Archive for October 2019

The 50th anniversary of ARPANET, the internet’s predecessor Here’s the story of the creation of ARPANET, the groundbreaking precursor to the internet—as told by the people who were there. At the same time: RIPE NIC: ‘In Five Weeks We’ll Run Out of IPv4 Internet Addresses’ The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), which manages regional distribution of internet addresses for the

Cyber attack caused death?

For years there has been prediction when cyber incident will kill someone. It seems that it has happened. “Some of the recent cybersecurity incidents involving industrial control systems (ICS) have resulted in injury and even loss of life, according to a survey conducted by Control Systems Cyber Security Association International (CS2AI).” More:

Quantum Supremacy Achieved ?

Quantum computers has been on news a lot lately. Scientists claim to have achieved “quantum supremacy”, a breakthrough that could change computing history. But has that breakthrough really happened or not? Google Confirms Achieving Quantum Supremacy Google scientists confirmed in a blog post that their quantum computer had needed just 200 seconds to solve

Modular synthesis on the web

The modular synthesizer is a type of synthesizer consisting of separate specialized modules. The modules are typically connected together with patch cords in different ways as needed to generate needed tones. Typical modules are oscillators (operate on frequency), filters (spectrum), amplifiers/gates (amplitude) and Envelope generators (dynamic control). The earliest commercial modular synthesizers were developed, in

LED DMX-512 lamp teardown

Here is a tear-down of 36W Par LED PAR CAN Stage Light with IR remote and DMX-512 control from sale. The light works well with DMX-512 control. Front and back On the back there are XLR3 DMX-512 connectors, address display and control buttons. Look inside On the left there is aluminum circuit board with

Enttec Open DMX DIY

DMX512 (Digital Multiplex) is a standard for digital communication networks that are commonly used to control stage lighting and effects. It was originally intended as a standardized method for controlling light dimmers up to 512 dimming channels. The first standard version was created in 1986, with subsequent revisions in 1990 leading to USITT DMX512/1990, ANSI

Friday Fun: The Lemonade Machine

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When Life Gives You Lemons, Make A Rube Goldberg Machine is a more innovative approach to this task. Here is an entertaining video of  a house converted into the set of a 9-minute long Rube Goldberg machine to make lemonade. Enjoy! PS. The Sprice Machines have been