Today would have been the 85st birthday of Jay Miner, one of the main creators of the Atari 2600, Atari 8bit and Commodore Amiga Computer chips. That’s why today is the official International Amiga Day.
It’s not my fault, really. It’s Schenker, and Urban Games. They sent me my Nvidia 1070 (with a side of CPU and Memory), and now there is a Windows Shoebox (well, Clown Shoe sized showbox) somewhere in our home, and Steam Streaming is busy.
I’m off laying tracks with the family, now the screen updates are not jumpy any more.
So Google fucked the Nexus line, and did the lackluster and overpriced Pixel excursion. The guy who strategically fucked this up, David Foster, apparently goes back to Amazon.
Meanwhile it is an open secret that the iPhone 8 will have the Qi charging that the current Nexus and Pixels don’t have any more. Also, Otterbox and friends are already making contactless battery extensions. It’s not pretty and it’s not efficient, but after the “no ports for nobody” disaster of the current generation of Macbook Pros it’s at least consistent.
This leaves us with the question: Will Google make attractive phones again after Foster is gone now?
Linus Åkesson has been creating a C64 based demo that fits into 256 bytes. Since there is no 256 byte demo compo competition, he submitted it as a 4K entry – and won.
The article shows the 256 bytes hexdump of the demo, and discusses structure and code. A video of the executioni is being provided, too.
The Original Mac Mini G4 had a single-core 32-Bit PowerPC CPU at some 1.25 GHz with 512 KB on-chip Cache. It was released in 2005.
It has a Geekbench Score of 766.
The Raspberry Pi basically is a a cellphone, without the battery and the packaging. The Raspberry Pi 3 was released in 2016, and has a BCM 2837 with a quadcore ARM with 1.2 GHz.
It has a Geekbench Score of 2128.
In case you need to illustrate how Moore’s Law works, in a practical, touchable way.
Kamergotchi, het ideale spel voor de betrokken kiezer. Hou je lijsttrekker zo lang mogelijk in leven door hem eten, aandacht of kennis te geven. Zoveel politieke invloed had je nog nooit!
Somebody just posted a digital clock, written in Conway’s Game of Life, on Stackexchange’s Codegolf. 11,520 generations per clock count / 10,016 x 6,796 box / 244,596 pop count.