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Researchers Use Intel SGX To Put Malware Beyond the Reach of Antivirus Software

Silk woven portrait of Joseph-Marie Jacquard, woven by Michel-Marie Carquillat on a Jacquard loom - France, 1839.

The program for this weave required Carquillat to encode ~24,000 Jacquard punch cards.

The image is fine detailed enough to capture detail like the translucency of the curtains over the window.

This achievement was one of the main things that later convinced Babbage to use punch cards for his Analytical Engine, cascading into actual use in computing later on.

#art #retrocomputing

"Big Tech's problem is Big, not Tech" by Cory Doctorow (video)

I missed this when it came out a few months ago, but this is a great talk. I'm becoming more and more convinced that the problems of technology centralization can't be solved without antitrust. Tim Wu's recent book "The Curse of Bigness" also comes to mind here.

Playing #TuxRacer with my HMC Mini #Joystick from my electric #wheelchair. Thanks to my #DIY adapter box, which makes it possible to connect the joystick as a game controller to the PC via USB. The adapter makes use of an Arduino Leonardo to process the signals from the joystick. I programed the microcontroller myself and got some help from the people from the #KOLab #Makerspace for the wiring and development of the circuit.. A big thank for that!

A quote from my teacher on productivity -- worth sharing Show more

RT @motherboard: ISPs shouldn’t be allowed to pick and choose winners on the internet tweeted by @mozilla

Two cups of coffee later... "Welp, time to get my Verilog brain goin'."

"PEOPLE OF EARTH!" Show more

Do you like sci-fi? Do you write your own stories for fun or profit? Why not join us in a low pressure semi-collaborative journey among the stars:

Cosmic Voyage is a public access unix system focused on storytelling. Practice some command line skills while you write and get motivated from your peers.

Visit us on in the #cosmic room as well.

I realize that not everybody shares this sort of cultural affirmation, so it probably wouldn't be workable, but sometimes I wish I could offer a "high five" on a toot, you know? You see somebody doing somethin' cool, and you're like, "Wow! That deserves a high five..." But... you can't... So instead you click the little star with a disappointed sigh... :/

I just discovered this talk about why my local transit authority pays somebody to maintain Open Street Map data for seven counties in Oregon:

According to Trimet budgeted US$18,409 in the 2018/19 fiscal year for "Open Street Map Data Maintenance", and I think that's awesome.

Weird how I managed to mangle the URL after pasting so you can't click it, but the embed came through fine. Just in case a clickable URL is useful.

I'm only half way through this talk on SymbiFlow, but the amount of progress on open FPGA tooling is so exciting. (If you're into that kind of thing, which I am.) And I didn't know they were so far along with the ECP5 bistream! v

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TFW you find yourself repeatedly writing and then deleting depressing observations just before hitting "TOOT!".

(Time to close this tab for now.)

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