Latest iteration of @technomancy 's Atreus keyboard.
The plates are made of steel, and the keycaps are made of steel and brass.
10 PRINT “RIP”
20 GOTO 10
QT guardian: Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
Using SBCL to interactively experiment with assembly code: https://www.pvk.ca/Blog/2014/03/15/sbcl-the-ultimate-assembly-code-breadboard/
Home-made semiconductor fabrication techniques are getting more sophisticated. From the hacker who put 6 transistors on a chip in an amplifier configuration, behold, one thousand two hundred transistors.
(Admittedly, not configured as anything in particular yet, but the work is getting there. He's already half-way to an Intel 4004. I'm willing to bet that you can make a viable CPU with 1200 transistors if it used a bit-serial micro-architecture.)
Blog article is here: http://sam.zeloof.xyz/second-ic/
batch mode compilers are basically wholly an end result of the capitalist mindset. if we're looking forward (or backwards) to a time when to use a computer and to program a computer are identical operations, there's no advantage - and a colossal disadvantage - to having source compiled once, in advance, and the result preserved in aspic
even - maybe especially! - in small computers
These magnetic keyboard switches are pretty neat! https://hackaday.com/2021/08/02/mag-lev-switches-are-the-future-of-clacking/
The fact that you can tune the force needed by changing the distance between magnets makes me wonder if I should try the same on my electro-sax keys...
this is gargron's response to my criticism for intentionally removing local and federated timelines from the mobile app
he used the mastodon account to hide behind and delete @avie 's comment and close all further discussion on it
tld;dr: We need to drastically limit the growth in emissions from computing, or by 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2°C.
And it is possible to do this.
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