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  • Beenz: One of Greatest dotcom Disasters of all Time... | Nostalgia Nerd

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    ... that's according to CNet at least, who put it in their top 10 greatest defunct Web sites and dotcom disasters all time. That's not how I arrived here though; I actually stumbled across a news article on Beenz.com whilst flicking through a stack of Computer Active! magazines. Several fascinating rabbit holes followed which apparently led to a script, and then this video... So, let's see whether Beenz was really a dot com disaster or just a misunderstood platform, launched at the wrong time. I mean, take Bitcoin, well that turned to out be a hit didn't it? But digital currencies weren't so popular back in the youthful days of the internet. Beenz was one of these so called digital currencies, launching at the height of the .com bubble, and although it's very different to Bitcoin, it still had lofty goals, an excellent management team at the helm and a lot of real world money to try and make it a currency to dominate the internet. Of course, if you look closer, it looks more like a points, or rewards scheme than anything dramatic, but marketing is a wonderful thing, as is the internet.

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  • Do Old Viruses Work on Modern PCs? | Nostalgia Nerd

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    Big thanks to TotalAV: Visit to get 70% off TotalAV complete protection... I don't know why I get curious about these questions. But here I am, trying to run old computer viruses, DOS Malware and other such malicious code on Windows 10. I thought we could first take a look at some malware from the 80s and 90s, before trying to get it to run on a modern PC. Then it seems a natural progression to run as many of these malicious files as possible and see if it is indeed possible to take down a Windows 10 PC using just DOS Malware.

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  • What the HELL is on my Disk #1 - DOS & Windows Floppy Disks | Nostalgia Nerd

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    I have 2 large shoe boxes full of MS-DOS and Windows Floppy disks from the 90s, and so rather than letting them fester, I thought we could all start looking at just what's on this little plastic critters. In particular I'm selecting disks which I've labelled with various items (in my teenage years), and I have no real damn idea about what they are any more. So, let's get started on this DOS and Windows voyage of 3.5 Floppy Disk discovery.

    This disk purports to hold;
    Sim City WND Files
    Windows Retina Relief
    PC Globe for DOS
    Dr. Watson
    Atmoids for Windows

    All crammed into a single HIGH DENSITY Floppy. That's only 1440kb! Aiiish!!

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  • What did we use before USB? | Nostalgia Nerd

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    Welcome to the evolution of USB... The path from the original IBM PC to now, has been a relatively short one, but still one tangled in webs of cables. USB seems so common place now, it's sometimes hard to imagine what we used before it? Well, thanks to a multitude of connections such as RS-232 (Serial), Centronics Parellel and the splendid Gameport, we were able to use many a device without issue.... maybe.

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  • Operating Systems: Crash Course Computer Science #18

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    So as you may have noticed from last episode, computers keep getting faster and faster, and by the start of the 1950s they had gotten so fast that it often took longer to manually load programs via punch cards than to actually run them! The solution was the operating system (or OS), which is just a program with special privileges that allows it to run and manage other programs. So today, we’re going to trace the development of operating systems from the Multics and Atlas Supervisor to Unix and MS-DOS, and take at look at how these systems heavily influenced popular OSes like Linux, Windows, MacOS, and Android that we use today.

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  • Graphical User Interfaces: Crash Course Computer Science #26

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    Today, we're going to discuss the critical role graphical user interfaces, or GUIs played in the adoption of computers. Before the mid 1980's the most common way people could interact with their devices was through command line interfaces, which though efficient, aren't really designed for casual users. This all changed with the introduction of the Macintosh by Apple in 1984. It was the first mainstream computer to use a GUI, standing on the shoulder of nearly two decades of innovation including work from the father of the GUI himself, Douglas Englebart, and some amazing breakthroughs at Xerox Parc.


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  • From DMA to GTA: How DMA Design Changed the World | Nostalgia Nerd

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    This documentary of gaming history charts of the story of DMA Design and their voyage from Thursday night evenings at the Dundee Computer Club back in 1983, through early ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 game conversions such as Zone Trooper & Shadow of the Beast, through the phenomenal success they encountered on the Amiga with titles such as Lemmings (and it's associated follow ups), past the Psygnosis days with the Nintendo period involving Unirally (and it's associated Pixar lawsuit) and Body Harvest and slap bang into The MS-DOS and PC era with the Grand Theft Auto series. The period when the name DMA Design began to fizzle away, slowly to be bought out and replaced with the now legendary Rockstar Games, and Rockstar North. This is a tale involving many games, many incredible ideas, much creativity and a lot of people; the people in fact who formed the very core of what DMA Design was about.

