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NewsCOBOL turns 60: Why it will outlive us all Pin
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NewsGoogle is open-sourcing a tool for data scientists to help protect private information Pin
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News1.71 billion websites now exist; most are dead Pin
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What a silly title.

It's like saying "139 billion people now exist, but most are dead".

What they obviously mean is that 1.71bn domain names have been registered.

Given the amount of redirection (e.g. by companies who register the .com, .net, .org, etc, versions of a site), we can probably cut that down by 10-15%.

Given the number of "Get your own site for 50c!" special offers per year, encouraging people to register domains that they will never do anything with, another 15-20%.

Given the number of people who have a *Great Idea!* that will make them the next Internet billionaire, but who come to realise that there's work involved in that, and give up, another 2-4%.

Given the number of "I want to show the world how creative/clever/artistic I am!" web-sites that are abandoned after a few weeks, when people realise that having two mediocre ideas per lifetime does not make you a genius, another 10-15%.

Given the number of people who thought it would be easy to maintain a web-site, but end up deciding that it's not worth all the work, another 10-15%.

Then there are companies who went out of business, companies that never really existed (very common, on the web), and other failed enterprises -- 10-15%, perhaps more.

So that means that somewhere between a tenth and half of sites with unique domain names actually "exist".

Don't count the dead with the living; you'll be at it all day.
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NewsAll languages, however different, convey information at the same rate Pin
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NewsSpending on AI systems set to surge and consultants are going to thrive Pin
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NewsThe Great Queen's Problem Solved Pin
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NewsNavigating the .NET ecosystem Pin
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