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英文母語的人學習外語所需的時間

這個報導蠻有趣的:「A Map Showing How Much Time It Takes to Learn Foreign Languages: From Easiest to Hardest」。

文章裡分成這幾種:(扣除已經是母語的英語,Category 0)

  • Category I: 23-24 weeks (575-600 hours) Languages closely related to English
  • Category II: 30 weeks (750 hours) Languages similar to English
  • Category III: 36 weeks (900 hours) Languages with linguistic and/or cultural differences from English
  • Category IV: 44 weeks (1100 hours) Languages with significant linguistic and/or cultural differences from English
  • Category V: 88 weeks (2200 hours) Languages which are exceptionally difficult for native English speakers

其中時間最長的這部份引用一下:

Arabic
Cantonese (Chinese)
Mandarin (Chinese)
*Japanese
Korean
* Usually more difficult than other languages in the same category.

看到 zmx 貼了之前的連結,更確信 Uber 的問題不是技術問題了...

Twitter 上看到 zmx 提了一個連結,講 Uber 年初時貼的「How We Built Uber Engineering’s Highest Query per Second Service Using Go」這篇文章的問題:

對照最近的事情還蠻有趣的,尤其是這篇文章後面提到的,酸~爆~了~XDDD:

It is clear to me that the team at Uber under-engineered this problem. Thoughtfully designing this service could trim down the number of nodes by an order of magnitude and save hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. That may sound like pittance to a company valued at more than the GDP of Delaware, but in my eyes that’s the salaries of a few engineers and a few good engineers can go a long way. Maybe even further than the few extra Mercedes-Benz S-Classes they could add to their fleet from the money they could be saving...

先不提政治問題,上面提到的 Quadtree 算是簡單易懂的結構,好久沒看到這個資料結構了:

紐約公共圖書館放出十八萬張數位高畫質的數位資料

紐約公共圖書館這次放出了十八萬張數位資料,包括歷史照片、地圖以及信件:「The New York Public Library Lets You Download 180,000 Images in High Resolution: Historic Photographs, Maps, Letters & More」,圖書館官方的公告在「Free for All: NYPL Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse」這邊:

The release of more than 180,000 digitized items represents both a simplification and an enhancement of digital access to a trove of unique and rare materials: a removal of administration fees and processes from public domain content, and also improvements to interfaces — popular and technical — to the digital assets themselves.

除了可以在「NYPL Digital Collections」這邊搜尋下載外,還有 API 可以用:「The New York Public Library Digital Collections API」,在 GitHub 上也有工具可以使用:「Digital Collections Public Domain Item Data and Tools」。

而且這 18 萬張資料是完全的開放,不需要事先取得館方授權:

No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse!

將 public domain 的文物數位化,傳遞與保存變的更便利... (也讓做研究的人更容易取得資料)

Amazon EMR 可以在 Private Subnet 裡面執行了...

以前 Amazon EMR 都只能接著 Public IP 跑 (AWS 端會認這個 IP),現在可以丟進 Private Subnet 裡面跑:「New – Launch Amazon EMR Clusters in Private Subnets」。

看起來主要是半年前的功能的延伸。

在今年五月時 Amazon VPC 內有直通 Amazon S3 的介面,不需要再通過 Internet 處理:「Amazon VPC 的 Private Subnet 不需要透過 NAT 去 Amazon S3 抓資料了」。

不過這個架構上還是需要 NAT 連外 (連到 AWS 的系統溝通),不論是傳統的 NAT Instances 或是 NAT Gateways (參考先前的文章「AWS 推出 NAT Gateways」)。

emr_vpc_private_subnet_nat_2

總算是搬進內部網路了...

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