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Clive's Ink screenshot
We'll write about Ink in the future. It's the Clive UIMS, written in Go (as all other Clive apps) and using a viewer in HTML5/javascript so the browser is the terminal device. IX is the Clive shell (a descendant of Acme, Omero, and O/live) and, using Ink, i...
We'll write about Ink in the future. It's the Clive UIMS, written in Go (as all other Clive apps) and using a viewer in HTML5/javascript so the browser is the terminal device. IX is the Clive shell (a descendant of Acme, Omer...
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Annie Easley – African American History Month 2016 #BlackHistoryMonth
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/02/02/annie-easley-african-american-history-month-2016-blackhistorymonth/

Annie Easley was a prominent 20th Century computer and rocket scientist. Her career at both NACA and NASA, where she simultaneously continued her education, is beyond impressive. Most notably, she contributed to research that was crucial in modernizing space flight.

Easley was born in Birmingham, Alabama. After studying for two years in New Orleans, she returned to Alabama, where she helped fellow African Americans study for the literacy test, which they were required to pass in order to vote due to the imposition of strict Jim Crow laws at the time. Engadget published a great profile of her last year.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/02/02/annie-easley-african-american-history-month-2016-blackhistorymonth/
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Can a computer master the ancient game of Go? With more possible board configurations than the number of atoms in the universe, experts have long thought it to be impossible. But a system developed by researchers at Google DeepMind, called AlphaGo, has done it.

Combining a state-of-the-art Monte-Carlo tree search with two deep neural networks, AlphaGo not only has defeated the top existing Go programs at the forefront of A.I. research, but also has defeated reigning 3-time European Go champion Fan Hui. 

The next challenge will be to play the top Go player in the world over the last decade, Lee Sedol, this March in Seoul, South Korea. To learn more, visit the Google Research blog, linked below.
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For ping pong on the International Space Station, all you need to do is: add water! Watch as astronaut Scott Kelly uses two paddles with hydrophobic features to pass a sphere of water back and forth: https://youtu.be/TLbhrMCM4_0
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An interesting description and some history of the 6502 macro assembler developed at Lucasfilm in the '80s (now open source).
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"Macross was my first job assignment at Lucasfilm. They urgently wanted to replace the existing assembler they had been using. That one was written in Lisp — you wrote 6502 code in S-expressions, which looked amazingly weird. It was awesomely powerful, because you could use all of Lisp for a macro language, but it was also awesomely slow. It took about 45 minutes on our VAX 750 to assemble a 16K ROM cartridge game, mainly because doing this took 2 megabytes of RAM but the machine only had 512 kilobytes, so it page swapped horribly. My mission was to create a more conventional looking (and performing) assembler without sacrificing much of the macro programming power they had gotten addicted to, hence Macross."
 - Chip Morningstar, as a comment to the above blog post
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Women's contributions to open source are more likely to be accepted than men's.
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The National Archives Has Released a Coloring Book of Retro Patents https://shar.es/14ugvL
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Go 1.6rc1 is out.
 
Go 1.6rc1 has been released. This is the first (and hopefully last) release candidate for Go 1.6.

You can read the release announcement here, https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/golang-nuts/4iqU__h7skQ

Please, test today, rather than find the bugs in production in a few weeks.
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As recently as this month, top AI experts outside Google questioned whether such a victory could be achieved anytime soon.
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A little closer to nuclear fusion energy.
 
A “profoundly important” new finding from MIT engineers may help to achieve practical nuclear fusion energy.

Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT #fusion #nuclearpower #energy #MIT #technews
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Cool. I need one.
 
A few years ago, we saw a project from a few researchers in Germany who built a device to clone contactless smart cards. These contactless smart cards can be found in everything from subway cards to passports, and a tool to investigate and emulate these…
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