Concise Guide To Databases - Peter Lake, Paul Crowther

GoodReads Summary: This easy-to-read textbook/reference presents a comprehensive introduction to databases, opening with a concise history of databases and of data as an organisational asset. As relational database management systems are no longer the only database solution, the book takes a wider view of database technology, encompassing big data, NoSQL, object and object-relational, and in-memory databases. The text also examines the issues of scalability, availability, performance and security encountered when building and running a database in the real world.

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The Escort (2015)

Wikipedia Summary:

Journalist Mitch is a sex addict. When he is fired, he applies for a job with a magazine. The editor promises to hire him if he writes a more interesting article than his competitors. He decides to write about Natalie, a Stanford-educated escort he met by chance.

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Pretty Lyrical Francium

Personal Last.Fm.

Service that runs on the user machine to collect information about music played, using the Libre.Fm/Last.Fm API.

I'm more interested in all the graphs than anything else.

Central Station - Lavie Tidhar

GoodReads Summary: When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars, much has changed. Boris’s ex-lover is raising a strangely familiar child who can tap into the datastream of a mind with the touch of a finger. His cousin is infatuated with a robotnik—a damaged cyborg soldier who might as well be begging for parts. His father is terminally-ill with a multigenerational mind-plague. And a hunted data-vampire has followed Boris to where she is forbidden to return.

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"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman - Harlan Ellison

Wikipedia Summary: The story is a satirical look at a dystopian future in which time is strictly regulated and everyone must do everything according to an extremely precise time schedule.

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Commented Link: Giving More Time For Our Recent Update

WhatsApp recently decided to change the way they allow people using their platform, allowing Facebook to collect information. But the backlash was a bit too much and now they are... erm... giving more time for you to accept it. But some things really don't pan out.

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Learn Amazon Web Services In A Month Of Lunches

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AWS gives users the networking, compute, and security services they need without making them pay for anything they're not actually using. With almost a hundred individual AWS services, putting all the pieces together is not a simple thing. That's where this book can help.

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Realm of Racket: Lean to Program, One Game at a Time!

GoodReads Summary: Racket is a descendant of Lisp, a programming language renowned for its elegance, power, and challenging learning curve. But while Racket retains the functional goodness of Lisp, it was designed with beginning programmers in mind. Realm of Racket is your introduction to the Racket language.

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Go problem is not the XML vulnerability

Yesterday I posted some comments about the vulnerability in go XML stdlib1 and some people said it was not a big deal.

The problem is not the vulnerability in itself, though.

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Commented Link: Coordinated disclosure of XML round-trip vulnerabilities in Go’s standard library

Mattermost, along with Google, announced a vulnerability in the Go XML stdlib. There is a bunch of things to unwrap in this announcement.

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