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"My friend, Callback Cat, wants to make a pizza bet". The article goes through a playful anecdote (and then a few metaphors) to try and demonstrate the Halting problem and the problem of undecidability in general, and explain why its useful to understand them.
A large majority of computer systems have some state and are likely to depend on a storage system. My knowledge on databases accumulated over time, but along the way our design mistakes caused data loss and outages. In data-heavy systems, databases are at the core of system design goals and tradeoffs.
Sony knew that 3D hardware can get very messy to develop for, for this reason, their new console will keep its design simple and practical… Although this may come with a cost!
Brad’s phone rang with the telltale tone of an inner-office call. “Yeah,” he briskly blurted out as he picked up the phone, “what’cha ya need?” That was actually his nice way of answering the phone. As the senior trader at Æxecor, one of the world’s largest energy trading companies, Brad didn’t need to impress anyone and, in his mind, displaying anything less than vicious hubris would be a sign of weakness.
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