Didn't they already do this??
Didn't they already do this??
I stopped reading this thread when I saw "blaw
(somewhat paraphrased conversation between CS Lewis and JRR Tolkein relayed by Humphrey Carpenter that I like)
CS Lewis: "Myths are lies and therefore worthless, even though breathed through silver."
JRR Tolkein: "They are not lies. Far from being lies they were the best way — sometimes the only way — of conveying truths that would otherwise remain inexpressible. We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily toward the true harbor, whereas materialistic "progress" leads only to the abyss and the power of evil."
anyhow - read Joseph Pearce's article on the conversation and back story
too lazy to login
actually thinking about this more
the overall point being that every belief system has some degree of "evidence" and there's always some amount of faith involved in accepting said "evidence" and there's still a lot that we don't know.
It has to do with honesty and the perception that the person you're talking to has your best interest at heart. People are generally pretty good at smelling a rat, and if your engineer is in the same boat as your customer - then there's a trust that's there that's generally pretty easy to work with. The problem breaks down if the engineer or sales person doesn't have a broader view of the coming problems, or architecture changes that might be necessary as this typically comes from pure experience.
Working for a large consulting arm of a large (now mostly defunct) technical company
of course you could also just cross-mount NFS, or setup a central networked fileserver
I played a bit with zfs-fuse too for doing this sort of thing (along with native zfs on opensolaris), but with a stall in cross platform development here i ended up upgrading my pools and obsoleting the fuse versions
The real thing missing that Solaris engineers took pretty seriously at a time (IMHO) is kernel panics and kernel debugging. Shapiro and Cantrill's work on mdb (and later DTrace) was huge at helping developers prove or identify key behavioural (and philosophical) aspects of the kernel and develop fixes pretty quickly. It also helped to identify key parts of the kernel that could be stripped out to prevent the amount of bloat that's quickly creeping into linux
just a thought
I see Cantrill just updated this page yesterday
I don't even know why Sun paid a billion for it in the first place.
yeah - you can see the remnants of the original building from the older looking roof - i believe the windvane is still on top there
It looks like much of the connecting area between the laboratory and the tower where the tunnels/connections should be are now filled in
You make a good point. Although people use open source programs and OSs for many different reasons poverty is one reason that some folks use open source materials.
stinginess is the main reason for me personally
but OSS isn't without it's share of frustrations too - i'm reminded of the many times i've caught myself before kicking in my old pentium servers after multiple complex kernel hacks trying to get poorly written and undocumented driver code to compile cleanly