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We have lots to share today! First, Expedia buys Orbitz for $1.6 billion. This is news more because it is so rare to see purchases of that magnitude. There are a few good articles on some advanced concepts, the central limit theorem, bayes theorem and paxos, a consensus algorithm. These concepts drive a lot of things that power some of your favorite sites, so give them a read. We also have a number of articles in the data category. Ayende @ Rahien continues the performance series, this time looking at faceting data. Netflix also gives us a primer on how they determine what is trending.

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We start with Seth Godin talking about sunk costs, but more in the personal decisions space. Mozilla brings us a post about NetGain and the open internet. There are two startup related articles, but they can really apply to almost any business. First, Martin Buberl tells us why every startup should have a culture manifesto. If you have ever worked in a small company or startup, you will realize how critical culture is. And Geoff Ralston talks about startup priorities and how to calculate their importance.

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Today we have more security related stories than normal. Google decides to partner with Microsoft to fight false positives in the antivirus industry. Tech Crunch reports on the bad side of things when a security researcher dumps 10 million real passwords. Probably my favorite story of the day is about automating Tinder with eigenfaces. With advanced concepts, you can do some amazing things.

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Two fairly big announcements for today. Apple releases Swift 1.2, which hopefully makes some developers happier. Google decides to move to HTTP/2 and away from SPDY. Much of the SPDY improvements are part of HTTP/2, so this is probably a good thing. There are a few good articles in the performance section below, all of them are worth a solid review.

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One of the more interesting articles from this weekend is the announcement of Ecuador rolling out its own digital currency. I am definitely curious to see how this evolves. Julia Evans describes her understanding of A/A testing for machine learning. Soroush Pour explains the difference between concurrency and parallelism in Go using Monte Carlo simulations as the example.

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