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December 16, 2009

#676: Abstraction


[[A person is sitting at a computer.]]

An x64 processor is screaming along at billions of cycles per second to run the XNU kernel, which is frantically working through all the POSIX-specified abstraction to create the Darwin system underlying OS X, which in turn is straining itself to run Firefox and its Gecko renderer, which creates a Flash object which renders dozens of video frames every second

because I wanted to see a cat jump into a box and fall over.

I am a god.