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posted by mrpg on Saturday December 16 2017, @03:09PM   Printer-friendly
from the #! dept.

Lifehacker has an Interview with Brian Fox, the author of the Bash shell.

Brian Fox is a titan of open source software. As the first employee of Richard Stallman’s Free Software Foundation, he wrote several core GNU components, including the GNU Bash shell. Now he’s a board member of the National Association of Voting Officials and co-founder of Orchid Labs, which delivers uncensored and private internet access to users like those behind China’s firewall. We talked to him about his career and how he works.

[...] I first recall being interested in technology at the age of 6. My father, a physicist at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, had a teletype machine in the basement of the house we were living in. It connected to BBN via a modem. The baud rate was probably around 110bps—quite low. I used to hold down the CTRL key while pressing “G”, which would cause the bell to ring.

[...] I joined with my other 4 co-founders in 2017 to create the Orchid Protocol for a truly decentralized, surveillance-free internet.


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  • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday December 16 2017, @05:32PM (2 children)

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday December 16 2017, @05:32PM (#610741) Journal

    "The food here is horrible, and such small portions"

    the growing tide of shameless dark-gray-hats

    Well, if they at least used dark gray text, I might might even be able to read the damn thing.

    --
    Ok, we paid the ransom. Do I get my dog back? REDЯUM
  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 16 2017, @06:05PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 16 2017, @06:05PM (#610748)

    "The food here is horrible, and such small portions"

    Allow me to explain something to you. When the food is of low quality then you need to eat more to have adequate nutrition. Haven't you ever wondered why those poor people you glimpse from the top of your ivory tower are always eating desperately trying to stay alive while you sit back and watch leisurely as your big piles of money grow bigger.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 16 2017, @06:23PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 16 2017, @06:23PM (#610753)

      Where's the "Say whaaa?" mod?