Thursday, May 23, 2019

Incredible Retrobrighting Discovery

Old computers and videogames use a cheap type of plastic that yellows over time.  This is a problem for collectors.  I have seen videos where people go to very elaborate means to disassemble the devices and soak the plastics in hydrogen peroxide along with other chemicals, which is expensive.

However, this video claims that there is a much easier method.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Intel processors.

I have learned that every Intel microprocessor made in the last 15 years has another processor on it running its own operating system called Minix. This is quite surprising. The extra processor is responsible for managing the main processor, which seems very odd to me. This extra processor has also been the cause of security problems that they had to fix.