Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Mar 2012 22:47 UTC
Linux "If you meet Linus Torvalds, he comes off as a mild-mannered, down-to-earth Finnish-American. He lives with his wife Tove, three kids, a cat, a dog, a snake, a goldfish, a bunny and a pet rat in a comfortable 6000 square foot home just north of Portland's tony Lake Oswego neighborhood. The house is yellow - his favorite color - and so's the Mercedes. But he's not really like any of his neighbors. He drives his Mercedes fast, slamming the car into gear and flooring it. There's no coaxing, no hesitation. Either the hammer is down, or the car is at rest. And he has an abnormal number of stuffed penguins on his mantle." Yup, sounds like the to-the-point Fin we all know and love.
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Interesting observation.
by ParadoxUncreated on Wed 21st Mar 2012 08:48 UTC
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2009-12-05

I was working on some DSP code. And realized how some audio DSP had been perfected since computers become commonly available.

1970`s analog and softclipping was used.
1980 first digital looahead peak limiters.
1990 more sophisticated
2000 very high level
2010 perfection.

I consider my limiter perfected. (available at https://sourceforge.net/projects/pxu/files/ )

It`s interesting to note that Linux seems to be perfected in the same way. It has reached perfection because it can run so low latency, and that means having a computer experience close to the best of vintage assembly systems.

Does that mean that software perfection is reached within 50 years of common availability of computers?

Peace!

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RE: Interesting observation.
by wannabe geek on Wed 21st Mar 2012 11:01 in reply to "Interesting observation."
wannabe geek Member since:
2006-09-27



It`s interesting to note that Linux seems to be perfected in the same way. It has reached perfection because it can run so low latency, and that means having a computer experience close to the best of vintage assembly systems.

Does that mean that software perfection is reached within 50 years of common availability of computers?

Peace!


I've had plenty of time to think of it while I was waiting for my Ubuntu system to give me back my mouse pointer after opening a few Firefox tabs. I would say there's still some room for improvement ;)

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RE: Interesting observation.
by Kochise on Wed 21st Mar 2012 15:58 in reply to "Interesting observation."
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2006-03-03

And Hurd is not yet even functional. Where have you been all that long ?

Kochise

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