Tech Tuesday 9/26 – Entropy Is Such A Lonely Word Edition

Oscar Gordon

A Navy Turbine Tech who learned to spin wrenches on old cars, Oscar has since been trained as an Engineer & Software Developer & now writes tools for other engineers. When not in his shop or at work, he can be found spending time with his family, gardening, hiking, kayaking, gaming, or whatever strikes his fancy & fits in the budget.

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5 Responses

  1. Maribou says:

    [Bio4] interests me because that was being floated as a hypothesis back at the tail end of last century when I was an undergrad. Which means folks have been chasing this evidence (or any evidence to support the hypothesis at a macro-organism level) for a long time. Sweet.Report

  2. Michael Cain says:

    Bio6: The micro-fabrication techniques developed originally for large-scale integrated circuits are turning out to be rather widely useful.Report

  3. Kolohe says:

    Mil1- note that while COTS*, an Xbox 360 controller is obsolete technology. The question is whether this RCI** is forward compatible with, say, Xbox One controllers, or will submarine SKs need to get Ebay accounts.

    *Commercial Off the Shelf
    **Rapid COTS Insertion, an acronym within an acronym, most famously used in sonar, ARCI, (or A-RCI), for Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion.Report

    • Oscar Gordon in reply to Kolohe says:

      Well, the smart part was using a game controller all the new kids are already trained to use. Game controllers are all pretty standard on the interface front (pin arrangements differ, but figuring out what pin/signal responds to which control point is trivial – High school kids do it when building their robots for FIRST), so switching to a new controller should take the boat ET3 all of about 10 minutes.Report