Sean Eric Fagan

Sean Eric Fagan

  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    This blog's readership is just full of people who can wave around the biggest server, so if you're going to do so, do it light-heartedly....
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    UNIX uses the metaphor that everything is a file. MULTICS used the metaphor that everything is memory. Most other OSes have different APIs for files, printers, shared memory, etc. NOS used the metaphor that everything was a tape. A file...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    I enthusiastically endorse this hypothesis....
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    Apple are still committed to Intel for power processing and their preferred CPU supplier is struggling to get their sub-10nm process lines working properly. Apple went with Intel, instead of AMD, because AMD simply couldn't meet the expected demand....
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    Her secret love child is 37 years old now, and Warren is not over 100 -- it supposedly happened while she was dean at wherever-it-was. As I pointed out on Twitter: one of the new Surface devices runs Android, but...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    The House can decide not to impeach even after opening an Impeachment Inquiry 5-4 odds that SCOTUS would rule that the 5th amendment applies to impeachment Republican Presidents, and thus attempting to impeach him once means they could not...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Just declare that UK will not perform any border control for some time ... No. I honestly cannot articulate what a horrible idea that would be -- even worse than no deal....
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    I see "SJW" and I will always think 'Street Jay Walker.'...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Ok, you're more current than I am. The PTID thing, I had thought it got killed by the Meltdown workarounds. But, hm, thinking about it... no, the workaround can use that, the performance killer is that user space and kernel...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Any protected-mode OS for the '286 uses segments. It had to. Unfortunately, one of the most common instances of it (AMD Stepping C, as I recall) had a flaw, and did not properly implement the segment-not-present exception, which limited the...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Xenix/286 worked quite well, and was very well received. Used in every McDonald's in the US for quite a while. (Now remembering that one of my interview rounds at SCO was to write a hierarchy walker for the '286, and...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Both are true: most of them will connect to a WiFi-esque network (using a different frequency, but otherwise the same), and a drive-by reader is used to collect the official stats. (Which may be redundant, and some places may only...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    "comparable to a brain in size" No, it isn't. That's not a large computer. Computers are more than processors. More than processors and memory. More than processors, memory, and storage. More than processors, memory, storage, and power. More than processors,...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    But a large computer is pretty comparable to a human brain in size, and a lot faster No, it isn't....
  • Commented on Downtime coming up
    A backup that is never verified is a backup that will fail....
  • Commented on Downtime coming up
    Urg, that could be a controller problem....
  • Commented on Story time!
    No. There is only one stated limit in the Constitution for a presidential pardon, and that's for impeachment. Hrm. Perhaps you were being sardonic....
  • Commented on Story time!
    I honestly can't tell if you're joking or not. :) Lacrosse is a Native American originated game....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Going to biology for simple answers is rarely productive. No, it's reproductive. duck...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    You should ask your wife, then, about the metabolic cost that antibiotic resistance carries for bacteria, and what happens after just a few generations with no exposure to a particular class of antibiotic....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Your generalizations there are seriously triggering me. When discussing wired vs wireless: • "Wired" can mean multiple technologies; I tend to mean ethernet (cat3, cat5, cat5e, cat6, etc.). • "Wireless" can mean multiple technologies; consumer wireless tends to mean "WiFi",...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Chelsea Manning wasn't pardoned, however -- her sentence was commuted....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    It's not at all double jeopardy. A contempt of court order is a unique instance, for a particular action (or lack of action). Double jeopardy, in the US, applies only to being tried twice for the same, specific action, and...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    runs the country (at least until Trump and Pence make bail - if that's even possible.) There is no mechanism whereby the Speaker of the House is only temporarily President -- VP can be acting POTUS, but if there's no...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    A growing number of areas are requiring the full 10 digit phone number, due to having multiple area codes for the same physical area....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    citizenship of Puerto Rico or even the US Puerto Rico is part of the US. (And people born in PR are full citizens, unlike, say, American Samoa.) You cannot be made a "citizen of Puerto Rico" -- you're a...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    I generally don't wear shoes....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    People who say that should actually read the decision. SCOTUS did not declare that corporations are humans and have rights; what they ruled was that corporations are comprised of people, and those people do not lose their rights by collecting...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Also, you have to only burn them at the same rate the carbon released is absorbed by trees you planted. Which means you'd have to plant a lot more trees than you cut down....
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    It's pretty easy to remove a naturalized citizen's citizenship in the US -- you simply declare that they lied about something, or omitted something, that would have influenced the naturalization. See https://immigration.findlaw.com/citizenship/can-your-u-s-citizenship-be-revoked-.html for various ways to do so. Removal of...
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