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Cool Tech from Hack a day

Hack a day serves up a fresh hack each day, every day from around the web and a special how-to hack each week. Have fun reading, I certainly do. Hackaday

Stewart Platform Ball Bearing Balancer
Introducing Hat a Day! Not to be Confused With the Real HaD of Course…
The Hackaday Prize: Unofficial Statistics
Hacklet #12 – Last Minute Hackaday Prize Submissions
Plan B: An Open Source Powder Based 3D Printer
Fear and Loathing at DEFCON 22
Disabled Chiahuahua Gets New Outlook on Life with 3D Printed Cart

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Virtual Machine Brings X86 Linux Apps To ARMv7 Devices
DeviceGuru writes Eltechs announced a virtual machine that runs 32-bit x86 Linux applications on ARMv7 hardware. The ExaGear VM implements a virtual x86 Linux container on ARMv7 computers and is claimed to be 4.5 times faster than QEMU, according to Eltechs. The VM is based on binary translation technology and requires ARMv7, which means it should run on mini-PCs and SBCs based on Cortex-A8, A7, A9, and A15 processors — but sadly, it won't run on the ARM11 (ARMv6) SoC found on the Raspberry Pi. It also does not support applications that require kernel modules. It currently requires Ubuntu (v12.04 or higher), but will soon support another, unnamed Linux distro, according to Eltechs, which is now accepting half price pre-orders without payment obligation.


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Tectonic is sadly no more. The links below are to its archive of the last posts to Tectonic. [ad#468banner] more....

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Depleted Cranium

Depleted Cranium
Bad Science And Scary Science

Gas Turbines in Cars: The seemingly promising engine that never was
Today nearly all cars are powered with a conventional, reciprocating internal combustion engine. In such an engine, pistons (usually at least four) move up and down and are connected to a crank shaft that translates this into rotational motion.  As they move up and down, fuel vapor enters the combustion chamber and is ignited by […]
Students Make Film About Vaccines – Get Harrassment
It’s always nice to see young people with a passion for science, reality, skepticism and advocacy.   In Carlsbad, CA, a group of highschool students in a journalism class made a film about vaccines and vaccine denialism.  (It’s on the correct side of it) Via NBC San Diego More than a dozen current and former Carlsbad […]
One in Three Americans Implanted with RFID’s? Not really
First, a basic primer on what RFID’s are: An RFID is a small computer chip which holds a very small amount of information, typically just a string of numbers, letters or other symbols.  The chip has a tiny radio transmitter in it, and when a reader is brought near it, it will broadcast that data […]
New and Revolutionary Perpetual Motion/Free Energy Machine!
Watch the whole thing before commenting… Click here if your browser does not support embedded video They do a great job of making the first part seem like a real perpetual motion claim. I found it pretty damn funny, especially the very end. The sad thing is it makes as much senses as most free […]
It had to happen: The Ebola Conspiracy Theories
It happens periodically:  Ebola, a highly contagious and very deadly virus with horrific symptoms known as “flesh eating” has flared up in Africa.   This recent outbreak has been especially bad.   The virus is native to Africa and appears to survive in natural reservoirs such as bats or gorillas.  Periodically, it makes the jump to humans […]
The Mars Rover That Keeps Going Breaks Distance Record
As you probably know, there is now a nuclear-powered rover on the surface of mars that is equipped with more scientific instruments and data gathering systems than anything before.  It is highly capable and has already made some important discoveries. But many have forgotten that there is another Mars rover that is still operating.   Right […]
British MP Seeks to Incorporate Astrology Into National Healthcare System
Well at least the US is not alone in having idiots for elected leaders. Via the BBC: Astrology-loving MP seeks health answers in the stars A Conservative MP has spoken of his belief in astrology and his desire to incorporate it into medicine. David Tredinnick said he had spent 20 years studying astrology and healthcare […]
Weather Modification Methods That May Actually Work
There is much said about modifying weather by various conspiracy theorists and alike.  Often said to be the result of chemtrails or RF weapons, the fact is that the weather is very hard to modify.  It can be modified, but only under certain conditions and in a very localized area. The best known method of […]
I’ll be back. More posts coming… really!
Just a quick announcement: Any regular readers will notice a great lack of new posts recently. I’m aware of this, obviously, and it certainly has resulted in a big reduction in traffic. No, I have not given up blogging and no this site is not dead. However, I’m in the midst of a major political […]
Tomorrow Is When I Will (hopefully) Get the Nomination
Just a brief announcement: Tomorrow is the state Republican Convention. It’s the day when delegates will vote on who the candidates are for state and Federal offices. I am competing with one other for the nomination to be the party-sponsored candidate for the US Congress. I’m pretty confident I will get it, but a lot […]

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