19 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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New York City

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By Fredric Paul of New Relic 19 hours ago.
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…parlayed an obsession with advanced baseball statistical analysis into a high-profile position at the New York Times, where he predicted the outcome of the 2012 presidential election with stunning precision. Now he's running fivethirtyeight.com (named after the number of Electoral College votes) for ESPN, using advanced analytics to address everything from golf to who people want to date .

Perhaps Beane and Silver helped inspire the Stanford Women

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 4 days ago.
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MongoDB Event Ever Is On. Will You Be There? Join us in New York City June 23-25 for MongoDB World ! The conference lineup includes Amazon CTO Werner Vogels and Cloudera Co-Founder Mike Olson for keynote addresses. You'll walk away with everything you need to know to build and manage modern applications. Register before April 4 to take advantage of super early bird pricing.

April 3 Webinar: The BlueKai Playbook for Scaling to 10 Trillion Transactions a …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 8 days ago.
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…laurencetratt : High frequency traders paid $300M to reduce New York <-> Chicago network transfers from 17 -> 13ms.

@ talios : People read http://highscalability.com for sexual arousal - jim webber # cm14

@ viktorklang : LOL RT @ giltene 2nd QOTD: @ mjpt777 "Some people say ‘Thread affinity is for sissies.'Those people don't make money."

@ pbailis : Reminder: eventual consistency is orthogonal to durability …

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By Asami Novak of New Relic 8 days ago.
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…New Relic Insights at the Gigaom Structure Data conference in New York; and we launched our new Community Forum , which we hope you've already started using.

It's been a busy month for developers all over. Here's a quick roundup of software news and stories that piqued our interest over the last couple weeks:

Internet Explorer 6 is no more. Yay!

Gmail celebrated its 10th anniversary as the first truly mainstream cloud-based service that …

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By Sara of Heroku 8 days ago.
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Plated , a New York City-based food/tech company, aims to make it simple and fun for people to create healthy, homemade dinners by delivering fresh ingredients and chef-designed easy-to-follow recipes directly to your door. With delivery now available to 80% of the USA, Plated is likely available to you.

After Plated's launch in November 2012, the company was featured by numerous national publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 15 days ago.
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41 years ago today, on April 3rd, 1973, Motorola's Martin Cooper (pictured above with a Star Trek communicator — I'll get to that in a moment) made the first public wireless phone call. He did so while doing something that we typically do today but must've seemed outlandish back then: while walking along New York City's Sixth Avenue. In the spirit of competitive engineering one-upmanship, he called Joel Engel, who was had of research at Motorola rival Bell Labs.

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