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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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Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
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An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely unfamiliar. ...

Max Maxfield

What's the Best Traveling Toolkit?
Max Maxfield
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A few years ago at a family Christmas party, I won a pocket knife as part of a "Dirty Santa" game. This little scamp was a Buck 730 X-Tract. In addition to an incredibly strong and sharp ...

Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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