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Old 26th May 2016, 04:55 PM   #11
jan.didden is offline jan.didden  Europe
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Originally Posted by kevinkr View Post
You must mean Sony ES, LOL. I have several products from the line, they're not "extremely standard"... very fortunately..
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No idea as to the merits of the equipment, never owned any of the series, but the motto had me giggling.

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Old 26th May 2016, 06:07 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by kevinkr View Post
You're describing my life at the moment.. lol
Exactly I once had a manager tell me (and this is pretty much a direct quote) in a project scheduling meeting that what he wanted from me was a Gantt chart showing the fixed start date, the fixed end date and he did not care how much fantasy was in-between.
Well, Halberstram, I could tell you... but then I'd have to kill ya.
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Old 27th May 2016, 12:35 PM   #13
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Ahh yes - I remember being through development meetings every week. 3-4 hours long. Lots of stories.

One of the biggest issues the R&D team had was getting time to run their experiments in the fab. The production guys didn't give a ****. I told them 'but without new products and improvements to spec, we won't have a business in 2 years' - still did not help. I hated them, and they hated me. I am quite sure that we had trial lots in the fab sabotaged at times so they could hit a production target (and get their bonus).

I had a word for them - but I cant repeat it here because I will get banned, but I can tell you it starts with a c and ends with s (plural, you understand) and has three letters in between.

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Old 27th May 2016, 02:13 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by kevinkr View Post
You must mean Sony ES, LOL. I have several products from the line, they're not "extremely standard"... very fortunately..
I never knew what the 'ES' meant I just assumed it was Extra Special. and they usually were.
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Old 27th May 2016, 02:18 PM   #15
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What engineer said vs what they actually mean.
I have a HAP-Z1ES hard disk player, and SCD-777 ES SACD player, both are very good. The HAP performs flawlessly and is a very convenient 1 box music media server/appliance.
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Old 5th June 2016, 12:31 PM   #16
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This is turning into a " Sony appreciation thread " so i'll add to it.
I have a Sony CDP XB 720 E QS i plcked up for peanuts on E Bay. Mint condition circa 1998 and supposedly " tuned for the U.K. market " .
With the odd exception most audiophiles dismiss Sony kit as nothing special and admittedly i've never been a great fan but the sound and overall build of this budget player could certainly take on many of the more modern equivalents and show them how its done.
The thing i like most is the variable digital filter which allows enough variance in the overall sound to fine tune it enabling it's use with many amp/speaker combos.
It 'll be a sad day indeed when it eventually dies .
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Old 6th June 2016, 02:17 AM   #17
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Let me try to steer it back to topic

What Engineers Say: Major technological breakthrough!
What Engineers Mean: It works OK; but looks very hi-tech!

What Engineers Say: It is in process.
What Engineers Mean: It is so wrapped in red tape that the situation is completely hopeless.

What Engineers Say: We will look into it.
What Engineers Mean: Forget it! We have enough problems already.

What Engineers Say: Give us the benefit of your thinking.
What Engineers Mean: Weíll listen to what you have to say as long as it doesnít interfere with what we have already done or with what we are going to do.

What Engineers Say: Give us your interpretation.
What Engineers Mean: We canít wait to hear your bull.

What Engineers Say: See me or letís discuss.
What Engineers Mean: Come to my office, Iíve screwed up again.

What Engineers Say: All new.
What Engineers Mean: Parts are not interchangeable with previous design.

What Engineers Say: Rugged.
What Engineers Mean: Donít plan to lift it without major equipment.

What Engineers Say: Robust!
What Engineers Mean: Rugged, but more so

What Engineers Say: Light weight.
What Engineers Mean: Slightly lighter than rugged.

What Engineers Say: Years of development.
What Engineers Mean: One finally worked.

What Engineers Say: Energy saving.
What Engineers Mean: Achieved when the power switch is off.

What Engineers Say: No maintenance.
What Engineers Mean: Impossible to fix.

What Engineers Say: Low maintenance.
What Engineers Mean: Nearly impossible to fix.

What Engineers Say: Fax me the data.
What Engineers Mean: Iím too lazy to write it down.

What Engineers Say: We are following the standard!
What Engineers Mean: Thatís the way we have always done it!

What Engineers Say: I didnít get your e-mail.
What Engineers Mean: I havenít checked my e-mail for days.
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