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Some of you may be aware that my wife, Catrin, has written a play about the life of Alan Turing called "To Kill a Machine". You may already have seen an earlier version of the play at Aberystwyth, Cardiff or Swansea.
Well, it's been redrafted and substantially revised, but we need your help to take it on tour - paying actors, designing sets and such. We've already got the tour bookings but we need £8000 to attract match funding from other sources. Please help!

Go to the site, read the comments. For one thing, this play is a damn sight more accurate than The Imitation Game. It's also a better piece of drama, by some way.
Scriptography Productions is raising funds for To Kill a Machine on Kickstarter! An empowering play about war time code breaker Alan Turing which tells the real story of a hero vilified for his sexuality and suicide.
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nice nice vid. that kind of dataset could make a nice dissertation project for someone (normalise lighting, register images, detect change...).
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But can it moonwalk? 
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Nice. Some sort of cellular automaton, I take it? Have to admit I did start worrying that Rick Astley would appear.
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This looks like loads of fun!
 
Fed up of SystemD ?
Kdbus the final straw ?
Linux community too large and noisy ?
Yearn for the good old days when you knew every contributor by name and the source code fitted on a single floppy disc ?

I am pleased to announce the initial (very initial) code drop of the Fuzix OS. The goal of Fuzix is to provide a reasonably complete Systen 5 Unix experience without all the bloat. At this point in time the kernel needs about 40K, plus memory for user space.

The Initially supported processor architecture is the Zilog Z80. The code uses no "naughty" instructions so should run correctly on clones and variants, as well as on things like the T80 FPGA core. The core code has been built for 6809 and 6502 as a sanity test but more work would be needed to bring up an actual platform. In theory if it's got 8bits and banked RAM you can probably run Fuzix OS on it.

At this point there is no 8086 port. It's certainly doable for a PC/XT or PC/AT style box but needs a usable open source ANSI C for 8086.. I've done some initial work on pcc (http://pcc.ludd.ltu.se/) but could do with help on bringing that up further as I've not had time to make much progress on it.

So why Fuzix ?

- There are various other "modern" OS for Z80 systems but they are not CPU portable, and except for CP/M mostly non-free or depending upon non-free tools. In time they will become a liability not an aid to playing with old systems

- UZI is neat but constrained by limits in the tools and unbanked memory configuration

- UZI180 is neater but still lacks some basic features

- All the existing UZI variants are forks, and generally incompatible. That's not a long term sustainable way to maintain retro systems.

But in truth the main reason is simpler

- Because it's fun.... and it's halloween which as an ex Red Hatter is kind of the right day for a release

https://github.com/EtchedPixels/FUZIX
FUZIX - FuzixOS: Because Small Is Beautiful
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Yes (to both). Would be interesting to have a shot at the 6509, though I've never used one.
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Any fellow Ingress players: that is a ludicrous field. Somewhere in Wildest Russia, a minor island in the Madeiras, and a small town on the edge of nowhere in Quebec. How the hell did they organise that?
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Wish you'd bloody come into town and blow up a few things :) They've started seriously shielding their portals and that makes them beyond my pay grade.
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