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Gord Wait
Works at Epson Research & Development Inc Vancouver Design Center
Attended BCIT
Lives in Delta B.C. Canada
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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And Moon!
Tonight Venus and Mars will be even closer..
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Although Forth is probably "out of vogue" it is very handy for hardware debug. Being able to create new subroutines (words in Forthspeak) on the fly is goodness..
An open-source toolchain for Lattice FPGA, an open-source CPU the J1a and a quick demonstration of Forth programming.
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Interesting how many votes in the comment section are "for" having drones buzzing everyone's private property. Those people are the problem. 

It's NOT ok by any reasonable standard to be buzzing around annoying someone in their private space (FAA claims to owning from 0 feet to infinity are ridiculous, and you know this won't stand). 

When you have several states that make it legal to shoot a human trespasser on your property, there's no way that you can say "but it's ok to fly your drone" at the 1 foot mark over the same property. 

Don't get me wrong, I would love to own a drone and try out some aerial footage, and the drone races look awesome, but all these selfish assholes who interfere with fire and rescue operations, or buzz people's yards, or disturb the peace in beautiful public spaces are ruining it for everyone else. 

Imagine spending a bunch of time and money to visit some amazing place, only to find the air filled with buzzing drones. 

It will be the drone version of this ridiculous scene:

This will not happen, people will not put up with this. The more badly behaved the early adopters are, the worse the legal solution will be when it finally arrives.
How much of your airspace do you actually own? Federal law remains unclear.
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Ops at British Columbia fire called off due to drones, dhs issues terrorist / drone warning. Have a fun weekend.
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A nice walk just a few minutes away from our place..
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hah, yup just looked, your vancouver.
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Those jerks at !!

We recently wrote about a German film distributor that went on a DMCA takedown blitz and managed to send notices for sites that had nothing to do with infringing files (such as IMDB and, er, Techdirt). In a somewhat related story, we learn that...
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hahaha. there it guys adding it to firewalls. "there still here sir, i think their from north korea!"
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Not really wanting to go there, but here's why Google buying Twitter would be horribly stupid:

The technology is dumb. 140 character unlinked "conversations" is no where near as good as the software running Google plus. For a few billion any fool could come up with something far better.

So really, the only value in the acquisition is the user base. It's fairly obvious the actual Twitter user base tends to be anti Google, and have an exceptional dislike of Google plus specifically (especially the tech media).

If Google bought Twitter it would die faster than it is now, as all the twitterati would abandon it in droves.

There are more compelling reasons why Twitter doesn't fit the search giant's needs or ambitions.
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Yes. A very good question. If the TPP is so good for citizens, why is it so secret most politicians don't know anything about it? The Liberal and NDP parties have to show some strength and come out against this. 
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He did it. Stephen Harper dropped the writ and we’re heading into a 78 day election campaign. Oh joy! I’m serious. I intend to have a real conversation with my Conservative MP, the ditzy Joan Crock...
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So awesome! John puts so much soul into his playing.. 
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It was my understanding that many Chinese citizens have been buying gold as a savings mechanism. Will this start a run on gold?
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A few years back Jan and I were in Shanghai and were surprised how many shops were buying and selling gold, even in street markets. The story was the government was encouraging everyone to buy gold..
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Trump is making noise about taking his marbles and forming his own party .. 

Well played Trump, well played! 
Donald Trump said, "Mexicans and other South Americans are sending their murderers and rapists here to the US."
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New Hitler.
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Very tasty! If you're looking to treat yourself give them a try. A great wine list as well.
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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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