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Old 4th February 2013, 07:18 PM   #34171
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Don't we just daisy chain a bunch of 8086 chip until we get to 64 bits.........
I knew one guy who pointed proudly to a shunt JFET switch and resistor divider at the input to a box with a bunch of signal processing, that commenced thereafter with an ADC, and asserted that with this he had added an extra bit of resolution!

Later he left that company and at another, was proud of specifying a wirewound resistor for its parasitic inductance.

I don't know where he is today --- possibly designing electronics for lithium battery packs?
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Old 4th February 2013, 07:37 PM   #34172
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Old 4th February 2013, 07:51 PM   #34173
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Why, but why so much people are afraid with digital ? Or believe in some evil inside ?

Comparing TV emitters size and power (analog VS digital) , looking at the number of channels you can get on the same home antenna, and the quality of HD images+surround sound, who will never dream to return back to NTSC ?

Todays personal cameras are hundred times better than all the most expensive analog professional gear ever produced. For 1/1000 the price and the size !!!!
And the same, of course, apply to the audio world.
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Old 4th February 2013, 07:52 PM   #34174
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All you have to do is to have a number of white papers to compare the criticisms. Get both sides, it is easy enough.
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Old 4th February 2013, 07:56 PM   #34175
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I use an abacus. None of these newfangled calculational methods.

Just the other day, I was having lunch with some of my colleagues, and we were talking at a level that people here wouldn't understand. There were questions about wire and bead materials and how they can impact the accuracy of accounting. But if you're happy with wood and steel, more power to you. We selected jade and nichrome after extensive testing, but that's the difference between a Bentley and a Yugo. Works for me!
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Old 4th February 2013, 08:01 PM   #34176
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Just the other day, I was having lunch with some of my colleagues, and we were talking at a level that people here wouldn't understand. There were questions about wire and bead materials and how they can impact the accuracy of accounting. But if you're happy with wood and steel, more power to you. We selected jade and nichrome after extensive testing, but that's the difference between a Bentley and a Yugo. Works for me!
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Old 4th February 2013, 08:16 PM   #34177
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Do you drive a Yugo, PMA? I had my 'lesson' with a 1960 Renault Dauphine! '-)
I wonder if SY has much experience in auto rebuilding? I certainly have. How about you?

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Old 4th February 2013, 08:28 PM   #34178
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No, I have never driven a Yugo. But we had Fiat 600D, in 1965. I drive Nissan.
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Do you drive a Yugo, PMA? I had my 'lesson' with a 1960 Renault Dauphine! '-)
This one ?
Très belle resto d'une vraie Dauphine Gordini
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Old 4th February 2013, 08:31 PM   #34180
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I was just on a phone call with the CEO of a major car company talking about the problems they're having with their crankshafts. We've been working as competitors since 1964, when I showed them that they were doing their transmissions all wrong. This is the sort of thing my colleagues do between lunches at expensive restaurants. We discussed the fact that no one can tell Coke from Pepsi as well. Have you ever worked in a Pepsi factory? I certainly have!

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