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Microsoft Office revenue, adjusted for inflation, 2002-present.
Why should you care? It's doubled, to $22B.
Whither web & mobile apps? They don't address this market.

If anyone would like the data behind this chart, ask away!
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alright this is completely off topic. did u ever solve the DoS attack on node.js ? thx Drew
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Whoops. In the real world, the SPDY protocol has no performance benefit, according to +Guy Podjarny.
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To what extent is the multi-domain mechanism you describe specifically designed for HTTP performance, vs other demands, e.g. CDN use (which the sites he analyzed presumably employ heavily)?
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Yet more evidence that Windows 8 is the new Vista -- i.e. most will avoid it on laptops and desktops.
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every second release a mega-seller, not too bad.
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An in-depth review and analysis of Windows 8. A must-read!
(Or: Why Windows 8 Scares Me -- and Should Scare You Too) I was very excited when I saw the first demos of Windows 8. After years of settling for mediocre incremental improvements in its core products...
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My take on this (which I'm ironically posting on G+)

Americans (humans?) are fundamentally afraid of each other.

And now we've found a way to hide.
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Well I'm my own case study. I was loved at home from infancy. But I had to teach myself interpersonal skills starting in early adulthood, because I was a lot weaker than my peers at them.
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+Ryan Dahl Re: What's the latest in the MQ scene? AMQP 1.0 and RestMQ are dead on arrival? XMPP is too complex. IRC is old. ZeroMQ is too little.

What's your checklist for an MQ server?

I'm working on a simple one in node.js to serve as a reliable relay among portable, intermittently online devices. Its protocol is based on websockets, but without the HTTP handshake, and message headers are JSON with a size prefix.

It allows large binary messages, short messages to user aliases (anti-spam measure), multiple clients per user, multiple recipients per message, distribution lists. It doesn't federate, but I plan to add an email gateway to it. It's supposed to be reliable, so it does fsync() before acking to a sender, thus storage constrains throughput.

It's only a prototype at this point, using the filesystem for storage, and documentation is minimal.
websocket.MQ - Reliable message service for websocket-based clients
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OAM (orbital angular momentum) is a breakthrough for wireless networking. Spectral efficiency comparison:
 95.70 bits/Hz OAM (experimental)
 16.32 bits/Hz LTE
 02.40 bits/Hz 802.11n
 00.55 bits/Hz Digital TV (DVB-T)

"Alan Willner and fellow researchers from the University of Southern California, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Tel Aviv University, twisted together eight ~300Gbps visible light data streams using OAM."
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This is an incredible development an a potential economic boost for the world.  Imagine what our telecommunications providers could do with the huge chunks of the EMS that would be opened up through the use of this technology.
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LinkedIn member data compromised. Change your password there, and anywhere else you use that email/password combo! Please reshare!
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Strolling in Palo Alto, I came upon the cutest trio of acoustic street musicians I've ever seen, Furious George. Featuring a "melodica", guitar, mandolin, and rhythm box. They have a free album online at http://furious-george.bandcamp.com/
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The Open Source Software community excels at reinventing technologies from the past. Why??
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Because we are creators. We work at a craft. Re-inventing things is part of the process. Each generation needs to learn it's own lessons. But they are never exactly the same. The new versions are a meld of old ideas and new resources. There are repeating patterns and trends in every other industry. See architecture, fashion, etc. The real question is why programmers always feel like we're so special that these things shouldn't apply to us.
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Really dislike the new #gmail UI. +Gregor J. Rothfuss, where do we complain about this?
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*Nod*
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Tom Friedman nails it.
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Trying to fix the computer.
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I really am "trying to fix the computer," especially the computer that knowledge workers use.

Toolbelt: OMAP, 88w8787 (SD8787), Linux, WiFi Direct, Node.js, SQLite, Xdelta, HTML5

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