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The absent AFM

Benjamin Hutt
10/17/2011 12:56 PM EDT

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ReneCardenas
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ReneCardenas   12/28/2011 8:16:29 PM
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It looks to me that is simply a case of museum-glamor power over function. It is niece to show-off on best looking setting than an unplesant and unpolished basement.

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didymus7   10/24/2011 10:45:07 AM
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The most telling comment was how the director, despite seeing the difference in images, demanded that he AFM be moved back to where it would not be able to work properly. Typical management. They know they can't be trusted, so they don't trust anybody else!

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AcousticCliff   10/21/2011 7:38:34 PM
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Quiet isolation is becoming hard to find. Our anechoic chamber is on the 2nd floor and our building is near a freeway. It has a fairly quiet noise floor, but I can still hear those darn Harleys.

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Sheetal.Pandey   10/20/2011 5:43:19 AM
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Well this is quite common in the design and development.I can also relate to something similiar..

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sharps_eng   10/19/2011 8:52:18 PM
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I just see this scenario playing out on a set like Ghostbusters I basement, with switchboxes and heat-exchangers and warning signs everywhere.

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zeeglen   10/17/2011 8:13:17 PM
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Luvvit! Another use for a basement other than ambient RF screening for EMI measurements. It sounds like the Director eventually understood the reasons and solution, but he must have been worried. He really should have informed Engineering of the impending (impeding?) visit. I remember a somewhat similar situation when our chief engineer brought in some VIP suits to view a product, he never warned us ahead of time, and of course the product of interest was opened wide with many scope probes attached. Or another time (hearsay on my part) where a meeting room was used by some engineers who got a bit out of hand and started throwing paper airplanes around, and left them where they landed. The next group to use that room were a flock of potential investors and the company owner...he was not impressed.

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