Microservices – Software Blog
Burr Sutter (@burrsutter) and I (@christianposta) have finished writing a small book to help folks get up and running with Istio.io service mesh!
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4 days ago
Rethinking GPS | Lobsters
2 Rethinking GPS programming eng.uber.
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4 days ago
GitHub - efficient/SuRF
The Succinct Range Filter (SuRF) is a fast and compact filter that provides exact-match filtering, range filtering, and approximate range counts. This is the source code for our SIGMOD paper.
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4 days ago
When One Door Closes, Another Opens – tecosystems
The last time we hired an analyst at RedMonk, we got an interesting question from one of our interviewees: interview question this morning: “you guys are redmonk: why don’t you simply require X years of analyst experience on the job application?” — steve o'grady (@sogrady) It’s an und
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4 days ago
db.cs.cmu.edu
#SIGMOD18 Paper No. 2: "SuRF: Practical Range Query Filtering with Fast Succinct Tries"
SuR…
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4 days ago
In Game Theory, No Clear Path to Equilibrium | Quanta Magazine
In 1950, John Nash — the mathematician later featured in the book and film “A Beautiful Mind” — wrote a two-page paper that transformed the theory of economics.
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4 days ago
The science of bubbles | Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
The intrinsic beauty of bubbles — those thin watery spheres filled with air or gas — have long captured the imagination of children and adults alike.
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5 days ago
FoundationDB | Blog
Starting today, FoundationDB starts its next chapter as an open source project! FoundationDB is a distributed datastore, designed from the ground up to be deployed on clusters of commodity hardware.
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6 days ago
Bad Growth vs Good Growth: How to Protect the Earth and Have a Vibrant, More Equitable Market Economy - Evonomics
I’ve been a businessman. My first venture, back in the 1970s, was a worker-owned cooperative that installed solar water heating systems. Our six co-founders wanted the business to stay small and democratic—one person, one vote.
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6 days ago
10 logical mistakes you make every day, and what to do instead | Big Think
Most of us like to suppose that we are rational people, going about our days with at least some attempt at using logic and reason. However, logical fallacies and simple mistakes are everywhere.
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6 days ago
Palantir Knows Everything About You
High above the Hudson River in downtown Jersey City, a former U.S. Secret Service agent named Peter Cavicchia III ran special ops for JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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6 days ago
Designing a Userspace Disk I/O Scheduler for Modern Datastores: the Scylla example (Part 1) - ScyllaDB
In a datastore like Scylla, there are many actors competing for disk I/O. Examples of such actors are data writers (in Scylla’s parlance they can be either memtable or commitlog writers), and a disk reader fetching the data to serve a cache miss.
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6 days ago
How founders can write a quality blog post in 1 hour - Baremetrics
We all need traffic. Targeted traffic to our sites that’ll convert. SEO, PPC ads, organic social media posts, blogs, email newsletters, a culture manifesto — you name it, content must be produced.
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6 days ago
Job Application for Associate Product Security Engineer at GitHub
Individuals seeking employment at GitHub are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
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6 days ago
Fermat's Library on Twitter: "FUN FACT: The Triple Point corresponds to the temperature and pressure at which the three phases of a substance coexist in equilibrium (gas, liquid, and solid). In the case of water: liquid water, solid ice, and water vapor c
FUN FACT: The Triple Point corresponds to the temperature and pressure at which the three phases of a substance coexist in equilibrium (gas, liquid, and solid). In the case of water: liquid water, solid ice, and water vapor coexist at exactly 32.02 °F and 611.657 pascals.
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6 days ago
The Best Leaders See Things That Others Don’t. Art Can Help.
I don’t often start essays about leadership with insights from French novelists, but in this case it seems appropriate. “The real act of discovery,” Marcel Proust wrote, “consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes.
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6 days ago
Google Cloud Platform Blog: Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL now generally available and ready for your production workloads
Among open-source relational databases, PostgreSQL is one of the most popular—and the most sought-after by Google Cloud Platform (GCP) users.
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6 days ago
12th State of Agile Report Published
The 2018 State of Agile Report has been published by CollabNet VersionOne.
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6 days ago
Darwin: a genomics co-processor provides up to 15,000x acceleration on long read assembly | the morning paper
With the slow demise of Moore’s law, hardware accelerators are needed to meet the rapidly growing computational requirements of X. For this paper, X = genomics, and genomic data is certainly growing fast: doubling every 7 months and on track to surpass YouTube and Twitter by 2025.
