David Carlton's link blog; my main blog is at Malvasia Bianca.
(via Dubious Quality)
Would we accept “if you don’t want to get shot, just do what the EPA regulator tells you”? Would we yield to “if you don’t want your kid tased, do what the Deputy Superintendent of Education tells you”? Would we accept “if you don’t want to get tear gassed, just do what your Congressman tells you?” No. Our culture of individualism and liberty would not permit it. Yet somehow, through generations of law-and-order rhetoric and near-deification of law enforcement, we have convinced ourselves that cops are different, and that it is perfectly acceptable for them to be able to order us about, at their discretion, on pain of violence.
It’s not acceptable. It is servile and grotesque.
See also rc3.org.
this is our 4kb read/write head HDD with a seeking controller. it’s attached to the cpu, and sends interrupts when the requested action is finished. address and data are passed to the hdd over a data bus from the cpu.