Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 5 / 5
Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Mine was definitely an influence
Max The Magnificent   6/12/2014 3:20:34 PM
NO RATINGS
@Duane: He described one of his duties as "dressing up in East German workers gear, packing a '45, and slipping across the border"

A brave man -- I don't think they would have treated him gently if he'd been caught.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Mine was definitely an influence
Max The Magnificent   6/12/2014 3:19:25 PM
NO RATINGS
@Duane: I'm lucky to still have my father around.

It just struck me that my dad was born in 1915, which is almost 100 years ago. He passed just after Christmas 2000 (we all got to see the new millennium in together) -- he was 84 and I was 1/2 his age at 42, which seemed sort of symbolic, which is why I left my job and formed my own company with a couple of friends.

 

Duane Benson
User Rank
Author
Mine was definitely an influence
Duane Benson   6/12/2014 3:09:30 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm lucky to still have my father around. He was too young for WWII. He did his time as a cold warrior in the 50's and 60's in the Army Security Agency. He described one of his duties as "dressing up in East German workers gear, packing a '45, and slipping across the border" [going East]. He was doing electronics things -  tapping phone lines and such.

When the Berlin wall went up, he was in friendly territory on communications duty. He received the first communications from Berlin about the wall going up. After decoding the messages, he would encrypt them again with different keys for transmission to the Pentagon and, in this case, the White house. He was the first military or government person outside of Berlin to know about the wall going up.

A bunch of people were on leave when it happened. He said he had to stay up, awake, and on duty for five days straight (as in 24 hours awake for five days solid). When I was quite a bit younger than I am now, I tried to bead his record but only made it four days.

He ended up a teacher rather than an engineer, and I've never met a more resourceful and clever person than him, nor anyone with more integrity. He totally had the knack and passed, at least some of it, down to me.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Taste in clothes?
Max The Magnificent   6/12/2014 1:37:35 PM
NO RATINGS
@antedeluvian: I see you share the same taste in clothing!!

Why thank you (I take this to mean that, like me, my father also was a trend-setter and a leader of fashion LOL)

antedeluvian
User Rank
Author
Taste in clothes?
antedeluvian   6/12/2014 1:33:05 PM
NO RATINGS
Max

I see you share the same taste in clothing!!

<<   <   Page 5 / 5


Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST

What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.

Brought to you by:

Most Recent Comments
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
Once the base layer of a design has been taped out, making ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
The LTC2380-24 is a versatile 24-bit SAR ADC that combines ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
02:46
Wireless Power enables applications where it is difficult ...
07:41
LEDs are being used in current luxury model automotive ...
With design sizes expected to increase by 5X through 2020, ...
01:48
Linear Technology’s LT8330 and LT8331, two Low Quiescent ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
05:27
The LT8602 has two high voltage buck regulators with an ...
05:18
Silego Technology’s highly versatile Mixed-signal GreenPAK ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
01:34
Why the multicopter? It has every thing in it. 58 of ...
Security is important in all parts of the IoT chain, ...
Infineon explains their philosophy and why the multicopter ...
The LTC4282 Hot SwapTM controller allows a board to be ...
This video highlights the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC, and sho...
Homeowners may soon be able to store the energy generated ...
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...