Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 5   >   >>
SteveD_Aus
User Rank
Author
re: Our society is doomed...
SteveD_Aus   7/4/2012 7:57:24 AM
NO RATINGS
Seriously, though, they're probably just sick of people trying to 'stretch' the definition of 15. I know I'm frustrated when someone jumps into the x items or less lane they have x+5 items with them and the checkout operator just puts up with it rather than argue.

jonnydoin
User Rank
Author
re: Our society is doomed...
jonnydoin   7/3/2012 9:58:15 PM
NO RATINGS
That sign is being totally misinterpreted. That is the exclusive line for 15 dishwasher's gloves.

jonnydoin
User Rank
Author
re: Our society is doomed...
jonnydoin   7/3/2012 9:52:44 PM
NO RATINGS
What to say to audio engineers (sic) that prefer their copper cables and plugs and audio connectors to get treated with criogenic baths, to "reduce stress at atomic level", so the audio will be transmitted with less noise?

jonnydoin
User Rank
Author
re: Our society is doomed...
jonnydoin   7/3/2012 9:49:36 PM
NO RATINGS
Did they try to sell Einstein the good fiber optic cable on the grounds that light was faster on that one than on the cheap one?

ReneCardenas
User Rank
Author
re: Our society is doomed...
ReneCardenas   7/3/2012 9:37:58 PM
NO RATINGS
On similar thought, may be they should have used 2 hands and one foot to express the intended concept. That is the target audience is a 2nd grade level education and this individual needs the aid of all it's limb digits. ;-)

Duane Benson
User Rank
Author
re: Our society is doomed...
Duane Benson   7/3/2012 5:24:51 PM
NO RATINGS
One of the many sad things in this commentary is that the data rate specs printed on the cable packaging likely had little or no relationship to the actual capabilities of the cable. When I needed a couple of HDMI cables, I picked the cheapest one Best Buy had - $20.00 here in Oregon, USA. The only thing I recall the box saying in terms of specs was "Ethernet capable", which I didn't need. Any signal degradation issues this cable might have are far more subtle than my eyes or ears can detect.

Duane Benson
User Rank
Author
re: Our society is doomed...
Duane Benson   7/3/2012 5:19:44 PM
NO RATINGS
Getting back to the original picture - that reminds me of an old joke. In a grocery store situated in Cambridge, MA, between Harvard and MIT, a student-looking person stepped into the "10 items or less" line with 12 items. The checker looked at the customer and the 12 items and said: "Either you're from Harvard and can't count or you're from MIT and can't read."

antedeluvian
User Rank
Author
re: Our society is doomed...
antedeluvian   7/3/2012 5:07:42 PM
NO RATINGS
David I take your point, but for me the isssue is value for money- If I don't get decent service, I might as well opt for no service. Also I got a better price for a cable at Apple- hardly a discount retailer! (and I am sure it is compatible).

David Brown
User Rank
Author
re: Our society is doomed...
David Brown   7/3/2012 4:47:52 PM
NO RATINGS
One thing to remember is that shops make very little money on things like TVs, while "extras" like cables and "extended warranties" are almost all profit. You can view this in two ways - one is that buying cables in real-world shops will always be a rip-off compared to cheap on-line shops. But the other way to think is that if people don't buy such things, pretty soon there won't be any real-world shops to buy from. After all, if they are not making money then they will close down - and if they /are/ making money, it's because customers are paying more than the absolute minimum. It's worth thinking about.

David Brown
User Rank
Author
re: Our society is doomed...
David Brown   7/3/2012 4:41:36 PM
NO RATINGS
I once got into an argument with a journalist for a HiFi magazine, who was convinced there was a difference between "HiFi quality" spdif optical fibres and "normal" spdif optical fibres. With great difficulty, I had to diplomatically concede that there may be some differences, as we wanted him to write a nice review of our high-end HiFi amplifiers!

<<   <   Page 3 / 5   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
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, ...