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Max The Magnificent
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Gravitational waves bite the dust
Max The Magnificent   9/22/2014 4:10:14 PM
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I just heard from my chum Javi in Spain -- according to this article, it seems that the strange effect that was originally attributed to gravitational waves coming from the Big Bang is just dust floating across the Milky Way (sad face).

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Re: Javi Garcia-Lasheras at EE Live! 2014
Max The Magnificent   3/28/2014 10:19:37 AM
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@Duane: During that same period, my equivelent and even more unrealistic fantasy...

The day is still young... LOL

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Re: Javi Garcia-Lasheras at EE Live! 2014
Duane Benson   3/27/2014 6:45:56 PM
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Cool!

When I was a kid, many of my friends were fantasizing about the unrealistic goal of becoming professional football, basketball or baseball stars. During that same period, my equivelent and even more unrealistic fantasy was to be the one to discover the Unified Field Theory (that's what we called the "Theory of Everything" back then). That, and breaking Derek Clayton's marathon record (2:08:33). I didn't ask for much. Did I?

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What we really want to know...
DrFPGA   3/19/2014 10:10:11 AM
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is what FPGAs were used in capturing and processing the data that is behind the confirmation...

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Re: great video
Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 5:32:44 PM
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@Garcia: They have waited for this more than 30 years!

I've waited longer than that for any sort of recognition LOL

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Re: great video
Garcia-Lasheras   3/18/2014 5:26:16 PM
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@Max: "I can't imagine how this feels -- waiting so long for proof to come in -- the same with Peter Higgs and the Higgs Boson"

Andrei Linde and Alan Guth proposed the inflationary theory of the Big-Bang circa 1980-1981. They have waited for this more than 30 years!! It smells to Nobel Prize now, but they'll have to wait until 2015 as a minimum -- AFAIK, Nobel candidates deadline for 2014 is already closed ;-)

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Re: great video
Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 4:32:29 PM
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@Caleb: I just love watching him hear that his theory has been backed up by data. What a great day for him!

I can't imagine how this feels -- waiting so long for proof to come in -- the same with Peter Higgs and the Higgs Boson

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great video
Caleb Kraft   3/18/2014 4:28:08 PM
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I just love watching him hear that his theory has been backed up by data. What a great day for him!

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Javi Garcia-Lasheras at EE Live! 2014
Max The Magnificent   3/18/2014 3:44:26 PM
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My friend Javi Garcia-Lasheras mentioned in this article will be (a) presenting at the forthcoming EE Live! 2014 conference and exhibition and (b) quaffling a large number of beers with yours truly.



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As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.

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