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  • 12 Apr 2017
        Overall Rating 5 out of 5 It’s not so much how much more powerful, faster and better handling the new S1000RR is, it’s how easy it is to manage. With its clever, multi-layered, fully adjustable electronic systems the new RR will amaze and reward, whether you’re stepping up to a 1000 for the first time or you’re a racer. It’s friendlier on the road, too, thanks to the engine’s extra flexibility, cruise control and heated grips. BMW have raised the superbike bar and produced a superbike even better than the HP4.    Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5 A 500g-lighter cast ali frame has a shaper rake and trail (23.5°/96.5mm) and an 8mm longer wheelbase (1425mm). A new triangular-shaped section around the swingarm pivot adds strength and flex. Forks and rear shock are revised, but you can opt for the semi-active (DDC) system, first seen on the now discontinued HP4. Handling was already superb, but now it’s sharper and more confidence-inspiring. With electronic suspension ride quality is even plusher.   Engine 5 out of 5 A new cylinder head, lighter valves, shorter air intakes, a larger airbox and a full ‘E-gas’ ride-by-wire system adds 6bhp, bringing power up to 199bhp and a wider spread of torque. Although 1bhp more than the 2014 BMW WSB Evo racer and savagely fast, the new S1000RR’s sophisticated electronics gives the rider lots of control and confidence. HP4-derived traction control and anti-wheelie are smoother and there’s an optional ‘user’ riding mode, for you to mix and match your preferred electronics settings.   Build Quality & Reliability4 out of 5 Build-quality is superb and general reliability is excellent. You’ll find scare stories on forums, as well as occasional hiccups on previous model S1000RRs, but dealers are quick to react and rectify problems.    Equipment5 out of 5 In its standard form the S1000RR is well-equipped with electronic rider aids, Brembo brakes, a new dash and of course a 199bhp engine. But tick the options boxes and you can have electronic suspension, a quickshifter, downshifter, a datalog dash display, lightweight wheels, launch control, pitlane speed limiter, heated grips, cruise control…the list goes on. You can go a step further and opt for the optional 2D datalogger, lap timer, race ECU, or carbon parts, rearsets or luggage. 
    74 Posted by Steve McGarden
  •     Overall Rating 5 out of 5 It’s not so much how much more powerful, faster and better handling the new S1000RR is, it’s how easy it is to manage. With its clever, multi-layered, fully adjustable electronic systems the new RR will amaze and reward, whether you’re stepping up to a 1000 for the first time or you’re a racer. It’s friendlier on the road, too, thanks to the engine’s extra flexibility, cruise control and heated grips. BMW have raised the superbike bar and produced a superbike even better than the HP4.    Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5 A 500g-lighter cast ali frame has a shaper rake and trail (23.5°/96.5mm) and an 8mm longer wheelbase (1425mm). A new triangular-shaped section around the swingarm pivot adds strength and flex. Forks and rear shock are revised, but you can opt for the semi-active (DDC) system, first seen on the now discontinued HP4. Handling was already superb, but now it’s sharper and more confidence-inspiring. With electronic suspension ride quality is even plusher.   Engine 5 out of 5 A new cylinder head, lighter valves, shorter air intakes, a larger airbox and a full ‘E-gas’ ride-by-wire system adds 6bhp, bringing power up to 199bhp and a wider spread of torque. Although 1bhp more than the 2014 BMW WSB Evo racer and savagely fast, the new S1000RR’s sophisticated electronics gives the rider lots of control and confidence. HP4-derived traction control and anti-wheelie are smoother and there’s an optional ‘user’ riding mode, for you to mix and match your preferred electronics settings.   Build Quality & Reliability4 out of 5 Build-quality is superb and general reliability is excellent. You’ll find scare stories on forums, as well as occasional hiccups on previous model S1000RRs, but dealers are quick to react and rectify problems.    Equipment5 out of 5 In its standard form the S1000RR is well-equipped with electronic rider aids, Brembo brakes, a new dash and of course a 199bhp engine. But tick the options boxes and you can have electronic suspension, a quickshifter, downshifter, a datalog dash display, lightweight wheels, launch control, pitlane speed limiter, heated grips, cruise control…the list goes on. You can go a step further and opt for the optional 2D datalogger, lap timer, race ECU, or carbon parts, rearsets or luggage. 
    Apr 12, 2017 74
  • 11 Apr 2017
      Gigabyte is releasing several GeForce GTX 1080 models, yet the flagship graphics card from from that GeForce GTX 1080 Ti just arrived in our labs for testing! It is the sweet Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme 11G. This GeForce GTX 1080 Ti comes all customized with an impressive PCB and component design, Windforce 3X cooler, RGB LEDs, extra on-board HDMI connectors and the looks to impress. Yes, in this article we'll look at the fastest graphics card your money can get you, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti based on Pascal architecture. Armed with 11GB of GDDR5X graphics memory and an all new GP102-350 GPU, we are certainly we're gonna break some records today. It has been eight months since Nvidia released the first GP102 based product, the Titan X. To date, a hugely impressive graphics card that will resemble what we review today and very similar on a lot of levels. Really, the 1080 Ti is the Titan X, just with one GB of that GDDR5X memory less and the one ROP partition tied to it.  So let me break it down swift and fast, the new high-end GTX 1080 Ti features 3584 CUDA Cores, 224 Texture Units, a 352-bit memory controller and 11 GB of faster (11 Gbps) GDDR5X memory. The card has the same "GP102" GPU as the TITAN X Pascal, but the GTX 1080 Ti was slightly reconfigured. Most interesting is the 352-bit wide GDDR5X memory interface, this was not expected. This translates to 11 memory chips on the card which run at 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective), the memory bandwidth is 484 GB/s. This invokes the change in ROP count to 88 (from 96 on the TITAN X Pascal), and the TMU count of 224.  The Pascal based unit is a bit of a beast alright, the GPU die size is 471 sq mm. If you look at the wider product stack, then a GeForce GTX 1080 has 2,560 shader processors, the GeForce GTX 1070 has 1,920 shader processors, the GeForce GTX 1060 has 1,280 of them. The Nvidia GeForce 1080 Ti has 3,584 shader processors active inside that GP102 GPU, I say active here deliberately as it still isn't even a fully enabled GPU. This means it is has 28 SMs active (28 streaming multi-processors x 128 shader cores (2x64). The cards will be equipped with fast GDDR5X memory as well for this 11 GB model. That memory is tied to a 352-bit wide bus locked in at 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective). The combination of that memory type and clock frequency gives the 1080 Ti an effective memory bandwidth of 484 GB/s. Gigabyte once again is back in the house to offer you the a very silent product with the usual looks to go with it of course.  They offer three primary air cooling based SKUs: GTX1080 Ti Gaming OC 11G AORUS 1080 Ti 11G AORUS 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G Gigabyte recently their new AORUS branding. Basically you can look at AORUS as Gigabyte’s new premium brand much to what ROG is for ASUS. That means improvements on all design fronts and as such you will see a product today that has been overhauled and designed all custom with 12+2 power phases, a serious WindForce 3X 100mm fan cooling system, higher factory tweaked clock speeds, an RGB LED enabled back-plate and sure, configurable RGB LED lit activities up top and at the frontside. It is all rather impressive as this Pascal 102 GPU empowered product keeps that unit at or just under the 70 Degrees C marker depending on game load. It is also very inspiring to see that Gigabyte now also invokes a 4 year warranty program (you need to register the product on their Aorus website), that is something really special to see these days.    
