I believe that SSL keys are unique, too. It's math, not faith.
Good point. How long does it take to produce a new animal breed?
Domesticated silver foxes did not exist in 1959.
I was looking to improve some I/O performance by using aligned buffers and O_DIRECT and ran across this tirade from Torvalds:
"The thing that has always disturbed me about O_DIRECT is that the whole
interface is just stupid, and was probably designed by a deranged monkey
on some serious mind-controlling substances"
Really? I've been on the wrong end of 4 patents. On the other hand, my sister is a pathologist. Her patients never sue.
Yes. What a surprise that a year of marketing hype hasn't had a major effect on people's choices for what to do for the rest of their lives.
why not just have a glass of water, and mail a check to the coca cola bottling company separately?
That's called Dasani.
If you look at the college student he just posted about doing something, then the FBI convinced him to actually do it, then he was arrested. He was stupid, but its not clear he ever would have done anything without encouragement. He had no ties to terrorist groups, but the FBI can still show off how they "caught a terrorist" and you fell for it.
The energy density of gasoline is 100 X better than current batteries, so why even bring this up? The interesting number is cost of energy storage, Pumped hydro is cheaper than flywheels or batteries (and has terrible energy density) but is the best current choice for storing lots of energy.
Why batteries? Spin up a buried flywheel in a vacuum. Motor/generators for converting between mechanical and electrical energy can be close to 90% efficient.
One thing we need to do is pry open the BIOS. Why should we need a VGA and keyboard or serial port to configure the hardware? Why is initializing the memory interface a secret? We can't improve servers if the hardware is still tied to the original IBM PC.
Is OS X open? no. Is it put together in many different ways from parts from many different developers? no. Do we care whether it becomes a tightly integrated ball of proprietary software? no. So do you understand the issue? no.
Every language is influenced by Lisp.
I blame all that mercurochrome my mom put on my cuts when I was little.
Best not to assume that LEDs are better:
While we're at it let's eliminate the deduction for mortgage payments. Why are we preferring homeowners over renters? Homeowners tend to be the ones with kids who use more resources. That makes as much sense as disallowing payments required to hold a job.