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Gotta love that Simon quote! While the left keeps rambling about capitalism, none ever really consider modern organisations as the real centers of political power today.

"Suppose that [“a mythical visitor from Mars”] approaches the Earth from space, equipped with a telescope that revels social structures. The firms reveal themselves, say, as solid green areas with faint interior contours marking out divisions and departments. Market transactions show as red lines connecting firms, forming a network in the spaces between them. Within firms (and perhaps even between them) the approaching visitor also sees pale blue lines, the lines of authority connecting bosses with various levels of workers. As our visitors looked more carefully at the scene beneath, it might see one of the green masses divide, as a firm divested itself of one of its divisions. Or it might see one green object gobble up another. At this distance, the departing golden parachutes would probably not be visible.

No matter whether our visitor approached the United States or the Soviet Union, urban China or the European Community, the greater part of the space below it would be within green areas, for almost all of the inhabitants would be employees, hence inside the firm boundaries. Organizations would be the dominant feature of the landscape. A message sent back home, describing the scene, would speak of “large green areas interconnected by red lines.” It would not likely speak of “a network of red lines connecting green spots."

crookedtimber.org/2012/05/30/i

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This guy is a fucking legend. He did Linux From Scratch (installing everything manually, no distro) AND he wrote his own package manager in under 100 lines of code and his own window manager in under 150 lines of code.

reddit.com/r/unixporn/comments

#Linux #LFS #GnuLinux #CS #IT

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Time was born by two events.

A single event wasn't enough.

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While the secular uprising in is being squashed by the police and military, a small bunch of people are showing their solidarity with the protests in right now

"In this paper we present a metric scheme to quantify organizational complexity, in relation to the product development process to identify if the metrics impact failure-proneness. [...] Our results provide empirical evidence that the organizational metrics are related to, and are effective predictors of failure-proneness."

microsoft.com/en-us/research/p

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I uploaded a PKGBUILD to the AUR today for , a cli non-webclient for . Thank you, @sloum :)

aur.archlinux.org/packages/bom

Gotta love that Simon quote! While the left keeps rambling about capitalism, none ever really consider modern organisations as the real centers of political power today.

"Suppose that [“a mythical visitor from Mars”] approaches the Earth from space, equipped with a telescope that revels social structures. The firms reveal themselves, say, as solid green areas with faint interior contours marking out divisions and departments. Market transactions show as red lines connecting firms, forming a network in the spaces between them. Within firms (and perhaps even between them) the approaching visitor also sees pale blue lines, the lines of authority connecting bosses with various levels of workers. As our visitors looked more carefully at the scene beneath, it might see one of the green masses divide, as a firm divested itself of one of its divisions. Or it might see one green object gobble up another. At this distance, the departing golden parachutes would probably not be visible.

No matter whether our visitor approached the United States or the Soviet Union, urban China or the European Community, the greater part of the space below it would be within green areas, for almost all of the inhabitants would be employees, hence inside the firm boundaries. Organizations would be the dominant feature of the landscape. A message sent back home, describing the scene, would speak of “large green areas interconnected by red lines.” It would not likely speak of “a network of red lines connecting green spots."

crookedtimber.org/2012/05/30/i

tilde.zone

masto instance for the tildeverse