Tom Burke

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Time-Series Database Requirements

I’ve spoken to many people who have built large-scale time-series databases for big companies. Most of them have told me that the lack of a …

How Europe became so rich

In a time of great powers and empires, just one region of the world experienced extraordinary economic growth. How?<i>By Joel Mokyr</i>Read at Aeon

Globalization

Let's stop bashing C#

So I've recently discovered that C# isn't so well-regarded in some communities. I have a background working with C, C++ and Java but am currently …

Reddit Bans Alt-Right Group

The company, once a haven for right wing extremism, is cracking down on the hub of white nationalists—right after its founder blasted Trump’s ban on …

EveryCircuit - Home

You can build and simulate circuits right on your phone or tablet, animate and understand how they work, check homework and test your designs. Best …

Calling Bullshit — Syllabus

Calling Bullshit:<br>Data Reasoning in a Digital World<p>Logistics<p><b>Course</b>: INFO 198 / BIOL 106B. University of Washington <b><br>To be offered</b>: Autumn Quarter 2017</b> …

Elbphilharmonie Orchestra/Hengelbrock review – storming debut for hall of wonders

<b>Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg</b><br>The spectacular possibilities of Hamburg’s new concert venue were celebrated in an imaginative opening concert<p>Hamburg’s new concert hall is Germany’s latest austerity-defying architectural bobby-dazzler. But what about the music? How do you mark the opening of a lustrous new …

Superintelligence

The Idea That Eats Smart People<p>In 1945, as American physicists were preparing to test the atomic bomb, it occurred to someone to ask if such a test …

How the Circle Line rogue train was caught with data

<i>Text: Daniel Sim | Analysis: Lee Shangqian, Daniel Sim & Clarence Ng</i><p>Singapore’s MRT Circle Line was hit by a spate of mysterious disruptions in …

Bayes's Theorem: What's the Big Deal?

I’m not sure when I first heard of Bayes’ theorem. But I only really started paying attention to it over the last decade, after a few of my wonkier …

I'm Warren Ellis, and This Is How I Work

Warren Ellis is a writer. You may know him from Transmetropolitan, his acclaimed cyberpunk comic book series about a gonzo journalist, or from his …

Experiments with Strengthening JavaScript | Chrome V8

JavaScript

First Impressions using React Native

Facebook gave all attendees of React Conf early access to the source code of React Native, a new way to write native mobile apps. The technology …

Software Engineering

The Firebombing of Tokyo

Today marks the seventieth anniversary of the American firebombing of Tokyo, World War II’s deadliest day. More people died that night from napalm …

Goodbye MongoDB, Hello PostgreSQL

By far most time was spent in updating applications, especially those that relied heavily on MongoDB’s aggregation framework. Throw in a few legacy …

Reginald Braithwaite

The best things and stuff of 2014

Dec 29, 2014<p>Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc. in 2014. No particular ordering is implied. Not everything is</i> …

F# 2014 – A Retrospective and Call to Action

I have the privilege of being allowed to write the final post for the F# Advent Calendar in English. To celebrate, I thought I’d skip a technical …

Future of Programming - Rise of the Scientific Programmer (and fall of the craftsman)

Level [C3]<br>[<i>Disclaimer: I am by no means a Scientific Programmer but I just want to become one</i>] It is the turn of yet another year and the time is …

Elasticsearch For Beginners: Indexing your Gmail Inbox

What's this all about?<p>I recently looked at my Gmail inbox and noticed that I have well over 50k emails, taking up about 12GB of space but there is no …

The State of Desktop Applications in Node.js

Though Node.js is known for being a server-side platform, interest in using it for building desktop applications is growing rapidly. Bindings exist …

Introduction to Data Analysis

This course is an introduction to analyzing data with the R software. It features some mathematics and statistics as well as some statistical …

Data Analysis