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betajet
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Sigh. I miss Wamba.
betajet   1/7/2014 2:17:27 PM
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"Sigh.  I miss Wamba."


[Wamba, son of Witless, is the jester in Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott.  I've always loved the name, and he's an awesome character -- and usually the brains of the outfit.]

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GUERDA??
David Ashton   1/7/2014 4:19:35 PM
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@Caleb..."Thanks to our talented artist, Daniel Guerda"......  I'd change it to Guidera quick sharp if I was you, else he will get offended and never talk to EE Times again :-)

Now I must get to thinking of some captions.....

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Re: GUERDA??
Caleb Kraft   1/11/2014 10:44:28 AM
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I make that mistake EVERY time I type his name. I'll get that fixed ASAP!

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David Ashton   1/11/2014 6:00:00 PM
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@Caleb - I reckon you must have fingers like mine, with a mind of their own....

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January Caption
David Ashton   1/7/2014 4:22:45 PM
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"Your highness, there's a program called Labview which will sort out all the Kingdom's problems, but I must warn you it will mean dipping fairly heavily into the treasury....."

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January Caption Contest
Wnderer   1/7/2014 6:22:17 PM
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Design Reviews can be a Royal Pain.

Wnderer
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January Caption Contest
Wnderer   1/7/2014 6:23:22 PM
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Joe thought if Bob Pease could be Czar of All the Band Gaps, he could be King of All the Circuits.

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Wnderer   1/7/2014 6:25:29 PM
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The King thought he knew all the knights in his realm. So when he heard of one he was not familiar with, he demanded to be introduced to this 'Sir Cuts'.

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Sadie!   1/16/2014 6:44:26 PM
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Hahaha that was too punny!!!

Wnderer
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Re: January Caption Contest
Wnderer   1/17/2014 11:59:38 AM
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Actually, after I posted the 'Sir Cuts'  joke I recalled seeing it in an earlier caption contest with a knight, so I can't take credit for it.

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January Caption Contest
MKolb   1/7/2014 6:26:40 PM
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Engineering Presentation Lesson #1:

When making a presentation to top management and the boss gets glassy eyed or the "deer in the headlights look", you are giving them to much technical detail.

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January Caption
David Ashton   1/7/2014 6:27:36 PM
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"...and this box here has a master stop which will be wired to a switch on your throne......so Your Highness will be in complete control....."

MKolb
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January Caption Contest
MKolb   1/7/2014 6:29:18 PM
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I wonder why the boss ignores me when I am explaining the latest hardware upgrade to our network products.

David Ashton
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David Ashton   1/7/2014 6:30:45 PM
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The modern court magician: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic....

MKolb
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MKolb   1/7/2014 6:34:14 PM
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Engineer "and this is a new feature...."  King to himself, "I wonder when the Eight Maids a Milking will be back?"

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AZskibum   1/7/2014 6:41:30 PM
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It automatically counts all the king's horses and all the king's men!

MKolb
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January Caption Contest
MKolb   1/7/2014 6:47:59 PM
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King to himself, Doesn't this guy know it's lunch time already!

MKolb
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MKolb   1/7/2014 6:51:17 PM
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Why did I ask Sir Engineer to tell me about his latest project?

MKolb
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January Caption Contest
MKolb   1/7/2014 7:13:33 PM
"...and as you can see here it is intuitively obvious to the most casual observer that this circuit will..."

MKolb
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MKolb   1/7/2014 7:23:54 PM
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Who let this guy in here anyway?  He's not wearing courtly garb, no "Your Majesty" or "Your Grace" when he addresses me and he's droning endlessly about his diagram and how the kingdom will benefit from it.

MKolb
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January Caption Contest
MKolb   1/7/2014 7:39:53 PM
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Sire, we believe the commoners have developed a new Royal BS detector.

MKolb
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MKolb   1/7/2014 7:46:14 PM
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Oh No!  It's one of the engineers from the insane asylum.  He might have an idea about how to do something better.

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January comic
ANON1246372689447   1/8/2014 11:55:50 AM
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The royal engineer explains his 'golden circuit' to King Midas.

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Cartoon Caption - Royal Flush
alane.lowne   1/8/2014 12:03:49 PM
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And this is the guts of the Royal Flush Toilet.  Go ahead - press the button ..

MKolb
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January Caption
MKolb   1/8/2014 12:21:37 PM
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Hoping to get some sleep, the King called in the Royal Engineer to present his latest design.

MKolb
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January Caption
MKolb   1/8/2014 12:29:08 PM
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King: All I wanted was a simple way to summon the butler!

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January caption
BrainiacV   1/8/2014 12:54:06 PM
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"...and that sire, is the main circuit of the time mchine I built that brought you here."

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BrainiacV   1/8/2014 12:58:16 PM
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"This circuit I call, 'The Royal Flush' for your, uh, throne, sire."

MKolb
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MKolb   1/8/2014 1:10:56 PM
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From this D'Guerda print, we can see the Management - Engineering relationship was the same in the middle ages as it is now.

MKolb
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January Caption
MKolb   1/8/2014 1:14:25 PM
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The King attending a lecture by "Q" on all the offensive and defensive features of his new throne.

