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Assorted Rants Tagged ‘crazy stuff’, page 1:

Bringing Architecture of Operating Systems to XXI Century – Part I. Changes in IT Over Last 50 Years

Quote: “we’re using operating systems which were designed whopping 40-50 years from now”
Another Quote: “Do not communicate by sharing memory; instead, share memory by communicating.”
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Programming Languages As a Social Network

The Idea Recently, I was thinking about visualizing relations among different programming languages, and a thought has crossed my mind: Methodology I took quite a few more-or-less popular programming languages (33 to be exact); however, I explicitly restricted myself to more-or-less general-purpose programming languages. This eliminated DSLs such as R, as well as all dialects […]

Using Parallel <algorithm> Without a Clue: 90x Performance Loss Instead of 8x Gain

Abstract: “I made an experiment which demonstrates Big Fat Dangers(tm) of implying that parallelization can be made as simple as just adding a policy parameter to your std:: call.”
Quote: “it is still necessary to understand what we’re doing”
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Experience with development server 7x cheaper than Linode/DO

Preamble As I wrote a few weeks ago, I am currently developing an open-souce ithare::obf library. And apparently, to make sure it works more or less consistently, a Damn Lot(tm) of randomized testing (and preferably under different compilers) is necessary. As a result, last week I found myself in a search for a cheap Linux box […]

Bot Fighting 202. Time-Based Protection

Quote: “Whenever we detect that the time spent within a piece-of-non-blocking-code, is more than a few seconds – then, either the system is hopelessly swapping, or we’re being debugged”
Another Quote: “What if we send not just a challenge, but a “challenge which includes some piece of code to be executed on the Client-Side”?”
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