Overclocked

Overclocked
Stories of the Future Present

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Overclocked by Cory Doctorow

Published:

2007

Pages:

264

ISBN:

1560259817

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10,731

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Overclocked
Stories of the Future Present

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3.6666666666667
(3 Reviews)
PrintcrimeWhen Sysadmins Ruled the Earth (audiobook)Anda's GameI, RobotI, Row-BoatAfter the Siege

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worms, or creating worm-attacks, or both. Felix managed to get through to NIST and Bugtraq after about a hundred timeouts, and download some kernel patches that should reduce the load the worms put on the machines in his care. It was 10AM, and he was hungry enough to eat the ass out of a dead bear, but he recompiled his kernels and brought the machines back online. Van's long fingers flew over the administrative keyboard, his tongue protruding as he ran load-stats on each one.

"I had two hundred days of uptime on Greedo," Van said. Greedo was the oldest server in the rack, from the days when they'd named the boxes after Star Wars characters. Now they were all named after Smurfs, and they were running out of Smurfs and had started in on McDonaldland characters, starting with Van's laptop, Mayor McCheese.

"Greedo will rise again," Felix said. "I've got a 486 downstairs with over five years of uptime. It's going to break my heart to reboot it."

"What the everlasting shit do you use a 486 for

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Great set of stories that gets you thinking. There are some recurring themes that run through many of them.
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When sysadmins ruled the Earth is the best story I have ever read. The other stories I liked, but by far sysadmins is the best.
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