Am I the only one that misread the summary?
Exactly. All the narcissistic signs are there (hence my RDF post). Industry needs some of that, but too much and you end up with an empire sitting on $100Bn of other people's money and building fc*king James Bond Baddie HQs shaped like the last scene from Close Encounters.
And inherits his RDF.
Every purchase has an emotional dimension. Judging by my friends who own iPhones, I'd say it is considerably higher than average in this case. One even said he decided not to buy another iPhone, but went ahead and did it anyway. He couldn't explain why, and seemed totally happy with that.
Making the EU an even safer haven for terrorists means I will have to take off my shoes again at the airport and probably endure all kinds of suspicion from my "allies".
Wow - thanks for the detail. I spent two years working on a Defib tester with an option on a Pacer tester and for an EE the details can take some learning, especially when your client is in marketing. Most of the two years was spent grappling with immature technology and on UI, though I did have a bit of fun with pulsed biphasic capture in the early days.
Have you ever considered contributing to Wikipedia?
Since ceramic got so good, I haven't needed to specify Tantalum in any of my designs for 5 or more years. In my experience, it is mostly inertia / laziness that keeps designers from exploring alternatives.
Like most engineers, I enjoy the challenge when someone says "you have to use tantalum - nothing else will work". True, Y5V Ceramic has highly voltage-dependent capacitance. So what? Often it's ESR and not absolute capacitance you need, anyway.
"In God we trust"
So there are lots of guns, and the cop gangs carry lots more guns just in case. But in practice there's no "just in case" and SOP is to go in with maximum suppressive cover.
It's no surprise stuff like this happens given the parameters the system has been setup with. And there's no easy way back, because of grass-roots indoctrination of the *illusion*. Stupidity and aggression are easy bedfellows.
You wouldn't want the audio most DSLRs offer. Serious users are already using external recorders like the Zoom H1.
This guy sounds just like my boss (and company co-owner), with whom I have worked for 20-odd years and find we make a great team. He's a great engineer, but we're polar opposites in some ways. In those 20 years I have taken time to appreciate some of his qualities like carelessness in a "glass half-full" kind of way, and even find myself becoming more like him, especially in the pragmatic ways you describe.
My advice is stick to what you do best - some people are best in the details, others in the broad sweep. Take time to understand, be patient and even humble if company culture allows it.
Do you think it's possible my world is different from your world? So lay off the ad-hom.
Unless you are supporting a legacy system or require ultra-high temperature or rad-hard parts, why the 8051? Put another way - why do you need a new tool for an old part? I was using Keil v4 around 20 years ago on some 87x51 part. It was okay.
Keil and IAR do work (though IAR's AVR32 is still rubbish). But they are expensive and often come with a dongle or other machine-locked keys, which are ALWAYS a problem.
So many fallacies! It's too beautiful!
Exactly. Uncommonly for Slashdot, the psychological aspect has been *completely* ignored. It's *obvious* that a great deal of neural training takes place in musicians and other folks working in the field, and this is being broadly dissed, largely due to ignorance, with a bit of prejudice added for good measure.
I have downloaded tracks *meant* to be FLAC, listened to them and gone "NAH", then run them in Audition only to see tell-tale dynamic bandwidth limiting endemic in MP3s.