>This is a long-ish entry posted after multiple discussions were had on the nature of having or not having bounded mailbox in Erlang.
Multi-use software can be used in bad ways. If you sell such software to authoritarian governments (or government-controlled companies), it'd be good to have controls on exactly what they can do. Obviously that doesn't work if the system is arbitrarily scriptable, but few systems are.
But what really offends me about this article is just what garbage the Procera traffic rewriting implementation clearly was.
Just what it says in the title. Stories about genetic algorithms etc. generating unexpected results.
Reading through this, I kept thinking that I'd pretty recently read about someone else using TCP congestion control for RPC queue management. And indeed I had, it was this post by Evan Jones. First time this linkblog actually did what I intended it for! ;-)
Not actually the death of the sampling theorem. But an absolutely brutal takedown of some dodgy signal processing research. The punchline:
> As so often, one does have to ask: How did these dramatic claims get through peer review? Given the obvious conflict with the Sampling Theorem, weren’t some eyebrows raised in the process? Who reviewed these submissions anyway? Well, I did. For a different journal, where the manuscript ultimately got rejected.
A tool to transform JSON to a line-based format, where each line is prefixed with a path. And a tool to transform from that format back to JSON. Such a clever idea.
Procedural map generation using (cleverly designed) Wang tiles.
The DNS protocol design is becoming increasingly detached from the practice, leading to increasingly complex and bug-prone features.
The new version resolution algorithm for Dart's package manager, with special emphasis on error messages. The contrast between this and the recent work for Go package version is pretty interesting.