Philosophy of Computer Science - Dr. William J. Rapaport
Reverse Engineering The Sound Blaster https://hackaday.com/2019/06/19/reverse-engineering-the-sound-blaster/ #Retrocomputing #classichacks #soundblaster #SoundBlaster #8051
When people post videos of old games with PC Speaker music the sound is usually coming directly from emulation and sounds very harsh and garish.
This is actually different from how it used to be as this process ignores the environment the sound came from: A magnetically driven speaker internally attached to the metal case, creating a resonance that gave the pure 'beep' sounds more body and texture.
If you'd like to hear what it actually sounded like, this video got it right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUy1MEpqbvk
On the definition of "special software":
"Manning did not have admin-level privileges, and used special software, namely a Linux operating system, to access the computer file and obtain the portion of the password provided to Assange."
Technology is Heroin, by Daniel Markham
Um, just go read this. My mind is blown.
maddog's keynote at FOSDEM was finally published! Definitely recommend it:
I am Time grown old to destroy the world,
Embarked on the course of world annihilation.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko