The Basics and Pitfalls of Pointers in C

When four + 1 Equals eight: An Advanced Take On Pointers In C

In our first part on pointers, we coated the fundamentals and customary pitfalls of pointers in C. If we needed to break it down into one sentence, the primary precept of pointers is that they’re merely knowledge varieties storing a reminiscence tackle, and so long as we guarantee that now we have sufficient reminiscence allotted […]

When Hackerspace Directors Burn Out

When Hackerspace Directors Burn Out

A pal of mine as soon as prompt that there needs to be a help group for burned-out former hackerspace administrators. We might have our personal Village of the Damned at summer season camps, the place we’d sit moodily within the gathering twilight sipping our bourbon and Club Mate and decrying no matter misfortunes got […]

Beatrice Tinsley and the Evolution of Galaxies

Beatrice Tinsley and the Evolution of Galaxies

It appears nearly absurd now, however cosmologists as soon as assumed that galaxies of a given sort have been all the identical and didn’t change. Because of this assumption, galaxies have been used as a redshift or light-based yardstick to measure distances within the universe. But what if some galaxies have been intrinsically redder than […]

Two-Cent Temperature Sensors

Two-Cent Temperature Sensors

When they should add temperature management to a undertaking, many hackers attain for a K-type thermocouple for his or her high-temperature wants, or an integrated temperature-sensing IC when it doesn’t get that sizzling. The thermocouple depends on very small currents and intensely excessive achieve, and also you just about want a devoted IC to learn […]

Mechanisms: the Spring

Mechanisms: the Spring

Most individuals most likely don’t take into consideration springs till one kinks up or snaps, however many of the world’s springs are fairly essential. The ones that aren’t go by the title Slinky. We all use and encounter dozens of various kinds of springs on daily basis with out realizing it. Look contained in the […]

Another Reason to Learn Morse Code: Kidnapping

Another Reason to Learn Morse Code: Kidnapping

Morse code — that collection of dots and dashes — will be helpful within the strangest conditions. As a child I bear in mind an unique Star Trek episode the place an injured [Christopher Pike] might solely blink a light-weight as soon as for sure and twice for no. Even as a child, I bear in […]

Hacking When It Counts: Pigeon-Guided Missiles

Hacking When It Counts: Pigeon-Guided Missiles

The picture of the crackpot inventor, matted, disorganized, and surrounded by the stays of his failures, is an everlasting Hollywood trope. While a easy go searching one’s store will most likely reveal how such stereotypes get began, the picture is essentially not a good characterization of the inventive thoughts and the way it works, and […]

Margaret Hamilton Takes Software Engineering To the Moon and Beyond

Margaret Hamilton Takes Software Engineering To the Moon and Beyond

If you have been to create a brief record of ladies who influenced software program engineering, one of many first picks can be Margaret Hamilton.The Apollo 11 source code lists her title as “PROGRAMMING LEADER”. Today that title would in all probability be one thing alongside the road of “Lead software engineer” Margaret Hamilton was […]

The Basics and Pitfalls of Pointers in C

The Basics and Pitfalls of Pointers in C

Pointers — you both love them, otherwise you haven’t totally understood them but. But earlier than you storm off to the remark part now, pointers are certainly a polarizing topic and are each C’s greatest energy, and its main supply of issues. With nice energy comes nice accountability. The web and libraries are stuffed with […]

Self-Driven: Uber and Tesla

Self-Driven: Uber and Tesla

Self-driving vehicles have been within the information lots up to now two weeks. Uber’s self-driving taxi hit and killed a pedestrian on March 18, and only a few days later a Tesla working in “autopilot” mode slammed right into a street barrier at full velocity, killing the driving force. In each instances, there was a […]