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2023-08-30 The Apple //e Memory Is Not Tested For Errors

Long ago, I was typing away on my Apple //e and Applewrite, and I noticed that one of the words was misspelled – instead of garden it said farden. So I corrected it and went on. Then later, I noticed it was still misspelled! So I corrected it, and went on. Just out of curiosity,

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2023-08-24 What Goes On Inside A Semi Wafer Fab

Asianometry’s YouTube channel has some of the most interesting and informative videos on semiconductor manufacturing and the history of electronics. He also has a catalog of his videos. Here is one which everyone who owns a smartphone or PC should watch to find out what is inside of their device.

2023-08-12 Moore’s Law Is Dead? – Sabine

Sabine Hossenfelder goes over the history and ways that Moore’s Law may still make progress. Also a few good comments.

2023-08-07 Auto ECM Electronic Repair – A New Business Opportunity

This is a quote from a post in a group about auto ECM – electronic control module – repair. “”Andrew Brown 12h To the young budding electronics techs out there – listen up. This is a potential opportunity for you to build a decent business with pretty dedicated customers. (No involvement on my part.) The

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2023-06-27 The Reasons Behind The Chip Shortage (Sabine)

Very good video about the chip shortage. There were fires in several plants, natural disasters like the earthquake in Fukushima, and too much dependence on only a few factories. We need to prevent this from happening again.

2021-09-28 Qualcomm CEO’s Chip Shortage Opinion

Almost 3 minute video. https://youtu.be/6K_9dQlI5sI

2021-07-08 FTC Stops Broadcomm’s Monopolism

Federal Trade Commission said Broadcomm bullied its customers into exclusive contracts in order to buy Broadcomm chips. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/broadcom-is-a-monopolist-ftc-orders-chipmaker-to-stop-illegal-tactics/?amp=1

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2021-02-08 IEEE.ORG Website Is Not Private. Intersil ICL 8038 Function Generator

Chrome won’t allow me to connect to the spectrum.ieee.org website because it’s saying it’s not private. I go to learn more and they don’t have any way to override the error message. I went here first to read the story and tried the link at the end to comment. https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/tech-history/silicon-revolution/decoding-the-innovation-delusion-nurturing-the-maintenance-mindset They asked in an article

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2020-02-21

I found that 100 uH was a good all around value for these solar garden light circuits. But at the time I made these around 2009 the 5252 4 legged chip was uncommon and almost all the garden lights used 2 discrete transistors. I don’t know why they started using the 4 legged 5252 –

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LED Indoor Motion Sensing Lights – Decrease On Time

I bought two of these motion sensing LED lights for my hallway. They have a rechargeable cell that is charged through a micro USB port. To see one inside watch big Clive’s YouTube video – the ebay link to buy them is in his description. The charge lasts for more than a week with frequent

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