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Ryan Barrett
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#humblebrag: I’m reading a distributed systems book the other day, nodding along, when I come across a chart that looks familiar. I take a closer look, and it’s actually one of mine, from a talk I gave a while back: https://snarfed.org/transactions_across_datacenters_io.html#slide33

Fun! Thanks for the shout out, +Mikito Takada. It’s a great book, too, definitely worth reading if you’re interested in the field. http://book.mixu.net/distsys/
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I want to let our kid learn from her mistakes, but every time I do, my knee jerk reaction is MY BABY IS HURTING! FIX IT! Still trying to figure out when to intervene and when not to.
Brooke used to have a painful head-butting habit. She'd be happily playing, then all of a sudden, she'd slam her head into my cheek…or the floor, or a toy, or anything else in range. She was just learning to use her neck, but she still cried and whimpered whenever she connected with anything ...
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My new gig, Color Genomics, has launched!
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"The most straightforward piece of reform, pretty much everywhere, is simply to remove all the subsidies for producing or consuming fossil fuels. Last year governments around the world threw $550 billion down that rathole — on everything from holding down the price of petrol in poor countries to encouraging companies to search for oil. By one count, such handouts led to extra consumption that was responsible for 36% of global carbon emissions in 1980-2010.

Falling prices provide an opportunity to rethink this nonsense. Cash-strapped developing countries such as India and Indonesia have bravely begun to cut fuel subsidies, freeing up money to spend on hospitals and schools. But the big oil exporters in the poor world, which tend to be the most egregious subsidisers of domestic fuel prices, have not followed their lead. Venezuela is close to default, yet petrol still costs a few cents a litre in Caracas. And rich countries still underwrite the production of oil and gas. Why should American taxpayers pay for Exxon to find hydrocarbons? All these subsidies should be binned."



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-oil-crash-has-provided-a-once-in-a-generation-opportunity-2015-1#ixzz3PC2jiToE
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Great talk. Executive summary: we all know that Malthus and Ehrlich were well-intentioned but wrong. World population isn’t going to spiral out of control; instead, the UN expects it to plateau around 9 billion. After that, the story won’t be population growth but demographic shift, as average age increases and the workforce shrinks.

Automation and technology will replace more jobs and pick up some of the slack, but only some, and unevenly at best. Worse, the steady trickle of new jobs they create will demand modern skills that our aging workforce is ill-equipped to provide.

So much for Population Bomb and China’s one child policy. May you live in interesting times!
It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world's largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled — and quite charming — talk, human resources expert Rainer Strack suggests that countries ought to look across borders for mobile and willing job seekers. But to do that, they need to start by changing the culture in their businesses.
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I often sign off on code reviews at work with “LGTM 🐶🔬”

#dogscience #ihavenoideaifthisactuallyworks #notproud

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We’re making App Engine for Go generally available.

That means our guarantee of stability and long-term support extends to your #golang applications. What will you build? http://goo.gl/RAb6bn
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I usually fast forward through ads in podcasts...so why do I listen to Gimlet Media's? They're actually interesting.
I listen to a lot of podcasts. I love them. At times, I've loved them a little too much. However, one part I don't love is the ads. I usually fast forward through them. I often feel a bit guilty, since I know ads are how they survive, but I still do it. So when I realized yesterday that I ...
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Had to kill off Bridgy Publish support for Facebook comments and likes due to Facebook API changes. Sad.
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Earth timelapses in 4K created using photos taken by ESA astronaut +Alexander Gerst during his Blue Dot mission to the International Space Station that took place between May and November this year.

http://youtu.be/lNwWOul4i9Y

#BlueDot #4kvideo  
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In the age of Google, no one should ever need to ask a “What is [x]?” question online. Ever.
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Except maybe, "What is Google?" ;)
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