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RethinkDB 2.0 Is Amazing
read I just turned in my next course for Pluralsight: RethinkDB Fundamentals – almost in time for their announcement that 2.0 has been released. This is very exciting – it’s a…
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The girl game archival project that’s rewriting geek history
It was the mid-’90s, and to many people, video games were synonymous with derivatives of Doom and Quake. "Zip through the aisles at the local computer store and the mayhem mounts quickly," The…
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Constrained by Nathan Kontny of Basecamp
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The Roomba for Lawns Is Really Pissing Off Astronomers
Who can hate a Roomba? Astronomers, that’s who. The robotic vacuums we all know and love ensure we don’t have to clean our own homes ourselves to get them spotless. (God forbid.) Now,…
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Yes, You Can Catch Insanity
One day in March 2010, Isak McCune started clearing his throat with a forceful, violent sound. The New Hampshire toddler was 3, with a Beatles mop of blonde hair and a cuddly, loving personality. His…
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Large-scale cluster management at Google with Borg
Venue Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys), ACM, Bordeaux, France (2015) Publication Year 2015 Authors Abhishek Verma, Luis Pedrosa, Madhukar R. Korupolu, David…
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Etsy crafts a $267 million IPO
Etsy is now the largest certified socially-responsible company, or B Corporation, to go public in the U.S. It will begin trading Thursday on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "ETSY." The online…
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We spent 6 months calculating the total cost of gun violence in America
By Mark Follman, Julia Lurie, Jaeah Lee, and James West | Wed Apr. 15, 2015 06:00 AM ET what does gun violence cost? by the numbers
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NoSQL Is Dead
You are now in FULL VIEW CLOSE FULL VIEW by Eric Redmond on Feb 06, 2015 | Share
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The Pay Ratio
At the New Yorker blog, George Packer responded to my earlier post, Learning From Los Gatos, with a few thoughtful and generous remarks. I think we are in agreement that the politics of Silicon…
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5 Reasons That Almonds Really Are a Big Problem
Almonds: crunchy, delicious, and...the center of a nefarious plot to suck California dry? They certainly have used up a lot of ink lately—partly inspired by our reporting over the past year.…
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V8/6-Speed: 1989 Volvo 740 Wagon | Bring a Trailer
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Comixology's numbers indicate female characters dominate digital comics sales
Stay Connected. Follow Polygon Now! × Of Marvel's top 10 best-selling comics in March, four of them featured a lead female character (three characters in total, as the first two issues of the…
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3 days ago
Lightning on wheels: the insane electric racing of Formula E
With just hours before a live, global, contractually required television broadcast, Formula E organizers raced to assemble a track in downtown Miami. With the hot sun beating down on an anxious…
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3 days ago
When a Rising Tide Sinks Most Boats
Do the majority of Americans share in the benefits of economic recoveries? Does a rising tide, as we are often told, lift all boats? It turns out that since World War II, every expansion has…
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3 days ago
How to ship features quickly with high quality
The Fluencia engineering team highly values speed and correctness. Here are some techniques that we use to ship new features quickly and with high quality: Reduce scope ruthlessly. For a new product,…
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3 days ago
auto/value at master · google/auto · GitHub
Migrated all of our models to AutoValue today. Many pros, few cons. Immutability forces you to write good code.
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Presentation Patterns • Resources
Before I give a talk, I check the projector with the Presentation Patterns sanity test deck
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3 days ago
Vegan Street -- The Daily Meme Archive
RT : Some people see almond growers as California's drought culprit. But one industry is far worse.
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Fearless Concurrency with Rust
The Rust project was initiated to solve two thorny problems: How do you do safe systems programming? How do you make concurrency painless? Initially these problems seemed orthogonal, but to our…
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4 days ago
Structuring Applications in Go — Medium
I’m going to show you four patterns that I’ve found to be tremendously helpful in architecting Go applications.
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Matt Blodgett: Continuous Delivery and Management Pathologies
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HASH(0x1e63d40)
Rule 1. You can't tell where a program is going to spend its time. Bottlenecks occur in surprising places, so don't try to second guess and put in a speed hack until you've proven that's where the…
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Cool Tools – Google Drive Camera Scanning
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4 days ago
The Spotify model: how to create, dissolve, and remix teams to be more dynamic and more innovative
THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY REQUEST AND POSTED ON POPFORMS.COM. SPECIAL THANKS TO KATE STULL FOR REQUESTING THE ARTICLE, AND HELPING ME WITH EDITING.One of the most challenging parts of…
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5 days ago
Massage and Bodywork Magazine for the Visually Impaired - Over-Manipulation Syndrome
Back to Massage and Bodywork Issue List Back to September/October 2012 Article List We have all had the client who cannot stop cracking his back, chest, fingers, or neck. Even during the intake…
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9 days ago
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Announcement Trailer [NA] - YouTube
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided announcement trailer I totally asked for this. (Bonus @ 0:55. ACRNM. Gold.)