    61 Posted by Steve McGarden
  •   Gigabyte is releasing several GeForce GTX 1080 models, yet the flagship graphics card from from that GeForce GTX 1080 Ti just arrived in our labs for testing! It is the sweet Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme 11G. This GeForce GTX 1080 Ti comes all customized with an impressive PCB and component design, Windforce 3X cooler, RGB LEDs, extra on-board HDMI connectors and the looks to impress. Yes, in this article we'll look at the fastest graphics card your money can get you, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti based on Pascal architecture. Armed with 11GB of GDDR5X graphics memory and an all new GP102-350 GPU, we are certainly we're gonna break some records today. It has been eight months since Nvidia released the first GP102 based product, the Titan X. To date, a hugely impressive graphics card that will resemble what we review today and very similar on a lot of levels. Really, the 1080 Ti is the Titan X, just with one GB of that GDDR5X memory less and the one ROP partition tied to it.  So let me break it down swift and fast, the new high-end GTX 1080 Ti features 3584 CUDA Cores, 224 Texture Units, a 352-bit memory controller and 11 GB of faster (11 Gbps) GDDR5X memory. The card has the same "GP102" GPU as the TITAN X Pascal, but the GTX 1080 Ti was slightly reconfigured. Most interesting is the 352-bit wide GDDR5X memory interface, this was not expected. This translates to 11 memory chips on the card which run at 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective), the memory bandwidth is 484 GB/s. This invokes the change in ROP count to 88 (from 96 on the TITAN X Pascal), and the TMU count of 224.  The Pascal based unit is a bit of a beast alright, the GPU die size is 471 sq mm. If you look at the wider product stack, then a GeForce GTX 1080 has 2,560 shader processors, the GeForce GTX 1070 has 1,920 shader processors, the GeForce GTX 1060 has 1,280 of them. The Nvidia GeForce 1080 Ti has 3,584 shader processors active inside that GP102 GPU, I say active here deliberately as it still isn't even a fully enabled GPU. This means it is has 28 SMs active (28 streaming multi-processors x 128 shader cores (2x64). The cards will be equipped with fast GDDR5X memory as well for this 11 GB model. That memory is tied to a 352-bit wide bus locked in at 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective). The combination of that memory type and clock frequency gives the 1080 Ti an effective memory bandwidth of 484 GB/s. Gigabyte once again is back in the house to offer you the a very silent product with the usual looks to go with it of course.  They offer three primary air cooling based SKUs: GTX1080 Ti Gaming OC 11G AORUS 1080 Ti 11G AORUS 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G Gigabyte recently their new AORUS branding. Basically you can look at AORUS as Gigabyte’s new premium brand much to what ROG is for ASUS. That means improvements on all design fronts and as such you will see a product today that has been overhauled and designed all custom with 12+2 power phases, a serious WindForce 3X 100mm fan cooling system, higher factory tweaked clock speeds, an RGB LED enabled back-plate and sure, configurable RGB LED lit activities up top and at the frontside. It is all rather impressive as this Pascal 102 GPU empowered product keeps that unit at or just under the 70 Degrees C marker depending on game load. It is also very inspiring to see that Gigabyte now also invokes a 4 year warranty program (you need to register the product on their Aorus website), that is something really special to see these days.    
    Apr 11, 2017 61
  • 21 Oct 2016
    Misperception #1: “Software tester means loser developer” I had a chance to interview candidates for software tester positions and they often shared that they were trained to be a developer but for some reasons they couldn’t find job as developer, so they chose software testing. They were seeing software testing job as temporary position before continuing following their dream job as software developer. Why so? Well, there are many possibilities. However, it’s probably because they perceive software testing as an easy tedious task and doesn’t require coding skills. The fact is that software testing and software developing are two different jobs with different skillsets and mindsets. If you are good at developing software, it doesn’t mean that you can become good tester. In other words, if you are a tester, it doesn’t mean you can’t become a software developer. Misperception #2: “Everyone can do software testing” Many people perceive that software testing is an easy tedious job. No programming skills are required. What a software tester does is to sit in front of computer, open the application, click here and there to see if the application works. I’ve been in software testing several years and I wish software testing could be that simple. Actually, software testing can be easy to be approached. However, approaching and doing the job and being good at it are different stories. Software testing requires wide range of skills and traits such as passion, creativity, observation, analytical, communication, debating and of course including coding skill. To some extent, software testing can be considered as an art and of course, not everyone can be an artist J Misperception #3: “Manual testing is outdated. Now is the time of automated test” In recent years, automation testing has become a hot topic. You may hear topic discussing about how manual testing is dying and automation testing is a new hero who saving or fixing the software testing world. Job ads are for automation engineers. Automation tool vendors keep promoting about their mighty tools, the tools can do everything or can replace a manual software tester. Automated test (or I should say automated check) and manual test are two different approaches which are used to solve different problems. While automated test is fit for regression test, repeated tasks, unit tests, manual testing is fit for exploratory test, usability related test, etc. Automated test is becoming more and more powerful and showing its values. However, automated test /automation tool is not designed to replace software testing. Misperception #4: “Software testing is a cost-center, not a profit-center” While I don’t see much of this kind of misperception these days, it still exists. I still see many companies are putting focuses on software developers because they believe they are having great developers who can write clean bug-free lines of code. Also, with the concept of “developer builds thing, tester breaks it” make software testing become less helpful. It is correct that software testing is a cost-center. The more we test, the more we cost. However, without software testing, we may have to face sooner or later the bigger cost of re-calling and fixing units shipped to customer, worse the cost to re-building the lost trust of customer to defective products or company reputation. Software testing is a cost-center but it’s a necessary one. Misperception #5: “You missed bugs!!!” Yes, this is one of the scariest phrases testers don’t want to hear from their boss. This comes from the misperception that software tester is gatekeeper (or goalkeeper) whose job is to catch all defects from escaping to end-user. Yes, we could catch all defects if we could apply all testing techniques, test approaches, type of tests, etc. And we could have enough time and money to do all that stuffs. No need to say, this is almost an impossible task when putting in the context of software development works these days where release dates are tightened and costs are cut. Misperceptions in software testing are not necessarily bad things. They are just parts of learning process. We may mis-perceive things when we get along the way with software testing and we also could realize these misperceptions when we have more experience in software testing. The most important thing for testers is never stop learning and sharpen our saws.
