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Andre Castelan prado
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ESC Brazil
Andre Castelan prado   5/22/2014 7:37:20 AM
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That's just awesome!!!!!!!!! I am very happy that everything worked out well. You are going to love our country! Thank you very much for this interview, was a very nice chat.

Guess I owe you a beer, right? Haha! See you at ESC Brazil.
 
Cheers


Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   5/22/2014 9:32:08 AM
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@Andre: You are going to love our country!

I know I am -- I cannot wait!!!

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warning?
kfield   5/22/2014 7:50:53 AM
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Have the Brazilians been warned that you are coming, Max?

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Re: warning?
Measurement.Blues   5/22/2014 9:21:00 AM
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Brazil will never be the same.

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Re: warning?
Max The Magnificent   5/22/2014 9:36:29 AM
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@MeasurementBlues: Brazil will never be the same.

I wonder where they will end up placing my statue?

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Re: warning?
Measurement.Blues   5/22/2014 9:44:04 AM
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I have a friend who lives nearby but teaches electrical engineering long distance to students in Brazil. I'll tell him to warn his students.

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Max The Magnificent   5/22/2014 9:51:14 AM
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@MeasurementBlues: I have a friend who lives nearby...

You have a friend? I take it this is someone you haven't spent countless hours telling him how he's eating his bagel the wrong way LOL

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Measurement.Blues   5/22/2014 9:57:50 AM
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@Max, I have to cut down on the bagels it seems. :-(

I will not substitute bacon for bagels.

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Max The Magnificent   5/22/2014 9:59:11 AM
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@MeasurementBlues: I have to cut down on the bagels it seems

Why? Tell me more...

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Re: warning?
Max The Magnificent   5/22/2014 10:01:46 AM
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@MeasurementBlues: I will not substitute bacon for bagels.

No one ever said anything about substituting bacon for bagels -- just that adding bacon (perhaps with a few chives or green onions) on top of the cream cheese transforms a humble bagel into a culinary masterpiece ... I'm drooling just thinking about it (or maybe I'm just drooling)

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Re: warning?
betajet   5/22/2014 2:31:17 PM
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Max asked: I wonder where they will end up placing my statue?

Too little notice to make you a statue, but in your honor they're going to put a giant Hawaiian shirt on this famous statue :-)  Too bad you'll miss it unless you take a side trip to Rio.

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Max The Magnificent   5/22/2014 9:34:33 AM
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@kfield: Have the Brazilians been warned that you are coming, Max?

I can imagine red flashing lights and klaxtons sounding in the embassy as we speak, with a machine voice over the top saying "To your stations ... this is NOT a drill ,... repeat, this is NOT a drill"

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warning?
Pablo Valerio   5/22/2014 8:23:58 AM
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He needs to warn the Brazilian consulate when he applies for his Visa!

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Max The Magnificent   5/22/2014 9:35:30 AM
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@Pablo: He needs to warn the Brazilian consulate when he applies for his Visa!

Visa? But I'm English... the world is my oyster (or lobster, or whatever)

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Pablo Valerio   5/22/2014 10:07:49 AM
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"But I'm English... the world is my oyster (or lobster, or whatever)"

Good, they won't see you coming until you get there!

Are you based in the UK?

 

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Max The Magnificent   5/22/2014 10:12:12 AM
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@Pablo: Are you based in the UK?

No, I moved from England to Huntsville, Alabama, 24 years ago (I came for the nightlife ... that's a little Alabama joke right there :-)

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How's your Portuguese?
David Ashton   5/25/2014 7:30:09 AM
You better polish up your Portuguese Max, that's what they speak there.

Here's a handy phrase for starters:

"Meu hovercraft está cheio de enguias"

(with thanks to Google translate)

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Re: How's your Portuguese?
Max The Magnificent   5/27/2014 9:24:31 AM
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@David: You better polish up your Portuguese Max, that's what they speak there.

