Offloading Webapp Computation

An interesting paper in the current ACM Transactions on the Web
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On Rockstar Developers

Spotted this week, a super interesting paper published by the ACM, ‘Unveiling Elite Developers’ Activities in Open Source Projects’
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DIY Cell Cracker

OK, so this is undoubtedly the coolest thing I’ve seen this week: The ElectroPen produces a five-millisecond burst of 2,000 volts, whereas a commercial machine can be tuned to different durations and voltages for various applications. But the ElectroPen is much more accessible: anyone can build their own for a few dollars to crack at least one cell type. “There is definitely a need for low-cost entry to be able to have everyone do those experiments,” du Jeu says.
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