Thursday, 30 June 2011

Robert Morris, Pioneer in Computer Security, Dies at 78 -

Robert Morris, a cryptographer who helped developed the Unix computer operating system, which controls an increasing number of the world’s computers and touches almost every aspect of modern life, died on Sunday in Lebanon, N.H. He was 78.

He was an important contributor to early Unix security aspects and played a very fundamental role in the evolution of OS's from then on.


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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Python's Infamous Global Interpreter Lock

Python's infamous Global Interpreter Lock and an approach on how to get rid of it. Interesting to see if they can get transactional memory to work with decent performance.

Jython vs CPython vs IronPython and then some more...


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