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Michael Janke
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Awesome video showing network attacks over time.
By Jay Jacobs (@jayjacobs) Wed 30 April 2014 | tags: R, video, Marx, -- (permalink). Last month at the local R user group, I offered up the “marx” data we host on this site as a data challenge to the group. The data is quite fun to play with and is (I hope) relatively straight forward to ...
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The Galaxy Gear is so unpopular that when CNN visited the epicenter of Chinese counterfeit electronics, they could not find one Galaxy Gear knockoff. “[Counterfeiters] don’t care about the Gear as ...
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DNS name collision problem with the new TLD's?

I'm not sure if this is big deal or not.
This post is a heads up to all uber-geeks about a terrific research initiative to try to figure out causes and mitigation of name-collision risk. There's a $50,000 prize for the first-place paper, a $25,000 prize for the second place paper and up to five $10,000 prizes for third-place papers. That kind of money could buy a lot of toys, my peepul. And the presentation of those papers will be in London -- my favorite town for curry this side of Ind...
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A couple decades ago, the father of a friend of mine told me the story of the day that a landslide collapsed a mountainside into a reservoir and caused 2000 deaths. The landslide instantly filled the reservoir with rocks and debris, and caused a dam to overtop with a 250 meter wave that destroyed the villages in the valley below.  He lived a dozen or so miles downstream, and spent some days fishing bodies out of the river.

We toured the site of the catastrophe. As I recall, he explained that the landslide was predicted, and that the father-son engineering team that architected the dam disagreed on the likelihood and consequence of a landslide.

At the time I was there, 40 or so years after the disaster,  you could clearly see how the wall of water had scoured the valley hundreds of feet above the valley floor as it washed up one side of the valley and the other on its way downstream, destroying villages along its path.

The search term 'Vajont Dam' tells the story.

--Mike
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At least this was natural.  South Korea spent US$400+m on the Peace Dam, built to contain water flowing from North Korea if the DPRK let catastrophic amounts of water loose from their upstream dam.
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I think that +Jeffrey Hundstad will find this particularly amusing.
Sure, but the numbers work out more cleanly if we don’t pay tax and tip. It’s a pretty small error term. Let’s not complicate things unnecessarily.
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"That is the sorry reality of the bazaar Raymond praised in his book: a pile of old festering hacks, endlessly copied and pasted by a clueless generation of IT "professionals" who wouldn't recognize sound IT architecture if you hit them over the head with it. It is hard to believe today, but under this embarrassing mess lies the ruins of the beautiful cathedral of Unix, deservedly famous for its simplicity of design, its economy of features, and its elegance of execution. "
A Generation Lost in the Bazaar. Quality happens only when someone is responsible for it. Poul-Henning Kamp. Thirteen years ago, Eric Raymond's book The Cathedral and the Bazaar (O'Reilly Media, 2001) redefined our vocabulary and all but promised an end to the waterfall model and big software ...
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Ash River gets some good press.
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"Coming in early 2014, users who have verified their phone number and have discovery turned on will have their names and Google Profile photos display whenever they call you, or you call them (it’s great if a new friend who hasn’t been saved in your contacts yet calls you). Check your Google Account to make sure you are happy with how you appear on caller ID by Google: http://goo.gl/g9P3Bp "

And the profile photo of the Google Employee  who created this feature is:
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Not supporting old browsers, no local installs, pay-in-30 or get shut off. Abandon technically illiterate clients, clients who are assholes, and clients who are needy.

The way of the future?
A rare post in which I talk about my day-job. We're doing a few things that are either really freaking cool or head-scratchy depending on your point of view. We've kicked a Software-as-a-Service product out the door that's aimed at the business market, specifically the legal bits of the business ...
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Is there a corollary to how we write apps and manage systems?
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Leads a team of system administrators, DBAs, and network engineers that provide enterprise wide services to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, a state higher education system of 250,000+ students and 17,000 staff and faculty at 80 sites.

The team designs, builds and hosts 24x7 high availability and business continuity protected enterprise e-learning and ERP Web/SQL applications serving well over 100,000 students per day.

Focused the security, availability and performance of online systems and applications.