    371 Posted by khiem luc
  • Misperception #1: “Software tester means loser developer” I had a chance to interview candidates for software tester positions and they often shared that they were trained to be a developer but for some reasons they couldn’t find job as developer, so they chose software testing. They were seeing software testing job as temporary position before continuing following their dream job as software developer. Why so? Well, there are many possibilities. However, it’s probably because they perceive software testing as an easy tedious task and doesn’t require coding skills. The fact is that software testing and software developing are two different jobs with different skillsets and mindsets. If you are good at developing software, it doesn’t mean that you can become good tester. In other words, if you are a tester, it doesn’t mean you can’t become a software developer. Misperception #2: “Everyone can do software testing” Many people perceive that software testing is an easy tedious job. No programming skills are required. What a software tester does is to sit in front of computer, open the application, click here and there to see if the application works. I’ve been in software testing several years and I wish software testing could be that simple. Actually, software testing can be easy to be approached. However, approaching and doing the job and being good at it are different stories. Software testing requires wide range of skills and traits such as passion, creativity, observation, analytical, communication, debating and of course including coding skill. To some extent, software testing can be considered as an art and of course, not everyone can be an artist J Misperception #3: “Manual testing is outdated. Now is the time of automated test” In recent years, automation testing has become a hot topic. You may hear topic discussing about how manual testing is dying and automation testing is a new hero who saving or fixing the software testing world. Job ads are for automation engineers. Automation tool vendors keep promoting about their mighty tools, the tools can do everything or can replace a manual software tester. Automated test (or I should say automated check) and manual test are two different approaches which are used to solve different problems. While automated test is fit for regression test, repeated tasks, unit tests, manual testing is fit for exploratory test, usability related test, etc. Automated test is becoming more and more powerful and showing its values. However, automated test /automation tool is not designed to replace software testing. Misperception #4: “Software testing is a cost-center, not a profit-center” While I don’t see much of this kind of misperception these days, it still exists. I still see many companies are putting focuses on software developers because they believe they are having great developers who can write clean bug-free lines of code. Also, with the concept of “developer builds thing, tester breaks it” make software testing become less helpful. It is correct that software testing is a cost-center. The more we test, the more we cost. However, without software testing, we may have to face sooner or later the bigger cost of re-calling and fixing units shipped to customer, worse the cost to re-building the lost trust of customer to defective products or company reputation. Software testing is a cost-center but it’s a necessary one. Misperception #5: “You missed bugs!!!” Yes, this is one of the scariest phrases testers don’t want to hear from their boss. This comes from the misperception that software tester is gatekeeper (or goalkeeper) whose job is to catch all defects from escaping to end-user. Yes, we could catch all defects if we could apply all testing techniques, test approaches, type of tests, etc. And we could have enough time and money to do all that stuffs. No need to say, this is almost an impossible task when putting in the context of software development works these days where release dates are tightened and costs are cut. Misperceptions in software testing are not necessarily bad things. They are just parts of learning process. We may mis-perceive things when we get along the way with software testing and we also could realize these misperceptions when we have more experience in software testing. The most important thing for testers is never stop learning and sharpen our saws.
    Oct 21, 2016 371
  • 17 Jun 2016
    X-Spinner facilitates all thirdparty software program in addition enables you to spin unlimited articles with stunning speed, better results and an inexpensive. And you may really operate X-Spinner on a server to supply your personal spinning support or include it using your software. X-Spinner Supports Virtually all Third-Party Software! X-Spinner not has its own api interface, it may make use of the TBS also, WordAI, in addition to SpinRewriter APIs, and that indicates X-Spinner can be utilized with all known software currently. When you use a few of the TBS/Wordai/Spinrewriter choices in the thirdparty software program, you certainly do not need a TBS/Wordai/Spinrewriter account! SpinnerChief Coupon X-Spinner Can Make Readable along with original Brand new Content material for youpersonally! By using the latest leading edge Statistical Replacement Systems, Artificial intelligence, Part-Of-Speech Emulated and evaluation Natural Language methods. X-Spinner can create content that is close to human highquality automatically. X-Spinner has super-advanced features such as for example auto-grammar fix, for example it'll correct "an apple" to "an apple", and yes it can simply spin "I wish to consume the apple,orange and banana" that you should "I would like to eat the banana, apple and orange." We can not listing all characteristics right here, you shall find way too many list! But one thing is usually sure, X-Spinner will provide you with the most efficient rewritten articles - non-e other spinner is capable of doing what X-Spinner does! We all know that you would like much more from your own spinner so X-Spinner runs on the newest, unique, natural method of re-writing, one which develops together with your requirements. X-Spinner's unique method actually gets a good deal better the even more it really is used. non-e other spinner experience it - it's the new, particular Statistical Alternative Technology (SRT). It functions within a radical completely new way through deciding on the statistically best suited kind of phrase for just about any expression or term. SRT operates in a similar way that may Google Traslate - you may have observed Google Translate will get better with period with an increase of precise translations. The is the good reason as the web grows, the sample dimension for Google Translate's repository raises, and thus becomes more likely to utilize correct text when it Translates statistically. X-Spinner performs similarly by just polling it large Cloud Thesaurus for your statistically greatest synonym. Because the Cloud Thesaurus grows, x-Spinner are certain to get better and in addition better in synonym alternative therefore. Remember it's special, you shouldn't be prepared to observe this kind of technology anyplace else. ONLY furthermore to X-Spinner! X-Spinner may rewrite the sentence, paragraph and generate automatically nested spunwrite-up fully. Utilizing the latest Natural Vocabulary as well as Artificial Inteddigence techniques, X-Spinner can comprehend content articles besides rewrite paragraph and sentence automatically, and also afterwards it could spin agin in word mode to create with nested special content if you would like them. X-Spinner use the precise same thesaurus associated with SpinnerChief 4 which is founded on The real cloud technology,the created by the majority of SpinnerChief user and it is recovering and considerablybetter every full day. More than 100, 000 users lead their new synonyms towards the cloud thesaurus each day completely; our server discovers and accumulates the very best synonyms, provides them into the Cloud then, expecting other customers to access. The Cloud thesaurus supports much more than 20 vocabulary! Essentially all main 'languages' havebeen put into the cloud at this time including French thesaurus, German, Italian, Spanish,Swedish and Portuguese (both Brazil and Portugal), Dutch, Indonesian, Greek, and so forth..
