2017-04-16T14:40:22Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:https://www.wired.com/2017/04/tim-berners-lee-inventor-web-plots-radical-overhaul-creation/
Ugh. It's almost as if he got awarded for being a sellout.
2017-04-15T04:39:58Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:People once believed computer storage volumes were flat and that if you went far enough in one direction you would fall off the edge into the great chasm of /dev/null.
2017-04-13T14:39:37Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:The Flying Spaghetti Monster wishes you a noodly day.
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History Of Operating Systems
2017-04-04T15:04:59Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:I'm working on paring down my belongings. Does anyone want a poster about the history of operating systems? (GNU is in there, of course.) It's several feet wide so it needs space. Contact me and I'll mail it to you, gratis.
2017-04-02T17:30:21Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:I see there is an "Open Letter to the Free Software Community" on https://libreboot.org/unity.htmlHooray for more cooperation and less proliferation!
Similarly, we would like to work closely with librecore, another project working to deblob coreboot, whose team includes Damien Zammit. Once librecore matures, libreboot plans to switch to librecore in lieu of our current deblobbed fork. That is, there will be less duplication of effort; instead of competing with librecore, libreboot will complement it.I'm not touching this project. After the fireworks that happened, I don't want to be involved with it. It is good to see that there is new management although the issue of substance abuse being addressed openly disturbs me greatly.
After the dramatic break from the FSF, frankly I still want to stand back and "observe only". Lability can be a liability.
2017-04-01T00:48:18Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:
Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) likes this.Show all 7 replies"Leahboot previously used coreboot; however, it was discovered that an opponent of gay marriage donated to the coreboot project. Since then, we have switched to using blobs of the Windows kernel to boot." I am just confused at this point. Is this a weird trolling activity?Given https://libreboot.org/#a-message-from-leah-to-further-complement-alyssas-submission , I take that back. I'm glad people want to go back to code.
2017-03-28T20:15:41Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Google has an outright ban on the AGPL huh? To the point that employees can't even install any AGPLed software on their laptop.
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2017-03-22T15:54:13Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:LibrePlanet is getting ever closer. Boarding pass obtained.
2017-03-14T01:42:39Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:The ITS 50 year anniversary is coming: Project MAC Progress Report IV says "A time-sharing system for the PDP-6 went into operation in July 1967": http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/681342.pdf
2017-03-08T16:18:57Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Yay, LibrePlanet is just over two weeks away. Flight is arranged. Looking to organize a dinner and drinks with people who are in town on the Thursday night before LibrePlanet. Good food, good people, good conversations. Contact me if you're interested: https://jxself.org/contact.shtml
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2017-03-04T17:10:57Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Directions say 1 minute and 15 seconds in the microwave or 27 minutes in the oven. Wow, big difference.
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2017-02-23T21:45:38Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Quote of the day: "Accelerate SHA-1 hashes to nearly the speed of light and then collide them. Capture all of the bits that come flying out to understand what is inside."
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2017-02-22T17:33:56Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:I read about people talking of how amazing things like ZFS and btrfs are because of versioning/snapshot stuff. Then I think "the Incompatible Timesharing System's filesystem had this back in the late 1960s, so this is just technology coming full circle. Welcome back."
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I'm finding it curious that people are suddenly excited about security-capability-based microkernel design now that Google's working on a kernel based on this, though I've also seen the Hurd being made fun of for a long time ago for those same ideas. (Well, probably the Hurd has been made fun of for longer for not being stable, but! It would be useful if people would see this as an opportunity to take the Hurd more seriously now. It does run!)