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Students build a really cool computer
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Not exactly a "micro" -- this beast comprises nine square feet of prototype boards, sixty yards of wire, seventy-nine LEDs, and fifty-three integrated circuits.
Do NOT press that big red button!
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1/25/2007   Post a comment
While giving a tour of a data center, a manager flipped what he thought was a light switch; sadly, this turned out to be an ill-placed control for an entire bank of servers...
Artificial-intelligence music program is thoroughly addictive!
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1/24/2007   Post a comment
If you play with the Pandora program, you are in danger of discovering music you love by artists you've never heard of. How amazingly cool!
A positive plethora of cool websites!
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1/17/2007   Post a comment
Here are some cool sites that have crossed my desk in the last couple of days, from transistor museums to the dangers of using restrooms to the horrors of Wii.
Reach out and OneTouch someone today!
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1/17/2007   Post a comment
The folks at Synaptics have just introduced a family of mega-cool configurable capacitive sensing chips called Synaptics OneTouch.
I'm now the proud possessor of 50,000 magnetic cores!
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1/10/2007   Post a comment
That's right, 50,000 ferro-magnetic cores! They are really tiny, but as we all know -- of course -- it's not the size of your cores, it's what you do with them that counts!
TotalRecall - What an amazingly cool idea!
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1/8/2007   Post a comment
Its as though the guys and gals at Synplicity all sport turbo-charged size-16 brains with "go-faster" stripes painted on the side!


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