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Arto Bendiken: arto on "Was isolated from 1999 to 2006 with a 486. Built my own late 80s operating system."

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:44
Arto Bendiken arto on "Was isolated from 1999 to 2006 with a 486. Built my own late 80s operating system." - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 15 from Reddit - Comment - Like "There may be some more information in the Hacker News thread about this: https://news.ycombinator.com/item..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on "Was isolated from 1999 to 2006 with a 486. Built my own late 80s operating system."

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 19:19
Arto Bendiken arto on "Was isolated from 1999 to 2006 with a 486. Built my own late 80s operating system." - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 14 from Reddit - Comment - Like "I'm the OP, but not the author, so I can't answer that." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on Is this a place to ask questions(they're on x86 and x86_64)?

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 13:31
Arto Bendiken arto on Is this a place to ask questions(they're on x86 and x86_64)? - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 14 from Reddit - Comment - Like "You could do worse than start with Richard Burgess's classic book [Developing Your Own 32-Bit Operating System](http://wiki.osdev.org/Books#I...), which is now [freely available](http://www.ipdatacorp.com/mmurtl...) in PDF form. The author's MMURTL kernel targets the x86 and the book explains how it's all implemented, also answering most of the specific questions you posed." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on Need a degree to get out of Europe. I'm 32, so it should be something relatively fast to get. Help me choose please.

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 17:16
Arto Bendiken arto on Need a degree to get out of Europe. I'm 32, so it should be something relatively fast to get. Help me choose please. - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 10 from Reddit - Comment - Like "You might consider doing a degree remotely, and relatively inexpensively, with Open Universities Australia: http://www.open.edu.au/" - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on Wall Anxiety, Done with CC, looking for sperm and $ provider -

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 15:16
Arto Bendiken arto on Wall Anxiety, Done with CC, looking for sperm and $ provider - - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 8 from Reddit - Comment - Like "This reminded me of the article [Why women lose the dating game](http://www.smh.com.au/federal...). Biology is a bitch: > The endgame [is] already in play for hordes of unmarried professional women - the well-coiffed lawyers, bankers and other success stories. Many thought they could put off marriage and families until their 30s, having devoted their 20s to education, establishing careers and playing the field. But was their decade of dating a strategic mistake? > The crisis for single women in this age group seeking a mate is very real. Almost one in three women aged 30 to 34 and a quarter of late-30s women do not have a partner […] > "I can't believe how many men my age are only interested in younger women," wails Gail, a 34-year-old advertising executive as she describes her first search through men's profiles on the RSVP internet dating site. She is shocked to find many mid-30s men have set up their..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on “Intellectual Property” - it's a Seductive Mirage, by Richard Stallman

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:34
Arto Bendiken arto on “Intellectual Property” - it's a Seductive Mirage, by Richard Stallman - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 2 from Reddit - Comment - Like "In case you didn't notice, the quote was a link. And if this was a revelation, it is hardly the only source for this information; if you speak with people who know him, Stallman's refusal to advocate abolition of copyright actually goes deeper than that: for instance, he doesn't think copyright on non-software works is necessarily bad. (See the FSF's usage of the GNU FDL.) The bottom line is simple: Stallman cares more about enforcing his notion of software "freedoms" than he cares about the illegitimacy of copyright monopoly as an institution; indeed, copyright is the very institution through which he believes he can achieve the change he wants to see in the world. The FSF, and Stallman's work for the past many decades, would have considerably less influence in a post-copyright world. Understandably, that is not an entirely welcome notion for him. No doubt he would support copyright reforms that would preserve copyleft's perceived place in the world, but that's not copyright..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on “Intellectual Property” - it's a Seductive Mirage, by Richard Stallman

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 03:53
Arto Bendiken arto on “Intellectual Property” - it's a Seductive Mirage, by Richard Stallman - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 1 from Reddit - Comment - Like "Sadly, Stallman is also on the record as being opposed to abolishing copyright monopoly, because ["to his view, without copyright, enforcing copyleft would be impossible."](https://rudd-o.com/monopol...) So, in that sense Stallman is no friend of this sub." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on 75 years ago today Soviet Union started the invasion of Finland, later to be called The Winter War. Here is a speech by the Finnish foreign minister Eljas Erkko directed to the Americans. [Site is in finnish, just click play]