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January Caption
bnowak0   1/8/2014 1:28:28 PM
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The only words the King understood were 'master' and 'slave'.

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Caleb Kraft   1/14/2014 10:22:49 AM
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wow, brilliant!

MKolb
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January Caption
MKolb   1/8/2014 1:30:16 PM
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Sire, we have integrated the Xbox One controls into the armrests of your throne and there is a special function under your right foot.  Press it and your opponent's controller will slow to a crawl!

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bnowak0   1/8/2014 1:32:41 PM
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Lord Samsungite steals another idea from Lord Appleton in this week's latest installment of GAME OF PHONES.

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Randa11   1/8/2014 2:50:16 PM
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"So if this newly designed section works: we should be able to extricate the lower half of your body from the throne......."

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radar1093   1/8/2014 3:59:30 PM
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We know that dragons haven't been seen for a few hundred years, but with all of the rumors floating around we decided to come up with a way to detect them up to 50 miles away.

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January Caption
David Ashton   1/8/2014 8:07:30 PM
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"Naah, not enough buttons on it.  Off with his head!!"

seaEE
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ESD strikes again
seaEE   1/8/2014 10:34:10 PM
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It looks like one of your knights was not wearing a heal grounding strap.  The drawbridge is still stuck at 45 degrees, but we have a new PCBA being galloped in.

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but wait there's more!
seaEE   1/8/2014 10:44:40 PM
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Yes, you can signal up to twenty attendants, as well as watch five tournaments simultaneously.

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bobdvb   1/9/2014 12:09:22 AM
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The Emperor didn't quite understand how these new clothes would work, but the wandering engineer had him convinced they were a good investment.

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Slow Down
Kip Feldermouse   1/9/2014 9:16:49 AM
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"Can you go over that again, son?  I only have an MBA."

betajet
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I miss Yorick
betajet   1/9/2014 9:36:56 AM
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"I miss Yorick.  To think that I traded him to King Hamlet to get this bozo."

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January caption
BrainiacV   1/9/2014 12:48:13 PM
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The king wondered why his new fool hadn't kept his day job.

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BrainiacV   1/9/2014 12:50:23 PM
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The king never thought the monarchy would be abolished and he'd have to learn a new skill.

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BrainiacV   1/9/2014 12:53:15 PM
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The CEO suddenly realized he hadn't changed clothes before attending the briefing.

MKolb
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January Caption
MKolb   1/9/2014 3:54:16 PM
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After the dazzling 3-D video presentation, the king was having trouble focusing on the technical data.

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January's Comic Is Fit for a King
TFCSD   1/9/2014 7:11:13 PM
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Methinks thou art a knave with thy dark arcane sorceries.  Nay, Merlin I couldst some what figure. I doth now wish I gave thee more my largesse.

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January's Comic Is Fit for a King
TFCSD   1/9/2014 7:20:36 PM
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Did I not decree all such wizards banished from my kingdom?

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January's Comic Is Fit for a King
TFCSD   1/9/2014 7:34:31 PM
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Pray tell, why doth we need a "safety switch" for swords?

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January's Comic Is Fit for a King
TFCSD   1/9/2014 7:45:22 PM
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This milord, for just a little more gold, is  the pulsed laser targeting system that should double the accuracy of your trebuchets.

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January's Comic Is Fit for a King
TFCSD   1/9/2014 8:00:09 PM
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Alas, my head goes soft, methinks I  perceives this varlet's blatherings!

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January's Comic Is Fit for a King
TFCSD   1/9/2014 8:07:28 PM
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Egads! My muddled old soothsayers make more sense than thou

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January's Comic Is Fit for a King
TFCSD   1/9/2014 8:26:25 PM
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Methinks thou didst not understand clearly, the queen doth require a chastity belt with a key. Pray tell, I have never seen an encrypted multimodal biometric AES rolling key? Is it brass?

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January's Comic Is Fit for a King
TFCSD   1/9/2014 8:36:18 PM
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Sire, I gather it has been a while since you last upgraded your product line. Please ask questions if I say anything you don't understand.

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January Caption Contest
eetcowie   1/10/2014 2:25:13 PM
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"...and HERE is where the FIRE-BREATHING dragon comes out...!"

eetcowie
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eetcowie   1/10/2014 2:35:30 PM
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"...sire, where did you think the term 'Crowning Achievement' came from?"

eetcowie
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eetcowie   1/10/2014 3:24:39 PM
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"...and this stage here, replaces the king and his kingdom."

eetcowie
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eetcowie   1/10/2014 4:03:56 PM
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Nerd: "I named this presentation software after the stick used in jousting; I call it, PowerPoint".

King: "What is software?"

eetcowie
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eetcowie   1/10/2014 6:37:39 PM
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"...and this is a light bulb, which in terms of performance, no one can hold a candle to..."

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January Caption
NoNIckName_#2   1/11/2014 1:08:13 PM
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The king ponders how to inform his wizard that the proposed catapult control circuit, with multiple floating inputs, will never work reliably.

