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NoNIckName_#2   9/5/2012 7:52:54 PM
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Dang, I'm one power cord short.

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Wnderer   9/5/2012 8:44:52 PM
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After Josh's burrito binge, the space station crew made him work outside.

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old account Frank Eory   9/5/2012 9:17:43 PM
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Milton, we're gonna need you to move your lab equipment outside, yeah, 'cause we need the bench space in here, so if you could go ahead and do that, that would be great!

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David Ashton   9/5/2012 10:24:14 PM
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"It's far too nice a day to be working inside...."

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MarkBort   9/5/2012 10:43:00 PM
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Geek Double Fantasy

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krisi   9/5/2012 11:00:38 PM
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Houston: we have a problem...

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David Ashton   9/5/2012 11:01:33 PM
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Aahhhh....at last a workshop with enough space for all my test equipment!

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Barbara Collignon   9/5/2012 11:03:28 PM
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Cosmic Ray Shielding - Greek Style.

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Doug_S   9/6/2012 3:49:32 AM
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Gary believed in two things, having all the latest gadgets and solar power. Luckily the L1 Lagrangian point provided sufficient constant solar flux to power his whole collection. The downside was that using mice in zero gravity turned out to be more difficult than he'd assumed.

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elPresidente   9/6/2012 4:02:28 AM
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Neil's management completely misunderstood his safety recommendations for encapsulating the DUT, having lots of space to work in, floating all of the lab equipment, and not tying anything to ground.

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Colli   9/6/2012 8:29:41 AM
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Late in the day, a CERN engineer realises they were just about to create a wormhole.

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rfindley   9/6/2012 8:45:24 AM
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"And that was the moment we decided to discontinue our on-site service policy."

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Monkey_noise   9/6/2012 9:04:09 AM
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And there's still not enough space for everything

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mgburr   9/6/2012 11:58:08 AM
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And they thought staying with wired GPIB was a bad idea.

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Mineyes   9/6/2012 1:51:20 PM
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HAL, this time I wore my helmet.

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DLM549   9/6/2012 3:03:42 PM
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Oh, yeah...forgot about free-space loss!

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Rick_Hille   9/6/2012 5:06:53 PM
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Oh great! A floating input!

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Chris.Wyland   9/6/2012 7:36:26 PM
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Why does everything have to be grounded? The view here is great!

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Chris.Wyland   9/6/2012 7:36:51 PM
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There's isolation and then there is isolation.

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Mineyes   9/6/2012 8:27:31 PM
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One slight adjustment, then no more uni-brow!

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MarkBort   9/6/2012 8:52:59 PM
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Ten-meter EMC chamber on steroids.

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mr_bandit   9/7/2012 12:40:44 AM
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No matter how big your bench is, you always end up with 6 inches to do the actual work.

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MarkBort   9/7/2012 12:47:43 AM
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Hubble, Hubble, double trouble.

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MarkBort   9/7/2012 1:09:32 AM
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Bob ordered a transponder, but fortuitously transporter arrived instead.

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SylvieBarak   9/7/2012 3:26:59 AM
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Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?

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David Ashton   9/7/2012 5:35:36 AM
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Hey! My old Signal Generator with the broken vacuum tube is suddenly working again!!

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David Ashton   9/7/2012 5:40:29 AM
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AAARRGGHH!! WHY WON'T THIS @#$#%^& THING WORK??? (In space, no one can hear you scream......)

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Colli   9/7/2012 2:07:04 PM
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Now where's that Earth strap?

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Colli   9/7/2012 2:12:52 PM
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I really must stop sniffing that solvent - I'm starting to hallucinate.

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NoNIckName_#2   9/7/2012 3:23:29 PM
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An EE wonk's perfect vacation!

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ndancer   9/7/2012 4:31:16 PM
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The secret code ... CTRL ALT INSERT SPACEBAR ENTER

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MarkBort   9/7/2012 6:36:49 PM
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Final Frontier V2.0

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MarkBort   9/7/2012 6:45:41 PM
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V’Ger early beginnings.

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C VanDorne   9/7/2012 9:36:40 PM
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One small tweak for man, one giant signal sweep for mankind.

