Search engines would be more efficient if they were decentralized, reports MIT’s Technology Review. In other words, they’d be faster if they were run like bot-nets. advertisement Bot-nets are networks of zombie computers whose processing resources have been possessed by viruses, ready to be exploited by whoever spread the virus. Just two years ago, it was thought that the most powerful supercomputer on earth was actually a bot-net created by the Storm worm. (Below, a modern data center.) Search engines like Google and Yahoo, by comparison, usually centralize their processing in enormous data centers. Researchers at Yahoo have begun to re-think the approach, according to MIT, and theorize that it might be better to spread the engine’s index around a smattering of smaller data centers. According to MIT: “With this approach, smaller data centers would contain locally relevant information and a small proportion of globally replicated data. Many search queries … [Read more...] about What Can Yahoo Learn From Malware?
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Andy Roddick’s final pro tennis match proved as engaging as his career. Through each breathtaking set, we asked ourselves if he might actually beat Juan Martin del Potro, advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2012 U.S. Open. When he didn’t, we heard his trademark candor, grace, and wit. advertisement advertisement Roddick, unlike so many others in the spotlight, reminded us that he’s mortal. He worked his ass off. He dissed his skill. He didn’t mind when cameramen showed Brooklyn Decker, his wife, in the stands, rather than the court where he sweated every point. “I didn’t take any of it for granted,” he said to the crowd in his farewell. With no more competitive tennis to play or wisecracks to fire, no more emotions on his sleeve or crowds to please, Roddick’s style serves up leadership lessons for all of us, in any field, as we aim to up our game. 1. Tell it straight. At the end of a match in Delray Beach when Roddick was … [Read more...] about Lessons From Andy Roddick To Improve Your Business Game
Which other startups do you think should join forces? Tell us in the comments section below! advertisement advertisement Too many services and apps and their associated APIs are passing right by each other like strangers in the night. Why aren’t we seeing more mashups like Pinstagram (Pinterest + Instagram, get it?). Or more creative thinking around social networks, like the service created by the Financial Times at LinkedIn’s recent hack day, which lets users see where people in their network donated political dollars. We want to see these kinds of things pushed further, even outside of hackathons. Why isn’t Match.com smushing with Mint.com to discover love connections based on spending habits–sex and money, after all, are two of the biggest factors in relationships. Why isn’t Spotify partnering with Ticketmaster for live ticket purchasing? At Ready Set Rocket, we’ve done plenty of work that … [Read more...] about Startups’ Missed Connections
Sri Lanka's ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa on Sunday conceded the presidential poll to main opposition leader and former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is all set to lead the country for the next five years, months after the Easter Sunday bombings that raised security challenges.Premadasa, 52, also stepped down as the Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) with immediate effect."It is my privilege to honour the people's decision and congratulate Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his election," said Premadasa, the ruling United National Party (UNP) candidate.Close "I am grateful our citizens who voted for me. I am humbled that you placed your faith in me. Your support has been a fountain of strength throughout my political career," he said on Twitter. related news Sri Lanka to elect new president on November 16 PVR makes foray into Sri Lanka, opens 9-screen multiplex Politics | China’s foreign policy outreach in India’s neighbourhood … [Read more...] about Premadasa concedes Sri Lanka presidential poll to Rajapaksa
The monitoring mechanism for air pollution should be strengthened and entities must be penalised for not complying with Ambient Air Quality Standards, recommends the CII-Niti Aayog report on clean industry for reducing air pollution from major industrial sources in Delhi-NCR.Individuals, organisations and utilities who own or service the building and any other infrastructure in the national capital region (NCR) cities and towns may be penalised 5-10 percent of the project cost for not being able to comply with the ambient air quality standard, says the report.It recommends a two-tier monitoring and enforcement mechanism which includes monitoring and enforcement at local level by conducting random checks through local bodies at hotspots of air pollution.Close The tier-II includes real-time monitoring and enforcement which needs to be strengthened by the concerned state pollution control boards, suggests the report. related news 74% parents in Delhi-NCR want annual scheduled … [Read more...] about Penalise companies for non-compliance with Ambient Air Quality Norms: CII-Niti Aayog report