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Seizing Dictatorial Power

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 23:44 (permalink)

AaronSw: "Misadvised by a frustrated and panic-stricken attorney general, a president of the United States has just assumed what amounts to dictatorial power to jail or execute aliens. Intimidated by terrorists and inflamed by a passion for rough justice, we are letting George W. Bush get away with the replacement of the American rule of law with military kangaroo courts."

Hilary Rosen's Speech at P2PCon2

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 23:40 (permalink)

Bill Gates and WWF Star Duane "The Rock" Introduce the Xbox

posted by Morbus at 2001-11-15 22:50 (permalink)

Morbus: Worst... Promoter... Ever!


posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 22:37 (permalink)

What is a Capability, Anyway?

posted by sbp at 2001-11-15 18:14 (permalink)

sbp: """A better solution is not to have a common file system, and not to give any program access to the file system by default. File systems are very useful, but most programs and subsystems do not need access to them."""

K5 suffers from lack of an Advogato-like system

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 17:57 (permalink)

Animated Visualization of general graphs

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 16:52 (permalink)

AaronSw: Very cool.
AaronSw: Wow, Ka-Ping Yee is working on this. Man, that kid is everywhere.

Irby's Homepage

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 16:36 (permalink)

Advogato's advogato on Chrisp's resignation: chewing up and spitting out our leaders

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 15:59 (permalink)

AaronSw: "It is very easy for this cat to sympathize with Christoph. It is the rule, rather than the exception, to put blood, sweat, and tears into a free software project (not to mention long hours), and get precious little in return."
AaronSw: Hmm, this is a wild one, but I wonder if Wesley Felter is Advogato the Cat...
AaronSw: I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I can't get myself to be angry or ignore newbies... I just can't! I sort of understand how others get so upset about things but it doesn't happen to me. Maybe I should get a job in Tech Support.
Morbus: Maybe you should just get a job.
AaronSw: Oh, and for the record, I think fink really, really, really rocks. We'll miss you, chrisp!
AaronSw: One commenter writes:"I'd recommend to anyone who's thinking about creating a user community to stay away from things like public IRC and chat-based systems." Maybe it was #fink that did them in...
AaronSw: Hmm, I sort of have to agree with Zooko: "Other human beings are difficult and irritating to deal with at the best of times, and the Open Source community is not, in my experience, worse than average."

MarkM's Adages

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 15:42 (permalink)

AaronSw: "A Computer's Perspective on Moore's Law: Humans are getting more expensive at an exponential rate"
AaronSw: "New ideas aren't valuable unless they reach hungry minds."
AaronSw: "Learning from History, badly: Apparently, the only thing Americans learned from Prohibition is that it doesn't work to prohibit alcohol."

E in a Walnut

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 15:42 (permalink)

AaronSw: The more I read about E, the cooler it seems. I really need to read this.

Gopher World Tour!

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 15:41 (permalink)

AaronSw: Maybe I was just too tired, but ERights.org didn't seem very informative to me. G::It seemed like they were more concerned about convincing people that capabilities were better than ACLs (which seems obvious to me) than actually discussing some of the interesting possibilities made possible by a distributed computing environment.
AaronSw: E seems to borrow a lot from Python and Udanax/Xanadu. However, I wish it were written on top of Python instead of Java... Python and E are very close, but I find Python's syntax much easier to follow.
AaronSw: Man, E-Land sits at the intersection of so many interesting things!
AaronSw: Scroll all the way down
AaronSw: "After all, why on earth would we ever want to exchange hierarchies for hypertext? Hierarchies were logical and predictable means of organization and navigation. Hypertextual links, on the other hand, were random and incredibly personal associations that simply weren't appropriate for general consumption: no one else would understand them as labels for links to other pages."
AaronSw: A little above: """Noted information architect Lou Rosenfeld was killed today while scaling an unstable polyhierarchy, which collapsed, burying Rosenfeld in an avalanche of metadata and thesauri. Although librarians rushed to the scene tried digging through the mounds of semi-structured text, their rescue efforts were hampered by the intense granularity of the content and false returns from search queries. "We knew what we were looking for," said Paul
Morbus: Rosenfeld is dead?!

Encrypted IRC Plans

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 15:40 (permalink)

David Gelernter: How I Survived The Unabomber

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 15:40 (permalink)

Webizing Python

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 15:38 (permalink)

AaronSw: sbp, deltab, please send comments
AaronSw: Then I'll send it off to Tim, maybe Python-dev

2002 Technical Plenary and WG Meeting Event

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 15:30 (permalink)

AaronSw: Technically I should be here Mon, Tues and Thurs...
AaronSw: Hmm, not a lot of W3C WGs when you look at it.

Microsoft XP adbust in Shoreditch, London

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 15:18 (permalink)

Notes on Linda

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-15 15:15 (permalink)

AaronSw: The results of my Linda log-a-thon a few months back.

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