In university I wrote a paper for a seminar called “Analogue Computers” about the Phillips Machine (also known as MONIAC). I couldn’t find too many (detailed) pictures. Luckily the Science Museum in London has one on display, so I took a bunch of photos.
After more than two years of using my trusty Thinkpad X200, carrying it on many travels and with almost daily usage, it started to become a little hot. The temperature sensors would frequently show temperatures of 70, 80 and more degrees, which of course impacted battery life. This is how I fixed it.
I recently worked on running Linux 3.0 on a Xilinx Virtex-5 board and had some trouble booting from a SD-card via the Xilinx SPI controller. We’ve previously seen (in old kernel versions) occasional timeout errors early in the boot phase, which could only be fixed by turning the board completely off and on. With 3.0 it never […]