Ever since I was 8 or 9, the idea of 3D printing seemed amazing. Objects appearing right before your very eyes, with nothing more than a computer file and a roll of plastic. Now the 3D printer that I saw didn’t really exists, as it was a piece of concept art from a book about technology I had bought at a Scholastic book fair, but when I saw it I thought it was science fiction. An idea. Nothing more than a picture in a book and an idea. I had no idea that no only was it going on at that time, but I wouldn’t have though that in the not-so-distant future I would be one of the many early adopters of the technology.
Back when Apple didn’t try and screw over anyone with a broken iMac, back before Intel was the standard for Apple hardware, and back before Apple lost its only source of new innovation, that being Steve Jobs, there was the PowerMac, a line of computers running RISC architecture known as PowerPC, co-developed in a partnership between IBM, Apple, and Motorola. As the Power architecture is now fairly uncommon, as x86 and ARM dominate the processor market, it is now mainly used in server applications. The only “modern” OS you can run on them now is Linux, and I use that term lightly as not a lot of applications support the architecture.
Ever wanted to bring your library of home console games (PC, PS4, or Xbox One) on the go? Ever wanted to play a round or two of Call Of Duty while sitting in the school library studying for a class you never payed attention to? Well, with some basic knowledge of router settings, a half decent laptop or smartphone, and an internet connection that’s not dial-up, you can!