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Caleb Kraft
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Re: Looks well organized and informative
Caleb Kraft   7/24/2013 12:23:10 PM
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I agree. I think that encouraging creativity in your engineers and giving them the freedom  to explore a little bit would go a long way. So often they are stifled by their environment AND by contracts that don't allow them to develop things on their own outside of work. This hinders innovation and makes them sourpusses.


Let them have a passion outside of work and find a way to encorporate that into the work environment. They'll be happier and the community will get more good projects.

Patk0317
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Burning Man EDA
Patk0317   7/24/2013 11:21:11 AM
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They had some of the BM sculptures at the Maker fair. I think the Maker fair is a more reasonable event. There are cool kits and other things you can buy. Good luck on getting the patent length changed. Don't we have more important things to fix like 7.5% unemployment?

Charles.Desassure
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Looks well organized and informative
Charles.Desassure   7/23/2013 8:11:46 PM
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The Burning Man Festival sounds like a lot of fun.  But come on.  Just like many other events around the Country.  We need to get back to our basic principles.   What would enable competing companies to help each other out? What would improve the culture of the industry? Communication and treating people with respect.  Yes, the old fashion values that we used in this country to assist us through the tough wars, and I was not part of that generation.  What happen to friendly competition?  These competitions helped improve character and leadership.   After further review, I do say hats off to the Burning Man Festival and their wonderful work.  The event looks well organized,  informative, fun, and good for networking.

BrianBailey
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Re: One thing I do know is...
BrianBailey   7/23/2013 12:32:08 PM
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@Max, yes I have seen some of those creations, riden in them and enjoyed them. I, like you, do not have the skills to make those. But there are so many fun art projects at Burning Man events that can use our expertise. One such thing at the local event was a laser light show where 6 people got to control it (sorry no pictures). First you had to learn what the controls you were given did and then how you could manipulate the modulation to the lasers.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: One thing I do know is...
Max The Magnificent   7/23/2013 11:38:18 AM
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@Brian:It has been going on for about 25 years...

If you go to YouTube and do a search on Burning Man, you see a load of videos -- I particularly like some of the amazing vehicles ... the problem is that every time I see one I want to build it (the bigger problem is I don't have the skill)

mcgrathdylan
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mcgrathdylan   7/23/2013 11:35:44 AM
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I appreciate the point about the loss of organizations such as Bell Labs. It seems the amount of pure blue sky research in the industry has really dwindled. Unfortunately, I don't think there is really any way to quantify the impact of losing these activities. But it has to be a detriment to the industry as a whole.

BrianBailey
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Re: One thing I do know is...
BrianBailey   7/23/2013 10:51:26 AM
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It has been going on for about 25 years, although I am still a newbie. I have been attending regional events for the past 8 years.

Max The Magnificent
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One thing I do know is...
Max The Magnificent   7/23/2013 9:58:02 AM
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Hi Brian -- I'd have to think about the EDA question, but one thing I do know is that I would LOVE to one day attend one of the regional Burning Man events -- and maybe even the main Burning Man one year.

How long has the main event been running now?



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