How the NORAD graphics in WarGames were generated is quite fascinating.
The TL;DR; is that they got a consultant who had contacts at HP and managed to borrow a $90,000 (inflation adjusted) 9845C desktop running BASIC and filmed one frame and one colour at a time.
Those new-fangled QWERTY keyboards remind me of a *proper* keyboard (literally so) I saw at the Science Museum in London some years ago. A 'Hughes printing telegraph', apparently - from 1860!
Assembly theory explains and quantifies selection and #evolution | Nature
Apple discloses 2 new zero-days exploited to attack iPhones, Macs https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/apple-discloses-2-new-zero-days-exploited-to-attack-iphones-macs/
6 thought provoking questions posed to @awaisaftab (psychiatrist) and myself (brain researcher) and we hit on so much:
The challenge of escaping reductionism. Theories of consciousness. Are mental disorders brain disorders? Why should anyone care about philosophy? Is epistemic iteration is failing? And what bits of brain research are awaiting their Copernican moment?
Read it all here (and let's discuss)!