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New brain boggler - this one is a "corker"!
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
I just ran across a great website containing "The world's hardest easy geometry problems"; these are GREAT - they'll keep you busy for hours!
French Engineering Student looking for summer internship
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Do you know of any summer intern positions available in the robotics and/or microelectronics arenas for a young, enterprising engineering student?
Unleash the power of your laptop computer's TouchPad
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
I recently discovered that the TouchPad on my notepad computer has a lot of mega-cool features I'd never heard of before!
Two new cool USB-based products
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
Check out this can-shaped memory card reader and a compact temperature and humidity sensor.
Fiery explosions and beautiful reactions
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
From Gummy Bears undergoing a fiery death to a mega-cool animation of the inner life of a cell.
Video guide - getting started with Xilinx FPGAs
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3/21/2008   Post a comment
I just ran across this jolly interesting step-by-step video guide that was put together by design engineer Anthony Burch.
Convert your docs to speech and load them on your iPod
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
This free website is amazing - it allows you to convert your Text, Word, Acrobat, etc docs into audio files and load them onto your iPod for your later listening pleasure.
"Dialectize" any webpage
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Have you ever wondered what a website like CNN would look like in a redneck dialect (or Jive, Cockney, Sweedish Chef, ...)? Well, now you can see!
The most advanced quadruped robot on the planet?
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
This video shows an amazing "Dogoid" robot that moves in an incredibly lifelike manner.
The DIY Calculator now has a BASIC Interpreter!
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
A reader has created a mega-cool BASIC Interpreter using the virtual DIY Calculator's assembly language.
Awareness test
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
This is a rather interesting psychological test to see how much attention you're paying to what's going on around you.
Happy Pi day!
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3/14/2008   2 comments
Yes, it's that time of the year again, March 14 when we celebrate the mathematical constant Pi (after all, where would we be without it?)
Nautical miles and the International Space Station
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3/12/2008   Post a comment
Here are a couple of totally unrelated topics that recently caught my attention...
Want a job at Synplicity?
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
The folks at Synplicity are looking for a Software Build/Release Engineer.
Google Calculator is Googalicious
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3/10/2008   1 comment
A reader just pointed me at a pile of interesting utilities on Google.
Weekend reading: Where are we in the universe?
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3/7/2008   1 comment
Here are some interesting questions (and links to websites containing the answers) that may keep you busy for some time...
Inter-molecular blending?
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3/6/2008   1 comment
I just received an email about a program called "Mr. Wizard" and "inter-molecular blending" -- is there such a thing?
This is a mega-hoot!
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3/5/2008   Post a comment
This is a really cool site that let's you create your own Kung Fu movie and then email it to your friends.
FPGA book for absolute beginners
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3/4/2008   11 comments
Would you be interested in helping a publisher by reviewing a proposal for a new book on FPGAs for absolute beginners?
Funny newspaper stories
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3/3/2008   Post a comment
A friend in the UK just emailed me some funny newspaper stories and other amusing items that made me chuckle.


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