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The Strange Appeal of Watching Coders Code

Legions of programmers now stream their work on Livecoding.tv, a site that turns their lonely labor into something more like a party.<p>The camera does …

Een grappige presentatie maken? 23 tips van bekende comedians

Komieken staan regelmatig op een podium en weten hun verhaal te brengen voor een – vaak kritisch – publiek. Hun boodschap moet helder overkomen en is …

Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world’s largest hard drive | Ars Technica

Third-generation 3D V-NAND is now up to 48 TLC layers and 256Gbit per die.<p>At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has unveiled what appears …

The role of a Senior Developer

We work in a strange industry. There is a <i>much</i> higher need for developers than can be satisfied by new developers coming into the field. This is a …

Management

Interest in Bitcoin Grows on Wall Street

Corporate America is gradually warming to bitcoin.<p>Amid a slew of deals involving prominent finance and tech companies lie signs that the U.S. business establishment is exploring innovative new enterprise uses for digital currencies. They are making early, tentative bets that the so-called …

Bitcoin

The 40% Rule

I was catching up on Brad Feld’s blog this morning and saw that he had posted about the “40% rule” for SAAS companies.<p>I was at the same board meeting …

Stop wasting time trying to get estimates right! – and what to do instead

By Jesper Boeg on February 13, 2015<p>Thanks to Frank Olsen, Klaus Bucka-Lassen, Martin Brogaard, Morten Elvang and Yuval Yeret for providing valuable …

Project Management

Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day

This article is now available in Russian: Майним Bitcoin с помощью бумаги и ручки.<p>I decided to see how practical it would be to mine Bitcoin with …

Bitcoin

Yahoo Small Business

Explainer: why chilli burns, and milk helps soothe the pain

Whether it’s a few flakes on a pizza or the spiciest vindaloo known to humankind, most people can tolerate or even enjoy the tingling, burning …

Alternative Medicine

Bitcoin

Many people have remarked that Bitcoin resembles the internet in the early 90s: we haven’t yet built the Googles that will make it accessible or the …

So Long Scrum, Hello Kanban

Last year, Stormpath made the big shift from Scrum to Kanban. While we love Agile principles, the Scrum process wasn’t working for us. Kanban made …

How to destroy Programmer Productivity

The following image about programmer productivity is making its rounds on the internet:<p>As Homer Simpson might say, it’s funny because it’s true.<p>I …

The 14 Weirdest Things You Can Buy With Bitcoin

Bitcoin's value as a payment protocol is hard to deny.<p>The digital currency offers merchants a number of benefits over traditional fiat and credit …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin ATM Comes to Lelystad, Netherlands

There’s a new bitcoin ATM in town. Well, it’s in Lelystad, Netherlands — capital of the Flevoland province.<p>Announced today, the ATM is centrally …

Start-up: Transatomic Power Wants to Build a Better Reactor

<b>It’s pretty straightforward</b> to get some coders together in a spare room to create a software start-up. Should a nascent company have hardware …

Why thorium reactors are important

This post is the first of a series of posts that I've been wanting to write for a long time, but I haven't been able to pick from among the …

The Bitcoin Model for Crowdfunding

Bitcoin is not just a protocol or money, it’s a new business model for Open Source Software. Prior to Bitcoin, you had to raise money, write …

How To Marry The Right Girl: A Mathematical Solution

Poor Johannes Kepler. One of the greatest astronomers ever, the man who figured out the laws of planetary motion, a genius, scholar and mathematician — in 1611, he needed a wife. The previous Mrs. Kepler had died of Hungarian spotted fever, so, with kids to raise and a household to manage, he …

It's Time For a Hard Bitcoin Fork

bitcoin security ghash 51% June 13, 2014 at 02:05 PM Ittay Eyal and Emin Gün Sirer<p>A Bitcoin mining pool, called GHash and operated by an anonymous …

How We Measure Customer Happiness

Our favourite measure for customer happiness is the Net Promoter Score (NPS). It doesn't measure happiness directly, we'd need brain electrodes for …

Customer Experience

How to spot first stories on Twitter using Storm

<i>The code is open-source and available on Github. <br>Discussion on Hacker News</i><p>As a first blog post, I decided to describe a way to detect first stories …

proof of massive fraudulent trading activity at Mt. Gox, and how it has affected the price of Bitcoin

Somewhere in December 2013, a number of traders including myself began noticing suspicious bot behavior on Mt. Gox. Basically, a random number …