Mike Ashley

22nov2015

November 22, 2015

Haunted By Data
Another speech by Maciej Ceglowski in which he compares Big Data to nuclear power. He touches on, but does not fully explore, the idea that Big Data is not a miracle technology and that it can lead to models to complex to use productively. Possibly interesting ramifications in Genomics as it moves to clinical use.
European Court Rules "Safe Harbor" Invalid
I am not surprised. This is a complication though for companies genuinely trying to help their customers across international boundaries.
Generation Wuss
Great reading for performance review season!
Linus's Rant Rewritten
And the original. It's funny at first blush, but it also highlights how important a good code review culture is.
Faster Optimization
Neat result in general-purpose solvers.