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Comment Re:Electrical Engineer / Computer Engineer (Score 1) 401 401

It's a hell of a lot fuzzier than that. My degree is computer Engineering, but I skewed towards the hardware side of what was offered. Can I design a power regulator like the EE on the other side of the office? No. Can I do digital logic design, ASIC layout, signal integrity, ASIC power distribution, and verification. Yes. I'm only even writing this because I'm waiting for a place and route run to complete.

Comment Re:Quite so! (Score 1) 401 401

I don't know where you're based, but your experience doesn't seem to hold everywhere. I've heard in house that parts of my company are desperate for ASIC physical designers.

I agree that there are a lot of verification openings. I think it's partially because System Verilog/UVM are the hot new thing and part because I've never met an engineer that liked doing verification.

Comment Re:To immediately Godwin the poll... (Score 1) 1270 1270

Wow. That's a very skewed view of history. The first scientists were Christian? There are quite a few Greeks and Romans, among others, who would dispute that if they were alive.

Jesus didn't invent religion, but he changed it. Before him, sin was a death sentence followed by eternal hell. After him, your sins are paid for and your death is temporary.

What? Hell is a largely Christian idea. Many other religions, including ones that predate it, don't have one. For example, Judaism.

Comment Re:Shoddy gadgets from another cheapish country? (Score 1) 378 378

I can't speak for Chicago, but Baltimore used to have traffic cops out during rush hour. They were far more efficient than the lights, which were ignored while they were there. They stopped a few months ago, budget reasons probably, and traffic downtown has gotten a lot worse.

Comment Re:I try not to fly, I let the train take the stra (Score 1) 365 365

I took a sleeper from Lausanne to Rome last year, though I think it was run by the Italians. The car was a bit old, but very comfortable with a nice helpful steward and not losing a day traveling was worth a ton since I only have so many days in my vacation.

TGV from Paris to Lausanne was pretty cool too. I liked how you could hear the warp drive start up when you got to the city limits.

Comment Re:I agree. (Score 2, Interesting) 233 233

The problem is in the first statement. You don't understand.

This is some RTS game on a limited map. In an active engagement, US troops are more than a match for insurgents. But when the enemy can hide anywhere and more anywhere, you must defend everywhere. You need a force that can counter them anywhere they might appear. Hence, you need a much bigger force.

Comment Re:Safety Critical (Score 1) 913 913

Also, at least on a 2005-ish era Toyota Prius, you can not shut off the headlights by shutting off the engine. I believe there is a law that prevents manufacturers from selling a car where the lights are shut off when the engine shuts off, probably to make the totally made up GP post scenario possible.

2010 Subaru Impreza. Turn the car off and the headlights shut off.

The F-15 Eagle: If it's up, we'll shoot it down. If it's down, we'll blow it up. -- A McDonnel-Douglas ad from a few years ago