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SubjectRe: linux-kernel-digest V1 #2486
Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com>:
> The point is that threads are simply a tool. Saying that threads suck
> simply exposes a limited view of computing. Threads are very useful
> in some situations, and not at all useful in others.

Rob Pike: "If you need threads, your processes are too fat."

(Thanks to Larry McVoy for the quote.)
--
<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr">Eric S. Raymond</a>

The following code is an RSA encryption algorithm written in Perl. According
to the US Federal Government these three lines qualify as "munitions."
Attaching them to this letter makes me an international arms trafficker!
Join me in civil disobedience; add these lines of code to your .sig block
to help get this stupid and unconstitutional law changed.

===================================================
#!/bin/perl -sp0777i<X+d*lMLa^*lN%0]dsXx++lMlN/dsM0<j]dsj
$/=unpack('H*',$_);$_=`echo 16dio$K"SK$/SM$NsN0p[lN*1
lK[d2%Sa2/d0$^Ixp"|dc`;s/W//g;$_=pack('H*',/((..)*)$/)
===================================================

In recent years it has been suggested that the Second Amendment
protects the "collective" right of states to maintain militias, while
it does not protect the right of "the people" to keep and bear arms.
If anyone entertained this notion in the period during which the
Constitution and the Bill of Rights were debated and ratified, it
remains one of the most closely guarded secrets of the eighteenth
century, for no known writing surviving from the period between 1787
and 1791 states such a thesis.
-- Stephen P. Halbrook, "That Every Man Be Armed", 1984

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