How Reliable Are You?

Of course, tech companies have multiple back-ups,mirrored sites, and using other computing systems to provide discrete services such as storage back-up. Perhaps most interesting is how Netflix relies on what they call a “Rambo Architecture” that forces part of their system to modify in case there is a failure in another part. For example, if there a failure in the part of their system that provides customized recommendations for viewers,rather than shutting down that whole program, the Netflix system will...

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Be it resolved..

A recent study I saw compared the difference between people who had set goals for themselves and told someone else and a group of folks who set goals for themselves and did not tell anyone. Now, conventional wisdom would tell us that by telling someone that we are committed to a goal, we should have the kind of motivation that would help us through the task. But the researchers found that those people who did not tell anyone about their...

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