Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:
- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better
Kicking off #DemoSunday with Cyperpunk by Lamers.
Histogram animation of various death causes, with covid surpassing the others over time.
Let's get over this: the climax of #German Engineering boredom by the most boring German company was the
* Siemens-Nixdorf Scenic Pro C5/C6
running Windows 95. I used to work on this machine in the late 90s. That's not even #retrocomputing.
For the only colored element this thing had they chose... turquoise?
That's the computer on which sinister German tax laws were planned - and printed. The ill terminal of the german information super highway. Nixdorf's Darkest Hour.
Computer magazine scans with a certain sense of humor:
And here is a full article about "Yugoslav Computer Magazines Had Cover Girls Just Like Car Magazines":
6/5 - I'm through it now. Really. :-)
* Galeb and ORAO - 6502 based homecomputers
* PECOM 64: 1985, RCA-derived
* Galaksija - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaksija_%28computer%29
* Lola 8 - 1980s 8bit homecomputer built from CNC machine components
* LPA512 - 1980s industrial programmable logic controller
And in the vein of Atari ST or Amiga 500:
* Lira 512 - late 1980s, based on Intel 8088
* H6000 - Honeywell licensed mainframes for banking running General Electric GCOS operating system
* Triglav - also known as "Trident", 1980s desktop from manufacturer "Iskra Delta", an interesting polymorph device running as PDP-11 variant, Intel 286, or Motorola 68010 with different operating systems.
* Iskra Delta 800, a PDP-11 clone
* TIM-100 - 1980s workstations
* TIM-001 - 1980s desktop
* TIM-011 - late 1980s, educational computer
* TIM-600 - 1980s, 32bit, Unix, C++, Fortran, Cobol, Pascal, Informix, Oracle
* HRS-100 - 1970s hybrid system co-developed with #USSR, for scientific computing, mixing digital and analog computing
They also developed educational theoretical computing model similar to Knuth's MIX:
* NAR 1 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAR_1
Many models were named CER (Cifarski Elektronski Računar, meaning Digital Electronic Computer), or TIM, manufactured by Mihajlo Pupin Institute.
Notable models are
* CER-22 - 1960s banking
* CER-12 - 1970s business and statistical data processing
* CER-203 - 1970s medium-sized banking, production planning, trading
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