ultrafinitism


I have seen some ultrafinitists go so far as to challenge the existence of 2100 as a natural number, in the sense of there being a series of “points” of that length. There is the obvious “draw the line” objection, asking where in 21, 22, 23, … , 2100 do…

RISC-V and Bloat


Went to UT today to listen to David Patterson speak about the open RISC  instruction set architecture and processors he and his colleagues are developing.  As a software developer, hearing about free hardware makes me giddy with joy, perhaps with a bit too much of a "let's see how you…

Project Roseline


Accurate and reliable knowledge of time is fundamental to cyber-physical systems for sensing, control, performance, and energy efficient integration of computing and communications. This simple statement underlies the RoseLine project.  Emerging CPS [Cyber Physical Systems - vy]  applications depend on precise knowledge of time to infer location and control communication.…