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:44
Arto Bendiken arto on 75 years ago today Soviet Union started the invasion of Finland, later to be called The Winter War. Here is a speech by the Finnish foreign minister Eljas Erkko directed to the Americans. [Site is in finnish, just click play] - http://www.reddit.com/r... November 30 from Reddit - Comment - Like "I wrote a little about the "walk in the park" in my essay on the Winter War: > [Stalin] figured that Finland, too, would be a walk in the park; the Finns would either capitulate without a fight, or at least quickly and recklessly exhaust their insignificant and outdated armed forces in useless suicidal attacks on the modern Soviet tanks and machine guns, much as the Poles had done. The Red Army would roll over the country in no time at all. > Soviet Marshal Voroshilov and General Meretskov, who were to command the Soviet operation, calculated that they could knock out Finland in roughly ten to twelve days. After all, Mother Russia had some 170 million people to Finland's puny 3.5 million, with the population of the city of Leningrad alone matching the entire population of Finland. The Red Army forces committed to the Finnish offensive — more than a million men and many thousands of tanks and warplanes — easily outnumbered the Finnish Army more than three to one in terms of manpower,..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on 75 years ago today Soviet Union started the invasion of Finland, later to be called The Winter War. Here is a speech by the Finnish foreign minister Eljas Erkko directed to the Americans. [Site is in finnish, just click play]

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:42
Arto Bendiken arto on 75 years ago today Soviet Union started the invasion of Finland, later to be called The Winter War. Here is a speech by the Finnish foreign minister Eljas Erkko directed to the Americans. [Site is in finnish, just click play] - http://www.reddit.com/r... November 30 from Reddit - Comment - Like "Quoting from my essay on the Winter War: > On December 6, 1939, the leading units of the Red Army reached the Mannerheim Line and tried to break through. They did not succeed. Wave after wave of the invaders broke in direct frontal assaults against the line, the attackers mowed down to the last man by well-placed Finnish automatic weapons. The true carnage had begun. > In the days that followed, untold many silent dead littered the barbed wire in front of the Finnish positions. As the bodies piled up ever higher like logs of cordwood, subsequent waves of attacks were actually able to get progressively closer to the Finnish line by taking cover behind their own dead — the temperatures were so low that after an hour a frozen corpse would stop a bullet just as well as a brick wall would. > Despite their mounting losses, the Soviet offensive was unrelenting; Stalin's generals had promised him Finland as a gift by his upcoming 60th birthday in December, and they knew that their own..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on 75 years ago today Soviet Union started the invasion of Finland, later to be called The Winter War. Here is a speech by the Finnish foreign minister Eljas Erkko directed to the Americans. [Site is in finnish, just click play]

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:39
Arto Bendiken arto on 75 years ago today Soviet Union started the invasion of Finland, later to be called The Winter War. Here is a speech by the Finnish foreign minister Eljas Erkko directed to the Americans. [Site is in finnish, just click play] - http://www.reddit.com/r... November 30 from Reddit - Comment - Like "Indeed. From my essay on the Winter War: > With company commanders threatening to shoot anyone who fell back or turned around, some Soviet regiments would link arms and march in a line to clear minefields the Finns had laid out for them; the regiments sang party war songs and advanced with the same steady, suicidal rhythm even as the mines began to explode, ripping holes in their ranks and showering the marchers with limbs and intestines. Field Marshal Mannerheim, struggling to explain the determination on both sides, described the Russian soldiers as possessing "a fatalism incomprehensible to a European." http://ar.to/2010..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on 75 years ago today Soviet Union started the invasion of Finland, later to be called The Winter War. Here is a speech by the Finnish foreign minister Eljas Erkko directed to the Americans. [Site is in finnish, just click play]

