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The Mystery of Tom Pritchard’s Bike
The Mystery of Tom Pritchard’s Bike

Let’s open this story with my bike, because this is a cycling magazine and because it might be helpful to begin with something tactile. To call it a bike seems so informal. It’s like calling a ’67 Pontiac GTO a car, or Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers a band. This is a bike, yes, in…

The Sac Whisper 8008: The First Stout-Fledged Microcomputer (2008)
The Sac Whisper 8008: The First Stout-Fledged Micr...

Digibarn Stories: Bill Pentz and (Earliest) History of the Microcomputer The World's First Fully Functional Microcomputer (with peripherals) the "SacState" or "Bill Pentz" 8008 Machine of 1972-73 (August-November, 2008) Lee Felsenstein viewing and Bob Frankston commenting on the Sac State 8008 early microcomputer from Bruce Damer on Vimeo. New: 2009 IEEE Annals of the History…

Hand-Optimizing VLIW Meeting Language as a Sport
Hand-Optimizing VLIW Meeting Language as a Sport

Hand-Optimizing VLIW Assembly Language as a Game HOVALAAG is a small, free, lightweight Zachlike for Windows (and Linux and Mac using WINE). You edit your assembly-language programs using your editor of choice, run your program through the command-line game, and debug it by browsing HTML-formatted execution traces in a web browser. Download HOVALAAG for Windows…

Traits in Profits From 1975 to 2018
Traits in Profits From 1975 to 2018

The three decades following the Second World War saw a period of economic growth that was shared across the income distribution, but inequality in taxable income has increased substantially over the last four decades. This work seeks to quantify the scale of income gap created by rising inequality compared to a counterfactual in which growth…

Jitsi’s Emil Ivov on scaling up all by a lethal illness
Jitsi’s Emil Ivov on scaling up all by a lethal ...

Open source program has seen 100-fold increase since the coronavirus outbreakThe parent company of the Jitsi open source video conferencing platform, 8x8, has experienced a 100-fold increase in users during the coronavirus pandemic.The platform, which offers various communication tools including Jitsi Meet, has experienced a huge uptick in users from 200,000 to 20 million in…

The Hardware Lottery
The Hardware Lottery

[Submitted on 14 Sep 2020] Download PDF Abstract: Hardware, systems and algorithms research communities have historically had different incentive structures and fluctuating motivation to engage with each other explicitly. This historical treatment is odd given that hardware and software have frequently determined which research ideas succeed (and fail). This essay introduces the term hardware lottery…

Narrate HN: Abet an gape fixed on Chromecasts from Linux
Narrate HN: Abet an gape fixed on Chromecasts from...

Control your Chromecast via MPRIS media player controls. MPRIS is the standard media player interface on Linux desktops. chromecast_mpris allows you to control media playback on Chromecasts, and provides an interface for playback information. MPRIS integration is enabled by default in Plasma Desktop, and, along with GNOME's volume control widget, there are widgets for GNOME,…

Creativity Adjustments as We Age
Creativity Adjustments as We Age

Despite spending most of my childhood drawing, I didn’t grow up to become an artist. I studied art history instead. I loved art, but I loved the artists more. It was their stories that I burned for. In an oral presentation on Michelangelo’s sculptures, during the third year of my art history degree, I mused…

Indoor CO2 might perchance presumably well presumably gorgeous attain stages execrable to cognition by the head of this century
Indoor CO2 might perchance presumably well presuma...

The vast majority of the impacts of anthropogenic climate change on human health and society are indirect to the carbon emissions, for example, increased mortality due to more frequent heat waves is an expected outcome, but humans are not adding significant heat directly to the atmosphere. Modern human activity emits greenhouse gases, which raise the…

120k-one year-broken-down footprints offer early proof for folks in Arabia
120k-one year-broken-down footprints offer early p...

These footprints were made by ancient humans’ muddy feet as they traversed a lakeshore in Saudi Arabia about 120,000 years ago. Stewart et al., 2020 By Ann GibbonsSep. 17, 2020 , 5:05 PM One day about 120,000 years ago, a few humans wandered along the shore of an ancient lake in what is now the…

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