[announce] NYC*BUG Wednesday: OS the underlying overhead of computation

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Other upcoming:

AsiaBSDCon (.org) March 9-12, Tokyo, Japan
BSDCan (.org) Jun 9-10, Ottawa, Canada
EuroBSDCon (.org) September 21-24, Paris, France


February 1, Wednesday
OS : The underlying overhead of computation
Antti Kantee
18:45, Suspenders, 103 Greenwich Street, 2nd Floor, Manhattan
Notice: Location Change


An operating system is a piece of code intended to help computer
operators load punch cards -- hence "operating". The timesharing system
was created to allow interactive shared access to the handful of
computers which existed at the time. We will examine what is in the
interactive punch card loader in 2017, what actually belongs in there,
and why things are the way they are. Like science, the talk is highly
religious. Unlike computer science, the talk is grounded in reality.
Discussions, heretical opinions, and questions are encouraged.

Speaker Bio

Antti Kantee has been a NetBSD committer since the 1900's and has
managed to do many sorts of damage. He is probably best (or worst,
depending on who you ask) known for his decade-long workhaul on rump
kernels. Antti very recently moved to the Princeton area, so in case he
appears particularly absent during his talk, he got lost on the way to
the venue.

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