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LEGO Difference Engine

Andrew Carol's Lego Difference Engine is a low tech computer after Babbage's nineteenth century mechanical computer designs. This can evaluate any polynomial of the form ax^2 + bx + c, to three digits of precision, with an effort of a hundred or so turns of the crank.

dead link: http://acarol.woz.org/

The 16mm Shrine

Movie reviews and discussion (not all new releases). Sample sentence: "Hollywood functions on the 'throw enough shit at the movies screen and some of it will stick, slide down, and leave a Vin Diesel-shaped smear' approach to filmmaking, and while it sometimes works, mainly it doesn't."