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Edward Sargisson
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Two weeks ago I referred to the Peter Alvaro Papers We Love talk about the Halpern Two Generals Problem paper.
Here's a link to the talk and to the paper: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/halpern/papers/UsingRAK.pdf

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Sequential Consistency versus Linearizability 
Presents a complexity model for lower and upper bounds for each consistency model.

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Kelly Sommers (@kellabyte) set up a distributed systems Slack group which got 600 people in 48 hours - including useful people like Kyle Kingsbury, Jeff Hodges, etc. There seem to be lots of interesting discussions on there.
You can hit the link below with your email address and it will send you a signup email.

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While trail mapping for Squamish50 today I came across a fork in the trail - no, really, a wooden fork carved from a tree trunk. (Near the start of Hoods in the Woods)
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Mountain bikers get road rage too - mountain biker alleges assault for trying to pass (video from NZ)

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Irish ultrarunner says beer secret to running 7 marathons in 5 days. http://ow.ly/96kWt Would you drink beer on an ultra?

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Health News: Fracture putty heals bones in days. http://ow.ly/96kOE

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Professor Tim Noakes, writer of Lore of Running, now against carbohydrates for carbohydrate-resistant people. http://ow.ly/96kHe. Do you think a low-fat carb-heavy diet contributes to weight gain?
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