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Saturday
Mar142015

What’s in My Bag? – Pat Ripton

[Link] : I’m a US Army officer, where I work for the Army Engineers. My current position demands I err on the side of being over-prepared. I enjoy curating my pool of functional possessions and have…
Saturday
Mar142015

My Vacation Policy Is Better Than Yours*

[Link] : More and more companies are throwing away their rigid vacation policy in favor of treating everyone as responsible adults capable of taking the time they need without a set number of days to limit…
Saturday
Mar142015

Stop Distinguishing Between Execution and Strategy

[Link] : It’s impossible to have a good strategy poorly executed. That’s because execution actually is strategy – trying to separate the two only leads to confusion. Consider…
Friday
Mar132015

Epic Google snafu leaks hidden whois data for 280,000 domains

[Link] : Google leaked the complete hidden whois data attached to more than 282,000 domains registered through the company's Google Apps for Work service, a breach that could bite good and bad guys alike. The…
Friday
Mar132015

Watching live streams of people coding is now officially a thing

[Link] : Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only --…
Friday
Mar132015

Apple’s Hugest Reveal This Week: Those Crazy New Batteries

[Link] : The most exciting Apple announcement this week wasn’t a $10,000 smartwatch or a new, gold-colored MacBook. It was a battery technology that could have major implications for how long all…
Thursday
Mar122015

Apple Pay: Bridging Online and Big Box Fraud

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Thursday
Mar122015

Open Compute Project U.S. Summit 2015 – Facebook News Recap

[Link] : By Code. Editorial StaffOver the past four years, Facebook has been steadily working to revolutionize data center hardware. We started with new server designs, power handling, and cooling; then…
Thursday
Mar122015

IKEA - Everyday Heroes

Wednesday
Mar112015

Can Spark Streaming survive Chaos Monkey?

[Link] : by Bharat Venkat, Prasanna Padmanabhan, Antony Arokiasamy, Raju Uppalapati Netflix is a data-driven organization that places emphasis on the quality of data collected and processed. In our previous…
Wednesday
Mar112015

How Facebook Changed the Basic Tech That Runs the Internet

[Link] : Even Apple admits the idea was a good one. Back in 2011, in a cafeteria at the old Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that his company was building all sorts of…
Wednesday
Mar112015

Leaked Documents Suggest CIA Work on Hacked Version of Xcode, OS X Installer Exploit

[Link] : Tuesday March 10, 2015 11:47 am PDT by Juli Clover United States Central Intelligence Agency researchers have been working for years to crack the security of Apple's iPhone and iPad, and may have…
Tuesday
Mar102015

Tech Blog GigaOm Abruptly Shuts Down

[NyTimes] : "Gigaom, a pioneering technology blog that became a fixture in Silicon Valley and claimed 6.4 million monthly readers, abruptly announced on Monday that it would shut down.The site, which was founded"

Monday
Mar092015

HBO’s Streaming Service Will Start in April, Initially on Apple Devices Only

[NyTimes] : "HBO has linked with Apple for the start of its much-anticipated Internet streaming service, uniting two premium brands from the media and technology worlds in a quest to reinvent the way people watch"

Monday
Mar092015

DevOps Is Bullshit: Why One Programmer Doesn't Do It Anymore

[Link] : I’ve always been handy with hardware. I was one of “those kids” you hear about that keeps taking things apart just to see how they work – and driving their parents nuts in…
Monday
Mar092015

Solar-powered plane takes off for flight around the world

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Monday
Mar092015

GDC hits a record 26,000 attendees for virtual reality, game culture talks, and parties

[Link] : Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only --…
Monday
Mar092015

Which Is More Effective: Anger, Calm Or Happiness?

[Link] : Which of these three do you think is more effective at creating Commitment: Anger, Calm or Happiness? In reading Eyal Winter’s book, Feeling Smart: Why Our Emotions Are More Rational Than We…
Sunday
Mar082015

On the Case at Mount Sinai, It’s Dr. Data

[NyTimes] : "Jeffrey Hammerbacher is a number cruncher — a Harvard math major who went from a job as a Wall Street quant to a key role at Facebook to a founder of a successful data start-up.But five years"

Sunday
Mar082015

How to back up a country

[Link] : WIPING a country off the map is one thing. Wiping its data is another. Estonians know what the former is like. They are determined to avoid the latter. Just as computer users back up their laptops in…

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