GRIMT3CH Technology, Geekery, & General Nerdiness

12Jan/120

1/10th Scale Cray-1 Supercomputer!!!

Two words:  ABSOLUTLEY AMAZING!!!

From Hack a Day - http://tinyurl.com/8aa96j6

[Chris Fenton] needs your help. After constructing a 1/10th scale, cycle accurate Cray-1 supercomputer and finding a disk with Cray software on it, he’s ready to start loading the OS. There’s a small problem, though: no one knows how to boot the thing.

[Chris] posted a disk image for a Cray-1/X-MP with the help of the people at archive.org. Now he needs your help – if you think you can reverse engineer the file system, [Chris] will pay handsomely with a miniature model of a Cray printed on his MakerBot. In any case, it seems like a fun challenge.

I cannot believe this project.  It is completely fantastic.  The work involved and the dedication to get it up and running amazing.  Best of luck, I hope to see it running some code in the near future!!!

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3Nov/090

Crazy arm mounted flame thrower

I think the video says it all, but that is both cool as hell and a little dangerous at the same time.

[Via Hack a Day]

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29Oct/090

TI hacker slapped with DMCA cease-and-desist letter

Photo: Brandon Wilson

Photo: Brandon Wilson

Through most of my education I used TI calculators and loved them.  Being a electrical engineering student in college I pretty much lived with one.  I loved the ability to write your own programs and share them with others, and these guys take that one step further.  Actually modifying the calculator's OS.  Pretty cool.  Unfortunately its brought down the wrath of the DMCA, but hopefully with the EFFs help they can sort it out.  And continue adding useful mods to one of my favorite devices.

[Via IEEE.org]

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