Männer in Computerspielen

In 41 Prozent aller E3-Neuankündigungen gibt es ausschließlich männliche Helden.

Daten von Anita Sarkeesians Spiele-Projekt Feminist Frequency

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Spiele-Neuankuendigungen-Deutlich-mehr-Titel-ueber-Maenner-als-ueber-Frauen-3241295.html

Zu der Dame wurde bereits vieles veröffentlicht, daher an dieser Stelle nur ein paar Sätze zu den möglichen Gründen von ‚mehr‘ männlichen Figuren in Computerspielen (Rosa in der Grafik – ohne Worte).

Obwohl das nicht mal so klar ist – either 49% ?

In einer freien Marktwirtschaft (in der Realität) kauft der Kunde nur das was er auch haben möchte. Das scheinen auch die erfolgreichen Hersteller zu wissen, darum versuchen sie die Produkte dem Kunden so angenehm wie möglich zu machen.

Könnte es daher sein, das die meisten Käufer / Spieler mit virtuellen Männercharakteren keinerlei Probleme haben ?

Sollten sich Produkte nicht verkaufen wären die Hersteller die Ersten, die in einem Anfall von Gewinnoptimierung nur noch weibliche Charaktere verwenden würden um Gewinn zu erzielen.

Gewinnabsichten sind nicht Frauenfeindlich oder sexistisch oder was auch immer !

DiveDuino – DIY dive computer

“ What is DiveDuino?

Right now Diveduino will not replace your dive computer, but it can log your depth and temperature during your dive, saving it to a MicroSd Card in a TEXT file format so you can import it to excel and do your fancy dive profile graphics, no need of special $100 USD cables that all the diving equipment manufacturing companies sell. Plus it has a display for that information with a actual graph of your dive profile.How it came to my mind?

DiveDuino came to my mind since I am an active diver and I enjoy the sport. I am an electrical engineer and at work I came across with the Arduino platform. Dive computers are expensive, if you want all the fancy features, you can find some computers for about $150 USD and others for about $1500 USD. Every basic dive computer has this indicators: No Decompression Limit(NDL), depth, temperature and elapsed time. So why not create something with the help of the Arduino open source platform, I found a sensor that could interact with Arduino and the rest is the prototype that I am building.“

http://www.diveduino.com/

Project is still fund raising at Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1454384970/diveduino-diy-dive-logger?ref=ending_soon

The digital analog computer

Digital analog computer build with FPGAs, VHDL and Atmel AVRs.

http://www.controllersandpcs.de/analogrechner.htm

The author writes some books definitely worth reading !

DIY Z80 microcomputer from scratch

„My Z80 microcomputer is hand wired using the wire-wrap prototyping technique. This method uses thin 30 gauge wire, a special wire-wrap tool, and wire-wrap sockets. The sockets have 1/2 inch long square posts, which you use the tool to wrap (or twist) the wire onto the post. As long as you have 5 or more wraps on the post for a single wire, the connection is semi-perminant. This method was used because it’s easy to change connections and is faster than soldering each wire. Wire-wrapping was a popular method used in building early computers. In fact, the AGC computer used for the NASA Apollo missions were completely wire-wrapped! After I finished my computer, I went through more than 350 feet of wire!“

http://www.derivedlogic.com/Z80%20Microcomputer/z80micro.html

picotux – the smallest Linux Computer in the World

Technical Data for picotux

The picotux 100 is the world’s smallest Linux computer, only slightly larger (35mm×19mm×19mm) than an RJ45 connector. Inside, there is an ARM7 CPU at 55 MHz running uClinux kernel 2.4.27 and Busybox 1.0. Two communication interfaces are provided, 10/100 Mbit half/full duplex Ethernet and a serial port with up to 230.400 baud. Five additional lines can be used for either general input/output or serial handshaking.“

http://www.picotux.com