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6 days ago
Project ZGC "The Z Garbage Collector" Early-AccessBuilds
This is an early access build, from The Z Garbage Collector Project, also known as ZGC. It is a scalable low latency garbage collector. For information on how to enable and use ZGC, please see the project wiki.
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6 days ago
Nginx Smoothes the Path to Microservices - The New Stack
The Nginx Inc. company behind the open-source Nginx web server software is doubling down on microservices by positioning itself as a one-stop shop for helping customers make the transition.
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6 days ago
BPF and XDP Reference Guide — Cilium 1.0.0-rc9 documentation
BPF is a highly flexible and efficient virtual machine-like construct in the Linux kernel allowing to execute bytecode at various hook points in a safe manner. It is used in a number of Linux kernel subsystems, most prominently networking, tracing and security (e.g. sandboxing).
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6 days ago
Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source
by Amit Joshi, Andrew Leung, Corin Dwyer, Fabio Kung, Sargun Dhillon, Tomasz Bak, Andrew Spyker, Tim Bozarth Today, we are open-sourcing Titus, our container management platform.
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6 days ago
Senior OS Engineer
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with more than 120 million members worldwide enjoying billions of hours of TV shows and movies per month.
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6 days ago
EX-99.1
The American Customer Satisfaction Index recently announced the results of its annual survey, and for the 8th year in a row customers ranked Amazon #1. The United Kingdom has a similar index, The U.K. Customer Satisfaction Index, put out by the Institute of Customer Service.
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6 days ago
Scaling Uber's Elasticsearch Clusters
You are now in FULL VIEW | by | Sponsored Content
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6 days ago
Kenn White on Twitter: "Increasingly convinced that building *usable* performant encrypted database systems is not a solved problem.… "
Increasingly convinced that building *usable* performant encrypted database systems is not a solved problem.
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6 days ago
Merge "enhance the I/O Scheduler with bandwidth and throughput limits… · scylladb/seastar@636424c · GitHub
…" from Glauber " This is my new proposal for the I/O Scheduler concurrency determination, addressing a series of shortcomings that the current design was shown over the years to display.
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6 days ago
CockroachDB is 10x more scalable than Amazon Aurora for OLTP workloads | Cockroach Labs
The three design principles of CockroachDB are correctness, stability, and performance. Having achieved our correctness and stability goals with CockroachDB 1.0 and 1.1, we focused heavily on performance with CockroachDB 2.0.
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7 days ago
Speed up TensorFlow Inference on GPUs with TensorRT
TensorFlow remains the most popular deep learning framework today, with tens of thousands of users worldwide.
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7 days ago
db.cs.cmu.edu
#SIGMOD18 Paper No. 1: "Building a Bw-Tree Takes More Than Just Buzz Words"
An account of o…
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7 days ago
Dev Reaction: Child's play
I've been reading daedtech.com, a blog by Erik Dietrich, for quite a while now. He really stokes the embers for me about how being a W2 employee is such a bad deal for the employee.
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7 days ago
Give meaning to 100 billion analytics events a day – Teads Engineering – Medium
In this article, we describe how we orchestrate Kafka, Dataflow and BigQuery together to ingest and transform a large stream of events. When adding scale and latency constraints, reconciling and reordering them becomes a challenge, here is how we tackle it.
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7 days ago
Tensorflow with Javascript Brings Deep Learning to the Browser
At the recent TensorFlow Dev Summit 2018, Google announced the release of Tensorflow.js, a Javascript implementation of Tensorflow, its open-source deep-learning framework. Tensorflow.js allows training models directly in the browser by leveraging the WebGL JavaScript API for faster computations.
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7 days ago
The Basics of OKR - Google's Secret Sauce
Upcoming SlideShare Loading in …5 × The Basics of OKR - Google's Secret Sauce 1. OKR The Basics of @henrikjanvdpolBy Henrik-Jan van der Pol 2. OKR = Objectives & Key Results Companies using OKR It’s a way to run your life, your team or your company. It creates focus and prioritization.
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7 days ago
infoscience.epfl.ch
RRB-Trees: Efficient Immutable Vectors

#DataStructures
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7 days ago
Podcasts about Chaos Engineering, Open Source, and Microservices | AWS Open Source Blog
I’ve recorded several podcasts over the years, and just had a new one published on the AWS Podcast with Simon Elisha. We mostly discussed chaos engineering, but also covered the recent work we are doing in open source. – AWS Podcast #238
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7 days ago
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