The genetic computer

You wouldn’t know your Google from the Giggles.
I find this post fascinating since I’ve been dabbling with science fiction recently and have tried to think of a way for human beings to access computer information without having to use a keyboard.

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We live in a highly computerized society (the concept of the Internet of Things) where not only are there a lot of electronic devices abound, you probably have a computer on your person right now. Think of how many people in the world have a smartphone (surprisingly, I don’t – I’m just cheap). According to Experts Exchange, the guidance systems used in the Apollo missions have only twice the computing capability of the old Nintendo Entertainment System (or Famicom for you video game hipsters out there). That’s right – with half of the RAM that NASA used to guide Apollo 11 to the moon, I’ve been using it to save the Kingdom of Hyrule.

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Source: Experts Exchange, http://pages.experts-exchange.com/processing-power-compared/

My old Sega Genesis (CPU Speed: 7.6 MHz, RAM: 72 KB) would have blown away the Apollo guidance systems. No contest.

All this computerization requires a lot of resources, especially silicon…

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Black Friday & the Red Scare

‘They’d rob the eyes out of your head and then complain you can’t see their point of view’.

D Hayes

Road To Somewhere Else

By Daniel Margrain

The decision last Friday (August 12) by three Appeal Court judges to overturn High Court judge Hickinbottom’s determination four days earlier, ostensibly to prevent the right of 130,000 members to vote in the forthcoming Labour leadership election, is arguably among the most strangest of decisions to have been made in an English court. The five Labour members – Christine Evangelou, Edward Leir, Hannah Fordham, Chris Granger and an unnamed minor – who initially brought the case and whose legal fees were crowdfunded, had claimed that Labour’s rulebook made no provision for treating them differently and none had ever been made in any of the party’s previous leadership elections.

They also argued that when they joined, the Labour website and other communications said they would be ‘a key part of the team’, and thus eligible to vote in any leadership election as the graphic below illustrates:

Mr Justice Hickinbottom…

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The Ending -Daily Post prompt

 COMMENTS, not just welcome, INVITED. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/carry/ Failure is a hard and unforgiving mistress. But failure was what he did best. It was the only thing he was good at, you might say. Failure was his cross to carry. No-one would have thanked you for saying it but the truth was a close relative of failure…Read more The Ending -Daily Post prompt

Long Walk to mark Centenary

http://www.thejournal.ie/albadi-ireland-walk-2931320-Aug2016/ Omani student, Ammar Albadi walked 2,016 km around Ireland and finished his walk at 19:16 hrs last night, outside Dublin's GPO to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916. It took him 40 days. This Omani student loved Ireland so much he just walked around the entire island Ammar Albadi will finish…Read more Long Walk to mark Centenary