2021-10-15 Nerd Roundup!

This week it's the Nobel Prize and how several prized were about chaos and complexity, Microsoft Research's Orleans, Mamas don't teach your babies to grow up to be programmers, and things you can't say on Facebook

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2021-10-15 Nerd Roundup!

With both Greg Young and James Grenning there, it was a great room. We dropped carrier a couple of times, but that's normal for the roundup. Fun times!

This should work in iTunes. (This link http://danielbmarkham.com/podcast/rss is a podcast feed) If it doesn't work, here's a direct link to the mp3: 2021-10-15 Nerd Roundup!

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STORY BUT WHY?
William Shatner Describes his Experience in Space Comparison between Shatner and Bezos. All the records Sharner set.
Strange radio waves emerge from the direction of the galactic center The golden age of astronomy continues. Amazing bunch of data on this signal. I'm not saying it was aliens, but ....
These 5 recent advances are changing everything we thought we knew about electronics Amazing overview of the incredible advances in electronics. It's good when authors collect things like this and provide the long view of a subject. More please
Terraform vs. AWS CloudFormation

HN Discussion: Terraform vs. AWS CloudFormation
Great HN discussion. Are we abstracting layers to make things easy and do more faster, or are we overthinking the plumbing and ending up with constantly-clogged sinks
Why “chaos and complex systems” absolutely deserves 2021’s Nobel Prize in physics Very cool. Need to deep dive on some of this
Orleans includes a powerful, flexible, high-perf, version-tolerant serializer & RPC. Serializer perf Some amazing optimization work done here
F# in webassembly for SPAs If done well, this could be the natural evolut9ion of true microservices into the browser, with the SPA acting as an edge function
Hello IPv6: a minimal tutorial for IPv4 users Another great resource for the scrapbooks
Neural Networks From Scratch Another one for the bookmark list
I’m a Developer. I Won’t Teach My Kids to Code, and Neither Should You. No, no, no. Just no. This guy wrote a book. Interesting to see what he actually thinks programming is
Y Combinator CEO: “If You Are Not Drowning in Demand, You Don’t Have Product-Market Fit” This is something I need to be reminded of on a regular basis. Business tests always beat system tests, and here's a great "business supplemental" you should be on the lookout for
Google, YouTube to prohibit ads and monetization on climate denial content

Also of interest here is the leak of "things you can't mention on Facebook" which is pretty amazing. Did anybody joining FB know they were signing up for this?
Sure was warm today! If I say that on YT, do I get de-monetized? Also, YT keeps making money, they just shutt off the money for the creator. People will create content, post links, send people to Yt, then YT will lead them to perhaps dozens of related pieces of content, all of which are monetized
And You Will Know Us by the Company We Keep Great essay on social media. Wish I had read it.
‘It was a nice break from everything’: two men rescued after 29 days lost at sea Still got dozens of daily calls about their car warranty and political bullshit, but at least social media was broken

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