Repeat this mantra:
Only descentralize when inevitable.
Only descentralize when inevitable.
Only descentralize when inevitable.
This is what society gets for not using open knowledge: some of its best minds will be bound to waste endless hours reversing some useless technology.
With that said, even when you do have the source code, reading run logs and using debuggers are a sort of reverse engineering at heart.
One of the most jaw dropping reverse engineering projects Ciro has ever seen is the Super Mario 64 reverse engineering project.
Ciro Santilli had once assigned this as one of Ciro Santilli's best random thoughts, but he later found that Wikipedia actually says exactly that: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_engineering ("similar to scientific research, the only difference being that scientific research is about a natural phenomenon") so maybe that is where Ciro picked it up unconsciously in the first place.
A hot hot place.
Founded by Craig Venter by joining up other existing institutes.
These people don't fuck around.
Poor renaming choice.
Fantastic animations of molecular biology processes.
This is the dude that made many of the amazing WEHImovies animation.
Unfortunately, the process appears to be quite manual and laborious, more art than simulation, based on the software list used: www.drewberry.com/faq
Ciro Santilli sometimes fantasizes of having worked there in their golden years...
Original headquarters and laboratories: 463 West Street in New York, Manhattan area. On Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman Feynman mentions that in 1941 they could see the construction of the George Washington Bridge, presumably from that building, when William Shockley brought him over to visit to get a job there. However, the actual
Some interesting videos:
101 Crawfords Corner Rd Holmdel, NJ 07733 USA
They had a smaller building first: youtu.be/BPq_ZyOvbsg?t=51 and in 1962 opened the large new building.
600 Mountain Ave bldg 5, New Providence, NJ 07974, United States.
Became headquarters in 1967,
Drone footage: www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0Ld2KFjaC8 Bell LABS Headquarters Murray Hill NJ in 4K Drone Flight by ESTOUCHFPV (2017)
These people are serious.
For a fun and brief random software encounter with that universe, see the VisIt section of stackoverflow.com/questions/5854515/interactive-large-plot-with-20-million-sample-points-and-gigabytes-of-data/55967461#55967461.
After it was reassembled, the Chicago Pile-1 was renamed as Chicago Pile 2 (CP2).
So more precisely, it is a continuation of the Metallurgical Laboratory.
It's still not that far though, only about 20 kilometers, and today is also a populated area.
This is where the X-10 Graphite Reactor was located.
Publicly released documents from the Los Alamos National Laboratory are marked with this identifier. This is for example the case of each video on ther YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@LosAlamosNationalLab. E.g. Video "Historic, unique Manhattan Project footage from Los Alamos by Los Alamos National Lab" is marked with "LA-UR 11-4449".
www.osti.gov/biblio/1372821 contains "How to Get an LA-UR: Using RASSTI to Release Your Work" which is of interest: permalink.lanl.gov/object/tr?what=info:lanl-repo/lareport/LA-UR-17-26023. That document documents the acronym's expansion, plus it leaks some internal-only URLs such as lasearch.lanl.gov/oppie/service.
TODO is there somewhere you can search for the document for a given identifier? Some PDFs are listed at: sgp.fas.org/othergov/doe/lanl/index2b.html
As of 2023 the place was blurred on Google Maps staellite view, no wonder.
Ciro Santilli is a fan of this late 2010's buzzword.
It basically came about because of the endless stream of useless software startups made since the 2000's by one or two people with no investments with the continued increase in computers and Internet speeds until the great wall was reached.
And it basically comes down to technologies that wrestle with the fundamental laws of physics rather than software data wrangling.
Computers are of course limited by the laws of physics, but those are much hidden by several layers of indirection.
Full visibility, and full control, make computer tasks be tasks that eventually always work out more or less as expected.
The same does not hold true when real Physics is involved.
Physics is brutal.
To start with, you can't even see your system very clearly, and often doing so requires altering its behaviour.
For example, in molecular biology, most great discoveries are made after some new technique is made to be able to observe smaller things.
But you often have to kill your cells to make those observations, which makes it very hard to understand how they work dynamically.
What we would really want would be to track every single protein as it goes about inside the cell. But that is likely an impossible dream.
Then, even when you start to see the system, you might have a very hard time controlling it, because it is so fragile. This is basically the case of quantum computing in 2020.
It is for those reasons that deep tech is so exciting.
The next big things will come from deep tech. Failure is always a possibility, and you can't know before you try.
But that's also why its so fun to dare.
Applicaitons of power, we have to remember it is there to notice how awesome it is!
- sending nad receiving communication signals
- computers, which in turn can do computations and improved communication
Once again, relies on superconductivity to reach insane magnetic fields. Superconductivity is just so important.
Operated by a hand crank.
Positive center is way more popular: gearspace.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-and-electronic-music-production/1222518-center-negative-vs-center-positive-power-supply.html
This notation is designed to be relatively easy to write. This is achieved by not drawing ultra complex ASCII art boxes of every component. It would be slightly more readable if we did that, but prioritizing the writer here.
Two wires are only joined if
+is given. E.g. the following two wires are not joined:
but the following are:
| --|-- |
| --+-- |
Simple symmetric components:
AC: AC source. Parameters:e.g.:
If only one side is given, the other is assumed to be at a ground
V: peak voltage
G: ground. Often used together with
DC, e.g.:means applying a voltage of 10 V across a 10 Ohm resistor, which would lead to a current of 1 A
MICROPHONE. As a multi-letter symmetric component, you can connect the two wires anywhere, e.g.or:
| MICROPHONE |
SQUID: SQUID device
X: Josephson junction
Asymmetric components have multiple letters indicating different ports. The capital letter indicates the device, and lower case letters the ports. The wires then go into the ports:
D: diodeSample usage in a circuit:
Can also be used vertically like aany other circuit:
a: anode (where electrons can come in from)
--aDc--We can also change the port order, the device is still the same due to capital
| a D c |
--cDa-- | Dac-- | Dca-- | --caD
DCDC source. Ports:E.g. a 10 V source with a 10 Ohm resistor would be:
If only one side is given, the other is assumed to be at a the ground
+---pDC_10_n---+ | | +----R_10------+
G. We can also omit
min that case and assume that
pis the one used, e.g. the above would be equivalent to:If the voltage is not given, it is assumed to be a potentiometer.
T: transistor. The ports are
sgTd:Sample usage in a circuit:
All the following are also equivalent:
---+ | --sgTd--
| g --sTd-- | --Tsgd-- |
I: electric current source. Ports:
s: electron source
d: electron destination
V: Voltmeter. Ports:If we don't need to specify explicit positive and negative sides, we can just use:
without any ports. This is notably often the case for AC circuits.
---V---Optionaly, we can also add the sides as in:
Numbers characterizing components are put just next to each component with an underscore. When there is only one parameter, standard units are assumed, e.g.:
+-----+ | | C_1p R_2k | | +-----+
Micro is denoted as
- a capacitor with 1 pico Faraday
- a resistor with 2 k Ohms
Wires can just freely come in and out of specs of a component, they are then just connected to the component, e.g.:
means applying a voltage of 10 V across a 10 Ohm resistor, which would lead to a current of 1 A