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Content posted in July 2006
My ongoing adventures at DAC 2006 (Days 2, 3, and 4)!
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7/28/2006   Post a comment
There are so many stories to tell; at the Magma briefing, for example, the bus to the next venue arrived at the same time as the Creme Brulee . . . arrggghh!
My adventures at DAC 2006 (day 1)!
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7/25/2006   Post a comment
In addition to learning lots of cool stuff about companies and tools, I also got to take part in Tensilica's art campaign to raise money for Ballet San Jose!
$450 to turn your toilet into a fish tank!
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7/21/2006   Post a comment
That's right, you heard me; this little scamp is billed as "A whimsical potty that turns your toilet into a nautical wonderland!"
I am a super-happy camper, because ...
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7/20/2006   Post a comment
Two Austrian engineers have commenced a project to implement a low-cost FPGA-based physical implementation of our virtual DIY Calculator.
Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" to appear at DAC
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7/19/2006   Post a comment
With all of the vendors at DAC telling you that their products are the best, how can you know what's true and what's hype? This sounds like a job for the MythBusters!
A self-contained data chip the size of a grain of rice!
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7/18/2006   Post a comment
Different groups of folks like HP and IMEC are working on miniscule self-contained chips that can collect and/or store data and then transmit it when requested.
The future is (almost) now!
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7/17/2006   Post a comment
Techniques for controlling the weather (rain on demand)? Suspended animation? Stuff that was science fiction yesterday is becoming real as we speak!
Scientists discover beer in space!
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7/14/2006   Post a comment
Three British scientists have discovered an interstellar gas cloud containing enough alcohol to make 400 trillion trillion pints of beer!
Unavoidable laws of the universe as we know it!
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7/12/2006   Post a comment
In which we discover some unavoidable laws of the universe (e.g. "Brown's Law: If the shoe fits, it's ugly."); maybe you have some of your own to add?
How big is Earth compared to ... ?
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7/11/2006   Post a comment
Just how much bigger is the Earth compared to Mercury, for example? Or how much smaller is the Earth compared to Jupiter?
I hate spyware!
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7/10/2006   Post a comment
A recent expose on the spyware company Direct Revenue details the workings and business model of this insidious organization.
USB-controlled desktop missile launcher
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
The ultimate deterrent against those annoying people who lurk around your desk chatting incessantly because they've got nothing better to do.
You've got to think things through!
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7/6/2006   Post a comment
In which we take a look at some unfortunate domain names who's URLs do not convey quite the image their owners had perhaps intended!
Synaesthesia: Hearing colors and tasting sounds
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
When listening to other people talking, some folks may see colors or they may experience different taste sensations corresponding to the various words.


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