Annoyance

Anyone else notice the trend online publishers are taking now where there’s only about 100 words per page, and you have to click “next” repeatedly to get the rest of the fscking article?
Of course it’s solely so you’ll view more ads.
Maybe I will look into one of those adzapper things after all.

College People

Check out this syllabus.
One of my faves, Dr. Mike S. Adams (hint to current CNU peeps….get him to speak on campus!), wrote a column about her a few weeks back. I stumbled across that syllabus after reading something else that linked into her department.
You just can’t make this stuff up, really.

XNU is not Unix

How I missed this, I don’t know. The results are pretty cool, and show why NeXTstep and OSX are not Unix, and just how vital Mach is to the whole operation.
What confuses me, and what I might want to try, is he says the flaw goes back to NeXTstep, but the effects should be different on NeXTstep. Why? 1. NeXTstep doesn’t have IOKit to play around with (all of the drivers are native Mach drivers), and the BSD task runs in userland, not in the same address space as Mach. Thinking about it, it would probably make the system unresponsive, though I don’t think it would cause a true kernel panic. (Obviously, since the filesystem layer in NeXTstep resides within the BSD layer for FFS, when BSD crashes, you’ve got no filesystems to play with. It also makes disk operations on NeXT ass slow.)
Public entry on LJ for obvious reasons…..

Thuggery

Well, wonderful, peaceful activists decided to invade the Liberty Tax headquarters in Virginia Beach. In the process of trespassing on private property, two Liberty employees were injured.
These thugs, aside from being fundamentally against American principles, ought to be investigated under RICO and anti-terrorism measures. You can’t just go and break into somebody’s office if you don’t like their business practices.
They also show disrespect to the laws of the City of Virginia Beach. You want to be in charge? Obey the laws, and work within them to change things.
Don’t be thugs.
I hope Mr. Hewitt recovers lots of money from these thugs. I hope they spend some time in jail for the injuries they inflicted on people who were just doing their jobs.

Workers\’ Paradise

On Orkut I feel like I’m really in the minority in the American Politics community (if you don’t have an Orkut account, and want one, drop me an e-mail). There are so many confirmed Socialists…and those who sincerely believe that the United States was worse than the Soviet Union. I thought those people had really dried up. Now I’m being assaulted by quotes from that Khmer Rouge apologist, Noam Chomsky. It’s really disheartening to see that people still are busy denying what happened in the Evil Empire. Even more disturbing is that it’s still going on today.
What’s more disturbing, and perhaps this speaks to blogs, too, is what people use as evidence for their arguments. I really try to guard against using what I’d consider to be overly-biased sources, yet, these folks have no qualms about doing it. I don’t know if it’s because they are so blinded by their agendas that any evidence is fine, or if they just haven’t ever had to write scholarly papers.
All I can say is it’s really disappointing.

Workers\' Paradise

On Orkut I feel like I’m really in the minority in the American Politics community (if you don’t have an Orkut account, and want one, drop me an e-mail). There are so many confirmed Socialists…and those who sincerely believe that the United States was worse than the Soviet Union. I thought those people had really dried up. Now I’m being assaulted by quotes from that Khmer Rouge apologist, Noam Chomsky. It’s really disheartening to see that people still are busy denying what happened in the Evil Empire. Even more disturbing is that it’s still going on today.
What’s more disturbing, and perhaps this speaks to blogs, too, is what people use as evidence for their arguments. I really try to guard against using what I’d consider to be overly-biased sources, yet, these folks have no qualms about doing it. I don’t know if it’s because they are so blinded by their agendas that any evidence is fine, or if they just haven’t ever had to write scholarly papers.
All I can say is it’s really disappointing.