* Posts by Børge Nøst

16 posts • joined 24 Jun 2010

Linus Torvalds pulls pin, tosses in grenade: x86 won, forget about Arm in server CPUs, says Linux kernel supremo

Børge Nøst

We're looking into cloud services at the moment, but our conclusion is that if you are only looking at it as a server somewhere else, you're doing it wrong.

Unless you dig deep and use each and every service available you're probably just paying more for servers compared to what you would do in-house. And services can run on any architecture if you're talking to a network API.

So I'm not sure Linus is barking up the right tree...

Microsoft gets ready to kill Skype Classic once again: 'This time we mean it'

Børge Nøst

If I didn't hate M$ from the bottom of my heart already, then this would be enough to tilt me.

First they kill the only really working Linux version in the 4.x series, then they want to replace the 7.x abomination with the dog-ugly 8.x. I would be ashamed to admit I am working on this product if I was one of the devs.

(Exception to the rule: Their Intellimouse is nice, even more so the new Classic one with higher DPI. But then again, that is a hw product...)

'Prodigy' chip moonshot gets hand from Arm CPU guru Prof Steve Furber

Børge Nøst

Wait, what?

Once moce? This was _very_ thin on tech explanation of why these guys should have cracked it.

I know Mill Computing has basically said much of this, but if you follow what they have released you see that they have a lot of tech stuff to facilitate their goals.

Too many bricks in the wall? Lego slashes inventory

Børge Nøst

I need more space

Sometime in the first half of the 80s one of my local toy shops had a sale on Lego and I found to my astonishment a 1969 model Ranger locomotive at cut-price. Not that I knew exactly that at the time, I only knew that I wanted one but they hadn't been in shops as long as I could remember. I'm pretty sure I even have the box back in mom's house. Looking at the model ads supplied in the box made me realize that train tech actually was worse in the 70s-80s then end of 60s.

I think I have seen it valued at $400. If I had more space I'd bring along my Lego stuff and build some train tracks and environment.

Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password

Børge Nøst


"a smoking ruin in a few minutes time?"

For real? What chip was sending smoke signals from that? (Never heard about this HCF before.)

Commodore 64 makes a half-sized comeback

Børge Nøst

Still alive

For an example of things going on in 2017 you can take a look at this one https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thalamusdigital/hunters-moon-remastered

Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

Børge Nøst

There is one vinyl player I find acceptable: IIRC it is a Japanese model that uses lasers to read the disc. Solves the degrading problem elegantly. For something like $10000?

20 years to get Amiga Workbench 3.1 update, and only a fortnight to get first patch

Børge Nøst

Re: Vampire 2

>I've just been looking on the Vampire website. It says fitting is very simple, but how so, when the >A600's 68000 chip appears to be surface mounted?

Have you ever seen an old vampire connector for ethernet - it just bit into the cable.

(AFAIK) The card has an upside-down 68000 size socket that you push down over the SMD cpu and it connects to all the pins. Then it just needs to set a few pins high or low so that the motherboard cpu is forever in limbo and the FPGA can drive the other pins without interference.

Børge Nøst

So now there are _two_ entitiies dealing 3.x versions (not including the ones behind 3.5 and 3.9), presumably both declaring all rights to both name, source and executable.

I'm not sure the legal trail will hold up to every bit of scrutiny, or, even if you can backtrack all the way to C=, if you are connecting with the part that actually held the right rights (the C= company structure was ...interesting and more suited for the owners to get away with everything and anything than to sell off).

Hollywood offers Daniel Craig $150m to (slash wrists) play James Bond

Børge Nøst

So nobody will read this anyway, but I found a very likeable option in David Oakes when I saw him in an Endeavour episode!

Børge Nøst

Henry Cavill

Cavill has the looks and has the age for easily doing 5-6 (if not more) films.

Gillian Anderson: The next James Jane Bond?

Børge Nøst

Henry Cavill?

How about Henry Cavill? He seemed to be very up from it when they talked about it on Graham Norton.

I could see him work if they buffed him up a bit and gave him the right manners.

Your next server will be a box full of connected stuff, not a server

Børge Nøst

A blip far out on the radar

So x86 then? Well, I'm keeping a keen eye on Mill - they seem to be doing just about everything right to me.

F-35s failed 'scramble test' because of buggy software

Børge Nøst


BSOD - Blue Sky of Death

Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then

Børge Nøst

Gauntlet and Marble Madness: Proof positive that lightning can strike twice at the same place.

Atari Games (and their earlier incarnation) were just mindbogglingly good.

Twitter on a ZX Spectrum

Børge Nøst

NiB NTSC Dragon 32

There is actually a US company selling a new in box NTSC version (yes, I know how weird that sounds) of the Dragon 32.

Can't remember their name - check out Retro Gamer or the RG forums.

(I wanted one, but the postage was a killer.)


Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020