Links from 2011-11-27
This is basically the 1974 version of a DIMM. It measures 16″ by 11.5″ and holds 16 kilobytes. It’s technically 18 bits wide but only 16 were used in the PDP-11. The raised part in the middle is where the cores are actually stored. Each bit is a little ring with 3 wires running through the middle. By running current through the wires you could magnetize or demagnetize each ring. One interesting tidbit is that reading is destructive! When you read a bit you are actually demagnetizing the ring and the memory controller had to then do a write cycle to restore the bit.
From Wall St to Athens and Occupy sit-ins worldwide, protesters are wearing masks inspired by V for Vendetta. Here, its author discusses why his avenging hero has such potency today
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