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Gord Wait
Works at Epson Research & Development Inc Vancouver Design Center
Attended BCIT
Lives in Delta B.C. Canada


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And Moon!
Tonight Venus and Mars will be even closer..
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I know, right?? WTF Canada!
So that thing I can't talk about is looking more likely to happen, and the rest of my 2015 is looking increasingly hectic, so (with the exception of the occasional Nowa Fantastique reprint) any blog posts I'm likely to make for the next little while will be short on deeply researched science and ...
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America, you're dead wrong on gun control.
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An online discussion about gun control in the USA!
Not today, Satan, not today!
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Gah! Your stupid app launch screen doesn't need to hover in my face while you take 2 minutes to launch! 
Just let me know when you're ready to do work dammit!
(I'm good.. I'm good...)
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We need to pass along the urgency of this message to the youth in our lives. 

We need our youth the vote! If politics doesn't interest you, and you are yet to understand or take note of the issues, that's OK. We understand. Been there. But this ONE TIME believe the rest of us when we say "we need you". Then you can look back and say "I remember the first election I voted in because my mom/ dad/. aunt/ neighbour/ teacher begged me to vote! It was HISTORIC! We wiped the conservatives off the map!"

You can thank us later.
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Used to play a game called liars dice, the loser had to eat a small Scotch Bonnet and show it chewed up on the tongue. Can't do that anymore!!
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It's missing the hottest pepper in the world (Carolina Reaper).

Is Trinidad Scorpion the same as Moruga Scorpion?
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Too pricey still, but this could be a lot of fun to try out..
+Alex Burton build me one :)

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Some of these are effing brilliant. And it's all true. Sorry.
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True north, strong and free.
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our government will only protect us from ISIS. what are they going to do about this real threat?
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Nuts, wish I'd taken a detour to the restaurant this morning!
Paired with our great coffee these are a knockout!   
Paired with our great coffee these are a knockout!   
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A Plutonian Landscape | NASA's New Horizons
This shadowy landscape of majestic mountains and icy plains stretches toward the horizon of a small, distant world. It was captured from a range of about 18,000 kilometers when New Horizons looked back toward Pluto, 15 minutes after the spacecraft's closest approach on July 14. The dramatic, low-angle, near-twilight scene follows rugged mountains still popularly known as Norgay Montes from foreground left, and Hillary Montes along the horizon, giving way to smooth Sputnik Planum at right. Layers of Pluto's tenuous atmosphere are also revealed in the backlit view. With a strangely familiar appearance, the frigid terrain likely includes ices of nitrogen and carbon monoxide with water-ice mountains rising up to 3,500 meters (11,000 feet). That's comparable in height to the majestic mountains of planet Earth. This Plutonian landscape is 380 kilometers (230 miles) across.

Image Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins Univ./APL, Southwest Research Institute

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+Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD) 

#NASA #Space #Pluto #Astronomy #Science #Dwarf #Planet
#NewHorizons #Spacecraft #JPL #KuiperBelt #SolarSystem #MSFC #JohnHopkins #JHUAPL #APL #STEM #Education #PlutoFlyby
#Exploration #History #SwRI #SouthwestResearchInstitute #APoD
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Musician, Technology, Electronics Engineering, Restaurateur(!), Internet geek, Travel..
Musician, Electronics Engineering, Restaurateur, Internet Geek, Travel.
Bragging rights
Co Owner of a great little seaside restaurant in White Rock called Jan's on the Beach!
  • BCIT
  • Steveston Senior Secondary
  • Palmer Junior Secondary
  • Blundell Elementary
  • Hard Knocks
  • Steveston Secondary School
    1978 - 1979
Basic Information
Electronics and FPGA Design, Restaurateur
  • Epson Research & Development Inc Vancouver Design Center
    Hardware Engineer, 2013 - present
  • S.E.L.
    Lead Hardware Engineer, 2011 - 2013
  • Lighthaus Logic Inc
    Electronics and FPGA Design, 2006 - 2011
  • Q Imaging
  • Spectrum Signal Processing
  • SMOS Systems (Seiko Epson)
  • Cubicomp
  • Gemini Technology
  • Vertigo Imaging
    Electronics Engineering
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Delta B.C. Canada
Mostly Richmond B.C. Canada - Delta B.C. - Vancouver Area - Edmonton - Saskatoon - Ottawa - Lethbridge
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CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?" - Charlie's Diary

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Video: NYPD try to stop skateboard race down Broadway

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Mel Blanc's radio show: 40+ free, downloadable episodes

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Rocket launch filmed by drone

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Malala to Obama: US use of drones is 'fueling terrorism'

Young author and human rights advocate Malala Yousafzai had quite a tour of the United States this week. In the video above, she ma...

Why Microsoft Word must Die - Charlie's Diary

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A Brief History of Buildings That Melt Things

In London this week, a parabolic "death ray" of sunshine--reflected off of London's newest skyscraper--is destroying luxury cars, starting f

On Syria - Charlie's Diary

(Note: My Snowden/sociology piece has spawned a longer essay on the same subject area, in Foreign Policy.) And I'm sorry, but I can't stay a

I Met The World's Smartest Dog

"Chaser, this is Dan. Chaser! This is Dan," said Deb Pilley, a classical musician who goes by the name Pilley Bianchi professionally and sig

What are you thinking, Mr. President? — BuzzMachine

I wrote this for the Guardian, where the discussion is quite lively, approaching 1,500 comments. I'm posting it here a few days later for th

Why We "Got Milk": Scientific American

When a single genetic mutation first let ancient Europeans drink milk, it set the stage for a continental upheaval


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Schneier on Security: Blowback from the NSA Surveillance

But there are unintended consequences of the NSA scandal that will undermine U.S. foreign policy interests -- in particular, the "Internet F

My week with the 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV

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Schneier on Security: A Really Good Article on How Easy it Is to Crack P...

The list of "plains," as many crackers refer to deciphered hashes, contains the usual list of commonly used passcodes that are found in virt

What Kills Big Companies? - The Story of Telling

Most companies falter not because they don't do what they do well, but because they don't understand why that matters to their customers.

Interview with Top Chef Canada Competitor Matt Stowe | Vancouver Foodster

The other day I had lunch with Chef Matt Stowe at Cactus Club Coal Harbour restaurant, sitting by the window overlooking the stunning view o

Florida's Redlight Program Designed To Make Driving More Dangerous By Sh...

For years, we've been critics of red light cameras, which have been shown time and time again to actually increase accidents rather than dec

Very tasty! If you're looking to treat yourself give them a try. A great wine list as well.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Shopping while hungry - so many tasty things here!
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Knowledgeable and friendly staff, and the beer came out great!
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A great lunch! The butter chicken is excellent!
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Since when is a neighborhood pub supposed to be a rave party? Can't hear yourself think in this place. At least the 18 year olds are having fun..
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