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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Belated Inspiration
Max The Magnificent   2/22/2017 3:12:23 PM
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@perl_geek: ...an "Edison vs Tesla" flamewar..

Would that be the same Edison that didn't create the world's first incandescent bulb and who missed the chance to invent the vacuum tube 21 years before British electrical engineer and physicist John Ambrose Fleming created the vacuum tube diode?

I think I've heard of him LOL

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perl_geek   2/22/2017 1:39:38 PM
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Now we can hijack the thread for an "Edison vs Tesla" flamewar. :-)*

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Re: Belated Inspiration
Rcurl   2/22/2017 10:22:47 AM
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Don't know why I didn't think of this earlier, but I think Edison would be a fine first name - aside from the probability that his friends will call him "E.T."

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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
Max The Magnificent   2/22/2017 10:20:38 AM
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@David: ....our parliament on TV often looks like an unsupervised kindergarten class...

You think you've got it bad... you should see what it's like over here in the USA these days... I'm scared to turn my TV on to discover the Disaster du Jour (we consider ourselves lucky if there's only one :-)

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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
Max The Magnificent   2/22/2017 10:17:02 AM
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@David: ...I don't mind the cold but heat like that gets me down...

And this from a man who spent his formative years in Africa

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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
David Ashton   2/21/2017 7:02:08 PM
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@Max: "How is life on the Unfinished Continent?"

Well this summer nearly finished me - since Xmas we have been more than usually hot, mostly in mid-30's (that's C, 100 F for you philistines) and some high 30's.  A week or so I went to Tasmania (that's the little island down the bottom right) and the maximum we got there was 27 (80F).  I wanna go live there.  I don't mind the cold but heat like that gets me down.  There is a lot to see here but there's a lot of stupidity here too - our parliament on TV often looks like an unsupervised kindergarten class.  Bill Bryson gave a very fair treatment I think, warts and all as they say.

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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
Max The Magnificent   2/21/2017 6:15:08 PM
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@David: ...Comes from living down under...

How is life on the Unfinished Continent? I've long wanted to visit -- so many places to see -- I'd live to re-create Bill Bryson's journey from his book "In a Sunburned Country" 

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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
David Ashton   2/21/2017 5:40:08 PM
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@Max....Tom Swift Taylor does have a nice ring to it.

> Speaking of which, I can't believe that you haven't offered any input to my Hurray for Engineers column

Done and dusted.  I can't believe I was the first commenter.  Comes from living down under I suppose in one of the first time zones....

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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
Max The Magnificent   2/21/2017 4:56:30 PM
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@David: ...Then again, Adam could call his new bub "Swift" and hope he/she becomes a pop star...

Swift Taylor? Is this a play on Tom Swift? How about Tom Swift Taylor or Swift Tom Taylor?

      That would be way more lucrative than being an engineer.....

Speaking of which, I can't believe that you haven't offered any input to my Hurray for Engineers column

 

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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
David Ashton   2/21/2017 4:27:41 PM
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@Antedeluvian....

Tinker, Tailor,
Soldier, Sailor,
Rich Man, Poor Man,
Beggar Man, Thief.

Well that give a few career possibilities, none of them engineering-related though.

Then again, Adam could call his new bub "Swift" and hope he/she becomes a pop star.  

That would be way more lucrative than being an engineer.....

 

 

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