"Over the years Alice and Bob have tried to defraud insurance companies, played poker for high stakes by mail, and exchanged secret messages over tapped telephones. ... This may be the first time a definitive biography of Alice and Bob has been given."
Ah, yes. Here we are: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_VCS_(2019_console)
I just saw a notice about Atari VCS RAM upgraded to 8GB, and I think to myself, "That's going to require a lot of banking for the 6502." But then I realized it's not 1980 anymore and VCS probably means something different now...
I built a head-mounted LiDAR array that lets you see the world like a dolphin through vibrations sent through you jaw.
Bonus: you look absolutely ridiculous wearing it.
I've never seen the movie "Hackers", but I see it referenced so much on here (plus that Hackers GIF bot getting boosted) that I've put it on hold at my library. But I'm muting that bot. ;)
Whoa! Super 8 camera. This place isn't usually that retro...
At a Good Will. Found a Colleco Vision in dubious condition. $15... I'm not really in to collecting retro kit, but tempting...
for the #NetlabelDay 2018 our netlabel Kamizdat is proud to present a compilation of 12 tracks of local Slovenian electronic music explorers "Access Frame: Collectivity"
it's free download (name your price - just enter zero, and click through the link confirming) on bandcamp: https://kamizdat.bandcamp.com/album/access-frame-collectivity
(your donations are more than welcome)
Let's make the Web free again, support open standards/protocols and decentralize everything.
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
R. Buckminster Fuller
Vivo NEX phone has a camera that retracts into the phone's body when not in use, and has to popup when it is activated. I like that idea. It makes it very obvious when the camera is active. It also seems to have helped raise people's awareness of privacy and permissions and potential surveillance. https://advox.globalvoices.org/2018/07/09/chinese-mobile-phone-cameras-are-not-so-secretly-recording-users-activities/
GitPub (ActivityPub-powered federated Git standard) is producing a first draft : https://github.com/git-federation/gitpub/blob/v0.1.1/SPECIFICATION.md
Facebook labeled 65000 Russians as 'interested in treason' (which is a crime)
Guido van Rossum (ex-BDFL of Python) "Transfer of Power": https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-committers/2018-July/005664.html
another marketing and data aggregation firm gets hacked... Show more
"Marketing Firm Exactis Leaked a Personal Info Database With 340 Million Records"
the 'database dilemma'...
there really should not be any such database in the first place
looks like a new #FPGA line, Lattice's ECP5, is at the very beginning of end-to-end #FOSS toolchain support! https://mobile.twitter.com/fpga_dave/status/1016632236135845889
these devices have 12k-85k LUTs, which would be quite an upgrade from the 8k max the ICE40 line offers!
Attn: PDX pals and soon-to-be visitors: Come hang with us next week! Help w/our OSCON booth and/or meet up for flossip & #freesoftware chit-chat, https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/jul/11/oscon2018/