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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Rich Webb, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Rich Webb

    Rich Webb Guest

    For those of y'all still on the mailing list, take a closer look at the
    cover of the current (15 Dec) edition of EDN. I guess that nobody in
    their design review process thought to check the temperature scales. How
    embarrassing...
     
  2. MrTallyman

    MrTallyman Guest

    Your puberty?

    Scale mismatch
     
  3. What's the problem? I see a thermometer reading 100F, with parallax error
    so it looks like 120F.
     
  4. So what? What accuracy do you expect from a graphic art? 0.1%? 0.000001%?

    And there is also parallax involved. Did you learn in school what parallax,
    perspective, etc. are?

    It might come as suprise to you but all those monsters on SciFi pieces of
    art are also out of scale. Sometimes even more than 5%....

    And did you ever wonder where the censors were when approving e.g. Salvador
    Dali pictures? Did they ever measure the roundness of that melted clock?
     
  5. tm

    tm Guest


    Minus 40° F does not equal minus 30° C.
     
  6. Rich Webb

    Rich Webb Guest

    "Dang, Marsha, it's -40 degrees outside!"
    "Celsius or Fahrenheit, John?"
    "Yup."
    "Oh, John."
    "Marsha!"

    The top of the scales may even be correct (120 F is about 49 C and one
    could be generous and assume that is how it's aligned) but the freezing
    point is an obvious clue, even if one doesn't have the "-40" factoid
    readily to hand.
     
  7. So what? It's not a scientific chart, it's just a graphic art.
     
  8. Rich Webb

    Rich Webb Guest

    True, it's just funny that EDN, the self-styled "Voice of the Engineer"
    would have such an obvious mistake. If it had been on People Magazine,
    that's one thing, but no alarms went off there? Ouch.
     
  9. Guest

    -20F <> -20C
    -40F = -40C
     
  10. Hopefully this isn't indicative of the Ryerson engineering students
    get:

    http://i.imgur.com/JurWd.jpg

    They've only been allowed to grant degrees since the 70s.



    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  11. D'oh! I was thinking, yep, that's hot, not even looking at the cold side.
     
  12. MrTallyman

    MrTallyman Guest


    Calling -40 -30 is more than your stupid numerics.

    Get a clue.
     
  13. MrTallyman

    MrTallyman Guest

    Wrong, dumbfuck. You can squirm all you want. Too bad that it will be
    to zero effect.
    Did you, you retarded ****?
     
  14. MrTallyman

    MrTallyman Guest


    You are pretty much a goddamned retard, and you did not even need
    inebriants.

    The only melted clock in this thread so far, is the one between your
    ears.

    Any idiot can see what is wrong with the picture. Any sane,
    intelligent person certainly can.

    It is blatantly obvious that you qualify below either of those points
    of reference.

    Now stop trying to act all smart (you ain't), and try to go figure out
    what is wrong with the picture, asswipe.
     
  15. MrTallyman

    MrTallyman Guest


    "We can't get mawwied..."
     
  16. MrTallyman

    MrTallyman Guest

    You're not a scientific old fart, you're just a 'well below lay person'
    mentality dumbfucktard that thinks that technical scales are "art".

    Trust me, you are NOT the "Illustrating Man".

    All you have illustrated here is your inability to grasp things, and
    then you run 'round in circles trying to make it look like your lack of
    knowledge was harmless.

    Don't want dopes like you working at my company, chucko.

    Had you fessed up to the error.... MAYBE.

    Right now, you are as bad, if not worse than the Obama retard is.
     
  17. Martin Brown

    Martin Brown Guest

    The extent of the scale mismatch is 10 degrees. Typical of a US
    education not to be able to get basic units conversion right.

    -40F = -40C is a well known fixed point on the temperature scale.

    It is an engineering magazine after all.

    Regards,
    Martin Brown
     
  18. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    I'm guessing they think that since they say "Top 100," that that thermometer
    should be showing 100, rather than 120 or whatever. It's a total
    non-sequitur, but that seldom dissuades the nitpickers. ;-)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     

  19. Jeez, Grise. nobody thought that YOU would be as retarded as the other
    idiot!

    You are even worse!

    How can you claim to be a scientist and not catch the BLATANT error in
    that photo, you dumb fucking JACKWAGON!?

    A third grade math kid could catch it!
     
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