43 posts • joined Wednesday 30th April 2008 01:29 GMT
First mention of Mister Creosote...
...comes from this side of the pond? Gawd I'm old.
Mr. Quinn has been brainwashed -- he needed to be "re-tasked" to perform his chores skillfully and unquestioningly by his former employer. Cisco was kind enough to higher a disabled veteran. I have no qualms with Mr. Quinn or his distorted version of the PTSD that hobbles so many soldiers who served their nation. I have a big problem with the senior leadership at Cisco who know not how to support nor to control their managers.
And Cisco does not "put food" on anyone's tables -- the employees earn every penny they get.
...and what Pollyannas come up with these names?
They're just begging for "Generation Crap" to become their de facto handle.
What's the speed of light again, boys?
Can you say "multipath" from those modulated photons bouncing around the room? Gigahertz? I think not -- do the maths. Line of sight (such as inside a fiber waveguide) is super, but the splatter from your modulated desk lamp won't get you much bandwidth.
Google "Mean Free Path" if you't know
... what the value is at STP; Chances are very good that the electrons will bump into something.
Hayden and the others are correct
Rank amateur use of the Photoshop "smudge" tool.
... that is what I was trying to envisage. To bracket the device it is somewhere between a Turing machine and Russian "Memory Water." As Arthur C. Clarke said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
(Let the peer-reviewed journals decide -- we're here for the tussle.)
If old snakes squeak...
...apply old snake oil!
With due deference to Stan Ovshinsky, who has been tilling this field before these young pups were born, can someone reveal the mechanical analogue of the memristor? Resistor, inductor, capacitor can be simulated with drag, mass, spring and the memristor is...what? This puffery reminds me of the ancient claims of a new mechanism: the Rolamite!
If anyone deserves credit in this field it would be Stan and Iris.
(BTW, I am a cranky old coot, and have always been one. When one accepts Thévenin's theorem one must wonder who this Norton guy was, and why he gained any street cred for stating the clearly obvious under the concept of duality. )
Not the best blurb Reg, not the best
C'mon you can do much better and usually do. Reprinting talking points from political hacks and grifters is not informative, only regurgitive.
I'm not amazed the get the heat out of it...
...I'm amazed they can get the signals connections in and out of it. Realllly tiny solder balls? 20 micron bond wires?
...wha..HUH! Is it still the 1960s?
Printable transistors?! Quick, wake up Stan Ovshinsky and tell him that the are finally printing transistors. Just as he promised. In 1964.
Thinking is hard
People don't vacation by going to a museum where they have to use their brain. They go to Disneyworld where stuff is poured into the skull by smiling workers. Fox News predigests all you need to know. Faith is so much easier than logic.
The slippery slope was traversed long ago: The Advertorial blurred the ethical lines and Infotainment erased it.
The Dark Ages have returned and it is blindingly bright.
Back the campus radio station the GM insisted that the Amplimax (or whatever it was called) was to always be active so we could "get out a good strong signal." Yeah, classical music compressed and leveled. No crispness, just a dull roar. Idjits that can't even count to eleven.
I'm a cranky old white guy...
...but I got more than a few snorts and chortles from the young gent's videos. (The timing on the WmHCJrPhD insert was perfect -- Fire on, Jack!)
Is someone proffering some investor bait here?
"on another note, the greentards throw all the guilt on nuclear power, while they actually should on their own governments for not promoting more safety and better waste management *almost all the radioactive waste could be rendered non-radioactive with a bit of research."
No wonder the USA abandoned the Yucca Mountain waste repository! All we need it just a bit more research....
Still with the Supply-Side voodoo?
What, Neutron Jack, Jr. can't depress salaries quickly enough?
And when we Yanks say "education" we mean "training." Not well-rounded, well-read with in-depth knowledge, but well trained in using the latest tools. Classical language, literature -- you know, the stuff you folks on the other side of the pond think (thought?) important -- not so important here.
Sorry, but the education system over here is rotting because teachers can't live on the salaries. Industry is collapsing because the most-recent-quarterly-profit hucksters have gutted the production infrastructure. And young people see how the industry values its workers.
Are these generalizations? Yes. Not every business whores itself to Wall Street, but the lion's share is going to the pigs. And these leaders are correct: it is not sustainable. They should know as they are the ones pushing it into the sea.
I knew a NASA engineer...
...who had a mild case -- but just the facial tics and the occasional upper body twitch. The only profanity he uttered was the day he was reading a newspaper, tic'd and tore it in half, clean down the middle. And who amongst us wouldn't have! It's a tough condition to have even with a great sense of self...and humor.
You sure it's not "Yum!"
They're just saying "Yow" because they are enjoying the fresh microwave popcorn.
Mr. Bear himself does not step on '730
"...6,335,730's essentially identical description of less-important objects being shrunken and more-important objects being emphasized ...."
Mr. Bear and his "contributions" have been emphasized far more than his allotted 15-minutes of fame as a non-contributer to advancing the state-of-the-art. His patents teach nothing unique nor reveal any bleedin' non-obvious ideas... and should tossed. Mr. Bear himself may follow.
(the bullhorn for the flea/drawbridge joke allusion)
Runs on Windows! er, with windows
If it can "use solar energy" must have windows where mirrors can direct sunlight into it. Unless they are thinking that a solar plant can use electricity to break down water into hydrogen and then....
Don't you Brits have as saying about hauling coal to Newcastle? Feh! Not many squeaky snakes around here.
Your mean a.NOM.NOM.NOM.odonts?
Aren't you glad we split 255 years ago?
And you have the big pond keeping us safely at a distance!
(If I promise to spell "colour" properly, may I please repatriate? I'll try to like my beer warm, too.)
A half a century and...
Since the sixties, Stan's phase change amorphous memories have always been "just around the corner from full production."
The guy is good and ya' have to hand it to him: He's been right for half a century. Always just around the corner.
It was time to wipedown the screen anyway
...sickened of reaping hapless fleshies like corn....
Well wordsmithed. Thank you.
I must be old...really old:
No one here has mentioned The Carterphone Decision yet.
Mine's the one with my old Western Electric 1001A DAA in the pocket
Even on the west side of the pond...
...at the place where I work when we need assistance moving a heavy payload most of us ask, "Are you free?" with the proper intonation.
Mine's the one with the coat because I it purchased it in Mens Wear
That's the best part of satire:
Incremental nibbling away at reality!
You "over -the-ponders" don't have to suffer sharing a continent with a bloated radio gas bag named Rush Limbaugh, who is based in Florida. Not everyone living in that state has a name that rhymes with his. Well, many, but not all.
...now includes chasing the undocumented workers out of the orchards.
Mines the one with the exploding microwave popcorn in the pocket. (No! No, it's just melted butter!)