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Exploring the Best ZFS ZIL SLOG SSD with Intel Optane and NAND

Intel Optane 900p U.2 In Server Hot Swap Recently we became aware of a new version of diskinfo that uses FreeBSD libraries to simulate the ZFS ZIL / SLOG device pattern. While many tests online focus on pure writes, or 70/30 workloads, heavy write endurance drives are also used as log or cache devices where data…

6-year-old made $11 million in one year reviewing toys on You Tube

Ryan, the 6-year-old host of the YouTube channel Ryan ToysReview, has been named one of the world's highest paid YouTube stars of 2017 by Forbes. (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post) When most people think back on the child celebrities of their time, they may think of child movie actors, the well-trained stars of showbiz. For some, these were…

Donald Knuth’s Annual Christmas Lecture

A Conjecture That Had To Be True A few months ago, the speaker did some extensive calculations relating to a curious problem in combinatorial geometry; and the resulting numbers satisfied an amazing formula. Although this formula was known to be true only in the five or six smallest cases of the problem, it was impossible…

Estonia, the Digital Republic

Up the Estonian coast, a five-lane highway bends with the path of the sea, then breaks inland, leaving cars to follow a thin road toward the houses at the water’s edge. There is a gated community here, but it is not the usual kind. The gate is low—a picket fence—as if to prevent the dunes…

Show HN: AssassinationFiles.net – 2017 JFK declassified docs, OCR’d/text search

JFK Assassination Archival Search JFK Declassified Document Search Search the fulltext archive of documents related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, declassified in 2017. These documents have been released in to the National Archives and we have OCR'd and fulltext indexed them to help navigating the 31K documents (approx. 128K pages). Search tips: Use…

Apple Buys Shazam to Boost Apple Music

Apple Inc. agreed to acquire music-identification service Shazam, taking ownership of one of the first apps to demonstrate the power of the iPhone, recognizing songs after hearing just a few bars of a tune. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but a person familiar with the situation said Apple is paying about $400 million for…

Revenue is Product Management | This is Product Management

Jeff Morris, Director of Product Management – Revenue at Tinder, shares his approach to identifying monetization opportunities, launching new products, and measuring success. Tinder recently became the #1 revenue generating app in the Apple app store, so I was thrilled to interview Jeff to learn how he and his team achieved this milestone. Jeff shares…

The Things We Carry

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Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are…

Men are way too mad about that ‘New Yorker’ short story

In a thoroughly unsurprising twist, men are mad online about a New Yorker short story in which the male character is revealed to be an asshole.  The story is question is Kristen Roupenian's short story "Cat Person" from Monday's magazine issue. It tells the story of a brief and unsettling fling between a young female…