Max, the cool beans are nice... keep them coming, I enjoy reading. And ignore comments from some like the one in your Fitbit article... for every one of those, there are 100 value-adding and contributing users (like to think I am one!).
@DocDivakar: ...the cool beans are nice... keep them coming, I enjoy reading.
Thanks for the kind words -- I do think it's nice to have something fun and interesting to take a look at, just for a few minutes now and then. And I certainly do think of you as a value-adding contributer (and not just because you say nice things about my columns LOL)
Well I need to give my vote to Caines Arcade. After working for one long summer at Mr Wizards Amusement center (an arcade with noisy pinpall and visoe games) I can really appreciate the quite of a cardboard version...
Although it is my alma mater I thought I should point out that its full name is the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and so only provides technical classes, akin to MIT. When I was there they didn't even have a medical faculty. Although I support that they are "premier" at what they do cover, the claim for premier university would probably be open for challenge by other universities who provide a wider and non-technical range of topics.
The others were cute and inspirational, but it's got to be "made of meat" because of the ironic nature of the conclusions for isolation. And the clincher, "imagine how un-utterably cold the universe would be, if one were all alone" is classic.
The whole theme puts prejudice in perspective. But then again, how can sentient meat use anything else but itself as the reference point for all experience? We try, but perception is reality for most.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...