Monday, September 07, 2015

Links of the day 07/09/2015 : #bitcoin, computer science paper, and micro datacenter

  • Paper we love : A lot of good talk mainly introduction level: 
    • Bitcoin : overview of the bitcoin Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System for those living under a rock for the past 2 years.
    • Propositions as Types : Michael Bernstein talks about Philip Wadler’s paper Propositions as Types, which starts out with the following sentence: "Powerful insights arise from linking two fields of study previously thought separate." And just keeps on going from there. In less than 9 full pages, Wadler assembles an exuberant, hilarious take on the deep, meaningful connections between mathematics, philosophy, and computer science.
  • Micro Datacenter : Microsoft makes the argument that for the future of mobile computing edge computation and the doting of physical landscape will be the only way to solve the latency issue. I agree to a certain extent however as usual the requirement for that to happens many other technology needs to bridge some chasm in term of maturity. Surprisingly AOL experimented with that idea ~3 years ago.