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printing Xmas cards on a vintage IBM 1401 mainframe
http://www.righto.com/2017/12/creating-christmas-card-on-vintage-ibm_7.html Next, I needed a program to print out this file. I have some experience writing assembly code for the IBM 1401 from my previous projects to perform Bitcoin mining on the 1401 and generate Mandelbrot fractals. So I wrote
Crossing digital assistants with retro toys
From the «Teddy Ruxpin, roll me a joint, please» department: Title: Marvellous retrofitted home assistants Author: Alex Bate Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:56:40 -0500 Link: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/retrofitted-home-assistants/ As more and more digital home assistants are appearing on the
Industrial IoT Latest Industry Size, Growth, Opportunities, Emerging Challenges and Market Forecast 2025
Free Get Sample Copy - https://tinyurl.com/yb86uuzx Internet of Things (IoT) has brought everything connected through internet. This connected network offers new opportunities to enhance operations across manufacturing, energy, agriculture, transportation and other infrastructure sectors of the
What have we learned from the PDP-11?
https://dave.cheney.net/2017/12/04/what-have-we-learned-from-the-pdp-11 The paper I have chosen tonight is a retrospective on a computer design. It is one of a series of papers by Gordon Bell, and various co-authors, spanning the design, growth, and eventual replacement of the companies
The origin of the index card
In 1767, Carl Linnaeus was suffering from information overload. His solution: the index card, a turning point in the relationship between power and technology... "How the Index Card Cataloged the World Carl Linnaeus, the father of biological taxonomy, also had a hand in inventing this tool
Around the world with Unicode
https://norasandler.com/2017/11/02/Around-the-with-Unicode.html A pretty funny read (all hail the brakcet!!!): //-- clip Unicode is really exciting, because it lets software handle two things: Emoji. All written human language The first point is obviously the most important, but
"Net Neutrality" advocates need to stop trying to rob us
I wonder if these "Net Neutrality" faggots heard about their fellow travelers harassing the children of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai outside of his home? Well, the time they've had committing network terrorism and robbing from those of us who don't use Netflix or Hulu or Amazon (and propping up their
AT&T wants you to forget that it blocked FaceTime over cellular in 2012
Quoting from the URL above: AT&T's push to end net neutrality rules continued yesterday in a blog post that says the company has never blocked third-party applicati
Old Calculator Web Museum
Quoting from the URL above: Welcome to the Old Calculator Web Museum. Let me introduce myself. I'm Rick Bensene, the curator of this museum. I'm 57, live in a rural area outside of Oregon City, Oregon USA (near the end of the Oregon Trail),
Hmm, too bad SPARC won't be enjoying the revival. Or DEC Alpha ... Just glad to see alternatives to x86. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/big-tech-players-risc-v-architecture,36011.html Big Tech Players Start To Adopt The RISC-V Chip Architecture by Lucian Armasu November 29, 2017 at 8:15 AM -
IoT in Healthcare Market - Advanced Technology, New Development, Application & Future Opportunities
FREE | Request Sample Copy is Available at http://bit.ly/2j3LaJp The Internet of Things (IoT) in Healthcare comprises of solutions and services such as mobile applications, wearable devices, software etc. to benefit the patients and healthcare professionals in reduction of costs as well as
Artificial Learning and Machine Learning in IOT Market - Growth & Outlook
FREE | Request Sample Copy is Available at http://bit.ly/2nbf3fc Earlier machine learning techniques have been used extensively for a wide range of tasks including classification, regression and density estimation in a variety of application areas such as bioinformatics, speech recognition,
The Flight That Made The Calculator And Changed The World
Quoting from the URL above: It was the fall of 1965 and Jack Kilby and Patrick Haggerty of Texas Instruments sat on a flight as Haggerty explained his idea for a calculator that could
Apple PowerMac G5: Flame On
http://women-and-dreams.blogspot.com/2017/11/apple-power-macintosh-g5-flame-on.html //-- clip Let's have a look at the Apple Power Macintosh G5, a weighty space heater that can also perform computing tasks. Apple launched the G5 in 2003 with great fanfare, but nowadays it has a decidedly mixed
Modder puts Computer inside a Power Supply
Quoting from the URL above: When building a custom computer rig, most people put the SMPS power supply inside the computer case. [James] a.k.a [Aibohphobia] a.k.a [fearofpalindromes] turned it inside
Can the new Firefox Quantum regain its web browser market share?
