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42 - The ultimate answer.  I have my towel, do you?

For 1978, this SciFi was fairly prophetic.  Of-course it overlapped and came behind many Scifi series such as the just released StarWars sequel and/or was based on parody of real science... shoulders of giants and all.

List some things HHGTTG predicted in the comments

- E-Readers & Tablets (The e-book)
- Knowledgebases with sometimes questionable accuracy - ie: Wikipedia, IMDB (the guide)
- Universal Translators (Babel fish/Google)
- Comedic and/or completely unfactual knowledgebases - ie: The Onion, the HHGTTG (self-fulfilling)
- Animal intelligence - ie: Dolphins and Mice are smarter than we used to give them credit for
- AI Robotics: Marvin
- Quantum technology: Improbability drive
- Terraforming
- The importance of interstates and the use imminent domain to build them
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R.I.P Joe.
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A true friend who will be greatly missed :(
R.I.P Joe
 
+Joe Philley  has passed. I am his son in law and I know how important this group was to him. He was a good man and will be missed. 
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You may remember the First Saturday / Benefit we had for Shannon that was a huge success... such as success that she has a real chance with just a little more help.
 
Please help my dear family friend get a much needed trial study treatment. Any amount appreciated. If we all gave up just one thing (that we probably need to anyways) like foo-foo coffee, a candy bar, whatever your vice may be, that's approximately $30 right there! We can do this! And any amount you can do to help is appreciated! God Bless You!
So as many of you know, I was diagnosed with Stage III Lung Cancer in January of this year.  Since then I have gone through several rounds of chemotherapy & radiation..... which hasn't always been the easiest due to the weakness, nausea, sickies, pain, frustration, etc that comes with that.  But...
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Peoria's FS Friday night get-together.
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Joe came to Peoria IL for our FS and to support Shannon's benefit.  Such a kind soul and good friend.
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Joe Philley has passed away, and will be greatly missed by us all. Please join FG in paying tribute to this amazing man that has impacted so many of our lives by submitting photos of yourself and Joe, videos of him, happy stories about him, and pictures of bacon that you've cooked in his honor.

Joe was also a huge advocate for good cross faction relations. Get together with your foes and lets some some cross faction field art to help remember what a huge impact he has been to this community!
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Comment on my posts and I may add you back, I subscribe to the asymmetric following theory.

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  • Electronics Engineer
  • Many types of geek:  Electronics, Computers, Woodworking, Metalwork, Outdoors, Automobiles, Mechanical, Boating
  • Jack of many trades, Master of a few.
  • In a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.  At-least enough to be dangerous in most things
  • Willing to tackle any challenge, but humble and smart enough to know when it's time to call in the experts or buy/borrow/rent the heavy equipment
  • If the task can be accomplished by someone who's not a 10 year veteran with millions of dollars worth of tools, I will usually attempt to learn the skill, buy the tools, and do the job myself
A few specifics
  • Build my own computers and networks
  • Do all my own home repairs
  • My Chevy truck has 302,000 miles, mostly self-maintained.

Preferences
  • Operating Systems: Ubuntu Linux, Android, Windows
  • Electronics CAD: Altium P-CAD 2006 (Heavy dislike for the new designer platform)
  • Automobile: Chevrolet Trucks, Dodge Cars
  • Tools: DeWalt, Craftsman, Stanley, Fluke, Agilent
  • Sports: Those I'm actually participating at-least peripherally in
Work Duties
  • Design schematic and pcb for new electronic products
  • Lead product teams for new product designs
  • PCB design and layout
  • Software specification and testing
  • Mechanical specification and testing
  • Life cycle testing
  • Component selection and sourcing
  • Equipment maintenance, training and support, Robotic and Non-Robotic
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Product safety & FMEA
  • Standards based design: UL, CSA, CE
  • Support production of current and legacy electronic products
  • Industrial machinery consulting for Plastics assembly
  • IT and phone infrastructure and support for my remote location
  • Data retention
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Peoria, IL
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Green Rock, IL - Colona, IL - Pekin, IL
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Great lunch buffet. Popular St Louis style pizza. New and clean facilities. Friendly and helpful staff. Great service.
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