hamster_nz writes "Hot topics for the maker community are things such as embedded vision, bitcoin mining, autonomous vehicle control, Arduino, Open Hardware, software defined radio, small ARM/Linux boards and reconfigurable computing, A current Kickstarter project, LOGi FPGA,is touching all these bases, Funding has been reached after just a day, and Kicktraq currently has it projected to reach over $133,000.
As a long time FPGA enthusiast I'm very interested to see what will happen when a thousand keen users get togeather to explore programmable logic."
hamster_nz writes "New Zealand ISPs will be able to charge a copyright holder up to NZ$25 to issue infringement notices to their subscribers."Link to Original Source
hamster_nz writes "Once you have worked in a dozen programming languages things become much "same stuff, different day", but recently I've done two things that have given me insights into programming. While experimenting with VHDL on a Nexys2 FGPA development board I developed a deeper understanding of loops and state machines, and when I porting TinyBasic from 68000 Assembler to an Arduino micro-controller I learnt a lot about the nature of the stack based paradigm that pervades programming — 'gotos' are truely useful. What projects have others undertook which revealed programming insights?"
hamster_nz writes "I've played with Orbiter a while and managed to fly and dock with the ISS, but was left wondering just how hard can space travel really be.
Then I stumbled onto an equivalent of the Space Shuttle's Owners Manual. It looks to be very hard!
Great geek reading — just remember to use the switch on panel O8 to turn the right seat/center console lights off when you finish."Link to Original Source