On The Record: Forging a future for the music industry : The original article is now paywalled, but the comments thread contains a fantastic discussion between some very smart young, and old, musicians, discussing music in a digital age where copying is trivial, the future of the music business, copyright, etc.
(tags: music-business bill-whelan music mp3 copyright on-the-record irish-times)
InfoQ: Lock-free Algorithms : Michael Barker and Martin Thompson’s talk at the last QCon on the LMAX Disruptor, and other nifty lock-free techniques and patterns. ‘Martin Thompson and Michael Barker explain how Intel x86_64 processors and their memory model work, along with low-level techniques that help creating lock-free software.’
(tags: lock-free locking mutexes algorithms lmax disruptor infoq slides presentations qcon java)