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Stevey’s Google Platforms Rant

I was at Amazon for about six and a half years, and now I’ve been at Google for that long. One thing that struck me immediately about the two companies — an impression that has been reinforced almost daily — is that Amazon does everything wrong, and Google does everything right. Sure, it’s a sweeping generalization, but a surprisingly accurate one. It’s pretty crazy. There are probably a hundred or even two hundred different ways you can compare the two companies, and Google is superior in all but three of them, if I recall correctly. I actually did a spreadsheet at one point but Legal wouldn’t let me show it to anyone, even though recruiting loved it.
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关于brutal force和计算

长期的一个误区是:Brutal force不是一个好的思考方向,如果可能,先想想其它可能。

实际上,计算机最擅长的,就是按简单规律的重复计算。怎样高效地简单计算,那是解决很多计算机问题的关键所在。

如果都希望问题归结为数学,那是不现实的。

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