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David Ashton   9/3/2013 4:39:43 PM
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@Karen, Max....I said "a fleet of BIG old CRT terminals"....note the position of the word BIG....the terminals were big, not the fleet......    were you as fleet of mind as you are of wit, you would have noticed this :-)

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Max The Magnificent   9/3/2013 1:34:08 PM
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@kfield: Knowing David, I can't imagine he would do any job without the adjective "big" in it.

Now you've brought a flush to his cheeks...

... (and his face has gone red as well :-)

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Max The Magnificent   9/3/2013 1:33:10 PM
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@kfield: ...he certainly did not say that it was a small, measely fleet now did he?


He was probably embarrassed to say ... I'm sure that if it had been an awesomely, formidably, resplendently large fleet, then he would have managed to work it into the conversation somehow LOL

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kfield   9/3/2013 1:26:14 PM
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@Max the magnificent:  Knowing David, I can't imagine he would do any job without the adjective "big" in it. And he certainly did not say that it was a small, measely fleet now did he?

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Max The Magnificent   9/3/2013 1:14:34 PM
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@Caleb: I can imagine my kids faces now... "you used TUBES?


I don;t think my son or his friends woudl recognize a vacuum tube if they saw one ... sad, because seeing the glow of a tube radio gives one a warm and fuzzy feeling.

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Max The Magnificent   9/3/2013 1:12:43 PM
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@kfield: I think that's one area that all engineers can never get enough experience, which is "Determining when good is good enough!"


That' sone of my problems -- I cannot stop myself from over-engineering somethinginstead of stopping with something that actually does the job that was originally required.

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Max The Magnificent   9/3/2013 1:08:43 PM
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@kfield: Wow David, maintaining a big fleet of "CRT terminals" almost sounds Dickensian today!!!


What makes you think it was a "big fleet"? (Are you projecting again?) What David actually said was that he used to maintain "a fleet of big old CRT terminals" -- which leaves us none the wiser as to whether it was a small, medium, or large fleet.

I'm sorry -- I can't help it -- I am an anal retentive engineer LOL


PS It's not the size of one's fleet -- it's what one does with it that counts :-)

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Caleb Kraft   9/3/2013 10:51:44 AM
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I can imagine my kids faces now... "you used TUBES? and those tubes shot electrons at your faces?"

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kfield   9/3/2013 8:09:03 AM
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@Dashton Wow David, maintaining a big fleet of "CRT terminals" almost sounds DIckensian today!!! 

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David Ashton   9/2/2013 4:54:32 PM
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Great story George.  I used to maintain a fleet of big old CRT terminals, with analogue power supplies, and power supply connectors were my # 1 problem.  The board connectors just had a circular pin, a blade pin as in the old AT power supplies w=is a much better idea,  

And a good fix too, glad you got some recognition for it!

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