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JOtt   4/2/2012 7:10:28 PM
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April Fools, Mike isn't the youngest person to know how to operate this equipment, it's Rex!

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JOtt   4/2/2012 7:12:42 PM
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The customer's setup was so old, that tech support had to go to the bone yard to find similar equipment.

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BrainiacV   4/2/2012 7:43:42 PM
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I know this company has been around forever, but having the founder on display is really dating us.

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BrainiacV   4/2/2012 7:47:40 PM
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Every once in a while the "old fossil" who founded the company likes to observe what the new kids are up to.

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BrainiacV   4/2/2012 7:50:42 PM
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As he entered the lab, Bob wondered if it was such a good idea for the team to retrieve the rest of the subject with the time machine driven replicator.

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R_Portman   4/2/2012 7:58:42 PM
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A fledgling start-up with great new technology has been acquired by a long established company. The new management team is now on site and is struggling to understand what the staff engineers are doing. Looks like the takeover is complete.

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MarkBort   4/3/2012 12:56:49 AM
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Myth Busters found in their new lab preparing for the 'Jurassic Park' mobility challenge.

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seaEE   4/3/2012 2:57:02 AM
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Nelson's whistling soon transitioned to a low mumbling... Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones. Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones. Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones. Now hear the word of the Lord. Resistor's connected to the capacitor Capacitor's connected to the inductor Inductor's connected to the op amp Op Amp's connected to the connector Connector's connected to the headphones Now hear the word of the Lord

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Gruntmaster5000   4/3/2012 4:24:36 AM
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(Prior to the shareholder's meeting) I never saw so many grinning fossils in all my life! I wonder if the T-rex *also* got a million dollar bonus for basically laying encased in stone until somebody uncovered their assets?

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jkdrum   4/3/2012 5:50:29 PM
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Are y’all finished testing the legacy functionality yet?

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Wnderer   4/3/2012 6:39:46 PM
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The new design still needs to be fleshed out.

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Wnderer   4/3/2012 6:41:19 PM
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The boss installed it as reminder to adapt or your job might become extinct.

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MarkBort   4/3/2012 6:50:59 PM
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Flintstone ancestors studying new found remains DNA of Fred and Wilma’s grown-up pet Dino.

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MarkBort   4/3/2012 7:21:23 PM
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Walt watches as Disney animatronics researchers invent new technologies he envisioned possible.

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Mxv   4/3/2012 10:01:35 PM
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At Full Bright Labs, our Nobel prize winning scientists believe that by changing the earth's magnetic field to attract a passing comet, we can recreate the events that lead to the extinction of the dinosaurs...Here it comes now......Uh Oh!

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Mxv   4/3/2012 10:56:04 PM
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We've examined every bit of this dinosaur. Our conclusion is that the museum's night watchman was high.

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Paul Glaubitz   4/4/2012 3:20:31 PM
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After winning his age discrimination suit Rex returned to work.

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BrainiacV   4/27/2012 5:19:49 PM
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You got my vote, I'm still laughing!

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Rick_Hille   4/4/2012 5:05:09 PM
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Hey guys, you can stop searching. I found the PDA exhibit.

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Don.Swaab   4/4/2012 6:12:22 PM
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We brought in an old-timer to mentor the young engineers.

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Don.Swaab   4/4/2012 6:12:49 PM
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Analog engineers are becoming extinct at an alarming rate.

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DataBass   4/4/2012 6:32:48 PM
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I'm only 58 years old. I'm not *that* old...

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MarkBort   4/4/2012 6:45:01 PM
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"I hope you guys like the reminder that the boss really wants a bare bones design this time."

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MarkBort   4/4/2012 7:26:29 PM
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"Rather than constantly looking over your shoulders, I thought I would instead give you a stand-in. Making progress?"

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MarkBort   4/4/2012 7:31:34 PM
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Thrill of the hunt, three perspectives.

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David Ashton   4/5/2012 3:12:58 AM
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"Gee, boy, this Lego Mindstorms stuff is FUN!!"

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MarkBort   4/5/2012 2:35:58 PM
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"No pressure guys! I heard upper management say that unless you finish your design on time, it might as well go straight to a museum."

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MarkBort   4/5/2012 2:47:05 PM
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"Working another late Night at the Museum?"

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BobH77   4/5/2012 10:39:07 PM
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We had to empty out the "Dinosaur Pen" to make room for the new cloud servers.

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MarkBort   4/6/2012 12:48:05 AM
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"How about following the big guy's lead, and this time do a really stealthy trace and capture."

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GoBears84   4/6/2012 6:41:40 PM
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I thought Ted had retired.

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another nickname   4/6/2012 6:59:09 PM
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And when I press this button Godzilla prototype will start tap dancing.

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MarkBort   4/6/2012 11:56:08 PM
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The team works to load-balance their improbable project with the inspiration from Rex, and motivation from Tex.

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MarkBort   4/7/2012 12:24:05 AM
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"Hey guys...see I learned the Rex assembly instructions. The ARM assembly instructions can't be that difficult for you!"

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MarkBort   4/7/2012 5:37:37 AM
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"Look! It's not a real sawtooth, it's Rex's reflection!"

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gvictor   4/7/2012 8:48:10 PM
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"I agree he's creepy, but you have to admit he does come up with some good ideas."

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bnowak0   4/9/2012 12:35:03 PM
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"...and this is where we keep our ancient relics of yore; a dinosaur fossil, and the last 3 remaining users of Windows 98."

