On Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:02:55 AM Fons Adriaensen did opine:
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 10:51:59PM -0500, gene heskett wrote:
They've done a software radio issue occasionally in Circuit Cellar that I
try to grok, doing a lot without 20 lbs of hardware always amazes me. But
I like Steve's attitude about all this, he claims his favorite programming
language is solder. :) For me, I've gotten to the point where I use
solder only if I can't do it in 6x09 machine code. Yeah, I know its slow,
but its also quite easy to write good, dead stable software for it.
> > I'd consult with Bob Pease at National Semi., but his penchant for
And I've been keeping every issue of whatever rag he was in at the time,
for around 35 years, just in case I could pick his brain for good ideas.
His dub did the usual dub trick of tucking the outside rear tire under
going around a corner a bit too pushy, the resultant roll hit a good sized
tree. Instantly according to the officers on the scene. Sad news indeed.
But it puts you at the mercy of digital multipliers for gain control.
There is a prop delay there that doesn't help. Using hardware helps, but
way too many bean counters force the use of software cuz its cheaper than
good 32 bit multiplier chips. Bean counters will be the death of us yet
you know. :)
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