    165 Posted by jackie lew
  • X-Spinner facilitates all thirdparty software program in addition enables you to spin unlimited articles with stunning speed, better results and an inexpensive. And you may really operate X-Spinner on a server to supply your personal spinning support or include it using your software. X-Spinner Supports Virtually all Third-Party Software! X-Spinner not has its own api interface, it may make use of the TBS also, WordAI, in addition to SpinRewriter APIs, and that indicates X-Spinner can be utilized with all known software currently. When you use a few of the TBS/Wordai/Spinrewriter choices in the thirdparty software program, you certainly do not need a TBS/Wordai/Spinrewriter account! SpinnerChief Coupon X-Spinner Can Make Readable along with original Brand new Content material for youpersonally! By using the latest leading edge Statistical Replacement Systems, Artificial intelligence, Part-Of-Speech Emulated and evaluation Natural Language methods. X-Spinner can create content that is close to human highquality automatically. X-Spinner has super-advanced features such as for example auto-grammar fix, for example it'll correct "an apple" to "an apple", and yes it can simply spin "I wish to consume the apple,orange and banana" that you should "I would like to eat the banana, apple and orange." We can not listing all characteristics right here, you shall find way too many list! But one thing is usually sure, X-Spinner will provide you with the most efficient rewritten articles - non-e other spinner is capable of doing what X-Spinner does! We all know that you would like much more from your own spinner so X-Spinner runs on the newest, unique, natural method of re-writing, one which develops together with your requirements. X-Spinner's unique method actually gets a good deal better the even more it really is used. non-e other spinner experience it - it's the new, particular Statistical Alternative Technology (SRT). It functions within a radical completely new way through deciding on the statistically best suited kind of phrase for just about any expression or term. SRT operates in a similar way that may Google Traslate - you may have observed Google Translate will get better with period with an increase of precise translations. The is the good reason as the web grows, the sample dimension for Google Translate's repository raises, and thus becomes more likely to utilize correct text when it Translates statistically. X-Spinner performs similarly by just polling it large Cloud Thesaurus for your statistically greatest synonym. Because the Cloud Thesaurus grows, x-Spinner are certain to get better and in addition better in synonym alternative therefore. Remember it's special, you shouldn't be prepared to observe this kind of technology anyplace else. ONLY furthermore to X-Spinner! X-Spinner may rewrite the sentence, paragraph and generate automatically nested spunwrite-up fully. Utilizing the latest Natural Vocabulary as well as Artificial Inteddigence techniques, X-Spinner can comprehend content articles besides rewrite paragraph and sentence automatically, and also afterwards it could spin agin in word mode to create with nested special content if you would like them. X-Spinner use the precise same thesaurus associated with SpinnerChief 4 which is founded on The real cloud technology,the created by the majority of SpinnerChief user and it is recovering and considerablybetter every full day. More than 100, 000 users lead their new synonyms towards the cloud thesaurus each day completely; our server discovers and accumulates the very best synonyms, provides them into the Cloud then, expecting other customers to access. The Cloud thesaurus supports much more than 20 vocabulary! Essentially all main 'languages' havebeen put into the cloud at this time including French thesaurus, German, Italian, Spanish,Swedish and Portuguese (both Brazil and Portugal), Dutch, Indonesian, Greek, and so forth..
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  • 25 Apr 2016
    An internet troll is a frightened little boy who posts abusive, offensive, and silly tweets mostly, messages, and remarks, to make you focus on him. He's jealous. He's lonely. He's angry -- however, not angry more than enough! Oh no, not angry enough nearly, you observe, and there's an even of anger that people, as competent social press pros, desire to accelerate him to, so he's nicely frenzied. Your chief goal in blogocombat against an internet troll is to create them so angry, they take part in self-harming (destroy their audio system, kick their car door, slam their fist through a Gameboy console, or smash their iPad). Trolls are funny. No followers were got by them, no followers, no accomplishments, so they try to bother effective people. Ankle biters, these small Internet trolls -- their amusing and weak efforts to become abusive are most assuredly cries for help, which isn't forthcoming. They can not have normal interpersonal relations online. The only method any attention on SEO bot could be got by them is usually to be obnoxious, and, like I stated, they like to get angry. "I begrudge, therefore I am" may be the internet troll's slogan. "Will criticize for meals" is another motto you will see posted on their little Dreamweaver or Joomla websites, or a code spaghetti WordPress weblog maybe. They shall post negative remarks for a particular fee. It beats flipping hamburgers at McDonalds. Trolling is an income source for surly, bitter, mediocre people. They get about $1.00 for each troll rant, therefore they post a complete lot. In the event that you enter a debate with the troll, they rating more factors with their company, they have evidence that they are doing their job. Therefore, keep your interactions with them at a smallest amount. Just enough to lead them to harm themselves or harm their own property. They receives a commission by word count sometimes, which explains why they make an effort to post long responses at your blog or the weblogs of your clients. In case you are stupid enough to attempt to post a touch upon a moderated protected server weblog of my client, you are half troll and half clown really. In most cases, if you cue up a 2,000 term essay in a single dense block of text without paragraph divisions, I will not post your troll rant touch upon any blog I moderate. A word of advice for trolls: Long, prolix, overly wordy troll comments can be trimmed if you spend much more time on the dreaded Twitter understanding how to be concise! Trolls hate Twitter and blogs generally, and spend a complete lot of time on Twitter and sites, talking about how exactly "broken" Twitter and weblogs are. Since they just have bitter what to state about others, nobody really wants to lover or friend or adhere to them in internet sites, which exasperates trolls to help expand extremes of self-pity and pious critique of their betters. In blogocombat and other types of online debate and discussion, you must switch off your human turn and feelings on your logical analysis. In reason machine setting, you forge ahead, performing battle one sentence at a right time, one deleted moderated comment at the right time, reducing the troll to soiling his poor boy trousers in utter frustration. His objective is to cause you to angry, but you maintain laughing at him, until bored thoroughly, of which point you disregard him and move on. You remain stubborn, completely persuaded of your rightness as well as your clear superiority more than the little troll. Having no feeling of flinching or wounding from his funny small blathering, on and on he will go, attempting to rake you over the burning up coals of his infatuation with you, you are offended that he does not have any actual online following, and experience cheated. Keep in mind: in online debate, it's never one individual person against another human person. You need to take the bigger ground and view it as text message vs simply. text. Your online text triggers a troll response via text message and you react with more text and he replies with an increase of text. Rinse. Repeat. Whenever a troll accuses you of "idolizing" someone, because you said see your face quoted you within their book simply, the troll is told by you that truly you idolize them, they are so strong and big and smart. Ridicule them by feeding their fragile egos adulation and praise. Vaunt them to the sky, heaping up compliments, lash him with the whip of insincerity then. It's fun and no one gets hurt, you understand, since it's just text message responding to text. The more the web troll attacks you, the funnier you get. You obtain actually their allies SEO tools to chuckle at your finely honed love of life. The troll is severe, but you're a comedian. If they lay into you, praise the trolls to be so smart concerning understand who their biggest enemy is usually. Feed them morsels of absurdity, which they'll quotation and denounce hysterically, while everyone laughs at them. To thwart and irritate a recently available troll on Twitter, for instance, I tweeted "Why carry out I spend so enough time on Twitter reading tweets in foreign languages We hardly understand?" because I understood they supported poor older Jakob Nielsen in his senseless assault on Twitter. (They mock Twitter, even while they "UTILIZE IT" -- but possess these trolls and pundits ever developed a tool that assists people overthrow totalitarian regimes?) "See?! Really is broken & much less good as a website twitter! " the troll will cry. "Mean outdated Vaspers confessed to reading tweets in languages he doesn't understand!" The more cruel and hostile the troll tries to be, the even more the rug is knocked by you out from under his ft by wisecracking, joking, and comedy. Good luck.
