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# Entries for 'Ken Brey'

## Geek Challenge: Summer Road Trip Riddle

July is the heart of summer road trip season.  And with gas at about \$4 per gallon, that trip to the national park can be pretty expensive.  So, this month’s geek challenge could help you optimize your trip. Everybody knows that at...

## Geek Challenge Results: Off and Running

The Sam and Brenda race problem was a fun one to solve.  Following simple Distance = Rate * Time methods, it is easy to get to 4 equations and 5 unknowns, which can leave you stuck because the problem doesn’t tell you, and you can never figure o...

## Geek Challenge: Off and Running

Sam and Brenda start running in opposite directions from opposite ends of a symmetrical race track, each running at a uniform speed, although not equal to each other.  They first cross each other at a point 100 yards from Sam’s staring point....

## DMC uses InFocus LiteShow III for Network Projector Sharing

At DMC we pride ourselves on being tech-savvy and using appropriate technology to solve common problems.  So as we moved to our new office space this month, we didn't want to be constrained by the wires that link to our new conference room p...

## Geek Challenge Results: A Weighty Egg-sercise

I hope you had a good time hunting for the solution to the Easter Egg Stumper.  The challenge was to most efficiently identify one peanut-butter Easter egg from a group of 11 identical chocolate eggs knowing only that the peanut-butter egg weigh...

## Geek Challenge: A Weighty Egg-sercise

During Easter basket arrangement, a mistake is noticed. One peanut-butter filled chocolate egg has been mixed into a group of 11 solid chocolate eggs. Fortunately, it is known that the peanut-butter egg has a different mass than the solid chocolate e...

## Geek Challenge Results: Football Stadium Stumper

Last month’s Geek Challenge asked which football related activity used more energy: A. NFL Stadium Lighting for 3 hours B. Cooking 20,000 hotdogs C. Field heating to keep a football field unfrozen at an ambient temperature o...

## 20 years of engineering

I have been working with DMC since March of 1997, when I joined a one-man upstart founded by Frank Riordan.  However, my roots in engineering go back a little farther, to a memorable day in February of 1991, which has now been 20 years ago....

## Geek Challenge: Football Stadium Stumper

January's Geek Challenge comes just in time for Super Bowl XLV, where the players on the field won't be the only ones burning energy.  And the excitement of the NFC championchip game that was held in Chicago got us thinking of some ...

## Geek Challenge Results: Righting the Reindeer

We received several interesting responses to the Santa’s Reindeer problem.  The best one was by Dave Montesano of IMAC Motion Control Corporation.  What Dave did was recognized that the harness between and reindeer should be treated a...

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