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January's Comic Is Fit for a King
TFCSD   1/11/2014 10:58:44 PM
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Yet another sad example when engineers fail to consider their audience

seaEE
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voila!
seaEE   1/12/2014 1:12:07 AM
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So this circuit will tally all of the votes in your kingdom and feed them into your castle.  Uh--thanks let me read the spec again...right-o, this is a monarchy, yes.  Okay, so this circuit allows you to enter the king's will into this input, and then, voila, it is output to each and every citizen in the kingdom instantly!

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NoNIckName_#2   1/12/2014 8:51:13 PM
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What the king hears:  Blah blah blah "Your Majesty" blah blah blah blah blah "Sire."

What he thinks:  If this turkey doesn't stop talking real soon, he'll be spending some quality time in my dungeon starting in about 5 minutes.

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David Ashton   1/12/2014 9:22:29 PM
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@NoNiclName_#2....you can correct your own posts after you post them....just click on Edit/Delete below the post and you can change or delete it.   Pretty obvious.... but I didn't realise till someone pointed it out to me either! :-)

 

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NoNIckName_#2   1/13/2014 1:50:02 PM
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Thanks David.  Worked like a charm.

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January Caption
NoNIckName_#2   1/13/2014 6:28:49 PM
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So far my "dazzle him with BS" strategy seems to be working.  I just pray that the king doesn't demand a working prototype.

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Caleb Kraft   1/14/2014 10:24:25 AM
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SOP for me.

Parreco
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January Caption
Parreco   1/13/2014 7:23:06 PM
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This is the toughest job interview environment I've ever been in!!

Parreco
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January Caption
Parreco   1/13/2014 7:42:09 PM
The new Engineering Director acts like he's King....(and this is "CASUAL-DRESS" Friday)!!

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January Caption
NoNIckName_#2   1/14/2014 1:03:36 PM
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A young Bob Pease describing one of his early designs.

seaEE
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Beyond POC
seaEE   1/14/2014 11:41:30 PM
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So this is it on paper.  For the next step, we will need your Majesty to lightly dip into the royal coffers.

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My Chair
antedeluvian   1/15/2014 10:31:47 AM
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.. and so, based on this rationale, you are sitting in MY chair!

eetcowie
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January Caption Contest
eetcowie   1/15/2014 1:02:33 PM
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"This is how Tesla is fixing their overheating problem on their electric vehicles. Now all we have to do, is invent the car."

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David Ashton   1/16/2014 3:45:00 AM
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"Your Majesty, we don't call ourselves King Avionics for nothing.  This is absolutely the best comms gear you can buy for your private jet!"

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The ground problem
prabhakar_deosthali   1/16/2014 9:12:27 AM
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Your Majesty, The ground shown here is for the circuit so that your jet can fly off the ground safely!

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eetcowie   1/16/2014 12:01:46 PM
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"You guessed it sire. As you can see by this paper design, we will be designing PAPER."

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eetcowie   1/16/2014 12:41:30 PM
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Scientist: "The lab boys in the alchemy department came up with this MRI thing, that lets us see what our king is thinking. We first squeeze some juice from the head, then the sushi chef tastes it, and lets us know what HE thinks."

King: "I can already tell you what I think...let's cut off the scientist's head, and see if there is anything in there! By the way, what does MRI stand for?"

Scientist: "Well, it was My Revelation Idea, but I heard the Beta Testers calling it,  Much Rubbish Inside."

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Parreco   1/17/2014 7:02:15 PM
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And these are the "J", "K", and "Q" pins....No, that doesn't stand for "Jack", "King" and "Queen"!!

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January Caption Contest
Wnderer   1/18/2014 8:51:46 AM
When resistance was fuedal.

Wnderer
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Wnderer   1/18/2014 8:53:35 AM
Getting a product through some nations' regulatory process is downright medieval.

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Time travel
WireMan0   1/24/2014 9:24:28 PM
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But King Henry, I worked my head off on this time machine to get you back to Miss Boleyn.

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David Ashton   1/27/2014 7:34:28 PM
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"...and this stage, your majesty, drives the Adafruit NeoPixel LEDs to make your crown's jewels glow any colour you want!"

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eetcowie   1/28/2014 11:24:51 AM
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Geek: " I call this the KING CRAB detector. "

King: " I call it, Career-Ending Inducer! "

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NoNIckName_#2   1/29/2014 1:56:17 PM
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Today the boss is king.  This is a demotion; yesterday he thought he was God.

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january caption contest
prithvi narayan   1/30/2014 11:22:14 AM
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This is what every angel investor meeting ACTUALLY looks like!

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We're Gonna Need a Bigger Moat
Kip Feldermouse   1/30/2014 5:02:15 PM
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"And that, Sire, is how we plan to replace the live alligators in the moat."

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Don Swaab   2/3/2014 9:04:22 AM
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This alchemy machine changes lead into lead-free solder, in accordance with the RoHS directive.

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Don Swaab   2/3/2014 9:06:29 AM
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I know you're just the janitor, but we design our wearable computers to make their users look important.

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Coursera?
ksampat   3/5/2014 4:22:14 PM
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We offer on-demand classes - you click on the class name, and the professor is sent to your palace!

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