The new performance appraisal system was supposed to "simply life and cut through loads of red tape", but in reality it created some real obstacles, and initiated the after-hours game of what was later referred to as "musical blocks."
Now that NASA retired the shuttles, the specification for payload delivery by private space services clearly states a requirement to prominently display the packing sequence on any container. I will admit that I may have gone a bit overboard.
As Moore’s Law reverses beyond 28nm, consider network-on-chip (NoC). While more and more content in SoC designs is coming from third-party IP providers, interconnect-fabric is one area that is still in transition.
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