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Well done +Guy Sebastian​, Australia getting 5th place overall for #eurovision2015 #eurovision. Really impressed Australia got first place in a few countries
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Early morning Eurovision in Australia
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Wow an open-hardware computer with similar perf as the new Raspberry Pi 2 but only $9! It's a Cortex-A8 CPU with decent RAM, flash storage, Wifi, Bluetooth, and GPIO for just $9! Even if this KickStarter ends up failing or being majorly delayed, the fact that the new AllWinner R8 makes it possible to have a $9 1GHz computer with Wifi means that other companies will start bringing out similar priced & spec'd models too!
Next Thing Co. is raising funds for CHIP - The World's First Nine Dollar Computer on Kickstarter! Built for work, play, and everything in between! \(•◡•)/
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New router arrived, now the speeds are much closer to the advertised 100/40Mbps
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Stop gloating :) Those of us stuck on ADSL2+ are very jealous.
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If you want to see technology of the future, stop looking at Apple or the "upcoming smartwatch revolution", and look at this:

The "Michigan Micro Mote" is a new computing device roughly the size of a grain of salt, and it's not just a theoretical proposal, it physically exists and apparently is approaching production level. They are using modern chip manufacturing technology, but using that technology to build the whole device instead of just the chip component.

They've created a Cortex-M0 microcontroller + custom battery + custom solar cell + custom power subsystem + custom radio transmitter + very basic camera & motion detector + custom I2C temperature & pressure sensors, and yet the whole thing is roughly 1mm in size! There's no mention of current manufacturing cost, but it's fair to assume that in 5-10 years time, tiny devices like this will start becoming mass produced at a very tiny cost due to the very tiny size.

Note that this device is a microcontroller (just like an Arduino) and therefore hundreds of times slower than a smartphone, so this technology is for IoT and tiny distributed sensors, rather than trying to embedded a smartphone into your fingernail. But it's definitely a solid glimpse at what our future technology is going to start allowing, when we use modern chip fabrication technologies to build whole devices rather than just chips!
Michigan Micro Mote (M3) Makes History. Michigan Micro Mote (M3), the world's smallest computer, is taking its place among other revolutionary accomplishments in the history of computing at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Measuring in at less than a half a centimeter, ...
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"Every second of 2014, on average, 8 trillion transistors were produced. That figure is about 25 times the number of stars in the Milky Way and some 75 times the number of galaxies in the known universe. The rate of growth has also been extraordinary. More transistors were made in 2014 than in all the years prior to 2011."
via http://perspectives.mvdirona.com/2015/04/50-years-of-moores-law-ieee-spectrum-report/
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Well done for broadcasting another live #eurovision +SBS Australia​​
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Scott Hanselman on Programming, User Experience, The Zen of Computers and Life in General
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So very much no. How will your Pi perform while it's chugging away on monthly updates for over an hour for no explicable reason?
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Turns out the free router that TPG supplied with the unlimited 100/40Mbps plan is the bottleneck, so I order a dual core router: asus rt-ac68u
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Crap isn't it
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So. Much. Wrong.

Anyone who's ever had to dive into #stockphotography  knows there are some real oddballs out there. But this one showing what supposedly is #computerrepair  just irked us on so many levels, we had to share.

And the guy's sweet mullet doesn't even rank in our list.

We're not sure which problem could ever be solved by cutting mobo cables...but if you look closely, those appear to be pliers, not wire cutters.

And how many of you folks have ever taken apart a #computer  only to find a loose incandescent light bulb just hanging out near the disassembled PSU? None? Yeah, that's what we thought.

Anyway - we're sure most of you will get a good laugh out of this ridiculousness, as we did.

#funny   #it   #tech   #stockphotos   #lol   #ultravps  +UltraVPS 
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