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This term derives from the last word of the famous blackletter-Gothic sign in of it in circulation, some of which actually do end with the word ‘blinkenlights’. The word comes from a warning sign written in mangled mock German and typically picken hands in das pockets, so relaxen und watchen das blinkenlights. Run telnet in the prompt and sit back to watch the show. This is the least productive thing you’ll do all day, but you know.

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A few years later the ill-fated BeBox a personal blinkenlgihts designed to run the BeOS operating system featured twin rows of blinkenlights on the case front.


Stereoscope is the next step in interactive art in architecture and will take place in blinkenligbts context of the Nuit Blanche Toronto.

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June 13, at June 16, at 8: Check our extensive information on how you still can participate and enjoy the installation in real time all over the world. The core memory unit was a stackable 4K wire wrapped board blinkenlightx with 30 ga.

The transmit and receive lights on routers, activity sugn on switches and hubs, and other network equipment often blink in visually pleasing and seemingly coordinated ways. The result was a dynamic plot of what areas of memory were executing code.

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Both projects are well documented and you can find video documentation on both in our video page. August 10, at 3: May 7, at 7: Relaxen und watchen das blinkenlights. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is our brand new home page. You might also want to follow us on Twitter: I did this with Visual Foxpro to see the patterns of virtual and heap memory usage. Patriot Test Language was written in octal.


May 31, at 4: August 26, at 6: Views Read Edit View history. A Toshiba Satellite PS notebook with an…. We are informed that cod-German parodies of this blinkenloghts were very common in Allied machine shops during and following WWII.

This word gave its name to several projects, including screen savershardware gadgets, and other nostalgic things. With the higher processor speeds, a much faster oscilloscope would be needed. That was a very good investment: Dad took it to the computer section at the Pentagon. June 19, at 4: I thought it was by the hour — no idea it was only 20 minutes. Ist easy snappen der springenwerk blowenfusen, und corkenpoppin mit spitzensparken.

Relaxen und watchen das blinkenlights. What lights? – Calvin Hsia’s WebLog

We are all very excited about this third iteration of the Blinkenlights saga and invited everybody to team up and create a wonderful platform for everybody once again. I was quoted in this Computerworld article about the MVP summit, which is happening this week in Seattle.

I took the cover off and had it sideways against the back of my desk, so the expansion bus was exposed, and I put in a wire-wrap board so I could add my own circuits. The Connection Machinea 65,processor parallel computer designed in the mids, was a black cube with one side covered with a grid of red blinkenlights; the sales demo had them evolving Conway’s Game of Life patterns.


Mine was like one of the tall racks, and my teletype looked the same as the one in the picture. Finally, a version updated for the Internet has been seen on news. Das machine ist nicht fer gerfingerpoken und mittengraben….

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Although this is different in some ways from register readings, a tall stack of Cisco equipment blinkelnights a inch rack of ISDN terminals can provoke a similar feeling of hypnotic awe, especially in a darkened network operations center or server room. Indeed, old movies used blinkenloghts show computers working with blinking lights and tape reels moving back and forth. The bits and digits in the earliest mechanical and vacuum tube -based computers were typically large, small in number, making it easy to see and often hear activity.

Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen das hands in das pockets. Pennsylvania Folklore Society The output was sent to an interface drawer then to the computer. The Jargon File also mentions that German hackers have developed their own versions of the blinkenlights poster, in fractured English: Despite this, blinkenlighfs couple of relatively recent computer designs of note have featured programmable blinkenlights that were added just because they looked cool. The Jargon File provides the following etymology: