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Some press releases are actually true
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3/24/2011   2 comments
On Thursday, July 1st 1948 Bell Labs issued a press release, which turned out to be true.
Global electricity supply, specifications, and quality shouldn’t be taken for granted
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You may have seen some of the articles on how Japan’s lack of a national unified power grid has hindered the country’s ability to switch in operational power plants.
Network Neutrality: I'm taking it personally
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3/24/2011   Post a comment
There’s another, subtler form of network neutrality contravention that, I think, could come into play if bandwidth tiers become pervasive, specifically with an antitrust angle.
Bob Widlar cherry-bombs the intercom speaker
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3/3/2011   1 comment
Many engineers know the story of National Semiconductor’s IC design guru Bob Widlar and the sheep. But what about the cherry bomb incident?


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