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Idea and presentation by Thibault Weintraub at while42 Singapore (11/7/17).

Compendium of diverse insightful or surprising Tech quotes.

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Idea and presentation by Thibault Weintraub at while42 Singapore (11/7/17).

Compendium of diverse insightful or surprising Tech quotes.

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Quotables Quotes

  1. 1. Quotables Quotes
  2. 2. If debugging is the process of removing errors from a design, then designing must be the process of putting errors into a design!
  3. 3. 2016 GDC Diablo talk: let's switch from turn-based to real-time 2017 GDC Civilization talk: let's switch from real-time to turn-based
  4. 4. Encrypted traffic has a fingerprint, enough to distinguish among 200 Netflix vids with 99.5% accuracy in < 2.5 mins
  5. 5. 25% Internet traffic generated by Google
  6. 6. At peak Netflix is responsible over 37% of Internet traffic
  7. 7. 10^15synapses activated per second in human brain 2/3rds fail
  8. 8. Our DNA sequencers produce more than 20 Terabytes of genomic data per day and they run 365 days a year
  9. 9. 50 billion of your cells replaced each day 2 million new red blood cells per second
  10. 10. First you learn the value of abstraction Then you learn the cost of abstraction Then you are ready to engineer
  11. 11. Don't explain code quality to execs Explain high cost of change Explain slowing down of innovation Explain longer cycle times
  12. 12. The point of Amazon isn't to offer a consumer the lowest price possible It's to offer the lowest price possible given the convenience that Amazon offers
  13. 13. Async is not about performance It is about scalability
  14. 14. There is no such thing as a stateless architecture It's just someone else's problem
  15. 15. Hours of video served per day Facebook: 100 million Netflix: 116 million YouTube: 1 billion
  16. 16. Everybody wants to write reusable code Nobody wants to reuse anyone else's code
  17. 17. Apple R&D budget
 $10 billion NASA science budget
 $5 billion
  18. 18. SpaceX, $12 billion valuation Launches 70m rockets into space and lands them safely Snapchat, $20 billion valuation Rainbow Filters
  19. 19. 1997: Let’s make a website! fires up vi 2007: Let’s make a website! downloads jQuery, fires up vi 2017: Let’s make a website! [very long list of tech]
  20. 20. 18mins Latency to Mars
  21. 21. CAP theorem It's impossible for a distributed computer system to simultaneously provide more than 2 out of 3 of the following guarantees Consistency. Availability. Partition tolerance
  22. 22. There are only 2 hard problems in distributed systems 1. Guaranteed order of messages 2. Exactly-once delivery
  23. 23. If you can’t build a well- structured monolith, what makes you think microservices is the answer?
  24. 24. Microservices without asynchronous messaging is actually a monolith with really slow and error prone method invocation
  25. 25. There is no Internet of Things. There are only many unpatched, vulnerable small computers on the Internet
  26. 26. 98s Before camera infected with malware
  27. 27. Let's Encrypt now the 3rd largest CA, after Comodo and Symantec, comprising over 13% of the SSL cert market share
  28. 28. $2.91M cost of running Let's Encrypt
  29. 29. 8,000 Questions per day asked on StackOverflow
  30. 30. 66% loss of installs when apps > 100MB
  31. 31. A single photon carries 10 Bits of Information!
  32. 32. 10 years ago, backends were monolithic services and frontends many pages Now frontends are monolithic pages and backends many services
  33. 33. AWS Lambda, you are charged for every 100ms your code executes and the number of times your code is triggered. The 1970ies are back
  34. 34. 8,000 bugs found in pacemaker codes, leaving them vulnerable to hackers
  35. 35. 3% Global electricity supply consumed by data centers
  36. 36. Hardware tries so hard to make software fast Software tries so hard to make hardware slow

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