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Karen Field
5/9/2014 09:30 AM EDT

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bobdvb
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bobdvb   5/9/2014 10:42:21 AM
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"Calibrating aging test equipment has become even more of a tightrope walk over the years."

GoBears84
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GoBears84   5/9/2014 5:37:47 PM
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Ralph took the suggestion of better work/life balance to heart.

 

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GoBears84   5/16/2014 3:42:11 PM
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Thank god he's not wearing a kilt.

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josetuna   5/9/2014 10:10:02 PM
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We were discussing on the coaxial input.. He said "Gimme a few instruments and I'll balance it right away!"

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palf   5/9/2014 5:14:25 PM
After one two many beers at the Christmas party, there was no stopping Joe stuffing himself with turkey and shouting "Let me show you what a balanced line feed really looks like!"

Parreco
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Parreco   5/9/2014 5:31:59 PM
Bob misunderstood the nature of the PERFORMANCE review!!

Don Swaab
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Don Swaab   5/9/2014 5:32:30 PM
This close-up view shows how an electron actually crosses a wire. Very carefully!

Parreco
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Parreco   5/9/2014 5:39:46 PM
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Bill's attempt at demonstrating, in layman's terms, the concept of BALANCED and ABOVE GROUND.

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Romek   5/9/2014 6:31:35 PM
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Joe's doing load-balancing test of our new Single Wire link.

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wall end A
dt_hayden   5/9/2014 7:10:12 PM
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While testing the cable installed between wall end B and wall end A, Ernie was suddenly inspired to try a little high wire walking himself.

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Don Swaab   5/9/2014 9:27:09 PM
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He's bridging the interoperability gap between two different vendors' test equipment suites.

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Don Swaab   5/9/2014 9:42:35 PM
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Hopefully his employee morale won't encounter a sudden fall-off.

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seaEE   5/9/2014 10:40:11 PM
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They are evidently not separate labs, and tomorrow, our oscilloscope will be "missing".

seaEE
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seaEE   5/9/2014 10:41:59 PM
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That's the new hire, Eli the Iceman.

seaEE
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seaEE   5/9/2014 10:46:30 PM
Fortunately we only require this kind of reception once a week, for Monday Night Football.

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TFCSD   5/10/2014 3:19:03 AM
I believe you are taking "Isolated Ground" too literally

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David Ashton   5/10/2014 4:03:39 AM
Well, the pole is a dipole tuned to WWV, it's attached to his ID card which is read by RFID and gives us a frequency reference.  Now all we have to do is get it a bit smaller!

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David Ashton   5/10/2014 4:05:52 AM
"Get to know your co-workers' OTHER skills" day at the Dev Lab....

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David Ashton   5/10/2014 4:10:22 AM
"I bet you can't do it with a vertically striped T-Shirt!"

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David Ashton   5/10/2014 4:15:00 AM
Agilent Keysight reassures customers that they still offer balanced inputs.....

David Ashton
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David Ashton   5/10/2014 4:19:05 AM
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"He's just practicing.  Next week he's doing it across Niagara Falls as publicity for our new scope line!"

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TFCSD   5/10/2014 12:20:18 PM
I said, I wanted to see how your circuit acts (circus act).

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TFCSD   5/10/2014 12:27:16 PM
The last place he worked design was a three ring circus.

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TFCSD   5/10/2014 12:29:13 PM
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These sort of things happen when testing run too long.

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TFCSD   5/10/2014 12:32:47 PM
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You've already impressed us with your design, you can stop now.

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TFCSD   5/10/2014 12:39:09 PM
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It may seem unconventional, but it worked

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TFCSD   5/10/2014 12:42:01 PM
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He made sure no one touched his test setup.

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TFCSD   5/10/2014 12:49:05 PM
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To prevent sitting too long; We ergonomically redesigned our labs.

TFCSD
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TFCSD   5/10/2014 12:55:30 PM
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I meant high tension as in voltage.


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TFCSD   5/10/2014 1:11:35 PM
Oh, you meant  an overhead power line, not a high tension wire.


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TFCSD   5/10/2014 1:18:53 PM
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I said, make sure to use  high tension wires for these tests, not high wire.

