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Gen. Dreedle

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Phase III of "Oh, good grief............."
« on: June 23, 2012, 06:23:31 PM »
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/digital-source/214981-clocks-always-can-shaped.html#post3070028

Now, before everyone tries to tell me I am an elitist fascist............

Look, I have no problem with DIYers asking questions. Asking questions is about the only way a lot of them are going to learn.

My problem is the people who answer are as much in the dark, as the other guy. But, they don't realize it, so they have no inhibitions to prevent them from "answering".

OK, to be fair.........the answers are not awful. It just baffles me that is the best they can do. Some much for being "fanatics".

Almost as baffling as me reading it in the first place. But, I'm broke, and easily amused. That is my excuse, and I am standing by it.

Besides...............the baseball game was a day game, and it was dreadful. Gotta find some form of entertainment.
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Re: Phase III of "Oh, good grief............."
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 12:40:00 AM »
Clocks are of the devil. Black magic, clocks, voodoo,....all the same category, allowed only to dedicated holy people.
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Re: Phase III of "Oh, good grief............."
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 04:56:31 AM »
At least they aren't debating.  Yet.

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Re: Phase III of "Oh, good grief............."
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 10:26:48 AM »
Just give them time.

"I wish I had said that."
"You will, Oscar, you will.
"Major Danby, sir."
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Re: Phase III of "Oh, good grief............."
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012, 11:39:25 AM »
Much earlier in my career (such as it is), I was sucked into a management meeting with a bunch of executives.  Ostensibly it was to explain some technical aspects of a project I was working on.

They never got to me.

Somehow one part of the discussion ventured onto the topic of power consumption.  Somebody quickly calculated the power based on some kind of New Math.  Other guys started questioning the calculation.  It seems that they had their own New Math.  Both were wrong. 

Even though it would seem impossible, the debate went down hill from there and got into the subject of Ohm's Law.  They all got it wrong.  Every one.  There's only so many permutations of I, E, and R, so you'd thing one of these highly paid guys would get it.  You'd be wrong.

I just sat there quietly and didn't fall on the floor laughing.  A modern miracle.  But, heck, it was an Italian owned company.

The reason they never got to me was because things got so heated that two of the guys wanted to settle it in the parking lot.  But, heck, it was an Italian owned company - it works both ways.

You just can't make this stuff up. 




Dunh da da dunh!  Dunh da da dunh DAAAA!  Epilogue: All of these guys supposedly were at one time engineers.  Two were former GTE guys.  No names were used because none were innocent.
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Re: Phase III of "Oh, good grief............."
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 08:20:39 PM »
Put 10 Eye-ties in a room and you will get a dozen opinions. Trust me.
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"Danby. D-A-N-B-Y."
"Take him out and shoot him."
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