Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: Friday Fun: Letter to the citizens of the USA
Max The Magnificent   11/30/2011 5:49:18 PM
NO RATINGS
Hi Rene -- thanks for your comments. With regard to the name "World Series", there are several aspect to this. World: Over the years I heard that the term "World" came from the fact that the World Series was originally sponsored by a newspaper. Some folks say it was the Chicago World Tribune; other folks say it was the New York World. However, snopes.com (which I think is a WONDERFUL site) has the following to say (see www.snopes.com/business/names/worldseries.asp for the full article): 'The modern World Series was so-named not because of any affiliation with a corporate sponsor, but because the winner was considered to be the "world's champion" - the title was therefore simply a shortened form of the phrase "World's Championship Series"' Series: When it comes to a game like American Football and something like the Super Bowl, the winning team is determined by a single game. By comparison, in baseball the a team has to win 4 games (it may take as long as 7 games for them to do so) - hence the term "series" meaning a series of games.

ReneCardenas
User Rank
Rookie
re: Friday Fun: Letter to the citizens of the USA
ReneCardenas   11/30/2011 5:15:13 PM
NO RATINGS
Max, You are a brave man, to spout such remarks even in jest, there is some recentment I read on your observations. I do acknowledge that many USA citizens may not realize there is a worls out there beyond our borders. SO calling any event a world sport championship that only involves 2 contries is so twisted. As far as the relinquishing our weapons, that will be an item that many including myslef will find objecting very much. Too much blood shed already to let go of that freedom. All in all, your list did make me laugh, but you are lucky that this blog may not be read by radical conservatives that would give you a full ear to make you blush. ;-) Keep them coming...

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: Friday Fun: Letter to the citizens of the USA
Max The Magnificent   11/22/2011 3:08:50 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm amazed how many people seem to have seen the program "Keeping Up Appearances"... ...of course it just struck me that anyone who wasn't familiar with it who was reading the comment thread above wouldn't have a clue what we were all waffling on about...

Naomi Price
User Rank
Rookie
re: Friday Fun: Letter to the citizens of the USA
Naomi Price   11/21/2011 11:20:15 PM
NO RATINGS
Richard is a prince for putting up with her...and the actor eventually started having a lot of fun with that. I think Onslow is my favorite character, with his philosophising...or maybe Elizabeth when she rattles the teacup!

David Ashton
User Rank
Blogger
re: Friday Fun: Letter to the citizens of the USA
David Ashton   11/18/2011 11:16:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Was just watching her last night. Onslow & Daisy won a cruise, first class, on the same ship as they were in economy. You can imagine her chagrin.... She was amazingly agile when she needed to be. But you're right, I wouldn't like to be married to her....

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: Friday Fun: Letter to the citizens of the USA
Max The Magnificent   11/18/2011 8:48:03 PM
NO RATINGS
You have to love her :-) ...and also the fact that you are not married to her :-)

zeeglen
User Rank
Blogger
re: Friday Fun: Letter to the citizens of the USA
zeeglen   11/18/2011 8:44:27 PM
NO RATINGS
"Mugs" ? Hyacinth always referred to those as "Beakers" :)

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: Friday Fun: Letter to the citizens of the USA
Max The Magnificent   11/18/2011 8:05:57 PM
NO RATINGS
I live to serve :-)

Kenton Williston
User Rank
Rookie
re: Friday Fun: Letter to the citizens of the USA
Kenton Williston   11/18/2011 7:16:04 PM
NO RATINGS
Good one, Max! Thanks for brightening up my otherwise dull Friday. :)



Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Carlos Bueno

Adventures in Userland
Carlos Bueno
Post a comment
Editor’s Note: Excerpted from Lauren Ipsum: A story about computer science and other improbable things, author Carlos Bueno introduces us to Lauren and her adventures in ...

Max Maxfield

Tired Old iPad 2 vs. Shiny New iPad Air 2
Max Maxfield
8 comments
I remember when the first iPad came out deep in the mists of time we used to call 2010. Actually, that's only four years ago, but it seems like a lifetime away -- I mean; can you remember ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...