Monday, May 28, 2012

InfoQ:’s Journey to the Cloud

InfoQ:’s Journey to the Cloud

Amazon "retail" web sites have completely moved to its own Amazon Web Services (AWS).
In this informative talk there are very useful lessons how to effectively utilize "cloud".

No Skype, Angry Birds on Nokia Lumia 610 Windows Phone 7

Nokia Lumia 610 restricted from more Windows Phone apps - SlashGear

"Microsoft opened up Windows Phone to devices with lower specifications, prompting phones like the Lumia 610 with an 800Mhz processor and only 256MB of RAM to play with... Last week Nokia and Microsoft pulled Skype for the Lumia 610, but other apps including Angry Birds, PES 2012, and Tango refuse to install."

SpaceX Dragon, Case for Mars, 100 years Startship

Today I happened to listen three great podcasts about space exploration.
Very inspirational and educational.
One of takeaways is huge importance of "big goals",
and one unexpected and even more important:
importance of (time/money) constraints for such goals.

The guests of podcasts explained

  • success of first private rocket by SpaceX that reached International Space Station, for a fraction of cost usually required for similar tasks.
  • What does it take and how it feels like to be an astronaut
  • "The case for Mars", why it is important and how to "put a man on the Mars"
  • An attempt to send man to another star, by a scientist and former astronaut.

Dot Net Rocks podcast: Carl and Richard are Back in Space!

"Explorations" podcast by Dr Michio Kaku:
Guest 1: Astronaut Tom Jones, Topic: Astronauts in space
Guest 2: Dr. Robert Zubrin, Topic: On to Mars

OnPoint radio podcast: The 100 Year Starship
Dr. Mae Jemison was the first black woman in space. Now, she’s leading a wildly ambitious project: to achieve interstellar travel in the next 100 years.


Dr. Robert Zubrin: The Case for Mars

Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author, and popularizer of science. He’s the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), and continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory.