Monday, July 22, 2019

Fsyncgate: Errors on fsync are unrecoverable (2018)

Fsyncgate: errors on fsync are unrecovarable This is an archive of the original "fsyncgate" email thread. This is posted here because I wanted to have a link that would fit on a slide for a talk with a mobile-friendly non-bloated format. From:Craig Ringer Subject:Re: PostgreSQL's handling of fsync() errors is unsafe and risks data loss…

What I Know About: Being Sick at Work

Workplace accommodations can be a fraught topic - what are you legally entitled to? How do you figure out what’s reasonable? How do you manage the emotions around needing help? I’m pretty happy with how I handle my illness / invisible disability / whatever-you-wanna-call-it at work these days, and thought I’d share some notes on…

Don’t hold your breath for the moon

In the house in which I grew up, a single framed newspaper front page loomed over us. “MAN ON MOON“, it declared jubilantly, in an enormous, suitably momentous typeface. Subheadings included “‘It’s very pretty up here … a fine, soft surface’” and, of course, “A giant leap for mankind.” One leap forward, three steps back.…

Week in Review: The one-way web and Elon Musk’s Neuralink

Hello, weekenders. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I offered up some mildly interesting takes on how Waymo was…

Cool new Pixel 3, 3 XL, Pixel 3a XL, and Pixel Slate deals are...

After marking down the high-end Pixel 3 and 3 XL by an all-time high $300 with Fi activations, Google is (predictably enough) spreading the love to its main US e-store, where you can now purchase the two phones at a decent discount with no obligations or strings attached whatsoever.Unfortunately, the unlocked Google Pixel 3 and…

Respawn finally address Apex Legends healing bug, Mastiff issues and more – Dexerto

Respawn Entertainment Developers of Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment, have revealed a number of new bugs they are investigating, as they try to give players the best possible in-game experience.  Community reception to Apex Legends has been overwhelmingly positive, as it tries to maintain its strong position in the oversaturated battle royale market.  While players have flocked…

Kenya: When U.S. Diplomat Delivered Kenyan Flag, a Rock From the Moon – AllAfrica...

By Kamau NgothoAt about 3am (American time) 50 years ago on July 21, Neil Armstrong disembarked from the spacecraft Apollo 11 Eagle to step on the moon surface. He made history as the first human being to do so. Nineteen minutes later, his colleague in the lunar flight, Buzz Aldrin, joined him. In their luggage…

Islamic society calls for national security summit – Daily Trust

HomeNewsIslamic society calls for national security summit ADVERTISEMENT The Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society has called for an urgent national security summit to resolve the prevailing insecurity in the country. Speaking through the National Chief Imam of Al-Habibiyyah Mosque, Abuja, Ustaz Adeyemi Fuad, yesterday in Abuja at the 12th Executive Walimatul-Quran and 11th Nigeria Muslim Merit Award…

The little-known Soviet mission to rescue a dead space station

Science — How two Cosmonauts battled extreme cold, darkness, and limited resources to save Salyut 7. Nickolai Belakovski - Sep 16, 2014 3:33 pm UTC The view of Salyut 7 from Soyuz T-13 after undocking and beginning the journey home. The following story happened in 1985 but subsequently vanished into obscurity. Over the years, many…

Photorealistic Path Tracer

Made as my final project for UWaterloo's CS488 Graphics class, this is the demo page for my path tracing renderer made with the goal of maximum photorealism. I put about a full time month's worth of work effort into this project, way more than required, since I was having a lot of fun and had…
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Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe makes second touchdown on distant asteroid | The...

In its final planned touchdown, the Hayabusa2 probe landed successfully Thursday on a distant asteroid as part of a mission to collect samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system.The objective of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency probe is to collect subsurface samples from the Ryugu asteroid in order to gain…

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