as unmissable, and "I should have read this as a child" - that is, for those who feel a lack of solid ground until they know exactly what makes the machine work.
The purpose: to enable reading the anchor - in this case you want to see it, not just click on it. This is a case when you want '0xax' and 'gitbooks.io' and the rest well in front of you. For mnemonics.
Similarly to why an possibly apparently gratuitous post of praise was issued: to note, "this one can be really worth it, comparatively - here is a mark that facilitates that you check it and not miss it".
Well, it's the same link. I only asked because it looks like you were intending to paste a different link (or anchor) than the original link; It's confusing for readers.
To call a human - and within HN you do find very refined ones - a machine (and in particular machines devoid of intellect, and which outstand for being devoid of any intellect), is insulting.
There is a risk to use it in occasions where actually refined thought is called "machine-like", which is insulting, diminishing, and destructive.
And it has been used in occasions in which some dismissed perfectly valid and refined information because they could not understand it.
And also in face of the above, the contribution of such statement with regards to "joke" value is either low or requiring more explicitness of any productive content.
I would restrict comparisons between humans and machines there where it is productive.
Looking at the Paging  chapter, the _Linux Insides_ book has a clear, very technical, description of the meaning of every bit in pointers used for virtual addressing. It includes details like what bits you need to set in order to enable a particular paging mode, so it's really enough detail to actually _do_ something.
I don't think I'm the target audience, but it was interesting to look at.
It seems like the least documented (at a high level, anyway) part of the kernel - if anyone knows a good resource I'd love to hear it.
For general networking operation this new book looks promissing .
Linux Kernel Networking:
 Linux for Networking Professionals:
Not true at all. Plenty of people still use BIOS boot (in the data center) for things like PXEBOOT.
And they say they are an "Elixir developer at @travelping":
> They clearly made an effort to stay anonymous.
The word you're looking for is "pseudonymous", which is a very, very, very different thing.
"Linux Inside – How the Linux Kernel Works" https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14422605 (564 points | May 27, 2017 | 31 comments)
"Inline assembly in Linux" https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11606518 (158 points | May 1, 2016 | 33 comments
Full list here: https://hn.algolia.com/?q=0xax+linux+insides
Would be nice if this section was more detailed. Mailing lists can be quite confusing for the uninitiated.
One suspect: some people may read that «engaging» as "glamorously captivating": that would alienate readers interested in that content - the opposite effect. The contextual text has to be lean and respond to the questions the intended reader may have. It is engaging because, as it rarely happens, it gives precisely the information you want, without adding noise (which has an discouraging effect).