Aug
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comment How should I use a multimeter to determine which AA batteries to keep and which to toss?
You're going to have to add a text explanation of why this works - some property of the electrolyte?
Aug
13
comment How to the calculate the value of capacitor placed in series with transformer to avoid flux walking in a buck converter?
What is this thing? Why is there an inverter immediately after the rectifier?
Aug
13
answered Is there any harm in having the main game loop run uncontrolled?
Aug
13
answered Has anyone nailed dependency management?
Aug
13
comment Has anyone nailed dependency management?
Installing to a bare-bones VM is an easily passed test. The hard bit is a random user system which already has a strange combination of items installed on it.
Aug
13
comment Implementing multiple tables for the same entity due to processing power on Client apps
The sorted version is effectively a view cache, isn't it? In which case all the usual cache invalidation issues apply.
Aug
13
comment Has there really not been one thing in the past 20 years that provided huge software development gains?
Complexity is the enemy. You could hold JCL in your head and hold the manual in your hand; a single shelf could document the whole system. Now there has been a huge explosion in the size of systems and their underlying rate of change.
Aug
12
answered How do we get the proper USB charger for tablets with varying cable lengths and gauges?
Aug
11
reviewed Leave Open UART, USB... on cellular cards
Aug
11
reviewed Close Which part of the induction cooktop will get heated upon heavy load?
Aug
11
comment Voltages and Current, which is important
This question is extremely hard to understand. Unless you know otherwise for a specific device, you need a voltage equal to the voltage requirement, and capable of supplying at least the required current. Under-volting a laptop may be harmful.
Aug
11
comment waveform-shaping circuit
What on earth is this for? Will it ever exist outside a simulator?
Aug
8
comment Is insurance worth it if you can afford to replace the item? If not, when is it?
Car insurance is a special case: it also covers you for damage done by your car to other people and property, which could be very expensive. It's mandatory to have some insurance in most jurisdictions. This makes the cost non-straightforward.
Aug
7
revised Are SR latches suitable to be used as RAM?
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Aug
7
comment Beagleboard USB Packet sniffer
As you describe it, it just copies the data in both directions, quite probably a packet at a time. That would add a small latency but not alter the data.
Aug
7
comment How to check that blast furnace is full?
+1 for "this must be a solved problem"
Aug
7
comment How to check that blast furnace is full?
$4k is surely a very small part of the cost of a blast furnace?
Aug
7
answered Are SR latches suitable to be used as RAM?
Aug
7
answered Logic design to circuit -- how is it generally done?
Aug
7
comment Logic design to circuit -- how is it generally done?
Yes, it would be done in VHDL or Verilog. The layout to individual logic gates is then mostly automatic, with a bit of hand-tuning of timing critical parts. Placed logic gates -> production masks is one of the conceptually simpler parts of the process.
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