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Re: Genius Guys ... and Interesting People [Re: Geoff Hannis] #71662 19/03/17 10:01 PM
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How many folk had heard of H. Boyd Woodruff, who has recently died at age 99?

Yet so many across the world owe their lives to him. What a legacy!


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Re: Genius Guys ... and Interesting People [Re: Geoff Hannis] #72925 05/03/18 5:11 PM
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I've just heard that Trevor Baylis is no longer with us. RIP. frown

And no, this is not a *wind-up.

Originally Posted by Trevor Baylis

I always say art is pleasure, invention is treasure.


* I'm sure that Trevor wouldn't have minded that.


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Re: Genius Guys ... and Interesting People [Re: Geoff Hannis] #72937 06/03/18 4:08 PM
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I see that Trevor also worked for Pfizer...maybe a later in life Viagra beta tester ??? ;-)

Re: Genius Guys ... and Interesting People [Re: Malcolm] #72942 06/03/18 5:30 PM
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He was also a champion swimmer ... and did his National Service as a PTI in the army. smile


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Re: Genius Guys ... and Interesting People [Re: Malcolm] #72960 07/03/18 7:13 PM
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Here is some more about Trevor (with some nice comments, as usual). smile

A great little video, too.


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Re: Genius Guys ... and Interesting People [Re: biomedbill] #72963 08/03/18 7:34 PM
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Originally Posted by biomedbill
Where are the (Analogue) Electronics heroes of today? Is it a dead art now? It's all about the software nowadays, all of the clever electronics is overshadowed by software, who designed the ps3, Xbox, ipad etc? Some fantastic bits of electronics but nobody cares so long as the software is ok.


Well - we have one as a member on this website - BAM - who invented (and Philips patented) a circuit that gave better dynamic contrast on x-ray TV imaging when you had a fat patient. BAM was building mains line impedance meters long before anybody knew how to make a decent one!




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Re: Genius Guys ... and Interesting People [Re: Ian Chell] #72964 08/03/18 8:27 PM
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It's been two and a half years since we heard from Brian on here. frown

Has he retired to warmer climes, I wonder? think

Meanwhile ... there are "genius" ideas everywhere you look (plus a fair number of bad ones, of course). smile


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Re: Genius Guys ... and Interesting People [Re: Geoff Hannis] #72965 08/03/18 11:18 PM
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Nope - just hung up his meter leads

Re: Genius Guys ... and Interesting People [Re: Ian Chell] #72966 09/03/18 12:05 AM
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Retreated to his Man-Shed, maybe. smile

I'm hoping that Trevor Baylis' workshop gets preserved, by the way.

Memoirs don't write themselves, you know. whistle


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Re: Genius Guys ... and Interesting People [Re: Geoff Hannis] #74931 20/02/20 2:34 PM
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I hear that Larry Tesler is no longer with us. Larry was famous as the "inventor" of Cut, Copy and Paste, Find and Replace and what-have-you. frown

I'll leave anyone interested to Google* him for themselves. You could also try looking up the Gypsy text editor (word processor); or perhaps better still, check-out this .pdf.

* Other internet search engines may be, and indeed are, available.


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