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jkdrum   11/2/2011 4:24:58 PM
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Some people prefer to catch intermittent noise on the oscilloscope the old fashioned way.

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Doug_S   11/2/2011 7:30:44 PM
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When I told him that in order to make the deadline he'd have to live in the lab the next few weeks, this isn't what I had in mind.

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antiquus   11/2/2011 8:33:24 PM
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At one time this was the engineering lounge, but Marvin brought in this rack of test equipment and spoiled it for everybody!

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sharps_eng   11/2/2011 9:09:38 PM
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I expect we'll get some work out of him after the SuperBowl!

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Boris.Coto   11/2/2011 9:54:11 PM
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Channel surfing just got a whole new meaning!

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K Roopa   11/3/2011 5:48:01 AM
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I heard he likes to work from home and relax from work.

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David Ashton   11/3/2011 8:01:55 AM
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You heard that U.S. consumers spend significantly more on potato chips than the U.S. government devotes to energy R&D? Well I'm spending on BOTH of em!!! (see: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2011/01/20/danger-america-is-losing-its-edge-in-innovation/2/

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David Ashton   11/3/2011 8:05:18 AM
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"He's got Labview running as a Picture-in-Picture on the TV, so he can carry on working on his project without missing the big game!"

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rhyc   11/3/2011 3:25:39 PM
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Is he WATCHING a game of Tennis for Two on our brand new oscilloscope?!

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Videobub   11/3/2011 7:57:55 PM
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Talk about chutzpah! Not only did Jimbo blow his equipment budget with that chair, he's also gonna blow our health insurance budget with it!

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JOtt   11/3/2011 8:12:13 PM
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With across the board pay cuts Ray had to drop cable at home, so he build a Satellite receiver from spare test equipment. Not only can he get domestic channels, but also internal channels.

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JOtt   11/3/2011 8:17:24 PM
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They are expecting 3 feet of snow in the next hour which will stop traffic, so Ron is preparing to spend the next few days in comfort here instead of in his car. He even cobbled together a satellite receiver for the Bills game.

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LeakyBit   11/3/2011 9:56:58 PM
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Ah, so that's what he meant by "enjoy working with lab equipment" on his resume.

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constant314   11/4/2011 12:51:21 AM
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My computer is working so I don't hvae to.

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DavidGW   11/4/2011 5:11:50 PM
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Like!

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TFCSD   11/4/2011 3:04:32 AM
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The company's "employees must now supply their own chair" policy was quickly canceled when it was found out all employees liked the idea.

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TFCSD   11/4/2011 3:13:00 AM
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Then finally what made the managers mad was everyone's productivity really did triple

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TFCSD   11/4/2011 4:21:34 AM
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This is our Non Destructive Testing department where remotes under go various stress tests.

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TFCSD   11/4/2011 4:28:06 AM
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Since he been pulling all nighters for so long here, he decided to sell his house, car, and left his family. I don't think they even pay him.

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TFCSD   11/4/2011 4:31:31 AM
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He started the company 40 years ago in his living room.

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TFCSD   11/4/2011 4:36:24 AM
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Why yes, he is related to the boss

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TFCSD   11/4/2011 4:42:06 AM
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The store clerk claimed that remote can program any device.

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TFCSD   11/4/2011 4:44:57 AM
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Now that's what I call a programmable remote.

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David Ashton   11/4/2011 10:47:11 AM
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This way, I can test two kinds of chips at once!

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BigTech0   11/4/2011 4:47:27 PM
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Working from home was so much fun, Bob decided to live from work.

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BigTech0   11/4/2011 4:47:54 PM
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Bob is used to working from home....

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DWILSON373   11/4/2011 4:48:31 PM
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It looks like life testing of a remote isn't so bad after all.

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je7728   11/4/2011 4:52:57 PM
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I've heard of "arm-chair quarterbacks," but "arm-chair engineers?"

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DavidGW   11/4/2011 5:10:52 PM
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Now, who said engineering isn't a glamorous profession!?

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Flash Medallion   11/4/2011 5:12:59 PM
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"And we found a way to perform parallel testing of products while increasing department morale"

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HUGH.PARLIAMENT   11/4/2011 5:25:06 PM
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The future promise of design automation.

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JOtt   11/4/2011 5:54:46 PM
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Yes it is management approved. During the Project Development cycle no one thought to challenge the misspelling of "Chip Tasting Lab". Neither did they realize the Equipment also doubled as an Entertainment Center.

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BrainiacV   11/4/2011 6:23:02 PM
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The QA department was told to test as if they were average consumers.

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dBWDlBDwW   11/4/2011 6:52:08 PM
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So the wife kicked me out? I got the best stuff from that marriage right here, right now!

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JOtt   11/4/2011 9:20:36 PM
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Let me introduce you to Dave. He is the only engineer to understand the current analog designs. Every time he threatens to retire the company keeps adding perks. I heard he is asking for a shuffle board next.

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EREBUS0   11/4/2011 9:45:38 PM
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The boss told him to make his self at home and get to work. He told me he worked best when he was in a relaxed environment. I swear, I did not know we could play HD TV on the oscilloscope.

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undefined   11/5/2011 3:36:42 PM
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He is waiting when prototype of IR-controlled robodog will bring slippers.

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elPresidente   11/5/2011 4:19:00 PM
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I asked the old man to look into the DECLINE of yield and noted that popcorning was observed with the chips, lending speculation that this may have happened when we changed over to using IR at our remote facility in Pisa.

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kdboyce   11/7/2011 6:38:19 AM
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I'm doing some real world consumer electronics products debugging. I will let you know when I get a failure.

