Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers SRE fundamentals: SLIs, SLAs and SLOs

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers SRE fundamentals: SLIs, SLAs and SLOs

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By Jay Judkowitz, Senior Product Manager and Mark Carter, Group Product ManagerNext week at Google Cloud Next ‘18, you’ll be hearing about new ways to think about and ensure the availability of your applications. A big part of that is establishing and monitoring service-level metrics—something that our Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team does day in…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Fukushima’s nuclear signature found in California wine

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Fukushima’s nuclear signature found in California wine

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Throughout the 1950s, the US, the Soviet Union, and others tested thermonuclear weapons in the Earth’s atmosphere. Those tests released vast quantities of radioactive material into the air and triggered fears that the nuclear reactions could ignite deuterium in the oceans, thereby destroying the planet in a catastrophic accidental fireball. Atmospheric tests ended in 1980,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Geosharded Recommendations Part 1: Sharding Approach

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Geosharded Recommendations Part 1: Sharding Approach

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By: Frank Ren: Director, Backend Engineering Xiaohu Li: Manager, Backend Engineering Devin Thomson: Lead, Backend Engineer Daniel Geng: Backend Engineer Special thanks to: Timothy Der (Senior Site Reliability Engineer), for operational and deployment support Introduction In the earliest stages of Tinder’s explosive growth, the engineering team identified that search would be a strong component for…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Farewell, Google Maps

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Farewell, Google Maps

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Google decided to make Maps its next billion dollar business by raising prices 14 times and decreasing free usage limit almost 30 times, all with minimal notice period. Fortunately, the move energised map competitors. Apple Maps, Mapbox, TomTom – which alternative is best for mid- and larger sites? (this is an English version of the article…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Xbox One: Great Deal On An Xbox Live Gold Subscription

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Xbox One: Great Deal On An Xbox Live Gold Subscription

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Right now Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners can grab a great deal on an Xbox Live Gold membership. Instead of the usual annual price of $60, you can get a 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription for $40 from the Microsoft Store. That’s a 33% savings on what’s already a pretty great deal for Xbox…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Amazon’s Part Finder helps you find those weird screws you need

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Amazon’s Part Finder helps you find those weird screws you need

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Amazon added the feature to its iOS app a couple of weeks back, it confirmed to TechCrunch, but didn’t announce Part Finder or even mention it in the App Store release notes. There’s no sign of an Android release as yet. To use the feature, you’ll need to place the part on a white surface…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Epic releases post-mortem for Fortnite’s playground mode

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Epic releases post-mortem for Fortnite’s playground mode

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Epic Games’ released a postmortem yesterday detailing Fortnite’s playground LTM (limited time) mode, which was initially released June 27 and gave players one hour to build, explore and hone their skills without being placed in an ongoing match.  However, the limited time mode closed shortly after launch, presumabely because of errors with the matchmaking system Fortnite uses. The…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Gets New Trailer, Mystery Box Edition At SDCC

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Gets New Trailer, Mystery Box Edition At SDCC

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By Robert Workman – July 19, 2018 The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 panel has come to a close at San Diego Comic-Con, but Treyarch surprised fans with a one-two punch of Zombie killing goodness. First up, it revealed a new trailer for the game, showcasing the third Zombie campaign. In Blood of the…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Release Date, New Characters, And What We Know (So Far)

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Release Date, New Characters, And What We Know (So Far)

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Following a tantalizingly brief teaser trailer back in March, Nintendo formally unveiled its next Super Smash Bros. game at E3 2018. The new installment in the beloved fighting series arrives on Nintendo Switch later this year, and while there are still undoubtedly many details we don’t yet know about it, Nintendo revealed a ton of…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Report: LG & Samsung Want To Release As Many Phones As Possible

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Report: LG & Samsung Want To Release As Many Phones As Possible

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LG and Samsung are seemingly in a race to release as many phones as possible in 2018, according to a new report out of DigiTimes. The report does not simply draw on the already-increasing evidence of the higher number of smartphone releases by the two companies so far this year, but specifically states this is…