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Comment Re:Not bloody likely (Score 1) 738

Started when I was 19. I'm 66 now and still enjoying writing code.

Work from home full time and my employer is happy to have me. They know it's going to take one or 2 of their high valued experts to do the work I'm doing now.

If I'm slowing down, it's not apparent (to me).

Article doesn't apply to lots of us.

Comment Re:Assembly (Score 1) 897

And someone has to use it.

I do every day. Mainframe Assembler (z/OS) and I still manage to continue to abuse emacs in the process.

Mainframe Assembler with a nice set of structured programming macros. Nirvana!


Submission + - Myanmar Under Massive DDoS Attack (

An anonymous reader writes: With national elections just a few days away, a giant 15 Gbps DDoS has completely cut Myanmar off from the Internet (since Monday morning). Last time this happened, the military government severed country-wide Internet connectivity in an effort to block news of the Saffron revolution from getting out. This times it is unclear if it is the government or outside groups trying to disrupt Burma Internet communication. Apparently the attack is so large, that upstream ISPs have chosen to just drop all traffic to Myanmar Internet addresses space.
Operating Systems

Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 vs. Early Fedora 13 Benchmarks 157

Given that early benchmarks of the Lucid Lynx were less than encouraging, Phoronix decided to take the latest alpha out for a spin and has set it side-by-side with an early look at Fedora 13. "Overall, there are both positive and negative performance changes for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 in relation to Ubuntu 9.10. Most of the negative regressions are attributed to the EXT4 file-system losing some of its performance charm. With using a pre-alpha snapshot of Fedora 13 and the benchmark results just being provided for reference purposes, we will hold off on looking into greater detail at this next Red Hat Linux update until it matures."

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.