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2022-01-12 Printer Ink Cartridges Are A Ripoff

From FB group The article said DRM, but it didn’t make sense to me either. But what makes me wonder is why do they go to the trouble and expense to put a chip in the cartridge if it’s just a matter of accepting the prompt that appears??? What purpose does the chip serve? The

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2021-12-21 RS-232 Sharing Box, RS-485, Poll-Select, Etc.

I had hundreds of CRT terminals around campus, connected to 16 RS-232 ports on the mainframe computer, back in the ’80s and ’90s. The protocol was Burroughs poll-select. Each of a dozen or so terminals was given its own address by dip switch. They were all running at 9600 bps over telephone lines driven by

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2021-12-16 50k Were Spied Upon By Spy-for-hires on FB, IG

Facebook deleted the accounts of seven surveillance-for-hire surveillance organizations in several countries. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/meta-facebook-instagram-journalists-activists-targeted/

2021-11-20 Intel’s Plan Could Restore US Manufacturing

Longish story about Intel, new chips and new fab plants. New processes and new chip packaging methods. New processor series names. https://www.cnet.com/features/intels-chip-recovery-plan-could-restore-us-manufacturing-prowess/

2021-10-26 AI Replaced By Human Drivers – M $ Idea

Dojo whitepaper released by Tesla. Most people have little concept of what AI is; the myths that surround it are masking its abilities. The ironic thing is that we see huge amounts of money go into making a computer that will emulate a human, yet there billions of humans around who could do the same

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2021-09-20 Chip Shortage And Auto Makers

Rob Maurer’s Tesla Daily episode https://youtu.be/m8TMPbUgpBU About car makers in general, Rob said, “These companies want things to stay the same. They want to take the path of least resistance, and that is continuity. … Those results are visible now as these companies work through the chip shortage.” Tesla is faced with the same logistics

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2021-09-11 Climate Change Games

A way to introduce climate change to young folks. https://www.fastcompany.com/90671510/the-new-hot-theme-in-gaming-climate-change

2021-09-04 Tesla Chip Shortage Solutions

Tesla has developed a workaround for the microcontroller chip shortage. They developed 19 variations of controllers by changing the hardware and software. You can read the text of the video in the description. https://youtu.be/B8b73Zsnn5A

2021-08-27 Photonic Computer Beats Moore’s Law

Interview with Lightmatter CEO. Light guides inside of the chips replace ‘wire’ conductors. Mostly for replacing GPUs in Neural Networks for AI. https://youtu.be/t1R7ElXEyag

2021-05-07 Tesla Full Self Driving Later

The AI or machine learning or whatever has to be trained and that’s based on accumulated miles / kilometers. If the training is in its early stages then it stands to reason that it’s capable of only lower level 2. I thought that’s what the Dojo project was supposed to do, but what has that

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