Angelesen #6

First Victim of Amazon Drones: The Credibility of CBS and 60 Minutes

Those of us who work in marketing should offer a tip of the cap to our peers at Amazon. These marketers just coopted a major TV network and got 60 MInutes, a legendary investigative journalism program, to carry their water for them and help bury a book that contains some serious, and critical, journalism. Depending on your point of view, that’s either incredibly depressing or incredibly brilliant. Maybe both.

Guter Marketing-Stunt!

The Moore’s Law blowout sale is ending, Broadcom’s CTO says | ITworld

Process nodes themselves still have room to advance, but they may also be headed for a wall in about 15 years, Samueli said. After another three generations or so, chips will probably reach 5nm, and at that point there will be only 10 atoms from the beginning to the end of each transistor gate, he said. Beyond that, further advances may be impossible.

Mittels neuen Techniken werden die Transistoren nun in mehreren Schichten übereinander gestapelt (FinFET), dem Problem, das man bei 5nm und 10 Atomen einfach nicht mehr kleiner werden kann wird das aber nicht viel Beitragen.

The “Getting Shit Done” Sleep Cycle  — Better Humans — Medium

Etwas auf der Todo Liste vom Herr @Schnitzel und mir.

Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud — Design + Startups — Medium

Lesenswerter Artikel über die Dateitauschplatform WeTransfer.

Electricity: Edison’s revenge | The Economist

The big change next year will be a new USB PD (Power Delivery) standard, which brings much more flexibility and ten times as much oomph: up to 100 watts. In his London office Simon Daniel, founder of Moixa, a technology company, charges his laptop from a prototype souped-up USB socket. The office lighting, which uses low-voltage LED (light-emitting diode) lamps, runs from the same circuit. So do the monitors, printers and (with some fiddling) desktops. Mains power is only for power-thirsty microwaves, kettles and the like.

USB ist ein toller Standard und die Weiterentwicklung sieht ebenfalls gut aus.

GTFO of my menu bar

I don’t mind after I install your app that you add a menu while you are running.
I don’t mind you sticking around up there if there is an expectation that you have some usefulness running in the background for me (IM clients, syncing tools, quick access to hardware features, etc).
But what I can’t stand is you moving in unannounced and not giving me an easy preference or option to kill your damn icon. It seems the most useless apps and features (usually bundled with other bigger apps like updaters) are also the ones that seem to want to move in. I have no use for you so why the hell do I have to look at you?

Wie wahr, teilweise echt ein Ärgernis die vielen Icons die sich im Tray ihren Platz gönnen. Abhilfe schafft da Bartender – Tipp via mug.im – My Tool Belt.

For 20 Years the Nuclear Launch Code at US Minuteman Silos Was 00000000

Security – Cutting Edge… 00000000 ist das alte 12345 ;)

Programmer Time Translation Table | Passion for Coding

Time for starting the computer, the development environment and getting the right source. The time to build, test, check in and document the fix

Wieso Entwickler mit den Zeitschätzungen meist falsch liegen. (Ich darf mich auch an der Nase nehmen.)

Fast, easy, realtime metrics using Redis bitmaps

In a simulation of 128 million users, a typical metric such as “daily unique users” takes less than 50 ms on a MacBook Pro and only takes 16 MB of memory. Spool doesn’t have 128 million users yet but it’s nice to know our approach will scale. We thought we’d share how we do it, in case other startups find our approach useful

Ein technisch sehr schöner Ansatz Statistiken zu generieren :)

Do We Live in the Matrix? | DiscoverMagazine.com

Seth Lloyd, a quantum-mechanical engineer at MIT, estimated the number of “computer operations” our universe has performed since the Big Bang — basically, every event that has ever happened. To repeat them, and generate a perfect facsimile of reality down to the last atom, would take more energy than the universe has. 

“The computer would have to be bigger than the universe, and time would tick more slowly in the program than in reality,” says Lloyd. “So why even bother building it?” 

Die wohl abschliessende Antwort : Nein wir leben nicht in der Matrix oder es fehlen uns noch wissenschaftliche Erkentnisse.