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Visiting The FACOM 128B 1958 Relay Computer

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If you study the history of computing you might have heard of the FACOM 128B, a Japanese relay computer from 1958. It holds the distinction of …

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Behind Amazon’s Doors Is A Library

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Some people love Amazon, while others think it has become too big and invasive. But you have to admit, they build gigantic and apparently reliable systems. …

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Inkjet Printing On The Cheap With A Continuous Ink System

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Inkjet printers are cheap to buy, but expensive to run. Replacement cartridges can easily cost double the price of the hardware itself, leading many to decry …

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Swapping The ROMs In Mini Arcade Cabinets

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You’ve probably seen a few of these miniature arcade games online or in big box retailers: for $20 USD or so you get scaled-down version of …

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David Williams Is “FPGA-Curious” | Hackaday

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If you hadn’t noticed, we had a bit of an FPGA theme running at this year’s Superconference. Why? Because the open-source FPGA toolchain is ripening, and …

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Chandrayaan-2 Found By Citizen Scientist; Reminds Us Of Pluto Discovery

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What does Pluto — not the dog, but the non-Planet — have in common with the Vikram lunar lander launched by India? Both were found by …

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Hackaday Podcast 045: Raspberry Pi Bug, Rapidly Aging Vodka, Raining On The Cloud, And This Wasn’t A Supercon Episode

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Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams talk over the last three weeks full of hacks. Our first “back to normal” podcast after Supercon turns out …

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Tuning Up The ThinkGeek Star Trek Intercom Panel

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On Star Trek, all Kirk and friends had to do was snap the button on the always conveniently located intercom panel, start talking, and the intended recipient …

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This Week In Security: Tegra Bootjacking, Leaking SSH, And StrandHogg

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CVE-2019-5700 is a vulnerability in the Nvidia Tegra bootloader, discovered by Ryan Grachek, and breaking first here at Hackaday. To understand the vulnerability, one first has …

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Not-Quite-So-Hot Stuff: A Thermal Exam On The Latest Raspberry Pi

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When the Raspberry Pi 4 was first launched, one of its few perceived flaws was that it had a propensity to get extremely hot. It’s evidently …