Interesting Links

Since I haven't posted for a while, I thought I'd share a couple of interesting posts from other blogs that are well worth a read:

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Date: 2009-05-27 23:03:54, 15 years and 31 days ago

Slackware 64 Bit

Slackware now has an official 64-bit port, so far it's only available for people who run -current, but be available as an alternative architecture for the next release (Slackware 13). Whoo!

Categories: Computers, Linux
Date: 2009-05-20 23:03:54, 15 years and 38 days ago

NearlyFreeSpeech.NET Review

As promised here's my review of NearlyFreeSpeech.NET, my current web host.

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Categories: Computers, Reviews, Meta
Date: 2009-05-17 23:03:54, 15 years and 41 days ago

The History of Programming Languages

For your reading pleasure may I present A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages.

Categories: Computers, Howto, Linkage
Date: 2009-05-13 23:03:56, 15 years and 45 days ago

Underwriters Laboratories

The Mises Institute presents and article on Underwriters Laboratories which is well worth a read, particularly if you're the kind that believes that without the Government there would be nothing stopping companies from simply producing unsafe products as a cost cutting measure. While the article in question is certainly biased, it is still worth giving the issue some consideration rather than simply assuming that there would be no protections in place without the Government. Also while such an organization would be prone to bribery and corruption, only the most naive believe that the Government is not prone to such things already.

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Categories: Politics, Linkage
Date: 2009-05-13 23:03:54, 15 years and 45 days ago

Freedom of Expression Versus Freedom of Speech

I've been thinking about censorship some more since I wrote my last post on the subject of "Censorship and Child Pornography". I was also to some extent inspired by an article by Albert Mohler on Pornography, where he quotes Roger Scruton, a British Philosopher, as saying that "[t]he idea that pornography is 'speech', ...and thereby protected by the [American] Constitution, is ...absurd...". Yet, we all naturally seem to refer to it as if it is. The purpose of the US' Constitution's first amendment was not to protect people's "right" to pictures of naked chicks, but rather to protect their right to communicate ideas the government disapproved of. It's purpose is the free flow of ideas, not of pornography, nor of "art" for that matter.

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Date: 2009-05-09 23:03:53, 15 years and 49 days ago

Awk and Trac.ini

You'll notice I'm posting late again, for which I blame C.S. Lewis, and since he's dead he can't defend himself from this unfounded accusation completely serious and non-trivial explanation for my tardiness.

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Categories: Computers, Howto, Linux, Scripting
Date: 2009-05-05 23:03:53, 15 years and 53 days ago