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Hawaiian Shirts to be Unofficial Garb for EE Live 2014!

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DrFPGA
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DrFPGA   2/25/2014 4:30:04 PM
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Maybe you can get the folks who did the mustache camera to do a Hawaiian shirt camera at EE Live. An option to send a photo to your smart phone would be a nice upgrade!

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Max The Magnificent   2/25/2014 4:33:06 PM
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@DrFPGA: Maybe you can get the folks who did the mustache camera to do a Hawaiian shirt camera at EE Live.

Ooohhhh -- now there's an idea!

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Etmax   2/26/2014 6:57:05 PM
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Why not make it the official garb? It would help exclude all the boring types in shirt & tie :-)

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Max The Magnificent   2/27/2014 9:44:00 AM
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@Etmax: Why not make it the official garb?


If you have to force someone to wear a Hawaiian shirt -- they aren't worthy LOL

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Max The Magnificent   2/27/2014 9:45:22 AM
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@Etmax: It would help exclude all the boring types in shirt & tie :-)

I no longer own any suits, non-Hawaiian shirts, or ties -- and my life is so much happier :-)

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Etmax   2/27/2014 8:49:36 PM
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I own one suit reserved for weddings and funerals. It replaces another that I grew out of.

I didn't like the idea of marrying my daughters off while wearing a T-shirt :-) and was too cheap to hire one for the 5 occasions I've needed one.

Did you know that some of our news presenters wear a jacket & tie but shorts below the table line :-)

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Max The Magnificent   2/28/2014 10:12:02 AM
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@Etmax: ...was too cheap to hire one for the 5 occasions I've needed one.

My 19-year-old son is in the JROTC -- they had their "Military Ball" last weekend -- I had to hire a tux -- the price made my eyes water -- fortunately, the only other time I think I'll need to wear a suit is when he gets married (hopefully not for a while) -- as far as I'm concerned, that should do me for the rest of my life :-)

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Max The Magnificent   2/28/2014 10:12:51 AM
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@Etmax: Did you know that some of our news presenters wear a jacket & tie but shorts below the table line :-)

So long as they keep their shorts on, I think we're safe :-)

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Definitely need some color variation
betajet   2/25/2014 6:40:29 PM
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Just take a look at the photos at the EE Live! site.  Pretty drab, huh?  No wonder people think EEs are dull.

Now imagine all those visitors in boring solid colors wearing wild, colorful Hawaiian shirts!  Wonderfully subversive, IMHO.  Who knows, maybe we'll even make Dilbert :-)

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Max The Magnificent   2/26/2014 9:04:58 AM
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@Betajet: Who knows, maybe we'll even make Dilbert :-)

Then all of my struggles will have been worth while LOL

Don;t forget that you boasted "I've got a good one" (I'm assuming you were talking about a Hawaiian shirt :-)  Now you have to wear it to EE Live!

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betajet   2/26/2014 9:35:24 AM
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Mine is black with big yellow flowers.  Very elegant.  I'm glad to have a good opportunity to show it off :-)

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Max The Magnificent   2/26/2014 9:41:44 AM
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@Betajet: Mine is black with big yellow flowers.  Very elegant.  I'm glad to have a good opportunity to show it off :-)

I'm looking forward to seeing it. I will be wearing Hawaiian shirts throughout the conference (I wear them every day) -- and I would love to see other people wearing them throughout the conference -- but for those who have only one Hawaiian shirt (say a black one with big yellow flowers), perhaps the best time to flaunt it would be at the conference party on Tuesday afternoon (4:00pm to 5:00pm, I think).

Maybe we can have an unofficial competition to decide who is sporting the most bodacious Hawaiian shirt?

 

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SandorD   2/26/2014 8:01:56 PM
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Max, the solution is to surf the wave of conformity. Once critical mass is achieved (50% +1?), the rest of the crowd will feel out of place and in lunch time, they will rush out to the nearest Hawaiian shirt store! 

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eBum   2/26/2014 10:01:18 PM
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There's an easy way to get more Hawaiian shirts at EE Live: hold it in Hawaii.

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Max The Magnificent   2/27/2014 9:46:35 AM
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@eBum: There's an easy way to get more Hawaiian shirts at EE Live: hold it in Hawaii.

That would certainly have my vote.

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MeasurementBlues   2/28/2014 10:22:19 AM
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@Max,

In 2007, the IEEE EMC Society held it's annual Symposium in Honolulu. I saved my air miles to pay for my wife's ticket and paid for my daughter's. We left a week early, and flew into Maui for a few days then went to the big island, then to Honolulu. We were gone 10 days in all. Best trip ever. Snorkeling was great.

