My dad brought down a box he had saved containing tons of our original disks and manuals from quite a few of the hundreds of PC games we had growing up. There are some real classics in here, but as I’m recently really getting back into the Battletech universe and Mechwarrior, Mechwarrior 2, and Mechwarrior Online, I was really stoked to find these discs, manuals, and even some flyers for original VR tech from the 90’s and original MW2 Multiplayer software!
I saw this picture and comment from someone on the 2600 Facebook group. It was a pretty interesting analysis about the situation with the clock terrorist kid who “invented” a clock and brought it to school, causing a bomb scare and him to get expelled. Then he gets an invite from Obama and Zuckerberg to come to the White House an FB office. Pretty interesting analysis, but I’ll let you make up your own mind:
“As you know – my degree is in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. So, as someone with some appreciable expertise, I analyzed the “home made clock” that the kid in Irving was supposed to have “invented” and taken to school. First, it is NOT a simple alarm clock. It is a COUNTDOWN clock. Second — the kid didn’t home make or invent anything. He decomposed an already existing commercially available COUNTDOWN clock (as evidenced by the commercially manufactured Printed Circuit Board (PCB)) as shown in the picture of his device.
I posted about this once before, but I got access to “Erlibird” which is a service that allows people to join Beta’s for new startups. I haven’t used it to really join any beta’s for new sites or products, but I do check it every so often in order to laugh at the ridiculously stupid names of tech startups. I’m not sure what started the trend of abbreviating words for startup names, but every one I see reminds me of HOOLI from Silicon Valley. (more…)