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Cap'n'Proto (& by extension Sandstorm) very much intends to allow references (capabilities) to be passed around, which is in direct conflict with the "#1 and in bold" on this list, gRPC being "first-order", which I think the author is saying means that systems have to marshal all the data to communicate.
http://eighty-twenty.org/2015/08/28/grpc-dot-io.html

This is discussed- in relation to Sandstorm- in a Sandstorm blog post dating from last December. Other notables- the post mentions CORBA explicitly, and it discusses persisting capabilities (anti "First Class" objects extreme if I'm reading OP right).
https://blog.sandstorm.io/news/2014-12-15-capnproto-0.5.html

I'd really appreciate a better characterization that the author is applying with this "First-class" label, that he says is vital for getting past the bogeyman we tell our children CORBA.
gRPC looks very interesting. From a quick browse of the site, it looks like it differs from CORBA primarily in that. It is first-order. It eschews exceptions. It supports streaming requests and/or responses. (That's setting aside differences between protobufs and GIOP.) ...
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A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style is an amazing landmark. It adapts a painting from one style to another. Expecting this to be a great weekend read.
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1508.06576v1.pdf
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#LowEnd charts, circa 2015.
 
Intel's Braswell NUC5CPYH NUC looks good on paper so what's it like in real life? Whilst I've successfully installed Linux with all the usual suspects working (graphics, sound, wifi and bluetooth) I thought I'd start with some performance comparisons in (cough) Windows. As I'd only got a spare 4G stick of memory and a 120GB SSD that was between machines, and more importantly because "I could", I've built the NUC with Windows 10 and run the same suite of tests that have recently been performed on the Tronsmart Ara X5. I then upgraded my Intel Compute Stick to Windows 10 and ran the same set of tests. The results are are very good.

For those interested in more details, the actual test results can be found at http://www.3dmark.com/pcm8/8367172, http://www.3dmark.com/pcm8/8355516, http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/display.php?id=46492062799, http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/display.php?id=46492541697, http://www.3dmark.com/pcm8/8366699 and http://www.3dmark.com/pcm8/8355871 with comparison data taken from http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/08/23/intel-atom-z3735f-vs-atom-x5-z8300-benchmarks-comparison/ and http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/08/24/review-of-tronsmart-ara-x5-windows-10-mini-pc-with-intel-atom-x5-processor/
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An awkward encounter with a cyclist highlights the technology’s tough road ahead.
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Who will observe the observers?
Those of you who were programming back then may remember that, for a few months, everybody thought that the Observer pattern was so cool. We saw lots of observer based designs. Then that stopped because those designs were too indirect; making them too hard to trace and debug.
http://blog.8thlight.com/uncle-bob/2015/08/06/let-the-magic-die.html

Lesson: observation must be an observable activity.

EventTarget: failure, unobservable.
Promises: failure, unobservable.

These are high crimes and treasons to our ability to reason. It is a good practice to write code in this protected, isolated fashion, but it makes for terrible operations to have all bindings be silent, invisible things.
I've been looking at rxJava. It's a nice little framework that helps you to create and manage observers. The design philosophy seems to be that everything can be observed and therefore everything ought to be...
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Was today the first major test of the brand new circuit breakers we put into place? Notably, today was unquestionably the #1 day for stocks halted first on the downside, then the upside. Which speaks to what's afoot: fuck this. Fuck this so bad. This terrible, mangled, regulated free hand of market- what a fucking embarrassment. This is idiots building rules to try to monkey patch a system that's lightyears ahead of us. We're incompetent: please, just admit it. This pretense of throwing shit at the wall, pretending like it's regulation? It's a shit show farce that insults your industry and insults the world for believing we'd believe your dumb, unintelligent, faking it, lying, asses. At least fess up to how horribly out of control the profiteer-bots running the world are.
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/24/anatomy-of-1000-flash-crashes-what-went-wrong.html

Total bullshit. If we're going to have bot-wars, there's no reason this artificial stalling is acceptable. This is bullshit. There's no justification for these heavy-handed "moderation" systems. It's just crass, brutal discrimination that refuses to accept the volatility of the extremely bullshit ignoramus-powered house of cards that this frelling financier bullshit is built of, from the bottom up. The leveraging that exists has enabled conditions where these dipshits can have zero conception of the value of things, money is merely the biggest made up game of pop-culture.

Recently, the horseshit that happens when you impose "circuit breakers" on the free hand,
https://plus.google.com/113218107235105855584/posts/fX5e4yxdMUa
Monday's stock market action was bound to be messy, but it was made even worse by a major technical pile-up just as the session got underway.
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ABOMINATION, destroy, kill, end: We've never seen $GE bounce 8% several times in seconds (sometimes < 1 second)
https://twitter.com/nanexllc/status/635989842178912257
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So, AMD Fury Nano being ~ >85% as fast as a full sized AMD Fury and 100W less is pretty cool. #ComputeDense #ThroughputDense
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I can imagine entirely new forms of gaming deriving from this.
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Interesting that Intel will gladly give the Atom world quad cores, but has built a new world on desktop/mobile where Core more often comes in dual core. #LowEnd
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+Andrew Brampton finishes his epic three part blog series on, what would happen if Java collections could be stored in flat lists?
https://blog.bramp.net/post/2015/08/27/unsafe-part-3-benchmarking-a-java-unsafearraylist/

Answer? It would crush.
Previously we introduced a UnsafeArrayList, a ArrayList style collection that instead of storing references to the objects, it would copy them into heap allocated memory. This has the unique property of keeping all objects contiguous in memory, and avoids a pointer indirection, at the cost of needing to copy values in and out. I would argue that the copy cost is minor, as it is effectively prefetching the object’s fields into the CPU cache.
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The ongoing dream of using WebRTC, corresponding with our own private cloud systems, continues to look like a brighter and brighter future. A technical shakedown on what Google Fi can and can not do:
http://nicholasarmstrong.com/2015/08/network-handover-google-fi/

Phone networks! Bah. Give us dumb data pipes, give us resources-a-plenty at home and colo, and give us the web platform to be free from the lumbering iniquitous antiquities the mammoth commercial markets ploddingly delivers to us.
Google's Project Fi represents a major shift for the cellular industry. I explore how Google's Project Fi switches between Sprint, T-Mobile, and Wi-Fi.
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