"In the ongoing and growing opposition to the seemingly dystopian world technology companies are building, convenience is often overlooked. But it’s convenience, and the way convenience is currently created by tech companies and accepted by most of us, that is key to why we’ve ended up living in a world we all chose, but that nobody seems to want." https://onezero.medium.com/the-tyranny-of-convenience-2e7fa145ab4

@eel @neauoire the new M is quite nice for melodies https://vimeo.com/334353538

https://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-charging-ereader/

Adding solar panels to charge e-reader.

This may seem pointless since it's not gonna save you much electricity bill, but how dope would it be to own an e-reader that doesn't need plugging in ever, just like a real book?

initially, I had somehow hoped that this could be more compact than doing the same thing with a lookup-table (a string of all 36 numbers in reverse order where the input determines which place to read from), but it obviously isn't ^^

in the third gif I also multiply by (m/4)-1, but four times in parallel, each instance offset by a multiple of (m/4). then the logic in the bottom only needs to determine which result is the correct one and push that to the output

you can get the additive inverse of and integer in mod m by multiplying it with m-1. multiplication can be done by repeated addition of a number. the conceptually simplest addinv circuit in orca would therefore be a stack of 35 `A`s feeding into each other, which would be rather large. luckily, multiplying by only (m/2)-1 already yields the additive inverse on every second input. on the others you just have to add (m/2). that's what the first gif above does.

I quite like how tight you can build with the new checkerboard-style operators. #ORCΛ #theWorkshop

proposal: make I count one step further, so that I01 counts from 0 to (including) 1, and I0z counts from 0 to (including) z

first one had 18 adds * 2 cases = 36

this one has 9 adds * 4 cases = 36

this might be the sweet spot for compactness (or maybe 6*6 is?)

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is it more compact? no 😂

is it faster? yes, it computes in 0 ticks (the lookup method has a 1 tick delay)!

is it more elegant? that's subjective...

I have some ideas for making it a bit more compact so I hope this isn't the final form

#theWorkshop

Sick #orcλ track from NCT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTSywl6LppQ

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