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http://talesofthecocktail.com/.  I am going this year for the first time, wondering if any of you have been there and any experience to share. thank you!
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hi,  travel photographers!

I am doing some user research for improving the travel experience, wonder if you can help with a few questions I have.

- Are you happy with the hotel wifi bandwidth when you travel?
- if not, it is because you try to do [?] online?
- Is wifi bandwidth an important factor for you to book hotels?
- Are you willing to pay a bit extra for hotels with better wifi bandwidth?
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If anyone  is wondering how well a web-app developed in GWT performs in Google's Pagespeed out of the box, here is the result from a scientific web-app, I have been working on (http://gwas.gmi.oeaw.ac.at).

IMHO a score of 86/100 (Desktop) is really good, considering that I basically didn't have to do anything except compile the app. 

Mobile is only 68/100 but this is due to the fact, that the app is written only with desktop in mind. I heavily use LayoutPanels and this doesn't work well with Viewport settings (it is disabled currently). 

There are a couple of low hanging fruits for even futher improving the pagespeed score:

- inline the blocking *.nocache.js file into the html page
- inline GWT's clean.css file into the html page
- requestFactory endpoint doesn't have a expiration date (not sure if possible)
- Minify GWT's clean.css file

Libraries & software used:
Backend:
  - Jetty 9 
  - Spring 4.x
  - PostgreSQL
  - Elasticsearch
Frontend:
  - GWT 2.6.1 
  - RequestFactory
  - GWTP
  - GWT-Bootstrap
  - Dygraphs
  - GWT-Maps
  - GWT-charts
- GWT-tours
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meet FASTER :).
 
At Google we want our products to be fast and reliable, and that requires a great network infrastructure, whether it's for the more than a billion Android users or developers building products on Google Cloud Platform. And sometimes the fastest path requires going through an ocean. That’s why we’re investing in FASTER, a new undersea cable that will connect major West Coast cities in the US to two coastal locations in Japan with a design capacity of 60 Tbps (that's about ten million times faster than your cable modem). Along with our previous investments - UNITY in 2008 and SJC (South-East Asia Japan Cable) in 2011, FASTER will make the internet, well, faster and more reliable for our users in Asia. 
August 11, 2014 – A consortium of six global companies announced that they have signed commercial agreements to build and operate a new Trans-Pacific cable system to be called
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Stuck on the plane for 2 hours now. Got nothing else to do, thought I should upload some pics from the vacation.
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24, the Monster, and quantum gravity

Think of a prime number other than 2 or 3. Multiply the number by itself and then subtract 1. The result is a multiple of 24. This observation might appear to be a curiosity, but it turns out to be the tip of an iceberg, with far-reaching connections to other areas of mathematics and physics.

This result works for more than just prime numbers. It works for any number that is relatively prime to 24. For example, 25 is relatively prime to 24, because the only positive number that is a factor of both of them is 1. (An easy way to check this is to notice that 25 is not a multiple of 2, or 3, or both.) Squaring 25 gives 625, and 624=(24x26)+1.

A mathematician might state this property of the number 24 as follows:
If m is relatively prime to 24, then m^2 is congruent to 1 modulo 24.
One might ask if any numbers other than 24 have this property. The answer is “yes”, but the only other numbers that exhibit this property are 12, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1; in other words, the factors of 24.

The mathematicians John H. Conway and Simon P. Norton used this property of 24 in their seminal 1979 paper entitled Monstrous Moonshine. In the paper, they refer to this property as “the defining property of 24”. The word “monstrous” in the title is a reference to the Monster group, which can be thought of as a collection of more than 8x10^53 symmetries; that is, 8 followed by 53 other digits. The word “moonshine” refers to the perceived craziness of the intricate relationship between the Monster group and the theory of modular functions.

The existence of the Monster group, M, was not proved until shortly after Conway and Norton wrote their paper. It turns out that the easiest way to think of M in terms of symmetries of a vector space over the complex numbers is to use a vector space of dimension 196883. This number is close to another number that is related to the Leech lattice. The Leech lattice can be thought of as a stunningly efficient way to pack unit spheres together in 24 dimensional space. In this arrangement, each sphere will touch 196560 others. The closeness of the numbers 196560 and 196883 is not a coincidence and can be explained using the theory of monstrous moonshine.

It is now known that lying behind monstrous moonshine is a certain conformal field theory having the Monster group as symmetries. In 2007, the physicist Edward Witten proposed a connection between monstrous moonshine and quantum gravity. Witten concluded that pure gravity with maximally negative cosmological constant is dual to the Monster conformal field theory. This theory predicts a value for the semiclassical entropy estimate for a given black hole mass, in the large mass limit. Witten's theory estimates the value of this quantity as the natural logarithm of 196883, which works out at about 12.19. As a comparison, the work of Jacob Bekenstein and Stephen Hawking gives an estimate of 4π, which is about 12.57.

Relevant links
Wikipedia on the Monster group: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_group
Wikipedia on the Leech lattice: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leech_lattice
Wikipedia on Monstrous Moonshine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monstrous_moonshine
A 2004 survey paper about Monstrous Moonshine by Terry Gannon: http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0402345

#mathematics #physics #sciencesunday  
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Hi, I am doing some user research for the improved experience to travel, wondering if you can help me with a few questions.

- Are you happy with the hotel wifi bandwidth when you travel? 
- if not, it is because you try to do [?] online?
- Is wifi bandwidth an important factor for you to book hotels?
- Are you willing to pay a bit extra for hotels with better wifi bandwidth?
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Here’s how I played in 2014. How did you play? spotify.com/2014 #Spotify2014
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Pretty cool and they haven't minified the source, so you can go in and explore the code.

It reminds me that Google really needs to step up their game with Google Music.
An API that devs can use to build cool music-related stuff with, are some of the great strengths of services such as Rdio, Spotify and Soundcloud. Each goes about it in their own way, but at least they have something.
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My baby made his first YouTube video tutorial about Minecraft tricks!   His goal is to reach 10 subscribers then he will post one per week.  So please subscribe :).

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yay!  he has already made second video, soon to be published!
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A little love note for my Polymer peeps and the amazing DevRel crew around Web Components. My personal Polymer anthem -- something to get your Polymer groove going.

In the spirit of Open Source, here's the Ableton Live project for the track:
blend.io/project/53e2e3678d121fd80c00020e

And here's the Maschine project that has all the Massive/FM8/Razor presets I made for this track: www.dropbox.com/s/e2fta1pxsv4su5b/Polymer.mxprj.
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Well said.
 
My first post in a series about the costs and benefits of open source investment from a business perspective.
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Chrome 36 Beta is now out!  Includes element.animate(), HTML Imports, Object.observe() and  an improved throttled async touchmove model.
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traditional french food and great wine selection.
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great for groups.
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celebrated my 7th Google anniversary here. great setting and traditional food above average.
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small intimate Italian restaurants, have a few unique menu items, drinks are average
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