Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Too small to #Kafka but too big to wait: Really simple streaming in #Clojure. #queues #pubsub #activemq #rabbitmq

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Too small to #Kafka but too big to wait: Really simple streaming in #Clojure. #queues #pubsub #activemq #rabbitmq

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In days gone by businesses proclaimed “we’re gonna do Hadoop Jase!”, no word of a lie, they used to phone me up and tell me so…… my response was fairly standard. Now the world has gone streaming-based-full-on-kooki-mad because, “Jase we need the real time, we’re all about real time now, our customers demand realtime*” *…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How small robots may kill the tractor and make farming efficient

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How small robots may kill the tractor and make farming efficient

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Small Robot Company Agriculture has a reputation of being stuck in the past. In reality, for farmers, their workplaces are a fertile testbed for innovative technology – they were among the first to embrace commercial drone use, and autonomous vehicles that could work effectively (and safely) in confined areas of farmland. Among the latest developments…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why an Army of Small Companies Is Defending The Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why an Army of Small Companies Is Defending The Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

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Last month, Reuters reported that T-Mobile was asking the small operators that resell T-Mobile’s excess network capacity to write letters and opinion pieces in support of the company’s proposed $36 billion merger with Sprint.T-Mobile’s request wasn’t unusual. Trumping up support for deals that aren’t actually in the public interest is common practice in the swamp…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired FCC Offers Small ISPs a Boost, but a Bigger Setback Looms

Hexbyte Tech News Wired FCC Offers Small ISPs a Boost, but a Bigger Setback Looms

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Jason Alden/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesJason Alden/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesSmall internet providers expect a helping hand from the Federal Communications Commission Thursday, a move that could spur competition and perhaps lower prices. But the commission is also considering a more sweeping proposal that would hurt upstarts to the benefit of industry giants like AT&T.Both issues revolve around how much access…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired This Small, Sheepish Robovac Will Win Over Your Heart

Hexbyte Tech News Wired This Small, Sheepish Robovac Will Win Over Your Heart

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Many people like to run their robovacs at night or while they’re at work. I choose to run ours while I’m awake, right after dinner and while we’re putting the kids to bed. First off, I don’t see any reason to walk around all evening with crumbs sticking to the bottoms of my feet if…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired NASA’s New Plan: Do More Science With Small Satellites

Hexbyte Tech News Wired NASA’s New Plan: Do More Science With Small Satellites

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Small satellite makers have promised to do a lot of things: change the way we communicate, change the way we see our planet, change the way we predict the weather. They’re cheaper, faster to develop, and easier to update than their bigger and more sophisticated counterparts. But for all the revolution and disruption, they tend…