Proposal Thinking

May 27, 2010 at 3:07 PM | Posted in Proposal Prep | Leave a comment
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After thinking a lot i have decided to go with “comparison between open source and closed source software for designing PCBs”

For the comparison i have done some research on the software and i have decide two softwares which i am going to use for comparison, open source software is “ExpressPCB” and the closed source software is “Dip Trace”

Still researching more about these softwares…..

Project Thoughts

May 26, 2010 at 3:04 PM | Posted in Proposal Prep | 10 Comments
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Sorry guys i was not able to put anything on the blog last week as i was busy with some other stuff…

Well for my project, there were 2-3 topics coming in my mind
1. SQL Services Volunteer project
2. TALOS volunteer project
3. Something on PCB

For my first idea for project SQL Services Volunteer project, it was a bad luck for me that they just pulled the project off… 😦

For my second Idea of project TALOS project, this project is just been started they got privacy policy agreement and there will some confidential information in it which is not be shared out side the TALOS team. and right now i don’t know on which part of TALOS i’ll be working on so i can’t right the project proposal for this one right now, but i’ll consider this to be my project next semester hopefully but i am not sure yet.

For my third idea of project about PCB is I want to compare the legal softwares and open source softwares for designing the PCBs…. right now i haven’t decided which software i’ll be considering for that…. i have researched much about it….

so for writing the research proposal for RES300 i’ll be considering my last two options….. i have to start working on my proposal from today because it is due by 4th June… 🙂

Sixth sense device

May 26, 2010 at 2:26 PM | Posted in Stuff, Videos | Leave a comment
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Pranav Mistry inventor of sixth sense… he is an indian guy studied at MIT, US
this his debut on TED.com with his invention…..
some of you must have seen this video but i think this video must be worth while putting on the blog….

Sorry

May 19, 2010 at 5:15 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Sorry guys i was not able to put anything on the blog this week…. as i was busy…. i’ll try to put something on the blog as soon as i can…..

Computer Facts !!!!

May 11, 2010 at 2:18 AM | Posted in Fun | 2 Comments
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Some Facts About computer world

• The real name of “the” Bill Gates is William Henry Gates III. Nowadays he is known as Bill Gates (III). By converting the letters of his current name to the ASCII-values and adding his (III), you get the following:
B 66
I 73
L 76
L 76
G 71
A 65
T 84
E 69
S 83
I 1
I 1
I 1
————–
666 !

• More Microsoft ASCII conversion conspiracy theories…

M S – D O S 6 . 3 1

77+83+45+68+79+83+32+54+46+50+49 = 666

• W I N D O W S 9 5

87+73+78+68+79+87+83+57+53+1 = 666

• “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

• Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is ‘Crash Course’!

• Bill Gates’ house was designed using a Macintosh computer.

• Domain names are being registered at a rate of more than one million names every month.

• The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute, less than half the normal rate of 20.

• The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, has exchanged 250,000 e-mails, instant and text messages and has spent 10,000 hours on the mobile phone.

• The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart in around 1964 and was made of wood.

• The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.

• There are 6,000 new computer virus’s released every month.

• Seagate introduced the first hdd for pcs in 1979.It held 5 M.B of data.

• Tetris has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, since it began in 1982.That provided the creator 800 million in revenues.

• The QWERTY keyboard layout is 129 years old.

• Top Ten Supercomputers of Today:-
Arranged according to the speed:-
1. Bluegene/L DD2 Beta-system(IBM).
2. Columbia (NASA).
3. Earth Simulator (NEC).
4. MareNostrum(Barcelona Supercomputer Center).
5. Thunder (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).
6. ASCI Q(Los Alamos National Laboratory).
7. System X(Virgina Tech).
8. Blugene/L DD1 Prototype(IBM).
9. eServer pSeries 655 cluster(Naval Oceanographic Office).
10. Tungsten(National Center For Supercomputing Applications).

• According to university of california 1,693,000 terabytes of information are
produced & stored magnetically per year.

Facts about Human Body

May 11, 2010 at 1:45 AM | Posted in Fun | 1 Comment
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This week when i was surfing the web came across some unusual things about human body that i didn’t know about, then i thought to put this on my Blog apart from technical things

— A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.

— A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph

— A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.

— An average human drinks about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime.

— An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.

— Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.

— Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.

— Every person has a unique tongue print.

— Humans shed and re-grow outer skin cells about every 27 days – almost 1,000 new skins in a lifetime.

— If it were removed from the body, the small intestine would stretch to a length of 22 feet.

— It takes 17 muscles to smile — 43 to frown.

— Jaw muscles can provide about 200 pounds of force to bring the back teeth together for chewing.

— Lab tests can detect traces of alcohol in urine six to 12 hours after a person has stopped drinking.

— Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

— On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2000.

— One in every 2000 babies is born with a tooth.

— The ashes of the average cremated person weigh nine pounds.

— The average adolescent girl has 34,000 underdeveloped egg follicles, although only 350 or so mature during her life (at the rate of about one per month).

— Most men have erections every hour to hour and a half during sleep.

— The average human body contains enough: iron to make a 3 inch nail, sulfur to kill all fleas on an average dog, carbon to make 900 pencils, potassium to fire a toy cannon, fat to make 7 bars of soap, phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads, and water to fill a ten-gallon tank.

— The average human produces 25,000 quarts of spit in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.

— The human brain is about 85% water.

— The largest cell in the human body is the female ovum, or egg cell. It is about 1/180 inch in diameter. The smallest cell in the human body is the male sperm. It takes about 175,000 sperm cells to weigh as much as a single egg cell.

— The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest, Type A-H, has been found in less than a dozen people since the type was discovered.

— The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as the noise of a pneumatic drill.

— Three-hundred-million cells die in the human body every minute.

— Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day.

— Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.

Week 10

May 5, 2010 at 11:17 PM | Posted in Stuff, Videos | 5 Comments
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This week we didn’t have to answer any Questions and didn’t have to find meanings for anything….. basically we do nothing officially but as we are IT students we have to do heaps of stuff unofficially (Back-end Work)…. 🙂

This week i was looking for Acadamic paper for part 2 of assignment 2, here is the link for my academic paper
http://www.ee.isu.edu.tw/teacher/charles/ckt/papers/power_bus_decoupling_capacitors_PCB.pdf

here is another video related to my area of Interest

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