    DMA Design begins with David Jones, Russell Kay, Steve Hammond and Mike Dailly, but finishes with over 250 employees, working ferociously to bring us some of the best entertainment to come out of the 1990s.

    Some of the titles included;
    Meance (Amiga)
    Ballistix (Amiga, C64, DOS)
    Bloody Money (Amiga, Atari ST, C64)
    Shadow of the Beast (C64, TurboGrafx)
    Lemmings (Too many formats to list)
    Oh No! More Lemmings (Same)
    Walker (Amiga)
    Hired Guns (Amiga)
    Christmas Lemmings (Amiga)
    Lemmings 2: The Tribes (Amiga, Atari ST)
    Unirally (SNES)
    Grand Theft Auto (DOS, Playstation)
    Body Harvest (N64)
    Space Station Silicon Valley (N64, Playstation)
    GTA London (DOS)
    Tanktics (Windows)
    Wild Metal Country (Windows)
    GTA 2
    GTA 3

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    1. It was he entirely who did the GTA Isometric and perspective engines - not the team. You can find more details at
    2. GTA development started in Dundee, the company didn't in fact move to Edinburgh offices until the end of it's life in 2000
    3. Gary Timmons was a friend of Russell, rather than Dave
    4. Salamander sounds weren't used in the final version of Menance, only as placeholders in the development stages.
    5. The image of Tony is the wrong Tony. That's actually Tony Colgan shown in the sequence as opposed to Tony Smith.

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  • Well, it Would be rude not to try... | Nostalgia Nerd

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    WARNING: Do not play track 1 of this game CD on ANY Audio CD Player. Now THAT, sounds like a challenge. #ChallengeAccepted

    In this video I'll be using a number of 90s CD Players and Boomboxes to see exactly why there's such a pronounced warning on this Zool 2 CD about playing on a standard stereo system. What will this horrific audio be? I'll also explain the reasons why it's how it turns out to be. So let's delve into playing a CD-ROM on an audio CD Player.

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  • How Xbox Scared the Crap out of People at 3am | Nostalgia Nerd

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    The original Xbox was a luge lump of intimidating plastic. It's shadowy bulk entertained us for many years, but also scared quite a few of us. For hidden underneath, in the dashboard were spooky creepy sounds. Strange dashboard effects and weird noises which would scare the living daylights out of anyone who had just woken up at 3am, to find their Xbox console still on.

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  • LGR - History of DRM & Copy Protection in Computer Games

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    An overview of copy protection and DRM schemes used in computer gaming, covering the most notable and interesting methods from the late 70's on up through today!

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  • Full UEFI Install to Extenal USB Drive

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    How to install Linux Mint to external USB drive
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    sudo grub-install --efi-directory /mnt/esp --boot-directory /boot --target x86_64-efi --removable /dev/sdX
    sudo umount /mnt/esp
    sudo rm -r /mnt/esp
    timedatectl set-local-rtc 1

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  • That Time INTEL made a Sci-Fi Film | Nostalgia Nerd

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    Head to ​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD.... In the 90's Intel released a kit designed for schools called, Journey Inside: The Computer. It consisted of a practical experiment chip set, a guide book and a set of video tapes. It's clear however, that Intel's ambitions were more lofty than pure education, so they also created a full IMAX Feature Movie and released it in selected US cinemas. It then made its way onto VHS for our home viewing (dis)pleasure. So what is this movie? Was it any good? and what was the plot line? All these questions and more, are answered within, as you join me on a viewing session through the film.

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  • Emulation On Wii / Playability Guide

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    Ever wanted to play your favorite classic consoles on the Wii?
    Let this be your playability guide! Click SHOW MORE for timestamps...

