Fusion Energy, Data Centers, Rotation, Idiosyncrasy, Passwords, etc.

Radical Hydrogen-Boron Reactor Leapfrogs Current Nuclear Fusion Tech

Link: https://newatlas.com/energy/hb11-hydrogen-boron-fusion-clean-energy/

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/RVoun

If this works as promised, then verily it represents the future of energy for the planet.


IBM's Lost Decade

Link: https://www.platformonomics.com/2020/02/ibms-lost-decade/

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/IkP2j

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

Link: https://perspectives.mvdirona.com/2017/04/how-many-data-centers-needed-world-wide/

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/Un3Gi

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

Link: https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/facing-up-to-facial-recognition

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/K80yO

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

Link: https://writingfordevelopers.substack.com/p/the-boring-debate-over-the-use-of

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/qVPBW

"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.


You Have A Set Amount Of "Weirdness Points". Spend Them Wisely.

Link: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/wkuDgmpxwbu2M2k3w/you-have-a-set-amount-of-weirdness-points-spend-them-wisely

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/cad6A

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

Link: https://www.sans.org/security-awareness-training/blog/time-password-expiration-die

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/ezkIg

Old but always timely reminder and reference article that outlines the staggeringly bad idea of password expiration.


Wigner Rotation

Link: https://kirstenhacker.wordpress.com/2020/02/07/wigner-rotation-2/

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/eynhf

Easily-digestible overview of a technical and intuitive concept in physics.