to summarize: PRODUCT development cycles are shorter, required materials &...– MoneyBall for Startups: Invest BEFORE Product/Market Fit, Double-Down AFTER. - Master of 500 Hats
You could say, as many do, that shipping jobs overseas is no big deal because...– How to Make an American Job Before It’s Too Late: Andy Grove - Bloomberg
Friedman is wrong. Startups are a wonderful thing, but they cannot by themselves...– How to Make an American Job Before It’s Too Late: Andy Grove - Bloomberg
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How Sexism Hurts Men: “Undateable” | Blowfish Blog →
the sliver-thin window between “macho gorilla” and “girlie man” applies to behavior as well. Men can’t be bad dancers … but they can’t be too good of a dancer, either. They can’t be heavy drinkers … but they can’t be lightweights. (And they can’t order “girlie drinks.”) They can’t be aggressive drivers … or sissy drivers. They have to exercise … but not too much. And...
In a post-modern world lacking clear-cut borders and distinctions, it has been...– Ray Williams, writing for Psychology Today. (via equalitymyth)
thechangelog: node-http-proxy: Reverse proxy for Node.js Reverse proxies are a pretty standard part of any modern web stack. If you’re dabbling in Node.js and need one to provide caching, added security, or load balancing, you should checkout node-http-proxy from Marak and Charlie at nodejitsu. To install via npm npm install http-proxy A quick example: var sys = require('sys'), ...
Le FMI efface totalement 268 millions de dollars... →
Le conseil d’administration du Fonds monétaire international (FMI) a approuvé mercredi l’annulation totale la dette d’Haïti envers l’institution estimée à 268 millions de dollars et s’est engagé à appuyer, sur demande des autorités du pays, le processus de reconstruction et un retour de la croissance économique.
Seven people have been chosen to receive keys that, when used together from a...– There Are Seven Keymasters Who Can Restart the Internet (via dcwhip) Burkina Faso and Trinidad and Tobago? Huh? (via caterpillarcowboy) Geographical diversity, maybe? Not a bad idea
[The academic publishing] model is incredibly inefficient under every...– Publish and perish: why the current publication and review model is killing research and wasting your money - Fabio Casati, Fausto Giunchiglia, Maurizio Marchese (via llimllib)
How to Write about Haiti | Dissident Voice →
Azimov’s 3 laws: Disallow: /harming/humans Disallow: /ignoring/human/orders Disallow: /harm/to/self
iPhone 'Jailbreaking' Legal Under New Government... →
In addition to jailbreaking, other exemptions announced Monday would: _ allow owners of used cell phones to break access controls on their phones in order to switch wireless carriers. _ allow people to break technical protections on video games to investigate or correct security flaws. _ allow college professors, film students, documentary filmmakers and producers of...
Les membres de la communauté haïtienne de la région de la capitale nationale...– La communauté haïtienne est divisée | Catherine Lamontagne | Actualités nationales (via dixiecupua)
8220;The heart of the problem is, perhaps, that no one really knows how to...– Concurrency’s Shysters - Bryan Cantrill (via llimllib)
Immigrants worry history repeating itself →
so-treu: adailyriot: redguard: PHOENIX - What would be considered a derogatory term today was part of an official policy of racial profiling more than a half century ago. It was called “Operation Wetback.” In 1954, according to numerous accounts, the Eisenhower administration, concerned about a growing number of illegal immigrants, began a series of immigration sweeps starting in California...
The incoming AD said he would return the Heisman Trophy that standout running...– Reggie Bush Heisman Trophy REMOVED From USC (via dixiecupua)
“Free Market Capitalism” is an Oxymoron →
so-treu: suburbananarchist: The state played a central role in creating the defining characteristic of capitalism as we know it: the wage system. Had free markets been allowed to develop peacefully, with the peasant majorities remaining in control of their land and with free access to the means of subsistence, labor markets would likely have taken a much different form. Employers would...
nginx_http_push_module - Comet For The People →
This module turns Nginx into an adept HTTP Push and Comet server. It takes care of all the connection juggling, and exposes a simple interface to broadcast messages to clients via plain old HTTP requests. This lets you write live-updating asynchronous web applications as easily as their oldschool classic counterparts, since your code does not need to manage requests with delayed responses. ...
