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The Journal of Irreproducible Results (and other sites)
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
Here are a few more weird and wonderful websites that recently caught my attention and tickled my fancy.
On the hunt of the wild conundrum!
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Do you recall the brain bogglers posed by the computer magazines of yesteryear in which you had to solve simple tasks using the fewest assembly code instructions?
To buy, or not to buy (HDTV)? Ah, that's the question.
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2/21/2007   Post a comment
With its 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, this 47-inch Quad HDTV beauty will make today's state-of-the-art 1080p (1,920 x 1,080) sets look "cheesy" by comparison.
The Dutch are so cool!
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2/16/2007   2 comments
No really, they've come up with a cunning plan to store plan to store gigawatts of electricity created from wind in refrigerated warehouses normally used to store food.
Hardware Verification with C++
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2/12/2007   Post a comment
Much to my surprise, I spent my weekend curled up with a really good book on hardware verification with C++ by Mike Mintz and Robert Ekendahl.
Nominations are open for "Women in EDA" award
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2/8/2007   Post a comment
You may be surprised to hear that this award is open to both men and women with technical or non-technical backgrounds in industry or academia.
Everything is relative (even my auntie Barbara)
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2/7/2007   Post a comment
My auntie Barbara's assiduous scrubbing in my younger years has left me the proud owner of the cleanest pair on knees in the known universe!
The latest and greatest on the multi-core front
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2/2/2007   Post a comment
Now in its second year, the forthcoming three-day Multicore Expo will feature many technical sessions and keynotes, as well as a two-day exhibit.
How long does it take to catch a computer virus?
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2/1/2007   Post a comment
Would you believe only 8 seconds! Some folks connected an unprotected PC to the Internet and the results were immediate and very, very scary!


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