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Now I’m “Truck-less Tracker Trucker Max”
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3/23/2012   23 comments
I dropped my truck off at the shop to be augmented with accoutrements, but this left me on foot…
What were they thinking: Hung Far Low
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3/23/2012   9 comments
Yes, this is a real name of a restaurant in Portland – the oldest Chinese restaurant in town and the city paid a lot of money to have this sign restored…
Embarrassing medical moments
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3/22/2012   11 comments
I just received what purports to be descriptions of embarrassing incidents that really happened.
Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful “Stuff” (Part 2)
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3/21/2012   3 comments
When do you think the bikini was invented? If you say the 1960s or 1970s, then have I got news for you…
Just call me “Tracker Trucker Max”
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3/20/2012   7 comments
I can't tell you exactly which flavor my new truck is, but it's a honking great big one with a large extended cab and four doors…
What can I believe about foods?
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3/20/2012   10 comments
Who is paying for all of the studies that keep barraging me with information about my health, food items and how I should live my life?
Lost in time like tears in rain. [pause] Time to die.
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3/16/2012   23 comments
Generally speaking I would class myself amongst the most cheerful of men, but every now and then…
Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful “Stuff” (Part 1)
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3/15/2012   Post a comment
I have friends who devote vast amounts of time to scouring the Internet for the latest and greatest for your delectation and delight...
A treasure-trove of tasty Turing machines
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3/15/2012   3 comments
With regard to my previous blog on a very interesting Turing machine, I’ve been bouncing around the Internet discovering all sorts of cool things…
How do you say “Max The Magnificent” in [insert language here]?
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3/14/2012   16 comments
I was pondering how to say “Max The Magnificent” in Russian, and from there my mind started racing…
One-bit processor and a mega-cool Turing Machine
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3/12/2012   20 comments
I don’t know about you, but I am REALLY tempted to build one of these Turing Machines for myself..
Do you have feelings of inadequacy?
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3/8/2012   7 comments
Discover the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your actions.
The best and worst alarm clocks ever…
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3/8/2012   31 comments
Whoever was in charge of designing my current alarm clock had an unusual sense of cruelty...
How cool is this? – An Automatic NoC Generator!
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3/2/2012   2 comments
Just to make sure we’re all tap-dancing to the same drum beat, the term NoC stands for “Network on Chip”


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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.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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 ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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