Using a piezo to measure the speed of sound https://diode.zone/videos/watch/870b8bd4-4e3b-4fb9-bdb9-33ea2d027352
some malaphors I think about:
-we'll burn that bridge when we get to it
-if you can't stand the bull, get out of the china shop
-where there's smoke, there's mirrors
-fool me once, shame on you; teach a man to fool me, and I'll be fooled for the rest of my life
-come back to haunt you in the ass
-lets not beat around the dead horse
-beauty is in the eye of the tiger
-burning daylight at both ends
-apples to apples, dust to dust
-a stone in the hand is worth two birds in the bush
The KLF - Justified and Ancient (Stand By The JAMs) - YouTube
Featuring Tammy Wynette!
Linus Torvalds: Git is a distributed version control system, which means even if you lose a remote, you still have your local copy, so your code is safe, unlike centralized VCSes.
Developer Community: wut?
Microsoft: Hmm. How about you use our Visual Studio Online and push it to GitHub, both hosted on our computers, so that you don't have a local copy?
Developer Community: Yaay! Such innovation! Very cloud! Much wow! 🎉
Trump: Thou shall not use US services.
Developers: Where's my code? 😭
oh this looks like fun!
The sandsifter audits x86 processors for hidden instructions and hardware bugs, by systematically generating machine code to search through a processor's instruction set, and monitoring execution for anomalies. Sandsifter has uncovered secret processor instructions from every major vendor; ubiquitous software bugs in disassemblers, assemblers, and emulators; flaws in enterprise hypervisors; and both benign and security-critical hardware bugs in x86 chips.
With the multitude of x86 processors in existence, the goal of the tool is to enable users to check their own systems for hidden instructions and bugs.
I was trying to solder a fine pitched (qfp) part, and it bridged some pins. Normally I just fix it with some solder wick, but no such luck.
Turns out that although both my chinesium rolls of solder are labeled as 63/37, there is a very clear quality difference. The solder from the other spool wicks fine.
So I guess I've learned I should buy brand name solder, so I know what I get. Unfortunately, I can't get leaded solder through the legitimate channels anymore.
Electronics, programming (mostly rust and python), and Discordianism. I also have some videos at diode.zone
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