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martinkl
    Excellent paper on how Postgres implements true serializable transaction isolation, without destroying concurrency http://drkp.net/papers/ssi-vldb12.pdf
    martinkl
      Fantastic talk by Kevin Scott on LinkedIn's engineering metamorphosis http://new.livestream.com/gigaom/structure/videos/22054848
      martinkl
        Those who utter the words “CAP theorem” would do well to read Henry Robinson’s excellent FAQ first, to avoid embarrassment. http://henryr.github.io/cap-faq/
        martinkl
          When you stir a mug of hot chocolate, its resonant frequency changes. Try it today. Drink hot chocolate for science! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_chocolate_effect
          martinkl
            New blog post: “Improving the security of your SSH private key files” http://martin.kleppmann.com/2013/05/24/improving-security-of-ssh-private-keys.html
            martinkl
              Fixing SSL certificates, and why DNSSEC is not the solution http://www.thoughtcrime.org/blog/ssl-and-the-future-of-authenticity/ excellent article by Moxie Marlinspike
              martinkl
                Surprising that it’s not yet standard practice for researchers to publish full datasets & calculations behind papers. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/04/grad-student-who-shook-global-austerity-movement.html
                martinkl
                  TSA officer at SFO tried to convince me that the millimeter wave scanners actually use ultrasound.
                  martinkl
                    Ever struggled to tweak the CSS of an element that's only visible in :hover state? Chrome Web Inspector has a button for that: http://fonicmonkey.net/2013/04/08/using-the-chrome-inspector-to-edit-your-sites-dark-matter/
                    rahulvohra
                      Excited to publish my latest post on virality! "How to Model Viral Growth: Retention & Virality Curves" — http://bit.ly/14L0wGk
                      martinkl
                        If you're an experienced developer in London, and enjoy polyglot, high-quality, thoughtful code, then this is for you: http://oneis.co.uk/jobs
                        martinkl
                          Lazy functional streams in Java 8 — looks like a big step forward for the language http://download.java.net/lambda/b83/docs/api/java/util/stream/package-summary.html
                          xorlev
                            Amazon’s physical hardware and EC2 compute unit | Huan Liu's Blog http://buff.ly/105CFvx
                            martinkl
                              The rate at which ARM processors are being produced is approximately middle C (around 260/sec). http://www.statusq.org/archives/2013/03/07/4878/ via @quentinsf
                              martinkl
                                “showcase Cobol as a relevant, in-demand business skill with a promising future” http://news.techworld.com/personal-tech/3434094/universities-fail-offer-essential-programming-skills-like-cobol/ via @mikeloukides
                                martinkl
                                  “we used the extreme social conditions found at heavy metal concerts as a proxy to explore the emergent behaviors humans can exhibit in atypical circumstances” http://cohengroup.ccmr.cornell.edu/research.php?project=10017
                                  martinkl
                                    Jon Crowcroft: “remove the notion of immutable publications, and admit that we should update work continuously” http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jac22/out/Publication%20Culture%20in%20Computing%20Research.pdf
                                    martinkl
                                      @mwd Paper wins the aesthetics competition without a doubt. I find Evernote sync quite handy too though.
                                      martinkl
                                        Playing with an iPad stylus and the Penultimate app. It's not quite a paper replacement, but ok for simple drawings. https://www.evernote.com/shard/s17/sh/a369b2ef-b86b-4a6c-9328-6cf5040e2798/c42015b679ca91ffddbe9b5cd91e5e08
                                        martinkl
                                          var original = window.setTimeout; window.setTimeout = function (a, b) { original(b, a); }; // what could possibly go wrong ...