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Code, Copyright, and Craziness

Posted on 05/24/16 at 9:43 AM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
It's the re-writes to the same form that are pretty murky ... taking anothers work and just re-writing it.

I'm pretty sure that if someone took the messages of all your articles, and re-wrote the same messages into similar but different articles in a w…

Nanoparticle Resists

Posted on 05/23/16 at 4:24 PM by 7nmhangup

2 nm nanoparticles in resists are considered defects not just roughness. Inpria looks closest.

Nanoparticle Resists

Posted on 05/23/16 at 10:56 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think of the nanoparticle-resist concept?

Collaboration Between OPC UA and DDS

Posted on 05/16/16 at 10:46 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
How do you view the distinction between the OPC UA and DDS IoT protocols?

FPGAs for the Masses?

Posted on 05/14/16 at 1:31 PM by alvieboy

"The promise of creating hardware without hardware engineers has been a holy grail for some for many years."

This is similar to the current holy grail of creating software without software engineers. The quality lowered, the software deployment size in…

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Posted on 05/11/16 at 3:08 AM by Huongque93

I don’t believe that we currently actually even understand the full potential of the smart home because we haven’t given developers a means to build apps atop all of the hardware in a home. And the sooner we settle on a robust protocol, the quicker we’ll …

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