IT leaders: In the wake of Delta Airlines outage, it’s time to simplify

Delta Airlines experienced a massive outage that grounded flights around the world. Employees and pundits are citing the complexity of airline systems as a key culprit. Has technology grown too complex at many companies?


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Eye-Fi Reverses Decision, Won’t Brick Older Devices

Last month, Wi-Fi enabled SD card maker Eye-Fi announced that it was dropping support for older devices
. Good news though, they’ve decided to make one last bit of software for those older cards so they’ll continue to work.Read more…


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Use the internet? This Linux flaw could open you up to attack

A flaw in the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) used by Linux since late 2012 poses a serious threat to internet users, whether or not they use Linux directly.
That’s the key finding of a research study that’s scheduled to be presented Wednesday at the USENIX Security Symposium in Austin, Texas.
The TCP weakness, identified by researchers from the University of California at Riverside (UCR), enables attackers to hijack users’ internet communications remotely. It could be used to launch targeted attacks that track users’ online activity, forcibly terminate a communication, hijack a conversation between hosts or degrade the privacy guarantee of anonymity networks such as Tor, the researchers said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


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How Apple will convince us to love the dongle

 Hi and welcome to my obligatory hot take on the nearly-confirmed no-headphone-jack iPhones we’re about to see rolling out of Apple. I’m not an absolute fan of this idea but we’ve seen this sort of behavior from Apple before – most notably the move from the 30-pin dock jack that probably caused a bit of an e-waste problem, forcing users and most notably hotels to… Read More


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Ask HN: What are good reads for designing APIs?

You’ll notice in this thread that (at 9 comments in) there are no repeated recommendations. If the question was “What are some good reads for learning about algorithms?” you’d probably see the same handful of books being praised by everyone.Don’t be overwhelmed by this though — API design isn’t an exact science. It’s also very opinionated.Personally, I would just start reading actual API documentation (GitHub is a great place to start — their API is a joy to work with). Find things you like and don’t like about it and try to figure out why those decisions were made.

Agreed. Find APIs you like to work with, think about WHY you like to work with them.People get into really philosophical discussions around versioning, resource structure, etc… but in reality think about what makes you like the APIs you like over another alternative. Then think


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‘No Man’s Sky’: from a humble shed to a new gigantic universe

LONDON (Reuters) – A new computer game created by a team of 15 people in a shed in southern England made its highly anticipated debut this week after creating buzz for conjuring a mind-bogglingly large universe of 18 quintillion planets for players to explore.


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Fat protocols and venture capital

A quick post about fat protocols.I don’t think they’re right about this.Twitter could easily have been a fat protocol, and for quite a while the Union Square Ventures guys were pushing that idea. It’s a platform! they said.Then they did what owned platforms so often do, they took it back.Oh no we never said it was a platform.We never encouraged anyone to build on it.So instead of a million apps, there was one.They’ll do that with BitCoin too. Because it’s easier to go public with a big thick app than it is to sell the idea that one of your developers might eat your lunch.I think it’s totally possible that Twitter could have been thriving as a thick platform, but it requires a technologist to be in charge, one who knows how to relate to other technologists. You have to invest in your developers both with support and dollars. The thick


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