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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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Wow! Nice photos!
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The argument for keeping them running? Crime will explode if the cameras are turned off. Oh and "Terrorists!"

They forgot "Think of the children!"

Think of the big surveillance budgets going down the drain, and a rise in unemployed professional watchers.

CCTV cameras in towns and cities across the country are being switched off by councils who cannot afford to keep them running, making it “increasingly difficult” for police to investigate serious crimes, the Government’s surveillance camera watchdog has warned.
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I cannot think of a duller way to spend your time than staring at monitors on the off chance you might detect a crime. 
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I'm an emacs user from way back, (1984 ?) and probably right in the target market for this new book, but at $35 US I'm going to pass.

Wonder how many more he would sell at $5 each?

Looks like some good articles on the website though..

My ebook Mastering Emacs is now out. After nearly a year of working on it I am pleased to announce that my ebook is finally out. image. Learn more about the book. Over the coming weeks I plan on writing a post-mortem mixed with a general guide to writing a book in Emacs.
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Eight different kinds of beer on board??

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they claimed to have smelled charred wood? Wild. It's been centuries. Don't understand why the 8 different beers were included in the sentence that indicated they had all the accoutrements needed for including the beers. I don't remember us having more than Bud, Miller, & PBR in Vn.
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Please let this be true. I'm skeptical...
Fantastic read.

#BillC51 #stopharper 
Stephen Harper should worry. If public opinion polls are any barometer, support for his so-called 'anti-terror' law, Bill C-51, is fading fast. The more people learn about the bill, the more they loathe it. The latest poll shows that 56 per cent of Canadians now oppose C-51 — including a growing number of Conservative supporters.
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Harper is just trying an artificial fear tactic. Canadians are not that stupid. So stand up. 
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Similar to my snappy comeback to creationists: "Your lack of imagination doesn't disprove evolution."
People who say otherwise are making an "Alien of the Gaps" argument...
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+Janet Wait and I got to visit Whistler twice in a few weeks recently, here's a few more photos that made it through the chopping block.. ;)
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And it also (wants to) eat picnic leftovers..

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While browsing for ways to make an online quiz for our restaurant staff, I came across this interesting project. Going to give the Apps Ninja quiz a try myself!

(Seems like Google Forms with some scripting to auto score test results is the way to go, btw..)
It looks like word finally broke on Twitter yesterday about a project I've been working on for about 5 or 6 weeks at my school. It started as a “I wonder what would happen if….” project and has turned into a pretty awe inspiring, self-motivated, get-out-of-their-way, dare I say fun project.
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Comet 67P: Hathor Cliffs and Seth Region | ESA Rosetta Mission
This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on October 23, 2014 from a distance of 9.8 km from the comet center. The average image scale is approximately 83 cm/pixel and the image measures about 850 m across. The image has been lightly processed to reveal details of the background cliffs and the faint glow of activity.
Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

+European Space Agency, ESA 
+DLR, German Aerospace Center 

#ESA #Space #Astronomy #Science #Comet #Rosetta #Spacecraft
#Comet67P #Churyumov #Gerasimenko #Cosmos #Universe
#Navcam #DLR 
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Seems to me these machines should be forced to undergo hackathon contests like all current web browsers are subject to:
Virginia decertifies device that used weak passwords and wasn't updated in 10 years.
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Well.. ain't that some shit.
I'm surprised th--  wait... no I'm not.
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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

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

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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

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My week with the 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV

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What Kills Big Companies? - The Story of Telling

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Interview with Top Chef Canada Competitor Matt Stowe | Vancouver Foodster

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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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