19 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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CNN

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By Asami Novak of New Relic 30 days ago.
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…demographic—from preteens who watch the Cartoon Network to more mature viewers tuning into CNN or Turner Classic Movies. The company needs to stitch together data from more than 100 branded channels, each running across multiple platforms. Meanwhile, the company also has to meet the needs of its advertisers looking to gain insights about Turner's consumer audiences, especially as the company's engagement models expand to include digital, mobile, and so on.

"The physics …

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By Jana Boruta of New Relic 1 month ago.
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…highly available NoSQL database that's used by companies like Google, CNN, and Yammer. Andy was the one who designed and developed Riak. During his time at Basho he also developed Webmachine, a RESTful webserver in Erlang, and RiakCS, an S3-compatible, large-scale object storage system. I've known Andy for years and he's one of the smartest engineers I've met — he's a modest guy so I figured I needed to say it for him. What makes him great is that …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy over 1 year ago.
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"Who here watches CNN? Turn that shit off!"

To an entrepreneur, the US election is just entertainment

You have to be inclusive of anyone who wants to engage, at any level

Yes, it means you'll let in bad actors

The startup organism rejects bad actors in the end

It's not a zero-sum game - we're so far from saturating that there's room for everyone; startups are such a small part of the business ecosystem

You have to have activities and events that engage …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability over 1 year ago.
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…views. WordPress.com VIP hosts many popular sites including CNN's Political Ticker, NFL, Time Inc's The Page, People Magazine's Style Watch, corporate blogs for Flickr and KROQ, and many more. Automattic operates two thousand servers in twelve, globally distributed, data centers. WordPress.com customer data is instantly replicated between different locations to provide an extremely reliable and fast web experience for hundreds of millions of visitors. …

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On omgbloglol 2 years ago.
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…can kind of be douchebags. Pair that with the constant cycle of terrible news being pumped out of CNN, FOXNews, and friends, it makes me feel pretty bad about the world when I go through my morning reading cycle.

Of course, the solution is easy: give it up. Right. So, I'll unplug from the world, stop associating with most people, and simply live in a silent bubble of limited information for the rest of my life. That works great for some people (the Information Diet is a "thing," …

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett 2 years ago.
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…charged, this encourages the reader to think that someone, somewhere, was already paying in full. It hides the current tally: zero tweets blocked at the request of foreign governments...

...these well-muddied waters led many reporters to rephrase Twitter's claim into an explicit reduction of censorship, rather than its inauguration...

"Previously, the tweet would disappear for everyone," reported CNN, about tweets that never disappeared previously.

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett over 2 years ago.
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Here in Los Angeles, CNN has a skyscraper -- I think it's their headquarters -- in Hollywood, at Sunset and Cahuenga. The ground floor showcases several big TVs running CNN, as well as a big LED "ticker tape" display running a constant stream of headlines and short, one-sentence stories.

I went by there yesterday on my way home from somewhere and saw the following two messages:

"GOP proves they do not care about consumers"

"It's sometimes a good …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup over 2 years ago.
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I'm past ready to spend another weekend in the woods.

OCZ's Octane SSD: Indilinx Everest, Up to 1TBB in a Consumer Drive - Yum yum.

XSS is fun! - Cross-site scripting hole at NYT, CNN, and elsewhere. This sort of thing is why I run Firefox with NoScript .

I Hate My Smartphone - Glad to see someone else isn't all starry eyed about this new tech stuff.

Ruby 2.0 Implementation Work Begins: What is Ruby 2.0 and What's …

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By Chris Kelly of New Relic over 1 year ago.
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JavaScript files, two CSS stylesheets, and six images within CSS. CNN receives an F on this rule for having 21 JavaScript files, four stylesheets and 29 images used in CSS. Getting your site to include three or fewer JavaScript files is a challenge. Between JavaScript libraries like JQuery, analytics tools like Google Analytics and Gauges, and advertising networks like Google Ads, there is almost no chance your site will meet this requirement. Even Yahoo!'s own frontpage …

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By Chris Kelly of New Relic over 1 year ago.
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Facebook outage in late May. They found that even companies like CNN and Expedia have coupled themselves too tightly to external services. Take a look at the chart below.

You'll see that as Facebook's response time (the magenta line) spikes, so do the response times for CNN and Expedia pages that contain a Facebook widget. Contrast this with USA Today (the cyan line,) whose response times remained steady during the outage. USA Today constructed their pages …

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