Scores Killed in Taliban Attack on School in Pakistan
In one of Pakistan’s bloodiest attacks in recent years, scores of people were killed after Taliban gunmen stormed a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said, and hundreds of students remained trapped inside.
Sometimes you just don't have the words to express your feelings. Or they're just not appropriate for a public forum.
145 kids...Posted on 2014-12-16T17:38:30+0000
Audience Insights query engine: In-memory integer store for social analytics
A query engine with a hybrid integer store that organizes data in memory and on flash disks so that a query can process terabytes of data in real time.
In case anyone was wondering about the sort of things l'll work on - this is a post by the Insights team on Audience Insights and all the glorious technical details behind it.Posted on 2014-12-12T03:49:42+0000
Bay Area braces for powerful storm
The Bay Area, which last month had seen hardly more than a few sprinkles since spring, was hit with a bout of storms last week that brought upward of 3 inches of rain to most cities and 6 inches to the hills. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind and flash flood advisory for late Wedne…
I should perhaps actually stock up on some food just in case (empty Fridge, I'm looking at you)Posted on 2014-12-10T18:49:26+0000
I was never much of a team sports kid. I grew up in Philadelphia (where it's culturally impossible to not passionately support your local sports teams), but when it came to actually competing, team sports weren't my thing. I was a math, science, and music kind of kid, which meant that aside from alw…
Twitch acquires goodgame (owners of EG, Alliance, Tinker).
I did not see this comingPosted on 2014-12-10T02:06:39+0000
memcpy, memmove, and memset are deprecated! « Modern Maintainable Code
Summary: While they won't produce incorrect results when used appropriately, the mem* family of ...
Intense storm to wallop Bay Area on Wednesday
An intense storm — expected to cause widespread damage and flooding — will slam the Bay Area with heavy rain and high winds midway through the week, forecasters said. Winds in some areas will gust up to 50 mph and close to 4 inches of rain may drench urban areas, said Steve Anderson, a forecaster wi…
git clone in Haskell from the bottom up
In order to give some structure to my ongoing investigation of git’s data structures, protocols and implementation I decided to re-implement git clone without using any of git’s plumbing commands or any of the existing git libraries. Along the way I tried to keep some implementation notes that shoul…
This is a great article on both Haskell and Git and I need to go over it in detail.Posted on 2014-12-07T22:10:22+0000
How We Earned $10,120 in 30 Days by Sending Horse Poop to People: Amazing Kickstart of a...
Shitexpress.com is a service allowing people to order a box with horse poop and send it anonymously to a person anywhere in the world. Apart from PayPal, we accept Bitcoin to ensure 100% anonymity of the buyer. Price: $16.95, including personalized message, packaging and shipping.
I feel woefully inadequate after learning that this one guy did all this.Posted on 2014-12-01T07:45:03+0000
Nine hard-won lessons about money and investing
Any time you talk about money, you risk sounding like a jerk. I'm going to take that risk in this post. I'll start out by talking about a couple ways I shot myself in the foot financially and what ...
A great set of tips on managing your finances (mostly US-centric but still)Posted on 2014-12-01T05:43:45+0000
Functional Programming Patterns (BuildStuff '14)
In object-oriented development, we are all familiar with design patterns such as the Strategy pattern and Decorator pattern, and design principles such as SOLI…