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Awesomely funny...
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
It's the entire mix (video clips, background music, and sound effects) that makes this video such a "must see" experience...
It's not the size of your...
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
In which we discover some amazing images that will boggle our minds...
Great minds... and a cool 3D Web Cam
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
I'm racing around doing "stuff" at the moment, so here are two quick blogs for the price of one...
Amazing 3D Animation-Music DVDs
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
I was just watching two of the most amazing 3D Animation-Music DVDs I've ever seen ... and the best thing is that I have a spare pair for one lucky winner...
Competition: Win 1 of 10 Actel IGLOO Icicle FPGA development kits
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10/27/2008   18 comments
We're just giving all sorts of mega-cool stuff away at Programmable Logic DesignLine these days; will you be one of our ten lucky winners?
5 x 14 = 25
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10/24/2008   Post a comment
Maybe this explains the current financial crisis and the way the government's bailout plans are supposed to work...
Is the universe really expanding or is it actually contracting?
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10/24/2008   3 comments
A friend just posed two questions that I'm finding difficult to answer... perhaps you could help...
Halloween Project
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
For your edification and delight, I thought I'd share something I just made with my son...
Seeing Red
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
New research shows that synaesthetic experiences (where one sense triggers the involuntary use of another) can be induced by hypnosis.
Beyond Touch
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
Is this a glimpse of user interfaces to come?
Dreadful Puns
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
Don't blame me... it's not my fault.. the person responsible for all of this is...
Programmable Logic DesignLine and Altium are holding a Design Competition
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Do you want a free super-cool Innovation Station (a US$9000+ value including a perpetual software license)? If so, I'm the man you need to be talking to...
A message from the Queen
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
Here's an "oldie but goodie" that made me chuckle...
John Cooley to take over Cadence?
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10/16/2008   Post a comment
You never know what's going to happen in EDA Space ("where no one can hear you scream").
Amazing invention
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10/15/2008   1 comment
This really gets the creative juices flowing and makes you want to build one of your own.
Banjo used in brain surgery
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10/14/2008   1 comment
Now, here's something you don't get to see every day...
A video, a book, and a whachamacallit
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
In which we find a couple of things to amuse ourselves for a few minutes.
A tower of light
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10/13/2008   1 comment
The strength, intensity and brilliance of this light sculpture continually change with the prevailing weather and atmospheric conditions unique to Iceland.
We (almost) have a ternary Gray code solution
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10/9/2008   4 comments
I just heard from a reader who has come up with a ternary Gray code and associated binary mapping that (almost) does everything we need...
The 2008 Ig Nobel awards are out
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10/8/2008   Post a comment
The 18th "First Annual Ig Nobel Awards" ceremony honors the best (weirdest) scientific research.
"n-ary" (non-Boolean) Gray codes (Part Deux)
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10/7/2008   16 comments
I've been pondering this topic some more, and now I can't get it out of my head...
Simultaneous parabolic approximation of sin and cos
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
Here's a useful "DSP Trick" that is sure to come in handy one day.
Feel the (dark) flow
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10/3/2008   1 comment
First we had "Dark Matter," then came "Dark Energy," and now we find "Dark Flow" ... sometimes I wish scientists would simple leave me in the dark...
Michael Palin for President!
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
As this video shows, Monty Python's Michael Palin is better qualified for executive office than is Sarah Palin.
"n-ary" (non-Boolean) Gray codes
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10/1/2008   Post a comment
A reader poses a pert and perky problem for us to ponder; to cogitate, consider, and contemplate; to reflect, revolve, and ruminate...
Free FPGA Fundamentals Online Course
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10/1/2008   1 comment
Hurrah! My FPGA Fundamentals course went live just a few seconds ago as I pen these words...


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