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Will I be riding a space elevator by 2020?
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
Over the last ten years, the Space Elevator has moved from being a "far-future science fiction" item to being a very solvable engineering problem.
Synplicity's open IP encryption proposal : what a GREAT idea!
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Protecting and deploying intellectual property (IP) is a major problem, but it looks like Synplicity has found a solution that will satisfy everyone.
ASICs and FPGAs may come and go, but rounding is for ever!
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6/23/2006   Post a comment
The debate as to whether ASICs are a dying breed and FPGAs will take over the world continues unabated, but whoever wins we will still need rounding algorithms.
Where can one find a paper tape reader/writer?
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Someone just posed this question to me, and I realized that I would quite like one for myself...
Information can be "negative" at the quantum level
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6/19/2006   Post a comment
What does the concept of "negative information" imply? Well, in a nutshell, you would end up knowing less if I were to send you some negative information.
Rockets powered by Oreo cookies!
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6/16/2006   Post a comment
Just when you think you've seen it all, someone comes up with something more wild and wacky than you would ever conceive in a thousand years.
That rings a bell!
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6/14/2006   Post a comment
When it comes to the "Mysteries of the Ancients," let's not forget the two-tone bells from China circa 1200 to 200 BC.
And I thought *I* was having a bad day!
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6/13/2006   Post a comment
The one in which the boom of a track hoe excavator collides with an overpass and literally almost chopped it in half (the photos are simply amazing).
Almost everyone is on the FPGA bandwagon
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6/7/2006   Post a comment
A story on the EE Times site says that more than 80% of designers employ FPGAs.


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