#qi-hardware IRC log for Friday, 2013-04-12

wpwrakaah ! hate those network drops03:45
kyakbitcoin collapse news :) good i didn't invest CPU cycles there10:47
larscwell you should have, and just sold them all two days ago10:49
kyakheh true :)10:50
whitequarkCPU cycles aren't worth anything these days10:59
whitequarkeven GPU cycles aren't really10:59
whitequarkASIC cycles, on the other hand ;)10:59
whitequarkhttp://www.butterflylabs.com/10:59
whitequarkI think this https://products.butterflylabs.com/homepage/1500gh-bitcoin-miner.html was about $30k or so, when they had the price shown11:01
kyakwhat's GH/s?11:04
kyakit must be a nice piece of hardware.. I wonder if it finds a use when bitcoin goes down11:05
wpwraklovely screen setup: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Erste-DisplayPort-Verteiler-von-Club3D-1840862.html?view=zoom;zoom=216:35
kristianpaulgot envy? ;)16:38
kristianpaulindeed lovely16:38
wpwrak(envy) i wouldn't mind having a high-res 30" screen on my desk :) and tiltable 22" screens would also be sweet16:42
pcercueinice16:43
kristianpauli wouldn't either :)16:45
larscway to much hassel if you ask me, you need to move your head to be able to switch from one screen to the other16:45
wpwrakif your vision is good enough, you can just move the eyes ;-)16:46
larscmaybe use a fisheye lense ;)16:47
kristianpaullol16:48
kristianpauli'll be okay with one wide screen 1920x108016:48
larscI always wonder how we managed with 640x48016:50
wpwrakpoorly :)16:50
kristianpaulwell at my age 640x480 was big until i got teenage :p16:54
wpwrakstarted hacking right in the crib, eh ?16:55
wpwrakthen, while the first word of other kids is "mama", yours must have been "make" :)16:56
kristianpaulwell it was at the school (640x480)16:57
DocScrutinizer05sudo make me a sandwich16:57
kristianpaulno that much wpwrak 16:57
kristianpauli got my first home computer at the age of 15 i think16:57
larscmother toungue: C16:57
larscor if you grew up bilingual C and asm ;)16:58
kristianpauli think it was a time i knew all pic16 asm instructions by memory16:58
DocScrutinizer05schematics16:58
kristianpauli had to write the code in paper hehe16:58
DocScrutinizer05picWHAT? z8016:58
DocScrutinizer05well, yeah. pancil and eraser been the ultimate editing tools16:59
DocScrutinizer05pencil16:59
kristianpaulpic12c508 was first :)16:59
kristianpaulthen 16f8416:59
kristianpaulafaik i just learnt some C back i university, i was caught by visual tools at first (good that i sold all those books already)17:01
kristianpaulbut i have to learn some gnu when needed to compile the privative drive for my conexant modem back in corelinux :)17:01
larscit was kind of a revelation when somebody handed me a CD with a C compiler on it17:02
pcercueiyou guys are nerds :)17:03
kristianpaulwe're humans sr :)17:04
Action: lekernel remembers his first turbo pascal on floppy disks. that was, oh, so much better than qbasic17:04
lekerneland a bit later st20 microcontroller programming with parallel port, UV eraser, DOS command-line assembler, no IDE, etc.17:06
wpwrak(turbo pascal, better) or Pascal/Z, on CP/M :)17:07
DocScrutinizer05CP/M \o/17:09
DocScrutinizer05with its 16 distibuished users aka fs on each disk17:09
DocScrutinizer05distinguished even17:09
wpwrakDocScrutinizer05: that was great fun in the computer lab. you went to a newbie's machine, typed USER 2  (or whatever), then cleared the screen. when they came back, all their files were gone ;-)17:13
DocScrutinizer05and it had a really great editor: wordmaster17:16
wpwraknot "ed" ? b#t to display your text :)17:21
DocScrutinizer05nah, wordmaster was already almost WYSIWYG17:27
viricI never programmed on CP/M :)17:27
DocScrutinizer05at least a fullscreen editor, with a command line with one letter commands that were really powerful17:28
DocScrutinizer05forth17:28
DocScrutinizer05is what I programmed there. A stripped/augmentted forth dialect for controlling video processor in realtime17:29
DocScrutinizer05which been quite awesome in the mid 80s17:29
DocScrutinizer05http://www.google.de/search?q=delcom256+display17:32
DocScrutinizer05> >The videowall unit ranges from nin eto 256 26-inch monitors, which allow sconstruction of almost every possibl econfiguration. Its maximum visua lscreen area, combined with its minimu mdepth, permit the system to b eaccommodated in even the smalles tof display areas .Visual sources for the Delcom 25 6VideoWall can consist of playbac kfrom videotape or disk recorders, liv ecamera, off-air transmissions, cabl esatellite, or 17:36
DocScrutinizer05computer graphic outputs .Delcoms videowall has been used successfull yby retailers in Europe sinc e1984.<<17:36
DocScrutinizer05I contributed a little in development of that system17:36
DocScrutinizer05actually the lower limit not been nine but one screen, everything else would be nonsense17:36
DocScrutinizer05the maximum zoom-in factor however was 8*8 + overscan17:37
DocScrutinizer05and the forth snippets got triggered on video frame granularity by video timecode17:38
DocScrutinizer05err, maybe the max zoom factor been 16 or even 64, sorry17:41
DocScrutinizer05http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyapuKlBxAs 4:44 in the background. at 5:00 you can guess it been kinda fake since that wall actually only been 8*8, with "static" blue monitors around that all came from same videocard #65, iirc17:50
DocScrutinizer05ooh, maybe not, 5:40 shows proof for the opposite17:51
kanzurewelcome to youtube.. use #t=284s instead of saying 4:4417:52
kanzureso that would be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyapuKlBxAs#t=284s17:52
DocScrutinizer05that doesn't work when you're not enabling javascrip, jave, activex and assrape mode on your browser17:53
kanzurei don't think youtube uses activex17:54
kanzureor jave. i don't think there's a popular plugin called jave anyway.17:54
DocScrutinizer05around 6:30 it looks like I have a point with the 7*7 or 8*8 assumption though17:54
DocScrutinizer05I didn't manage that particular project17:55
DocScrutinizer05and I'm damn glad I didn't, it's embarrassing ;-P17:56
DocScrutinizer05oooh! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=AyapuKlBxAs#t=722s17:59
DocScrutinizer05:-D17:59
DocScrutinizer05found it17:59
DocScrutinizer05(the way to create those links, and also a nice total view of the wall)17:59
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