Andrey (azangru) wrote,


«Bootstrapping» is a computer science term denoting the special method whereby a computer can start itself up when it is first turned on. The term alludes to the joke phrase «to lift oneself up by one's bootstraps», which provides a very apt image to describe the seemingly paradoxical functioning of the self-altering programs that set electronic digital computers initially into motion.

Отсюда их глагол «boot» в смысле загружать компьютер. Веселые они все-таки люди, англоговоруны.

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    Which/whose corporate interests is he talking about? Which corporations are interested in what? I am so confused.

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    Two appearances of Noam Chomsky, in which he goes hard on the unvaccinated. Take, traffic rules, he says. Suppose, he says, I don't want to…

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    Joe Rogan's episode with Michael Shellenberger is very good.

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