Jim Lewis made a beautiful marble machine Turing complete computer. He says, "For several years I've been thinking about building a mechanical computer that demonstrates the Rule 110 principle. In this video I'll show my marble machine which I call the Rule 110 Marble Computer."
isapplesiliconready.com and Does It Arm are nice simple sites that track whether MacOS apps have been updated to run natively on Apple's own processors, and wether they work under emulation. I've found that my apps run so well under emulation that it's not a problem (unlike the bad old days of the PPC-to-Intel switchover) but… READ THE REST
At 11 years old, my new Commodore Amiga blew my mind. But even I could tell that the firmware screen when you turned it on was, quote, "badly drawn". It turns out (as such things often do) that it is in fact an amazing feat of digital art made for an in-development machine long before… READ THE REST
Even my years-old 1070Ti video card is worth more now than it was brand-new, thanks to the latest crypto boom. The latest models are fetching astronomical prices, scalped by the truckload and vanishing from online retailers within seconds of being stocked. Toms Hardware has created what it describes as the "GPU Sadness Index", a place… READ THE REST
As a summer of outdoor activities gets closer, all those "go big" plans for 2021 — the year the world reopened — are going to have to get real. But it's not just about where you're going. It's also about how you're getting there. And how you're trudging all those umbrellas and towels out to… READ THE REST
Cats…they're a challenge, aren't they? As a cat parent, simple, easy answers for keeping your feline active, engaged, and energized aren't usually very simple. And if they are, they probably aren't going to hold your kitty's attention for long. They're pretty smart — and they get bored with one-trick pony toys and games pretty quick.… READ THE REST
For decades, Dell has been one of the go-to brands for that trusty, reliable desktop computer tower, particularly its heritage Optiplex series. While many may blow past the old desktop in favor of newer, flashier, more portable laptops or mobile devices, there's at least one simple fact shoppers need to keep in mind: Despite all… READ THE REST