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    HOME CONSOLES:
    8:27 - Atari 2600 | Wii2600 v0.2
    10:01 - Odyssey 2 | O2em v1.0
    10:38 - Intellivision | jzintvWii v1.0.2
    11:32 - ColecoVision | WiiColEm v0.2
    12:16 - Atari 5200 | WiiXL v0.1
    13:17 - Vectrex | VectrexWii v0.3
    14:07 - SG-1000 | Genesis Plus GX v1.7.5
    14:27 - Nintendo (NES) | WiiMednafen v0.2-pre
    15:14 - Atari 7800 | Wii7800 v0.3
    15:38 - Sega Master System | WiiMednafen v0.2-pre
    16:11 - NEC TurboGrafx-16 | WiiMednafen v0.2-pre
    18:13 - Sega Genesis | WiiMednafen v0.2-pre
    18:48 - NEC SuperGrafx | WiiMednafen v0.2-pre
    19:12 - Super Nintendo | Snes9x GX v4.4.3
    20:04 - Sega CD | Genesis Plus GX v1.7.5
    20:36 - Sega Saturn | Yabause r2926 beta26
    21:57 - PlayStation | WiiSXR Beta 2.3
    24:16 - Virtual Boy | WiiMednafen v0.2-pre
    24:56 - Nintendo 64 | Not64 2019-04-10

    HANDHELDS:
    27:23 - Game Boy | WiiMednafen v0.2-pre
    27:57 - Game Gear | WiiMednafen v0.2-pre
    28:37 - Atari Lynx | WiiMednafen v0.2-pre
    29:32 - Neo Geo Pocket + Color | WiiMednafen v0.2-pre
    31:45 - Wonderswan | WiiMednafen v0.2-pre
    32:02 - Game Boy Advance | mGBA v0.7-0.7.2-5488
    34:10 - Nintendo DS | DeSmuME Wii r185

    COMPUTERS:
    36:08 - DOS | DOSBox Wii v1.7
    37:17 - Sinclair ZX Spectrum | FBZX Wii v15
    38:06 - Commodore 64 | Frodo v2.4.1
    39:30 - NEC PC-9801 | Neko Project II v0.83_beta1
    40:50 - Apple IIe | Wii Apple v0.0.7
    41:57 - MSX | BlueMSX-Wii v1.0.3
    44:45 - Amstrad CPC | Wiituka v0.98.8
    45:18 - Atari ST | HatariWii v0.0.5
    46:26 - Commodore Amiga | UAE Wii v12
    47:35 - Atari 800 | WiiXL v0.1

    ARCADE:
    48:35 - MAME | MAME Wii v1.0
    52:36 - RetroArch

    54:41 - Choice Emulators for Platforms
    56:26 - Outro

    Background Music:
    Evil Destroyer - Thunder Force IV OST
    Narkoman - Hard Bass School
    Cyberdemon Dubstep - Pselodux
    3AM - Animal Crossing OST
    S3&K OST - FBZ Act 2 Deconstructed - carpathia808
    Beach Walk (MIDI) - Whitewoods / Twizzlestorm
    Dive into PixelJunk Monsters / PJM OST
    Find Da Wae - CG5

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  • These Keys Shouldnt Exist | Nostalgia Nerd

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    [Head to ​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD] Welcome to the world of PIPE symbols, vertical lines and bars. Why are there two pipe symbols on a computer keyboard? Why are there two vertical lines on keyboards? Why does a solid line produce a broken line? ASCII? What does Ascii and character sets have to do with this? Why is the bar broken? Why is it no longer broken? What does ANY of this mean. Find out within (disclaimer: this video might actually confuse you more than you are right now).

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  • BUILDING 2003 Retro PC and GAMING on it

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    Oh... nostalgia... I'm finally building a 2003 Retro PC and play old games on it.
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  • Did Microsoft Steal Disk Compression? | Nostalgia Nerd

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    Head to ​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD.... I often ask myself; why have I been thinking about DoubleSpace and DriveSpace for almost 30 years. I have no answer. It's why I make these videos. It's why I'm talking today about why Drivespace replaced Doublespacce in Microsoft DOS 6.22, and why Microsoft creating Doublespace actually led to a lawsuit with a company called Stac Electronics. Did Microsoft STEAL their technology? Let's delve in.

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  • Windows’ Hidden Self Destruct Code | Nostalgia Nerd

    19:40

    Win your Ultimate Tech Bundle by entering Fasthosts’ Techie Test here: There was once a piece of code, buried deep within Windows, designed to detect competitor operating systems, and upon finding them, CRASH... or at least, make the user feel like something was seriously wrong. This was Microsoft's attempt to truly kill Digital Research's DR-DOS, and although it worked, it wasn't long until the true nature of Microsoft's practices was uncovered.

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  • A 120MB Super Disk -- Floptical Disk | Nostalgia Nerd

    10:57

    Old technology, don't you just love it. There was a time when floppy disk was king. Indeed for many, it remains so. But there was also a time when 120MB of data, even 240MB of data could be squeezed on a humble 3.5 floppy disk. This is a relaxing look at that very medium; The SuperDisk LS120 and LS240, floptical disk drives. A range designed by 3M to go head to head with Iomega's ZIP drive and achieve the title of Floppy Disk: The Next Generation.

