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Scientist Attempts to Teach AI What Is Funny
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Scientist Attempts to Teach AI What Is Funny

The work is part of a larger goal to make human-computer interactions that rival real conversations.February 27, 2019It seems there is a constant focus on making computers more human. That focus has now even extended into our ability for humor.SEE ALSO: IBM& 39;S NEW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN MAKE HUMANS BETTER DECISION MAKERSWe all know artificial intelligence systems such as Alexa can tell jokes but can they understand them?

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Understanding Connector Specifications & Parameters

Connector Technology Includes:Connector basicsConnector typesSpecificationsSelecting the right connectorD-type connectorIEC power connectorJack connectorXLR connectorIDC connectorPCB edge connectorDIN 41612 connectorThe specifications and parameters seen in connector datasheets provide the important data needed to select the connector.
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What is a Local Area Network, LAN

A local-area network, LAN is a form of computer network that spans a relatively small area as the name indicates.Often the local area network or LAN may be within a single room, a domestic home or possibly spread over a small office or industrial site.The LAN will be made up from a variety of network components and may include a router, , server, switches, computers, peripherals like printers, wireless access points and the like.
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USB 3.0 & USB 3.1: SuperSpeed

USB Universal Serial Bus Includes:USB introductionUSB standardsConnectors, pinouts & cablesData transfer & protocolUSB 3USB-CUSB hubsHow to buy best USB hubUSB is used in many areas and for many applications, speed is important. USB 3.0 was launched in 2008 providing data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps and was also called Superspeed.
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HEMT, High Electron Mobility Transistor

FET, Field Effect Transistor, Tutorial Includes:FET basicsFET specsJFETMOSFETDual gate MOSFETPower MOSFETMESFET / GaAs FETHEMT & PHEMTFinFET technologyThe name HEMT stands for High Electron Mobility Transistor. The device is a form of field effect transistor, FET, that utilises an unusual properly of a very narrow channel enabling it to operate at exceedingly high frequencies.
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How to Choose the Best VoIP Service Provider

Voice over IP, VoIP Includes:VoIP basicsVoIP phonesHow to choose best VoIP service providerNo two VoIP service providers are exactly the same, so it pays to choose the best service provider for your particular situation.Knowing how to select the best service provider, and having a logical process with questions to answer and points to consider can greatly help in the process.
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How to Specify a Quartz Crystal Resonator

Quartz Crystals, Xtals Tutorial Includes:Quartz crystals: xtalsWhat is quartzHow a crystal worksCrystal overtone operationQuartz crystal frequency pullingQuartz crystal cutsQuartz ageingCrystal resonator manufactureHow to specify a quartz crystalVCXOTCXOOCXOCrystal filterMonolithic crystal filterCeramic resonator & filterCeramic filter specificationsWhen looking at how to specify a quartz crystal resonator, it is necessary to understand what the manufacturers need in order to be able to make a component that fulfils the requirements placed upon it.
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Inductor Ferrites

Inductors Includes:Inductor typesSpecificationsHow to select the right inductorFerritesFerrite beadsFerrites are one of the main core materials used in inductors and transformers.Inductor ferrite is used to provide an increase in the permeability of the medium around the coil to increase the inductance of the inductor.
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F Type Connector for TV Coax Cables

The F connector or F-type connector is a form of coax cable connector that is widely used with domestic television equipment.The F connector is cheap and can perform to frequencies in excess of 2 GHz making it ideal for terrestrial and satellite links between antennas / down-converters or LNBs and the television itself.
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BNC Connector

The BNC coax connector is one of the most widely used RF connectors today. It is very easy and convenient to use, and offers a very high level of performance. The BNC connector is used on test equipment for everything from oscilloscopes to audio generators, and power meters to function generators. In fact BNC connectors are used in applications where coaxial or screened cable is required, and particularly for RF applications.
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PCB Edge Connector: board / card connector

