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May 6th, 2018, 10:27 AM   #551
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What do the “buzz” words “embedded systems” and “macrofab” refer to. Isn’t it all electronics and computer programming? Why do engineers come up with these words that only seem to intimidate and scare way learners?
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They aren't there to scare anyone. They're just words, like the ones we use to communicate here.

Every field has its own "jargon - special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand." While difficult to understand for outsiders, it doesn't stop anyone from doing a little research. For example, if you feel intimidated by those words, why don't you look them up? They are, after all, 'buzz' words as you point out and so there is likely to be a lot of information there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embedded_system
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How do I apply math to electronics?

Is Ham radio dead?

It sounds like amateur radio operators know a lot about electronics.

The internet seems to be making radio and satellite technology obsolete.
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May 23rd, 2018, 09:54 AM   #554
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Is Ham radio dead?

It sounds like amateur radio operators know a lot about electronics.

The internet seems to be making radio and satellite technology obsolete.
not at all. Amateur radio will always be a key communications backup in emergencies. Additionally many amateur radio operators do it for the enjoyment of understanding and operating radio, and for the enjoyment of talking with people via equipment owned and operated only by each other.

My dad was an amateur radio operator. He certainly didn't do it for the lively conversation. Most of the folks he spoke to were unpleasant. If I had to guess why he did I'd say it was a compulsion to collect every DX cards (postcards you'd get from someone you talked to on radio as a sort of proof) from every country on Earth. Once he accomplished that his interest quickly waned.

I can tell you this... being an amateur radio operator in a suburban neighborhood is a great way to make enemies of all your neighbors. The entire neighborhood would complain that his radio was ruining tv reception. He'd say ohhhh you all just have to install RF chokes on the line from your rooftop aerial and folks would look at him as if he were speaking Swahili. I'm quite surprised the FCC never stepped in and enforced that his sidelobes were below interference levels.

Didn't make keeping friends very easy when everyone blamed you for lousy tv reception.
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Is being able to code just as good as applying math to electronics?

My company is down-sizing their hardware groups because there’s no new hardware coming in, or plans to manufacture any.

And they’re moving hardware guys to the software teams to learn software and agile development?

What’s happening?

Is being able to write software and program just as good, or better, than applying math to electronics?
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