This was no childsplay -- Ricke_Hille had to put some serious work into winning this contest! He has won a color original of this comic with his caption attached from the amazingly talented Daniel Guidera.
When regression testing goes terribly wrong.
As usual, I would have loved to have awarded more than one winner! Here are a few runners up that made me giggle like a little kid:
"...and this is where we keep the software engineers. They write amazing code, but they don't exactly give our customers a warm fuzzy feeling."-Mkolb
"...and here is our Usability Lab -- where we ensure users don't have to be smarter than a 5th grader." -Bkeller137
"The employees are in day care playing poker. We do much better with their kids doing the real work." -NoNickname#2
Verification remains a key issue in system-on-chip development. The time taken to verify a high-density SoC design to a high level of confidence can lead teams to think the unthinkable. One of these counterintuitive options is to not exhaustively verify a chip before taping out but use the resulting silicon itself as a cornerstone of the verification process.
Work by a team at the University of Oxford and the University of Exeter may well become recognized as the first steps on the road to a new and bright optoelectronic future for phase-change memory materials.
Join our online Radio Show on Friday 11th July starting at 2:00pm Eastern, when EETimes editor of all things fun and interesting, Max Maxfield, and embedded systems expert, Jack Ganssle, will debate as to just what is, and is not, and embedded system.