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The JOYCE Project to Equip Machines with Human-Like Perception

Did you ever watch the British television science fiction comedy Red Dwarf? The stage for this tale is the eponymous spaceship Red Dwarf, which is an enormous mining vessel that is 6 miles (10 km) long, 5 miles (8 km) tall, and 4 miles (6 km) wide. Series 1 through Series 8 originally aired on BBC 2 between 1988 and 1999 (somewhat reminiscent … Read More → "The JOYCE Project to Equip Machines with Human-Like Perception"

Weird Instructions I Have Loved

“Simplify and add lightness.” – Colin Chapman

If you don’t write assembly-language programs, you’ll miss out on some strange, interesting, wonderful, or uniquely powerful instructions lurking inside your processor. Some are immensely helpful. Others are just… weird. 

Any processor can add and subtract, and most can multiply integers. A few can … Read More → "Weird Instructions I Have Loved"

Using Not-a-Blockchain to Secure Embedded Devices

“Most people want security in this world, not liberty.” — H. L. Mencken

Mention “distributed ledger technology” and you’ll either get a blank stare or someone will shout, “Blockchain!” The underlying mathematics behind cryptocurrencies and blockchain can, like any technology, be used for different purposes. The headlines tend to emphasize those that affect consumers, but there are a … Read More → "Using Not-a-Blockchain to Secure Embedded Devices"

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