"Ali Zaidi"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (35 of 51)
Location: Karachi; Pakistan
Birthday: Dec 31


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The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in&hellip by Hernando De Soto
Outside the Western borders; capitalism is in crisis not because international globalization is failing but because developing nations have been unable to channel capitalism in their countries. Most people in these nations view capitalism with skepticism. To them it is a private apartheid system that benefits only the West and the elites of the developing countries. The fact that more people throughout the world wear Nike shoes; flash Casio watches; drive Ford cars and dine at Mc Donalds; is not an indicator of capitalism.
The Issue:
Latin Americans do not have to be reminded. On at least four occasions since their independence from Spain in the 1820's, they have tried to… Read more
Testing Semiconductor Memories by A.J.Van De Goor
Testing Semiconductor Memories by A.J.Van De Goor
5.0 out of 5 stars The bibel of memory test, March 2 2004
Over 30% of today's designs implements embedded memories and continuously consumes more and more die area. While embedded memory presents significant system performance and cost reduction advantages, it brings its own testing issues. Test vector style tests are not suitable for verifying embedded memory arrays because it is too costly. This is because the time spent in the manufacturing tester grows exponentially as the embedded memory die area increases. Sometimes it is impossible to create a set of vectors that can detect all possible types of memory defect.
Implementing embedded memory built in self-test (BIST) can alleviate these problems. In simplistic terms, memory BIST is an… Read more
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
This Utopian/dystopian future offers soma and other carnal pleasures, while manipulating the people into mind-numbing dependence. Huxley explores the evils of a seemingly satisfied and successful society, because that stability is only derived from the loss of freedom and personal responsibility. Part of what has made this book so controversial is the very thing that has made it so successful. We want to believe that technology has the power to save us, but Huxley shows the dangers as well.
John claims the "right to be unhappy." Mustapha says it's also "the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to… Read more