Researchers have built the fastest random number generator by firing a laser into a translucent semionductor shaped like a bowtie and measuring the fluctuations in the intensity of the resulting scattered beam, at a rate of 250 terahertz.
Over on Bplans, Jennifer Quinn from Irish software company Phorest Salon Software describes the steps involved in setting clear & actionable goals for your business. The article covers everything from SWOT to SMART to KPIs to habits, and hopefully on to success if you follow tese great tips.
A very non-intuitive UI resulted in a Citibank sub-contractor accidentally repaying a $500m to creditors instead of transferring the money to another account, despite the process being signed off by two other superiors.
The University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance created a Bitcoin Electricity Consumption index, including a neat dashboard showing a mining map and comparing the consumption of electricity by the Bitcoin network with those of countries, and boiling all the kettles in the UK and the EU, among other comparisons.
Jared Mauch, a network architect at Akamai, couldn't get good broadband at his home in Scio Township in Michigan other than wireless internet . Comcast quoted him $50,000 to lay the cables to his house, so he decided to do it himself.