As we leave behind the sweltering summer months and prepare ourselves for the oncoming arctic chill of winter, I am mindful of the fact that there is some unfinished business to be settled here at EE Life; namely, August’s caption contest.
Since I was still transitioning into my editor role at EE Life in August, I failed to realize this community was run democratically, and voted on caption winners squarely and fairly.
I promise you free and fair elections in future, but for now, seeing as August is a fair way behind us as we steam on into October, I’m going to use my authoritative powers to pick a caption winner myself.
It wasn’t easy. Most of your entries made me chuckle quite a bit. I loved TGR’s reference to “something fishy going on in conference room 3” and Wnderer’s “Ice queen” deserves special mention, but when all was said and done, I felt that it was really Don Parreco’s caption that won it.
“Not only is the new engineer a "bird-brain", his designs won't fly.”
Now that really is catch of the day (or rather, the month!)
Don, that color print will be heading your way very shortly…
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.