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Leap Second 2015: adusting for wibbly wobbly time-y wimey stuff

The headlines are exciting: "Clocks to read 11:59:60 as time lords add leap second" and "Global markets spooked by looming 'leap second'," as June 30, 2015 will be extended for one second to keep Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) close to the mean solar time, or UT1 because the Earth is constantly undergoing a deceleration caused by the braking action of the tides. So why are markets bracing for trouble and some suggesting you avoid air travel at that time? There are always a few more bugs to work out, as seen when the extra second "crashed the web" in 2012, and global outage of computerised check-in systems used by Qantas and Virgin Australia. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 29, 2015 - 76 comments

Linus Torvalds on working with NVIDIA

Linus Torvalds on working with NVIDIA. via
posted by mcstayinskool on Jun 19, 2012 - 57 comments

Happy Birthday Linux!

"What would you like to see most in minix?" 20 years ago today, Linus Torvalds told the world about a small pet project he was working on. (Full thread.) An unnamed OS based in part on Minix, it would later become Linux, the operating system behind a huge swath of modern computing. Interestingly, the creator of Minix, Andrew Tanenbaum, was not very impressed by Linux, and publicly debated Linus and others in a very long Usenet argument. (Google Groups version.)
posted by kmz on Aug 25, 2011 - 60 comments

The Story of Linux

Revolution OS [1h25m Google Video] is a 2001 documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements. It features several interviews with prominent hackers and entrepreneurs (and hackers-cum-entrepreneurs), including Richard Stallman, Michael Tiemann, Linus Torvalds, Larry Augustin, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce Perens, Frank Hecker and Brian Behlendorf. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Mar 11, 2010 - 68 comments

Linus Anecdotes

"Oops. Now his master boot record started with 'ATDT' and the university modem pool phone number. I think he implemented permission checking the following day." Linus Torvald's former officemate shares his lighthearted recollections about the creation — and creator — of Linux.
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Feb 16, 2006 - 7 comments

Linus doesn't hate Mac OS X after all.

Linus doesn't hate Mac OS X after all. Contrary to what you may have heard, Linus Torvalds has said in an interview with LinuxWorld that he actually has nothing against Mac OS X--as some people here suspected, the original article seems to have been more aimed at creating controversy than at conveying information.
posted by moss on Apr 11, 2001 - 2 comments

Linus no likey MacOS X

Linus no likey MacOS X Linus apparently doens't like the microkernal that X is based upon. Talk about details. Can't he just get over it and ooo and ahhh over the Aqua?
(side note: Yahoo claims that Linux Torvalds created Linux)
posted by Brilliantcrank on Apr 6, 2001 - 25 comments

"What If Linus Torvalds Gets Hit By A Bus?" - An Empirical Study

"What If Linus Torvalds Gets Hit By A Bus?" - An Empirical Study
Every so often there's discussion as to what would happen to Linux if Linus was "hit by a bus". What a lot of people don't know is that it's already been sorted out.
posted by Foaf on Feb 9, 2001 - 0 comments

Linux 2.4 is out.

Linux 2.4 is out. I guess it's not vaporware after all. [Linus's announcement email inside]
posted by holloway on Jan 4, 2001 - 7 comments

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