Well, you better get that torch (and the cigar per Stargzer) under cover. I was jsut checking out the ATL weather radar, and I see a nasty thunderstorm drawing a bead on Huntsville.... coming from the west-northwest.
As one who remembers watching ALL his shows when they were "first run" (and on a 12-inch round-screen Zenith TV with rabbit ears at that, B&W of course), Kovacs was a true master at getting around the very strict TV censorship of the '50s. Most of the time, they didn't even realize what he had done! He was the primary force that eventually led to the overthrow of the "Hays Commission" that set up the censorship rules Lenny Bruce and later George Carlin finished the job. BTW, I think the beauty who had the "bunter" line was his wife, Edie Adams! Kovacs' untimely death in 1962 deprived us all of one of the greatest comedic talents ever.
PS: a few years after we got that Zenith, it got to the point where (at age 10 or so) I couldn't keep it running with tube changes; I salvaged most of the parts (including a huge multi-voltage output power supply separate from the main chassis) and it served as the source of my first basement "junk box" parts inventory. The PSU was used to power several different tube designs for audio, ham gear, etc.
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. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.