I was planning on giving my presentation in mime to spice up the proceedings a little LOL

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Re: How's your Portuguese?
Alvie   5/30/2014 2:45:42 PM
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@Max: you can always give me a call and I'll translate for you :P


@David: Thanks for the Monty reference :P Alhough I prefer another one, rephrased: "I will not buy this software, it "is" crashed!"

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David Ashton   5/30/2014 7:55:46 PM
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@Alvie - Muito Obrigado!

""I will not buy this software, it "is" crashed!""

How do you say that in Portuguese?   I worked for a while years ago in Mozambique and my Portuguese was coming along nicely, then I changed jobs....  it's VERY rusty now (Falo pouco pouco pouco Portugues....)

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Alvie   5/31/2014 3:26:13 AM
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@David: Should be something in the lines of: "Não comprarei este software, ele "é" crashado!".

The original should be "Não comprarei este disco, ele está riscado". :)

Alvie

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Max The Magnificent   6/9/2014 12:42:23 PM
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@Alvie: ...you can always give me a call and I'll translate for you...

Better still, why don't you come out to ESC Brazil and translate for me in real-time? LOL

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Food, watch out Max
calasus40   5/27/2014 1:34:25 PM
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Brazil is a fun place to visit depending on where you go. The more developed and tourist type spots will be fairly upkept unlike where I was. The juices for breakfast are very good and of course you can't forget the brazilian steakhouses. There is a reason why they have lunches for 2 or more hours. Try not to over eat.

 

Just remember to say "cerveza" which means beer. Enjoy.

 

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Max The Magnificent   5/27/2014 1:38:17 PM
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@calasus40: ...and of course you can't forget the brazilian steakhouses. There is a reason why they have lunches for 2 or more hours...

My mouth is watering at the thought of it...

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Re: Food, watch out Max
Andrewier   5/31/2014 2:02:53 PM
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Just a small correction:

Cerveza is a Spanish word. While people will understand you here (because the sound is quite similar), to be precise, the correct word for beer in Portuguese is CERVEJA. The "ja" as in Japan. And in most steakhouses, they will serve "chopp" (draft beer) instead.

Be welcome and have a nice stay in Brazil!

André W.

Rio de Janeiro

 

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Re: Food, watch out Max
Max The Magnificent   6/9/2014 12:44:06 PM
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@Andrewier: ...Be welcome and have a nice stay in Brazil!

Thansk you -- I am really, REALLY looking forward to my visit. Will you be attending ESC Brazil?

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Re: Food, watch out Max
Andrewier   6/9/2014 1:01:51 PM
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Unfortunately, no. I am involved in a project with a very TIGHT deadline (isn't always so?) and can't afford to be out of Rio de Janeiro (where I live) even for a couple of days until september at least. But if for a twist of Mother Nature you happen to pass by here, I would gladly assist you if needed. Just leave a msg. Rgds, AW.

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Max The Magnificent   6/9/2014 1:12:01 PM
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@Andrewier: I am involved in a project with a very TIGHT deadline (isn't always so?)

I was going to say: "Is there any other kind?" LOL

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Andrewier   6/9/2014 1:18:22 PM
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Yes... After working 30+ years with maintenance and development I am still waiting to see the other kind. I believe it belongs to the realm of Yeti and Chupacabra.

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Max The Magnificent   6/9/2014 1:31:29 PM
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@Andrewier: ...I believe it belongs to the realm of Yeti and Chupacabra...

I can't even spell "Chupacabra" LOL

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Max The Magnificent   6/9/2014 1:13:34 PM
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@Andrewier: ...if for a twist of Mother Nature you happen to pass by here, I would gladly assist you if needed...

I would LOVE to visit Rio, but I don;t think it will happen on this trip ... maybe one day ...

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Great Interview
betajet   5/27/2014 7:37:42 PM
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I read the Embarcados interview today and it has some wonderful material and insights about FPGAs and why they are used (and not used).  Here's that link again if you missed it: Embarcados interview: Clive "Max" Maxfield

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