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    Holy click bait Batman! I seriously struggled to understand what this article was talking about until I hit an arxiv link.

    For more than 30 years computer scientists have worked to build a better streaming algorithm. Last fall a team of researchers invented one that is just about perfect.

    I just about up and quit my job after I read that some researchers who invented the best ever “streaming algorithm”.

    For those of you who didn’t read fully past this inflammatory intro text, it’s referring to a paper published by some researchers on how to do more efficient stream-based clustering. So all you folks working on the other universe of streaming algorithms (deduplication/set algebra, online model training, time series forecasting, and anomaly detection), you’re jobs are yet secured.

    Very sorry for the sarcasm here, I just cannot believe how curiously spammy this author’s writing style and title selection are.

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      The paper in question is https://arxiv.org/abs/1604.01357