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Adactio: Journal—100 words 015
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The Real Reason Why 80%+ of Funded Startups Fail
A friend confessed to me the other night that his funded startup had failed. “It was growing,” he said. “We were getting customers. We just weren’t getting them fast…
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10 days ago
Postgres's publish-subscribe features made better with JSON | &yet Blog
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10 days ago
https://metamarkets.com/2015/simplicity-stability-and-transparency-how-samza-makes-data-integration-a-breeze/
Last summer, we blogged about the evolution of our Druid data integration pipelines from batch to real-time. Earlier this year, we went through another change: switching the stream processing…
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11 days ago
10 Years of Git: An Interview with Git Creator Linus Torvalds
Ten years ago this week, the Linux kernel community faced a daunting challenge: They could no longer use their revision control system BitKeeper and no other Software Configuration Management (SCMs)…
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11 days ago
The future of Apple Watch and Apps
A few days ago, M.G. Siegler wrote a wonderful post entitled “A Tale Of Two Wearables” in which he describes how simple and carefree your life is at Disney World when you wear the theme…
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11 days ago
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO)
There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to disc...
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11 days ago
Life after Pimco: Mohamed El-Erian on economics, politics and his hope for a 'Sputnik moment'
Over a year has passed since Mohamed El-Erian abruptly quit the helm of Pacific Investment Management Co., the $1.7 trillion global financial powerhouse based in Newport Beach.He has left behind the…
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11 days ago
A New Explanation for Why Extraverts Are Happier
Extraversion and Happiness One of the most robust findings in personality psychology is that people who are more extraverted also tend to feel happier. And by "happier", which I'm using as…
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11 days ago
And Then You Have No Taste | Zed A. Shaw
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A real-time processing revival
Register for Strata + Hadoop World, London. Editor’s note: Ben Lorica is an advisor to Databricks and Graphistry. Many of the technologies discussed in this post will be covered in trainings,…
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14 days ago
Introverts as Leaders (Briefly)
Introverts have two unique strengths that, I believe, can lead towards opportunities to be stronger leaders: Introverts are professional listeners. Their natural state is to observe and gather data…
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15 days ago
The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things
Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your…
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17 days ago
Will the future judge us moral? – Stefan Klein and Stephen Cave – Aeon
In 100 years it will not be acceptable to use genderised words such as ‘he’ or ‘she’, which are loaded with centuries of prejudice and reduce a spectrum of greys to black…
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17 days ago
Choose Boring Technology
Probably the single best thing to happen to me in my career was having had Kellan placed in charge of me. I stuck around long enough to see Kellan's technical decisionmaking start to bear fruit. I…
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17 days ago
PlayStation Plus Free Games Lineup April 2015 - YouTube
RT : Great news for PS4 players: Never Alone is one of the free games of April 2015 for Plus subscribers!
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17 days ago
Internal Memo: Zappos is offering severance to employees who aren’t all in with Holacracy
On March 24, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shared with employees a companywide memo stating that it would more aggressively pursue self-organization and is offering employees severance to quit, giving…
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18 days ago
How We Scale VividCortex's Backend Systems - High Scalability -
This is guest post by Baron Schwartz, Founder & CEO of VividCortex, the first unified suite of performance management tools specifically designed for today's large-scale, polyglot persistence…
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18 days ago
github - Why squash git commits for pull requests? - Programmers Stack Exchange
So that you have a clear and concise git history that clearly and easily documents the changes done and the reasons why.
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18 days ago
Avro, mail # user - Value constraints in schemas? - 2015-03-30, 15:32
hey, I’m trying out Avro based on your recommendation… asked a question on the list; no response yet… help?
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Demystifying Golang's io.Reader and io.Writer Interfaces | I care, I share, I'm Nathan LeClaire.
If you’re coming to Go from a more flexible, dynamically typed language like Ruby or Python, there may be some confusion as you adjust to the Go way of doing things. In my case, I had some trouble wrapping my head around io.Reader, io.Writer, io.ReadCloser etc. What are they used for, and how can they be included in our Go programs for interesting and helpful results?
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18 days ago
http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2015/03/wealth-inequality?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/nimbysinthetwentyfirstcentury
SINCE the publication of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century", Thomas Piketty has won many plaudits for his work on inequality. The book has so far sold more than 1.5m copies. Its arguments have…
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19 days ago
Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous
Tim Cook is chief executive of Apple. There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to…
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19 days ago
Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity.
Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children? Though American parents are with their children more than any parents in the world, many feel guilty because they don’t believe…
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19 days ago
How Sleep Became A Social Justice Issue
Maria Fernandes worked three jobs at three different Dunkin’ Donuts stores in New Jersey. She napped when she could, often in her car between shifts. She tended to sleep with the engine…
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19 days ago
How Amazon Web Services Uses Formal Methods
Contributed articles By Chris Newcombe, Tim Rath, Fan Zhang, Bogdan Munteanu, Marc Brooker, Michael Deardeuff Communications of the ACM, Vol. 58 No. 4, Pages 66-73 10.1145/2699417 Comments
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19 days ago
Defending Darwin
Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Thinkstock. Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer
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20 days ago
Quick Tip: Use any remote with your Apple TV - The Sweet Setup
Huh. RT : Quick Tip: Use any remote with your Apple TV - The Sweet Setup
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