    250 Posted by jackie lew
  • An internet troll is a frightened little boy who posts abusive, offensive, and silly tweets mostly, messages, and remarks, to make you focus on him. He's jealous. He's lonely. He's angry -- however, not angry more than enough! Oh no, not angry enough nearly, you observe, and there's an even of anger that people, as competent social press pros, desire to accelerate him to, so he's nicely frenzied. Your chief goal in blogocombat against an internet troll is to create them so angry, they take part in self-harming (destroy their audio system, kick their car door, slam their fist through a Gameboy console, or smash their iPad). Trolls are funny. No followers were got by them, no followers, no accomplishments, so they try to bother effective people. Ankle biters, these small Internet trolls -- their amusing and weak efforts to become abusive are most assuredly cries for help, which isn't forthcoming. They can not have normal interpersonal relations online. The only method any attention on SEO bot could be got by them is usually to be obnoxious, and, like I stated, they like to get angry. "I begrudge, therefore I am" may be the internet troll's slogan. "Will criticize for meals" is another motto you will see posted on their little Dreamweaver or Joomla websites, or a code spaghetti WordPress weblog maybe. They shall post negative remarks for a particular fee. It beats flipping hamburgers at McDonalds. Trolling is an income source for surly, bitter, mediocre people. They get about $1.00 for each troll rant, therefore they post a complete lot. In the event that you enter a debate with the troll, they rating more factors with their company, they have evidence that they are doing their job. Therefore, keep your interactions with them at a smallest amount. Just enough to lead them to harm themselves or harm their own property. They receives a commission by word count sometimes, which explains why they make an effort to post long responses at your blog or the weblogs of your clients. In case you are stupid enough to attempt to post a touch upon a moderated protected server weblog of my client, you are half troll and half clown really. In most cases, if you cue up a 2,000 term essay in a single dense block of text without paragraph divisions, I will not post your troll rant touch upon any blog I moderate. A word of advice for trolls: Long, prolix, overly wordy troll comments can be trimmed if you spend much more time on the dreaded Twitter understanding how to be concise! Trolls hate Twitter and blogs generally, and spend a complete lot of time on Twitter and sites, talking about how exactly "broken" Twitter and weblogs are. Since they just have bitter what to state about others, nobody really wants to lover or friend or adhere to them in internet sites, which exasperates trolls to help expand extremes of self-pity and pious critique of their betters. In blogocombat and other types of online debate and discussion, you must switch off your human turn and feelings on your logical analysis. In reason machine setting, you forge ahead, performing battle one sentence at a right time, one deleted moderated comment at the right time, reducing the troll to soiling his poor boy trousers in utter frustration. His objective is to cause you to angry, but you maintain laughing at him, until bored thoroughly, of which point you disregard him and move on. You remain stubborn, completely persuaded of your rightness as well as your clear superiority more than the little troll. Having no feeling of flinching or wounding from his funny small blathering, on and on he will go, attempting to rake you over the burning up coals of his infatuation with you, you are offended that he does not have any actual online following, and experience cheated. Keep in mind: in online debate, it's never one individual person against another human person. You need to take the bigger ground and view it as text message vs simply. text. Your online text triggers a troll response via text message and you react with more text and he replies with an increase of text. Rinse. Repeat. Whenever a troll accuses you of "idolizing" someone, because you said see your face quoted you within their book simply, the troll is told by you that truly you idolize them, they are so strong and big and smart. Ridicule them by feeding their fragile egos adulation and praise. Vaunt them to the sky, heaping up compliments, lash him with the whip of insincerity then. It's fun and no one gets hurt, you understand, since it's just text message responding to text. The more the web troll attacks you, the funnier you get. You obtain actually their allies SEO tools to chuckle at your finely honed love of life. The troll is severe, but you're a comedian. If they lay into you, praise the trolls to be so smart concerning understand who their biggest enemy is usually. Feed them morsels of absurdity, which they'll quotation and denounce hysterically, while everyone laughs at them. To thwart and irritate a recently available troll on Twitter, for instance, I tweeted "Why carry out I spend so enough time on Twitter reading tweets in foreign languages We hardly understand?" because I understood they supported poor older Jakob Nielsen in his senseless assault on Twitter. (They mock Twitter, even while they "UTILIZE IT" -- but possess these trolls and pundits ever developed a tool that assists people overthrow totalitarian regimes?) "See?! Really is broken & much less good as a website twitter! " the troll will cry. "Mean outdated Vaspers confessed to reading tweets in languages he doesn't understand!" The more cruel and hostile the troll tries to be, the even more the rug is knocked by you out from under his ft by wisecracking, joking, and comedy. Good luck.