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MarkBort   9/8/2012 12:32:26 AM
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Transputer tech lost in space.

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Chuck.Hill   9/8/2012 12:44:55 AM
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Now where did I put that switch for the artificial gravity.

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Chuck.Hill   9/8/2012 12:46:58 AM
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I wondered what that purchase request for $20M was for.

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MarkBort   9/8/2012 12:52:46 AM
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Bob quickly realized why no one volunteered to calibrate the zero-G amusement ride.

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xwindowsjunkie   9/8/2012 11:28:35 PM
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Darn it where's the ground reference?

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David Ashton   9/10/2012 12:29:17 AM
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Damn penny-pinching management...wouldn't pay extra for radiation-hardening...now none of this gear works.....

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skal_jp   9/10/2012 1:32:58 AM
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I know there is a budget reduction program, but I still think the all in one measurement box is better than the kit version...

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skal_jp   9/10/2012 1:35:37 AM
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Err... Huston... You guys forget to put screw number 37 in the kit... Fortunately I always carry on sellotape.

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TFCSD   9/10/2012 5:38:19 AM
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“There's never time to do it right, but always time to do it over”. Oh well.

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TFCSD   9/10/2012 5:44:50 AM
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We got to make the launch date and we’ll fix it later with a software upgrade they said. Don’t worry the hardware works fine they said.

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TFCSD   9/10/2012 5:47:44 AM
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I bet they now wished they gave me the time I needed

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TFCSD   9/10/2012 5:56:55 AM
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It was poetic justice when management finally realized outsourcing did not result in the big savings over doing things in house.

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TFCSD   9/10/2012 5:59:16 AM
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I guess I'm not so expendable after all

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TFCSD   9/10/2012 6:07:19 AM
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Huston, she's now working correctly per requirements. Do you still want to decommission this antique?

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TFCSD   9/10/2012 6:15:00 AM
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With nobody looking over his shoulder, the engineer could finally make some progress.

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Denis.Giri   9/10/2012 10:21:54 AM
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space qualification ongoing

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John Duquette   9/10/2012 12:42:53 PM
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Bob Pease in Heaven.

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bnowak0   9/10/2012 12:45:15 PM
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"Nope, no God Particle out here either"

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Stargzer   9/10/2012 1:28:15 PM
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I _TOLD_ them they were bidding too low on the mandatory requirement for on-site service, but _NOOOOO_, does anyone ever listen to the techs?

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KKing1   9/10/2012 7:05:17 PM
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This is Major Tom to ground control, I stepping through the door, and I'm floating in a most peculiar way and the stars look very different today!

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Don.Swaab   9/10/2012 7:11:58 PM
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I needed more space, so I transferred to our satellite office.

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Don.Swaab   9/10/2012 7:12:35 PM
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Fly me to the moon, and let me play among the scopes.

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MarkBort   9/11/2012 1:36:08 AM
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Space cowboy lab equipment roundup, 2050.

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Don.Swaab   9/11/2012 3:48:40 AM
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Before you launch a Mars probe, you should first disconnect it from the scope.

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MarkBort   9/11/2012 4:26:37 AM
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"Say again, Mission Control, confirm. Check the lander thruster data English-to-metric conversion function?"

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Mineyes   9/11/2012 12:39:19 PM
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In space, no one cools by convection.

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Mineyes   9/11/2012 12:40:12 PM
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No atmosphere, so the smoke cannot come out!

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Rick_Hille   9/11/2012 1:32:03 PM
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Houston, how quickly can you launch a crossover cable up here? Also add a high priority bulletin in the mission log to remind satellite contractors that they should be wiring their serial ports DCE!!

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MarkBort   9/11/2012 7:19:05 PM
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"Retrieval may be tough....this unit has no 'escape' key...but does have 'return' and 'home' keys. Will they work instead?"

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MindTech   9/11/2012 8:26:13 PM
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Sick and tired of his constantly cluttered desk, Phil decided to work in a more "free-form" environment.

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jkdrum   9/12/2012 1:17:24 PM
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I know the new space shuttle is not completed yet! But, we still have work to do!

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W1PK   9/12/2012 5:01:05 PM
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I said "Orbitz," not "orbits", but what the hell!

