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Worked at MStar Semiconductor
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A thing of beauty.
This is no very striking resemblance of your own character, I am sure.
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Yeah rockets! Controlled descent and landing with backup parachute option. Wonderful.
 
Meet #DragonV2, SpaceX's next gen spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to space. www.spacex.com/webcast
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Internet hivemind! We have an iPhone 3GS that we use for games for Sam. A couple don't want to run. Should I try iOS7?
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The Wilksch WAM engine programme are one of the most exciting new aero-engine programmes around at the moment. The 2-stroke diesel cycle is so obviously the right fit technology for aero-engines.
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Hello Internets. We've decided the Lupo is at the end of its viable lifetime.
So, tell me about your cars -- what would you recommend? What would you avoid?

I'm going to try and sort something ASAP so we don't have to worry about all this over Christmas. Looking for diesel, bigger than a Lupo. Things in mind that we've found good examples of are Golfs, Passats, Ibizas, Leons, Volvo V50s, Toyota Aurises.

Tell me your wisdoms plz.
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We've got a Ford Cmax (think fat focus) after +Andrew McLachlan  recommended it. Can't fault it. I've got the petrol but AMcL's git the diesel. Cheap on maintenance as it's a ford. Very reliable. Boot space is massive as is the space on the rear seat.
Dead quiet on the motorway.
I had it when I lived in the colonies and you'd be amazed how small a space you can wedge it into.
I think it has a wheelbase similar to the normal focus, it's just that the back of the car stays up high instead of dropping down like the ford.
Also very comfy to drive.
And the biggest plus - front windscreen demister. So so brilliant in cold damn winters. Wouldn't but a car without one ever again.
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Demolition of a building on the corner of St Andrew's Square.

I've been returning to the same spot occasionally over the last few days, to grab images of the demolition as it proceeds, then using #Autostitch  to align and blend the images, to show the ghost of what used to be there.
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Oh... hm, I guess at some point I must have set YouTube to link everything I upload there on here. D'oh.
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A little relieved but mostly annoyed that the fact that my Sun Type 7 keyboard stopped working on my ThinkPad seems to be some sort of Windows issue. Now I have two working Type 7 keyboards, but have to use a Type 6 with a dodgy 'x' key. Grr.
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A man has planted a rainbow flag at the top of Uganda's highest mountain, to protest the country's anti-gay laws.
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I know I'm getting a bit ahead of myself here, but this is the sort of thing that warrants a bit of forethought.

So, a question: if you were planning on making a sightseeing trip, starting round the East of Scotland, with a radius of about 100 miles, what would be your most highly recommended sights to see?

Note: must be impressive and worthwhile from about 2000' in the air.
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You probably already know, but we open in April with two evening launch events on the 17th & 18th - check out the helix website for details. www.thehelix.co.uk
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Compiler Engineer
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  • MStar Semiconductor
    Principal Architect: Compiler Technologies, 2011 - 2014
  • MediaTek
    DSP Processor Architect, 2010 - 2011
  • Analog Devices
    2006 - 2010
  • Broadcom
    2001 - 2003
  • Element 14 Inc
    1999 - 2001
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Processor architecture, compiler, programming languages and indie music geek. Also dad, atheist, vegetarian, pizza chef, climber, and student pilot. 
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  • University of Edinburgh
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