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Old 14th December 2007, 12:31 AM   #441
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Originally posted by jackinnj
High Voltage Engineering humor from the Czech Republic -- I am not going to post the picture here for fear of being sin-binned:



It's all photoshop, as usual.

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Old 18th December 2007, 09:47 PM   #442
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Here's a computer science joke I have heard from a friend of mine:
If I was VirtualBox, I could load my virtualization module into Hannah and boot up another kernel in the same address space.
He has a Linux kernel that he named after his girlfriend.
"Fully on MOSFET = closed switch, Fully off MOSFET = open switch, Half on MOSFET = poor imitation of Tiffany Yep." - also applies to IGBTs!
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Old 19th December 2007, 01:43 PM   #443
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My PC is so fast it can do a recursive loop in 3 seconds flat.
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Old 20th December 2007, 02:28 PM   #444
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Originally posted by Christer

This video is not really engineering humor, but maybe we can make an exception
When you load that German cost Guard video, look to the top, for the listing of associated videos. On the far right, will be a link-image..of a family in a car. Click on that one.

When I look at that situation concerning that woman, live or memorex..I withhold the idea within myself of thinking that I know everything ..and then consider her claims.Then I look at the feeble amount of what it is that we know vs what we think we don't know.

The tally shows that there is potential to be truthful with ourselves to the point of stating that we know only 10% or less of what there is to perceive in this universe. In other words, 90% or so, possibly more-possibly less (why does it even need a damn number attached to it? ) of the universe remains unknown.

And one cannot truthfully expect that within 'knowing' that 10%, that 'being in the middle of the herd', regarding so-called 'knowledge' in science, that this middling knowledge defines the outer edges of understanding, those outer edges that are going to be indistinct and blurred for the entire existence of humanity..that through such a ignorant system of labeling..that I can somehow flat out label this woman insane.

All I can say, is that in taking the time and effort to consider that she is not crazy and investigating from that standpoint can potentially get me further down the road in new understandings in science, than the folks who outright label her as nuts - with no investigation of her situation.

It goes right down the line into that things like that line from Max Plank of: "Science advances, funeral by funeral"

You guys all know this, as a point of information written on paper. Whether you actually recognize it, or not, as a fundamental sin that should not be committed by any person who does scientific investigation...is another matter altogether.

What I see is folks who think they like to either dabble in science, or do it fully in a professional nature, indulging in one of the points that science -as a point and system of investigation- does outright reject. And that is John Curl's current signature, which is: Condemnation, without investigation, IS prejudice.

In other words, blind objectivity does not define objectivity, it only defines the ignorance of blind objectivity. It is an attempt at reductionism, without accounting for the flawed mechanism that is making the observation, the emotionally driven and emotionally defined human brain.

And that ain't science. It's human emotions. Pure monkey brain behaviour.

I do like the 1.8MVa/600Kv toy, though. That's way out there.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan. Sometimes the claims aren't extraordinary. Sometimes the weakness of men's minds are the culprit. Mass mentality has nothing to do with obviousness or truths.
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Old 21st December 2007, 11:18 AM   #445
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Open the link
Think of a random number between 0 and 99
Deduct both numbers from the original. Example 54 – 5 – 4 = 45
Remember the symbol next to the obtained number.
Click on the gray square.


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Old 24th December 2007, 06:02 PM   #446
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Turns out that friend of mine is really good at making me LOL.
"If I was a MOSFET, Hannah must be well above my threshold voltage since she turned me on."
"Fully on MOSFET = closed switch, Fully off MOSFET = open switch, Half on MOSFET = poor imitation of Tiffany Yep." - also applies to IGBTs!
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Old 13th January 2008, 07:52 AM   #447
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An old one........, apologies if this isn't funny.

Qn: Why did the moron go round and round?
Ans: His friend told him that one good turn deserves another.
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Old 17th January 2008, 05:11 PM   #448
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Old 29th January 2008, 06:44 PM   #449
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Not engineering joke that is but never the less funny.

A small zoo in Glasgow acquired a very rare species of gorilla. Within a few weeks the gorilla, a female, became very difficult to handle.

Upon examination, the veterinarian determined the problem. The gorilla was in season. To make matters worse, there was no male gorilla available.

Thinking about their problem, the Zoo Keeper thought of Boaby McKay, a local lad & part-time worker responsible for cleaning the animal cages.

Boaby, like many Glasgow folk, had little sense but possessed ample ability to satisfy a female of any species. The Zoo Keeper thought they might have a solution. Boaby was approached with a proposition. Would he be willing to mate with the gorilla for £500 ? Bobby showed some interest, but said he would have to think the matter over carefully.

The following day, he announced that he would accept their offer, but only under four conditions:

1. "First", Boaby said, "Ah'm no gonnae kiss her on the lips." The Keeper quickly agreed to this condition.

2. "Second", he said, "Ye cannae never tell naebody aboot this." The Keeper again readily agreed to this condition.

3. "Third", Boaby said, "I want all the weans raised as Celtic fans." Once again it was agreed.

4. "And last of all", Boaby stated, "You gotta give me another week to come up with the £500"
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Old 1st February 2008, 09:18 AM   #450
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Research in South Africa has led to the discovery of the heaviest element
yet known to science.

The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant
neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it
an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are
surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since
Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected,
because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.

A minute amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally
take less than a second, to take from four days to four years to complete.
Governmentium has a normal half-life of 5 years; It does not decay, but
instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant
neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass
will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more
morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe
that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical level of
concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical ***.

When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element
that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as
many peons but twice as many morons.
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