open-source Wi-Fi baseband chip/FPGA design, openwifi is online: https://github.com/open-sdr/openwifi . full stack real time SDR (Software Defined Radio) Wi-Fi implementation on FPGA with embedded ARM Linux. compatible with Linux mac80211 SoftMAC framework. Christmas present to research!
The UK is currently cooking on about 12.5GW of wind energy (about 37% of our load) - I think that's a record. It was a bit lower over night, but still electricity prices went very negative in the early hours. Although they were still running some gas (about 2.5GW) and a touch of coal (about 0.7GW - I guess so they didn't have to let it cool down)
#science words of the day; 'positronium' and 'onium';
(via Reddit) https://phys.org/news/2019-12-gamma-ray-laser-closer-reality.html
One potentially promising angle is Richard Leslie Hills, former curator at Manchester's Science and Industry Museum:
He's got _quite_ the bibliography:
I'm confused if anything could have stopped Friday's attack in London; keeping him in prison for another 8 years might have only delayed it. He was apparently such a model prisoner he was invited to the conference. You can imagine the services monitoring him thinking that a conference on prisoner rehabilitation was as safe a place as any.
Slides on the restoration of the 'Bloodhound missile control system'/Ferranti Argus 700:
(Via Computer Conservation North West)
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