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selinz   5/10/2014 10:35:42 PM
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Our new TDR equipment measures covers 15 decades, from picoseconds to kiloseconds.

drmrs
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drmrs   5/11/2014 4:08:28 PM
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Mr. Putin demonstrates his " tightrope walking" when it comes to envading countries.          drmrs   5/11/2014   Rockville, MD

BrainiacVI
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BrainiacVI   5/12/2014 11:18:36 AM
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Ed's been watching "Mission Impossible" again, hasn't he?

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BrainiacVI   5/12/2014 11:19:54 AM
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These demos of Google Glass are getting to be a circus.

Wnderer
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Wnderer   5/12/2014 12:21:33 PM
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The way this interview is going, I think they really are looking for a purple squirrel.

Stargzer
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Stargzer   5/12/2014 4:20:15 PM
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Bob tries to avoid going out on a limb to get new test equipment.

Stargzer
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Stargzer   5/12/2014 4:29:33 PM
Bob said he wouldn't touch that equipment with a 10-foot pole.  Unfortunately, his boss assigned him a 12-foot pole.

Stargzer
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Raising the Bar
Stargzer   5/12/2014 4:31:38 PM
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"Bob, this isn't what Al meant when he said we had to raise the bar on our next project."

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Polar Coordinates
Stargzer   5/12/2014 4:42:27 PM
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Bob, a bit slow at Math, misunderstood the specification's reference to Polar Coordinates.

Stargzer
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Single Pole
Stargzer   5/12/2014 4:47:35 PM
Bob, ever the seasoned analog hardware jock, prepares to demonstrate his prototype single pole linear switch.

Stargzer
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RG-8/U
Stargzer   5/12/2014 4:53:16 PM
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Hey!  Look!  It's that new wiring saleman we hired from Wallenda Engineering!  Look what he can do with a spool of RG-8/U!

Stargzer
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EE Live! 2015
Stargzer   5/12/2014 5:27:27 PM
Max and Karen preview booths for EE Live! 2015.

seaEE
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seaEE   5/12/2014 9:59:06 PM
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He does his most creative thinking by removing himself far from his normal work environment.

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TGR0   5/13/2014 10:07:55 AM
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"Everyone had been hoarding that new test equipment, but now only the people who truly need it bother."

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NoNIckName_#2   5/14/2014 11:38:51 AM
Jimmy feels bulletproof after surviving the latest layoff cycle.

Don Swaab
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Don Swaab   5/15/2014 3:25:56 PM
Whose idea was it to replace the lab floor during working hours?

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ck_storage   5/16/2014 2:00:14 PM
I didn't have the heart to tell him that all of our lab equipment runs on a wireless network!

BrainiacVI
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BrainiacVI   5/16/2014 2:13:43 PM
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Would someone tell Fred he was supposed to be installing a ground wire.

BrainiacVI
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BrainiacVI   5/16/2014 2:20:27 PM
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HR misread the request for an aerial installer as aerial acrobat.

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bnowak0   5/16/2014 2:31:10 PM
Circuit du Soleil

CC VanDorne
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CC VanDorne   5/23/2014 3:42:05 PM
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Nice.

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tommymc   5/16/2014 2:50:50 PM
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James says to Bonnie: "Herbert always has the best performance when he runs a balanced line between all his amplifiers!"

CC VanDorne
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May I win this month?
CC VanDorne   5/16/2014 4:01:59 PM
Dan decided to have a race with the actual RS-232 signals...and he's WINNING!

wodonnell
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wodonnell   5/16/2014 4:24:01 PM
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Hmm... Maybe it's time to review those other customer 'test cases' that we already agreed to do.

Parreco
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Parreco   5/16/2014 4:50:43 PM
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He's re-creating the test set up....he will soon be demonstrating the GROUND BOUNCE!!

seaEE
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seaEE   5/16/2014 9:28:32 PM
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I told him to ground the chassis, not the chasm!

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NoNIckName_#2   5/17/2014 2:35:24 PM
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I think if you back up about a foot we'll be able to pick up WGN for the Cubs game.

madmcmac
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madmcmac   5/19/2014 9:33:29 AM
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It looks like he found a way to test the new gryostabilizer he was designing.

 

dt_hayden
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Zen
dt_hayden   5/20/2014 10:13:55 AM
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Dexter decides a Zen-like approach is best when having to use the floating inputs of the instrument.

dt_hayden
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Avoid Grounded Inputs
dt_hayden   5/20/2014 10:18:05 AM
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Ziggy cleverly devised a way to avoid grounded inputs on the new impedance test apparatus.

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Confused
dt_hayden   5/20/2014 10:22:38 AM
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 ... so then the guy behind the bar says "So, just climb a tree and act like a nut!"    Wait, what month is this caption for?

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mursu   5/20/2014 3:44:52 PM
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Managers' boot camp graduation day and the final challenge: The Art of Taking a Project Down to the Wire.

seaEE
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seaEE   5/21/2014 12:18:47 AM
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Half-duplex, about 1/10 Baud.

dt_hayden
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Wouldn't touch that project with a ten foot pole
dt_hayden   5/21/2014 4:42:01 PM
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Rupert draws the short straw in his group and gets assigned to maintain the antiquated automated instrument test suite.  Here we see him as he carefully approaches the beast with the proverbial ten foot pole.

NoNIckName_#2
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NoNIckName_#2   5/22/2014 11:49:24 AM
If you can't have fun evaluating engineering intern applicants why bother?

NoNIckName_#2
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NoNIckName_#2   5/22/2014 11:54:24 AM
I used to have job applicants jump through hoops; now I make them walk tightropes.

eetcowie
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eetcowie   5/23/2014 2:18:29 PM
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"He overheard me say,  '...we need to support the wire-guided TOE missile', and I didn't have the heart to tell him that it is the TOW missile. I wonder what he'd do with, '...fly-by-wire flight control system!' "

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eetcowie   5/23/2014 2:28:03 PM
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"He's only doing this, because he thinks that NETwork analyzer will break his fall. You owe me $20 if he makes it!"

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A balancing act
Max The Magnificent   5/23/2014 2:57:35 PM
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When Bob the project manager told me his job was a balancing act, I did wonder why he was crying....

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May I?
CC VanDorne   5/23/2014 3:50:32 PM
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Norm and Shelly just couldn't help themselves, making yet another vendor do tricks for an order.  "Yeah, buddy.  You're almost there.  Just a few more steps to the P.O."

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didymus7@hotmail.com   5/28/2014 7:59:15 AM
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"Oh, man!  Not another Pole-ish Joke!"

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didymus7@hotmail.com   5/28/2014 8:00:34 AM
I think the bandwidth is flat.  The pole is being held by a zero.

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NoNIckName_#2   5/31/2014 1:16:24 PM
He doesn't know it yet, but Ernie is an integral component in our lightning diversion system.

eetcowie
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eetcowie   5/31/2014 2:04:57 PM
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"... And I thought we ran out of example designs for the speaker crossover!"

eetcowie
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eetcowie   5/31/2014 2:12:58 PM
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"His pants are falling...I can see his furry butt...come to think of it, if he falls, he'll have had his first hairy crackUP!"

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eetcowie   5/31/2014 2:15:30 PM
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Testing the theory that resistance is futile...

eetcowie
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eetcowie   5/31/2014 2:20:28 PM
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Insulation Displacement...

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kfield   5/31/2014 2:21:35 PM
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@eetcowle Nice to see you're on a bit of a run here, as it's the last day of judging for the May cartoon caption contest (and I am the judge!) You get extra points for multiple entries--and good luck in the judging!

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eetcowie   5/31/2014 2:31:32 PM
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ok, I guess I'll quit now. Headed down hill from here!

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eetcowie   5/31/2014 2:23:22 PM
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Eye-diagram on the signal-carying wire...

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eetcowie   5/31/2014 2:26:04 PM
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Post IT   NOTE  !

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eetcowie   5/31/2014 2:30:19 PM
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"I told him he needed to start carrying his own weight..."

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drmrs   6/2/2014 9:46:30 AM
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By the look on his face, he must have forgotten to take his anti-diarrhea medication.     drmrs  6/2/2014

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Wow... GPIB cables are really thick!
tom-ii   6/27/2014 2:24:14 PM
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Wow...  GPIB cables are really thick!

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JCBond   6/27/2014 5:28:27 PM
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So the newbies were standing around, chewing their nails and panicking.  I finally took control and told 'em, "Stand back!  This is how we did load balancing in the OLD days!"

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Denis.Giri   6/30/2014 3:42:51 AM
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Balance between wire and antenna

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