Courtesy Bhaskar Ramamurthy, who offered this delightful tidbit before going on to explain how clock recovery(indigital communications) works like kicking a dog just at the right time and at the right intervals so that it keeps on howling, and how even though you can apply a “negative kick” every now and then, on average you should do it the normal way.
“It’s a very useful principle for getting things done, of course, but every now and then it’s a good thing to think outside the box and free yourself from causality.”
Of course, I have no idea what it means, really- well, I ALMOST do, in the sense that he meant it, which refers to causality in the strict electrical engineering system properties sense, but it still sounds pretty cool, coming from a prof. Man, he is SO like House!!!
In other news, screwed up all quizzes to date, with relative performance(to rest of class, which is what matters after all when you’re being graded on a curve) worsening by the day. Tomorrow’s is supposed to be easy, but then so was yesterday’s, On the other hand, twisting things is not his style, so I hope I’m safe. IF I finally get down to studying, that is.