The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing →
The network is reliable Latency is zero Bandwidth is infinite The network is secure Topology doesn’t change There is one administrator Transport cost is zero The network is homogeneous
Shedding Bikes: Mongrel2's Got Config Files,... →
Multi-Core HTTP Server with NodeJS (Yahoo!... →
In node-v0.1.98, the Yahoo!-contributed file descriptor passing and re-use patches landed in core and allowed the emerging set of HTTP frameworks such as Connect and multi-node to serve HTTP requests on multiple cores simultaneously with no change in application code or configuration. Briefly, the approach used by these frameworks is to create a bound and listening in a single process...
How Real-Time Data is Changing Business... →
Quora - What were the 4 or 5 key decisions that... →
This world cup was very eventful: first time the host team (South Africa) did not go to the second round Spain is the first team to win the World Cup with only 8 goals total Spain is the first team to win the World Cup after losing its first match. It’s the first time a European team has won the Cup outside of Europe
Two points flow from this. The first is that it cannot be accurate to compare an...– Player salaries and economic rents | Smart Football
abbyjean: World Cup: The Afrikaners final Among some black South Africans, the Netherlands’s ties to the founders of apartheid make it difficult to support, even if only for one game. “Holland are playing good football, but naturally, I don’t like them for their kith and kin who enslaved our forefathers during the Apartheid era,” says Hasani Chauke, who once worked at an Afrikaner’s farm in...
Counting Unique Items with Map-Reduce | The... →
A map-reduce pattern
World Cup Ball Gets Red Card From NASA Researchers →
(via dixiecupua) Once the ultra light ball exceeds 44 miles per hour, its flight path can “become unpredictable,” writes the Mirror. Goalies and kickers alike have struggled against this so-called “knuckle effect.” NASA experts have also reported that most of the South African World Cup stadiums are located at more than 1,000 meters above sea level, which may...
MongoDB Performance & Durability | Traceback (most... →
MongoDB does not keep an append-only log, and does not use an append-only file format for it’s db. It writes in place to it’s on disc format. They’ve stated that this is “faster” and that compaction is costly. The actual write being faster is a puzzling statement and I believe it to be entirely untrue. The advantage of writing to an append-only file is that all the writes are sequential which...
MongoDB Performance & Durability | Traceback (most... →
MongoDB, by default, doesn’t actually have a response for writes. You just write your data to the socket and assume it’s going to be available when you try to read it. Under concurrent load you can’t expect to reliably store stateful data like session information like this. It’s kind of like, in your webapp, if you were to spawn a thread to do some work and at the end set some global but you...
Parental happiness and the welfare state →
abbyjean: Is there actual social science backing up Kohler’s inkling that strong welfare states improve parental happiness? It turns out that there is, and quite a bit of it, too. Arnstein Aassve, Stefano Mazzuco and Letizia Mencarini’s “Childbearing and Well-Being” from 2005 (abstract here; full text behind a paywall) classified a sampling of countries into four categories based on the size of...
Fact is, people of color—no matter how hard they’ve worked, and no...– Tim Wise: Of Collateral Damage and Roosting Chickens: Reflections on Racism, the Economy and the High Cost of White Ambivalence | Facebook
there is now a significant body of research suggesting that the reason the...– Tim Wise: Of Collateral Damage and Roosting Chickens: Reflections on Racism, the Economy and the High Cost of White Ambivalence | Facebook
By now it’s clear that Drake’s Thank Me Later, which comes out...– Why You Hate Drake, and Why You’re Wrong About Hating Drake - New York Music - Sound of the City My problem with Drake is simple: he’s just not that good for the amount of hype surrounding him.
New Gallup Poll: Tea Partiers Think Blacks are... →
Those who embrace the Tea Party movement are much less likely than others to see discrimination as a threat to the nation’s future and a hurdle for minorities. More than three in four say racial minorities have equal job opportunities; half of non-Tea Party supporters agree. They overwhelmingly reject the notion that economic disparities between blacks and whites are mainly the result of...
Robyn: The whole album is about being really lonely, but I think it’s...– Pitchfork: Interviews: Robyn (via champagnecandy) (via abbyjean)
caterpillarcowboy: Handball heyitsnoah: For what it’s worth I fall on the side of Luis Suarez’s handball that thinks it’s one of the more brilliant plays I’ve ever seen in sports. In case you missed it, it came in the last minute of extra time between Uruguay and Ghana. After two rebounds Ghana had a clear shot at goal and Suarez stuck his hand up and pulled it down before it could cross the...