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Bebop to the Boolean Boogie EDITION #3
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
The only electronics book where you can simultaneously learn about state machines, musical socks, Reed-Muller logic, and the best time of the day to eat smoked fish!
Cool application for iPhone and iPod touch : FatWatch
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
This software tool looks rather cool; if I actually owned an iPhone or an iPod touch I would certainly use this little rapscallion!
The Hacker's Diet (Part Deux)
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
I've started to use some free weight-logging tools and they are really useful!
USB History and Direction
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
My blogs on USB seem to have sparked a flurry of interest and responses...
It’s time to vote...
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
...on a new tagline for Newnes' engineering books. Here are the top 10 entries, now it's over to you...
USB 2.0 may not be "High Speed"; USB 3.0 may not be "SuperSpeed"
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
A reader notes that although "High Speed USB" = USB 2.0, the opposite is not necessarily true; that is, a USB 2.0 compliant device may not support "High Speed."
Clones R Us
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8/27/2008   1 comment
Have you visited the Dream Technologies International website, which boasts that you can order human or animal clones...
The Hacker's Diet
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
The definitive guide on how to lose weight and hair through stress and poor nutrition!
A goat by any other name...
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
It's not often a joke makes me laugh out loud, but this one managed the trick...
Is there a specification for writing specifications?
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8/26/2008   3 comments
A reader poses an interesting problem for us to ponder...
Know your British Policeman
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
A friend just sent me a link to a hilarious website that had me chortling happily and brightened my afternoon.
Now, this is getting creepy...
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8/22/2008   Post a comment
Have you seen the "Emily Isn't Real But Would You Have Guessed?" article and video? This is strangely creepy and weird...
USB 3.0 is almost here and I can't wait!
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
USB 1.0 was pretty clever; USB 2.0 really made my world a happier place; and now USB 3.0 is set to blow my socks off!
Free web-based screen reader for the visually impaired
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8/20/2008   Post a comment
Do you know someone who has problems seeing/reading computer screens and who travels a lot? If so, this could be very interesting for them...
Half-price FPGA "How-To" training videos
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8/19/2008   Post a comment
What do the Beijing Olympics have to do with a special half-price offer for nineteen step-by-step FPGA "How To" training videos? Read on...
Who's the biggest looser?
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8/19/2008   Post a comment
Well, it's taking a lot of work, but I'm getting there...
The Mojave Experiment
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8/18/2008   1 comment
Well, I don't know about you, but this brought a wry grin to my face.
Cool Stuff (I want it, I need it, I must have it!)
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8/14/2008   Post a comment
Once I have these Miracle Berry Fruit Tablets in my hand, my revenge will be so sweet!
Some more mega-cool videos
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8/13/2008   Post a comment
Here, for your delectation and delight, is a further collection of cool videos and flash animations.
Capacitive control and proximity detection TNG
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
How capacitive control and proximity detection can help the aging with regard to using the many electronic products in their homes.
It's a great day to be alive
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
Sometimes we have to remind ourselves to slow down and smell the roses.
2GB USB 2.0 Flash memory stick for $12
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8/11/2008   Post a comment
You could have knocked me over with a feather when I discovered how far prices have fallen for USB 2.0 flash memory sticks.
Looking for Dwight W. Grimes
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8/8/2008   Post a comment
A reader is trying to contact his old mentor Dwight W. Grimes who previously contributed some suggestions to my paper on color vision.
1st look at next-generation US stealth fighter
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8/8/2008   3 comments
Here are some amazing images in which we see ... but no, you'll have to check them out for yourself!
Here's a "Must See" Video (legacy H/W performing music)
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8/7/2008   Post a comment
In which an art student uses legacy computer hardware controlled by a Sinclair Spectrum programmed to produce a musical piece.
Designing CPCI plug-in cards?
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8/7/2008   1 comment
Does anyone out there know anything about designing CPCI plug-in cards?
New book on FPGAs
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8/6/2008   Post a comment
A new book on FPGAs just arrived on my desk, but it was some time before I realized that I was the author!
Am I regressing or progressing?
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8/5/2008   Post a comment
I'm not sure if I'm regressing to my first childhood or progressing (at an ever increasing pace) into my second childhood.
eASIC's 45nm Structured ASIC
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8/4/2008   Post a comment
These new devices provide a very compelling argument for folks to start using Structured ASICs.
Do-it-yourself Geiger counter
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8/1/2008   Post a comment
While roaming, roving, rambling, and ranging around the web, I found this rather nifty Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Geiger counter project. Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)

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