Published on 2019-06-30
This is full week twentytwo!
This week convers everything from big astronomical (litterally) physics to the debt of the United States, springled with a bit of benchmarking in programming.
This post also marks the passing of the first half of the year!
2019-06-24 - Monday
Today I learned who doesn't use the internet in the EU. The article is from Forbes and highlights the quite amazing fact that equality in access to information isn't granted - either by choice or because of environmental factors. 16% is a high number in my eyes.
2019-06-25 - Tuesday
Today I learned about the financial state of Norwegian Airlines from this article - I would hate to see them go out of business as they are the provider of most our flighs, but it seems tight.
2019-06-26 - Wednesday
Today I learned about how dark energy - and the measurement of it - might result in changes to the theory about what the fate of out universe will be. This article has the details. I can't decide if I like Big Crunch or Big Rip better.
2019-06-27 - Thursday
Today I learned about the debt that the US ows to most of Asia - this article has some very disturbing details, but the most desturbing part is some of the quotes. Here from China, on the future of the US economy: "Rather than investing in U.S. government debt, it’s better to invest in some real assets." -- Ouch! That has to hurt... And Trump on the potential collaps: "Yeah, but I won’t be here" -- great leadership, fantastic legacy.
2019-06-28 - Friday
Today I learned about this overhead of
base64 encoding - especially assets in web pages. This article has some nice examples that compare sizes - but I think it is a little bit cheating to compare the original soze to the
gzip size as the original also should be compressed when in transit.
There is a point to be made though. Fewer assets will create less requests and therefore the communication overhead is smaller - that is a comparison I'd like to see!
2019-06-29 - Saturday
Today I learned about the performance of webassembly. This article describe how the apples compare to apples - this is the most real benchmark I've seen of webassembly and it is hopefully not the last.
2019-06-30 - Sunday