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24th Feb '17 9:09:36 AM fractallyReferential
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* I present [[http://www.bellard.org/ Fabrice Bellard]] 1997 - discovered a new, faster formula to calculate single digits of pi in binary representation. Won the International Obfuscated C Code Contest twice (including one entry being a self hosted C compiler). In 2004, he wrote the TinyCC Boot Loader, which can compile and boot a Linux kernel from source in less than 15 seconds. In 2005, he designed a system that could act as an Analog or DVB-T Digital TV transmitter by directly generating a VHF signal from a standard PC and VGA card. In 2011, he created a minimal PC emulator written in pure JavaScript. Broke the world record for calculations of pi using a desktop computer instead of a supercomputer. Has written both the QEMU emulator *and* FFmpeg (a widely used multimedia encoding, decoding and editing library).

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* I present [[http://www.bellard.org/ Fabrice Bellard]] Bellard]]. In 1997 - he discovered a new, faster formula to calculate single digits of pi in binary representation. Won the International Obfuscated C Code Contest twice (including one entry being a self hosted C compiler). In 2004, he wrote the TinyCC Boot Loader, which can compile and boot a Linux kernel from source in less than 15 seconds. In 2005, he designed a system that could act as an Analog or DVB-T Digital TV transmitter by directly generating a VHF signal from a standard PC and VGA card. In 2011, he created a minimal PC emulator written in pure JavaScript. Broke the world record for calculations of pi using a desktop computer instead of a supercomputer. Has written both the QEMU emulator *and* FFmpeg (a widely used multimedia encoding, decoding and editing library).
24th Feb '17 9:09:01 AM fractallyReferential
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* I present [[http://www.bellard.org/ Fabrice Bellard]] 1997 - discovered a new, faster formula to calculate single digits of pi in binary representation. Won the International Obfuscated C Code Contest twice (including one entry being a self hosted C compiler).
In 2004, he wrote the TinyCC Boot Loader, which can compile and boot a Linux kernel from source in less than 15 seconds. In 2005, he designed a system that could act as an Analog or DVB-T Digital TV transmitter by directly generating a VHF signal from a standard PC and VGA card. In 2011, he created a minimal PC emulator written in pure JavaScript. Broke the world record for calculations of pi using a desktop computer instead of a supercomputer. Has written both the QEMU emulator *and* FFmpeg (a widely used multimedia encoding, decoding and editing library).

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* I present [[http://www.bellard.org/ Fabrice Bellard]] 1997 - discovered a new, faster formula to calculate single digits of pi in binary representation. Won the International Obfuscated C Code Contest twice (including one entry being a self hosted C compiler). \n In 2004, he wrote the TinyCC Boot Loader, which can compile and boot a Linux kernel from source in less than 15 seconds. In 2005, he designed a system that could act as an Analog or DVB-T Digital TV transmitter by directly generating a VHF signal from a standard PC and VGA card. In 2011, he created a minimal PC emulator written in pure JavaScript. Broke the world record for calculations of pi using a desktop computer instead of a supercomputer. Has written both the QEMU emulator *and* FFmpeg (a widely used multimedia encoding, decoding and editing library).
24th Feb '17 9:08:41 AM fractallyReferential
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* I present [[http://www.bellard.org/ Fabrice Bellard]] 1997 - discovered a new, faster formula to calculate single digits of pi in binary representation. Won the International Obfuscated C Code Contest twice (including one entry being a self hosted C compiler).
In 2004, he wrote the TinyCC Boot Loader, which can compile and boot a Linux kernel from source in less than 15 seconds. In 2005, he designed a system that could act as an Analog or DVB-T Digital TV transmitter by directly generating a VHF signal from a standard PC and VGA card. In 2011, he created a minimal PC emulator written in pure JavaScript. Broke the world record for calculations of pi using a desktop computer instead of a supercomputer. Has written both the QEMU emulator *and* FFmpeg (a widely used multimedia encoding, decoding and editing library).
29th Dec '16 11:05:41 PM Xtifr
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* Also Charles Stross' ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'', which includes a Palm Treo being turned into a [[spoiler: petrification gun.]]

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* Also Charles Stross' ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'', ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'', which includes a Palm Treo being turned into a [[spoiler: petrification gun.]]
26th Oct '16 10:37:39 AM 1810072342
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Compare the GadgeteerGenius, who is more mechanically inclined than electronically inclined, and the {{Technopath}}, who is capable of magical control over technology. Not to be confused with MagicFromTechnology.

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Compare the GadgeteerGenius, who is more mechanically inclined than electronically inclined, and the {{Technopath}}, who is capable of magical control over technology. Not to be confused with MagicFromTechnology.
MagicFromTechnology. When genuine magic is integrated with technology, see {{Magitek}}.
7th Aug '16 5:48:00 PM nombretomado
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* By a similar token, the chief scientist of TheDCU's OSS is codenamed "Sorcerer".

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* By a similar token, the chief scientist of TheDCU's Franchise/TheDCU's OSS is codenamed "Sorcerer".
12th May '16 9:15:08 AM Gess
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->''"We are dreamers, shapers, singers, and makers. We study the mysteries of laser and circuit, crystal and scanner, holographic demons and invocations of equations. These are the tools we employ, and we know many things."''
-->--'''Elric the Technomage''', ''LiveActionTV/BabylonFive''
28th Mar '16 9:40:38 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Li Kohran in ''Manga/SakuraTaisen''.


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* Li Kohran in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars''.
28th Feb '16 7:28:30 PM mardalfoosen
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* Pascal from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', she's so technologically savvy, she fills all the plot holes. She's also a mage.
20th Jan '16 5:44:05 PM Adept
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* Washuu in ''TenchiMuyo''.
* Li Kohran in ''SakuraTaisen''.

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* Washuu in ''TenchiMuyo''.
''Anime/TenchiMuyo''.
* Li Kohran in ''SakuraTaisen''.''Manga/SakuraTaisen''.



* Nina from ''UltraManiac'' literally * is* a Techno Wizard because she needs to use a PC to cast spells due to her lack of skill.

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* Nina from ''UltraManiac'' ''Manga/UltraManiac'' literally * is* a Techno Wizard because she needs to use a PC to cast spells due to her lack of skill.
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