    Also, if you're unsure what the difference between MiB and MB is take a look at

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  • When Netscape Almost Destroyed Microsoft | Nostalgia Nerd

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    Get Surfshark VPN at Enter promo code NERD for 83% off and (for a limited time) THREE extra months free! Here's a story that started in 1989, with Microsoft's alliance with IBM, and their joint OS/2 venture. But it would lead to an Antitrust case waged against Microsoft in 1998 by the United States Government. At the core of this case was Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and the way it had been rammed into Windows '95, in order to crush the competition of Netscape Navigator. It's a story that the media followed intently, and I felt it was time to re-tell it, and just refresh our memories.

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  • Why you Shouldnt Low Level Format Your Hard Drive | Nostalgia Nerd

    8:23

    Hmmm, it's that nagging question; quick format vs full format? full format vs low level format?.... Do you remember formatting your hard drive in DOS?... The Hard Drive, in it's IBM PC Compatible format has been with us since, what? 1980? Data in the early days was encoded using MFM, which was updated to RLL, but in that time, other things also changed. Like what Low Level Formatting actually meant. Because originally Low Level Format actually meant writing the sector boundaries to your disk. IDE hard drives rarely let you do this, and doing so may have actually damaged your drive. This video will explore why then you shouldn't low level format your hard disk drive.

    I'll also look at zeroing your hard drive, high level formatting and quick formatting so we can differentiate them.

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  • The Troubled Origins of .ZIP | Nostalgia Nerd

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    The first 1000 people who click the link will get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium: PKWare, PKZIP, PKUNZIP, these are all names which mean something significant to me. For most of the 90s, the PK tools were probably the most frequently used in my toolbox. Compressing Doom from my mate's PC across several floppy disks, creating my own VB installers, downloading data from bulletin boards or the early internet. It was an essential compression/decompression tool. But, the story of its origins is a little more tarnished than perhaps you would expect. If you've hard of SEA and their ARC file format, you might already know. Let's dive in.

    Thanks to Tony Zinicola, Jr. for emailing me regarding this story. If you have any stories you want covered, email me at peter [at] nostalgianerd.com

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  • Why Intel Stopped Using Processor Numbers Byte Size | Nostalgia Nerd

    6:37

    Think back, way back. Remember when Intel was using processor numbers like 80806, 80286, or when shortened; 386 and 486? These were the emerging days of the IBM PC Compatible, and with it's power growing came newer and more advanced CPU iterations. But just when we were looking forward to the 586, Intel went and handed us the Pentium. What in the world of hobbits was an Intel Pentium? Well, of course it was the 586 but with a new name. So let's explore why the P5 was given the Pentium moniker, rather than sticking with x86 naming conventions.

    I'll also take a look at early Intel naming conventions to try and tackle the topic of, CPU names explained, and how their processor names changed before the IBM 5150 PC launched.

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  • Virus Hoaxes of the Early Internet | Nostalgia Nerd

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    Head to ​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD....Viruses have been with us for decades. But what about virus hoaxes? At one point our inboxes seemed more rife with warnings than we knew what to do with. All these seemingly problematic messages doing the rounds, some which would destroy our computer simply if we read the text on screen! Well let's explore some of them, including;

    The Good Times Virus
    AOL4FREE
    SandMan
    A.I.D.S.
    Bill Gates Prize Chain

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  • How Does a Virus Work ? Byte Size | Nostalgia Nerd

    6:30

    How do viruses work? Computer Viruses. The scourge of the digital world. We've got Trojans, Worms, Macros, Malware, Spyware; all manner of malevolent programs that can destroy files, erase data, steal passwords or just display a nice little message on a given date. We'll be looking at DOS Viruses, Windows Viruses, Bootsector viruses, infected executables, all within 6 minutes. This video explores the fundamentals of what a computer virus is, how the different types of virus work and we even see some computer viruses in action, and take a look at a few viruses in the field, including the BRAIN virus. The first IBM PC Compatible virus.

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  • Software Hidden in Records | Nostalgia Nerd

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    Head to ​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD.... You may have heard of Backmasking, or Backwards Masking. This is where messages are hidden within songs (usually on vinyl), which when reversed, will reveal themselves. Well, could the same occur for computer code? Computer games? Let's try loading some code backwards and see if anything reveals itself. Then maybe, try some more realistic ways of finding some hidden computer code, in a fashion similar to backmasking.

