Administrivia: Expect no posts until at least 2016-10-07, I'll be on vacation.
- Air travel is changing fast. Gone are the days of the super-jumbos: the A380 is not super popular and the iconic 747 is on its way out. Boeing seems to have called it correctly with the troubled 787 doing well commercially and the new 737 MAX can save enough fuel and fly from less popular airports to make a $69 transatlantic ticket possible.
- "A critique of Rust's std::collections" made the rounds. The critique was itself critiqued at HN and /r/rust (including the author of the HashMap in question).
- LA will soon be battery powered.
- Continuing the disaggregation of all markets everywhere: Real estate. Point does ... something to aggregate real estate investment (HN comments) and AirBNB will hook you up with a superhost to manage your property (HN comments).
- Someone is learning to take down the internet. I'm sure it'll all be fine. Not directly related but this tale of DDoS has a little nugget about 'defensive BGP hijacking' that sparked a bit of debate on nanog, leading to some more details on the hows and whys.
- "Renovations" is the best/worst euphemism yet.
- As much of an Elon Musk fanboy as I am, I'm still uncomfortably excited about Bezos' future giant rocket plans. 'Future' is definitely the operative word here as Blue Origin's current rocket is about the height of the Flacon 9 landing legs and as SpaceX has shown the way to an operative orbial launch vehicle is paved with rapid unscheduled disassemblies. Still, competition means cheaper launches means interplanetary species. Bring it on.