It Gets Worse

Several critical suppliers of silicon wafers and printed circuit board materials in Japan have gone offline and 20% of the world’s production may be affected. At a time when PC sales have been increasing and smart thingy production have been exploding this is not good news. It may actually increase the rate of production of the smaller devices, however. You can produce four or more smart thingies for the amount of material in an old-fashioned PC. We shall see.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to It Gets Worse

  1. That’s great. Here are some quotes from Linus:

    “It seems totally bogus. We’ve always made it very clear that the kernel system call interfaces do not in any way result in a derived work as per the GPL, and the kernel details are exported through the kernel headers to all the normal glibc interfaces too.

    “The kernel headers contain various definitions for the interfaces to user space, and we even actively try to make sure that the headers can be used by user space (and try to mark which of the headers are expected to be usable in such a way). Exactly because we know user space needs those details in order to interact with the kernel.

    “So I haven’t looked at exactly what Google does with the kernel headers, but I can’t see that they’d want to do anything fundamentally different from glibc in this respect,” Torvalds wrote.

    “If it’s some desperate cry for attention by somebody, I just wish those people would release their own sex tapes or something, rather than drag the Linux kernel into their sordid world,”

    I like Linus. His language may be crude at times but he cuts right through the bull-shit.

  2. Bender says:

    Have you heard the news Robert? Linus practically confirmed what you were saying in earlier article about GPL FUD from Florian Muller.

    Yet Florian M. carries on with the crap… If you don’t see who’s behind him then just look at his paycheck…

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