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In an arcade with only the following games ...

EdA Re:Shitty arcade (283 comments)

I selected pinball, because there was no ZAXXON.

I recently went to an arcade with 75+ pinball machines and played only pinball except for Zaxxon.

about a year ago
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BMW Debuts First Electric Vehicle Made Primarily of Carbon Fiber

EdA Compliance vehical (164 comments)

There's really nothing to see here, it is just a compliance vehicle. Move on.

Happy Tesla Model S owner.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos?

EdA Try a few of them (350 comments)

When I got my first digital camera I sent about $10 worth of the same images to two vendors (Snapfish and Kodak) then I compared the results.
Kodak won hands down. I could have tried a larger set of services. Kodak had a scenario where you could pick up the prints at CVS or Walgreens with no shipping charges, but that ended I think. So you may want to take into account how to avoid shipping. /Ed

more than 2 years ago
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Why Broadband Prices Haven't Decreased

EdA Re:One word (336 comments)

slashdotted

more than 4 years ago
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Worst Working Conditions You Had To Write Code In?

EdA Unheated warehouse (1127 comments)

On my first business trip I went to Australia, left 90F weather for 45F. After 26 hours of travel I went right from the airport to the unheated warehouse where we were staging for a trade show.
Half of my equipment didn't show up so I had to recode my demo with the equipment that had arrived. The software package was buggy and if you did certain operations you'd lose your work.

The warehouse had 2 refrigerators, one with all beer. The other was all chocolate. /Ed

more than 5 years ago
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How Do I Talk To 4th Graders About IT?

EdA ASIC guy's prespective... (531 comments)

I talked about the importance of studying Math and Science, defined what an engineer was and talked about the semiconductor revolution engulfing the planet...

I brought **loads** of props they could pass around the room:

1.) vacuum tube (I kept this), transistor, 1980's ASIC, 1990's ASIC, 2000's ASIC
2.) I talked about Moore's law and drew the shrinking linewidths compared to a human hair
3.) I bought a diskette, CD, DVD asking how much data they thought was on each and showed the amount on the board
4.) Showed them how they can count to 32 (0..31) on one hand
5.) Then I tied all of this stuff back to the things they know and love, iPods, cell phones, Gameboy's, etc.

But then again, I'm an ASIC guy. /Ed

more than 6 years ago

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