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antedeluvian
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antedeluvian   2/26/2012 10:05:05 PM
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No matter what I told her, my mother-in-law told everyone proudly thatI fixed TVs for a living.

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Duane Benson   2/27/2012 12:28:15 AM
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Is there a way to photograph a "blank stare"? When I send friends and family links to articles I've written and I tend to get some variation on "...I have no idea what you're saying, but..."

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Max The Magnificent   2/27/2012 2:54:38 PM
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After I'd got my degree, every time I visited home I'd find a pile of TVs, stereos, radios, whatever that belonged to my mom's friends ... she would tell them "Clive can fix them"...

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Max The Magnificent   2/27/2012 2:55:20 PM
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I know what you mean -- their eyes sort of glaze over...

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bearchow   2/27/2012 9:04:14 PM
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I've been an analog engineer all of my life. Analog and mixed signals as of late. Whenever a layperson asks me what I do, and I answer I'm an electronic engineer, they respond with "I knew you were into computers!"

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ftuccio   2/28/2012 1:21:47 PM
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I once told a woman I was interested in that I was an Electrical Engineer....she asked me to replace a light switch in her apartment.

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Max The Magnificent   2/28/2012 2:17:32 PM
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I know what you mean -- when I told my mom that I was studying electronics (I couldn't face explaining what it meant that my degree was "Control Engineering") she asked me to fix the front door bell :-)

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Max The Magnificent   2/28/2012 2:21:54 PM
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Being an analog engineer must be a bit like being Welsh... When I was planning on moving to America 22 years ago I read a book on the process. The author said that if you were from England, Scotland, or Ireland and someone asked where you came from you could tell them, because folks in America had a vague idea where E S I were in relation to each other... The book also suggested that if you were from Wales and someone in America asked where you came from, you should reply England or Scotland or Ireland .... otherwise you would spend the rest of the day explaining what Wales is and where it is... So as I say, being an analog engineer must be a bit like this (grin)

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antedeluvian   2/28/2012 2:49:31 PM
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Try explaining where Zimbabwe is. "I know somebody in Cairo. Is it close? Do you know them?"

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Max The Magnificent   2/28/2012 3:15:29 PM
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People ask me if I've met the Queen... (I wonder if they ask her if she's met me? :-)

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