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Historical Hackers: The Hacker Of Cragside, Circa 1870

Started by von Corax, September 09, 2021, 06:33:53 PM

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Imagine visiting a home that was off the grid, using hydroelectric power to run lights, a dishwasher, a vacuum cleaner, and a washing machine. There's a system for watering the plants and an intercom between rooms. Not really a big deal, right? This is the twenty first century, after all.

But then imagine you've exited your time machine to find this house not in the present day, but in the year 1870. Suddenly things become quite a bit more impressive, and it is all thanks to a British electrical hacker named William Armstrong who built a house known as Cragside.

Read the full article at Hack A Day.
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