Building a Billion User Load Balancer | USENIX
- 1.79B actives; 80%+ of traffic is outside US
- L4 (router + BGP) > L5 (terminate TLS) > L7 (HHVM)
- routers return the L7 IP's to allow direct connection
- open source load balancing
facebook  scalability  loadbalancing  video  w:3 
13 days ago
Chromium Blog: Reload, reloaded: faster and leaner page reloads
In the latest version of Chrome, changes to page reload behavior produce reloads that are 28% faster and result in 60% fewer validation requests.
chrome  cache  http  immutable 
19 days ago
Why Chinese Speakers Cut Their Hair Before New Year’s
A cultural obsession with homophony is sparked by the compact nature of Chinese phonetic space.
china  culture  language 
26 days ago
Retail Surveillance / Retail Countersurveillance (33c3) - YouTube
- cameras are cheap, abundant, and everywhere
- there are weaknesses in some algorithms that we can exploit - e.g. generate patterns that mislead the recognition
- fighting surveillance via fashion
video  surveillance  art  security  w:4 
29 days ago
Jon Ronson When online shaming spirals out of control - YouTube
- first, we thought of it as a voice for the people
- then, the people turned on each other
shaming  ted  video  socialmedia  w:1 
5 weeks ago
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