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April 2017 Cartoon Caption Contest: "April showers"

4/1/2017 00:00 AM EDT
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seantellis
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Forecast gloomy
seantellis   4/3/2017 12:02:02 PM
Edgar's manager regretted asking him for a presentation on cloud services.

dt_hayden
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That's not rain!
dt_hayden   4/3/2017 2:05:26 PM
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With the executive suite just upstairs, the workers are finally able to see the trickle down theory in action.

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nonickname_#3   4/3/2017 2:17:42 PM
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Jimmy is blowing smoke again; there go the sprinklers!

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APRIL SHOWERS
SMT06482   4/3/2017 3:03:28 PM
SIMON WAS WELL-VERSED IN SECURITY LEAKS SO HE CAME TO THE CONFERENCE PREPARED.

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never gets old
dt_hayden   4/3/2017 3:56:08 PM
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Every time the boss pulled the same prank when discussing his Waterfall Chart, Biff wanted to introduce him to his Flying Bricks Chart.

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April Showers
David Ashton   4/3/2017 4:54:51 PM
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 Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays this presenter from the swift completion of his appointed rounds.

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April Showers
David Ashton   4/3/2017 4:56:16 PM
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"You really thought you were going to have to sit through a presentation in this weather?  April Fools!! OK, go back inside and get some coffee!"

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April showers
David Ashton   4/3/2017 4:57:14 PM
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"And that, my friends, is how leaky feeders work.  Any questions?"

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April showers
David Ashton   4/3/2017 5:00:50 PM
Sam's talk on the theory of the grid-leak detector seemed to go on forever...

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Aprilshowers
David Ashton   4/3/2017 5:03:04 PM
'You thought I was joking when I said "Bring an umbrella" didn't you??'

TGR0
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Cut through the bureaucracy
TGR0   4/4/2017 8:52:28 AM
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(Whisper) Personally, I think fixing the roof is simpler than that!

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Services Up
TGR0   4/4/2017 8:54:19 AM
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I'm proud to announce that our cloud services are now active!

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Brainstorming
TGR0   4/4/2017 9:00:10 AM
Tom: "I have carefully arranged this rainstorming meeting in order to collect your best thoughts."

Sally: "Tom, I wanted 'brainstorming'.  Can we reschedule?"

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How to sell salt
TGR0   4/4/2017 9:02:40 AM
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Morton Salt Salesman: "You will note the salt shaker in front of Sally.  It still pours!"

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Waterproof design
rxx12345   4/4/2017 12:20:12 PM
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I hear your concerns, but management feels that plexiglass cubicles and SCUBA training will ensure that our designs will be IP68 waterproof compliant.

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Blame the new CEO
rxx12345   4/4/2017 12:27:32 PM
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Well folks, you can blame the new CEO. She broke through the glass ceiling.

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Don Swaab   4/4/2017 12:38:58 PM
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The bank suggested we meet with an outside investor.

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Don Swaab   4/4/2017 12:40:30 PM
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We may have been too aggressive with our cutbacks in overhead.

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Don Swaab   4/4/2017 12:41:33 PM
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Sales hired a rainmaker to bring in new business.

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Options
rxx12345   4/4/2017 12:44:26 PM
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Sir, you can sing "the sun will come out tomorrow" as much as you like, but our stock options will still be under water.

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Sorry Charlie
rxx12345   4/4/2017 1:05:48 PM
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The roofers will...  uh...  whoa! Is that Charlie's urn over there on the floor?

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Low leakage
rxx12345   4/4/2017 1:14:13 PM
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Ben, while I appreciate your suggestion, eliminating Low-VT FETs is not likely to help this leakage problem.

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Minor flaw
rxx12345   4/4/2017 1:35:59 PM
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Hey guys, we are going to hold off the production ramp of our wifi-attached fire sprinkler system for a day or two. We may have found a found a minor security flaw.

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Drill Sergeant Voice
TGR0   4/4/2017 2:20:49 PM
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Desperate times call for desperate measures!  Get those May flowers in production NOW!

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meeting dreams
rxx12345   4/4/2017 3:20:45 PM
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It's raining, it's pouring, his presentation's boring.

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Don Swaab   4/4/2017 3:30:34 PM
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He's an outside consultant.

rxx12345
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Small lab fire
rxx12345   4/4/2017 3:51:34 PM
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Ben, I need to remind you again that the electronics lab may not be used for personal projects involving gasoline and open flames.

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Muzac
dt_hayden   4/4/2017 3:51:41 PM
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While the concept of developing a virtual reality based Muzac system sounded awesome, it was unfortunate the system test suite included that BJ Thomas hit, "Raindrops keep falling on my head ...".

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maintenance budget
dt_hayden   4/4/2017 3:55:39 PM
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I'm sorry, but the building maintenance budget was slashed so we could procure some of these bitchin' executive umbrellas.

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wait till you hear the discharge...
Rick_Hille   4/4/2017 5:39:27 PM
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"Yes, I agree, we went a bit overboard with the premium options for that Lightning Discharge Surge test rig we recently bought for the lab."