Connector Technology Includes:Connector basicsConnector typesSpecificationsSelecting the right connectorD-type connectorIEC power connectorJack connectorXLR connectorIDC connectorPCB edge connectorDIN 41612 connectorA PCB or edge connector is a form of connector that mates to tracks placed on the edge of a printed circuit board, and this gives rise to its name.
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Vacuum tube pin connections

Vacuum Tube / Thermionic Valves Includes:BasicsHow does a tube workVacuum tube electrodesDiode valve / tubeTriodeTetrodeBeam TetrodePentodeEquivalentsPin connectionsNumbering systemsValve sockets / basesInformation or data about vacuum tube or thermionic valve pin connections is always useful to have to hand.
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Vacuum Tube Electrodes: thermionic valve electrodes

Vacuum Tube / Thermionic Valves Includes:BasicsHow does a tube workVacuum tube electrodesDiode valve / tubeTriodeTetrodeBeam TetrodePentodeEquivalentsPin connectionsNumbering systemsValve sockets / basesTheir construction is naturally different and there are variations according to the design of the tube and its applications.
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Rayleigh Fading

Radio Propagation Tutorial Includes:Radio propagation basicsRadio signal path lossFree space propagation & path lossLink budgetRadio wave reflectionRadio wave refractionRadio wave diffractionMultipath propagationMultipath fadingRayleigh fadingThe atmosphere & radio propagationThe Rayleigh fading model uses a statistical approach to analyse the propagation, and can be used in a number of environments.
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Waveguide Flanges

Waveguide Tutorial Includes:Waveguide basicsWaveguide modesWaveguide impedance & matchingWaveguide cut-off-frequencyWaveguide flangesWaveguide junctionsWaveguide bendsFlexible waveguideWaveguide types & sizesWaveguide flanges are used to enable waveguide to be joined to other lengths of waveguide or to equipment that uses a waveguide interface.
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Multipath Propagation

Radio Propagation Tutorial Includes:Radio propagation basicsRadio signal path lossFree space propagation & path lossLink budgetRadio wave reflectionRadio wave refractionRadio wave diffractionMultipath propagationMultipath fadingRayleigh fadingThe atmosphere & radio propagationMultipath propagation is a fact of life in any terrestrial radio scenario.
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Ionospheric Absorption of Radio Signals

Ionospheric propagation tutorial includes . .Ionospheric propagationIonosphereIonospheric layersSkywaves & skipCritical frequency, MUF, LUF & OWFIonospheric absorptionSolar indicesPropagation softwareNVISTransequatorial propagationGrey line propagationSporadic ESpread FAs electromagnetic waves, and in this case, radio signals travel, they interact with objects and the media in which they travel.
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Spread F Radio Propagation

Ionospheric propagation tutorial includes . .Ionospheric propagationIonosphereIonospheric layersSkywaves & skipCritical frequency, MUF, LUF & OWFIonospheric absorptionSolar indicesPropagation softwareNVISTransequatorial propagationGrey line propagationSporadic ESpread FThe ionosphere is not a uniform set of layers, or even regions.
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Pick and Place Machine for PCB Assembly

Electronics Manufacture Includes:Manufacturing basicsPick & place machinePick and place systems, pick and place machines or pick and place robots as they can be known are part of the success of surface mount technology.Pick and place machines are a key element of any PCB assembly line enabling components to be automatically placed on a printed circuit board quickly and accurately.
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Wave Soldering - for PCB assembly

SMT Soldering Includes:SMT soldering techniquesWave solderingReflow solderingSoldering BGAsWhat is solder paste & how to use itSee also:Soldering basicsManual soldering: how to solderSoldering ironsTools for solderingSolder - what it is and how to use itDe-soldering - the secrets of how to do it properlySolder jointsWave soldering is a technique used for large scale PCB assembly for fast soldering of boards that use either or both SMDs and leaded components.
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ESD Workbench

ESD Tutorial Includes:ESD BasicsHow ESD affects electronics componentsProtecting against ESDESD protected areaESD workbenchESD work matESD wrist strapESD clothingESD storageESD processESD on a budgetDesign to combat ESDA workbench is the key area for many ESD protected areas. The ESD workbench provides many of the elements for the basis of an ESD protected area.
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