Not only that. Userspace code. I’ll have to try this on my Linux box.
To his credit Poettering did come back with a response to prove Torvalds wrong. Poettering provided a non kernelspace patch that speeds up Linux systems. The patch involved a simple edit of a users ~/.bashrc file with four new lines of code.
if [ "$PS1" ] ; then mkdir -m 0700 /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu/user/$$ echo $$ > /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu/user/$$/tasks fi Then, as the superuser do this:
mount -t cgroup cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu -o cpu mkdir -m 0777 /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu/user
A rambling, somewhat melancholy, essay on WikiLeaks, Assange, cypherpunks, diplomats, and the state of the world today. As I said, rambling. His view on diplomats is a little skewed, and his view on the state of the world post WikiLeaks is despondent.
I don’t say these cruel things about Julian Assange because I feel distant from him, but, on the contrary, because I feel close to him. I don’t doubt the two of us would have a lot to talk about. I know hordes of men like him; it’s just that they are programmers, mathematicians, potheads and science fiction fans instead of fiercely committed guys who aspire to topple the international order and replace it with subversive wikipedians.
The chances of that ending well are about ten thousand to one. And I don’t doubt Assange knows that. This is the kind of guy who once wrote an encryption program called “Rubberhose,” because he had it figured that the cops would beat his password out of him, and he needed some code-based way to finesse his own human frailty. Hey, neat hack there, pal.
“After three hours of watching Canada take on Denmark in women’s curling Friday, regulars at the Cargo Grill in suburban Pennsylvania felt they had the rules and traditions of the sport sufficiently sussed out. “We basically think it’s like horseshoes but with ice,” bar patron Jim Comito said of the 500-year old sport. “The middle part of the bull’s-eye thing is worth two points unless they both get their pot-looking thing in the middle. Tommy said they use the brooms to clear little ice particles out of the way, but I still think it’s a static electricity thing.” By the tenth end, the entire bar felt they had enough information at their disposal to chant “Curl! Curl! Curl!” at the television.”—Bar Thinks They Have Curling Figured Out | The Onion Sports Network
Seeing as all the cool kids are doing it, and while I’ve posted 60-odd times to folkwolf.tumblr.com, I haven’t posted once to blog.folkwolf.net, I’ve decided to move the folkwolf.net “landing page” over to tumblr, after moving some links over here.
This is also a test of one of the features that I’m trying to shoe horn into tumblr
male nurse - 349 - the power won’t be staying on for long (arrivals)
i put a hell of a lot of work into this one. probably my favorite song of the year, so i wanted to do it justice. i also added some kanye-esque (my other favorite of the year) distorted auto tune vocals. whatever. i’m happy with it. here are the lyrics, because they are great.
i used to stand so firm with little give like a sky scraper now i’m flash paper
i used to think i knew how we could live but now everything’s a question slight of hand and misdirection
now i see the forest for the trees it’s timber falling down without a sound talk to your mother cuz the power won’t be staying on for long
i used to think that life was what it seemed with our time stable with our minds able
we digitize the beauty that we dream now our generation’s history floats like ghosts in my periphery
now i see the forest for the trees it’s timber falling down without a sound talk to your brother cuz the power won’t be staying on for long
“What are the differences between Mark Zuckerberg and me? I give private information on corporations to you for free, and I’m a villain. Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and he’s Man of the Year.”—JULIAN ASSANGE SNL Character (via thewalden)
David Reevely, who I normally agree with, wrote this post in response to Eric’s post about Cambridge, between Somerset and Primrose.
I’m not really crazy about the deliberate impression it gives that the street is blocked to cars. Streets are meant to be publicly accessible, not secret passages for those in the know; particularly in a downtown with a lot of one-way streets and sometimes difficult parking, having an open street that pretends it’s something else seems like bad design to me.
Cambridge St. is perfectly accessible for all, and it’s far easier to deal with than measures used in the suburbs to prevent through traffic. Mr. Reevely, you talk about fairness, but it seems to be fine for you to say that all streets downtown should be widely accessible only to cars (which makes them pretty inaccessible to everyone else), but when I find myself driving in Barrhaven or Kanata, I find that streets are far more inaccessible to cars due to their twisty nature. Every residential street in Kanata is a “secret passage only for those in the know”
Suburban developers want to provide safe streets for kids to play in. Why can’t urbanites have the same thing? There are plenty of arterial streets downtown where cars are king. Let the residents of the downtown neighborhoods have safe residential streets, just like the residents of Barrhaven, Orleans, or Kanata.
Part of the case for gridded streets is that they do a good job providing alternative routes in the event of blockages or, presumably, really bad traffic. If Bronson can’t handle all the load, then it makes sense for neighbouring streets to take it up.
Just by the tone of your post and your comment, you seem to be forgetting that people, even families with young children, live on these streets. You seem to be viewing them as some kind of impediment to you getting where-ever you’re going. There are plenty of arterial roads near Bronson that can be detours without sending tons of speeding cars down residential streets like Cambridge
“The success of Linux also shows that bizarre hybrid governance models can be successful if everyone is motivated and aligned. IBM, Intel, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Oracle, NEC and others collectively pumps hundreds of millions of dollars into developing Linux. Linus Torvalds sits at the center, not all powerful, but a major factor. Powerful players used to getting their own way must get along. The culture of development is still very community-based. IBM cannot just force developers on the project and have them accepted as committers. Red Hat and other participants provide the equivalent of product management, collecting requirements and feeding them into the process. If you designed this model and proposed that one of the most important layers of software on the planet would be created and managed this way, nobody would believe it would work. But it does.”—Red Hat At $1 Billion - CIO Central - CIO Network - Forbes
I got to thinking about what badges mean. In the best cases, badges are meant to outwardly reflect achievements that may not be otherwise reflected The backlash against gamification In Codelesson’s case, the Badges are an advertisement, not only for Codelesson, but an advertisement of the individual’s knowledge. As Jeffrey puts it:
Nobody’s going to hire you on the basis of whether you have unlocked the RateItAll stamp on Gowalla, but it might be possible to get a job after getting the WordPress Wrangler badge on CodeLesson.
At their best, badges should externally represent knowledge of someone that would otherwise only be known, either by the system or by long-standing participants in the community.
I’ve only skimmed it, but I think that conservatives, especially American ones, don’t understand or appreciate the trade-offs in living in a densely populated environment. The author of that post wonders why even conservative think-tanks aren’t concerned with urban issues, and posits that urban planning is too liberal, but those same conservative think-tanks are populated by 3-car owning, half-acre lawn, McMansion suburbanites.