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BrewPi: Raspberry Pi and Arduino Powered Fermentation Chamber

2themax Johnson controller? (96 comments)

I know about PID and fuzzy, but what the hell is a Johnson controller?

more than 2 years ago

Canada Rolls Out Plastic Money

2themax Re:Get rid of the penny? pff (444 comments)

I'm guessing you're North American? Pretty much the rest of the world sensibly includes tax in the displayed price.

more than 3 years ago

Intel Replaces Consumer SSD Line, Nixes SLC-SSD

2themax Re:Still too pricey per gig for mass storage (165 comments)

Which is why you get a real ATX motherboard with 4 (or 6 for upper class Intel) slots rather than a little microATX board with no expansion capability.

Every microATX motherboard I've seen in the last couple of years has four RAM slots. Both AMD and Intel.

more than 3 years ago

Intel Unveils SSDs With 6Gbit/Sec Throughput

2themax Re:"Thunderbolt SATA bus interfaces"? (197 comments)

Yes, somebody is probably confused, but I think we will eventually see hard drive enclosures with a Thunderbolt port on the outside and a PCI-e to SATA 3.0 bridge chip inside.

more than 3 years ago

Goodbye, VGA

2themax Standardization of Laptop LCD Interfaces (356 comments)

Hopefully this will mean that it will one day be possible to swap a laptop LCD with another one from a completely different manufacturer.

Right now every laptop manufacturer seems to use different electrical configurations, connectors and EDID.

more than 4 years ago

Programmable Origami

2themax Re:MMMMMMM! Origami! (84 comments)

Imagine a computer with hardware that literally reforms its self to accomplish new tasks on the fly.

Reconfigurable computing is already possible with FPGAs. You can't go and buy commodity x86-type hardware such as CPUs or GPUs just yet, but "soon" (sooner than practical nuclear fusion, later than DNF) it will happen.

more than 4 years ago


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