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David Ashton   6/12/2012 12:12:23 AM
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We have guys like that who stride the corridors of where I work as well. Since everyone in our organisation has a TLA (Three-letter acronym) I coined my own one for these guys - PSMs - Pig-Stupid Managers. I've had some complaints from pigs about discrimination, but otherwise everyone agrees with me.

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Max The Magnificent   6/8/2012 9:34:13 PM
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Since I currently hang my (bullet-hole ridden) hat in Alabama, I know what you mean :-)

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xwindowsjunkie   6/8/2012 8:58:29 PM
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Assuming we can get Earthlings off the planet, maybe there will be someone in free space to see a Venus solar transit before 100 years goes by. Its just a matter of position and timing. I'm disappointed it hasn't happened already. Not superstitious but its kind of nice to have the Dragon docking event, a lunar eclipse and the transit all occurring in a short span of time. It keeps some of the planet looking up instead of through a gun sight.

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another nickname   6/8/2012 8:24:25 PM
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I like that Whac-A-Mole metaphor about the manager. Surely can relate. We had overcast and I reserved to live NASA webcam over internet.

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antedeluvian   6/8/2012 1:06:16 PM
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Thanks for being in the vanguard!

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SteveD_Aus   6/8/2012 1:06:28 AM
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We philomaths are attracted to each other like moths to a light bulb...and I'm not particularly here for the FPGAs!

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Max The Magnificent   6/7/2012 3:29:54 PM
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Hi "Son-of-Dilbert" -- again, this is very kind of you. By Bill I'm assuming you mean Bill Schweber of Planet Analog -- I agree, I love his stuff. I also love Kevin Morris (although he's the competition). Sometimes I read his stuff and I almost think I wrote it myself because his "voice" sounds so much like me.

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Max The Magnificent   6/7/2012 3:25:22 PM
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Hi Amanda -- trust me, comments like this really, REALLY do help. When I first took the role as Editor of the Programmable Logic Designline, I blogged about "this and that" and I was told in no uncertain terms that I shoudl really be blogging about FPGAs. My response was "Every News article on this site is about FPGAs; every Product release is about FPGAs; every Design article is about FPGAs; every Technical Pater is about FPGAs; ... so do you REALLY think people want me to blog about FPGAs?" They went underground for a while, but it's a bit like Whac-a-Mole -- every now and then a manager pops his head up and makes an unkind observation ... so it's great to be able to say "But look at these comments..." so they suddenly think of something else they can be doing :-)

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dilbertclone   6/7/2012 3:24:09 PM
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I generally don't post on trade websites, but I did feel compelled to sign in and say you are doing a great job. You, Bill, and Kevin Morris are the only journalists for which I read nearly every article.

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AmandaN   6/7/2012 3:12:54 PM
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If comments like this really help, then I must add in also that these columns are the best. They're great to read and I learn at the same time!

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