Even though the Bitcoin rate fell decently this week, the world’s main cryptocurrency is still attractive to miners, as it allows them to make good money. If a video card is not available, you can mine using a central processor. Moreover, this processor does not have to be modern: even the MOS Technology 6510, which was installed with the Commodore 64, will do.
That’s right: Commodore 64 was taught to mine cryptocurrency. In addition to the 1.023 MHz MOS Technology 6510 CPU (!!!), the Commodore 64 is equipped with 64 KB of RAM and 20 KB of ROM. At the time of its release in 1982, hardly anyone thought that in 39 years such a machine could be adapted to mine what it wears called Bitcoin. However, the reality is that the Commodore 64 can indeed be used for mining.
The Bitcoin Miner 64 software reportedly allows mining on this PC with a hash rate of 0.3 H / s. However, the author of the software notes that by optimizing it, performance can be increased 10 times, and another 20 times – through the use of the SuperCPU extension. Of course, in order to achieve at least some significant result with such performance, you will have to be patient and the elixir of longevity for several thousand years, but the very fact of launching cryptocurrency mining on the Commodore 64 is interesting.
The right laptop for coding? HP Announces Linux Dev One Mobile Computer for Software Developers
HP announced the expansion of its range of mobile computers with the Dev One model, focused on application developers. There has not yet been a full premiere, but the company has already revealed key details. So, for example, the device is running Linux (Pop!_OS is pre-installed).
HP Dev One will be equipped with an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 5000 Pro processor, will receive 16 GB of DDR4-3200 MHz RAM, a 1 TB SSD. The screen diagonal will be 14 inches, the resolution is Full HD. When sales start, there is no data, but the cost is already known – $ 1,100. In general, in the US, for that kind of money, you can buy a laptop with more interesting characteristics, and replace the pre-installed Windows with Linux.
Apple has released a major update for Mac computers – more than fifty fixes and the long-awaited release of “Universal Control”
Apple has released an update to the macOS Monterey operating system, the fourth major update since its release in October 2021.
macOS Monterey 12.4 comes out two months after the launch of macOS Monterey 12.3. One of the important innovations was the Universal Control function.
The initial announcement of Universal Control took place almost a year ago – in June 2021. In March, with the release of macOS Monterey 12.3, it began to work in beta mode, and now there has been an official release, which Apple considers hassle-free. Universal Control lets you use one keyboard and mouse to work on your Mac and iPad.
For Studio Display, macOS Monterey 12.4 adds support for firmware 15.5, which is designed to improve the quality of the webcam. There’s also an update to the Podcasts app that lets you limit the number of episodes you keep on your Mac and automatically delete old podcast episodes.
Apple has also added more than fifty fixes for security vulnerabilities in macOS 12.4. The macOS Monterey 12.4 update can be downloaded from the Software Update section of System Preferences.
McDonalds introduced a smart smoke detector in the form of “Big Mac”. If smoke is detected in the kitchen, he will offer to order something from McDonalds
McDonalds has introduced a smart smoke detector in the Netherlands that looks like an upside-down Big Mac. The device is called McDelivery Detector, and this name well reflects its essence.
The sensor is supposed to be installed on the ceiling in the kitchen. When smoke is detected, McDelivery Detector will prompt the user not to bother with further cooking, but simply to order something from the McDonalds assortment instead of what burned out on the stove or microwave. If the user agrees, the order is automatically routed to the nearest McDonalds restaurant.
McDelivery Detector is only available as part of an advertising campaign in the Netherlands. In order to enter the giveaway and get one of the sensors, participants in the game must submit examples of “their worst culinary mistakes.”
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