Bits of Freedom
Bits of Freedom

Tinkerer and thinker on everything free and open. Exploring possibilities and engaging with new opportunities to instigate change.

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My Kid Will Never Hack Linux

When I was a teenager, around 15-16 years old, I started to learn C programming by reading the source code for the Linux kernel. Mind you, the kernel was quite a bit smaller then and quite easy to understand. For any software over 25 years old, I think it's remarkable how legible and understandable the kernel still is. But there's no deny…

Jonas ÖbergJonas Öberg

How to scare your kids for life

There's a theory going around the hospitals here. The theory states that if you perform a venipuncture on a kid, the kid will grow up being scared of hospitals. You don't want that, so you avoid it, like the plague. Without any scientific data on this, I'm going to say: bollocks! I have a theory of my own. It's this: parents get so freake…

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Re-evaluating nuclear power

Some time ago I participated in a campaign workshop with the FSFE. One of the people holding the workshop admitted to previously having been arrested for demonstrating against nuclear power by climbing a nuclear power plant. It's interesting that regardless of your political affiliation: communist, socialism, capitalist, libertarian, you…

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