Marc Andreessen tweets concerns of high cash burn rates at startups

Andreessen Horowitz partner Marc Andreessen (also a founder of Netscape) recently released a series of 18 tweets regarding his concerns over cash burn rates at startups. He wrote his tweets as he agreed with a man named Bill Gurley, who told the Wall Street Journal that Silicon Valley “is taking on an excessive amount of risk right now.”

Here is the text from Mr. Andreessen’s 18 tweets:

Creating a Thread (and Runnable) in Scala

I ran into a strange problem this weekend where I noticed a huge difference between the way a Scala Future and a Thread worked for the exact same problem. I think I’m pretty aware of the obvious differences between futures and threads, so this really caught me by surprise. If/when I figure out why there was such a difference in behavior for the given problem I’ll post that information here.

Scala packaging and import examples

This article is a collection of Scala packaging and import examples. I created most of these examples when I was writing the Scala Cookbook. I share them here without much discussion, but for more examples and discussion, please check out the Cookbook.

Packages imported by default

By default, three packages are implicitly imported for you:

Scala object examples

This article is a collection of Scala “object” examples. I put the word object in quotes there because it has at least two meanings in Scala. In the first meaning, just like Java, an object is an instance of a class.

In its second meaning, Scala has an object keyword, and using that keyword lets you do a variety of things, including creating a main method to launch your application, to create the equivalent of Java’s static methods, and also to create something called a companion object.

Comparison of the 2015 Subaru Outback vs Forester

I recently went into a Subaru dealership to buy a 2015 Subaru Forester. I currently live in Colorado, and may move back to Alaska, so it’s important to me to have an all-wheel drive vehicle for either winter experience. Although I went into the dealership to buy a Forester, I ended up buying an Outback. As a result of that experience I thought I’d share what I learned about the two cars.

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