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Electrical Engineering Labor Pool Shrinking

imadork Maybe they're Computer Engineers instead? (401 comments)

In the 90's, more Universities started Computer Engineering majors, which combined the digital half of a standard EE degree with the less theoretical half of a standard CS degree. (I know -- I was a year or two too early for CE, so I got an EE instead.) I would bet that any EE job that has a significant embedded software component is called something else now.

about a year ago
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Bill Regulating 3D Printed Guns Announced In NYC

imadork New York City is not its own state (yet) (322 comments)

Please keep in mind that New York City is not it's own state. And the rest of the state is pretty steamed about the recent gun legislation that the Governor jammed through the state legislature. Some upstate sheriffs have even gone so far as to say they will not enforce that legislation, which is a pretty big step for law enforcement to come out and state in public. Gun rights are a twitchy subject here right now, I find it hard to think of any upstate politician who would support any restriction on 3d printing right now.

about a year ago
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NASA Prepares Probes For Suicide Mission

imadork That explains it (65 comments)

Unbeknownst to us, the probes are actually going to hit the secret underground Mayan moon base (where they went after the aliens gave them the technology to leave behind the famine on Earth that would have wiped them out), and they are going to attack on 12/21. You heard it here first!

about a year and a half ago
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Kodak Basement Lab Housed Small Nuclear Reactor

imadork Re:Hey watcha doin? (169 comments)

Hey, where's Perry?

more than 2 years ago
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How Much Of Your Day Is Dedicated Video Games?

imadork Does NetHack count? (308 comments)

Can you play a Video Game with no video?

more than 2 years ago
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Business Cards the Latest Internet Casualty

imadork Re:Only people who are full of shit use them. (243 comments)

Ties cut off circulation to your brain and make you dumber. Wear a tie for too long, and the only job you'll be qualified for will be in Management.

more than 2 years ago
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Roundabout Revolution Sweeping US

imadork Re:About time too (1173 comments)

We Americans are great drivers! We don't need to "prepare" to drive in Europe at all. But tell me, what's that extra pedal for?

more than 3 years ago
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Hijacked Fox News Twitter Account Falsely Claims Obama Shot Dead

imadork I refuse to believe it (290 comments)

until I see the long form death certificate....

more than 3 years ago
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Newt Gingrich's Amazon Book Reviews

imadork Re:Other books (275 comments)

I'd love to read GWB's review of My Pet Goat.

more than 3 years ago
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When it comes to jury service, I ...

imadork Jury trials are overrated. (528 comments)

Who wants their fate decided by a bunch of people who weren't smart enough to figure out how to get out of jury duty?

more than 3 years ago
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Help Build the World's First Community-Funded CPU ASIC

imadork Re:Open Source design tools? (140 comments)

Seems to me you'd be better off implementing your Open-Source Hardware as FPGA's, anyway. You can get a lot of logic for a reasonable price, and the vendors are giving away the design tools for the cheap parts for free.

more than 3 years ago
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Help Build the World's First Community-Funded CPU ASIC

imadork Open Source design tools? (140 comments)

What is the current state of Open Source ASIC Synthesis and Layout tools? It does nobody any good to have an open RTL core if you need to pay the Synopsys tax (on top of the foundry NRE) to implement it.

more than 3 years ago
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Robot Throws First Pitch At Phillies Game

imadork Identify the strike zone? (92 comments)

That makes him better than all the Mets human pitchers. They should sign him!

- sad Mets fan

more than 3 years ago
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Is Apple Turning Into the Next "Evil Empire"?

imadork Not sure about the "evil" bit.... (722 comments)

But I am sure that if Microsoft had been technologically able to pull the stuff Apple is pulling now, they would have been broken up in 2000. Where are the cries to break up Apple?

more than 3 years ago
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Egyptian Father Names His Daughter "Facebook"

imadork Re:Huh? (162 comments)

I've heard it said many times before that politicians and diapers should be changed frequently, and often for the same reasons.

more than 3 years ago
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In case of a blackout, batteries etc. will give me ...

imadork Missing Poll Option (328 comments)

I have a backup generator, it depends on how much gas I have on hand.

more than 3 years ago
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After MS-Nokia Pact, Many Nokia Workers Walk Out In Protest

imadork Re:Doh! (601 comments)

Or Kodak hiring a former HP exec to be its CEO and then turning Kodak into a printer company.

more than 3 years ago
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Unwise — Search History of Murder Methods

imadork Re:Polarity? (532 comments)

It's one of those new Star Trek swimming pools. If you ever need to fix it, switching the polarity is risky, but it just might work!

more than 3 years ago

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