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David Anders (prpplague)
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So long Mr.Garibaldi.....Safe travels...
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36918773
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We have not seen an official announcement on this yet, but it looks like a new album from pioneering synthesist Vangelis is on the way. The new Vangelis album, Rosetta, is showing up in several onl…
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this seems to be happening a lot lately in the open source world....
3D design files, hardware gadgets, and code snippets...
Firm demanded $120 from Carol Highsmith for alleged copyright violation of her own photo.
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one of my all time favorite characters and actors.... R.I.P.
 
Jerry Doyle -- best known for his role on "Babylon 5" -- died Wednesday.
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+Måns Rullgård  You could say that about almost any show. The number of truly ground breaking shows is minimal. The reasons I liked it? I like the genre. The show has far reaching storylines when its competitors were episodic. Care was taken to get things as consistent as possible.
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On the man who founded TRW and helped develop the Atlas rocket. "IEEE Fellow Simon Ramo cofounded TRW, a defense contractor that developed the intercontinental ballistic missile. The ICBM, meant to carry nuclear weapons, wound up launching the first U.S. manned missions to space.

Ramo also was known for having a wry sense of humor. In the 1950s, when one of TRW’s first missiles rose about 15 centimeters off the ground before toppling over and exploding, Ramo reportedly beamed and said, “Now that we know the thing can fly, all we have to do is improve its range a bit.”

Ramo, known as the “R” in TRW or simply “Si” to his friends and family, died on 27 June at the age of 103.
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Ramo and Wooldridge left [Hughes Aircraft Co.] in 1953 to form Ramo-Wooldridge Corp. in Los Angeles. The same year, U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration awarded a contract to the new company to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles for the Air Force. ICBMs were designed to deliver nuclear weapons.

In essence, Eisenhower entrusted a project that he considered more complex than building the atomic bomb to two young scientists who, at the time, were working out of a former barbershop. With the contract in hand, Ramo and Wooldridge moved to larger quarters—an empty church in Inglewood, Calif.—where they removed pews to make room for their workshop.

In 1958 Ramo-Wooldridge’s Atlas rocket carried the U.S. Army SCORE (Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay) satellite more than 8,000 kilometers downrange. Atlas could deliver a nuclear warhead up to that distance in less than 60 minutes. The rocket was never used for that purpose, however. Before its military use ended in 1965, Atlas had placed four astronauts in Earth’s orbit as part of NASA’s Project Mercury. The rocket was also the foundation for a family of space-launch vehicles including the Atlas Agena and the Atlas Centaur.

Ramo-Wooldridge merged in 1958 with Thompson Products, a manufacturer of aircraft engine components—becoming Thompson Ramo Wooldridge, or TRW."
The Life Fellow and TRW cofounder helped develop the intercontinental ballistic missile
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Hey people! For the past three years, I've been posting links to my tech website's articles in two places: here, and at the page for LinuxGizmos.com, which recently became HackerBoards.com. Starting  tomorrow, I will only do the latter. So for those who want to keep following my posts, please follow https://plus.google.com/+LinuxGizmos/posts
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with the intel layoffs earlier this year, it sounds like the market is changing for "WINTEL" ....
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:( I wouldn't mind being forced another direction. :)
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We are pleased to announce that an image of Ubuntu Core is officially available for uCRobotics’ Bubblegum-96 board. The board sports an optimised Actions‘ s900 Quad-core ARM 64-bit Cortex-A53 processor running at 1.8GHz and 600MHz PowerVR G6230 high-quality graphics with 2GB of DRAM and USB 3.0 support. This makes it one of the most powerful commercial edition Linaro 96Boards and the third Linaro board enabled on Ubuntu Core. Canonical along with...
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Given up caring, just another Android board running an Android clone as far as I am concerned!
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If they're copying and pasting your Amazon description verbatim, I wonder if a copyright strike on them for duplicating your wording might be an effective tactic?
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I should be there this year after taking a year off :-D
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Open Hardware Design Engineer
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  • Intel
    Open Hardware Design Engineer, 21045 - present
  • CircuitCo
    Embedded Systems Developer, 2013 - 2015
  • Texas Instruments
    Embedded Linux Developer, 2010 - 2013
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Embedded Linux Developer
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I am an embedded systems engineer specializing in the integration of hardware and software at the lowest levels utilizing Open Source tools, bootloaders, and operating systems such as Linux to rapidly produce quality products. Past product developments have included the TCSX-1 thin client for Advantage Business Computer Systems, the M5900 handheld for American Microsystems Ltd., and the PandaBoard for Texas Instruments.

My specialty is complex problem solving to provide rapid solutions to both hardware and software issues. This includes reverse engineering existing legacy projects as well as processing, assimilating and filtering large amounts of datasheets, schematics, software source code, and management specifications.

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Dallas, Texas
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Longview, Texas - Bridgetown, Barbados