Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 4 / 9   >   >>
mhrackin
User Rank
Author
Re: How to Avoid Getting Sick
mhrackin   9/3/2014 2:20:19 PM
NO RATINGS
Re "We are being hoisted by our own petards, as it were...

Have you been watching that "Virus wipes out the world" mini-series:"

Since I have an aunt who is an Ivy League Professor of English Emeritus (and a renowned authority on Shakespeare), I feel compelled to point out that the proper citation is "HOIST by one's own petard...."

While I rarely watch much TV anymore (including scifi-ish programs, despite having been a voracious reader of that type of literature for a great many years), I suspect (without even having heard of said program) that such is likely as the ending of human history: "NOT WITH A BANG, BUT A WHIMPER..."   On a similar note (IIRC) EM Forster, "The Machine Stops."

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Zinc
Max The Magnificent   9/3/2014 2:04:05 PM
NO RATINGS
@Elizabeth: ...the corporate jet might be going that direction although probably not with me on it.

Tell them that you could personally introduce them to one of EE Times' brightest stars (if no one important turns up, you can introduce them to me LOL)

 

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: How to Avoid Getting Sick
Max The Magnificent   9/3/2014 2:01:40 PM
NO RATINGS
@mhrackin: Furthermore, those gels are a major contributor to the rate at which the little buggers mutate into anti-biotic resistant forms!

We are being hoisted by our own petards, as it were...

Have you been watching that "Virus wipes out the world" mini-series on TV caled "The Last Ship" -- the way I feel at the moment makes that seem particularly relevant to me.

mhrackin
User Rank
Author
Re: Zinc
mhrackin   9/3/2014 1:57:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Re " the corporate jet might be going that direction although probably not with me on it.":  you might try volunteering to help them transport goodies from the boneyard home!

mhrackin
User Rank
Author
Re: How to Avoid Getting Sick
mhrackin   9/3/2014 1:54:48 PM
NO RATINGS
PS: I am writing from home whilst recovering from a cold that has been passed around my office..... milder symptoms than yours, but still annoying!

mhrackin
User Rank
Author
Re: How to Avoid Getting Sick
mhrackin   9/3/2014 1:51:20 PM
NO RATINGS
Max, you are on target!  Many recent studies show that old-fashioned soap and water works better than the "high-priced spreads" in terms of killing off the bad guys.  Furthermore, those gels are a major contributor to the rate at which the little buggers mutate into anti-biotic resistant forms!

elizabethsimon
User Rank
Author
Re: Zinc
elizabethsimon   9/3/2014 1:49:49 PM
NO RATINGS
Since the company president and two VPs are hams, I doubt that I could convince them that it was a working trip. On the other hand it does somewhat improve the possibility that the corporate jet might be going that direction although probably not with me on it.

I might have better luck convincing them that I could learn all kinds of useful things at EElive... Need to think about this.

 

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Zinc
Max The Magnificent   9/3/2014 12:04:06 PM
NO RATINGS
@Elizabeth: I need to make a count of vacation days etc.

Maybe you could persuade your boss that this was a working trip... making useful contacts... if they don't count this against your vacation, you'll pay your own expenses... just a thought...

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: How to Avoid Getting Sick
Max The Magnificent   9/3/2014 12:02:10 PM
NO RATINGS
@JCBond: ...I became very disciplined about using anti-bacterial hand-cleaners...

I've heard negative things about those -- that they kill some bacteria but leave others and that thsi is not a good thing -- personally I prefer soap and water for most occasions...

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Real-time health checks
Max The Magnificent   9/3/2014 11:59:56 AM
NO RATINGS
@antedeluvian: I spent the day in London hugging a toilet bowl.

We really need to find you some friends LOL

<<   <   Page 4 / 9   >   >>


Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
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.

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...
Vincent Ching, applications engineer at Avago Technologies, ...
The LT®6375 is a unity-gain difference amplifier which ...
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
10:35
The LTC®2983 measures a wide variety of temperature sensors ...
The LTC®3886 is a dual PolyPhase DC/DC synchronous ...
The LTC®2348-18 is an 18-bit, low noise 8-channel ...
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...