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The week's twitterings – 2011-02-27

  • “@Herbez32: Are agnostics atheists? NO. The atheists are BELIEVERS, just like the Christians are.” < What an utter crock… #
  • “@timhaines: Fruit trees and lease comes with a gardener. Woot!”< Why does the lease need a gardener? #confused #
  • “@furrygirl: YOU PEOPLE NEGLECTED TO MENTION ITS SUPERFLUOUS CAPYBARA! http://t.co/PfJ0k4x” <A capybara is NEVER superfluous! #
  • For some reason, hearing Captain Beefheart playing in Starbucks struck me as particularly bizarre… #
  • Amazing essay from TAM London. http://t.co/rkUZixQ #
  • “@wattersjames: @geoffarnold You're saying that arguing about the validity of homeopathy is merely tribal? What an odd epistemology. #
  • The wisdom of Ike: http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2011/02/quote-9.html #
  • “@thinguy: (I'm still here)” Good. Now what? #
  • Local forecast for Palo Alto this Friday night/Saturday morning: "Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and snow showers. Low 27F." REALLY?!?! #
  • Why are UK Muslims homophobic? 58% of Brits are OK with gays, but among British Muslims it's 0%. ZERO! Unacceptable. http://t.co/Zx79GoZ #
  • Just replaced my 1st gen MacBook Air with a new 11.6" MBA (4GB/128GB/1.6GHz). Like my 12" PB G4 from 2004, except faster and half the weight #

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Must-read piece on Massively Scalable Data Center networking

Like Ivan Pepelnjak, I agree that the must-read piece of the moment is Brad Hedlund’s Emergence of the Massively Scalable Data Center. Yes, it’s more about the questions than the answers, but even that’s a step forward. And as a bonus, this led to me browsing Ivan’s blog, where I came across this excellent piece on how we got into the present L2 v. L3 mess (including the impact of what Ivan calls “the elephant in the data center”).

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The week's twitterings – 2011-02-20

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The week's twitterings – 2011-02-13

  • This explanation of atheism is simply beautiful. It's close to what I came to 45 years ago, but expressed much better. http://t.co/2WRzxxM #
  • Tantalizing suggestion: Sandy Bridge MacBook Airs coming in June? If so… http://reg.cx/1MLn #

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The week's twitterings – 2011-02-06

  • I'm really fed up with the new @skype UI on the Mac. Lots of gratuitous white space and flashy coverflow, but no compact view. Frustrating. #
  • “@aaronpaxson: It astounds me that scientists don't believe in God. Who else can make things so perfect and "in balance"?” <Gotta be a troll #
  • “@stevel: @geoffarnold http://t.co/A0q7yTH” < Helps a bit, but still terribly wasteful of screen real estate. #
  • “@GeorgeReese: I don't believe in string theory.” <Of course, the universe is indifferent to your opinion. #
  • “@craigmorgan: @geoffarnold @stevel front it with Adium" < But I mostly use Skype for video chat 🙁 #
  • “@adrianco: @GeorgeReese @geoffarnold E8 theory is more elegant than string theory” < Surely the E8 *model* – lots to do to make it a theory #
  • Great piece by Julia Galef on the epistemological status of "intuition". http://t.co/t2Z3fnd #
  • Hitchens is devastating on why The King's Speech is a gross falsification http://t.co/nYx3IKR via @guardian. Loved the film, but he's right. #
  • Today is a day for weak tea, dry toast, and sleep. #delhibelly #
  • Corvid savants: http://t.co/xFafX7Y – check out the video clips! Crows (and rooks, and ravens) rule! #
  • Catholic priest/exorcist: "We have a rite that’s recognized, even by the demons, as legitimate." Lawful evil demons? http://t.co/qfbaySY #
  • Somehow I wound up pulling an all-nighter last night. This can't end well. (Though today ends with me getting on a plane, so….) #
  • 11:25PM – time to check out and head to the airport for my BLR-FRA-SFO flights home. (How come I only ever see Indian airports at 2-3AM?) #
  • And here I am, back at the Tower Lounge at Frankfurt. I have a 3+ hour layover, then I'm heading home to SFO. #
  • My Yahoo-supplied 15" MBP is gorgeous & fast, but just too big and heavy for a road warrior. Switch to 13"?
    Or is a new MBA in my future? #
  • Back home: I just watched Wolves beat ManUtd. Not what I expected. Good match, though. #

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