Quoting from the URL above: When Firefox was introduced in 2004, it was designed to be a lean and optimized web browser, based on the bloated code from the Mozilla Suite. Between 2004 and 2009, many considered
Global IoT Sensor Market Revenue Growth Driven Exponentially by North America Market During Forecast Period
FREE| Sample Request Available https://tinyurl.com/y7e8ooxq Sensor is an electronic device which is used to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other system such as computer processor. Sensors in IoT play an important role for determining the physical quality
AutoHotKeys: Insert accented word
Could the technically gifted out there tell one less gifted how to insert accented words with AutoHotKeys. Specifically, I'm trying to get it to substitute "cafe" with "café". With all other words I just use something like ::cafe::café in the script - but with the accent as above, typing
Net neutrality demise
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/technology/fcc-net-neutrality.html //-- clip F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in Victory for Telecoms The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet,
OSI: The Internet That Wasn't
Quoting from the URL above: If everything had gone according to plan, the Internet as we know it would never have sprung up. That plan, devised 35 years ago, instead would have created a comprehensiv
There's a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It
Quoting from the URL above: Yesterday I appeared on a panel about digital publishers who are ?pivoting to video'. I've written about this before. But in case you're new to it, there have
Industrial IoT Latest Technology Research, Top Players with Current Trends and Emerging Challenges in 2017
Free Get Sample Copy - https://tinyurl.com/yb86uuzx The Internet of things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to connect and exchange
Schneier: It's Time to Regulate IoT to Improve Cyber-Security
Quoting from the URL above: In a keynote at the SecTor security conference, Bruce Schneier makes a case for more regulatory oversight for software and the Internet of Things Bruce
Unsubscribe means...?
I unsubscribe from something (that I doubt I subscribed to), and then receive an email asking me to rate the support process representing the unsubscribe. Guys, unsubscribe means I don't want to hear from you any more! Sylvia.
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Eric Raymond: the long goodbye to C
From the «but can it own a gun? that's the question» department: Title: Eric Raymond: "The long goodbye to C" Author: Fnord666 Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:23:00 -0500 Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/11/10/0531217&from=rss An Anonymous Coward writes: In which ESR pontificates on
Uploads - What is wrong with Easynews
Looking for Star Trek Discovery season 1 Episodes 6 onwards in english. Why does it seem there are no posts any more ??? --- This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. http://www.avg.com
building AI that can build AI
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/05/technology/machine-learning-artificial-intelligence-ai.html //--clip SAN FRANCISCO — They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligen
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Startup in Desperate Search for Ideas
Quoting from the URL above: WhenHub - a startup in search of an idea As near as I can recall, the initial idea of WhenHub was
Tech: we didn't mean for it to turn out like this
Written in 2014, still valid. By the author of "technology is heroin" (an agile/scrum guy). http://www.whattofix.com/blog/archives/2014/05/we-didnt-mean-for-it-to-turn-out-like-this.php //--clip Looking at the net today, I can’t help but reflect on how it’s turning out so differently than we
wifi crack and complexity
From the «thirteen years of fun» department: Title: The Guardian view on internet security: complexity is vulnerable | Editorial Author: Editorial Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:39:37 -0400 Link: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/19/the-guardian-view-on-internet-security-complexity
Winge of the week
Companies that provide contact forms on their websites, but either do not monitor wherever those forms end up, or just don't reply to them. On two occasions, I've tried to get information, without success, and end up resorting to phoning them. Memo to businesses: If you don't want to handle
Denuvo's DRM now being cracked within hours of release
Quoting from the URL above: When we last checked in on the state of Denuvo copy protection in PC games, the latest version of the best-in-class DRM provider had provided about a
the Mac Mini
From the «not dead, but not thriving either» department: Title: Apple Cook's half-baked defense of the Mac Mini: This kit ain't a leftover Author: Shaun Nichols Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:59:14 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/20/apple_mac_mini_tim_cook/
better just to consider the entire IoT hacked, eh?
