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kur nuhl

  • n  the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
    black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell
  • n  a single whole grain of a cereal
    a kernel of corn
  • n  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

  • Working out of his family's apartment in Helsinki in 1991, he wrote the kernel of a new computer operating system called Linux that he posted.
  • It provided the scaffolding within which Torvalds' kernel ("Linux") could hang.
  • "We're going to move from a commodity economy where you basically grow the same kind of crops where a kernel of corn is a kernel of corn is a kernel of corn to an ingredient .
News & Articles

  • 30 Linux Kernel Developer Work Spaces in 30 Weeks: Shuah Khan Shuah Khan is a Senior Linux Kernel Developer at Samsung's Open Source Group. She has contributed to various kernel sub-systems including the Android mainlining project, LED class drivers, IOMMU, DMA, and more.
    June 11, 2013 - Linux Today
  • Linux Top 3: Linux 3.10 Gets Bigger
    Some Linux kernel releases are larger than others. Than there is Linux 3.10 Linus Torvalds released the fifth release candidate for Linux 3.10 on Saturday and he isn't impressed.
    June 11, 2013 - LinuxPlanet
  • Kinder, gentler Torvalds: Don’t make me curse at you again
    There seem to be three possibilities here: Either Linus Torvalds has been kidnapped by aliens and replaced by a doppelganger; someone is simply impersonating him on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML); or - and I know this sounds crazy -- the famously profane fellow is finally mellowing out.
    June 10, 2013 - Network World

  • William F Buckley Jr in SmallTownPapers News Service
    William F. Buckley Jr. wrote in the National Review, "One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed : Different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgment of defeat."
  • Linus Torvalds in InfoWorld
    People have been pretty good (understatement of the year) at debunking those claims, but the fact is that part of that debunking involved searching kernel mailing list archives from 1992 etc. Not much fun,Torvalds wrote in his mailing list...
  • Dee Bradley Baker in Fresno Bee
    You have to create and imagine everything from an active imagination. And that, at its kernel, is acting,Baker says.

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