4 Features of Python 3.9 That You Can’t Take Your Eyes Off

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Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It is widely popular for a plethora of tasks due to its flexible nature and ease of use. Python has also managed to beat other programming languages such as Java, which were once upon a time, the world’s favorite. In fact, the extent
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How to Make iPhone with iOS 13 Faster

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After the recent iOS upgrading to version 13, many older iPhones such as iPhone 8 turn to be running slower, although there are many new features. New features and functions use more CPU/GPU/memory and the iOS may run slower. But are there any methods to make it run faster? After quite some research and testing,
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Why do I need to run latex/bibtex three times to make everything look good?

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Why does latex need to be executed 3 times like following? pdflatex main.tex bibtex main pdflatex main.tex pdflatex main.tex Copied from https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/53235/why-does-latex-bibtex-need-three-passes-to-clear-up-all-warnings. The reason is as follows: 1, At the first latex run, all cite{…} arguments are written in the file document.aux. 2, At the bibtex run, this information is taken by bibtex and the
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What are the best academic citation tool

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What is the best academic citation tool does anyone help? Here, we list 2 choices that are open source, or free, or have free plans. Zotero Zotero is open source and developed by an independent, nonprofit organization. Zotero can help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. Zotero can automatically senses research on the web.
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When should the authors anonymize themselves in a paper submitted to a conference for review?

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When should the authors anonymize themselves in a paper submitted to a conference for review? Several general concepts: Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work (peers). — Wikipedia Single-blind describes experiments where information that could introduce bias or otherwise skew the
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Random string password generator in Scala

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Managing our research cluster, I frequently need to generate some string for new users’ password. How to generate them automatically and randomly in Scala? The passwords need characters ‘a’ – ‘z’, ‘A’ – ‘Z’ and ‘0’ – ‘9’ only. This piece of code works very well for me: def randomString(len: Int): String = { val
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Consistency models for distributed systems

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Which are the consistency models used for distributed systems? Papers that survey the consistency models Robert C. Steinke and Gary J. Nutt. 2004. A unified theory of shared memory consistency. J. ACM 51, 5 (September 2004), 800-849. DOI=10.1145/1017460.1017464 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1017460.1017464 David Mosberger. 1993. Memory consistency models. SIGOPS Oper. Syst. Rev. 27, 1 (January 1993), 18-26. DOI=10.1145/160551.160553
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SQL layers on NoSQL databases

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What are the SQL layer solution over NoSQL databases such as key/value stores? Phoenix: A SQL layer on HBase: https://github.com/forcedotcom/phoenix They also show some performance results: https://github.com/forcedotcom/phoenix/wiki/Performance F1 – The Fault-Tolerant Distributed RDBMS Supporting Google’s Ad Business: http://research.google.com/pubs/pub38125.html With F1, we have built a novel hybrid system that combines the scalability, fault tolerance, transparent sharding,
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How to convert Managed Solution into Unmanaged for On-Premise CRM organisation?

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Solution is very important part of Dynamics CRM. In order to deploy your customization, solution is the only bridge which help you to achieve your goal. There are two types of solutions available in CRM: Managed and Unmanaged. Managed Solutions: This is the solutions that you can import and publish only. You neither export it nor you can
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Software Engineering Advice from Building Large-Scale Distributed Systems by Jeff Dean

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Software Engineering Advice from Building Large-Scale Distributed Systems by Jeff Dean. You can download the slides from Software Engineering Advice from Building Large-Scale Distributed Systems by Jeff Dean. These slides contain the "Numbers everyone should know" which everyone working on systems should be familiar with. Numbers Everyone Should Know L1 cache reference 0.5 ns Branch
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Installing ns-2 and ns-3 on Fedora Linux

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ns is a discrete-event network simulator targeted primarily for research and educational use. There are two version of ns, ns-2 and ns-3, which are quite different with each other in the implementation and method to use them. In this post, we introduce how to install ns-2 and ns-3 on Fedora Linux 15. Install ns-2.34 on
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An I/O Performance Comparison Between loopback Backed and blktap Backed Xen File-backed VBD

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I have done some I/O performance benchmark test of Xen DomU. For easier management, some of our DomU VMs are using file-backed VBDs. Previously, our VMs are using Loopback-mounted file-backed VBDs. But blktap-based support are recommended by Xen community. Before considering changing from loopback based VBD to blktap based VBD, I have done this performance
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Storage Architecture and Challenges by Andrew Fikes at Google Faculty Summit 2010

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Storage Architecture and Challenges in Faculty Summit, July 29, 2010, by Andrew Fikes, Principal Engineer. Download PDF (from archive.org). This slides introduces some of Google’s storage systems with insights and discussion of problems.

Large-scale Data Storage and Processing System in Datacenters

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Research on Cloud Computing has made big progresses and many excellent large-scale systems have been designed in recent years. I compiled a list of some large-scale data storage and processing systems in datacenters as follows. Storage systems Google File System (GFS): http://research.google.com/archive/gfs.html HDFS implementation: https://hadoop.apache.org/docs/r2.7.2/hadoop-project-dist/hadoop-hdfs/HdfsDesign.html Colossus (GFS2): Colossus: Successor to the Google File System (GFS)
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Conference Ranking by Average Number of Citations in the Last 5 Years, 2012

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I am trying to find out the top conferences that have the largest average number of citations in the last 5 years on the Internet but fail to find one. However, there are many rankings about the overall citations and numbers of publications. Hence, it is not hard to calculate the average number of citations
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Hadoop Installation Tutorial (Hadoop 1.x)

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Update: If you are new to Hadoop and trying to install one. Please check the newer version: Hadoop Installation Tutorial (Hadoop 2.x). Hadoop mainly consists of two parts: Hadoop MapReduce and HDFS. Hadoop MapReduce is a programming model and software framework for writing applications, which is an open-source variant of MapReduce that is initially designed
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Reading List for Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing

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Understanding the literature is usually the first step to do research, which is the same for systems research on cloud computing. A reading list may help a lot to those that just start in cloud computing research. Prof. Lin Gu, my PhD supervisor, compiled a reading list for system research on cloud computing. The reading
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Conferences on Cloud Computing 2013

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This post lists important conferences related to Cloud Computing in year 2013. SOSP 2013 SOSP’13: The 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles. November 3-6, 2013, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Pennsylvania. The biennial ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles is the world’s premier forum for researchers, developers, programmers, and teachers of computer systems technology. Academic and
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