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April Showers
stangatic   4/4/2017 5:53:26 PM
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That new engineer may be a little wet behind the ears, but he sure can work up a storm!

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Good News
dt_hayden   4/5/2017 9:43:32 AM
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Good news, we received our latest round of funding and forecast sunnier days ahead.

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drmrs   4/5/2017 10:46:26 AM
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When your head explodes with engineering ideas, then it's like a storm erupting after a cloudy day. So, we need to "wet" the atmosphere with stimulating results.

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asterix98   4/5/2017 1:19:25 PM
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May I present the "Rain Maker"!!

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Merger
naverick   4/5/2017 9:47:08 PM
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Wow! Bob actually believes that being under Big Corp umbrella will prevent a total wash-out.

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Rainy day
naverick   4/5/2017 11:08:48 PM
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Mike, is that all you have saved for the rainy day? ... An umbrella and a big smile!

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Wet proposal
naverick   4/5/2017 11:30:25 PM
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What a wet proposal! A hi-tech water collection system using rain and a bunch of fancy buckets?.... There goes half a million down the drain!

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Ralph the Roofer's Waterfall Presentation
2Torr   4/6/2017 12:25:48 AM
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Ralph: Can we fix it? Yes, we can! But first let me show you just how the water flows...

Bill: We don't care to see all your fancy water flow charts!  Just fix the damn roof already!

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Smellin' of Toilet Water
2Torr   4/6/2017 12:54:23 AM
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Okay. Okay... I flushed an M-80 in the upstairs toilet to keep you all from falling asleep during my presentation. I heard there's nothing more invigorating than eau de toilette!

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caption
BrainiacV   4/6/2017 11:14:42 AM
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Stay where you are, the fire drill will be over soon, in the meantime we need to go over these projections.

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fault isolated
dt_hayden   4/7/2017 10:11:58 AM
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I'm here to report that the fault was isolated between the 'smart' sprinklers and the 'smart' lighting systems.  I.T. is working on a fix.

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trust
dt_hayden   4/7/2017 10:13:40 AM
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Management had exhausted its trust by claiming "we run a tight ship here!"

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IP
dt_hayden   4/7/2017 10:14:09 AM
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"Our competition continues to access our confidential IP.  We suspect a leak."

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April 2017 Cartoon
madmcmac   4/7/2017 2:32:56 PM
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Joe explained that there were some initial installation problems with the new solar panel roof but that they would be corrected soon.

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BrainiacV   4/7/2017 2:33:18 PM
I read in a management article that adversity stimulates creativity, so get creative.

Parreco
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April Cartoon Contest
Parreco   4/7/2017 3:06:16 PM
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The Benefits Administrator finds it helpful to use visuals while explaining the "Umbrella Insurance Coverage"!!

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Parreco   4/7/2017 3:23:59 PM
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So that concludes our MOSFET discussion, describing the Source and Drain.  (Actually, this visual also works for the BJT discussion, describing the Emitter and Collector).

Parreco
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April Cartoon Contest
Parreco   4/7/2017 3:27:54 PM
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Our motto here in Quality Assurance is, "Every Silver Lining has a Cloud"!!

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The Next Generation
didymus7   4/7/2017 3:41:34 PM
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"This is incredible luck as our next gen product has to be waterproof!"

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The Spark of an Idea
didymus7   4/7/2017 3:42:33 PM
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"And those of you working on the HV circuit, don't worry, we'll be issuing rubber boots."

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Squeegee
didymus7   4/7/2017 3:43:56 PM
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They videoed the inital meeting of the 'Aqua Team'.

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Poseidon Adventure
didymus7   4/7/2017 3:45:44 PM
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"...and on the bright side, the building has not flipped over...yet."

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How its done?
didymus7   4/7/2017 3:47:22 PM
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"If you want my opinion, I don't think there is much of a market for waterproof portable powerpoint projectors."

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Mahogany Row
didymus7   4/7/2017 3:47:58 PM
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"This happens every time the CEO gets pissed."

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nonickname_#3   4/7/2017 6:48:08 PM
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Now in conclusion, sales trainees, to be successful in this company your motto should be "Piss in their ears and make them think it's raining."

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April 2017 Cartoon Caption Contest: "April showers"
TFCSD   4/7/2017 11:02:56 PM
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Having worked with these environmental systems for years, humidity control is never the problem. Rather than jumping to conclusions, troubleshooting should start with the most likely cause. . .

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April 2017 Cartoon Caption Contest: "April showers"
TFCSD   4/7/2017 11:19:07 PM
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Cybersecurity is confident that our cloud does not have a leak.

David Ashton
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April Showers
David Ashton   4/8/2017 7:05:41 PM
Team, we have to solve this memory leak problem.  I thought I'd bring you here to give you a bit of inspiration!

TFCSD
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April 2017 Cartoon Caption Contest: "April showers"
TFCSD   4/10/2017 12:40:05 AM
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Yes, your data on the cloud is secure

Hermans
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april showers
Hermans   4/10/2017 11:34:39 AM
... and finanally I can inform you that we upgraded our data centre with water cooling !

