Magic tricks are all about suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship (see Tricks of the Mind), or as Cutter perhaps will say, every magic trick has tree parts: the pledge (where the magician shows you something ordinary), the turn (where the ordinary becomes something extraordinary), and the prestige (where the extraordinary turns into something you have never seen before). [...]
It is time to rethink the way the desktop works. Some of my ideas may seem radical but sometimes evolution is the only solution to all of our problems.
I have had this idea for quite some time now. Picture the following: a stripped-down Linux kernel with all security mechanisms to the max; levels 2 to 5 configured to run just the most basic set of services such the scheduler, the hardware abstraction and support mechanisms, printing etc., a web server, a browser and the x environment. [...]
There is a serious flaw in the DNS system and apparently it is a design bug, the types of bugs I like the most. I am very curious to learn what exactly Dan has prepped for us and I get the feeling that we will be deeply shaken by its simplicity.
Although, I have no clue what this bug is, and I am also reluctant to pursue its mystery for my own entertainment, I will try to express what it could be by walking you through a simple process of thinking by elimination. [...]