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+Eric Brewer: as a minor aside, the Library of Congress collections are measured in petabytes (see e.g. https://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2012/04/a-library-of-congress-worth-of-data-its-all-in-how-you-define-it/). The 10TB figure which has been floating around since the early 90s was based on ASCII text estimates, not scanned books, newspapers, etc. and completely ignores the vast holdings of photographs, audio, video, and software. It's not YouTube-scale but it's well beyond terabytes.
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I keep wanting this to be the punchline for what happened when a junior executive was told to make a major cloud acquisition:
The company said it had entered into an agreement to acquire most of the assets of the Weather Company, and its data could be combined with IBM’s Watson.
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Climate change is going to blow out the top end of our hurricane categorization system: 
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This is a great example of how traditional maintenance attitudes get dubious in security-sensitive software: that block of OpenSSL code is probably harmless but simply having it around increases cognitive load for maintainers. Seems a bit expensive for something nobody uses…
[prev in list] [next in list] [prev in thread] [next in thread] List: openbsd-tech Subject: a tale of software maintenance: OpenSSL and EVP_CHECK_DES_KEY From: Philip Guenther Date: 2015-10-13 8:37:36 Message-ID: alpine.BSO.2.20.1510130133540.17770 () morgaine ! local ...
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Another round while most users are still waiting for the first patch.

If you don't like iOS the only choice is a Necus.
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Huckabee is certainly never one to shy away from waving his ignorance around in public as a badge of pride
Mike Huckabee has joined the ranks of those invoking Martin Luther King Jr. to legitimate civil disobedience in response to the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same sex marriage. As the former Arkansas governor declared Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week,” "I don't thin
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The Library of Congress seeks a web application developer to support the curation of our digital collections. For an idea of some of the software projects the Library of Congress develops, please see our Github organization page https://github.com/LibraryOfCongress The ideal candidate has experience developing in a modern programming language (such as Java or Python), interest in using and contributing to open source tools, experience developing ...
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“A few observers, especially on the professionally jaded left, have treated the story as old news—as something that even if we didn’t know, we knew. ‘Of course they lied,’ someone told me. That cynicism, however, serves as the most effective kind of cover for Exxon”
And thanks to their willingness to sucker the world, the world is now a chaotic mess.
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This is welcome news – it was always annoying having to disable the spam icon on a new computer or an update silently re-enabled it. The system's standard notifications are much better designed and avoid web notifications being relegated to second-class status.
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“Today, as Exxon’s scientists predicted 25 years ago, Canada’s Northwest Territories has experienced some of the most dramatic effects of global warming.”
Back in the 1990's, Exxon was publicly taking the position that the scientific research on global warming was contradictory and too sketchy to act upon. But, at the same time, its own researchers were quietly incorporating some of those scientific conclusions into the company's operational forecasts.
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A good chunk of what I was taught in school about the South growing up in Alabama was propaganda. What's sad is that these myths are promulgated outside of that area too.
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The Antarctic Snow Cruiser. Chicagoans get their first good look at the giant snow cruiser built for the Admiral Byrd Antarctic expedition when it was rolled out of the Chicago construction yards on October 24, 1939. (AP)
The massive Antarctic Snow Cruiser was designed and built for Antarctic exploration in 1939, but failed to live up to expectations.
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