Tinkerers are everywhere and probably always have been. The very idea of ham radio, for instance, was that it didn’t matter where you were; once you built or bought a transmitter, a receiver, and an antenna, you were set—you could chat with people in another part of the country, the continent, or the world. 3,578 more words
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Are you baffled by encryption? Do the arguments between the FBI and Apple over an iPhone used by a now-dead terror suspect sound rather like secret messages you can’t quite decipher? 2,370 more words
An easy way to extrapolate data in Python is to use Scipy’s built-in InterpolatedUnivariateSpline. While the functions is easy to setup and straightforward to use, I did run into some problems when training X and Y data that had repeated values. 111 more words
The day after Steve Jobs’s death was announced, I made this series of comments on Twitter:
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Jobs notes 1/3: Ca. 84, I had a 128K Macintosh on loan, w/Balance of Power game (still miss it) on floppy.