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Robert Synnott
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Capacity units used by Amazon DynamoDB's Scan operation
Amazon DynamoDB's pricing model is based on provisioning a table with read and write capacity units per second. For basic operations, this is simple enough; a put takes 1 write capacity unit per kilobyte of data, rounded up, a get takes 0.5 read capacity un...

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An important message from Dear Leader Creighton
I have just been honoured with a glossy campaign leaflet from Lucinda Creighton, the glorious leader of Renua, in my letterbox. What has she to say? Hard working mothers and fathers still pay at least half of what they earn in income tax! This is indeed sta...

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Deddit
So after eight years on reddit, I've finally deleted my account: I should have done it a lot sooner. When I joined, reddit was a reasonably small nerdy link/discussion thing. But already the rot was spreading. Within a couple of years, well, this happened ....

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Major Kira on Gamergate
From Star Trek DS9: She's actually talking about the Ferengi, of course, but really, it's perfect for Angry Gamer Babies.

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Better living through TERRIFYING EYE SURGERY
So, for a long time, now, I've been suffering from strabismus . This causes double vision, makes stereoscopic vision largely impossible, and causes me a fair bit of discomfort when looking at things at a certain distance; lately this has particularly been a...

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Water, water, everywhere
I was just signing up for Irish Water, our exciting new paying-for-water thing. From the application form: Now, you might think that that means that if your phone number is, say, 087 123 4567, you should fill in '087 123 4567'. Let's try. Okay, then. So, it...

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Waters Under the Bridge
One odd thing about the coverage of the recent Iona/John Waters controversy is that it has been, pretty much entirely, Internet-led. Each new development has made the rounds of the blogs, Twitter, Broadsheet and maybe The Journal , before being grudgingly, ...

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The Wisdom of the Waters
So, this has come to light , some important new information on the Gay Menace from John Waters, patron saint of not paying parking fines (seen here in his natural habitat). Have a read, it's utterly horrifying. Yeah, that's totally a thing that will happen....

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The Homophobia Question
If you live in Ireland and haven't been actively avoiding all forms of media over the last couple of weeks,  you'll be aware of the current fuss over homophobia. Or, at least, not over homophobia itself, but over the word 'homophobia'. of course, I could go...

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