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Netflix at AWS re:Invent 2017 – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

by Jason Chan Netflix is excited to be heading back to Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent at the end of the month! Many Netflix engineers and recruiters will be in attendance, and we’re looking forward to meeting and reconnecting with cloud enthusiasts and Netflix OSS users. We’re posting the schedule of Netflix talks here to make it a bit easier to find our speakers at re:Invent. We’ll also have a booth on the expo floor, so please stop by and…

LavaRand in Production: The Nitty-Gritty Technical Details

Lava lamps in the Cloudflare lobby Courtesy of @mahtin As some of you may know, there’s a wall of lava lamps in the lobby of our San Francisco office that we use for cryptography. In this post, we’re going to explore how that works in technical detail. This post assumes a technical background. For a higher-level discussion that requires no technical background, see Randomness 101: LavaRand in Production. As we’ve discussed in the past, cryptography relies on the ability to…

Fluidic transistor ushers the age of liquid computers

Liquid at room temperature, an indium gallium alloy can be used to create stretchable circuit wiring and electrical switches. Credit: College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University Transistors, those tiny electrical switches that process signals and data, are the brain power behind every electronic device – from laptops and smartphones to your digital thermostat. As they continue to shrink in size, computers have become smaller, more powerful, and more pervasive. However, as we look to build squishy, human-friendly machines that have…

Six Political Questions for Engineers to Think About

Provided below are six political questions that engineers and engineering organizations should be thinking about. Question 1 – Polls and political commentators have highlighted that this is the most politically divided the country has been since the Civil War and Reconstruction.  Assuming this is true – how should the engineering communities be thinking strategically about this political divide? The graphic on the cover page is from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia annual Partisan Conflict Index.  The index was developed…

Simple, rapid determination of cable properties

The tests run automatically – all the user needs to do is clamp in the cable and press the start button. Credit: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Trying to fit all the necessary cables into a car is anything but an easy task. Simulations can be helpful, but the properties of each cable need to be precisely defined up front. The automated MeSOMICS measurement system enables carmakers, for the first time, to define these parameters simply and rapidly, without having to call on outside…

Laser-based method creates force-sensitive, flexible microstructures that conduct electricity — ScienceDaily

For the first time, researchers have used a single-step, laser-based method to produce small, precise hybrid microstructures of silver and flexible silicone. This innovative laser processing technology could one day enable smart factories that use one production line to mass-produce customized devices combining soft materials such as engineered tissue with hard materials that add functions such as glucose sensing. The metal component of the microstructures renders them electrically conductive while the elastic silicone contributes flexibility. This unique combination of properties…

5 Fantastic Things You Can Do at A Lightning Speed on a Mac!

Many people debate on whether they should take a Mac or opt for a PC when it comes to buying a new computer for their needs. Apple Mac users are happy with their choice, and they encourage PC users to switch to Mac for the obvious reasons that it is much better than a PC accordingly to their user experience. Experts say they are right to a great extent as there are many things that you can quickly do on…

Using Google Cloud Platform to Analyze Cloudflare Logs

We’re excited to announce that we now offer deep insights into your domain’s web traffic, working with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). While Cloudflare Enterprise customers always have had access to their logs, they previously had to rely on their own tools to process them, adding extra complexity and cost. Cloudflare logs provide real time insight into traffic, malicious activity, attack incidents, and infrastructure health checks. The output is used to help customers adjust their settings, manage costs and resources, and…

An Example Using NLP to Identify Similar Products |

At Wayfair, technology and data expertise enable data scientists to transform new web datasets into intelligent machine algorithms that re-imagine how traditional commerce works. In this post, we introduce how visual tools like Violin Plots amplify our data acumen to unlock deep insights. The savvy data scientist recognizes the value of a Violin Plot when engineering new model features. We share how this method is applied in an e-commerce example where fuzzy text matching systems are developed to identify similar…

Students fortify concrete by adding recycled plastic

“Our technology takes plastic out of the landfill, locks it up in concrete, and also uses less cement to make the concrete, which makes fewer carbon dioxide emissions,” says assistant professor Michael Short. Credit: MIT News Discarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures, from sidewalks and street barriers, to buildings and bridges, according to a new study. MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing plastic flakes to small, harmless doses of…