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How Microsoft emerged from the darkness to embrace the cloud

Microsoft stock hit all-time highs this week, a reflection of investor confidence in Nadella’s pivot away from flagging consumer services like smartphones and toward business software delivered on the web. A company that for much of the 2000s tried in vain to fashion itself in the model of Apple or Google found a better target in its back yard in Amazon.com.

How Microsoft emerged from the darkness to embrace the cloud




Whoosh - python full text search

Whoosh is a library of classes and functions for indexing text and then searching the index. It allows you to develop custom search engines for your content. For example, if you were creating blogging software, you could use Whoosh to add a search function to allow users to search blog entries.


Lego Imperial Star Destroyer Tyrant

The Tyrant is over 56 inches (1.4m) long and weighs approximately 70 lbs (32kg) with a full load (the interior adds a lot of weight). That makes it about 20 inches longer -- and quite a few times heavier -- than the classic LEGO UCS version.

Lego Imperial Star Destroyer Tyrant

Lego Imperial Star Destroyer Tyrant

Lego Imperial Star Destroyer Tyrant

Lego Imperial Star Destroyer Tyrant

Lego Imperial Star Destroyer Tyrant



Bill Gates' Holiday Books 2016

Bill Gates shares his book recommendations for 2016. The list includes “String Theory” by David Foster Wallace, “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight, “The Gene” by Siddhartha Mukherjee, “The Myth of the Strong Leader” by Archie Brown, and “The Grid” by Gretchen Bakke.