This is VK/KittenPHP-DB-Engine project, consisting of efficient PHP-to-C++ translator called "KPHP" or "KittenPHP", and several auxiliary high-performance "engines" (specialized non-relational databases), needed for its deployment.
It has been developed since 2009 mostly by Vkontakte Ltd, operator of social network VK.COM, and thoroughfully tested in high-performance enviroments, until a version useful for the general public was obtained. Fulfilling several previously given public promises, this version is now released for public use under GPL/LGPL terms.
Source code is licensed mostly under GPL version 2 or later (see file LICENSE for the full text and file GPLv2 for list of all authors).
Some portions are licensed under LGPL version 2 or later (see file LICENSE.LGPL for the full text and file LGPLv2 for list of all authors). These are the files which might be later used to create a library, useful for all engines as well as any other future third-party projects.
Each source file should have a header describing its license (GPL or LGPL) and precise list of contributors. If no such header is present, GPLv2 (or later) is assumed, as described in files GPLv2 and LICENSE.
How schools kill creativity
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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A federal judge has struck down an FAA-imposed fine against drone operators, ruling there's no legal way to prevent the commercial use of small unmanned aerial vehicles. The FAA can issue an emergency rule that bans small drones if it chooses to appeal the decision
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What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe
When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.
The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use
The clear comparison is the music industry, which was hit hard by piracy in the '90s and took decades to respond. "Before there was iTunes, before there was Spotify, people were put in that situation where they were basically forced to do the wrong thing, sharing files," Peters says. Now, if an aspiring producer wants to leak a song to the web but keep control of it, they can drop it on Soundcloud. Any blog can embed the player, and the artist can disable it whenever they want. And as Google has proved with YouTube, it's easy to drop ads or "buy here" links into that embed. "We've seen what YouTube's done with monetizing their embed capabilities," Peters says. "I don't know if that's going to be appropriate for us or not." But as long as the images are being taken as embeds rather than free-floating files, the company will have options.
These Rescue Dogs' Before And After Photos Prove Love Is All You Need
Take these 14 rescue dogs that were abused, neglected and even left for dead. They could've easily lost their fights, but thanks to some caring rescuers and loving homes, these pups went from down and out to on top of the world.
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Anchor quits: I can't be part of network 'that whitewashes' Putin's actions
Talking Wednesday night to CNN's Anderson Cooper, Wahl said the idea she did this "for personal gain ... couldn't be farther from the truth." She said she'd "hesitated to speak on this for a while for fear of repercussion," but decided to act now based on her belief "the propagandist nature of RT (had come) out in full force" over its coverage of the Ukraine crisis.
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5 ways to listen better
In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.
'Transformers 4' Trailer Has Dinobots and Mark Wahlberg In It
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The paradox of choice
Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
The World's Oldest Person Turned 116 Today
Japan's 114-year-old Misao Okawa, center, poses with her 2-month-old great-grandson Hibiki Okawa along with the Guinness World Records certificate at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan, on Feb. 27, 2013.
OperationSAFE is on JustCoz!
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10 Amazing Google Earth and Maps Discoveries
Today, it's easy to be an explorer — all you need is a computer, access to satellite technology and a sense of adventure. Google makes it even simpler with Google Earth and Google Maps, letting you travel virtually to any place in the world with just a click of your mouse.
These Sexist Vintage Ads Would Be Totally Unacceptable Today
We often yearn for a simpler time. You know, back when we didn't all have a smartphone, two e-mail addresses, and a laptop to keep us distracted at all times.
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How Much Does it Cost to Build the World's Hottest Startups?
Could $100,000 and the right developer skills make you an overnight billionaire? How much does it really take to build a product like Twitter or Instagram? With mobile development agencies and product incubators on the rise and more corporate “labs” spinning out each day, there’s no shortage of talent to help you build the next great Web or mobile app.
35 Innovators Under 35 | 2013 | MIT Technology Review
This project takes months of effort. It begins with nominations from the public and MIT Technology Review editors. People who have been selected by our publishing partners as local Innovators Under 35 in several regions worldwide are also considered. The editors go through the hundreds of candidates and select fewer than 100 finalists, all of whom will be younger than 35 on October 1. A panel of judges rates the finalists on the originality and impact of their work. Finally, the editors take the judges’ scores into account to select the group.
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The happy secret to better work
We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.
