Don’t panic! That’s what I said to myself at 8am this morning when I turned my desktop computer on, and it promptly turned itself off again. Actually, if I’m to be completely honest, I said quite a few things, most of which only had four letters, but let’s not get too precious about it. I […]

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Specialists in modern off-grid design, systems and construction. You can buy your own plans, or join the Earthship Academy to learn how to build an off-grid home.

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Culinary Backstreets positions itself as “the global guide to local eats,” offering city guides, food tours, and stories on off-the-beaten-path eating destinations from Tokyo to Tbilisi.

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Tech savvy are not two words that probably come to mind when you think of me. Some folks even laugh when they find out I am the go-to person at work when things are not going well computer-wise. My co-workers come to me when files go missing, when they need to know how to do […]

via Brave New World? — Trail Baboon

At the close of the 8-bit home computer era there were some machines produced that attempted to bridge the gap between the 8- and 16-bit worlds, either by providing a 16-bit device with a backwards compatibility mode, or an 8-bit one with enhanced capabilities to compete with its newer rivals. These products largely fell by […]

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By teaching machines to understand our true desires, one scientist hopes to avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of having them do what we command.

via Artificial Intelligence Will Do What We Ask. That’s a Problem. — Discover

You may recall my sci-fi romance, A Heaven For Toasters, taking place some 100 years in the future. Leo, the android protagonist, exhibits some distinctly human characteristics—including the ability to feel human emotions. But could Leo become a writer or poet? The Economist recently shared an article cheekily called Don’t Fear the Writernator – a […]

via Will Computer-generated Writing Replace the Human Kind? — Nicholas C. Rossis

Today’s post comes to us from Barbara in Rivertown! This morning, we had a young man named Paul come to help us with our computer – just a few little things that we might have been able to learn for ourselves with some internet searches, help links, etc. but WHO HAS THE PATIENCE FOR THAT? […]

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…thanks to Becky B for hosting January Squares If I don’t put my computer to sleep at night the light that emanates from it keeps me awake.

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The earliest personal computers begged you to program them. Or they would, except the earliest personal computers weren’t sophisticated enough to do that. They’d print out a line like ‘OK’ and hope you picked up the hint. It wasn’t much to go on. It was like the computer wanted to say “WhatEVER”, except the computers […]

via Everything There Is To Say About Programming A Computer In The 80s — Another Blog, Meanwhile

Protect your computer with this colorful pattern laptop sleeve! It’s made with 100% neoprene, lightweight and water resistant. With a top loading zippered enclosure, it’s available in sizes to fit 10″, 13″ and 15″ models. A great way to begin the new school year!

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“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” ~ Mitch Ratcliffe I have a new computer. It’s been sitting in a box beside my desk for weeks. I knew I needed to change over from my old one, but I had tight deadlines for a […]

via The Joy and Horror Of A New Computer — Cauldrons and Cupcakes