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Good point, I'm in the Seattle area in the USA.  Thanks!
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Blueskull you have your reasons and beliefs.  No amount of argument from any of us is going to change your mind.  I will ask one further question.

Do you and your professor realize that you are not the only ones at risk from your action.  If someone decides that it is important your entire university could lose the ability to receive those funds you so proudly describe.  The grants, the equipment, everything. 

You perhaps do not place much value on this.  I suspect your professor, if he thought it through and discussed it with his department might not be so cavalier.

I don’t think you quite understand Blueskull’s point.

Basically, the United States Department of Energy gave him a grant to research this high speed, high voltage switching technology. Part of that grant involves publishing the information obtained through his research.

In essence, the US government is paying him to violate ITAR.
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Microcontrollers & FPGAs / Re: Creating a ten input AND with 7400 logic
« Last post by Dan Moos on Today at 02:34:13 PM »
westfw, I totally missed those in my search (think I didn't search 74HC, since AC is my preference)

The 74HC30 is what I need! That with a pair of simple 2 input gates gets me there (well, and a bunch of inverters to mask out specific numbers)

Don't know how I missed that part in retrospect.

Thanks!
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Contests & Events / Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Last post by nelsonm on Today at 02:33:59 PM »
Hey folks, here's my requisite "Yay, my scope arrived!" post

Thanks so much Keysight!
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It's phishing. Not spam.

But ya. I dont think this is acceptable. He was clearly asking for hits on the youtube so he can get rewarded from pcbway with a free 19inch panel size pc board.

But, i coulda understood that wrong.
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Microcontrollers & FPGAs / Re: Creating a ten input AND with 7400 logic
« Last post by westfw on Today at 02:17:30 PM »
74xx30 8-input gates seem to still be jelly-beans
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General Chat / Re: General Tesla/SpaceX/Musk hate/complaint/whining thread
« Last post by mtdoc on Today at 02:14:29 PM »
So, while we are here and if we want to be here longer, we need economically viable solutions for us to use.  Governments have not been a source of good economics management, so they are the last direction I would look to develop economically viable solutions.

You’ve created quite the ideological based straw man there - a false choice. Government subsidies to encourage development and adoption of new technologies != government economic management of a company (which I’ve seen no one here ever advocate).

The historical facts show that almost every ongoing revolutionary new technology introduced in the last 150 years has had some degree of initial and/or ongoing government subsidy. The petroleum industry, nuclear power, hydro power, the gasoline automobile, commercial aviation, pharmaceuticals, the internet, etc, etc, etc.

The utopian Randian world you promote has never existed and is not what brought us the technological advances we currently enjoy.
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It's good kit - get one!  8)
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Microcontrollers & FPGAs / Re: Creating a ten input AND with 7400 logic
« Last post by Dan Moos on Today at 02:12:01 PM »
I can't use the carry out because I need to identify 8 different counts in 2 different counters.

I am creating VGA timing pulses. In the the horizontal counter, I need to do things at specific points 4 times in a scan line. Same withe the vertical. I suppose I could use separate counters for each phase, but it seems more elegant to me to do it the way I've planed.
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We have different views of the role of government.  I suppose that is why it is nice there is over 140 different countries each with its own government so there is a diversity of views and choices.

Science is not define by consensus but by facts.  It was the general consensus that the earth was flat not so many years ago.  Even when facts are not in disagreement, choice of solutions are often the bones of contention.  Physicist as renounced as Freeman Dyson has major contention to the assumptions of and solution to global warming.    So, "scientific consensus" is an oxymoron.
(Freeman Dyson is the one who proposed an idea now called the Dyson Sphere.  Dyson Sphere is featured in a StarTrek TNG episode with Scotty from the original StarTrek):
http://e360.yale.edu/features/freeman_dyson_takes_on_the_climate_establishment

While we argue about warming or not warming, on another front, hard data exist that living standard of countries is directly proportional to their energy consumption.  That implies increase in energy cost will result in decreases living standard.  Lower living standard is correlated to lower average life expectancy.  So, higher energy cost = more human deaths.

So, while we are here and if we want to be here longer, we need economically viable solutions for us to use.  Governments have not been a source of good economics management, so they are the last direction I would look to develop economically viable solutions.  Private companies on the other hand live or die by their ability to manage economically.  They are a far better choice to develop real economically viable solutions - without government mocking it up by putting its proverbial finger on the scale.
You could just have said you don't agree with scientific consensus. That would've conveyed the message just fine :) The fact that there are outlier scientists only proves the scientific model is in force and functional and the results are properly questioned and reviewed, rather than blindly accepted, which makes it more likely to be correct. The Earth being thought of as flat in the middle ages is a myth, see the link added to this post.

However, even if you just believe the living standard should be protected to further the nation and its people, electric cars and solar power are the way to go. We've all seen where oil prices are going and it's not going to get better. As such, you will appreciate an effort to liberate the nation from that burden. Again, even if you flat out refuse to see any connection between global warming and greenhouse gas production, it's still a vital geopolitical move to go electric. Domestic oil will run out, and will become increasingly expensive, which isn't great news for the nation consuming the most by far. Adapt or surrender. No one complains the armed forces aren't turning a profit either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth_of_the_flat_Earth
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