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WIRED Space Photo of the Day - Wired Science
In this stunning picture of the giant galactic nebula NGC 3603, the crisp resolution of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures various stages of the life cycle of stars in one single view. To the upper left of center is the evolved blue supergiant called Sher 25. The star has a unique circumstellar ring of glowing gas that is a galactic twin to the famous ring around the supernova 1987A. The grayish-bluish color of the ring and the bipolar outflows (blobs to the upper right and lower left of the star) indicates the presence of processed (chemically enriched) material. Near the center of the view is a so-called starburst cluster dominated by young, hot Wolf-Rayet stars and early O-type stars. A torrent of ionizing radiation and fast stellar winds from these massive stars has blown a large cavity around the cluster. The most spectacular evidence for the interaction of ionizing radiation with cold molecular-hydrogen cloud material are the giant gaseous pillars to the right of the cluster. These pillars are sculptured by the same physical processes as the famous pillars Hubble photographed in the M16 Eagle Nebula.
5 Facebook Marketing Resources You’re Not Using Yet
Facebook's official marketing page shares tips and resources to guide your business in becoming more marketing-savvy on the platform. The page posts events and updates users with the latest in Facebook marketing news. Keep an eye out for webinar and live Q&A announcements that train Facbeook page admins to connect with fans and reach wider audiences. Plus, Facebook constantly seeks engagement from its users, asking for feedback and case studies surrounding your business.
This Wearable Robot Lifts 110 Pounds In Each Hand
The days of idling wishing for a wearable robot are gone. Researchers at the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory in San Giuliano Terme, Italy, have created a "robo-suit" that is capable of lifting 50 kilograms (110 pounds) with each of its arms.
Texas Man Tries to Beat Ellen's Selfie Record, Wins Either Way
Around the same time as the Simpson's tweet went out, Terry Shipman, a small business owner from Beaumont, Texas, with almost no followers jokingly tweeted that he wanted to break the record as well. He posted a picture of himself at home on a couch with his two dogs and added a few simple words: "Let's see if we can beat the Oscar re-tweets."
Filmmaker Creates Beautiful Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman
As the 20 minute video nears it's conclusion, Slain includes a voice over of the actor — not in character, the man himself — explaining his belief that, "You have to be able to enter into the world and realize that the richness in life is all the thrill and joy in it, but also the disappointment and hurt and heartache. And all of that is what's great."
Oscar Mayer iPhone device wakes you up to the smell of bacon
Announced earlier today by Oscar Mayer , the Wake Up and Smell the Bacon dongle plugs into the bottom of your iOS device and fires out a scented bacon spray in the morning as you are emerging from bed. The dongle works with a companion alarm application in order to correctly time the release of the bacon spray. In addition to the bacon odor, the companion app also plays the sound of cooking bacon to accompany the smell. Of course, this could also lead to a massive amount of disappointment each morning since there’s no actual bacon being prepared for breakfast.
22 File-Sharing Tools for Easy Collaboration
Hightail provides online file sharing and storage, with the ability to send files up to 2GB, and share, edit and update project folders with clients and colleagues. With unlimited file storage you can use the provided mobile and desktop apps to access your files wherever you are. Security is paramount, with password protection, identity verification and file tracking, along with 128-bit SSL encryption in transit and 256-bit AES encryption at rest. Mobile file sharing gives you direct access to your projects, with any changes updated instantly, data encryption to and from your device, and the ability to digitally sign documents on your mobile or tablet.
Getty makes photo collection available to bloggers free of charge - The Next Web
Getty Images has announced that a new embedding feature launched on its website today will make some 35 million images available for non-commercial use to anyone who wants them. That means bloggers—even ones that get revenue from Google ads—can use Getty’s trove of stock images free of charge.
The 'Snowden Phone' Will Encrypt All Your Calls and Texts
FreedomPop , a company that sells free wireless service, is launching a phone — formally called the Private Phone — that will secure all voice calls and texts with 128-bit encryption. It also provides VPN for anonymous web browsing. Since it runs on FreedomPop's network, which makes use of some of Sprint's unused capacity, the company is letting users change their phone number whenever they want.
The Best Social Media Platforms for Your Business
If your company is just starting out on the Web and need to pick a few social media networks to rule over, here is our guide to choosing the best platform(s) for your business, and how to make the most out of them.
Behold Arscoin, our own custom cryptocurrency!
Today, it's essentially impossible to mine Bitcoin using an ordinary consumer-grade computer—and the same will eventually become true of other successful altcoins. This is where the “pump and dump” strategy of newer altcoins comes into play. Had we wanted to profit from Arscoin, we would simply pre-mine a huge batch of coins (or give certain people, like ourselves, early access to the system). Over time, the earliest people with the fastest hardware benefit the most. But because we chose scrypt as our hashing algorithm rather than SHA-256, you don't need special ASIC-based hardware just to keep your head above water.
Typography-Themed Desks Will Make You Hate Open Offices Less
Challand's design is a much more original attempt to make modern offices livelier than, say, throwing in a foosball table. You can sit in an A-shaped desk, feeling like you’re at the prow of a ship, or in the smooth curve of a D, far more comfortable than being boxed into a traditional cubicle. If open offices looked as cool as this, maybe we wouldn't all hate them so much.
