“the European Parliament has today sent a clear message that enough is enough. The revelations about NSA interception of SWIFT data make a mockery of the EU’s agreement with the US, through which the bank data of European citizens is delivered to the US anti-terror system (TFTP). What is the purpose of an agreement like this, which was concluded in good faith, if the US authorities are going to circumvent its provisions? “The EU cannot continue to remain silent in the face of these ongoing revelations: it gives the impression we are little more than a lap dog of the US. If we are to have a healthy relationship with the US, based on mutual respect and benefit, EU governments must not be afraid of defending core EU values when they are infringed. EU leaders must finally take a clear and unambiguous stance on the NSA violations at this week’s summit.”
A follow up to the LinkedIn VM-tuning blog post at http://engineering.linkedin.com/performance/optimizing-linux-memory-management-low-latency-high-throughput-databases —
Do not read in to this article too much, especially for trying to understand how the Linux VM or the kernel works. The authors misread the “global spinlock on the zone” source code and the interpretation in the article is dead wrong.
Y! engineer doubles the speed of Storm’s messaging layer by replacing the zeromq implementation with Netty
Service discovery a la Airbnb — Nerve and Synapse: two external daemons that run on each node, Nerve to manage registration in Zookeeper, and Synapse to generate a haproxy configuration file from that, running on each host, allowing connections to all other hosts.
What is near-future late-capitalist dystopian fiction but a world where there is no discernible difference between corporations, nations, sports teams, brands, and celebrities? Adam was partly right in our original email thread. @TwoHeadlines is not generating jokes about current events. It is generating jokes about the future: a very specific future dictated by what a Google algorithm believes is important about humans and our affairs.
‘Welcome to the New York Review of Bots, a professional journal of automated-agent studies. We aspire to the highest standards of rigorous analysis, but will often just post things we liked that a computer made.’