#1616 05.02.2023 16:08 AP
Shut up about scalability, no one is using your app anyway.

Ted Dzubia: I'm Going To Scale My Foot Up Your Ass

Engineers love to talk about scalability. It makes us feel like the bad ass, dick-swingin' motherfuckers that we wish we could be.

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Saying "Rails doesn't scale" is like saying "my car doesn't go infinitely fast". Alternatively, saying "We'll have no problems scaling because we're using Django" is like saying "I will win every race because my car is the most powerful". Maybe so, but you suck at driving, and you're up against professionals.


#1614 04.02.2023 14:49 AP

Reuters: Concrete traps CO2 soaked from air in climate-friendly test

A California startup using rocks to soak up carbon dioxide from the air has teamed up with a Canadian company to mineralize the gas in concrete, a technological tie-up that is a first and they say could provide a model for fighting climate change globally.


#1610 03.02.2023 11:04 AP

University of Adelaide: Seawater split to produce green hydrogen

“We have split natural seawater into oxygen and hydrogen with nearly 100 per cent efficiency, to produce green hydrogen by electrolysis, using a non-precious and cheap catalyst in a commercial electrolyser,” said Professor Qiao.


#1559 15.01.2023 16:08 AP
SQLite

35% Faster Than The Filesystem

SQLite reads and writes small blobs (for example, thumbnail images) 35% faster¹ than the same blobs can be read from or written to individual files on disk using fread() or fwrite().