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  • 27 Jan 2016
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  • 22 Jul 2015
    In a 3 faction match the defender gets a spawn delay boost while they control all the objectivesThe defender can be depleted, kicked out, while the two attackers are still battling for objectivesMinimum state to start battle => (6 vs 6 vs 6) or (9 vs 9)Max difference in Runescape players=> 2 between defender to largest attackerReinforcements now spawn from the closest Major City (unless it's blocked)SoundsAdded sounds for all new weaponsAdded sounds for all new vehiclesReplaced sounds for:PPSh-41 SMG (Reload)DP28 LMG (Reload)FG42 Assault Rifle (Shot)M1 Carbine Assault Rifle (Shot)Soviet Capture JingleGermany Defeated http://www.rsgoldshop.com/  JingleSoviet Defeated JingleUS Defeated JingleThrown grenades now make noise againVarious other sound adjustments and additionsOtherPistol_US_02A (Revolver) - Fire animation has been speeded up (the revolving barrel was too slow)This is only a cosmetic tweak and shouldnt have any gameplay effect as the total anim time is the same.Adjusted Pistol and revolver position on screenAdjusted Knives position on screenFixed the Canopy not animating (opening and closing) for the MesserschmidtCheat Detectino and Cheat Prevention updatesModification changed to UpgradeLocalization updatesAdded Soviet Union Theme music option.Added options in Misc to choose if you want to preload soldier and rank images, default is bare minimum.Various backend fixes and optimizationsImplemented system messages to all Runescape playersMoved Brightness adaptation from GPU to CPU to make LDR and HDR more equal (fog was very different)LDR now has adaptive tonemappingTessellation (DX11) can now be disabled (now only enabled for high quality setting)Adjusted ribbon-booster pricesFixed several Crash Report errorsKnown Issues32-bit Windows XP requires the /3gb switch to run/3GB switch is NOT supported by ATI cards.Currently (build 101724) possible to join campaing missions making them overpopped, you cannot spawn, but it leads to longer spawn queuesHotfixesBuild: 101724TTemporarily gave Soviets 3 extra Major Cities to start with; Sevastopol, Minsk and Kiev - until more Soviet Mot. Fable Legends unites the classic gameplay that Runescape players have come to love from the series but for the first time, grab your friends and go on adventures - up to four heroes can cooperatively discover the quests and stories of Albion.Will you choose to be a Hero or a Villain? In Fable Legends the fate of Albion is in your hands, and key “Fable” themes of teamwork, choice, good and evil are the cornerstones.
    491 Posted by zhawjohn zhawjohn
  • In a 3 faction match the defender gets a spawn delay boost while they control all the objectivesThe defender can be depleted, kicked out, while the two attackers are still battling for objectivesMinimum state to start battle => (6 vs 6 vs 6) or (9 vs 9)Max difference in Runescape players=> 2 between defender to largest attackerReinforcements now spawn from the closest Major City (unless it's blocked)SoundsAdded sounds for all new weaponsAdded sounds for all new vehiclesReplaced sounds for:PPSh-41 SMG (Reload)DP28 LMG (Reload)FG42 Assault Rifle (Shot)M1 Carbine Assault Rifle (Shot)Soviet Capture JingleGermany Defeated http://www.rsgoldshop.com/  JingleSoviet Defeated JingleUS Defeated JingleThrown grenades now make noise againVarious other sound adjustments and additionsOtherPistol_US_02A (Revolver) - Fire animation has been speeded up (the revolving barrel was too slow)This is only a cosmetic tweak and shouldnt have any gameplay effect as the total anim time is the same.Adjusted Pistol and revolver position on screenAdjusted Knives position on screenFixed the Canopy not animating (opening and closing) for the MesserschmidtCheat Detectino and Cheat Prevention updatesModification changed to UpgradeLocalization updatesAdded Soviet Union Theme music option.Added options in Misc to choose if you want to preload soldier and rank images, default is bare minimum.Various backend fixes and optimizationsImplemented system messages to all Runescape playersMoved Brightness adaptation from GPU to CPU to make LDR and HDR more equal (fog was very different)LDR now has adaptive tonemappingTessellation (DX11) can now be disabled (now only enabled for high quality setting)Adjusted ribbon-booster pricesFixed several Crash Report errorsKnown Issues32-bit Windows XP requires the /3gb switch to run/3GB switch is NOT supported by ATI cards.Currently (build 101724) possible to join campaing missions making them overpopped, you cannot spawn, but it leads to longer spawn queuesHotfixesBuild: 101724TTemporarily gave Soviets 3 extra Major Cities to start with; Sevastopol, Minsk and Kiev - until more Soviet Mot. Fable Legends unites the classic gameplay that Runescape players have come to love from the series but for the first time, grab your friends and go on adventures - up to four heroes can cooperatively discover the quests and stories of Albion.Will you choose to be a Hero or a Villain? In Fable Legends the fate of Albion is in your hands, and key “Fable” themes of teamwork, choice, good and evil are the cornerstones.
