I clicked the link and here's what I got: "Server Error 500 - An unexpected error seems to have occurred. Why not try refreshing your page? Or you can contact us if the problem persists." with a cute parallax scrolling animation of GitHub logo falling down the Grand Canion. I've never seen 500 error on GitHub before.
Linus writes: "since I did a github account for my divelog thing, why not see how well it holds up to me just putting my whole kernel repo there too?"
Why not? Because you just broke GitHub! That's why!
And now let's all remain silent while the instant, distributed, cpu-intensive, encrypted https slashdotting of GitHub starts in 3... 2... 1...
I wrote: This is the only place where the word "security" is used in the article. Of course it should be: This is not the only place where the word "security" is used in the article. It is interesting to search for "security" only to see lots of promises and no real content. Here are some direct quotes from the article:
meets the growing security concerns convincingly
Yes yes, I get it. Security. Right.
"The newest version meets the growing security concerns convincingly"
Convincingly to whom? This is the only place where the word "security" is used in the article. Sorry, but I am not convinced until I see a good evidence that the community of PHP content management systems has finally started to take our security concerns seriously. Will Joomla stop being the laughing stock on DEFCON? This is what I am interested in, not just words that don't seem particularly convincing to anyone experienced in Web security.
The correct order should be:
I am sure that The Art of Computer Programming Volume 5 by D.Knuth will be next on the list. I have seriously been counting the years to the estimated 2020.
I only regret that Gerry Sussman hasn't written more books and hasn't recorded more talks. I will buy everything he writes and I will listen to everything he says. Please, Gerry! If you read this then please drop everything you do and just start talking to the camera. I have watched your every talk and lecture that I could possibly find on the Internet many times - from the 1986 lectures at MIT to your lecture on mechanical watches. I seriously believe that everything you say should be recorded for future generations. I don't know anyone else who can talk about anything at all and I listen breathlessly like I was hypnotized. I'm sure that many people here could say the same. Let this be an open letter to Gerald Jay Sussman: Please write more books and please record more lectures for the sake of the future of computer science. And thank you for your outstanding contribution that you have made so far. It is something that has shaped literally generations of passionate enthusiasts of programming. Thank you.
People seem to be surprised by the delay and I have an exactly opposite reaction to that story. I remember when I was reviewing the first drafts of Buldozer (or actually Piledriver to be more specific) and I was surprised that the original date when it was planned to be released back than would have made it way ahead of the curve predicted by Gordon Moore. I was saying that it should be delayed some time so it actually is more accurate to the prediction and it has been delayed, however I will never know whether it had been done for that reason. The point is that in this industry there is something called "too good, too soon" which is not always desirable. Nevertheless, I hope both Bulldozer and Ivy Bridge will be available soon because they are both brilliant pieces of engineering.
Too much is not enough.