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Susan Rambo
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Re: A fair knowledge ?
Susan Rambo   6/17/2014 11:53:37 AM
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oh and I have to say because of the World Cup tech stories I've read on EE Times, I've watched some of the games and saw the first use of goalline tech. Not much to see with when it happened. But that's the point: no arguing ensued. How much you want to bet someone will hack that goalline tech to his team's benefit? NOw that's a soccer geek.

Susan Rambo
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Re: A fair knowledge ?
Susan Rambo   6/17/2014 11:51:29 AM
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@Rishiyur.Nikhil, ha ha. I like it.  I think you're on to something: you never know what ideas are going to come up when you through a seemingly unrelated, non-engineering subject in front of a bunch of engineers. As a crowd, you're actually a creative group.

We did post a series of World Cup tech stories last month and they didn't get much attention at the time. (Now you see we're resurfacing the stories.) Maybe it was the timing but I concluded it was because Americans don't like futbol/soccer/football -- whatever you want to call it. I wanted to know why it wasn't compelling -- even though America is full of kids and families that love soccer -- so we grabbed the nearest most eloquent and opininated American we could find to put the problem out there.

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Re: De gustibus non est discutandum
Max The Magnificent   6/17/2014 11:50:05 AM
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@Rick: Don't forget the 59 minutes an hour of beer commercials ;-)

I'll drink to that! :-)

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   6/17/2014 11:49:12 AM
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@David: How do you know Webby81 is female?

I don't -- it was a guess -- it was that or Australian (based on the winging tone :-)

Rishiyur.Nikhil
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Re: A fair knowledge ?
Rishiyur.Nikhil   6/17/2014 9:47:57 AM
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Someone asked why this discussion is taking place on EETimes.

Ok, here's an EETimes take:

    Football/Soccer/Futbol scoreboards are the most energy-efficient
  • fewest pixels needed, and
  • lowest rate of flip-flop toggling to drive those pixels

(And now, I retreat with my flame-retardent suit, where I will no doubt be characterized as "another American who does not understand football", even though I am not; somehow these conversations always end that way!)

rick merritt
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Re: De gustibus non est discutandum
rick merritt   6/17/2014 8:35:54 AM
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Don't forget the 59 minutes an hour of beer commercials ;-)

boblespam
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A supernatural knowledge ?
boblespam   6/17/2014 2:49:55 AM
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David Benjamin, you know who will win the Cup, please tell us, we all want to know !

boblespam
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Re: A fair knowledge ?
boblespam   6/17/2014 2:22:50 AM
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"Exactly which "F" in FIFA stands for soccer ?"

-> the second one: F = Football = Soccer in french

tangey
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Re: A fair knowledge ?
tangey   6/17/2014 2:07:25 AM
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Exactly which "F" in FIFA stands for soccer ?

lcovey
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Re: De gustibus non est discutandum
lcovey   6/16/2014 9:11:21 PM
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I have to agree.  US football has an average total amount of 12 minutes of action in every 60.  The rest is counting off yards, determining where to place the ball, and then waiting 20 seconds (average) for the ball to be snapped.  Since the average number of plays in an NFL game is around 130, that 43 minutes, alone of waithing for the snap. Talk about excitement.

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