Tumblr of the Day is a Github: angus-c/literary.js.
It is also available as a Kindle Book.
The historic 8008 processor is 45 years old: It was released on the 13th of March 1972. Ken Shirriff has a blog post that explains features of the CPU, from a die photo.
Compared to modern CPUs, the 8008 is weird in multiple ways: The storage for the stack is on chip instead of in memory, and it is not accessed in linear order for weird transistor saving reasons.
Things have changed since then a lot, but back then, a central processing unit was usually not a single die, but a bunch of discrete electronics on a board. Having enough transistors on a single die to make up a CPU inside a chip was a novel concept.
I am the last person to learn about the 2014 extreme sports that is Racing The Tube, which is leaving a subway car at one station, and entering the same car at the next station. Like so:
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!
In Germany, the Bundesrat has asked for a relaxation (article in German) of the new Drone regulations to better accomodate Model Plane Flying as a sport.
Meanwhile, in China, we get flying flame throwers. I want one:
Once that is available for regular purchase, I will probably need 10 rolls or so.