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Old 24th June 2009, 04:36 PM   #511
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I think we snuck it past the olfactory sensors
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Old 25th June 2009, 02:49 AM   #512
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Not really but I did have to clean the spit off my keyboard and screen after reading it. I can relate.

Um, I mean no, I can't relate, never heard or seen anything like it, honest!
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Old 15th July 2009, 11:59 PM   #513
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Old 16th July 2009, 05:50 PM   #514
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Originally posted by star882
"Don't code and upload"

Strangely enough, that gave me an idea of what to do with a cheap PC power supply after it burns out while load testing - make it look like an even more spectacular failure and put it up as a display of why (most) cheap power supplies are no good. ("That's the magic goo from the blown electronics.")
It's funny to see all that people talking about detergents and solvents to clean such a harmless and more or less water-soluble thing
I use to feel like the small child in The Emperor's New Clothes tale
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Old 3rd August 2009, 03:37 AM   #515
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After having dug to a depth of 10 meters last year, Italian scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Italians, in the weeks that followed, Turkish scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters. Shortly thereafter, headlines in Turkish newspapers read: "Turkish archaeologists have found traces of 200-year old copper wire, and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network one hundred years earlier than the Italians.

One week later, "The Kathimerini", a Greek newspaper, reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30-meters in fields near Athens, Petros Petropoulos, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Petros has therefore concluded that 300-years ago, Greeks were already using wireless!

No doubt nationalities are easily substituted....
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Old 10th August 2009, 09:08 PM   #516
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Some of us may have heard the (mostly untrue) rumors about hybrid cars emitting "smug". So, some research was done to see if hybrid digital audio amplifiers emit smug.

As it turns out, many of them do, in fact, emit smug, but it has nothing to do with the "smug" that is rumored to come from hybrid cars. The amount emitted varies greatly depending on design. Large ones usually emit more than small ones, but not always. Those with lower idle and standby energy use always emit more smug. Designs based on chips from well known companies including TI, Analog Devices, Cirrus Logic, and National Semiconductor usually emit more smug than those based on discrete components or chips from small companies. Operating frequency, however, has almost no effect.

The main effect of smug is to raise the perceived quality of the sound, sometimes to the extent that even the best pure digitals can't match. Those affected tend to be young and with at least some engineering knowledge. Environmentalists are most affected due to the very high efficiency offered by hybrid digital audio amplifiers.

Having said all this, I think I'll put together a TI hybrid digital amplifier so I can listen to Teresa Teng in hybrid digital quality. But I'll first have to have a sound card with a good analog output since that is what hybrids accept. Would a Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit work well enough or should I upgrade?

Now I wonder if hybrid bicycles emit smug...
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Old 12th August 2009, 10:20 AM   #517
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I'll tell you the BIGGEST joke:

Being an engineer in the UK.
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Old 12th August 2009, 10:26 AM   #518
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I had to edit out a bunch of your post because of your attempts to get around the anti-obscenity filter. That makes work for me, and trust me, I don't like work.

Don't do that again.
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Old 20th August 2009, 08:08 PM   #519
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I'll tell you the BIGGEST joke:

Being an engineer in the UK.
I'm doing an engineering GCSE (modern o-levels etc), so don't break my engineering spirit just yet - college will do it for free.

My work:
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Old 26th August 2009, 01:50 AM   #520
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A friend sent me this one. He saw a picture someone posted and couldn't resist making a joke.
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Wow, you're all so pretty, especially the one in beautiful blue. She's so smooth, with all those pretty curves, just the right size... And those nice headlights that smoothly blend into the curves, so aerodynamic... I would sure like to spend some time with her if I could...

Wait a minute, what was I talking about again? Oh that's right, poor old General Motors just couldn't match a sexy masterpiece of Japanese engineering. And the rumors seem to be right - the drivers are sexy, too!
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