Unless you buy new cars, household appliances, or game consoles in the market, or you participate in the manufacturing of these things, the global semiconductor shortage is likely to have not directly affected you.But our amateurs may be punished as they deserve Chip shortages are beginning to affect our corners of the marketWe believe that the supply of chips needed to build Arduinos and Raspberry Pi will naturally begin to dry up, because semiconductor manufacturers will readjust their resources to serve their most profitable markets. Despite this, it is still a bit abstract until now, but see the terrible quotes from companies such as Adafruit, Pololu and Sparkfun about their quoted long lead times-some chips will not be visible until 2023! –depressing. This is true of price fraud and even reports of hoarding; when a $10 part can suddenly be sold for $350, you know that a serious problem has occurred.
But don’t be afraid-we are sure that the global chip shortage will not be right The world’s first space hotel scheduled to open in 2027Voyager Station-once called Von Braun Station, but renamed for some reason-looks for a world like Space Station V in “2001: A Space Odyssey”, or at least half of it. The matter is huge-witness the interstellar spacecraft docked in the central hub, and dozens of spacecraft similar to space shuttles-escape capsules, maybe? — Connect to the outer edge. The renderings are imaginative to say the least-the station looks very stylish, free from mediocrity such as solar panels. We know that private institutions need to attract investors with deep pockets, and when they can sell a “quality experience,” they will not do this by focusing on technical details. But in fact, if you are going to space, do you want the look and feel that is basically the same as that of a high-end hotel on Earth, but with a better view? Or do you prefer to feel that you have actually been to space?
Speaking of space, have you ever wondered what the first programmable calculator in space was?We didn’t, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t find any information about HP-65 sent to the Apollo-Alliance test project in 1975 Very charming. ASTP is Apollo’s last cheer and an engineering challenge that is often underestimated. It is not easy to connect the two spacecraft safely. A large number of combustion calculations must be carried out in orbit to achieve rendezvous and docking and maintain orbit. HP-65 is a programmable calculator. It was priced at about US$750 (non-space version of course). Several programs were loaded on its removable magnetic card. The Apollo crew used it to verify the calculation results. Apollo guidance computer (AGC).
Facebook, a company that existed by providing people with products that they don’t need but now somehow can’t live without, is now dipping its toes into strange, weird waters: Reverse pass through virtual realityWe believe that as users more widely adopt VR and integrate it into their daily lives, the VR headsets that everyone wears will make face-to-face contact more difficult. So, what better way to solve this problem than projecting real-time images of the VR user’s eyes onto the screen outside the VR device so that everyone can see it? Pure genius, not creepy at all. They may have some work to do before achieving the goal of “seamless social connection between the real world and the virtual world”.
Speaking of eyes, it’s nice to know that developers are still working hard to keep The most important applications that run at the highest efficiency on today’s hardwareYes, the ancient XEyes is a program for the X window system on Unix-like operating systems. It draws a pair of big eyes on the screen to follow the movement of the mouse. It has finally migrated to version 1.2.0. The 1.1.0 upgrade has been 11 years, so it is a long time. If you haven’t had the opportunity to use XEyes, don’t be afraid-almost any Linux machine should be able to show you what you are missing. Or, you know, you can even run it on the camera, as shown in the video below the break time.