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  • Star Trek PC Conversion Kit | Nostalgia Nerd

    12:03

    Way back in 1995, Brain Works released various themed PC accessories, including a mouse, keyboard and screen surrounds. Along with Nickelodeon, The Flintstones and Spiderman accessories was Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection. You could get a Monitor Mask, Homework Holder, Keyboard, Mouse and even a Disk Holder shaped like a shuttle.

    I remember seeing these Star Trek TNG accessories in the February 1996 issue of PC Zone, and it caught my attention, and remained in my attention until now. So join me as we boldly go where no one has gone before and investigate the Star Trek Collection by Brain Works.

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  • Super Magic Drive: The Original ROM Ripper | Nostalgia Nerd

    23:14

    Ever wondered how we got hold of cartridge ROMs in the 90s? How they were originally extracted? Well, usually it was through a device like the Super Magic Drive. This little unit hooked up to a floppy drive and not only allowed you to backup cartridge ROMs to floppy, but also load those floppy ROMs back into the console. This was useful for development purposes as well as for PIRACY. A lawsuit linked to the devices was inevitable, but rather than being aimed at it's manufacturer, someone else took the brunt...

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  • Why Does USB Keep Changing? | Nostalgia Nerd

    20:51

    [Head to ​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD]... The History of USB; So many USB plugs, so little time. Take USB Mini-B, what happened to that? What happened to USB Mini-A, Why did we move on from USB Micro-B? Why did USB C supersede USB Micro-B? So many USB questions, so little time.

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  • Citrix Networking Master Class - December 2019

    1:51:01

    During this session we'll focus on troubleshooting your Citrix ADC (formerly Citrix NetScaler) in the following areas:

    - Initial setup/deployment/licensing
    - Back End Server connectivity - which server is your slowest, or serving out more requests than others?
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  • Tech Chat: Simon and Denny Discuss SQL Server and BI to Delta Lake and Lakehouses

    1:16

    Considering shifting gears into Spark Data Engineering? Join this fun session with Simon Whiteley (@mrsiwhiteley) and Denny Lee (@dennylee) as they chat through their meandering journeys from SQL Server & BI to Apache Spark, Delta Lake, and the emerging Data Lakehouse approach. Be prepared for a geeky, trans-Atlantic event from two data nerds.

  • New Golden Age for Computer Architectures | Dave Patterson

    20:33

    Keynote from Spark + AI Summit 2019

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  • Sertac Karaman on Motion Planning in a Complex World - MIT Self-Driving Cars

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    This is a guest talk for course 6.S094: Deep Learning for Self-Driving Cars taught in Winter 2017.

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    Lecture 3: Convolutional Neural Networks for End-to-End Learning of the Driving Task


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  • NXD 8 Diskless Tutorial / Part 2 /

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  • The Komputer Tutor Who Stole My Heart

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  • LGR Tech Tales - Quantum Link: AOL Origins

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    This episode covers the unlikely origins of AOL, by way of the Atari Gamelink and an online service for the Commodore 64. Join me in LGR Tech Tales, looking at stories of technological inspiration, failure, and everything in-between!

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  • C64 DIGIs, how they work and how to make your own Part #2, Secrets of the code.

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    In this video, the 2nd part of a two-part series, we take an in depth look at the software behind ‘crunching’ and playing back ‘DIGIs’, digital sound samples, on the C64. In part one we explained how DIGIs work and took at a look at a curious physics professor who revolutionized speech synthesis in the 1970s. Link to part #1:

    In this episode we’ll take an in depth look at how the ‘Cruncher’ software, written in C#, works to take our output from Audacity, and further process it to generate the data format required to play back via the C64 SID chip. We then do a deep dive into the DIGI player code itself that runs on C64 and see what makes it tick.

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    Data Lake Design Patterns by Jason Horner (@jasonhorner)
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  • Foscam FN7108E-B4-2T POE Full HD 1080p CCTV Unboxing and Setup

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  • DLN Xtend 18: Home Studio, LeoCAD, LibreOffice Feedback, Folding@Home, Clonezilla Live

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    Welcome to DLN Xtend Episode 18. In this episode, Eric finds a new home studio/office space and Nate tells us about using LeoCAD with his kids. LeoCAD lets you design virtual models with LEGO® bricks.

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