Great Lowcost/Free Electronics Resources

Pure Hardware Development ResourcesPredictable Designs Great advice for beginners & experts on designing stuff from this mailing list and blog.
Digital Fundamentals by Floyd a true lowdown on how Digital Electronics work.
Xilinx Student Edition  in it's current incarnation go at this if you want to become a digital hardware engineer. Learn VHDL/Verilog.

LTSpice for Linux  this is an powerful free open source electronics simulator LTSpice with loads of electronic device models it is designed to run on Windows & runs on Ubuntu via a windows emulator called Wine, install pSpice & Oregano if you want to stay open source pure. Windows version of LTSpice available here
KiCad Free Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design software

To learn how to design high speed PCB's read the pdfs from this Google Link
Designing high speed PCB's is hard and unless you are very confident read content from Predictable Desi…

Great Physics Books & Links

New Theories of Everything what can I say all books by a distant cousin John D. Barrow are fantastic, the man has a golden pen The Constants Of Nature will convince you, if not bellieve in God, at least believe in the Anthropic Principle another book of Johns which I'll let you amazon yourself or order from your local bookstore.

Feynmans Lectures On Physics the books that they will be teaching in high school in the 25th centuary & they were written in 1965!

Q is for Quantum a fantastic book by John Gribbin, &, probably not his best seller, but should be, he used by a friend on facebook, but alas, he moved on I suspect because of my religious views ( he's at least agnostic if not athiest ), &, couldn't handle me insulting & bullying him about Buddy Holly music, &, telling him he should listen to Eddie Van Halen & Diamond Dave instead my immaturity knows no bounds, 49 and not grown up yet!, like myself a huge huge Feynman fan, he has written 3 or 4 book…

My efforts to crack RSA, it was maddening

RSA the encryption algorithm that secures all the Worlds Banks for since 1975 is based on a mathematical problem which has stumped the best Mathematicians in the World since the Stone Age, the factoring of large numbers.

The guts of RSA is based on choosing two large Prime Numbers, numbers only divisible by one and itself, typically over 100 decimal digits long. Multiplying them together, this is your magic number & then let some misfortunate hacker try to figure out what the 2 numbers are. If he can find them RSA is hacked.

 So simple a 10 year old can understand the problem, so why the hell cant a 12 year old crack it was beyond me. Mathematicians I know said that short of a Quantum Computer RSA is safe & can't be cracked but they did not say why, it was just a belief they had.
One thing related to prime numbers which Mathematicians do a really bad job at explaining to the layman is the Riemann Hypothesis which relates prime numbers to a curve in some way, it has improve…

Tai Lopez, &, the Bitcoin Gold Rush

Tai Lopez, is an advertiser on YouTube, who, has no problem putting one hour advertisments up. He was honest enough to admit that the reason he drives a Lamborghini is to get teenage boys to listen to him, he is interesting, but, I like the guy, but in this case I suspect a dangerous man to listen to...

I advised my friends to sell their Bitcoins at $10,000, they had made enough money. the price of Tulips went mad in the Netherlands in the 1700's and that speculation bubble burst too, I've no idea why, this is where the expression "You Tulip" comes from.

Bitcoin's value unlike money, being backed by Gold, (which is not the case in the U.S. for a few decades now,  it's backed by $650 Billion of Weapons Budget spent by the U.S. each year to force the World to accept the dollar as a "Gold Backed" currency. This is why the U.S. is 20 odd Trillion in debt & basics is the rest of the world like college education & medicare is so expensive.) is bac…

What is Consciousness & views on Horticulture & modern medicine

The views in this article are not necessarily generally accepted, they are an opinion.

Consciousness the Universe's way of observing itself..., musing over it's Patterns... ( Science, Behaviour of Humans and other Species, &  Esotheric Science as Rudolf_Steiner calls it ( Astrology, Talking to Spirits/Angels/God/Angels/Ghosts, Knowing because you know )).

One might call Esotheric Science quackery, but, most people who follow their horoscopes believe they are accurate.

Man has been spotting patterns for thousands of years, &, just because man can now observe the very small why should a tiny invisible Virus have more effect on the fortune of a man than the Stars. Anyone who ever hung around with Lunatics know the effects of the full Moon on some mentally ill people.

As Goethe said, "Man spends his whole life seeking pleasure, while trying to avoid displeasure."

As Eoin just so correctly said on this blog science doesn't hold all the answers. Scientists cont…

Engineering/Programming ideas worth investigating

Environment Thanks Tony a local friend for this idea, Waves on the Coast cause Erosion, why not use this Wave Energy to make Electricity, &, kill 2 birds with the one stone.

Ergonomic Game controller for Playstation 4 and XBox that people with no hands can use.
Good solar ideas here
Using Plastic to make roads this doesn't save money yet but thats cos of lack of competition, they've been doing it in India for years

Commercially manufacture John B. Goodenough's new Lithium Ion Battery
This new battery can store almost 3 times as much power as current lithium ion batteries making them ideal for cars and cheap sodium batteries can also be made using the same technology. There are risks getting this to market, are the exotic chemicals used cancerous, how difficult are the batteries to manufacture, as of March 2017 Maria Braga the lady largely behind the innovation had only made watch sized batteries by hand using these technologies. I personally c…

Illuminati member has NDE and leaves them