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Gord Wait
Works at Epson Research & Development Inc Vancouver Design Center
Attended BCIT
Lives in Delta B.C. Canada
Collections Gord is following
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
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
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And Moon!
Tonight Venus and Mars will be even closer..
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Wow! Nice photos!
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Crows, jays, and nutcrackers have co-evolved with trees for good reason.
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+Andrey Cherneha if you read the whole article, you'll see why most people see Mr Musk as the primary founder. Here's what I mean:

"In October of that year, Musk made the decision that would terminate its other Internet banking operations and focus on the PayPal money service.[19] The company was then renamed PayPal in 2001,[20] and expanded rapidly..." was Elon Musk's company. Hence my assertion "PayPal as it is today."
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Something should give but there's no let up in the near future..
It's missing a few shingles, the bathroom wall shows some rot and it needs a paint job, but a tiny home in a tony Vancouver neighbourhood has been listed for nearly $2.4 million — a price experts say sums up the state of the city's housing market.
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It will continue until this runs out of steam:

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In "completely unrelated news", the weapons industry is thriving.

President Eisenhower:
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex.
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The quote is from President Eisenhower's farewell address. It is not something he could have acted upon. Just one of his nightmares ... which came true!
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How to download this?
I used to sing this at the restaurant with my friend Peter on piano. I think I do a respectable version.. ;)
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There's a bunch of scripts (probably Perl) on for downloading content from different websites on a Unix like OS. I'm not sure if they have been kept up to date.
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I didn't realize his short stories came first.
I used to buy Omni magazine, and I recall reading Johnny Mnemonic in one issue.. 
William Gibson ‘had so very little idea of how to write a novel’ when he was commissioned to come up with a manuscript
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The sky was black with "NO SIGNAL" across it in white letters.
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It worked.. Good idea to review anyways..
Gizmodo: You Can Get 2GB of Free Google Drive Storage Today.
Want some more space for your documents? Of course you do. Well, you can grab 2GB of extra capacity on Google Drive for free today. Here’s how.
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I was too late.
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Yeah, not surprised. 
An esteemed reader writes: Curious about the various telemetry and personal information being collected by Windows 10, one user installed Windows 10 Enterprise and disabled all of the telemetry and reporting options. Then he configured his router to log all the connections that happened anyway. Even...
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Not listed: the clock using by default. Maybe W10 doesn't use NTP.

That should always be changed to (XX = your country's TLD or the nearest one on the network) for more efficient time sync.

I run only Linux. Some of the distributions have "call home" features, but they are all reasonably harmless or can be edited easily.
Some of them are useful: Debian has a tool called "popularity contest" which tracks what software packages get installed and used. It's optional, and anonymous. The stats are used to decide what goes on Disc One of the DVD and CD releases.
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Black & Decker B2200 Breadmaker. A "Cargo Cult Product".
IE It looks very much like a breadmaker, but it doesn't really function.

It did look enough like a breadmaker to separate me from my cash...

We need a much more concise replacement for the "Cargo Cult" concept. The definition is a bit long winded..

I first read about it in Richard Feynman's book "Surely You're Joking Dr. Fenyman":

In the South Seas there is a cargo cult of people. During the war they saw airplanes land with lots of good materials, and they want the same thing to happen now. So they've arranged to imitate things like runways, to put fires along the sides of the runways, to make a wooden hut for a man to sit in, with two wooden pieces on his head like headphones and bars of bamboo sticking out like antennas—he's the controller—and they wait for the airplanes to land. They're doing everything right. The form is perfect. It looks exactly the way it looked before. But it doesn't work. No airplanes land. So I call these things cargo cult science, because they follow all the apparent precepts and forms of scientific investigation, but they're missing something essential, because the planes don't land.

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When attack ads make the victim look like the good guy..

Hilarious.. "See, he's actually a rational human being, not the foaming at the mouth nutbar type that properly represents the Republican party!"
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In case I forget I live in Canada..
We drove from Vancouver into the interior of B.C. (staying with friends in the Okanagan for the weekend)

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Have lived most of my life in the north, so snow does not bother me. I do hate the slushy snow in the Lower Mainland..

Love winter sports.. So need the snow to enjoy life.. 
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Seth's Blog: We have Ebola

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The Enbridge 21 | Need to hear from you right now!

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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'

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Why Microsoft Word must Die - Charlie's Diary

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A Brief History of Buildings That Melt Things

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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...

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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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