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Wed, 28 Dec 2005:

My absolute favourite dilbert, ever

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posted at: 16:44 | path: /fun | permalink | Tags: ,

There was this thesis that SuperIlu was doing. The general aim was to study if we could freeze a virtual machine on one machine/cpu and migrate it to another - and now we understand a lot more about acorn nut burying squirrel migration patterns than we ever did before. Did you know that evil squirrels say we own your nuts just before they ship you off to the nut mines ? Amazing things they can do these days ...

The jokes aside, it is an excellent example of how Portable.net can be made to do things which it wasn't designed for - in a sort of Model-T driving a flour mill sense. The engine can be stopped ,moved to another machine and the whole thing will keep ticktocking as if nothing happened at all.

If you can read German, you can look at the real thesis. Or if you are like me you can read his implementation notes, which are thankfully in English. for the

Hackers are just a migratory lifeform with a tropism for computers.

posted at: 15:33 | path: /dotgnu | permalink | Tags: ,