BRAIN Initiative Gets a Boost from Obama's Budget Proposal
President Obama's 2015 Budget proposes to double federal funding for the BRAIN Initiative from $100 million to $200 million.
HOW MANY Stars In Our Galaxy Host Alien Worlds!?
From the Spitzer Science Center. While astronomers have identified over 500 planets around other stars, they're all too small and distant to fill even a single pixel in our most powerful telescopes. That's why science must rely on art to help us imagine these strange new worlds. From Spitzer Space Telescope. Even without pictures of these exoplanets, astronomers have learned many things that can be illustrated in artwork. For instance, measurements of the temperatures of many "Hot Jupiters," massive worlds orbiting very close to their stars, hint that their atmospheres may be as dark as soot, glowing only from their own heat. While "Hot Jupiters" would be relatively dark in visible light, compared to their stars, their brightness is proportionally much greater in the infrared. Illustrating this dramatic contrast change helps explain why the infrared eye of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope plays a key role in studying exoplanets. As our understanding evolves, so must the artwork. Astronomers found a blazing hot spot on the exoplanet Upsilon Andromedae b that at first, appeared to face towards its star.
'Newsweek' Claims Bitcoin Creator Is 64 and Lives With His Mom
Newsweek 's Leah McGrath Goodman claims to have tracked down Satoshi Nakamoto — yes, that's apparently his real name — after talking with a multiple developers who worked with Nakamoto in the early days of Bitcoin. She also dug into registration cards for U.S. citizens, consulted with forensics analysts and talked with Nakamoto's family, who expressed surprise at the revelations, but seemed to feel it fit his character.
Responding to senator’s bid to ban Bitcoin, congressman calls for cash ban
By way of background, a physical dollar bill is a printed version of a dollar note issued by the Federal Reserve and backed by the ephemeral “full faith and credit” of the United States. Dollar bills have gained notoriety in relation to illegal transactions; suitcases full of dollars used for illegal transactions were recently featured in popular movies such as American Hustle and Dallas Buyers Club , as well as the gangster classic, Scarface , among others. Dollar bills are present in nearly all major drug busts in the United States and many abroad. According to the US Department of Justice study, “Crime in the United States,” more than $1 billion in cash was stolen in 2012, of which less than 3% was recovered. The United States’ Dollar was present by the truck load in Saddam Hussein’s compound, by the carload when Noriega was arrested for drug trafficking, and by the suitcase full in the Watergate case.
Djokovic and Murray Serve Up Laughs With Mid-Match Selfie
The two took part in an exhibition match at Madison Square Garden to promote World Tennis Day. Since the match had no real implications, the normally fierce competitors were relaxed and full of antics in order to entertain the fans.
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A Fuel-Efficient Big Rig From Walmart That Looks Like a Smushed Corvette | Autopia | Wired.com
Efficiency counts when you have one of the world’s largest commercial truck fleets. That’s why Walmart has developed a new big rig that uses a radical design to increase airflow and cut fuel use.
Clear – Tasks & To-Do List
I've tried quite a few "to-do" and organizational apps over the years. The problem was most of them felt too much like random to-do lists. Clear is super because it utilizes three levels of organization--at the heart of the app are "clearable" category lists that you can intuitively interact with like swiping to cross out a completed item or dragging to reorder items as you prioritize. Additionally, the items in each category list and the category lists themselves are light to dark color coded, again super intuitive that the most urgent are the darkest in color and at the top. The best features I have enjoyed are complete and seamless iCloud updating and integration--changing any Clear list on my iPhone syncs immediately to my MacBook. I am able to update all my lists on the fly as well whether I'm on my Mac or on the go with my iPhone. This is a must get app for people who want the best mobile organizational app!
Realistic Barbie Doll Is Ready to Prove Average Is Beautiful
Lammily was created by Nickolay Lamm, an artist known online for his digital visualizations. Lammily's Normal Barbie series took the measurements of the average American woman and compared them to the famous plastic doll. After the positive response Lamm saw with the images, he decided to create a real doll that would better represent an ordinary body type.
Fast Company Innovation Uncensored
Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored is for anyone with a mind for modern business. Executives, inventors, strategists, designers, marketers and creatives of all stripes. They’ll all be there – both on stage and in the crowd – offering inspiration, insights, and amazing connections.
With talented speakers and revolutionary business solutions, Innovation Uncensored brings the best of Fast Company to life on-stage. Be prepared to connect with a crowd you want to know, and for the rush of extraordinary ideas that will turn your company into an innovation machine.