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Making Ice Cream with Liquid Nitrogen
Have you ever sampled the delights of ice cream created using liquid nitrogen?
The Sour Patch Worms of Science Fiction
Can you think of any science fiction or science fantasy films that you feel fall into the sour patch worm category?
A Calculator for All Seasons
"Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes” -- Mickey Mouse (1928-)
The Times They Are a-Changin’ (Part 2)
My granddad could have been a contender for the "Man who was on the most ships sunk in WWII" record.
Meet the 4-Bit Cambridge-1 CPU
Created by Richard Grafton, this 4-bit 7400-based CPU recently debuted at the Retro Computer Festival, which was held at the Museum of Computing in Cambridge, England.
On Mushrooms, Socks, and Ducks
In Max's World, the colors are brighter, the butterflies are bigger, the flowers smell sweeter, the birds sing louder, and the beer runs plentiful and cold.
Yes! My Countdown Timer is Alive!
My 100th birthday celebrations will commence on 29 May 2057 at 5:45 a.m. Daylight Saving Time, so now would be a good time to clear this date on your calendar.
The Times They Are a-Changin’ (Part 1)
The older I get, the more I find myself musing about how much things have changed in my lifetime technology-wise.
HRRG Assembly Language and Assembler
Programming a computer in machine code is very educational. The first thing it teaches you is that you don’t want to do it again.
Is Time Truly an Illusion?
The time in which everything seems to be happening may be nothing more than an illusion supported by the entropy generated in the functioning of our brains.
4-Bit HRRG Computer Recap
As you may or may not know, my chum, Joe Farr, and I are currently in the process of designing and building the Maxfield-Farr 4-bit HRRG Computer; this column describes the current state of play.
The Ultimate Saturn V Launch
It’s 50 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon. I was 12 years old and I watched the landing on TV with my dad. I still remember Neil uttering the words, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has Landed.”