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The more things change...

Applying Peter Deutsch's Fallacies of Distributed Computing (a twenty year old compendium of then ten year old realities) to the new flavor-of-the-month, microservices.
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I'm trying to understand what the problem is in letting companies that sell you bandwidth crowd out the frequencies that you now use for free.

Can someone explain it to me?


Google, Microsoft, and Comcast are fighting a Verizon-led push into unlicensed spectrum.
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Some new approaches to IoT connectivity.
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New radios that combine miles of range with years of battery life are changing the way we build and use connected device…
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10m keynote speech from the recent Solid conference.  Lots of concepts that used to be science fiction but will become the "new normal".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnHD8gvccpI 


It may seem fantastical, however, one underlying key point mentioned (but not harped on) is how much of this is driven by exponential growth (or improvements) such as driving costs to "zero" and reduced cycle times.

One thing that worries me is lack of regulation.  "Digital" things don't break out of their environments accidentally.  It's only when computing became ubiquitous that regulation really kicked in.  And of course privacy was long gone before digital regulations began to kick in.  What will happen with "street bio"? 
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An older form of "grid computing"
The IBM 1401 mainframe computer was announced in 1959 and by the mid-1960s had become the best-selling computer, extremely popular with medium and large businesses because of its low cost. A key component of the 1401's succes...
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Our government: of the people, by the people, for the people
    Unfortunately, corporations are people too...

Electronic Freedom Foundation on the current TTP talks and corporate interests.
Trade ministers are meeting behind closed-doors at the Westin Resort and Spa in Maui this week to finalize the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This is the first formal round of talks since the U.S. passed the controversial Fast Track trade legislation in June, which has given U.S. negotiators a renewed sense of determination as they continue to push TPP's corporate-driven mandate on intellectual property and digital regulations. The...
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In late 2012, I decided that it was time for my last remaining music CDs to go. Between MacBook Airs and the just-introd…
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An old college text of mine had a classic quote by the author Andrew Tanenbaum: "_Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway_"

It looks like Amazon has taken this to heart except in typical AWS style it's done with a fleet of station wagons...
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As the carriers continue to make the true cost of a phone more transparent, this trend will continue and accelerate. 
As I sit here in a hip Los Angeles coffee shop across from the seemingly never-ending whooshes and rumbles of LA traffic on a busy boulevard just outside t... by David Ruddock in Editorials
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I was just getting the newly released Docker Toolbox.
The web site's design makes me think:
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It looks like some changes I made in my practices about year ago line up very well with the right-hand column.

I have been using Google's TFA for a few years.  If you are a google user and are not using it you are taking a big risk.  Once your Gmail account is compromised all accounts that have email password resets are now vulnerable as well.

Go here.  Do it.  NOW!
https://www.google.com/landing/2step/

As to the rest, I have been very happy using LastPass for numbers 2, 4 and 5.

https://lastpass.com/f?4260136       <-- shameless referral link
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Rochester NY - Fairport NY - Bethel CT - Gull Lake MI - Pine Brook NJ - Enfield CT - Troy NY
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Software Developer / Architect
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Java (since 1.0) / J2EE / Application Architecture / Software Design / Software Products / Software Projects / System Performance Troubleshooting / Joat
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  • PTC
    Principal Software Development Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Servigistics
    Senior Software Architect, 2010 - 2012
  • Click Commerce
    Senior Software Architect, 2005 - 2010
  • Xelus
    Software Architect, 1999 - 2005
  • LPA Software
    Systems Consultant, 1988 - 1999
  • IBI Systems
    1986 - 1988
  • RealTime Software
    1985 - 1986
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  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    B.S. Computer Science
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