Ed Nauman owns a house situated just
uphill from some city-owned property that provides his yard with an endless
supply of pocket gophers. He has tried to defeat them from digging up his
yard, but without much success until he tried a siren with several annoying
tones. A simple timing circuit drives the siren with a low duty cycle. As Bill
Murray said in Caddyshack, "In
the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher.'"
It won't be too much longer and hardware design, as we used to know it, will be remembered alongside the slide rule and the Karnaugh map. You will need to move beyond those familiar bits and bytes into the new world of software centric design.
People who want to take advantage of solar energy in their homes no longer need to install a bolt-on solar-panel system atop their houses -- they can integrate solar-energy-harvesting shingles directing into an existing or new roof instead.
Kaspersky Labs indicated at its February meeting that cyber attacks are far more sophisticated than previous thought. It turns out even air-gapping (disconnecting computers from the Internet to protect against cyber intrusion) isn’t a foolproof way to avoid getting hacked. And Kaspersky implied the NSA is the smartest attacker.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.