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Packaging Matters: Bigger and Better Things

While this has been in the works for quite some time, it is now official, all the authors of this blog will now only be publishing new content on the Packaging Section of the Chainalytics Blog.  Follow this link for all our latest packaging and supply chain industry contest you have enjoyed here. Sincere thanks to all of our subscribers and readers here over the years!  We hope you will continue with us on our new and improved platform.  Don’t…

Women Living on the Edge Event – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

by Karen Casella, Sangeeta Narayanan, Kim Trott, Gaya Varadarajan, Haripriya Murthy Netflix’s Edge Engineering team recently hosted a Women in Technology event where we shared some of the challenges that come with delivering over 1 billion streaming hours per week to delight more than 100M users around the globe. We welcomed senior women technologists and allies to our campus for networking and dinner at Netflix HQ. For those that were not able to join us, we hope that you find…

Engineering Ethics Blog: The Legend of King Minsky: An AI Parable

Once upon a time, long ago but not that far away, there lived a king named Minsky.  His kingdom was prosperous and his citizens were contented, for the most part, but that was more than you could say for the king.  He had servants galore—chancellors of this and that, ladies and gentlemen in waiting, butlers, maids, footmen, all the way down to the scullery boy who carried out the trash.  But his servants never quite measured up to the king’s…

What is Hybrid Cloud and How Will it Affect your Infrastructure Needs

In the IT world, we have so many ways that we can have it all. In the IT solutions, you will find that there is so much that you can do in terms of options and that is the reason why you need to check out these options. That is how you will be able to get the best out of it. In the infrastructure where you rely on the on-site servers, you will be better off using the HPE…

5 Reasons Screaming Circuits is Screaming Forward

As most of you likely know, I was recently interviewed by reporter Bill Thomson from the industry journal, AFI International. It wasn’t one of my usual interviews focusing on usage of new component form factors, general design for manufacturing, or PC board layout best practices. Rather, it was a more personal set of questions related to life inside Screaming Circuits. The reporter really wanted to know what makes us and our customers tick. So, I’m departing from my typical blog…

the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service

Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet. We’re excited today to take another step toward that mission with the launch of 1.1.1.1 — the Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service. This post will talk a little about what that is and a lot about why we decided to do it. (If you’re interested in the technical details on how we built the service, check out Ólafur Guðmundsson’s accompanying post.) Quick Primer On DNS DNS is the directory of…

Introducing DNS Resolver, 1.1.1.1 (not a joke)

Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet and today we are releasing our DNS resolver, 1.1.1.1 – a recursive DNS service. With this offering, we’re fixing the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. The DNS resolver, 1.1.1.1, is available publicly for everyone to use – it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. We’re using the following IPv4 addresses for our resolver: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1. Easy to…

Researchers improve heat insulation using deliberate chaos — ScienceDaily

Powder is extremely well-suited for thermal insulation when there is a jumble of different sized nanoparticles in it. This was discovered by a research group at the University of Bayreuth led by Prof. Dr. Markus Retsch. The scientists were able to determine how the thermal conductivity of powder is influenced by order and chaos in its constituent parts. They have published their findings in the journal Advanced Materials. The starting point of the research was phototonic crystals that occur naturally…

Welcome, Luxembourg City and Chișinău! Cloudflare Global Network Spans 151 Cities

Hot off the presses! Cloudflare just completed provisioning our Luxembourg City and Chișinău data centers, expanding our Europe network to 41 cities, and our global network to 151 cities across 74 countries. In the coming days, we’ll ramp up traffic from across millions of websites using Cloudflare, and get routes optimized across all networks. Cloudflare is a participant at the Chișinău Internet Exchange (KIVIX), Luxembourg Commercial Internet eXchange (LU-CIX), and Moldova Internet Exchange (MD-IX), amongst ~180 other interconnection points. This…

Probing the complex nature of concussion — ScienceDaily

It seems simple enough: Taking a hard hit to the head can give you a concussion. But, Stanford researchers report March 30 in Physical Review Letters, in most cases, the connection is anything but simple. Combining data recorded from football players with computer simulations of the brain, a team working with David Camarillo, an assistant professor of bioengineering, found that concussions and other mild traumatic brain injuries seem to arise when an area deep inside the brain shakes more rapidly…