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Digital Evolution with Joel Lehman, Dusan Misevic, and Jeff Clune

Evolutionary algorithms can generate surprising, effective solutions to our problems. Evolutionary algorithms are often let loose within a simulated environment. The algorithm is given a

Hacking Your Short-Term Rental with Jeremy Galloway

If you have ever stayed in a short-term rental (like an Airbnb, HomeAway, or CouchSurfing), you have probably used the wifi network at that rental property. Why wouldn’t you? It’s no

Postgres Sharding and Scalability with Marco Slot

Relational databases have been popular since the 1970s, but in the last 20 years the amount of data that applications need to collect and store has skyrocketed. The raw cost to store

Necto: Build an ISP with Adam Montgomery

In the tech industry, we have all grown to fear “lock-in.” Lock-in is a situation in which you have no choice but to pay a certain provider for some aspect of your computer services.

Bitcoin Lightning Network with Jameson Lopp

Big blocks or small blocks: this is the fundamental question of Bitcoin scalability. The argument for big blocks is also known as “on-chain scalability.” Under this strategy, each