I read Reset when it was in production: it's comprehensively details exactly how the internet got to this state: the combination of sociopathic greed, regulatory indifference and spies' desire to preserve defects in our technology so they can attack their enemies.
The first episode of Deibert's Massey Lectures dropped tonight: "Look At That Device In Your Hand," about mobile computing, and beyond lazy narratives about "addiction."
The theme of Deibert's lectures is RESET, the idea that the internet has become a toxic runaway process, harmful to human thriving, in need of being rolled back to a known-good state and re-run. It's accompanied by an excellent book of the same title.
Canada's Massey Lectures is among the anglosphere's great lecture series, on par with BBC's Reith Lectures. This year's lecturer is Ron Deibert, whose Citizen Lab provides forensics and protection for civil society from despots and corporate bullies.
RISC-V based chip to debut on Linux hacker board.
Alibaba’s T-head subsidiary amd Allwinner have produced a single-core, RISC-V-based XuanTie C906 processor with MMU that will appear on a sandwich-style, Linux-driven, $12.50 Sipeed SBC due in two months.
Alibaba’s subsidiary T-Head and Allwinner have produced a single-core, RISC-V-based XuanTie C906 processor with MMU that will appear on a sandwich-style, Debian-powered, $12.50 Sipeed SBC due in two months.
So I'm writing a blog article on bus architectures for my homebrew computer, #kestrel3 . The idea behind the bus architecture is that it is to be a superset of and backward compatible with the #rc2014 bus. I basically thought through several examples: some semi-synchronous, some synchronous, and, some asynchronous. All of them can be made to work, I think. None of them I'm completely happy with.
Looking back on the thoughts that I wrote down, I'm actually starting to think that the right way forward is not basing things on Zorro or FutureBus; but, rather on NuBus. (!!)
Zorro is a glorious architecture, but using it means I'd have to have two backplanes, kind of like how PCs did when they supported both PCI and ISA. There are other issues to consider as well, but they're relatively minor.
NuBus, however, actually fits into the RC80 socket pinout with loads of room to spare. The only thing is it's a fully synchronous bus.
Nothing's ever easy.
SiFive to release all source code to initialize HiFive Unleashed RISC-V single board computer.
The first Linux-capable, multi-core, RISC-V processor – the Freedom U540.
Aside from being open source and customizable, one of the main benefits of RISC-V is that it's fully modern, purpose built, & unburdened with legacy code.
An open source hardware helps the industry become more competitive.
More on the Raspberry Pi 400 released today.
HiFive Unmatched SBC showcases new FU740 RISC-V SoC
SiFive has opened $665 pre-orders on a “HiFive Unmatched” Mini-ITX dev board that can power a PC. The SBC runs Linux on a penta-core, 64-bit SiFive FU740 SoC and offers 2x M.2 and PCIe x16 for graphics.
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