What happens when a conference is in Hawaii is the conference will get a record number of paper submissions (I wonder why). It seems there were more presenters than attendees. Exhibitors sent fewer people to the booths and I jnew afew people who expected to go but were pulled on short notice when their companies decided to cut back.

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Max The Magnificent   2/28/2014 10:33:18 AM
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@MeasurementBlues: In 2007, the IEEE EMC Society held it's annual Symposium in Honolulu...

In 2001 I was invited to be a speaker at a private conference in Kaua'i -- there were just two speakers -- I was the "warm up" act before Newt Gingrich -- Ha! Take that! :-)

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Measurement.Blues   2/28/2014 10:36:30 AM
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I wouldn't want to be in the same time zone as Newt.

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Max The Magnificent   2/28/2014 10:46:10 AM
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@MeasurementBlues: I wouldn't want to be in the same time zone as Newt.

I actually found him to be a very knowledgable and pleasant guy -- but then we didn't talk about politics, more the history of technology and stuff.

 

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MeasurementBlues   2/28/2014 10:49:15 AM
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Newt is probably a fascinating person with which to have a discussion if you keep politics out.

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MeasurementBlues   2/28/2014 10:49:16 AM
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Newt is probably a fascinating person with which to have a discussion if you keep politics out.

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Max The Magnificent   2/27/2014 9:42:30 AM
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@SandorD: Once critical mass is achieved (50% +1?), the rest of the crowd will feel out of place...

Maybe we should have a vendor of Hawaiian shirts have a booth at EE Live! LOL

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Really Glad for the Clarification
Aeroengineer   2/26/2014 10:17:29 PM
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Max,

I am glad that you clarified the point that you wear more than just a Hawaiian shirt.  I was getting a little worried.  Not the sort of image I was looking to have of you.

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Max The Magnificent   2/27/2014 9:48:02 AM
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@Aeroengineer: I am glad that you clarified the point that you wear more than just a Hawaiian shirt.

Well, I only wear one at a time, you understand. The first thing I do after my morning shower is to decide upon the "shirt du jour" -- so by the time I leave the house I'm already in a happy mood :-)

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Use the studs, you stud
Measurement.Blues   2/27/2014 8:06:09 PM
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@Max, when are you going to learn that your shelf brackets need to be attached to studs in the wall?

I once heard a story from someone who bought a house and the cabinets where not attached to the studs, just screwed into the plaster. They came crashing down one night after being loaded with dishes. Someone did the kitchen remodel either just on the cheap to make it looks good for sale or the installer  was really dumb.

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Max The Magnificent   2/28/2014 10:09:34 AM
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@MeasurmentBlues: ...when are you going to learn that your shelf brackets need to be attached to studs in the wall?

It's no longer a problem -- I have simplified my life -- I now own two pairs of sneakers, one pair each of brown and black shoes (in case of an emergency), one pair of hiking boots, four pairs of shorts for summer, three pairs of yeans for winter, about 10 T-Shirts and about 20 Hawaiian shirts (plus socks, handkerchiefs, etc.)

 

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Measurement.Blues   2/28/2014 10:13:59 AM
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@Max, and where do you keep these items, on the floor?

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Max The Magnificent   2/28/2014 10:30:04 AM
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@MeasurementBlues: ...and where do you keep these items, on the floor?

Actually, it was the upper rack that collapsed -- I keep on meaning to put it back up - -but since I gave most of the old clothes to the goodwill, the lower rack is only partially used with my T-shirts, Hawaiian shirts, and jeans ... so there's no rush :-)

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MeasurementBlues   2/28/2014 10:34:29 AM
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@max, well at least your closet didn't leak because of an ice dam on the roof. That happened to me. Then the ice dam slid off the roof and hit my neighbor's house, destroying a screen. Now I'm having a roofer install show guards to prevent that from happening again. They'd better get here soon and finish today because it's going to snow again on Monday.

You wouldn't understand because it never snows where you are, right?

 

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Max The Magnificent   2/28/2014 10:53:00 AM
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@MeasurementBlues: You wouldn't understand because it never snows where you are, right?

You might think so since I'm in Huntsville, Alabama, but in fact the temperatures fell to 5F about 4 weeks ago and we were snowed in for 3 days about 2 weeks ago...

 

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Measurement.Blues   2/28/2014 11:27:27 AM
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@Max, now this is snow and ice. It's gone now after sliding down and hitting my neighbor's house. Roofers are up there right now installing snow guards and rails.



 

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