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Show HN: Create and mail a free postcard

About This began as a Mother’s Day gift. My mother loves my photos, but hates using computers, smartphones, etc. I created this service to quickly send physical copies of my photos, and then built out the service a little more to also send to nieces and nephews. Today, I regularly send postcards to my family…

Assembly Language Programming: Still Relevant Today (2015)

home   |   the links mine   |   6502 primer   |   large math look-up tables   |   65c02 assembly structure macros   |   simple multitask   |   6502 interrupts   |   zero-overhead Forth interrupts   |   RS-232 primer   |   assembly relevant today   |   NMOS-CMOS 6502 differences   |   6502 stacks treatise   |   workbench computers   |   self-modifying code On this page: Why is assembly language still relevant today?…

More than 80% of total knee replacements can last for 25 years

Education More than 80% of total… More than 80% of total knee replacements can last for 25 years Rob Cook, clinical director1, Peter Davidson, clinical adviser2, Rosie Martin, clinical specialist1 on behalf of NIHR Dissemination Centre1Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit healthcare, London, UK2Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UKCorrespondence to R Cook rob.cook{at}bazian.comThe studyEvans JT, Walker…

To Dissect a Mockingbird: A Graphical Notation for the Lambda Calculus (1996)

To Dissect a Mockingbird: A Graphical Notation for the Lambda Calculus with Animated Reduction David C Keenan, 27-Aug-1996 last updated 1-Apr-2014 116 Bowman Parade, Bardon QLD 4065, Australia http://dkeenan.com Abstract The lambda calculus, and the closely related theory of combinators, are important in the foundations of mathematics, logic and computer science. This paper provides an…

IRS Reforms Free File Program, Drops Agreement Not to Compete with TurboTax

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Finding free online tax filing should be easier this year for millions of Americans. The IRS announced significant changes Monday to its deal with the tax prep software industry. Now companies are barred…

RIP Syd Mead (Blade Runner, TRON Designer)

April 1, 2018 Teletubbys April 1, 2018 Phyllis April 1, 2018 Eye One April 1, 2018 I Need It April 1, 2018 Napkin Guy April 1, 2018 I Just Like Sitting Down April 1, 2018 Jessica April 1, 2018 I’m Cool April 1, 2018 I Am Precious April 1, 2018 Geek April 1, 2018 Computer…

Snapcast – Synchronous multi-room audio player

Synchronous audio player Snapcast is a multi-room client-server audio player, where all clients are time synchronized with the server to play perfectly synced audio. It’s not a standalone player, but an extension that turns your existing audio player into a Sonos-like multi-room solution. The server’s audio input is a named pipe /tmp/snapfifo. All data that…

Pedestrian routing that offers pleasant alternatives to the shortest route

Most of us are concerned about getting somewhere, usually as fast as possible, so we are accustomed to using Google Maps or similar tools we prefer for navigation to find the quickest route possible. However, we may not always want to find simply the quickest route. There are health, physical, enjoyable and even economic reasons…

The Joys of Unix Keyboards

I fell in love with a dead keyboard layout. A decade or so ago while helping a friends father clean out an old building, we came across an ancient Sun Microsystems server. We found it curious. Everything about it was different from what we were used to. The command line was black on white, the…

US atomic waste dump in Marshall Islands to be investigated

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Runit Dome houses tonnes of nuclear waste The US Congress has demanded an investigation into a concrete dome full of nuclear waste, threatened by rising sea levels in the Marshall Islands. Dubbed “the tomb”, it holds tonnes of radioactive debris from dozens of US atomic bomb tests carried out…

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