From the «the Internet of Shit» department: Title: Do fear the Reaper: Huge army of webcams, routers raised from 'one million' hacked orgs Author: John Leyden Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:30:42 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/20/iot_reaper_botnet_growing_f
Equifax Deserves the Corporate Death Penalty
Quoting from the URL above: Equifax is in trouble. The credit reporting company failed to protect the personal financial data of as many as 143 million Americans. Equifax's failure exposed
How I Socially Engineer Myself Into High Security Facilities
Quoting from the URL above: Sophie is a physical penetration tester and information security consultant. She specializes in social engineering security assessments
Why physicists still use Fortran
http://moreisdifferent.com/2015/07/16/why-physicsts-still-use-fortran/ //--clip ... Fortran is still a dominant language for the large scale simulation of physical systems, ie. for things like the astrophysical modeling of stars and galaxies, hydrodynamics codes (cf. Flash), large scale
Open-Xchange and Dovecot to integrate chat
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/12/openxchange_imap_chat_killer_app/ //--clip Exclusive: The company that writes the open-source software for three-quarters of the world's Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) email servers has a plan that could kill off proprietary chat services like
Windows Mobile 10 is a dead man walking
https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/10/09/1359226/microsoft-exec-says-windows-10-mobile-is-no-longer-a-focus#comments From a report: Microsoft's Joe Belfiore informed Twitter users that new features and hardware for Windows 10 Mobile "aren't the focus" any more. There will be fixes and
Eudora: email for a different era
https://tedium.co/2017/09/28/eudora-email-history/ //--clip A Eulogy for Eudora The early graphical client Eudora was how people checked their email in the ’90s. But in the end, only the power users stuck around. Here’s what you missed. ... Eudora was a success story, but not one that made
Getting rich
Just wondering whether it's too late to use my software engineering experience to get rich. What are people willing to pay for? My thoughts are a) To get food b) To get water c) To get comfort d) To get health e) To get love and its associated physical interactions f) To be amused
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) to join MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger
... in the dustbin. https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/6/16435690/aim-shutting-down-after-20-years-aol-instant-messenger //--clip But with the proliferation of smartphones, everything has changed. Text messaging has taken over for desktop instant messaging apps, and increasingly, we’re seeing
Slashdot is 20 years old
From the «which makes us quite a bit older than that» department: Title: 20 Years of Stuff That Matters Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:12:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/DUiFyKv3WYU/20-years-of-stuff-that-matters Today we're marking
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teledildonics: hacking bluetooth sex toys
From the «awkward moment when you're busted» department: Title: Dildon'ts of Bluetooth: Pen test boffins sniff out Berlin's smart butt plugs Author: John Leyden Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:13:10 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/29/ble_exploits_screwdriving
Not many 32 bit distros left
From the «and not many 32 bit processors left either» department: Title: Ubuntu To Stop Offering 32-Bit ISO Images, Joining Many Other Linux Distros Author: he...@slashdot.org Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:25:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/Csl5uc_J9sg/ubuntu-to-stop
from Unity to Gnome Shell: first challenges
From the «never left FVWM; no problem» department: Title: Switching from Unity to Gnome-Shell: first challenges Author: Iain Lane Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:26:11 -0400 Link: https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/07/03/switching-from-unity-to-gnome-shell-first-challenges/ I work at Canonical, on