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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by John Larkin, Aug 23, 2007.

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  1. At least it wasn't designed by those dammed Geico 'cavemen'


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  2. lol.

    I raced bikes for years, put thousands upon thousands of training
    miles in, and have heard that sort of comment countless times.

    Occasionally some knucklehead would act like you talk. They get
    themselves yanked out of the window and their asses kicked. The
    driver's crying apologies and begging are always the funniest part.
    The cyclists actually don't really care what you say, they just like
    to have an excuse for the fun of your beating. Good clean fun -- you
    have to love it.
     
  3. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Depends! Around 1985 a bicyclist cut me off and I almost hit him. So
    I chased him down, held him and called the cops. They cited him for
    riding a bicycle under a pedestrian signal.

    Twenty years later I'm seriously suffering from the combination of
    childhood polio and arthritis. If a bicyclist thinks they can make me
    cry they will have to do it while plugging their bullet hole with one
    finger.... though a Glock generally puts one completely down ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
     

  4. I have an athletic physique and so wear "spandex" (lol) every chance I
    get. I shave my legs too. Chicks dig it all. It works. If they are
    lucky, I take my shirt off.
     
  5. Robert

    Robert Guest

    Is he the one that wrote "Intuitive IC OP AMPS" Design?

    I finally picked up a copy of that and it's on my pile to read.

    Robert
     
  6. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    No, it's true - I've met him physically, and he's a very nice person.

    But then again, he has to be - he's about 5'5". ;-)

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  7. You just can't do too much checking.

    I recently picked up work from a fellow engineer who left for a better
    job. He had just received a backplane board that had, instead of
    holes where coax cable was intended to pass through, silkscreen
    circles. Other than that, the board worked perfectly.

    I had Layouts-R-Us redo the board, this time with actual holes. They
    got the holes right, but now one of the power connections is missing
    to all 8 connectors.

    At least this can fixed with a string of jumper wires. I didn't have
    any spare holes in me pocket to fix the original effort.
     
  8. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Read page 14 thoroughly ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  9. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I failed to mention, like Aysdie here, 5 of the 6 letter writers had
    that assumption of bicyclist superiority, while the 6th said I was
    "right on".

    One said, "Old man, stop putting on your make-up, and pay attention to
    the road".

    Lemme see now, old man... one thousand one, one thousand two, one
    thousand..., or dear, should I apply the brakes... oh dear, what is
    that crunching noise ?:)

    Jerks! 3977 pounds plus me beats a bicycle every time ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
     

  10. What a load of lying shit.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     

  11. I used to drive a 73 Chevy stepvan for my personal vehicle. (Who
    needs a wimpy SUV?) 6150 pounds empty, and I've had over 9000 pounds of
    cargo in it. I just blew the horn, and let them decide to get out of my
    way, or not. If some idiot sees a truck that big coming down the road
    and thinks he can pull out in front of it and expect it to stop, there
    isn't much loss to the gene pool. I never did install those air horns.
    :(

    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  12. rebel

    rebel Guest

    maybe " that's why I want it reviewed by a *different* idiot"?
     
  13. Um no, I didn't say that. I am saying your death wish is as big as
    any cyclist's. Now there is equality, not superiority! lol
     
  14. JosephKK

    JosephKK Guest

    mpm posted to sci.electronics.design:
    If i was having a very awake moment i might have said, "I am less
    interested in your pre-evaluation editorials than your professional
    critique."

    Layered communication like that usually takes preparation.
     
  15. What you need is a Volvo A40D - I.M.O. the only vehicle capable of teaching
    rabid cyclists, old farts in mercers, grannies with zimmer frames and
    teenagers in Peugeout GTI (turbo)'s some respect for both traffic and road
    conditions!!

    http://www.volvo.com/constructionequipment/na/en-us/products/articulated+haulers/A40D/
     
  16. legg

    legg Guest

    It's good attitude o take when proofing 'perfect' work....like
    something off the boss's desk. Proofreading docs at the board level
    art stage is a thankless job, but if done well can save your ass. The
    less familiar the proof-reader is with the work, the harder it is to
    do effectively.

    He should probably have kept his mouth shut, though. As a 'new hire',
    he's probably interested in finding out, as quickly as possible, if
    you can be trusted and whether it's worth hanging around.

    My own attitude, very early on, was actually probably the same as my
    employer; give it six months before deciding to commit seriously for
    the long term. Now-adays, I just look at the project and work around
    obstacles (administrative or otherwise) for it's duration. No comment
    on which is more fulfilling.

    Not having been a 'new hire' for a while yourself, it's maybe a good
    idea not to expect to come up with automatic responses when they're
    unlikely to be applicable. Full marks for keeping your own trap shut.

    RL
     
  17. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

  18. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest


    I have got "no respect" from R from the moment I met him, much less
    hired him. I don't want respect, I want good electronics. I've had too
    many engineers who would plough on, doing stupid things, because "John
    said to do it that way." I need engineers who will preferably argue
    from the get-go, or at least go off, try it, and come back soon and
    say "this is a crock, I have a better way."

    No engineer should ever turn off his ability to think, no matter how
    much authority is stacked against him. And tact should be applied
    selectively... it's not a good idea to call a new customer an idiot,
    but it's fine in a friendly context.

    We have a common goal, to make the electronics as mind-boggling good
    as it can be. It is impressive how important, or how destructive, egos
    can be in this respect.


    John
     
  19. Speaking of stupid, didn't you even finish reading his post?

    "Lemme see now, old man... one thousand one, one thousand two, one
    thousand..., or dear, should I apply the brakes... oh dear, what is
    that crunching noise ?:)

    Jerks! 3977 pounds plus me beats a bicycle every time ;-)"

    -- Jim Tompson

    I'd say his wish is more to inflict death on others.

    Thanks,
    Rich
     

  20. Or Tonka toys.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
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