    Jul 22, 2015 491
  • 06 Feb 2015
    We want to provide an amazing experience to each member, winning the “moments of truth” where they decide what entertainment to enjoy.  To do that, we need to understand the health of our system.  To quickly and easily understand the health of the system, we need a simple metric that a diverse set of people can comprehend.  In this post we will discuss how we discovered and aligned everyone around one operational metric indicating service health, enabling us to streamline production operations and improve availability.  We will detail how we approach signal analysis, deviation detection, and alerting for that signal and for other general use cases. Creating the Right Signal In the early days of Netflix streaming, circa 2008, we manually tracked hundreds of metrics, relying on humans to detect problems.  Our approach worked for tens of servers and thousands of devices, but not for the thousands of servers and millions of devices that were in our future.  Complexity and human-reliant approaches don’t scale; simplicity and algorithm-driven approaches do.   We sought out a single indicator that closely approximated our most important activity: viewing.  We discovered that a server-side metric related to playback starts (the act of “clicking play”) had both a predictable pattern and fluctuated significantly when UI/device/server problems were happening.  The Netflix streaming pulse was created.  We named it “SPS” for “starts per second”.   Example of stream starts per second, comparing week over week (red = current week, black = prior week)   The SPS pattern is regular within each geographic region, with variations due to external influences like major regional holidays and events.  The regional SPS pattern is one cycle per day and oscillates in a rising and falling pattern.  The peaks occur in the evening and the troughs occur in the early morning hours.  On regional holidays, when people are off work and kids are home from school, we see increased viewing in the daytime hours, as our members have more free time to enjoy viewing a title on Netflix.   Because there is consistency in the streaming behaviors of our members, with a moderate amount of data we can establish reliable predictions on how many stream starts we should expect at any point of the week.  Deviations from the prediction are a powerful way to tell the entire company when there is a problem with the service.  We use these deviations to trigger alerts and help us understand when service has been fully restored.   Its simplicity allows SPS to be central to our internal vernacular.  Production problems are categorized as “SPS impacting” or “not SPS impacting,” indicating their severity.  Overall service availability is measured using expected versus actual SPS levels. Deviation Detection Models To maximize the power of SPS, we need reliable ways to find deviations in our actual stream starts relative to our expected stream starts. The following are a range of techniques that we have explored in detecting such deviations. Static Thresholds A common starting place when trying to detect change is to define a fixed boundary that characterizes normal behavior. This boundary can be described as a floor or ceiling which, if crossed, indicates a deviation from normal behavior. The simplicity of static thresholds makes them a popular choice when trying to detect a presence, or increase, in a signal. For example, detecting when there is an increase in CPU usage:   Example where a static threshold could be used to help detect high CPU usage   However, static thresholds are insufficient in accurately capturing deviations in oscillating signals. For example, a static threshold would not be suitable for accurately detecting a drop in SPS due to its oscillating nature. Exponential Smoothing Another technique that can be used to detect deviations is to use an exponential smoothing function, such as exponential moving average, to compute an upper or lower threshold that bounds the original signal. These techniques assign exponentially decreasing weights as the observations get older. The benefit of this approach is that the bound is no longer static and can “move” with the input signal, as shown in the image below:   Example of data smoothing using moving average   Another benefit is that exponential smoothing techniques take into account all past observations. In addition, exponential smoothing requires only the most recent observation to be kept. These aspects make it desirable for real-time alerting. Double Exponential Smoothing To detect a change in SPS behavior, we use Double Exponential Smoothing (DES) to define an upper and lower boundary that captures the range of acceptable behavior. This technique includes a parameter that takes into account any trend in the data, which works well for following the oscillating trend in SPS. There are more advanced smoothing techniques, such as triple exponential smoothing, which also take into account seasonal trends. However, we do not use these techniques as we are interested in detecting a deviation in behavior over a short period of time which does not contain a pronounced seasonal trend.   Before creating a DES model one must first select values for the data smoothing factor and the trend smoothing factor. To visualize the effect these parameters have on DES, see this interactive visualization. The estimation of these parameters is crucial as they can greatly affect accuracy. While these parameters are typically determined by an individual's intuition or trial and error, we have experimented with data-driven approaches to automatically initialize them (motivated by Gardner [1]). We are able to apply those identified parameters to signals that share similar daily patterns and trends, for example SPS at the device level.   The image below shows an example where DES has been used to create a lower bound in an attempt to capture a deviation in normal behavior. Shortly after 18:00 there is a drop in SPS which crosses the DES threshold, alerting us to a potential issue with our service. By alerting on this drop, we can respond and take actions to restore service health.     While DES accurately identifies a drop in SPS, it is unable to predict when the system has recovered. In the example below, the sharp recovery of SPS at approximately 20:00 is not accurately modeled by DES causing it to underpredict and generate false alarms for a short period of time:     In spite of these shortcomings, DES has been an effective mechanism for detecting actionable deviations in SPS and other operational signals. Advanced Techniques   We have begun experimenting with Bayesian techniques in a stream mining setting to improve our ability to detect deviations in SPS. An example of this is Bayesian switchpoint detection and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) [2]. See [3] for a concise introduction to using MCMC for anomaly detection and [4] for Bayesian switchpoint detection.   Bayesian techniques offer some advantages over DES in this setting. Those familiar with probabilistic programming techniques know that the underlying models can be fairly complex, but they can be made to be non-parametric by drawing parameters from uniform priors when possible. Using the posteriors from such calculations as priors for the next iteration allows us to create models that evolve as they receive more data.   Unfortunately, our experiments with Bayesian anomaly detection have revealed downsides compared to DES. MCMC is significantly more computationally intensive than DES, so much so that some are exploiting graphics cards in order to reduce the run time [5], a common technique for computationally intensive processes [6]. Furthermore the underlying model is not as easily interpreted by a human due to the complexity of the parameter interactions. These limitations, especially the performance related ones, restrict our ability to apply these techniques to a broad set of metrics in real time.   Bayesian techniques, however, do not solve the entire problem of data stream mining in a non-stationary setting. There exists a rich field of research on the subject of real-time data stream mining [7]. MCMC is by design a batch process, though it can be applied in a mini-batch fashion. Our current research is incorporating learnings from the stream-mining community in stream classification and drift detection. Additionally, our Data Science and Engineering team has been working on an approach based on Robust Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to deal with high cardinality data. We’re excited to see what comes from this research in 2015. Conclusion We have streamlined production operations and improved availability by creating a single directional metric that indicates service health: SPS. We have experimented with and used a number of techniques to derive additional insight from this metric including threshold-based alerting, exponential and double exponential smoothing, and bayesian and stream mining approaches. SPS is the pulse of Netflix streaming, focusing the minds at Netflix on ensuring streaming is working when you want it to be.  