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 02:34
Arto Bendiken arto on 75 years ago today Soviet Union started the invasion of Finland, later to be called The Winter War. Here is a speech by the Finnish foreign minister Eljas Erkko directed to the Americans. [Site is in finnish, just click play] - http://www.reddit.com/r... November 30 from Reddit - Comment - Like "A little context for those new to this story, copied from my essay on the Winter War: > During a period of just 90 days in the Winter War, in bone-chilling temperatures ranging from -20 down to -50 degrees centigrade, dressed completely in white camouflage and operating with a very limited amount of daylight per day, Häyhä went out to "hunt Russians" each day. He just in and of himself is credited with 505 confirmed sniper kills of Soviet soldiers, 542 if unconfirmed deaths are included. The unofficial Finnish front line figure from the battlefield of Kollaa places the number of Häyhä's sniper kills at over 800. > He did all this using but a bolt-action rifle with open sights, an almost incredible feat considering that he routinely engaged many of his targets from a distance of 400 meters or more. Besides his numerous sniper kills, Häyhä is also credited with over two hundred kills with a Suomi K31 submachine gun, bringing his confirmed kills to at least 705 — reportedly the all-time..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on God's Lonely Programmer (or, the story behind TempleOS by Terry Davis)

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:25
Arto Bendiken arto on God's Lonely Programmer (or, the story behind TempleOS by Terry Davis) - http://www.reddit.com/r... November 27 from Reddit - Comment - Like "Agreed. There was a good [comment](https://news.ycombinator.com/item...) along those lines in the [Hacker News thread](https://news.ycombinator.com/item...): > I'm a huge fan of Terry's work, because he works hard, has a clear vision for what he wants to do, and makes it happen. That's more than can be said of many self-professed hackers who never see a project to completion or are motivated solely by peer recognition. > You may disagree with the logical coherency of his goals - I for one think the "temple for God" thing is pure kookery - but he is a master craftsman, and in this context it's all that really matters. There are people who devote their entire lives to pointless things. There are people who work on supposedly pointless things, which later turn out to not be so pointless. There are people who are supposedly working on world-changing things, which really are completely pointless. In the end, you can't predict the future. Just do honest work that you feel is..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: RT @SciencePorn: New Mars photo from India's Mars Orbiter Mission http://t.co/ph6UuY5Hrs

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:37
Arto Bendiken RT @SciencePorn: New Mars photo from India's Mars Orbiter Mission https://twitter.com/Science... November 11 from Twitter - Comment - Like

You: Power is out for the 4th time in two weeks. @SRPConnect get it together already!

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:36
You Power is out for the 4th time in two weeks. @SRPConnect get it together already! November 10 from Twitter - Comment - Like

Arto Bendiken: RT @guardian: Berlin’s digital exiles: where tech activists go to escape the NSA http://t.co/KqRvLASg3K

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 01:35
Arto Bendiken RT @guardian: Berlin’s digital exiles: where tech activists go to escape the NSA http://www.theguardian.com/world... November 9 from Twitter - Comment - Like

Arto Bendiken: RT @guardian: A city undivided: the fall of the Berlin Wall commemorated 25 years on http://t.co/zy5R932XXY http://t.co/oQmC1FwHx3

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 01:34
Arto Bendiken RT @guardian: A city undivided: the fall of the Berlin Wall commemorated 25 years on http://www.theguardian.com/world... http://twitter.com/guardia... November 9 from Twitter - Comment - Like

Arto Bendiken: Wondering how many millions of photos were snapped in Berlin tonight, what with the 1M+ visitors who came here tonight, smartphone in hand.

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 21:35
Arto Bendiken Wondering how many millions of photos were snapped in Berlin tonight, what with the 1M+ visitors who came here tonight, smartphone in hand. November 9 from Twitter - Comment - Like

Arto Bendiken: Live stream from Berlin's 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall celebrations: http://t.co/bfVxpiZrdr

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 19:31
Arto Bendiken Live stream from Berlin's 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall celebrations: http://rt.com/on-air... November 9 from Twitter - Comment - Like

Arto Bendiken: RT @ianbremmer: 25 Years after the Wall came down...Disposable Income in West vs East Germany http://t.co/T683nwzt3u

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:25
Arto Bendiken RT @ianbremmer: 25 Years after the Wall came down...Disposable Income in West vs East Germany https://twitter.com/ianbrem... November 8 from Twitter - Comment - Like

Arto Bendiken: RT @Renzo_Soprano: The fact is this remains one of the best signs I've ever seen. http://t.co/cdghBu2Fla

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 15:06
Arto Bendiken RT @Renzo_Soprano: The fact is this remains one of the best signs I've ever seen. https://twitter.com/Renzo_S... November 8 from Twitter - Comment - Like