Archive for February, 2007

T-Rex Playstation Demo from 1993

Monday, February 5th, 2007

I’ve heard long time ago legends of the original Playstation tech demo featuring a T-Rex, but couldn’t find it. Finally somebody uploaded it to YouTube for all the world to admire:

Comments from the thread on B3D:

This demo was first shown off on Playstation hardware back in 1993… 3dfx didn’t exist (as a company), Matrox hadn’t released *any* of it’s consumer cards with 3D acceleration yet (they were the first), and the fastest piece of x86 you could lay your hands on was a 66MHz P5 (which typically ranged between $5K-$8K for a machine with one).

Roberto Ierusalimschy on threads in Lua

Monday, February 5th, 2007

…We did not (and still do not) believe in the standard multithreading model, which is preemptive concurrency with shared memory: we still think that no one can write correct programs in a language where ‘a=a+1’ is not deterministic.