    715 Posted by Old Bastard
  • We want to provide an amazing experience to each member, winning the “moments of truth” where they decide what entertainment to enjoy.  To do that, we need to understand the health of our system.  To quickly and easily understand the health of the system, we need a simple metric that a diverse set of people can comprehend.  In this post we will discuss how we discovered and aligned everyone around one operational metric indicating service health, enabling us to streamline production operations and improve availability.  We will detail how we approach signal analysis, deviation detection, and alerting for that signal and for other general use cases. Creating the Right Signal In the early days of Netflix streaming, circa 2008, we manually tracked hundreds of metrics, relying on humans to detect problems.  Our approach worked for tens of servers and thousands of devices, but not for the thousands of servers and millions of devices that were in our future.  Complexity and human-reliant approaches don’t scale; simplicity and algorithm-driven approaches do.   We sought out a single indicator that closely approximated our most important activity: viewing.  We discovered that a server-side metric related to playback starts (the act of “clicking play”) had both a predictable pattern and fluctuated significantly when UI/device/server problems were happening.  The Netflix streaming pulse was created.  We named it “SPS” for “starts per second”.   Example of stream starts per second, comparing week over week (red = current week, black = prior week)   The SPS pattern is regular within each geographic region, with variations due to external influences like major regional holidays and events.  The regional SPS pattern is one cycle per day and oscillates in a rising and falling pattern.  The peaks occur in the evening and the troughs occur in the early morning hours.  On regional holidays, when people are off work and kids are home from school, we see increased viewing in the daytime hours, as our members have more free time to enjoy viewing a title on Netflix.   Because there is consistency in the streaming behaviors of our members, with a moderate amount of data we can establish reliable predictions on how many stream starts we should expect at any point of the week.  Deviations from the prediction are a powerful way to tell the entire company when there is a problem with the service.  We use these deviations to trigger alerts and help us understand when service has been fully restored.   Its simplicity allows SPS to be central to our internal vernacular.  Production problems are categorized as “SPS impacting” or “not SPS impacting,” indicating their severity.  Overall service availability is measured using expected versus actual SPS levels. Deviation Detection Models To maximize the power of SPS, we need reliable ways to find deviations in our actual stream starts relative to our expected stream starts. The following are a range of techniques that we have explored in detecting such deviations. Static Thresholds A common starting place when trying to detect change is to define a fixed boundary that characterizes normal behavior. This boundary can be described as a floor or ceiling which, if crossed, indicates a deviation from normal behavior. The simplicity of static thresholds makes them a popular choice when trying to detect a presence, or increase, in a signal. For example, detecting when there is an increase in CPU usage:   Example where a static threshold could be used to help detect high CPU usage   However, static thresholds are insufficient in accurately capturing deviations in oscillating signals. For example, a static threshold would not be suitable for accurately detecting a drop in SPS due to its oscillating nature. Exponential Smoothing Another technique that can be used to detect deviations is to use an exponential smoothing function, such as exponential moving average, to compute an upper or lower threshold that bounds the original signal. These techniques assign exponentially decreasing weights as the observations get older. The benefit of this approach is that the bound is no longer static and can “move” with the input signal, as shown in the image below:   Example of data smoothing using moving average   Another benefit is that exponential smoothing techniques take into account all past observations. In addition, exponential smoothing requires only the most recent observation to be kept. These aspects make it desirable for real-time alerting. Double Exponential Smoothing To detect a change in SPS behavior, we use Double Exponential Smoothing (DES) to define an upper and lower boundary that captures the range of acceptable behavior. This technique includes a parameter that takes into account any trend in the data, which works well for following the oscillating trend in SPS. There are more advanced smoothing techniques, such as triple exponential smoothing, which also take into account seasonal trends. However, we do not use these techniques as we are interested in detecting a deviation in behavior over a short period of time which does not contain a pronounced seasonal trend.   Before creating a DES model one must first select values for the data smoothing factor and the trend smoothing factor. To visualize the effect these parameters have on DES, see this interactive visualization. The estimation of these parameters is crucial as they can greatly affect accuracy. While these parameters are typically determined by an individual's intuition or trial and error, we have experimented with data-driven approaches to automatically initialize them (motivated by Gardner [1]). We are able to apply those identified parameters to signals that share similar daily patterns and trends, for example SPS at the device level.   The image below shows an example where DES has been used to create a lower bound in an attempt to capture a deviation in normal behavior. Shortly after 18:00 there is a drop in SPS which crosses the DES threshold, alerting us to a potential issue with our service. By alerting on this drop, we can respond and take actions to restore service health.     While DES accurately identifies a drop in SPS, it is unable to predict when the system has recovered. In the example below, the sharp recovery of SPS at approximately 20:00 is not accurately modeled by DES causing it to underpredict and generate false alarms for a short period of time:     In spite of these shortcomings, DES has been an effective mechanism for detecting actionable deviations in SPS and other operational signals. Advanced Techniques   We have begun experimenting with Bayesian techniques in a stream mining setting to improve our ability to detect deviations in SPS. An example of this is Bayesian switchpoint detection and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) [2]. See [3] for a concise introduction to using MCMC for anomaly detection and [4] for Bayesian switchpoint detection.   Bayesian techniques offer some advantages over DES in this setting. Those familiar with probabilistic programming techniques know that the underlying models can be fairly complex, but they can be made to be non-parametric by drawing parameters from uniform priors when possible. Using the posteriors from such calculations as priors for the next iteration allows us to create models that evolve as they receive more data.   Unfortunately, our experiments with Bayesian anomaly detection have revealed downsides compared to DES. MCMC is significantly more computationally intensive than DES, so much so that some are exploiting graphics cards in order to reduce the run time [5], a common technique for computationally intensive processes [6]. Furthermore the underlying model is not as easily interpreted by a human due to the complexity of the parameter interactions. These limitations, especially the performance related ones, restrict our ability to apply these techniques to a broad set of metrics in real time.   Bayesian techniques, however, do not solve the entire problem of data stream mining in a non-stationary setting. There exists a rich field of research on the subject of real-time data stream mining [7]. MCMC is by design a batch process, though it can be applied in a mini-batch fashion. Our current research is incorporating learnings from the stream-mining community in stream classification and drift detection. Additionally, our Data Science and Engineering team has been working on an approach based on Robust Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to deal with high cardinality data. We’re excited to see what comes from this research in 2015. Conclusion We have streamlined production operations and improved availability by creating a single directional metric that indicates service health: SPS. We have experimented with and used a number of techniques to derive additional insight from this metric including threshold-based alerting, exponential and double exponential smoothing, and bayesian and stream mining approaches. SPS is the pulse of Netflix streaming, focusing the minds at Netflix on ensuring streaming is working when you want it to be.  
    Feb 06, 2015 715
  • 28 Jan 2015
    A little later than promised, Basis' Peak fitness tracker behaves more like the smartwatch it arguably should have been all along. Grab a newly released update for the wearable and it'll give you a heads-up on calls, meetings and messages from your Android smartphone or iPhone. It's not as sophisticated as most smartwatches (even less expensive devices like the Pebble will show much more), but it should make sure that you aren't caught unawares when a friend texts you in mid-workout. There's also a useful upgrade in store if you're solely focused on improving your exercise routine. Basis' latest mobile app lets you export as much fine-grained sensor data as you can handle -- if you want all heart rates measured since the first time you strapped that Peak on your wrist, you can get them. While neither update is likely to sway you toward the Peak if you weren't already sold on it, they're definitely big treats if you're an existing owner.
    514 Posted by Old Bastard
  • A little later than promised, Basis' Peak fitness tracker behaves more like the smartwatch it arguably should have been all along. Grab a newly released update for the wearable and it'll give you a heads-up on calls, meetings and messages from your Android smartphone or iPhone. It's not as sophisticated as most smartwatches (even less expensive devices like the Pebble will show much more), but it should make sure that you aren't caught unawares when a friend texts you in mid-workout. There's also a useful upgrade in store if you're solely focused on improving your exercise routine. Basis' latest mobile app lets you export as much fine-grained sensor data as you can handle -- if you want all heart rates measured since the first time you strapped that Peak on your wrist, you can get them. While neither update is likely to sway you toward the Peak if you weren't already sold on it, they're definitely big treats if you're an existing owner.
    Jan 28, 2015 514