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Just what is a Christmas Cracker?
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
Having been born in the UK, this is the time of year when I have to explain British holiday traditions to my American friends, such as "just what is a Christmas Cracker?"
Happy Holidays (especially Boxing Day)!
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12/22/2005   Post a comment
Coming from the UK but now living in the USA, this is the time of year when I have to explain just what "Boxing Day" is all about.
I'm in Nixi Tube Heaven!
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12/16/2005   Post a comment
I've just been introduced to the "Mike's Electric Stuff" website, which provides a goldmine of information on early display technologies and other "stuff".
Rounding algorithms we know and love
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12/16/2005   Post a comment
The mind boggles at the variety and intricacies of the rounding algorithms used for different applications.
Mixed-signal FPGA is here to stay!
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12/13/2005   Post a comment
I've seen a number of devices that might be classed as "field-programmable analog arrays (FPAAs)" appear and disappear, but I think this one is here to stay...
OCP is the one for me!
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12/7/2005   Post a comment
Connecting IP cores together sounds easy if you say it quickly and wave your arms around a lot, but connecting these little scamps together is a non-trivial task.
Pondering a floating-point problem
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12/5/2005   Post a comment
You don’t realize what you don’t know until you try to explain it to someone else!


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