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Saul Caganoff
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"With the current Government's alternative NBN still expected to cost well over $40 billion, the Government's now-clear hypocrisy - and its open contempt not only for its pre-election promises but its so-called commitment to be "completely transparent" with the Australian public - cannot be ignored. We may have become accustomed to a "no-surprises" government that has proven to be anything but, but in the wake of Turnbull's latest move, it's clear that when it comes to the NBN, there are surely more unpleasant surprises to come."

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We have just launched our trends for 2014, which we are calling Crunch Time, because that is what next year will be. 

Implications, 14 domains, and responses for each.

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"Good programs should be organised around processes and queues"

This is a really good presentation from Rich Hickey about the core.async module within Clojure. With reactive/event-based programming becoming all the rage...Hickey sees big problems with the popular approaches such as callbacks, promises etc. For Clojure, he has copied the channels model of Go and spends a lot of time in this presentation talking about the benefits of "queues" as first class citizens in a programming language. 
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Rich Hickey's core.async talk from StrangeLoop is worth a listen if you're using Go channels. Clojure's core.async is inspired by Go and CSP. Some good reasons for channels (vs. callbacks). Interesting to see these ideas in a very different language.
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Amazing: 3 nanosatellites funded on +Kickstarter were launched into outer space today.  The backers can request photos of specific places on earth and have experiments run on the satellites.  The world we live in is clearly changing.   Imagine the archetypal "Little Jimmy with a telescope" at the dawn of space exploration being told, "someday you'll be able to join a network of people paying for one of those and you'll be able to use it."   http://www.nbcnews.com/science/crowdfunded-nanosatellites-unleashed-orbit-2D11624550 via http://getlittlebird.com report on Sharing Economy, cc +Jeremiah Owyang 
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Standard and automated integrations far outweigh coded connections for #bigdata, says panel http://bit.ly/1dVpkB9  #Scribe
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Rich Hickey's core.async talk from StrangeLoop is worth a listen if you're using Go channels. Clojure's core.async is inspired by Go and CSP. Some good reasons for channels (vs. callbacks). Interesting to see these ideas in a very different language.
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Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson wrote the recent book Why Nations Fail. Their blog follows up on their observation. Today (and in follow-up posts to come) they recall the bet between Paul Erlich and Julian Simon about whether we would see shortages of commodities as we continue to consume them. Simon won their famous bet. Commodity prices were in fact lower a decade later than at the time of the bet. Acemoglu and Robinson's begins to discuss a new book by Paul Sabin on how that bet looks now. Here's what they will cover in the next few posts.

We will suggest that the oft-drawn interpretation of the wager between Ehrlich and Simon, repeated by Sabin, as the facing off of liberal and conservative views about growth and technology misses the point.

We will then review some of the economics literature on how technology responds to scarcities and the implications of this for climate change.

We will conclude with a final post on the role of politics in technological change.

I'm looking forward to them.
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To quote Lincoln, "People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like."

Seriously, sounds cool and look forward to listening (love science popularizers) ... but also, what an incredibly cool looking site!

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  • Sixtree
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For many years I've been practicing (and gradually getting better at) the design and implementation of large-scale distributed applications - mostly in finance, telco's and utilities.
 
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