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What's the total length of the tracks on a silicon chip?
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Take a moment to ponder this poser. If we were to sum the lengths of all of the interconnect on a silicon chip, what do you think the total value would be?
How many silicon chips are there on a 300 mm wafer?
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Undaunted, our quest to answer essentially unanswerable questions continues...
How big is a bacterium compared to a transistor?
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Also, what is the total length of the interconnect (including poly-silicon, vias, and metal tracks) on a high-end silicon chip? Hmmm, interesting...
When insults had class...
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
How about: "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than illumination!"
Get your mismatched socks here!
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
Yes, the moment we've all been waiting for, a website that sells mismatched socks (and pajamas, swimsuits, linens, and more).
Auto-generating the lyrics for "99 Bottles of Beer" song
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
Can you imagine the source code for a program that appears to be simple ASCII art, but if you run this code it generates the lyrics for the "99 Bottles of Beer" song?
A compendium of bad designs
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
This cool website documents a variety of bad designs that make you want to say, "Ooooh", "Arrgghh", and . . . "Doh!"
Kodak develop highly-sensitive color sensor
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6/14/2007   Post a comment
The folks at Kodak have come up with a really cunning new color sensor technology that provides sharper, crisper images and support much faster shutter speeds.
My off-road (mountain) unicycle just arrived!
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
I've been discovering some amazingly cool things, such as rough terrain unicycles, ultimate wheels (like a unicycle without a seat), and modern penny-farthings!
This really is very clever
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6/11/2007   Post a comment
Every now and then you see something that makes you sit back and say "Wow!"
You won't believe what just arrived on my desk!
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6/11/2007   Post a comment
I'm bouncing off the walls in excitement, because the postman just delivered a package containing the most cunningly crafted device for my delectation and delight. Yes, you're right, it's...
Ancient Roman steam engines and mountainized unicycles
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
Did Hero of Alexandria create a steam engine around 60 AD? Can I ride a unicycle? And are these topics in any way related?
I'm a mega-happy-camper because my Flowboard has finally arrived!
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6/1/2007   Post a comment
Unlike a regular skateboard, the front-and-back wheel assemblies on this little rapscallion comprise curved/arced axles each carrying SEVEN roller-blade-type wheels!


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