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april showers
Hermans   4/10/2017 11:36:15 AM
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... and finally I can inform you that we upgraded our data centre with water cooling !

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Oh yeah, full coverage!
dt_hayden   4/11/2017 5:34:55 PM
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Dan finds yet another way to flaunt his "full coverage" umbrella award for his in circuit test program.

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Rules at Transistors Inc.
dt_hayden   4/12/2017 9:25:53 AM
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You guys know the rules at Transistors Inc.:  we work one day a week saturated, four days a week active, then cut-off for the weekend.

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BrainiacV   4/12/2017 12:21:52 PM
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Settle down everyone. It's springtime and the HVAC is having its usual transition problems from heating to cooling. We'll go through this in the fall as always.

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A forty day delay
pabaines   4/12/2017 1:45:13 PM
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Unfortunately, Mr and Mrs Noah, the project to build your custom boat has been hit by technical issues after we moved our data to the cloud. Also, Bob forgot where he put the hippos. We won't be ready for another forty days. Will that be a problem?  

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Cumulus Nimbus
VicVat   4/16/2017 8:51:26 PM
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Your leaky cloud reveals a lack of basic potty training sequences in your SW releases. 

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Visual Cue
VicVat   4/16/2017 9:56:28 PM
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Bart, the ex-weatherman turned engineer, had clearly misunderstood instructions to program a visual alert for data saturation on the cloud server.

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Re: Visual Cue
forskolinfuel   4/17/2017 7:29:15 AM
art, the ex-weatherman turned engineer, had clearly misunderstood instructions to program a visual alert for data saturation on the cloud server.

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IP-67 rated
dt_hayden   4/17/2017 11:34:34 AM
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Due to a mixup at the printer, the company's products were listed as highly skilled and the employees were listed as IP-67 rated.  Management decided it was cheaper to test the employees for compliance rather than reprint the brochures.

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Worst idea
dt_hayden   4/17/2017 11:46:43 AM
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Worst idea ever for team building: Moist Mondays.

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Trick
dt_hayden   4/17/2017 11:47:15 AM
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"I learned this trick fixing bicycle innertubes.  If no one is going to fess up for the silent but deadlies, we are going to fill the room with water and watch for bubbles."

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Pound wise, penny foolish
Howman   4/17/2017 3:50:50 PM
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The good news is that the money saved by in-sourcing our Ingress Protection testing will pay for a new roof in a mere two years!

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oh hail
Rick_Hille   4/17/2017 7:18:59 PM
"Okay Kev, you've made your point about soft errors in the Cloud memory system.  I think it would be best to skip the demonstration you've planned for hard errors."

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dadeus   4/19/2017 3:43:05 PM
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See, I TOLD you that back in January he was doing a rain dance, but you said he was drunk. Now we have to listen to cloud jokes all week.

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in writing next time
Rick_Hille   4/20/2017 7:46:39 PM
"I'm glad to see everyone here, but really, is this what you thought I meant when I asked to reign in all the key players for this meeting?"

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Laughing?
dt_hayden   4/21/2017 4:54:09 PM
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Laughing at my umbrella?  I must tell you, those are spittoons and that isn't rain.

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Don Swaab   4/22/2017 9:31:21 PM
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The best way to avoid accumulator overflow is by deploying strategically-placed bit buckets.

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Don Swaab   4/22/2017 9:32:14 PM
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Don't forget to empty the bit buckets.

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April Showers
jdpmdphd   4/23/2017 6:50:19 AM
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Can we agree, that solution was all wet?

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It's all in the interpretation
didymus7@hotmail.com   4/23/2017 8:00:16 AM
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"Brains!  Brains!  I said we need more Brains!"

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nonickname_#3   4/24/2017 2:56:12 PM
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You know, you may recall that I did caution all of you newly hired engneers to be ready for unexpected challenges during your orientation sessions.

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memory tricks
Rick_Hille   4/24/2017 3:47:56 PM
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"After this, I won't be forgetting the name D.M. Leakey anytime soon.  However, I think I'll skip this afternoon's presentation on William Shockley."

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nonickname_#3   4/26/2017 12:46:35 PM
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The bean counters who actually run the company, keeping their eyes firmly on the bottom line, are saving the cost of a new roof by providing a few buckets.

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April caption competition
Tangey99   4/27/2017 7:50:08 AM
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Welcome to our rather theatrical launch of the latest industry standard API which addresses electronic control of ingress protection in harsh IOT environments.

I present to you, "open umbrella"

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Go with the flow... chart
pmygrh89   4/27/2017 11:41:01 AM
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And that's our cue to go to the next slide in our presentation, the waterfall chart.

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BrainiacV   4/27/2017 4:11:30 PM
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If any of you had bothered to read the agenda beforehand, you would have known this wa going to be a live demonstration of our umbrella app.

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Rainy days
VicVat   4/27/2017 4:38:58 PM
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April Showers expose buggy Cloud Servers.

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nonickname_#3   4/30/2017 6:14:12 PM
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What're you cry baby engineers complaining about?  When I was your age we had three inches of snow and 20 mph gusts in this room.

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