Why Computers Can't Count Sometimes
- Published on Nov 12, 2018
- Sometimes, numbers on sites like TVclip and Twitter jump up and down; subscriber counts lag, like-counts bounce all over the place. Why is it so hard for computers to count? To answer that, we need to talk about threading, eventual consistency, and caching.
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