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MeasurementBlues
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MeasurementBlues   12/10/2013 11:29:48 PM
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One of those came when I finally understood what a wavelet is.

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MeasurementBlues   12/10/2013 11:30:51 PM
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I've probably had hundreds of Ah-ha moments just dealing with Windows. "I didn;t know I could do that!"

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if you went to school in the '80s
seaEE   12/11/2013 12:13:21 AM
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Many things I learned in school, I learned imperfectly, so a-ha moments have happened for me often.  Now if only I could draw a free-body diagram correctly!  And of course, if you went to school during the 80's, you might remember this a-ha moment :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914

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A-HA!
David Ashton   12/11/2013 3:06:40 AM
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My most recent A-HA! moment was dicovering I could edit or delete my own EETimes comments (there's a link at the bottom of your own comments to do this)!  Great for those moments just after you've posted something and realise it makes no sense at all......

A-ha! moments are great.  I don't think there's anything gives you such a sense of satisfaction as realising you've just cracked something you thought you would never understand.

 

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My "a-ha" Moment
mjlandry   12/11/2013 11:55:20 AM
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My moment came almost 40 years ago, and it was much more than an "a-ha" moment.  I was working on a hobby project with the CMOS 4000 series of logic circuits.  I needed to divide two numbers in storage registers, but none of the books I had on logic circuits had any examples for me to work with.  Young an inexperienced, I just kept on trying knowing that there must be a solution to my problem because others had done it in CPU's.  For over two weeks I pondered the problem at least two hours each day without any resolution.  One morning I woke up and immediately realized that knew how to make the circuit work.  Clear as a bell.  The best I can figure is that my brain, over the last few days, was working on the problem while I was sleeping and solved it before I woke up.

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At that moment
littlebird3450   12/11/2013 1:15:26 PM
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Several things We realized with school, We realized imperfectly, therefore a-ha minutes have occurred in my opinion often. Currently but only if I can bring a new free-body diagram effectively!

 

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Re: if you went to school in the '80s
MeasurementBlues   12/11/2013 2:34:52 PM
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saeEE, did you know that you can embed videos in your comments> I went to the lind and got the embed code. But, I had to create a custom size because of the column width. This one is 360 wide x 270 high.

I just copied the code from YouTube, clicked on the HTML button below the entry field, cna pasted in the code.

One of the best music videos I've ever seen.

 



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Re: if you went to school in the '80s
David Ashton   12/11/2013 2:44:06 PM
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@MB - it is a good video.  But tell me, how do you put a picture in a comment.... can you???  I've tried and could not get it to work.  The "Insert Image" icon in the editing screen only lets you insert an image from a URL - if you enter a file and path on your own hard drive it won't work?

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Re: if you went to school in the '80s
MeasurementBlues   12/11/2013 3:04:43 PM
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@David, Start with How to Use the New EE Times. I can help you with other questions as well. Happy to provide more Ah-ha moments.

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Re: if you went to school in the '80s
David Ashton   12/11/2013 4:04:57 PM
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@MB.... "Start with How to Use the New EE Times."

Thanks Martin, the good old RTFM Technique, huh?  I found when I tried I could not even get a graphic into the window, let alone post it, but I will experiment some more and let you know how I go.   Meantime I have to get off to work :-((

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