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Comment Re:I haz puppies? (Score 1) 231

The book was a tool to protest against "injustice" or whatever they're ticked about. They probably care about his opinion slightly less than I care about the opinion of the hammer I used to repair my fence, or the opinion of the wrench I used to disassemble my brake calipers.

Enterprise Datacenter Hardware Assumptions May Be In For a Shakeup ( 100

conner_bw writes: For the entire careers of most practicing computer scientists, a fundamental observation has consistently held true: CPUs are significantly more performant and more expensive than I/O devices. The fact that CPUs can process data at extremely high rates, while simultaneously servicing multiple I/O devices, has had a sweeping impact on the design of both hardware and software for systems of all sizes, for pretty much as long as we've been building them. This assumption, however, is in the process of being completely invalidated.

Comment Re:NSA SELinux open source, in mainline kernel 12 (Score 1) 100

This is one of those eternal security arguments; without manually reviewing the code YOURSELF, and compiling the kernel from that manually reviewed code YOURSELF, it's "as far as you know." Maybe you do that, I don't know; I'm just aware that the security of my linux installs relies on a chain of trust, and even if that chain is 100% verifiable from source to binary, there's still no guarantee that there isn't an obfuscated back door or malicious code exploit that was overlooked.

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