Monthly Archives: March 2014

Good JTAG on the cheap?

Several times I have used a tool called Universal Scan by Ricreations, available through Avnet Electronics Marketing as part number DS-KIT-USCAN. While an entry level tool, it was very useful in the laboratory for getting that first “it’s alive!”

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Fail of the day…

Well, it seems rechargeable CR123A-size (16340) Lithium batteries are higher voltage than SureFire (or other) primary (non-rechargeable) batteries, by quite a lot. Plop those bad boys in an old filament-style flashlight and POOF you get less than 100ms of light

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During a lectur…

During a lecture the Oxford linguistic philosopher J. L. Austin made the claim that although a double negative in English implies a positive meaning, there is no language in which a double positive implies a negative. To which Morgenbesser responded

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