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mhrackin   4/9/2012 6:53:37 PM
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I KNEW there had to be somebody else who remembers #1 of the EETimes ORIGINAL Immortal Works series! For a long time, I thought I was the only surviving submitter....

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Denis.Giri   4/10/2012 7:57:13 AM
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I need somthing to work with. Come on, throw me a bone.

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MarkBort   4/10/2012 4:43:52 PM
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"I know it's too late to help Rex, but are you ready to demonstrate your Near Earth Orbit Object Collision Detection app?”

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MarkBort   4/11/2012 12:29:30 AM
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Trifecta.

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Rick_Hille   4/11/2012 5:18:34 PM
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yeah, I know it's slow. The connection from this area to the main server is over something called 10BaseT-REX

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David Ashton   4/12/2012 12:35:25 AM
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Here's the CEO now....do you think he'll get the point and let us buy some new test equipment?

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RWatkins   4/13/2012 5:24:01 PM
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The boss entered, recoiled, then realized the RF engineers had misunderstood when he requested that they display on of the huge T's from the "olden days" in the lab.

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RWatkins   4/13/2012 5:25:07 PM
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Sorry, missed an 'e', that should have been: The boss entered, recoiled, then realized the RF engineers had misunderstood when he requested that they display one of the huge T's from the "olden days" in the lab.

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D.D.Swanson   4/13/2012 7:42:52 PM
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Does he know that the company only gives service awards up through 80 years?

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MindTech   4/13/2012 9:13:44 PM
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When management said they were bringing in an "old-timer" to finish the design, that's not what I was expecting.

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Chuck.Hill   4/16/2012 1:59:35 AM
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I wonder why none of our engineers want to work here after dark?

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templar781   4/16/2012 10:31:30 PM
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When the VP of Acquisitions brought little Johnny in on 'Take your kid to work day' Johnny's love of dinosaurs seemed perfectly harmless...

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GrantH14   4/17/2012 11:24:18 PM
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So the teleportation device worked after all...

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GrantH14   4/17/2012 11:26:54 PM
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When you guys said you had a skeleton in the lab I thought you meant it figuratively not literally.

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David Ashton   4/17/2012 11:30:37 PM
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Don't ANYONE step on any butterflies! (with apologies to Ray Bradbury's story "A Sound of Thunder"

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GrantH14   4/17/2012 11:32:08 PM
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Manager: "OK you guys made your point. It is high time we replace these pre-historic equipments. Now take this dinosaur back to the lobby."

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Pete752   4/20/2012 7:52:00 PM
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Remember, part of the requirement is backwards compatibility

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majortom84   4/20/2012 8:38:13 PM
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"What is he still doing here? The VAX contracts ran out ages ago." (Full disclosure: I worked for Data General for a while. I could have taken a swipe at those machines, but I figure their names are not as recognizable.)

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gvictor   4/20/2012 11:24:42 PM
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"I could swear it was facing the other way yesterday."

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gvictor   4/21/2012 1:56:35 AM
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"Yes, a scalp massage would be lovely."

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gvictor   4/21/2012 6:26:20 AM
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"I understand we're trying to represent our corporate identity as being at the top of the food chain, but wouldn't it be more effective if our mascot wasn't extinct - and didn't have horrible-nasty bad breath."

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 10:38:42 PM
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Whoa! That's really old equipment they are using.

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 10:41:41 PM
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If you think that dinosaur is old, come over and look at what tools we are using.

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 10:43:51 PM
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The dinosaur? That's our newest addition that is compatible with our systems.

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 10:47:17 PM
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We said our systems are like dinosaurs. That didn't mean the project needed another dinosaur.

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 10:55:02 PM
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This is Rex, the original project engineer. Let me know if anything else is needed?

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 10:56:52 PM
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Here's the consultant you requested.

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 11:01:36 PM
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Q: Find the object in the room that does not belong? A: The 35 year old engineer.

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 11:05:27 PM
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Q: Find the object in the room that does not belong? A: The prehistoric equipment passed down to development.

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 11:08:21 PM
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Now, can you explain it to me in terms I can understand?

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 11:11:52 PM
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It would be faster if you hand me the keyboard instead of talking you through everything.

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 11:18:05 PM
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As the deadline neared, management hovered over the project.

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 11:21:55 PM
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Does anyone here understand our legacy products?

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TFCSD   4/22/2012 11:30:40 PM
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You engineers are always making excuses why the project bottlenecks in development. We bought you some newer equipment and you're not even using it.

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TFCSD   4/23/2012 7:03:59 AM
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Still haunted by the ghost in the machine?

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Mxv   4/24/2012 1:24:10 AM
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Who? Him? He only works at night. Best COBOL programmer on the east coast.

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elPresidente   4/24/2012 2:18:17 AM
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I meant for you to get me a BIAS tee, Rex.

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gvictor   4/24/2012 3:26:46 AM
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"He really likes the Eye Diagrams. I think I hear him purring."

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gvictor   4/25/2012 2:21:27 AM
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"It's been impossible to get time on the 3D printer. Pete's been helping his kid with a science project. Good luck getting it in the car."

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palf   4/27/2012 11:33:12 PM
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"Paul, we all know that you call your latest project an aggressive design, but you need to get some perspective here"

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palf   4/27/2012 11:40:13 PM
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The team liked to remind themselves that they still couldn't come up with something as smart as a 65 million year old design.

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mattdem   4/30/2012 7:05:51 PM
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Big Blue goes back to school

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TGregS   4/30/2012 7:30:50 PM
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Rex firmly believed he was never too old to learn.



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