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  1. Really enjoy the work, creating something from nothing, thinking of new ideas/concepts which have never been thought of by another single person in the world. You can't get better job satisfaction than that. Design from initial back of an envelope to vhdl implementation, simulation, synthesis, not much experience of place & route. As well as the embedded firmware, tool development, high level models of the system etc As you know, not many opportunities in Edinburgh at the moment. Restricted on being able to relocate until partner finishes her course in nine months time.
  2. hey Thomas, you are in the same line of career as me, semiconductor design but I am more on the digital side than analogue. A few months ago, my start-up company folded (you probably know which company it was as we were Edinburgh based as well). Even though we had potential customers lined up ready for pre-production prototypes and design ready to be taped out, we could not get the VCs to commit to the round A before our funding ran out. Unfortunately / fortunately it sounds like you have the knack and there is no escape from engineering Dilbert - The Knack
  3. How about purchasing a couple of wendy houses. It will make good visuals for the TV/Papers With the comment: If we don't sort out the UK housing Problem This will be as close as the next generation can ever be to owning a home
  4. HovelinHove, It does not take much for a cultural movement to gain ground and change how things used to be done. No job is safe. For Example The third-year Temple University student refuses free lunches at his Philadelphia hospital. He won't accept free textbooks or stethoscopes, or even pens advertising brand-name drugs. The pen Pak uses says "PharmFREE." Pak vows that when he becomes a doctor, he won't have any dealings with drug reps. In the meantime, he is participating in a counter-marketing campaign. Pak and other med students are visiting doctors' offices and urging physicians to learn about drugs from objective scientific sources, rather than from drug reps. "We've been very well-received," Pak said. The counter-marketing campaign is being run by the American Medical Student Association, which is meeting this week at the Palmer House Hilton. While still a minority, a growing number of medical students are rejecting industry marketing. More than 5,000 students have taken the PharmFree Pledge, promising to accept no money, gifts or hospitality from the pharmaceutical industry and to not rely on information from drug reps. http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-drugs30.html http://www.amsa.org/prof/pharmfree.cfm
  5. Some privacy and data protection policies are mention in the below pdf http://www.ico.gov.uk/cms/DocumentUploads/...g_databases.pdf
  6. http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/edinburgh.cfm?id=249592006 Is it me or does there seem to be more suspicous fires happen lately around the country?
  7. To confirm this, my partner who works in a smallish independent pharmacy is saying that the boots pharmacy a couple of streets down from them is closing in the near future. The owners of the pharmacy are happy as it will mean more trade for them.
  8. Three months ago an estate agent near where I live opened up a new branch. I had lots of leaflets through the post. This week I noticed the estate agency is empty with a nice big To Let sign attached to it. This is in the EH10 postcode.
  9. I dropped my glasses the other day and one of the arms had snapped at the end. So I ordered a new pair of the internet for the first time. Very easy, selected a frame, typed in the lens prescription from my last visit to the opticians. Within two days the new pair of glasses arrived on my doorstep. In total they cost me £30 You can't tell the difference between the old £120 pair and the new ones.
  10. Gen-X has been taken ages ago by me Regards, Gen-X
  11. At the moment, funding is from various sources, such as http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Business...port/16879/6953 http://www.nesta.org.uk/ Between us we still maintain 100% ownership of the company.
  12. Just to let you know, I am trying to do my little bit at correcting the UK trade deficit I am a co-founder of a new start-up semiconductor design company aimed to commercialise our leading edge academic research work. Patents of our work have been filed in various patent offices around the world. Recently, we have just gained the first round of some very substantial investment capital from several funding bodies and will be employing quite a few more engineers in the next few months to ramp up our company activities. However, we don’t directly manufacture the chips in UK but the designs are to be licensed by major international electronics companies to be integrated into their next generation product range. Hence, we will gain royalties for every product they sell. same as crazy88, we are all engineers most with phd's (8 of us so far). We aim to keep of the human resouces and accountants away from the company for as long as possible.
  13. Charlie the tramp, I used to work part time at a local supermarket in the fresh stock control department whilst studying. I was appalled on the amount of food which was thrown away at the end of the day. As soon as the store was shut, that was it we were not allowed to sell it on to staff or take home for our own consumption, it had to be destroyed. I was in charge of putting the “waste” food down the compactor, you can believe how unpleasent I found doing this part of the job going against my non wastefull nature. I made sure 30 minutes before the supermarket shut I put 5p stickers on all of this produce and placed it right by the entrance. The management could not complain as I pointed out to them they might as well get a few extra pence then none.
  14. The excel sheet shows the voting history of the mpc http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/monetarypolicy/mpcvoting.xls
  15. Silence of the lambs (1991) The Great Escape (1963) Gone with the Wind (1939)
  16. For all of you who are in edinburgh and drive http://www.edinburghservicestations.com/
  17. In all my years of renting (five different properties so far) I have never been asked for a reference from my previous landlord. Only a letter from my current employer has ever been required and one months rent deposit. This deposit I have always got back when I have moved out.
  18. I have no idea how this will affect the Gold markets http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4129142.stm
  19. DoubleBubbleTrouble, We are neighbours; I rent in Morningside as well. Outside my flat there are lots of for sale boards since April. They have gone through several stages, offers over, fixed price, reduced fixed price (£2000-3000 reduction). There is very few people viewing these properties, last May/April there was a constant stream of people visiting, now the owners are lucky if one person views the property on the Sunday. It seems it is going to get interesting in the next few months. p.s Bubble Bobble, classic game, wasted many hours playing it on the spectrum
  20. You need an image manipulation program. The below link provides one on a 30 day trail. http://www.corel.co.uk/servlet/Satellite?p...rkid=ukgrgopsp4 The earlier version of this software allows photo size reduction. I haven't tried this software version. Load up your image in the program then select save as, choose jpg, you should have the option to select the level of jpeg compression. The picture quality will deteriorate with smaller file sizes as jpeg. How bad the picture quality gets depends on the type of picture you are trying to compress.
  21. I imagine in the future we will be genetically engineered to be ½ as small as we are now. This will mean we would have less demand on resources, having smaller cars, less need for clothes, food and these 2 bed btl flats will be like mansions. If the population gets too large and there are not enough resources for ½ people, we can be genetically engineered to be ¼ sized people and able to live in the dubut range of flats from Redrow.
  22. How about this one at the start of the article
  23. ee times It looks like the semiconductor industry is putting the collapse of the global housing market into consideration for their future growth forecast. As the factories which produce these semiconductor chips cost billions it is essential to get the decision to build or not correct. Currently the chip makers are restraining from construction of these fab building to limit over capacity.
  24. 1) private 2) £520 (fully furnished) 3) 2 4) Lothian 5) £130K (checked nethouseprice June2004) plus I estimate an extra £10K renovating cost as when we moved in the place had new white goods (cooker, fridge, washing machine, dyson) New wiring throughout the flat New Double galazing New Central Heating New Sofa, table, desks and beds (matricess still had wrappers on) New Carpets Newly fireproofed kitchen (i.e. firedoors, fireproof ceiling) Mains wired fire detectors
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