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4 bit computer built from discrete transistors

Math and Science, Technology

I started this project as an attempt to teach myself about how computers worked. As such comments, useful links, or anything else related would be appreciated. Prior to this my experience in electronics was mostly microcontroller based. The computer is perpetually half done (it could be more it could be less, I only design the […]

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Where does spy traffic go?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

I’ve had a bit more time on my hands lately, and I’d been noticing some unusual traffic being caught by my Fortigate on ports 80 and 443 (normal Web traffic ports).  My home network is pretty locked down with rules for traffic coming in and traffic going out, so I have a pretty good sense […]

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Do computers dream of silicon sheep?

Cephalopods, Current Events, Entertainment, Math and Science, Technology

No, generally they seem to dream of Lovecraftian shoggoths, dogs, and birds. There has been much media space dedicated to Google’s Deep Dream engine, so I found a few places and submitted some pictures. First, since Deep Dream seems to love to dream about eye monsters, I figured it might enjoy an octopus, and some […]

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Ontario government rolls back civilization

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Politics and Activism, Technology

In my life, I have held the notion that civilization is intended to move forward… a slow but steady pace, but forward nevertheless.  Therefore, it dismays me greatly to see that the government of Ontario is green-lighting a college for homeopathy.  This body would function like a real professional college, overseeing the qualifications and care […]

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