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David Ashton   6/11/2014 5:06:07 PM
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Karen, if you can guarantee that both Max the Magnificent and Measurement Blues will be there I might almost get up at 3am for it.  Rip-Roaring it will certainly be!

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Max The Magnificent   6/19/2014 11:54:33 AM
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@David: Karen, if you can guarantee that both Max the Magnificent and Measurement Blues will be there...

She can't guarantee that -- she's not the boss of me -- oh, wait a minute, now I come to think about it she is th eboss of me LOL

I'll be there -- I hope to see you there

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Susan Rambo   6/19/2014 9:20:43 AM
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Karen, I look forward to your live chat tomorrow on analog engineers.

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Analog is not dead it is evolving
steve.taranovich   6/19/2014 11:29:46 AM
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I am really excited about tomorrows chat. I have been an analog engineer for 42 years and have seen the "evolution" of the analog designer morph into something quite different than the 60s pioneers or the 70s designers (me). It will be fun and interesting to hear the other engineer's inputs and experiences on this controversial topic.

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Max The Magnificent   6/19/2014 11:55:32 AM
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@Steve: I am really excited about tomorrows chat.

Because I will be there?

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steve.taranovich   6/19/2014 12:00:54 PM
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@Max---you are my idol and I want to be like you when I grow up :)

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Max The Magnificent   6/19/2014 12:03:14 PM
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@Steve: @Max---you are my idol and I want to be like you when I grow up :)

Ah, if only I had a coconut for everytime someone has said that to me...

... I wouldn't have very many coconuts :-)

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steve.taranovich   6/19/2014 12:07:32 PM
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Actually coconuts are an early form of communication. All you need is two plus a string

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Max The Magnificent   6/19/2014 12:13:19 PM
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@Steve: Actually coconuts are an early form of communication.

Thery are also very useful if you find yourself in need of making the sound of a horse clopping along (now I have "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" in my head)

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steve.taranovich   6/19/2014 12:17:10 PM
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King Arthur: I am, and this is my trusty servant Patsy. We have ridden the length and breadth of the land in search of knights who will join me in my court at Camelot. I must speak with your lord and master.
Guard: What? Ridden on a horse?
King Arthur: Yes!
Guard: You're using coconuts!
King Arthur: What?
Guard: You've got two empty halves of coconut and you're bangin' 'em together.
King Arthur: So? We have ridden since the snows of winter covered this land, through the kingdom of Mercia, through...
Guard: Where'd you get the coconuts?
King Arthur: We found them.
Guard: Found them? In Mercia?! The coconut's tropical!
King Arthur: What do you mean?
Guard: Well, this is a temperate zone.
And on and on---I love it!
Monty Python is my other idol


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Garcia-Lasheras   6/19/2014 12:45:21 PM
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A Monty Python classic!! This is one of the simpler and better comic gags I've ever seen, LOL

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Max The Magnificent   6/19/2014 12:52:41 PM
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@Garcia: A Monty Python classic!! This is one of the simpler and better comic gags I've ever seen, LOL

What is the correct response to the question "What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"?

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Garcia-Lasheras   6/19/2014 12:56:53 PM
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@Max: I'm offside right now ;-)

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Garcia-Lasheras   6/19/2014 1:19:19 PM
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Re the European Swallow stuff... it seems that there is people around the world that really cares about this question:

"Although a definitive answer would of course require further measurements, published species-wide averages of wing length and body mass, initial Strouhal estimates based on those averages and cross-species comparisons, the Lund wind tunnel study of birds flying at a range of speeds, and revised Strouhal numbers based on that study all lead me to estimate that the average cruising airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is roughly 11 meters per second, or 24 miles an hour." 

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Max The Magnificent   6/19/2014 1:36:31 PM
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@Garcia: ...the average cruising airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is roughly 11 meters per second, or 24 miles an hour...

Even my mother knows that (LOL) -- but what about the average cruising airspeed velocity of an unladen African Swallow?

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steve.taranovich   6/19/2014 2:27:03 PM
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Gulp!

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mithrandir   6/20/2014 12:52:21 AM
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Not even Wolfram knows this one!

https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=what+about+the+airspeed+velocity+of+an+unladen+African+Swallow

 

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Max The Magnificent   6/19/2014 1:39:09 PM
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@Garcia: Congratulations on your new king Felipe VI -- so, is it a national holiday in Spain today?

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Garcia-Lasheras   6/20/2014 4:07:59 AM
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No, this is not a national holiday day. But they cleverly have arranged the ceremony to match with a local holiday day at Madrid.

They are trying to transmit "austerity"...  in the same way THEY are applying austerity to the people at Spain.

The old king abdication and the new one proclamation is motivated by so many things. Note that the new king grandpa didn't reign over Spain, as not so time ago Spain was under a dictatorial regime. And previously, we had a Republic.

So, if I were the new king, I would try to be as correct & transparent as possible... just in case, who knows.

But I'm digressing. It's a too long history and it deserves some beers in a quiet place ;-)

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Max The Magnificent   6/20/2014 10:25:11 AM
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@Garcia: So, if I were the new king, I would try to be as correct & transparent as possible...

I wish him luck -- I just hope his pain-in-the-rear sister doesn;t drag him down -- at least it sounds as though he has a decent wife.

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David Ashton   6/20/2014 5:22:09 AM
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Here if anyone wants a quick chuckle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqtS9xyl0f4 

And if you want a slightly longer chuckle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey0wvGiAH9g

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kfield   6/19/2014 12:04:49 PM
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@steve.taronovich Looking forward to what I am sure will be a lively discussion!

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Garcia-Lasheras   6/19/2014 12:40:01 PM
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I was in some analog manufacturer booths  at EE Live! and I agree in that analog is not dead: it's in the heart of a lot of new technologies . e.g. wireless, NFC, sensors, PMICs...

By the way... do you think MEMs is the new analog killer-app?? ;-)

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steve.taranovich   6/19/2014 12:45:43 PM
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@Garcia-Lasheras---MEMS is part of the new analog evolution, but remember that MEMS still needs analog signal conditioning before it converts to digital

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Garcia-Lasheras   6/19/2014 12:51:15 PM
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Of course. I'm not thinking on MEMS as a different kind of technology. I mean MEMS is something similar to a 3D analog system -- in addition to signal conditioning ;-)



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