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Old 25th May 2016, 01:16 PM   #1
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Default What engineer said vs what they actually mean.

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What Engineers Say: Developed after years of intensive research.
What Engineers Mean: It was discovered by accident.

What Engineer Say: The design will be finalized in the next reporting period.
What Engineers Mean: We haven’t started this job yet, but we’ve got to say something.

What Engineers Say: A number of different approaches are being tried.
What Engineers Mean: We don’t know where we’re going, but we’re moving.

What Engineers Say: Project slightly behind schedule due to unforeseen difficulties.
What Engineers Mean: We are working on something else.

What Engineers Say: Close project coordination.
What Engineers Mean: We should have asked someone else or let’s spread the responsibility for this.

What Engineers Say: Extensive report is being prepared on a fresh approach to the problem.
What Engineers Mean: We just hired three guys, we’ll let them kick it around for a while.

What Engineers Say: Major technical breakthrough.
What Engineers Mean: Back to the drawing board.

What Engineers Say: Customer satisfaction is believed to be assured.
What Engineers Mean: We were so far behind schedule that the customer was happy to get anything at all from us.

What Engineers Say: Preliminary operation tests were inconclusive.
What Engineers Mean: The darn thing blew up when we threw the switch.

What Engineers Say: Tests were extremely gratifying.
What Engineers Mean: It works and boy are we surprised.

What Engineers Say: The entire concept will have to be abandoned.
What Engineers Mean: The only guy who understood the thing quit.

What Engineers Say: Modifications are underway to correct certain minor difficulties.
What Engineers Mean: We threw the whole thing out and are starting from scratch.
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Old 25th May 2016, 06:16 PM   #2
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haha , very nice.

btw link is broken
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Old 25th May 2016, 07:04 PM   #3
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I'd love to go more personal about this but then my post will be automatically moved to the snake oil theories post ...

--Scientists dream about doing grate things ,,,,engineers DO them

NVA designer thinks that the screws on the enclosure of the amplifier thinks that do bad in the sound of the amplifier ...he uses a variety of glue for the enclosure to mount everything ...

anyone knows what is duo beta circuit ?
sigma drive may be ?
Does new class A has anything to do with class A bias ?
What can be a LAB input in a UK made amplifier ?
What Yamaha means with the NS logo ? Natural sound ?

World of HIFI is full with phrases like that which is the exact same thing ...one thing told and an other one meant

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Old 26th May 2016, 03:16 AM   #4
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haha , very nice.

btw link is broken

Sorry, here is the link again.


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What Engineers Say: Good idea, boss.
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Old 26th May 2016, 05:38 AM   #6
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yes most of the earlier sound like words management put in the engineers mouth as excuses for management's not having listened to what the engineers were really saying about the project in the 1st place

I have seldom seen a "honest" planning meeting - the manager usually comes in with budget and schedule, browbeats everyone to signing on despite misgivings or real uncertainties
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I remember a Japanese product line, possibly Sony, from the 80-ies with a logo and a moto: 'Extremely Standard'. I though that was funny. There might have been issues in translation; then again, maybe they wanted to get a step up from 'Reference Standard'

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yes most of the earlier sound like words management put in the engineers mouth as excuses for management's not having listened to what the engineers were really saying about the project in the 1st place

I have seldom seen a "honest" planning meeting - the manager usually comes in with budget and schedule, browbeats everyone to signing on despite misgivings or real uncertainties
You're describing my life at the moment.. lol
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I remember a Japanese product line, possibly Sony, from the 80-ies with a logo and a moto: 'Extremely Standard'. I though that was funny. There might have been issues in translation; then again, maybe they wanted to get a step up from 'Reference Standard'

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You must mean Sony ES, LOL. I have several products from the line, they're not "extremely standard"... very fortunately..
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