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Urs Hölzle
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My other computer is a data center
My other computer is a data center

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Our infrastructure is not maintained by Lin-Manuel Miranda :-)

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Does Google support open source? Yep....287,024 commits by Googlers (@google.com emails) to open source in 2016 alone.
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Detailed analysis of the new GCP discounts. "Bottom Line: Google Comes Out the Winner"

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Awesome idea for designing a spillway -- whoever did that was a genius 👍

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My other computer is now powered by Skylake. Available only on GCP, of course. 

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Nicely visual explanation of submarine cables, and the follow-on video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VioC059uMVk) explains fiber optics.

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In-depth review of the new Cloud Spanner database service. 

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Very happy that Cloud Spanner is now available to any GCP customer. Wired's take below, GCP blog post here:
http://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2017/02/introducing-Cloud-Spanner-a-global-database-service-for-mission-critical-applications.html and Eric Brewer's CAP retrospective is here: http://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2017/02/inside-Cloud-Spanner-and-the-CAP-Theorem.html.

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Good weekend read on how recognition effects are complicated. But on a more basic level, how during a war maybe you don't want to be a figher pilot: "In an average month, 3.3% of pilots died. After two years of service, half the low-scoring pilots would have been killed. Amongst the better-performing pilots, only one-quarter would have survived." (The graph below calls it "exit"...economists' euphemisms.)
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