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Why we think there’s a multiverse http://…

Posted by Chris Jones
On October 30th, 2011 at 14:17

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Why we think there's a multiverse

http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2011/10/why_we_think_theres_a_multiver.php

I found the short description of the conversion of high vacuum energy into particles and radiation to be enlightening. I'd be interested in seeing this expanded to cover current theories with cosmic strings and universes with different cosmological constants and laws of physics. Also, given that the universe was superimposed onto other possible quantum states, does that imply that there are essentially an infinite number of similar universes within a multiverse for each universe's inflationary periods?

Why we think there's a Multiverse, not just our Universe : Starts With A Bang

"Every true, eternal problem is an equally true, eternal fault; every answer an atonement, every realisation an improvement." -Otto Weininger The best measurements of the distant Universe — out beyon…

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Everything I Ever Learned About JVM Performance…

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On October 29th, 2011 at 15:33

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Everything I Ever Learned About JVM Performance Tuning @ Twitter

This is worth keeping in the back of the toolbox. It's not very applicable to the work I'm doing today, but for anyone working with persistent, heavily trafficked JVM services this could be very valuable. I wish I'd know about slab allocation when I was working on Amazon Plogs.

Everything I Ever Learned About JVM Performance Tuning @Twitter

Summarizes about a year worth of experiences and case studies in performance tuning the JVM for various services at Twitter.

I heard a funny story from Jonathan Johnson…

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On October 29th, 2011 at 01:32

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I heard a funny story from Jonathan Johnson and Patrick Byrne at today's company stand-up. Patrick was in San Francisco being deposed by attorneys for Goldman Sachs and was asked about his public statements and writings about corruption in the U.S. financial system. The lawyers finally got to Patrick's letter to the editors in response to the Wall Street Journal editorial "Do Nudists Run Wall Street?" in which Patrick wrote, "I also think that if this nation ever grasps how its savings have been looted through this mechanism, a few million Americans are going to show up at the corner of Wall and Broad with pitchforks and nooses." ( http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114558723216732121.html )

As if on cue, while waiting for Patrick's response, a bullhorn sounded from 24 floors below the posh law office: the San Francisco wing of the Occupy Wall Street movement was on the march. Jonathan told the lawyers, "Your jury pool has arrived."

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Superman is such a Mary Sue.

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On October 28th, 2011 at 03:28

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Superman is such a Mary Sue.

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I finally finished the trend chart for work…

Posted by Chris Jones
On October 27th, 2011 at 23:02

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I finally finished the trend chart for work. It took one month, a bunch of features and fixes on sticky notes, one RESTful servlet, and a dozen bug fixes or tweaks to jqChart plus my own custom JavaScript libraries. Internet Explorer 7 and 8 compatibilty work took nearly half the development and testing time. It goes live Monday.

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Ideas don’t have to be disruptive, but they…

Posted by Chris Jones
On October 26th, 2011 at 00:25

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Ideas don't have to be disruptive, but they should be audacious. Help make your environment one where those ideas can flourish and have a chance at success.

Innovation Starvation | World Policy Institute

Innovation Starvation By Neal Stephenson My lifespan encompasses the era when the United States of America was capable of launching human beings into space. Some of my earliest memories are of sitting…

The recent venom in American politics and…

Posted by Chris Jones
On October 22nd, 2011 at 23:57

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The recent venom in American politics and the lack of civility can be traced back to the Democratic attacks on Robert Bork.

The Ugliness All Started With Bork

Politics turned poisonous 24 years when Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court failed.

Blzzard’s next WoW expansion: Kung Fu Pokemon

Posted by Chris Jones
On October 21st, 2011 at 20:52

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Blzzard's next WoW expansion: Kung Fu Pokemon

I wish I was kidding . . .

MMO-Champion – World of Warcraft – Mists of Pandaria Preview Panel

Articles and forums with game news and raiding strategies.

Japanese consumer electronics manufacturers…

Posted by Chris Jones
On October 19th, 2011 at 15:20

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Japanese consumer electronics manufacturers are losing domestic mind-share and sales to Apple because of focus group design and playing it safe.

Great advice to anyone building disruptive consumer products or apps: build what the customer doesn't expect, not what they asked for.

Japan: We’re Losing to Apple, and Here’s Why · Global Voices

Blogger Isseki Nagae considers the sorry state of the Japanese personal electronics industry in light of the recent success of Apple in Japan. Through the words of Steve Jobs, Nagae argues that Japane…

How to keep someone with you forever.

Posted by Chris Jones
On October 18th, 2011 at 22:03

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How to keep someone with you forever.

How to keep someone with you forever

So you want to keep your lover or your employee close. Bound to you, even. You have a few options. You could be the best lover they've ever had, kind, charming, thoughtful, competent, witty, and a tig…