CRISPR Patents Spark Fight to Control Genome Editing | MIT Technology Review
Patents ruin everything, CRISPR edition
(tags: crispr algorithms gene-editing genetics genomics genes patents)
Nchan is a scalable, flexible pub/sub server for the modern web, built as a module for the Nginx web server. It can be configured as a standalone server, or as a shim between your application and tens, thousands, or millions of live subscribers. It can buffer messages in memory, on-disk, or via Redis. All connections are handled asynchronously and distributed among any number of worker processes. It can also scale to many nginx server instances with Redis. Messages are published to channels with HTTP POST requests or websockets, and subscribed also through websockets, long-polling, EventSource (SSE), old-fashioned interval polling, and more. Each subscriber can listen to up to 255 channels per connection, and can be optionally authenticated via a custom application url. An events meta channel is also available for debugging.Also now supports HTTP/2. This used to be called the Nginx HTTP Push Module, and I used it with great results in that form. This is the way to do HTTP push in all its forms….
(tags: nginx pubsub websockets sse http http-push http2 redis long-polling nchan)
David Bowie: Father Of The Sleng Teng Riddim
A great theory!
I don’t have contact information for Hiroko Okuda, but I am positive that the track she is referring to [as the source of the Casiotone MT-40 “rock” preset] is “Hang Onto Yourself” by David Bowie.
(tags: david-bowie sleng-teng-riddim riddims reggae casio presets samples history music trivia)
The Open Guide To Equity Compensation
A very US-oriented, but still useful, reference for all the aspects of stock options, RSUs, and other forms of equity compensation
(tags: equity startups money pay salary rsus stock-options stock)
About Microservices, Containers and their Underestimated Impact on Network Performance
shock horror, Docker-SDN layers have terrible performance. Still pretty lousy perf impacts from basic Docker containerization, presumably without “–net=host” (which is apparently vital)
(tags: docker performance network containers sdn ops networking microservices)