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All the more reason to support any RISC-V instruction set architecture you can. +lowRISC+Risc-V Admin
 
seriously ARM, spreading FUD about the GPL is your thing now? maybe you can boycott using your CPU designs in all these Linux based smart phones to prove your point?
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ARM did backtrack, but I really don't know what they were thinking.
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Couldn't decide - should this go under "Curiosities" or "Portable Devices"?
Large in physical size, not in storage capacity. Computer enthusiast Christopher Parish modified a vintage “DEC RL02” drive—as big as a decent PC case—from the 70s so it can connect to modern PCs via USB. Technically this might be the largest and the heaviest USB storage device in the world.
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https://leanpub.com/k3ug/read

I'll be updating the Kestrel's homepage later on with this same link.  In the mean time, this direct link will take you to the book's hosted content.

I'd love to hear what people think of the text so far.

Personally, I'm not completely happy with how I factored the text.  I wrote it conversationally, but as the document has grown, I'm realizing it doesn't always flow as well as I'd like in some places, and sections that ought to be independent are too tightly coupled in other places.  I'm probably going to refactor the text to include a whole separate chapter on how the CPU works, and how it communicates with memory.  That will free up the MLM chapter to focus more on how to use it.

That said, though, at least I have something that I'm more or less happy to present to people curious about the Kestrel-3 so far.

Now that I have a MLM and its documentation, I think my immediate next step is to write a Forth environment for the computer, along with its user documentation.  I'll probably refactor the book at that time.  I hope I actually succeed in getting a working Forth implementation out the door.  I'm tired of repeated failures at this seemingly simple task.

Regarding the cost of the book:  I honestly don't care if people purchase the book or not.  This is why I gave the link to the HTML version.  The way I see it, the price of the book is merely a donation towards the project.  It's priced low enough to be disposable income for most people.

That said, in the interests of full disclosure, if you do purchase through leanpub, you'll be put on a mailing list which gets notified whenever I publish a new version of the book.  Having already purchased the book, you're entitled to free downloads of the PDF, epub, or mobi files, at your leisure.
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These videos are a great demonstration of what happens when people don't read the users manuals for their computers.  This is all explained (in pretty good to excruciating detail even) in the Amiga User's Guide.
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Ever wonder about the habits of kernel developers? Who is a night-owl, and who has a 9-5 job? Who has kids?

Never fear, you can just ask 'git' (let's see how badly G+ screws up the formatting here - there seems to be no "block quote" formatting thing):

    git log --merges --committer=Torvalds --pretty="%cd" v3.19.. |
        cut -d' ' -f4 | cut -d: -f1 |
        sort -n |
        uniq -c

and there it is.

Now, look out a bit: my merge history says that I'm more active in the mornings, then take a breather around noon (recently that's my swimming) and then come back in the afternoon.

But if you skip the "--merges", it looks very different, and it looks like I do most of my commits in the afternoon, then take a break for dinner, and come back after 9pm.

Why? My non-merge commits are hugely skewed by the patch-bombs from Andrew, which seem to happen in the afternoon. While a fair amount of my merge activity in the morning is because of all the pull requests that came in overnight from other parts of the globe.

Also note that the best statistics really depend on committer times, since author dates are often skewed by who forwards the emails and where in that sequence people added a date to it. So I wouldn't trust author dates to show the authorship dates as much - they might instead be showing the email patterns of people in the chain.

I'm sure you could make something cute with gnuplot and show different patterns of the top developers.

And if you're a developer and don't want the world to see how you seldom get up before noon, you might want to be aware of just how much these things can tell people about your work habits.. Although among sw people, I suspect the "not up before noon" is a badge of honor (as well as a indication that you don't have kids ;)

[ Edited to replace the sed-script with the 'cut' lines that G+ formatting won't eat ]
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Interesting factoid, human!
I had thought for years that the reason the military shaved heads was because it was a long tradition started by those who realized that long hair allowed the enemy something to grab a hold of in close quarters combat.
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If you recognize these two, then caption this...

#fandom   #geeks     #PopCulture   #cosplay  
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Is it......spoiler alert ...."carmen san diego" and "where's waldo"???
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VERY pretty!
 
Wow. Oh wow.
Atari. Atari 4160 ST Dark Mod. This project was inspired by an Atari ST2 concept. I like the design and wanted my ST to look like that. Here is the end result. Finished project 01. Technical info: - Atari ST 4160 full black with LED backlit keyboard (The custom made Atari badge is actually a ...
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Go is one of the most loved  languages.
According to the 2015 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, 72.5% of developers working with Go wish to continue working with it.
Where do developers live? How much do developers earn? Vim or Emacs? Tabs or spaces? This is the most comprehensive software developer survey on earth.
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Lol, I guess vegans are fine with alcohol at least!
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The True Revenge of the Nerds (Why MOOCs are great)
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There's a lot of controversy over MOOCs. If they're so great, why do we need 50k/year universities? Do you get what you pay for with MOOCs?

WIN: That’s a Smart Looking Laptop Case
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WIN: That’s a Smart Looking Laptop Case

Gutters - Issue #209 by Steve Uy
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FAIL Nation: Please Tell Me These Are Not On ‘Special Sale’
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xkcd: Plastic Bags
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What it's like to own an Apple product - The Oatmeal
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A journey on the emotional rollercoaster of owning a fancy apple gadget. Comics: Random Most Popular All Cats Grammar Food Animals Tech · Wh

Dolphins Call Each Other By Name : DNews
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Bottlenose dolphins use signature whistles when they're separated.

Making aerogel at home - Hack a Day
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[Ben] outdid himself. He successfully made monoliths of silica aerogel in his garage. Aerogel, the light-weight solid that has been referred

A clever use for broken garden pots
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Created by the staff at Natureworks, via Recyclart and Neatorama.

Help Larry fix his stand!
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On October 29th, his shoe-stand was torched after the Giants won. Larry, who is homeless and an ex-addict, makes his living through his shoe

Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than Thought, Scientists Say
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New calculations suggest we might actually be able to build a warp drive for faster than light travel.

Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum
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We're trying to raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory, known as the Wardenclyffe Tower, and eventually turn it into a museum

Helping Star Trek Phase 2: August Expenses and Fall Shoot! (3%/0%/6% Goa...
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STAR TREK: PHASE II HELP NEEDED WITH AUGUST EXPENSES AND EXPENSES FOR THE FALL 2012 EPISODE SHOOT (A short summary of each expense category

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Forth programming enthusiasts and specialists.