Radical hydrogen-boron reactor leapfrogs current nuclear fusion tech — https://newatlas.com/energy/hb11-hydrogen-boron-fusion-clean-energy/
If this works as promised, then verily it represents the future of energy for the planet.
IBM’s Lost Decade — https://www.platformonomics.com/2020/02/ibms-lost-decade/
This is great deep-dive into how IBM’s shift from technology to consulting played a big role in their declining bottom line; or as the article quips — down and to the right.
How Many Data Centers Needed World-Wide — https://perspectives.mvdirona.com/2017/04/how-many-data-centers-needed-world-wide/
Very good insights into the considerations (wattage, redundancy, latency, etc.) when deciding on how to build and scale a global data center fleet.
Facing Up to Facial Recognition — https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/facing-up-to-facial-recognition
Fair perspective on the role of AI when aimed to be used for public good in an increasingly connected world.
The boring debate over the use of “full-stack” — https://writingfordevelopers.substack.com/p/the-boring-debate-over-the-use-of
“A real full-stack engineer would know how to write a compiler.” Amusing quote, but the article touches on important points regarding how development is done (and perceived) across the many layers of abstraction that are sometimes taken for granted.
Learning Synths — https://learningsynths.ableton.com/en/
Cool, interactive, and simple tutorial for anyone who wants to learn the practicalities of sound-creation using a synthesizer.
You have a set amount of “weirdness points”. Spend them wisely. — https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/wkuDgmpxwbu2M2k3w/you-have-a-set-amount-of-weirdness-points-spend-them-wisely
Thoughtful write-up on the concept of “Idiosyncrasy Credits” which describe an individual’s capacity to acceptably deviate from group expectations.
Time for Password Expiration to Die — https://www.sans.org/security-awareness-training/blog/time-password-expiration-die
Old but always timely reminder and reference article that outlines the staggeringly bad idea of password expiration.
Wigner Rotation — https://kirstenhacker.wordpress.com/2020/02/07/wigner-rotation-2/
Easily-digestible overview of a technical and intuitive concept in physics.