Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 5 / 5
GroupOfFour
User Rank
Rookie
Seriously?
GroupOfFour   2/14/2014 1:31:14 PM
Politics aside,.. Are you kidding me?  Even before I got to the end, I knew that Barak Obama was going to make the list. The reasons sound like a "facilitator" position.  

-- the uses of iPads and other mobile devices in his presidency.  My daughter uses an ipad for notes, streaming video, that doesn't make her an engineer.

--  involved in technology, such as making sure his BlackBerry was secure at the start of his presidency.   Really? It wasn't the NSA, FBI and Secret Service that wanted him to have secure comms? If it wasn't them, then why wasn't it secure before his presidency? I mean if he was an engineer-minded person.

-- and the problems caused by NSA surveillance on individuals of American as well as non-American descent -- earn him a spot on this list.  Again, really? So the president isn't involved with what the NSA does?  And as a "constitutional lawyer by trade, his thinking reminds us of that of an engineer" he can't follow the logic to realize that the 4th Amendment protects against "unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause.".  Considering that you must have a warrant to tap someone's phone in a criminal investigation, it is common sense that if they are doing that WITHOUT a warrant or probable cause, then it must be illegal. 

 

No Dwight Eisenhower? Responsible for planning the invasion of North Africa, D-Day, and during his presidency, The Interstate highway system, DARPA, NASA... 

C'mon EE Times...

 

Biggreenthumb1
User Rank
Rookie
What ? Obama
Biggreenthumb1   2/14/2014 12:10:03 PM
I predicted most of these but Obama would never make the list... Sorry... In no way does he think like an Engineer.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Hoover quote
rick merritt   2/14/2014 11:53:53 AM
NO RATINGS
This quote is a gem.

Next year: Virtual chocolate for Valentine's Day. Our labs are working on it ;-)

idler
User Rank
Freelancer
7 presidents: 8 pages ?
idler   2/14/2014 11:36:03 AM
ridiculous to spread such little information over 8 slow-loading ad riddled pages

zewde yeraswork
User Rank
Blogger
other presidents?
zewde yeraswork   2/14/2014 9:43:29 AM
Is there anyone not on this list who belongs there? Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and a few others came close. Obviously, anyone who was at West Point, in the Army Corps of Engineers, is a candidate.

<<   <   Page 5 / 5


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

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
Max Maxfield

The Best of the Best Videos on YouTube
Max Maxfield
4 comments
A couple of days ago, my chum Paul was visiting me in my office. He'd wandered over from his cubicle in the next bay to take a brief coffee break. This week, Paul had been admiring the ...

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
2 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...