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I just saw a commercial for a Chinese PCB house that entertained me. The voice over had a perfect American pronunciation, but the text was a bit... Engrish. For example, "we invested [sic] the most updated equipment". So I'm just imagining some voice over actor going "I'm paid to read the lines, not to fix the text".

If you want to see (literally an advertisement): youtube.com/watch?v=qxdHNubOYZ

I just found out that Tektronix (the oscilloscope company) invented the foam peanut (those small chunks of polystyrene used for packaging). Or at least, they filed the patent. US3188264A.

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People often wonder why printers are so cantankerous but frankly any device that embeds pigmented runes in the remains of long-dead trees is going to be stricken by an ancient faerie curse from the start

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Is there a list of SIMD tricks somewhere? There are a bunch of lists of bit twiddling hacks, and this just sort of seems like an extension of that. Trying to get an intuition for "common moves" people do when writing algorithms exploiting SIMD.

Really cool KiCAD plugin for generating interactive BOMs. I haven't used it yet, but the demos look great: openscopeproject.org/Interacti

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Got severely nerdsniped by yrabbit to dig a bit more into how Gowin ALU works. Would be pretty easy to just fuzz what the vendor supports, but if we can understand it maybe we can do crimes. It appears to function like a LUT3 and LUT2 into hard carry logic.

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I have decided to delete my YouTube account. It is done. I will set up a Peertube instance instead. Peertube is a decentralized video hosting service, and entirely Free Software: joinpeertube.org/

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#SCAMcamp21 announcement:

Switzerland is finally getting a Hacker Camp this year! Join us from the 10.-12. September at [location to be secured] in Switzerland!

More details to be announced!

Please DM if you want to help with planning and preparation or have some ideas.

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My thoughts on how to configure your systems to protect against the Dolos Group's excellent demonstration of sniffing TPM protected disk encryption keys: trmm.net/tpm-sniffing/

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blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/

Um, 1) How did no one notice a drug we've been using since the 1970s is very explosive

2) How did anyone NOT think THAT drug was explosive? LOOK AT IT. LOOK AT ALL THAT NITROGEN.

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I knew most #electronics probe holders are outrageously expensive and there must be some "makeshift" versions that cost less. What I didn't expect is that all of those cheap ones are all marketed for hacking ECUs on cars. Apparently car modding is a big enough thing to give vendors an incentive to sell cheap probe holders for that. I guess they can be pretty useful for signals below 10 MHz.

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a Diné man wrote a poem about the space race 50 years ago

the more things change, the more they stay the same

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what do you call an outdoor access control board that has multiple FPGA devices and can be reflashed using an RFID?
A Near Field Programmable Field Programmable Gate Array Array Field Gate Controller.

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The more I read the Gray Business Suits For Pride flyer, the better it gets.

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thinking about the esperanto word anglujo (container for english people)

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