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  • Sharp PC-1500 (1982)
The Sharp PC-1500 was a pocket computer produced by Sharp during the early 80s. The computer was designed around an 8-bit CPU,...
  • Sharp PC-1500 (1982) The Sharp PC-1500 was a pocket computer produced by Sharp during the early 80s. The computer was designed around an 8-bit CPU, and featured a built in loudspeaker, and a large liquid crystal display. It could also connect to a 4-colour printer/plotter and cassette interface in travel case, turning it into a portable 80s office. 💙 Love, @nightliquid_retro
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  • Just your average bedtime reading.

As part of #TheLastPsion project I'm having to learn a lot of what would've come up in a Computer Science under...
  • Just your average bedtime reading. As part of #TheLastPsion project I'm having to learn a lot of what would've come up in a Computer Science undergrad degree of I had done one. For starters, the C programming language and logic design. These will help me create new apps and peripherals for SIBO/EPOC16 machines like my little Series 3mx (pictured), such as a WiFi adapter. "The C Programming Language", also known as "K&R" after its authors, is generally classed as the number one book on C. I'm not good at reading course books, but this is really easy to follow, although you do need to know a little about programming in the first place. "VHDL By Example" is, basically, how to design a microchip by describing it in a computer language. VHDL is REALLY BLOODY HARD. I'm hoping this time it'll sink in. "The ZX Spectrum ULA" is about how the main chip in the classic 8 bit computer was designed. It's a good compliment to the VHDL book as both cover the same ideas from different angles. But it does assume a level of knowledge about integrated circuits that I don't currently possess. Still, I'm learning stuff, even if I don't understand everything I'm reading. #Psion #Cprogramming #books #bedside #8bit #16bit #vhdl #integratedcircuits #fpga #cpld #logic #programming #logicdesign #ZXSpectrum #Sinclair #reading #amreading #alwayslearning #vhsic #kandr #ansic #palmtop #projects #computerscience #computing #retro #retrocomputing #classiccomputing #vintagecomputing
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  • I'm sad to report that my 2003 PC died today. Powered it up after having replaced a noisy fan, then something popped and that was all she wrote. Di...
  • I'm sad to report that my 2003 PC died today. Powered it up after having replaced a noisy fan, then something popped and that was all she wrote. Disconnected everything, tried different PSU's -- nothing. So it must be the mobo and/or CPU. Ah well, it had a good run. #retrocomputing #retrogaming #retropc #athlonxp #athlon #amd #oldpc #pc #2003 #rip
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  • Psion-on-Psion action! Before they made portable computers, #Psion started out as one of #Sinclair's biggest software houses, releasing games and a...
  • Psion-on-Psion action! Before they made portable computers, #Psion started out as one of #Sinclair's biggest software houses, releasing games and apps for the #ZX81, #ZXSpectrum and #QL. Thanks to ZXEmul by Freeman, here are four Spectrum classics released by Psion, running on my 3mx: Chequered Flag, Flight Simulator, Horace Goes Skiing, and Chess. We've talked about porting some of the Psion Spectrum games to #EPOC16 so that they can take full advantage of the Series 3 system, but I think that'll be a long way down the line... Also, an honourable mention for Time-Gate by Quicksilva, because it's a classic. #8bit #16bit #8086 #z80 #emulator #palmtop #retrocomputing #retro #vintagecomputing #classiccomputing #portable #horace
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  • Part 3: Like biological viruses, computer viruses also replicate.  However, those viruses cannot replicate outside of the computer system, similar ...
  • Part 3: Like biological viruses, computer viruses also replicate.  However, those viruses cannot replicate outside of the computer system, similar to most biological viruses.  The similarities between the two are stunning.  So have we already seen the beginnings of artificial life 1.0?
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  • Part 2: Scientists have debated for some time whether viruses are alive or not.  Most viruses replicate by inserting genetic material into host cel...
  • Part 2: Scientists have debated for some time whether viruses are alive or not.  Most viruses replicate by inserting genetic material into host cells (they do not have cell themselves). The mimivirus however can copy their own DNA.  As a result, viruses are seen as a gray area between that which is alive, and that which is not.
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  • Part 1: According Max Tegmark in the beginning there was life 1.0 which included viruses, bacteria, amoebae, etc.  Life 1.0 evolved into life 2.0 -...
  • Part 1: According Max Tegmark in the beginning there was life 1.0 which included viruses, bacteria, amoebae, etc.  Life 1.0 evolved into life 2.0 - turtles, humans, mice, and other species capable of learning.  Life 2.0 creates life 2.1 with the introduction of CRISPR, mods, and cybernetics (pacemakers, artificial limbs, ...). Life 2.1 creates life 3.0, which includes artificial intelligence.
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  • Big Data 📊
  • Big Data 📊
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  • Extra-voltage heatsink placed near the socket
  • Extra-voltage heatsink placed near the socket
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  • ABC WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS BOXING (1991) Data East USA Inc. Cinemaware Corp. - Commodore Amiga
Mucho antes de los Knock Out Kings y los Fight Night d...
  • ABC WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS BOXING (1991) Data East USA Inc. Cinemaware Corp. - Commodore Amiga Mucho antes de los Knock Out Kings y los Fight Night de EA Sports, que en mi opinion vinieron a arruinar el género, la emblemática Cinemaware desarrollo éste magnífico juego de Boxeo que en 1991 pateó el tablero y revolucionó el género agregando una gran cantidad de características que lo convertían en un verdadero simulador deportivo y no sólo en otro juego más de peleas! En ABC Wide World of Sports Boxing, editado por Data East, (que debe su nombre a la cadena deportiva de TV Americana y que en Europa saliera con el nombre TV Sports Boxing y editará Mindscape) nuestra misión era crear nuestro boxeador, que comenzará como principiante, en el circuito amateur, y deberemos contratar entrenadores, elegir representantes, entrenarnos, a medida que pactamos peleas para ir ganando dinero y así afianzarnos como profesionales en el circuito y mejorar hasta llegar a pelear por el ansiado título mundial. La cantidad de opciones, y decisiones por tomar en términos gerenciales y estratégicos, así como la revolucionaria mecánica y perspectiva durante las peleas con gráficos casi fotográficos hicieron de éste juego, en mi opinión, el mejor juego de Boxeo de la historia. He pasado incontable cantidad de horas durante años jugandolo y aún hoy no encuentro un juego de Boxeo que logre la misma sensación y adicción en su jugabilidad. Que bueno sería que los responsables de EA Sports revisen títulos como éste para encarar una refundación de la serie Fight Night❤ 😍🕹🥊❤ #Nostalgia #commodore #commodoreamiga #amiga500 #amiga1200 #tvsportsboxing #cinemaware #dataeast #abcwideworldofsportsboxing #retrogamer #retrocomputer #retrocollector #retrocollective #retrogaming #retrogames #16bitgaming #16bitgames #amigagames #commodoreamigagames #oldgames #retro #instagamerspain #retromaniacos #16bits #16bitsgames #retrocomputing #gamesaddict #mindscape #retrovideogames #videogamescollector
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