On July 31st, 2012 the Java debacle struck me, so this is old news to some. The Java Runtime environment was assembled to run similarly to visual basic only in its portable simplicity; write once and package the appropriate runtime engine for the associated operating system. -> Pretty simple and effective method to gain programmer momentum. The programmer is still bound to an English written/language and as such, is difficult to master more than one. Once seasoned, a single-threaded programmer could write complex code that just worked and cleaned up after itself. After several revisions of Java, they have apparently the “worst” or #1 infection vector on PC’s and Macs. So the situation deteriorates with “Sandbox breaches” where Java jumps into the operating system of the hosting virtual machine and contaminates all of the other critical sessions on the host hardware. This situation is very bad. As a purveyor of virtual machines very early on in my career, I continue to encounter more uses for virtual machines (which were the first real implementation of “Cloud” computing). Multiple hosted locations are now standard features of hosted business websites, mirror/load balance/virtualization all providing a seamless, consistent user experience across the globe. If your website isn’t ready for multiple locations, that may be good if you are a hosted user as the providers are beefing up their offering for a competitive shopping market.
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I’m writing you to convey the following important information and option:
Last Thursday, May 10, Governor Perdue released her budget recommendations for next year, FY 2012-13, which starts this coming July. The Governor’s budget is available at: Governor Perdue’s 2012-13 Recommended Budget Adjustments. Page 155 of the budget includes a recommendation of $2.5 million for the One NC Small Business Program (a.k.a., NC’s SBIR/STTR Matching Grant Program).
This recommendation is significant, particularly because the One NC Small Business Program has no funding in this current fiscal year. Notably, inclusion of the program in the Governor’s budget recommendations for next year is a direct result of your input. As you will recall, at the start of this year you provided to us, via an online survey, information regarding one or more grants you have received under the One NC Small Business Program. Using that information, we drafted a report evaluating the One NC Small Business Program and other activities of the Office of Science & Technology. The full 83-page report, which we provided to the NC General Assembly on March 1, is available at: Office of Science & Technology Continuation Review Report. Information pertaining specifically to the One NC Small Business Program is available on pages 29-39.
While being included in the Governor’s budget is a necessary step toward restoring funding for the One NC Small Business Program, it is not sufficient. Specifically, only the NC General Assembly has the authority to appropriate funding. And as you know, the state budget continues to be very constrained, meaning that not all worthy programs will receive funding. Accordingly, to improve the odds of the One NC Small Business Program receiving funding, you may opt to let the General Assembly know the importance of the program to your small business, North Carolina’s economy, and its citizens.
The NC General Assembly will begin its legislative session on Wednesday, May 16. The session will move very quickly. Thus, if you opt to convey to key legislators the importance of restoring funding for the One NC Small Business Program, it is recommended that you do so within the next week, preferably as soon as possible.
Doing so is easy. Initially, you need only write a brief letter your local Senator (The Senate starts the budget process this year). You can locate your Senator’s contact information at the following link — Who Represents Me? You can search by county, but if more than one Senator represents your county and you need more information regarding specifically which one represents you, you may also search by ZIP Code at the link above. When you send the letter to your senator, it may also be beneficial to send copies to the Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Senate Appropriations/Base Budget Committee. Their contact information is available at: Appropriations/Base Budget Committee.
Hard copy letters on your company’s letter head are best, but you may also e-mail your letter (on letterhead) to the Senators. The Senators would benefit from hearing why you think state support, particularly the One NC Small Business Program, is important is for small, promising, high-tech companies such as yours. They also would benefit from learning more about your company, including its location, mission, technologies, size, potential for growth, etc., as well as your appreciation for their past support of the One NC Small Business Program. As a constituent and contributor to North Carolina’s economic growth and quality of life, you play an important role in informing the General Assembly of the importance of their support for your company’s growth and development.
The Department of Homeland Security has enlisted a San Francisco company to help crack open the encrypted data in consoles, which it claims may hold key evidence in cases ranging from the exploitation of children to terrorism. Link
According to forensic experts, pedophiles are increasingly using gaming systems to exploit children, while terrorists are using it for communication. With this evidence, a contract was awarded on April 5 by the Naval Supply Systems Command to Obscure Technologies for the research and development of “hardware and software tools that can be used for extracting data from video game systems.”
