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CSE’s Brandon Lucia, David Balatero are netcat: “Cycles Per Instruction”

a2518472733_2UW CSE Ph.D. alum Brandon Lucia and bachelors alum David Balatero are 2/3’s of the band netcat.  Brandon writes:

“We use lots of computers in our band so we released our album as a working Linux kernel module (as well as digital and cassette).  Various social media + Internet personalities (Hacker News, Reddit,, twitter, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Dan Kaminski, etc.) all nodded to it.   In fact gregkh, the maintainer of Linux-stable, has contributed 2 patches!  It’s still on pg 1 of Hacker News this evening and we’ve gotten thousands of new people listening as a result!”