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The Limits of the Cloud

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A lot of the pundits pontificating about the cloudpocalypse are blaming application developers for not building redundancy into their apps. I’m sure in some cases, that is true, but the reason this became such a disaster was precisely because app developers built in redundancy.  The cloud failed because everyone expected the cloud to fail. (Source)

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Posted: April 24th, 2011
at 7:13pm by mnp


Categories: computers,web,development

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My Ninja, Please! 4.22.11 : Open Source Hardware

Starting off as a Wiki, Marcin Jakubowski is transforming maker culture….for the better! My NINJA, Please! Oh, and happy Earth Day 2011!

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3D Highrise Documentary

This is really sick, my ninjas… a 3D interactive documentary of different highrises all around the world. Okay… I was impressed, anyway.  Click here to take the ride and decide for yourself.

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Posted: April 22nd, 2011
at 9:10am by Black Ock


Categories: art,web,documentary

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Why Aren’t More Minority Women in Tech?

Minority women are taught to be risk averse. When I was growing up, I was told I had two options for my future career path: Doctor or Lawyer. My mother gave me these options because they were safe and respectable. Her grandchildren would be well taken care of if her daughter got a second degree and began a career making six figures. One friend told me she had to be a doctor because it was her parent’s dream and a way that she could guarantee providing for them when they got older and could no longer work. Growing up in a family that is financially insecure (as many minority women are), children are pushed to have a lifestyle with a steady income. The first careers that come to mind are not start-ups when financial security is the end goal.

Failing is not an option for minority women. Many great entrepreneurs fail a few times before they succeed. In the valley, starting a company that fails is a rite of passage. The price of failure for minority women is high and not looked at positively. If the startup I work for failed tomorrow, you can bet my mother would tell me either a. You should have stayed at Google. and/or b. You better start applying for law school. Minority women don’t have the same safety nets that their white male counterparts do.

Minority women by and large are not exposed to engineering and computer science. Many of my friends and co-workers who are engineers have parents who are engineers or went to high schools with a strong computer science curriculum. They grew up learning to code. My experience was vastly different. My high school "computer science" course was really focused on typing and learning how to operate a computer. I really had no clue what computer science was in high school and engineering always made me think of buildings and architecture. I ended up taking a few computer science courses at Stanford, but only in my junior and senior year when the fear of the unknown subsided. Many of the women I know in tech were only exposed to computer science in college which puts them far behind those who grew up working on projects of their own. Coming from families that are unaware of engineering as a career removes the exposure to tech that is so frequently apparent in engineering grads of today. (Source)

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Posted: April 12th, 2011
at 3:13pm by mnp


Categories: myninjaplease,computers,web,"ninja",development

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Are Research Findings False?

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There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio of true to no relationships among the relationships probed in each scientific field. In this framework, a research finding is less likely to be true when the studies conducted in a field are smaller; when effect sizes are smaller; when there is a greater number and lesser preselection of tested relationships; where there is greater flexibility in designs, definitions, outcomes, and analytical modes; when there is greater financial and other interest and prejudice; and when more teams are involved in a scientific field in chase of statistical significance. Simulations show that for most study designs and settings, it is more likely for a research claim to be false than true. Moreover, for many current scientific fields, claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias. In this essay, I discuss the implications of these problems for the conduct and interpretation of research.

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Posted: April 12th, 2011
at 9:11am by mnp


Categories: web,science,health,education

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The Douchebags of Tech

A top ten list

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Posted: April 8th, 2011
at 3:07pm by mnp


Categories: hood status,computers,life,web,not ninja-worthy,development,internets,jobs,lists

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Silicon Beach

Looking for an environment for wantrepreneurs who want to graduate, venture capital providers and pitching social circles…. look no further than…….. Silicon Beach my ninjas.

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Posted: April 5th, 2011
at 3:02pm by mnp


Categories: web,business,weaponry,development,internets,entrepreneurship,jobs,innovation

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Web Fail

Here’s the list

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Posted: March 28th, 2011
at 10:22pm by mnp


Categories: web,not ninja-worthy,lists,fail

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What is the Mean Time to Innocence?

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The conventional wisdom inside most companies, and even within most IT organizations, is that the cause of application degradation invariably is the network. This piece of conventional wisdom leads to a new management metric — the mean time to innocence (MTTI). The MTTI is how long it takes for the networking organization to prove it is not the network causing the degradation. Once that task is accomplished, it is common to assume some other component of IT such as the servers must be at fault.

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Posted: March 27th, 2011
at 10:35pm by mnp


Categories: web,what is?

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