Science and Technology links (July 21st, 2017)
21 July 2017 | 1:57 pm

Want proof that you live in the future? Ok. There is this “cryptocurrency” called ethereum and it is causing a shortage of microprocessors: Demand from Ethereum miners has created temporary shortages of some of the graphics cards, according to analysts, who cite sold-out products at online retailers. Estimates of additional sales from this demand run … Continue reading Science and Technology links (July 21st, 2017)

What is “modern” programming?
15 July 2017 | 4:05 pm

As a young teenager, I dabbled with basic and some assembly. Things got serious when I learned Turbo Pascal. “Now we are talking”, I thought. Turbo Pascal offered one of the earliest examples of Integrated Development Environment (IDE). In effect, an IDE is a program that lets you conveniently write, compile, debug and run code, … Continue reading What is “modern” programming?

Science and Technology links (July 14th, 2017)
14 July 2017 | 2:05 pm

PC shipments are at the lowest level of the last 10 years, and they have been declining for the last two years. Using smartphone data, researchers are able for the first in history to measure objectively how active people are. Lots of prior research relied on questionnaires, but self-reported numbers are often much less objective … Continue reading Science and Technology links (July 14th, 2017)


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