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Wednesday
Sep172014

Stuff Goes Bad: Erlang in Anger

[Link] : The Heroku Routing team does a lot of work with Erlang, both in terms of development and maintenance, to make sure the platform scales smoothly as it continues to grow. Over time we've learned some…

Wednesday
Sep172014

iOS 8, thoroughly reviewed

[Link] : Enlarge / iOS 8 is here, and it's a big deal. "Huge for developers. Massive for everyone else." That was Apple's tagline for iOS 8 when the software was announced at the company's Worldwide…
Wednesday
Sep172014

Boeing and SpaceX to Take Americans to Space Station

[NyTimes] : "Boeing and the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation are the winners in the competition to carry Americans astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA announced Tuesday.The awards"

Wednesday
Sep172014

Launching Today: Mathematica Online!—Wolfram Blog

[Link] : September 15, 2014 — Stephen Wolfram…
Wednesday
Sep172014

Riak 2.0 – New Capabilities, New Use Cases, Available for Download – Basho Technologies

[Link] : By: Tyler Hannan September 16, 2014 We are excited to announce that Riak 2.0 the open source version, and Riak Enterprise 2.0 are now publicly available. Since the Technical Preview, we have been…
Tuesday
Sep162014

Lessons From the Past for a Future in Smart Cars

[NyTimes] : "Cars today come packed with so much software that they are routinely described as computers on wheels. Computers are prone to occasional glitches, are they not? One can imagine a latter-day Ralph"

Monday
Sep152014

Introducing mcrouter: A memcached protocol router for scaling memcached deployments

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Monday
Sep152014

ncollide

[Link] : ncollide is a 2 and 3-dimensional collision detection library written using the Rust programming language. Collision detection and computational geometry in general are ubiquitous in computer…

Sunday
Sep142014

Useless Creatures

[NyTimes] : "Menagerie: Just between us species. This article contains no useful information. Zero. Nada. Nothing. If usefulness is your criterion for reading, thank you very much for your time and goodbye, we"

Sunday
Sep142014

The Hippie Daredevils Who Were Just Crazy Enough to Invent Mountain Biking

[Link] : On October 21, 1976, a small group of cyclists and a dog named Junior gathered on Carson Ridge, which rises just west of Fairfax, California. It was mid-morning and the sky was bright blue, a…
Saturday
Sep132014

What You Need to Know Before the First Ever Formula E Race This Weekend

[Link] : FIA Formula E Formula E, the first all-electric racing series, begins this weekend with the inaugural Beijing ePrix running on a specially designed 2.14-mile street circuit around the city’s…
Saturday
Sep132014

On Death and iPods: A Requiem

[Link] : Jim Merithew/WIRED Have you ever loved a car? Maybe it was an old truck you drove for hundreds of thousands of miles, or maybe it was your very first car: where you had your very first beer and your…
Saturday
Sep132014

Deployment of Flock 1b Commences

[Link] : On August 19 the first 2 satellites from Flock 1b were successfully deployed from the International Space Station (ISS). This event kicked off the deployment campaign for the full…
Friday
Sep122014

The Rust Guide

[Link] : This guide is a work in progress. Until it is ready, we highly recommend that you read the Tutorial instead. This work-in-progress Guide is being displayed here in line with Rust's open development…
Thursday
Sep112014

Philippe Starck’s Electric Mountain Bikes Boost You Up Hills in Style

[Link] : For riding in wet dirt, Starck took advantage of Moustache’s differentiated diameter wheel setup. Mud’s 29-inch front wheel is made to get the bike over roots and large rocks, while the…
Thursday
Sep112014

The Digital Wallet Revolution

[NyTimes] : "THIS week Apple announced two new pieces of hardware, the iPhone 6 and a “smartwatch.” But as flashy as they are, neither item is as groundbreaking as a piece of software that will"

Thursday
Sep112014

I wrote the original blue screen of death, sort of

[Link] : We pick up the story with Windows 95. As I noted, the blue Ctrl+Alt+Del dialog was introduced in Windows 3.1, and in Windows 95; it was already gone. In Windows 95, hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del called up a…
Thursday
Sep112014

Researchers now able to stop, restart light

[Link] : HARVARD GAZETTE ARCHIVES By William J. Cromie Gazette Staff Lene Hau and her colleagues created a new form of matter to bring a light beam to a complete stop, then restart it again. (Staff photo by…
Thursday
Sep112014

Bike lanes have actually sped up car traffic in New York City

[Link] : Second Avenue's bike lane. Ian Freimuth Since 2007, New York City has added 31 miles of protected bike lanes — that is, lanes protected by a physical barrier, such as a row of parked cars…
Thursday
Sep112014

How Google’s Autonomous Car Passed the First U.S. State Self-Driving Test

[Link] : Google’s experimental self-driving cars will officially be allowed on California’s roads starting 16 September. They have driven more than 1 million kilometers since the company started secretly…