Archive for January, 2016|Monthly archive page
A really good argument that unmasks fatuous claims on behalf of unikernels: Good both in form and in substance.
Whether people feel that unikernels are wrong-headed and are looking for supporting detail or are unikernel proponents and want to know what the counter-arguments could possibly be, there is clearly a desire to hear the arguments against running unikernels in production.
Essentially, the more cities require independent reviews and community meetings to develop land, the more income-segregated the city becomes. Density restrictions also cause wealthy enclaves, regardless of whether they mandate minimum or maximum density in an area. Even if your city mandates high density housing (or creates special zones for low-density, single-family homes), it won’t necessarily solve the problem of income segregated neighborhoods. Finally, in an interesting twist, it turns out that the more local government and citizens groups control development, the more segregated its wealthiest members become.
The motive is unclear at this point. Could be a defensive tactic, and the patent claim is yet liable to refinement, narrowing of scope. Likely still have a constricting effect above and beyond any defensive posture. Interestingly, the putatively defensive move could be too late. See the Quora answers to the question, “Is there an open source Khan Academy platform?”: http://bit.ly/1NbJmlI
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