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Susan Rambo
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Susan Rambo   3/7/2014 4:11:25 PM
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You are quite efficient.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   3/7/2014 4:09:43 PM
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@Susan: ...robots: they aren't powered by bacon. Max, on the other hand, is.

I get 4MPR (four miles to the rasher) on a good day if there's no headwind :-)

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Susan Rambo   3/7/2014 10:37:13 AM
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Maybe that's why Pork Farmer magazine would always beat out Embedded Systems Programming for annual industry awards. They had addiction on their side.

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Susan Rambo   3/7/2014 9:50:34 AM
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One good thing about robots: they aren't powered by bacon. Max, on the other hand, is.

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betajet   3/7/2014 9:44:00 AM
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Susan wrote: But why is bacon such a cultural icon right now?

Wikipedia has a long item about Bacon ManiaEnjoyez-vous!

It's too early in the morning for me to look at chicken-fried bacon, but here are the money quotes:

"Arun Gupta of The Indypendent has pointed out how bacon possesses six ingredient types of umami, which elicits an addictive neurochemical response." [my bold]

"The standard joke in the restaurant chain industry goes: When in doubt, throw cheese and bacon on it."

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Max The Magnificent   3/7/2014 8:54:10 AM
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@Douglas: I would LOVE you to give a 5-minute Gadget Smackdown talk about your Dr Who console...

That's a brilliant way to disguise a homemade time machine, by the way -- no one would ever guess -- I'm jealous

 

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Max The Magnificent   3/7/2014 8:52:57 AM
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@Douglas: Boy oh boy!... Is that ever the truth!

LOL Will you be going to EE Live! This year? I would LOVE you to give a 5-minute Gadget Smackdown talk about your Dr Who console (if you're interested, email me at max.maxfield@ubm.com)

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Max The Magnificent   3/7/2014 8:50:38 AM
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@Douglas: And... apparently... without realizing that the root cause for most of such endeavors is that it's just plain fun!

Just don't step on any butterflies -- I learned that the hard way -- I do so miss the 8th wonder of the world (ooops, I mean what was that that just flew past the window behind you?)

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Max The Magnificent   3/7/2014 8:40:17 AM
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@Susan: But why is bacon such a cultural icon right now?

It's not a cultural icon -- it's nature's own health food.

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Max The Magnificent   3/7/2014 8:38:53 AM
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@Susan: I don't know what's more exciting: robot apocalypse or breakfast. Both sound like fun.

If there's one thing I've learned in my travels through time, it's that you need to have a good breakfast to carry you through the next robot apocalypse.

 

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