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C VanDorne   11/7/2011 12:25:12 PM
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This is Frank, our janitor. We promised him Barney Miller reruns and he promised to stop throwing away our vacuum tubes.

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DonkeyHotay   11/7/2011 1:25:13 PM
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Now THAT's the way to do remote debugging!

jkdrum
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jkdrum   11/7/2011 2:29:22 PM
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Number one sign that your compiler may be running too slow

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Wnderer   11/7/2011 6:26:38 PM
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Work smarter; not harder.

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seaEE   11/8/2011 3:25:29 AM
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He was up to million channels on his PC, and all with a cats-whisker diode he had chitted out of stores and a tuning capacitor. Phase B would be integration of the remote into the arm of the BarcaLounger.

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Munster   11/8/2011 12:19:43 PM
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I was told this system has auto pilot

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ANON1254417770086   11/8/2011 6:54:08 PM
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Wow, look at this, I have a 16 channel O'scope! Look at all those beautiful glitches.

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Parreco   11/8/2011 9:17:27 PM
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The Quality Assurance Department hard at work.

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vox   11/8/2011 9:34:09 PM
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See, that proves it: Laziness is the mother of invention.

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Jack_F   11/9/2011 10:23:14 AM
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...and that's our reverse engineering hideaway. As Bob is really fast at crunching our competitors' chips!

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w0rgr   11/9/2011 8:16:16 PM
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Heh, heh. I'm a genius. Just let them try to find that bug I installed.

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woody-troon   11/10/2011 8:28:43 AM
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Interactive and pressure testing department

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Don.Swaab   11/10/2011 3:09:17 PM
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As an audio engineering purist, I insist on using only vacuum-tube-based equipment to heat my living room.

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Chuck.Hill   11/11/2011 6:23:21 AM
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His PO listed it as a new vibration test platform.

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WireMan0   11/11/2011 4:13:21 PM
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Yup, he's the chair-man of the board, how'd you guess?

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electrofun   11/11/2011 5:53:42 PM
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He's been waiting to catch that news story about transients.

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Ecspansion   11/11/2011 8:18:21 PM
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He has remodelled his lab since his promotion to senior fellow.

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Rick_Hille   11/11/2011 8:19:01 PM
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What the...!!! OK, how did Dan Guidera find out my living room IP webcam password?!!!

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CummingJim   11/12/2011 12:34:00 AM
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We said "Work at home," but we didn't realize that Fred was aurally dyslexic.

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Mxv   11/12/2011 1:31:33 AM
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After the latest budget cuts, the board decided to sublet the lab.

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K Roopa   11/13/2011 2:38:00 AM
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Juggling between the waves on the oscilloscope and Baywatch?

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Mxv   11/15/2011 7:14:13 PM
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He does most of his best work at half-time

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Mxv   11/15/2011 7:17:05 PM
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He's rigged the test equipment to get satellite TV... Now we can't get him to leave the office.

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Mxv   11/15/2011 7:19:28 PM
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This is Jerry's version of protesting..."Occupy The Lab".

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NILESH.ASHER   11/16/2011 12:42:56 AM
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We can't do anything about that. Its our Digital Home QA Lab.

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mhrackin   11/16/2011 7:07:24 PM
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This is SO much better than "riding the bench"!

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jsell   11/17/2011 8:18:08 PM
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This takes micromanagement to a whole new level.

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TFCSD   11/18/2011 4:52:31 AM
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He was born and raised in this very room, his parents were dedicated employees and are buried outside that window.

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K Roopa   11/18/2011 8:25:23 AM
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And that's how we end up with a billion dollar recall!

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Dav_E   11/18/2011 1:43:42 PM
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Remote ATE by the Couch Potato Engineer

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ANON1254417770086   11/18/2011 8:55:04 PM
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I just about have it figured out -- how to not produce anything, but look really busy.

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BrainiacV   11/18/2011 9:48:43 PM
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Ted figured if he was going to be sitting in one place all day that at least he would make himself comfortable with a chair of his choice.

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p_g   11/21/2011 7:26:43 AM
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Work from home using remote login(g) system ...

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Anonymouse1234567891011121314151617181920   11/21/2011 6:26:20 PM
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This is NOT what I had in mind when I told him to check the quality of the chips.

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KevDev   11/21/2011 10:08:02 PM
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It's the test suite for our new line of 1080p O-scopes.

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Eegriff   11/22/2011 7:22:26 PM
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Fred was very pleased with the advanced relaxation oscillator field trials.

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Eegriff   11/22/2011 7:40:26 PM
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I could be wrong, but I don't think Fred quite understands what being the Department Chair is all about.

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Cianconan   11/22/2011 9:25:51 PM
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Tell Supply we found their chips...

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scarr   11/23/2011 9:19:44 PM
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They denied my telecommuting request so this is the next best thing.

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AnalogCircuit   11/28/2011 11:01:35 PM
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He's running the ultimate remote control through it's paces by running the lab from his easy chair.

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Semi Investor   11/29/2011 4:08:03 AM
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He's having a hard time adjusting to management's new energy reduction plan. They're replacing his computer with an abacus.

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dvandit   11/30/2011 8:20:13 PM
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HR to Manager at door: Umm ... how do we tell Bob about the details of 'working remotely'?

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Mark Fortunato   11/30/2011 9:59:55 PM
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...and this is our entropy lab.

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jelvidge   12/5/2011 9:16:27 AM
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He thinks Lissajous figures will be appearing in Miss World.

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dadeus   12/7/2011 1:59:31 PM
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After years of tinkering with his "back burner" project, Dan was finally able to watch Star Wars on pirated HBO.

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Why No, we don't think R&D perks are getting out of hand. Why do you ask?



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