If you’re ever arguing with a dog, just cite bogus sources. They’ll never know. Dogs can’t look up.

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Cogs Bad

williamedwardscoder:

There is something really wrong with modern programmers.  Very wrong indeed.

Mailinator creator Paul Tyma has a great blog post on how he compresses our email by 90%. He  has a simple LRU cache of lines and consecutive lines from emails, so emails become a list of line string pointers where most are shared.  He also has a background thread doing rather stronger LZMA compression on large emails.  He’s winning.

(Its well worth reading the mailinator blog post again and spend a minute thinking about how to store the individual lines from 3500 emails per second; how you’d need to fetch them to recover an email if someone wanted to read it and so on.  It turns out to be quite obvious that a normal Java hash-table and linked list is a just fine way of doing it with excellent performance characteristics ;)

Thing is, in one of the comments on the Hacker News version of the article, someone wonders why he didn’t use Redis for the LRU.

I think of the kindest, least shouting way to hint that that’s not such a good idea; I say it might be higher latency to block on a Redis LRU than using a in-process data-structure.  Other commenters responds by saying that Redis is known to be fast; that they have just chosen node.js and Redis for their startup because of its performance.

This is wrong on so many levels.  So many levels.  I don’t single these people out - they are just a useful illustration.  Their mindset is endemic in this industry.  All around you, the new generation of programmers are making the same assumptions.

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here’s a picture of me in my apartment

here’s a picture of me in my apartment

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terresajackson:

I miss driving pass this back home!

terresajackson:

I miss driving pass this back home!

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swimming feral pigs
they look like pigs with frosted tips

swimming feral pigs

they look like pigs with frosted tips

"How do chickin fingers get so big?? Thier hands are way smaller..i bet its really da chickens penis and they lie for markiting"

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feeling bad for feeling bad feels bad man

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iwdrm:

“Some people are bullfighters, some people are politicians. I’m a photographer.”
Blow-Up (1966)
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iwdrm:

“Some people are bullfighters, some people are politicians. I’m a photographer.”

Blow-Up (1966)

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iwdrm:

“I’m going to kill myself tomorrow.”
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

iwdrm:

“I’m going to kill myself tomorrow.”

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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