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MarkBort   9/12/2012 8:03:59 PM
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"Mission Control ... I'm just wondering ... how far is far enough with this far-field probe?"

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seaEE   9/13/2012 2:29:21 AM
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Neil had a novel idea for meeting the weight requirements for his product, while still meeting the stringent performance goals.

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Colli   9/13/2012 2:11:34 PM
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Gina (the Gorgeous) finally gets some peace and quiet (and the TV remote).

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MarkBort   9/14/2012 12:49:13 AM
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Bored Brad … at CAD … one lad … good dad … want ad … launch pad … so glad … wear plaid … no fad … but had … space RAD … go mad … too bad … so sad!

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greenlime   9/14/2012 8:12:14 PM
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Hmm.. I don't have to worry of static.

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greenlime   9/14/2012 8:13:17 PM
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yayyyy... all equipment's powered with solar!!

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seaEE   9/15/2012 4:50:28 AM
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At last Lance had reached a place where no one could reach him by email, text, IM, Twitter, phone, or Facebook. He actually got some work done that day.

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TFCSD   9/15/2012 6:56:53 AM
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Let's see, at fifty cents a mile deduction for a business trip. Carry over the Net Operating Loss. . .Sweet!

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TFCSD   9/15/2012 6:57:34 AM
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Finally, I got a room with a view

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TFCSD   9/15/2012 7:00:20 AM
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When I said I could add that feature "on the fly", I meant before the launch.

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TFCSD   9/15/2012 7:01:33 AM
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Huston, we found the problem. It's software.

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TFCSD   9/15/2012 7:04:43 AM
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And I said 5% travel is not so bad.

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TFCSD   9/15/2012 7:07:55 AM
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Just a little more time and it will work perfect

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TFCSD   9/15/2012 7:09:45 AM
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Huston, you have a problem. My service call bill.

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didymus7   9/15/2012 1:43:43 PM
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"The last thing I remember is the tech saying 'Just a couple of more amps...'"

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didymus7   9/15/2012 1:44:29 PM
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Uh, when do we tell Dave that he's just velcro'ed to the wall?

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didymus7   9/15/2012 1:45:04 PM
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Just after the smart carpet exploded.

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MarkBort   9/17/2012 6:46:37 PM
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To avoid any accused duplication of IP in his tablet design, Bob asked management to create an ultimate clean room. However Bob didn’t fully realize that legal precedence may keep him in orbit a very long time.

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TFCSD   9/18/2012 10:56:31 PM
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Now Hubble is good for another 20 years

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TFCSD   9/18/2012 10:58:56 PM
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Like the Marines, Embedded Engineers are the first in and the last out.

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TFCSD   9/18/2012 11:06:48 PM
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Huston you have a problem. . . in the software.

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TFCSD   9/18/2012 11:09:19 PM
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Hardware can't upload a patch

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TFCSD   9/18/2012 11:17:34 PM
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Tell management that my design works fine. Also inform the techs I found their several miss wires and loose screws. Now, will you please come and get me?

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Colli   9/19/2012 3:00:34 PM
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This isn't what the Infinite Improbability Drive is supposed to do!

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MarkBort   9/19/2012 7:06:55 PM
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“Here’s the problem … the reentry module has called an altered state reentrant routine.”

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NoNIckName_#2   9/20/2012 4:48:49 PM
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I love these field problems! Can't wait for the per diem check!

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MarkBort   9/20/2012 6:59:09 PM
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Bob finally gets to tangle with the Uncertainty Principle.

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Colli   9/21/2012 12:35:33 PM
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Last time I bother praising Vogon poetry.

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NoNIckName_#2   9/21/2012 9:21:02 PM
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Finally, adequate lab space!

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NoNIckName_#2   9/21/2012 9:28:45 PM
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God thinks He's an engineer.

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MarkBort   9/22/2012 6:36:32 AM
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Someone left a note for an electronic tech ... it says 'Phone home ET.'

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gvictor   9/29/2012 5:41:21 AM
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Jim loved the ability to work remotely.

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gvictor   9/30/2012 7:52:05 PM
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Management granted Jim's request to have his workload lightened.

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