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Urs Hölzle
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xkcd is just brilliant, even when the topic is dogs...
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This is the best xkcd ever!
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14,000 commits from 400 contributors in one year -- glad we started it :-)  Now ready for production use, be that on GCP or on your own cluster.
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The green text is strong here. 
So awesome you guys! 1.0!
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A simple demo of how to analyze logs data without any programming (or installing any software) using BigQuery. 
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Thanks Cap  ... I will move a bit then ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cjrp23lBSM
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Last time I checked, Moore's Law implied prices should drop exponentially. Looks like +Google Cloud Platform​ now is the only platform based on equipment that follows Moore's Law. (Amazon's prices have stayed essentially flat for over a year, and Microsoft...oh well.)

Extrapolate these trends for 3-5 years (i.e., a 20-30% annualized difference in price trends) and you'll realize that the futures of clouds look staggeringly different. Especially when GCP also features innovations like Cloud Dataflow, BigQuery, Kubernetes, the genomics platform...and more to come. 
Microsoft announced, by email, tonight that pricing for Azure in the Euro Zone will increase by 13%. This is not surprising; The Euro has tanked thanks to
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+Urs Hölzle Fair enough.  I have not read that book, just the original paper.

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Another brilliant episode about an important topic. If you don't have 15 minutes watch the "updated" AOL commercial at the end starting about 13:50. (The original one appears earlier in the segment.)
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Great article on the FIFA affair.  Key thesis: "FIFA’s phenomenal success (or failure, depending on perspective), has little to do with Blatter and more to do with three robust pedestals propping up FIFA’s architecture. FIFA is a monopoly; soccer enjoys vast popularity among an insatiable population of consumers; and FIFA’s governance is ideally suited to encourage—or at least tolerate—illicit favors in exchange for loyalty."
Corruption charges against leading FIFA officials demonstrate the power held by a monopolistic, cash-fueled organizer of the world's favorite sport. 
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If it is the only truth that says ONE-ROTTEN-POTATO SPOILS the whole pack, whoever is found to be that rotten-potato must be dealt with in a good way. LET US DO AWAY WITH CORRUPTION !!
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Are we there yet? Don't ask too often or we won't stop for ice cream. 
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My iPhone doesn't have this latest version of Google Maps.  So I couldn't search for anything while en route.  I could only say, "Are we there yet," while not routing to any location.  Next the search returned some location in Anaheim.  A couple of the guys on Apple's board of directors are intravenous drug users, so Apple is slow with these app updates.
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A good description of recent work on making Flash more secure.  The only sentence I'd take issue with is " [because Flash is built into Chrome] a Flash vulnerability makes all Chrome users vulnerable".  That's not really correct -- since many webpages use Flash and Flash is supported by all browsers, a Flash vulnerability is bad for every browser (and user). Chrome "sandboxes" Flash into a separate container and thus can prevent some (but not all) Flash bugs from harming your computer.  But really, Flash needs a major investment in security from Adobe. 
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Does that mean that flash is going to live forever?
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I'm surprised they didn't like it in Tokyo:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiokara also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natt%C5%8D
(The pictures tell the story.) I actually like both of them, so am looking forward to trying Kalles Kaviar.
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I wouldn't have thought this could work but her interpretation of this classic isn't just very different, it's superb.
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+Urs Hölzle It's a different take from Radiohead, but I love both versions.
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Nice idea to improve the signal to noise ratio in fiber.  Too bad it's just in the experimental stages -- they still need to figure out how to make it cost effective.
A group of electrical engineers says that sending information in a new fashion could, in theory, double the capacity of fiber-optic circuits.
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Great news. We are up for exciting feature.
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Last week the FASTER cable, a new transpacific network link with a theoretical peak capacity of 60 Tbps (that's 60 million megabits), landed in Japan.  FASTER is a joint project between Google and several ISPs to provide, well, faster Internet speeds between the two regions.  The album (with pictures courtesy of http://gigazine.net/news/20150615-kddi-faster/) give you a quick overview of how such a cable is installed.

PS: see how this was done in 1956 for TAT-1, the first modern transatlantic telephone cable (with capacity for 36 phone calls, or about 0.2 megabits): http://atlantic-cable.com/Cables/1956TAT-1/index.htm.
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Very interesting important information thank you
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