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A Brief History of ISIS

In the wake of the November 13 attacks in Paris, much of the Left has linked the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the deepening …

Middle East

Syria's civil war: a brief history

On the last day of September, Russia officially began bombing targets in Syria. It said it was bombing ISIS — but it was really targeting opposition groups that are fighting Bashar al-Assad's regime (incidentally, they're also fighting ISIS).<p>This has come after a month in which Syria's war, raging …

Middle East

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

Remote versus Co-located Work

In the software industry we hear a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of remote work, and a recent outbreak of that finally got me to write my …

Remote Working

La pirateria paga milioni di dollari agli Iron Maiden

<b>Gli Iron Maiden sono andati a fare concerti per la gente che pirata</b> i loro dischi, e ci hanno guadagnato milioni di dollari. La band britannica ha …

Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for some of us, the stress at …

Maybe the PaaS market got ahead of itself from Day One

Microsoft launched Windows Azure as a platform-as-a-service offering, and Google did the same with App Engine. Both now offer …

Next gen NoSQL: The demise of eventual consistency?

The vast selection of NoSQL solutions today share qualities that have set them apart from their relational counterparts including shared-nothing, …

The tragic tale of a legendary concert taper - The Kernel

<i>Reclusive, genius, paranoid, obsessive, legendary…</i> <br>Mike Millard earned his “Mike the Mike” nickname by taping now-legendary shows by some of the …

What are Reentrant Locks?

<b>Polled and timed lock acquisition :</b><p>Let see the example code :<p>In transferMoney() method above there is a possibility of deadlock when 2 threads A and …

Systems that Run Forever Self-heal and Scale

I recently saw a great presentation by Joe Armstrong called “Systems that run forever self-heal and scale” . Joe Armstrong is the inventor of Erlang …