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Again all credit for this amazing clip goes to Ilja Burzev. Also thanks to everyone for the encouraging comments in the last months! RTs are much appreciated also :)
You know what would be neat? An #activitypub server that can host multiple (small) instances.
Like if I want to have my own instance, and a bunch of my friends or some small groups that I am adjacent to but not necessarily a part of, the maintenance overhead of running e.g. a masto instance doesn't make that feasible to happen for each of those cases.
But if I could run one server, and then host people in their own space on common resources (storage, email api, image pipelines…) that'd work!
and without Syntax highlighting, the [x] tags do get in the way visually if you're not used to ignore them.
(the math soup is half-bad though)
that was easier than I thought!
actually, maybe I want a reverse threading macro? I guess it would be called <-, so that
(rect 20 20)
(rotate (ramp twopi))
(translate x y)))
can be equivalent to
(translate x y
(rotate (ramp twopi)
(rect 20 20))))
I really need to implement the clojure threading macros (-> / ->>) now...
How is it possible for something like this to be created, submitted to a conference, and presented there?
They conclude that their design improves on the original free energy generator design, while simultaneously debunking the concept, but without acknowledging that.
They also propose that fans are a great use of this technology!
The paper also says that the "Bedini simplified school girl (SSG) is the most basic rendition of a patented circuit developed by John Bedini and researched by Dr. Peter A. Lindemann, based on the technology of Nikola Tesla".
They never mention in the text that this is clearly not a working free energy generator, but they have this diagram in there that very clearly shows that it is not generating any energy:
Now what I find confusing is that here is a paper by three people (students?) in a "Centre for Electrical Power Engineering Studies", that has been published at the IEEE "Power Engineering and Optimization Conference", in which two different designs of "Bedini Free Energy Motors" are compared.
It says "This type of free energy generator can be one of an alternative way to replace the non-renewable energy sources that will run out in future."
so I found a "paper" while looking up "Bedini SSG Free Energy generators".
Basically an electrical energy source is used to spin some magnets, which induce current in some coils. This current is used to charge a battery. Obviously this is a terrible waste of energy, but apparently some people claim that the power consumption of the whole thing would be less than the power that goes into the battery.
sorry for the lack of image captions, it's all phone screenshots of this copied and scanned 1979 paper and there was no OCR on it.
This whole chip was designed in five weeks?
The interpreter and garbage collector are also written in Lisp and compiled into a number of small lookup tables that are also compiled directly into "artwork" (semiconductor masks)
The hardware was designed in Lisp with a custom "graphics library" that defines logical components as functions that output simple geometric definitions of the silicon.
The SCHEME-79 Chip
A Scheme/Lisp computer with structured memory and hardware garbage-collection... implemented in Lisp.
I got emailed four separate times in a year by lost souls that found some broken code I only published to ask for help, and now two years later I got it working: OBS support for USB3-blackmagic devices on Linux!
tinkering between hard- and software, research and development, audio- and visual...
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