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supergord
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Old USA prank ......
supergord   3/10/2014 8:45:44 AM
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Does anyone remember an article , posted in a ham radio mag , must have been around Y2000 +- 2 years , it was Titled "Engineers Beware " , and related the story of some spoof electronic circuitry , presumably backed up with some good spoof literature .... some guy saw it and used it in a professional project , with disaterous results ...

What was that circuitry  ... does anyone know please ...?

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the_real_bigfoot   2/11/2011 1:21:50 AM
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Nice! While in the US Army Signal Corps, (I worked field radio/crypto repair) one of the microwave/PCM guys was trying to have a baby (with his wife, of course!) He was a quiet, nice kind of guy, and got more than his share of being pushed around for it. So, when he went up to the central hospital, for a sperm count, he had a light bulb go off over his head, and came back to the shop, and explained to all the young dumb single guys that a "nurse would help you with the donation." There was a mass stampede up to the hospital, (my early sense of cynicism rescued me from this--I KNEW that you would not get a "free one" from the Army) and one by one, the guys all came back, red faced...apparently, several had even gone so far as to ask if they could "pick a nurse". And, typical army SOP--they were't allowed to "change their minds" once they discovered that it wasn't going to be so delightful as they had been led to believe!

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Silicon_Smith   1/31/2011 6:43:09 PM
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Awesome read. I couldnt help cracking up into one of those wicked smiles. You rock!

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agk   1/30/2011 5:30:55 AM
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Nice clever actions Peter! reading this article i got a beautifull enjoyable laughing coming from inside of me.

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wilber_xbox   1/29/2011 4:39:56 PM
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that's what i would call a good example of excellent sense of mind. Peter, i wonder what work you do these days?

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David Ashton   1/28/2011 9:36:43 AM
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Nice comeback! I wish I could think as quickly as that.....

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