Obscure Technologies, a small San Francisco-based company that performs computer forensics and which has just been awarded a $177,237 sole-source research contract to develop “hardware and software tools that can be used for extracting data from video game systems,” and “a collection of data (disk images; flash memory dumps; configuration settings) extracted from new video game systems and used game systems purchased on the secondary market,” according to the contract award from the U.S. Navy.
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These high power Galium Nitride edge devices are bright!
As much as I don’t like Cree (I have hired many ex-Cree engineers who were very unhappy, but some of the most talented engineers in the semiconductor business) they have a profitable (lucrative) manufacturing process and are SECURELYpatented.
1,598 family groups, 2,267 patent records in the above link
The Japanese are not far behind, but they are behind.
For the record, I have tried many LED indoor bulbs of different temperature (color) and prefer the Honeywell dimmable bulbs.
Yes, you read that right; these are street legal.
They run on either Kawasaki or Honda motorcycle engines and co-opt vintage bumper car bodies into the most awesome form of mini-car. There are seven of these little monsters floating around California and they’re all the creation of one man, Tom Wright, a builder in the outskirts of San Diego who figured the leftovers of the Long Beach Pike amusement park needed a more dignified end than the trash heap.
They were originally powered by two cylinder Harley Davidson Motorcycle engines but they vibrated.
Tom replaced them with four cylinder Honda or Kawasaki 750′s capable of 160 MPH, which is terrifyingly fast in machines with such a short wheelbase.
Self: Positive affirmation – I am smart!
world: the economy is weak, jobs are hard to come by
You: Can get as free as free money gets by investing your time by writing precise answers to topics that the (DOD) Department of Defense is interested in.
Four times a year a list of topics is solicited by the government for written phase one proposals. These proposals range from 20 to 40 pages and are not simple to write (usually requiring advanced engineering degrees) as few acceptable solutions exist. This is an entrepreneur’s dream! Written reports and follow-up progress reports can yield up to 60+% for the business owner/inventor. Awards can be up to $100K and matched at 30% from the state of North Carolina. Phase 2 awards, if invited are up to 1.5 million dollars over 3 years. I am currently waiting on an invitation for a Phase II. I know it is hard, but it can be done. We submitted underwater GPS algorithms for divers using portable communicating lasers!
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Presentation – Attached for your review is the DoD presentation that was delivered by Nicole Fox
During impedance matching, a specific electronic load (RL) is made to match a generator output impedance (Rg) for maximum power transfer. The need arises in virtually all electronic circuits, especially in RF circuit design. This article introduces the L-network, which is a simple inductor-capacitor (LC) circuit that can be used to match a wide range of impedances in RF circuits.
1. There are four basic L-network configurations. The network to be used depends on the relationship of the generator and load impedance values. Those in (a) and (b) are low-pass circuits, and those in (c) and (d) are high-pass versions.
The impedances that are being matched determine the Q of the circuit, which cannot be specified or controlled. If it is essential to control Q and bandwidth, a T or π-network is a better choice.
While the L-network is very versatile, it may not fit every need. There are limits to the range of impedances that it can match. In some instances, the calculated values of inductance or capacitance may be too large or small to be practical for a given frequency range. This problem can sometimes be overcome by switching from a low-pass version to a high-pass version or vice versa.
Parallel And Series Circuit Equivalents
Sometimes it’s necessary to convert a series RC or RL circuit into an equivalent parallel RC or RL circuit or vice versa. Such conversions are useful in RLC circuit analysis and design.
4. These are all the possible practical series and parallel RC and RL circuit equivalents. The text provides the calculations for RS, RP, XS, and XP.
These equivalents also can help explain how the L-networks and other impedance-matching circuits work. The designations are:
Rs = series resistance
Rp = parallel resistance
Xs = series reactance
Xp = parallel reactance
The conversion formulas are:
Rs = Rp/(Q2 + 1)
Xs = Xp/[Q2 + 1)Q2]
Rp = Rs (Q2 + 1)
Xp = Xs [(Q2 +1)/Q2]
Q = √[Rp/(Rs – 1)]
Q = XL/Rs
Q = Rp/XC
If the Q is greater than 5, you can use the simplified approximations: