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zeeglen
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zeeglen   6/4/2014 10:28:42 AM
With 8 arms he can enter parallel data byte-wide - most efficient worker we've ever seen!

Wnderer
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Wnderer   6/4/2014 10:37:32 AM
That's not what I meant by hiring an ARM programmer.

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fmike   6/9/2014 12:00:35 PM
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"Uh, yeah, and we have this thing, too. You know, everybody says that we should have an octopus running our test station just like all the other companies have, but i don't see the point. <pause> So, now i'll show you where you'll be working ...."

Rainer Hoffmann
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Rainer Hoffmann   6/4/2014 11:21:21 AM
We did have a fully automated test setup, but then the guy that wrote the software left. We first tried to read his code, but then decided it would be easier to train an octopus to do the work.

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tpfj   6/4/2014 11:35:11 AM
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Our response to Mediatek's octa-core is even more stupid than Qualcomm's.

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Max The Magnificent   6/4/2014 12:40:31 PM
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@tpfj: Our response to Mediatek's octa-core is even more stupid than Qualcomm's.

Love it!

rjs20
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rjs20   6/4/2014 12:56:17 PM
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I should have known that there was something fishy when Management insisted that we use the old ARM8-based pick and place system for automated testing...

mhrackin
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mhrackin   6/4/2014 1:39:08 PM
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His resume said he was extremely familiar with assembly language with octal coding...  I thought he was a dinosaur!

mhrackin
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mhrackin   6/4/2014 1:41:02 PM
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Is that jar connected to the ESD ground?

mhrackin
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mhrackin   6/4/2014 1:42:00 PM
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Programming a SQUID computer.....

bnowak0
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bnowak0   6/4/2014 1:46:00 PM
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Telling my supervisor that I couldn't perform all those tasks at once because "I'm not an octopuss" gave him the wrong idea.

mhrackin
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mhrackin   6/4/2014 1:49:31 PM
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He used to work at HP, in the Printer Ink group.  Got caught in the down-sizing...

mhrackin
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mhrackin   6/4/2014 1:53:01 PM
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Touch the wrong test point on that power supply, and it's "Goodbye, sucker!"

mhrackin
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mhrackin   6/4/2014 1:58:51 PM
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And this is our "futurist" department.  That chap is working on a proposal for HTML8.  He's a natural for that one.

Stephen_M
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest
Stephen_M   6/4/2014 2:37:56 PM
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The octopus is only an intern. To improve our body count, HR has hired Aegaeon, Cottus, and Gyges. The famous Greek Hecatoncheires agreed to each work on an 8 hour shift in the lab as long as we pay them by the head. We agreed knowing that would give us over twelve times the performance and form 3 core groups of 100 arms. Unfortunately HR missed that they had 50 heads when they arrived to take pictures for their badges.

mhrackin
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mhrackin   6/4/2014 2:50:16 PM
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A bit overly esoteric, eh wot?

mhrackin
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mhrackin   6/4/2014 3:21:51 PM
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Don't let Max know about this; the poor thing will end up on a bagel with bacon!   Sort of "cold fusion cuisine" you might aay.

BrainiacVI
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BrainiacVI   6/4/2014 3:23:46 PM
Manager: Why is he only working at half capacity?

David Ashton
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David Ashton   6/4/2014 6:14:46 PM
...Lab Manager: "Remember what you said in the meeting the other day - always leave a 50% safety margin in your designs!"

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BrainiacVI   6/5/2014 11:55:54 AM
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I had two programmers working on a problem together and my boss pulled me to the side and asked why I had cut their productivity in half. She thought they should have been working on individual projects. I countered with, who's going to cut down more trees? Two guys with single handled saws or two guys using a double handled saw? They are pushing and pulling each other to a solution and cross training to boot. She still wasn't happy.

David Ashton
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David Ashton   6/4/2014 6:16:18 PM
"Remember what you said the other day about wishing you had a few more hands?  Well this guy DOES!!"

David Ashton
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David Ashton   6/4/2014 6:21:30 PM
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"Don't touch him, he's a blue-ringed octopus!"

(Reference to yet another lethal Australian critter)

David Ashton
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David Ashton   6/4/2014 6:23:01 PM
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"He just needs his water changed once a day and a few fish.  Much cheaper than the previous techies, and more productive!"

David Ashton
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David Ashton   6/4/2014 6:28:41 PM
"Now we can change up to 8 parameters at a time, we're finally getting the design to work!"

David Ashton
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David Ashton   6/4/2014 7:35:33 PM
"That's all very well, but can he predict the winner of the Brazil World Cup?"

(If this does not ring a bell, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_the_Octopus )

David Ashton
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David Ashton   6/4/2014 7:37:48 PM
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He's here on trial, but he's doing OK, so management have given us a tentacle....err...tentative approval to get another one!

seaEE
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seaEE   6/4/2014 10:25:13 PM
I said I need an Ipod, not a cephalopod!

seaEE
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seaEE   6/4/2014 10:30:30 PM
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He's really in his own league, and he also works better under pressure than anyone else I've seen.

seaEE
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seaEE   6/4/2014 10:35:14 PM
Awesome!  Has he inked the contract yet?

seaEE
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seaEE   6/4/2014 10:38:26 PM
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We have a temporary workaround for the broken GPIB cable.

Denis.Giri
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Denis.Giri   6/5/2014 7:25:36 AM
If even an octopus can't manage to use our product, we really need to simplify the UI.

deosan
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Re: June caption contest
deosan   6/5/2014 11:06:36 AM
THIS is what you think MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) is?

pehlig
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pehlig   6/5/2014 11:39:23 AM
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Reaching out of a salt water tank is bound to raise OSHA concerns.

TLTom
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TLTom   6/5/2014 11:53:01 AM
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No, no, no, this won't do at all. I said 64 Bit Analog to Digital, not 8 Bit.

MohammadAshraful.Anam
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MohammadAshraful.Anam   6/5/2014 11:56:05 AM
When you said everything in the lab is powered by water cooled ARM, you weren't joking!

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bwalker970   6/5/2014 12:00:30 PM
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Yes, productivity is up but accuracy is down.  He's just not that great at multitasking.

mhrackin
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mhrackin   6/5/2014 1:51:22 PM
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I thought you requested one of those flexible surge-suppressor type thingies!  Purchasing did it again,  Next time, specify the exact part number!

mhrackin
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mhrackin   6/5/2014 1:55:38 PM
8-port USB (Underwater Swimming Beast) hub.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   6/5/2014 2:10:18 PM
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@mhrackin: 8-port USB (Underwater Swimming Beast) hub.

Good one -- at least it's "armless" LOL

mhrackin
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Re: June Caption Contest
mhrackin   6/5/2014 2:53:29 PM
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Was that a little bit of Cockney sneaking in?

Model A
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Model A   6/5/2014 3:56:52 PM
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The Marketing Department did request a single user platform, but...

eetcowie
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eetcowie   6/5/2014 8:47:29 PM
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"I told you there was a sucker born every minute!"

eetcowie
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eetcowie   6/5/2014 8:49:46 PM
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"Next, we're working on the tank-less version..."

eetcowie
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eetcowie   6/5/2014 8:53:30 PM
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"Oh yeah...now I can watch 8 channels at once."

eetcowie
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eetcowie   6/5/2014 8:58:43 PM
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"The first thing it did, was to send the same urgent message four times simultaneously...BEAM ME UP SCOTTY -- THERE'S NO INTELLIGENT LIFE DOWN HERE!"

eetcowie
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eetcowie   6/5/2014 9:01:05 PM
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"...An electric EEL and an Octopus walk into a bar..."

Stargzer
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Re: "...An electric EEL and an Octopus ... '
Stargzer   6/10/2014 12:37:39 PM
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@eetcowie:  "...An electric EEL and an Octopus swam into a sand bar ..."

eetcowie
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eetcowie   6/5/2014 9:07:00 PM
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"I heard he was hired to tickle the watchdog timer, because they couldn't find a dog that would do it."

eetcowie
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eetcowie   6/5/2014 9:13:54 PM
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"It overheard me talking about Joe's nasty little problem, and so now he keeps trying to order a case of the crabs..."

seaEE
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seaEE   6/5/2014 9:28:44 PM
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And he filled out all of the HR forms in like 10 seconds.

seaEE
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June's Caption Contest
seaEE   6/5/2014 9:39:37 PM
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The project is rapdily progressing.  And I don't forsee any giant squidmarks.

TFCSD
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
TFCSD   6/5/2014 11:28:49 PM
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And when he is taught to use all eight, he will replace four engineers.

TFCSD
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
TFCSD   6/5/2014 11:33:31 PM
Yep, They found a way around H-1B.

TFCSD
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
TFCSD   6/5/2014 11:34:48 PM
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New intern?

electrofun
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Re: June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
electrofun   6/6/2014 11:53:49 AM
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No, I asked for an octupus cable.

TFCSD
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
TFCSD   6/5/2014 11:39:31 PM
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Our company's policy is to promote  diversity when ever possible.

TFCSD
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
TFCSD   6/5/2014 11:43:12 PM
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You can say we are short "handed" at this moment

TFCSD
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
TFCSD   6/5/2014 11:44:32 PM
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The SPICE must flow.

TFCSD
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
TFCSD   6/5/2014 11:51:09 PM
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He interviewed poorly on the oral, he's introverted, and had a limp handshake, but we convinced HR with that GPA he should work out.

TFCSD
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
TFCSD   6/6/2014 12:03:39 AM
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He's our best field engineer to send anywhere in the world . . . just make sure you double check the local cuisine first.

David Ashton
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David Ashton   6/6/2014 4:31:24 AM
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"And he's got a great Carbon Footprint...err....Tentacle print??"

David Ashton
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David Ashton   6/6/2014 4:44:45 AM
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"Since we rewrote all the programs in Octal, he's doing very well!"

Crusty1
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Re: June Caption Comp
Crusty1   6/6/2014 7:48:21 AM
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Since the little fellar found out how to get an outside line, it's been takaway Sushi every night.

Crusty1
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Crusty1   6/6/2014 7:54:09 AM
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Oled displays are just so old hat. Now we can get it to organize it's photo chromic spots the picture is just to die for and it can be recycled to a weeks calamarie when life expired.

mjlinden
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful
mjlinden   6/6/2014 11:52:14 AM
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"It's actually an experiment in time-division multiplexed control of off-the-shelf test equipment!"

Parreco
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June Cartoon Caption
Parreco   6/6/2014 11:52:37 AM
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Turns out, he's married to the Octa-Mom....what a coincidence!!

Parreco
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June Cartoon Caption
Parreco   6/6/2014 11:58:24 AM
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Maybe I'm just being pessimistic....but I'm starting to have doubts about that recruiting firm that we're using!!

scampbell970
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scampbell970   6/6/2014 12:03:01 PM
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He is the first tech that can run the experiments we designed.

TGR0
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You should drug test him
TGR0   6/6/2014 12:05:50 PM
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He always comes in tanked, but he's a sucker for arming oscilloscopes.

Rick_Hille
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Wave_Averse
Rick_Hille   6/6/2014 1:04:19 PM
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"Man, he must really hate waves.  Even when they're only on the scope displays, he's figured out how to reach over and shut them off."

DavidL210
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DavidL210   6/6/2014 2:02:59 PM
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I've always been a sucker for engineers who can multitask!

seaEE
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June's Caption Contest
seaEE   6/6/2014 10:37:34 PM
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He keeps saying that Moore's Law is dead and that octal will trump binary.

seaEE
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June's Caption Contest
seaEE   6/6/2014 10:40:31 PM
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Yesterday he came into work carrying a Coke and seven slices of pizza.  Then he had a conference call and used everybodys' phones.

David Ashton
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June Caption Comp
David Ashton   6/7/2014 3:17:59 AM
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"We got him free with the latest version of Labview!"

TFCSD
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
TFCSD   6/7/2014 9:35:10 PM
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Not only is he a good engineer, he gets along with customers, engineers, management, and sales.

TFCSD
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
TFCSD   6/7/2014 9:50:27 PM
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And finally, Mr. Cthulhu, Our requirments tester.



TFCSD
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
TFCSD   6/7/2014 10:00:39 PM
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He' got buttonitis bad.

mursu
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June's Caption
mursu   6/8/2014 7:35:35 PM
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He refused to do any work, until I mentioned to him that my mortgage was underwater...

mursu
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June's caption
mursu   6/9/2014 1:35:52 AM
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A spare moment, and he's on seti.org

Wnderer
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Wnderer   6/9/2014 8:59:21 AM
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He really is smarter than the cat.

Wnderer
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June Caption Contest
Wnderer   6/9/2014 9:00:15 AM
I said the instruments need to be calibrated not calamari.

Wnderer
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Wnderer   6/9/2014 9:00:48 AM
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He works in the ink cloud.

Wnderer
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Wnderer   6/9/2014 9:02:40 AM
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We figured if he could pick the winners of the World Cup, he might be able to help us develop the next new technology trend.

dt_hayden
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Unintended-Inputs Test
dt_hayden   6/9/2014 12:26:59 PM
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Nobody challenges a user interface design with an unintended-inputs test better and faster than Oly here.

C VanDorne
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In lieu of...
C VanDorne   6/9/2014 1:55:58 PM
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The salt water purification expense and aquarium rental fees were cheaper than buying an 8-channel scope.

C VanDorne
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Or....
C VanDorne   6/10/2014 1:10:21 PM
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You see, this way we don't have to toss our old single channel scopes.

dt_hayden
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Work harder not smarter
dt_hayden   6/9/2014 2:21:23 PM
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We get 24-hour coverage out of our one man test department by only working four arms and one eye at a time.  Plus, he works for literally a couple clams a day.

dt_hayden
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Just Following Instructions
dt_hayden   6/9/2014 5:31:20 PM
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We had to get creative in order to follow the user manual supplied with this low cost test equipment we bought ... "Observe signal by set trigger level while adjust display brightness and voltage sensitive, can also press indicated to capture snapshot."

DougInRB
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New Sucker
DougInRB   6/9/2014 6:26:57 PM
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There's a sucker graduating every June who will do your job 4 times faster and is willing to work for food

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elctrnx_lyf   6/10/2014 6:35:57 AM
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"Look at the latest innovation from Labview. We should buy more of these."

C VanDorne
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For the Python fans...
C VanDorne   6/10/2014 1:16:43 PM
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You see, we lease this cephalopod back from the company we sold it to, putting it under the current monthly budget instead of the anual budget.

C VanDorne
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Re: (More accurately) For the Python fans...
C VanDorne   6/10/2014 1:25:03 PM
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You see, we lease this cephalopod back from the company we sold it to, that way it comes under the current monthly budget and not the capital account.

C VanDorne
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From legal..
C VanDorne   6/10/2014 1:41:50 PM
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He was sent down from Legal.  He works like an animal but apparently every deal he inked turned into a horrible mess.

seaEE
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June's Caption Contest
seaEE   6/10/2014 11:29:59 PM
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That project has legs.

zeeglen
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From the ISO Auditor:
zeeglen   6/11/2014 9:53:10 AM
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"He should be wearing 8 wrist-straps, and his water tank needs to be grounded with an eel strap."

Stargzer
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Getting Her Feet Wet
Stargzer   6/11/2014 10:18:56 AM
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She's supposed to be testing our new touchscreen for scuba divers, but until we get the waterproof housing for it we're letting her get her feet wet on these old datacomm analyzers.

 

Stargzer
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HR Misinterprets Our Requirements
Stargzer   6/11/2014 10:25:40 AM
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The Vegan advocate in HR rescued her from a local fish market.  We told HR we were looking for someone with multiple ARM experience. 

Stargzer
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HR Going Off The Deep End
Stargzer   6/11/2014 10:27:44 AM
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One again HR goes off the deep end in search of diversity in the workplace.

dt_hayden
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All hands
dt_hayden   6/11/2014 10:29:50 AM
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This, sir, is our solution to your maximizing all hands on deck directive while staying within our budget constraints for personnel.

dt_hayden
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Clingy
dt_hayden   6/11/2014 10:33:50 AM
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The new intern can be a bit clingy at times, but can outwork anyone else here with four hands tied behind her back.

Stargzer
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The New Hire
Stargzer   6/11/2014 10:36:11 AM
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I don't care how much ARM experience she has!  Does she have the required IDs to prove Identity and Employment Authorization for the I-9 Form in case we get raided by ICE again?

dt_hayden
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onshoring strategy
dt_hayden   6/11/2014 10:44:34 AM
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Our new onshoring strategy uses American wildlife, outworks mutliple remote foreign engineers, and only gets paid a couple of clams a day.   We call it our Cutting Calcutta With Cephalopod Program.

NoNIckName_#2
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June Caption
NoNIckName_#2   6/11/2014 12:05:30 PM
That reminds me; did my req for a case of wasabi get approved?

David Ashton
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Octopus's garden
David Ashton   6/11/2014 4:50:20 PM
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He says he wants a few plants around his tank to give him some shade.....

er-IC
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June Cartoon
er-IC   6/12/2014 2:39:38 AM
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"Cloud scale was a key consideration in our adoption of an innovative arm-based solution."

@@k@sh
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WARNING : Don't go on #processor, go by active #processor
@@k@sh   6/12/2014 7:31:07 AM
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it's NOT octa-armed ... at given time 4 arms active while other 4 rest

prabhakar_deosthali
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Accurate World cup forecast !
prabhakar_deosthali   6/12/2014 8:18:43 AM
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This time we have this Octopus all wired up ! So we get the exact forecast for each of the world cup football matches !

pmproszynal
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June Cartoon Caption Contest
pmproszynal   6/12/2014 3:37:57 PM
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Awww, c'mon Squiggly...always with the bilateral symmetry obsession.
And besides we told you to adjust for RF interference, not refractive index.

NoNIckName_#2
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June Caption
NoNIckName_#2   6/13/2014 12:34:47 PM
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You know, he mentioned during the phone interview that he was ambidextrous, but I had no idea.

mhrackin
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June Caption Contest
mhrackin   6/13/2014 5:28:39 PM
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Do you think it can help me write better Sea code?

candhkaminski
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candhkaminski   6/13/2014 10:09:51 PM
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Ah, the old universal synchronous octopoda trick.

NoNIckName_#2
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June Caption
NoNIckName_#2   6/14/2014 3:55:05 PM
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He's a great engineer, but he'll need to lose that limp handshake if he wants to make it as a manager.

seaEE
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June Caption
seaEE   6/14/2014 4:40:58 PM
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He turned in four lab notebooks today?  Were they all waterlogged?

NoNIckName_#2
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June Caption
NoNIckName_#2   6/15/2014 12:55:17 PM
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Jaime works best under pressure.  Unfortunately the equipment only works to a depth of 100 feet.

fandres17
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest
fandres17   6/17/2014 6:22:33 AM
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The boss solution to improve te predictability of our systems was to hire Paul the Octopus. Paul has been so focused that he forgot that the World Cup of Soccer has already started.

OleAlexander
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest
OleAlexander   6/17/2014 8:31:07 AM
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I requested an 8-bit inkjet logger from procurement but apparently the request was forwarded to HR...

Don Swaab
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June Caption
Don Swaab   6/17/2014 9:35:51 AM
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It was lunchtime, so he asked if he could borrow the sonar fish-finder.

Don Swaab
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June Caption
Don Swaab   6/17/2014 9:38:20 AM
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Those observers from corporate headquarters get their tentacles into everything.

Max The Magnificent
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That's handy!
Max The Magnificent   6/17/2014 9:47:45 AM
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I don't care what anyone says, he's a handy man to have around.

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Fishy...
Max The Magnificent   6/17/2014 9:48:39 AM
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I can;t put my finger on it, but there's something fishy about all of this...

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GPIB
dt_hayden   6/17/2014 1:56:44 PM
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Meet Squiddley, he is not only the master remote control operator on our deep sea research vehicle, he architected the GPIB based control system.

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Another swing..
C VanDorne   6/18/2014 1:38:58 PM
In this room we have an Wavetek signal generator, a few Techtronix scopes, an Agilent spectum analyzer, a couple of NI's Precision DC power supplies and...uhhh..well, otherwise it's kinda boring.  Shall we move on to the next room?

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June Cartoon Caption
Parreco   6/18/2014 7:07:49 PM
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Hey Bill, can you give me a hand?

Parreco
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June Cartoon Caption
Parreco   6/18/2014 7:14:37 PM
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Yeah, I didn't want to give the same old dog and pony show!!

nThanksForAllTheFish
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June Cartoon Caption Contest
nThanksForAllTheFish   6/19/2014 12:37:48 AM
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Hey Sam, the ergonomics guy from facilities is here ... you still having trouble with that sharp edge?

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June Caption
NoNIckName_#2   6/19/2014 12:22:50 PM
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This is going to cause serious OSHA difficulties!

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June Caption
NoNIckName_#2   6/19/2014 12:34:12 PM
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And to think I almost didn't hire him because of the nose ring.  (That was before I discovered it's actually a fish hook that he picked up off the coast of Nova Scotia before his MIT years.)

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June's Cartoon Caption Contest Is an Armful!!
Redandgearhead   6/19/2014 6:02:34 PM
Marketing insisted we come up with a way to claim the system required only one operator.

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Cartoon caption
JDag   6/20/2014 2:13:26 PM
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Whedn you said the new tech specialized in Octal, I didn't really know what you meant.  Now I do!

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Hands
Stargzer   6/20/2014 2:44:22 PM
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I tried telling him to keep his hands in his pockets while on the plant tour and not touch anything, but does anyone ever listen to me?

 

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Caption
ChuckLippmeier   6/20/2014 2:48:19 PM
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Hey, I've only got eight hands!

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Ink
bobjjones   6/20/2014 3:05:17 PM
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Well, he has plenty of ink, but he just can't figure out how to print!

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8-bit FPU?
bwmetz0   6/20/2014 3:38:08 PM
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...and this is our latest 8-bit FPU prototype.

bwmetz0
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Market driven requirements
bwmetz0   6/20/2014 3:39:38 PM
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Marketing insisted that our customers would only buy an environmentally friendly FPU.

bwmetz0
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Supplier language barrier
bwmetz0   6/20/2014 3:42:12 PM
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I ordered an octa-bus test device...this is what our Chinese supplier sent me.

bwmetz0
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Nature
bwmetz0   6/20/2014 3:43:59 PM
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Nature's 4-bit half-adder.

bwmetz0
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Strangest Mystery Box Item ever
bwmetz0   6/20/2014 3:54:34 PM
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I found this awesome Large Entropy Driver in the last mystery box I received.

bwmetz0
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Organic circuitry
bwmetz0   6/20/2014 4:02:12 PM
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This was our intern's attempt to create an organic P-N junction.

Stargzer
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Whalebait
Stargzer   6/20/2014 5:10:55 PM
"Captain!  There dinna be whales here, but we got th' bait now!" cried Scotty.

 

Stargzer
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ET Phone Home
Stargzer   6/20/2014 6:02:21 PM
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Oscar frantically tries to dial in the coordinates to send himself back home before he becomes the guest of honor at the engineers' seafood banquet.

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June contest
seaEE   6/20/2014 9:13:59 PM
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He went to a large school, University of Cal Imari, which is somewhere in southern California near the coast.  He bascially lived in a cave while putting himself through school.  Now he is getting his feet wet in the real world.

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June Caption
David Ashton   6/20/2014 10:42:47 PM
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"He was on special from Octopart.  Best buy we've made from them!"

circuit_surfer
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June Caption Contest
circuit_surfer   6/22/2014 9:30:52 PM
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Our new application engineer Gloria is not only proficient in ARM based lab test automation solutions, but also thrives in fluid situations in a fast moving work environment. 

dt_hayden
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Stuck
dt_hayden   6/23/2014 10:27:31 AM
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We have to come in periodocally and seperate Ernie from the test gear.  His tentacles and the Santoprene keys on the equipment are a nasty combination.

dt_hayden
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Squeeze
dt_hayden   6/23/2014 10:28:53 AM
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Talk about adaptable and dedicated, we banned Ernie from the test lab to avoid burnout, but evidently the keyhole was enough to fit his beak through, and in he came.

seaEE
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June's Caption
seaEE   6/24/2014 12:44:26 AM
With apologies to Paul, John, George, and Ringo

 

An Octopus's Laboratory

Oh you should be, working with me
In an octopus's garden in the sea
I'd let you in, help with measurin'
In my octopus's garden in the sea

You'd ask your friends to come and see
An octopus's laboratory
Oh you should be, working with me
In an octopus's garden in the sea
Test each RLC, at every frequency
In our little hideaway beneath the waves
And check each led, on the sea bed
In an octopus's garden near a cave

We would sing and dance around
When we found a solid ground
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus's garden in the shade

We would shout and ohm it out
The vias of a hundred layer board
(of a hundred layer board!)
Oh what joy we'd have the best LeCroy
With a bottomless budget for much more
(Budget for much more!)

We would be so happy you and me
With the biggest lab on earth below the blue
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus's garden with you
In an octopus's garden with you
In an octopus's garden with you 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgPqmRNjoTE

 

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Re: June's Caption
David Ashton   6/24/2014 1:05:09 AM
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@SeaEE I hope that was inspired by my earlier comment....I was trying to think up something like that, but yours is great!

seaEE
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Re: June's Caption
seaEE   6/24/2014 10:54:15 PM
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David, it may indeed have been inspired by your comment.  Who knows what caused it to surface from my subconcious.  Glad you liked it!

Salbayang, I had that song circling around in my mind today also, and I've also had Eight Days a Week in my mind though under the the cartoon-related title, Eight Legs a Week. :)

kfield, sounds like a nice place to vacation.  I like the video too--well done and whimsical, just like the song. Per the wikipedia, the recording took 32 takes!

Another Ringo favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmAz5oMmaVo

 

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Re: June's Caption
salbayeng   6/24/2014 3:04:29 AM
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@seaEE , the BEEtle lyrics are going to be hard to beat, I've rated you 5 stars, for what it's worth!     Ahhh the song's going around in my head...

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kfield   6/24/2014 9:11:59 AM
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@seaEE Thanks for sharing this delightful video and prose! My experience with being in an octupus' garden was while snorkeling off the coast of Hondurus, and it lives up to every claim in the song.

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Re: June's Caption
David Ashton   6/24/2014 11:02:52 PM
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@Karen while you were in YouTube looking at the "Octopus's Garden" video, did you chance to look at the "Maxwell's Siver hammer" video?   Pretty bloodthirsty stuff.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIMGgBLOwfg

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Multiracial
TGR0   6/24/2014 10:10:53 AM
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"The hardest part of hiring him was figuring out what skin color to report to the EEOC."

David Ashton
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June Caption contest
David Ashton   6/25/2014 4:25:44 AM
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Everyone came to see Joe's new project - he told them it was a multi-ARM design, carbon-based, water cooled with a central neural processor.....

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PercyBee   6/25/2014 7:56:22 AM
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"We got more than we bargained for with Altium Designer's new Octopart extension"

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Nepotism Rules!
dt_hayden   6/25/2014 10:59:51 AM
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Sure it's messy, smelly, and has no idea what it is doing, but it was the owners son's idea. 

mellowdog
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June's Cartoon Caption Contest
mellowdog   6/25/2014 3:48:42 PM
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I said to use Optimus to improve the performance!!

drmrs
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June's Cartoon Caption
drmrs   6/27/2014 10:13:49 AM
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Now, if we can find eight total companies that need his services, we can form a conglomerate.  drmrs  6/27/2014  Rockville, MD

Wnderer
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June Caption Contest
Wnderer   6/27/2014 2:40:01 PM
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He's trying to calculate the ratio of the circumference of a circle to it's diameter in base 8. We're trying to see how many digits he goes before he gives up. The project is called Occupy Octopi with Octal Pi.

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Re: June Caption Contest
wilber_xbox   6/29/2014 3:19:28 AM
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see, no automation required.

wilber_xbox
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Re: June Caption Contest
wilber_xbox   6/29/2014 3:21:07 AM
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Result of recent cost saving initiatives.

circuit_surfer
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Re: June Caption Contest
circuit_surfer   6/30/2014 4:07:16 PM
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Our new application engineer says in her resume she thrives in fluid situations and under pressure in a fast moving multi-tasking work environment. 

KB3001
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It's taking him ages!
KB3001   6/30/2014 5:53:23 AM
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Lazy!

kfield
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Last chance to post a caption!
kfield   6/30/2014 1:01:30 PM
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NOTE This is not an entry, if it were, it would not be funnY! Just a reminder that there are 10 hours and 59 minutes (according to EST) for you to enter your caption in this contest. Good luck!!

icowie
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June Caption Contest
icowie   6/30/2014 4:05:32 PM
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"He gives new meaning to the phrase,

     It's your TURN ..."

icowie
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icowie   6/30/2014 4:06:39 PM
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"We're thinking about letting him join the ROTARY club!"

eetcowie
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June Caption contest
eetcowie   6/30/2014 4:22:08 PM
"This is our newest 4-of-8 Gray encoder..."

TallDarkHansom
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Caption contest
TallDarkHansom   7/2/2014 7:26:05 AM
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He is a sucker for Mutlitasking!

Bart20
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June's caption contest
Bart20   7/21/2014 3:17:50 AM
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Well, like you, your replacement has two left hands. However...

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