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NoNIckName_#2
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NoNIckName_#2   4/10/2014 1:13:42 PM
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This is our Subscriber Extended Adaptive Line card, or SEAL.  (You guys ready to take a lunch break?  I'm suddenly hungry for sushi.)

Doug_S
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April contest
Doug_S   4/10/2014 6:31:22 PM
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Frank was unable to get hold of a dog or pony in time, so his presentation included a seal show instead.

David Ashton
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David Ashton   4/10/2014 6:53:35 PM
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"Very impressive....but that's an old ISA Card....couldn't he have used at least a PCI Card?"

Stargzer
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Re: April Caption Contest
Stargzer   4/16/2014 12:16:41 PM
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David stole my line; great (old) minds think alike!

David Ashton
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David Ashton   4/16/2014 7:22:21 PM
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Plus I have the advantage of being in Australia where the sun rises (and we get up) before anyone else (with the possible exception of Kiwis (New Zealanders :-)

David Ashton
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David Ashton   4/10/2014 6:56:55 PM
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Producing a feature-rich, bug-free card while keeping costs down is always a balancing act!

RichQ
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Communications mismatch
RichQ   4/10/2014 6:57:39 PM
When I asked you for a balanced board layout, this is not exactly what I had in mind.

David Ashton
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David Ashton   4/10/2014 6:58:57 PM
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Dev Lab show-and-tell day: Jane always manages to add that extra bit of Pizazz to her presentations!

betajet
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Pier 39, San Francisco
betajet   4/10/2014 8:50:56 PM
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Amazing what people throw in the water down at Pier 39!

[Local reference to the large sea lion colony at Pier 39 in San Francisco.]

 

David Ashton
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David Ashton   4/10/2014 9:23:40 PM
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"It stops him becoming board......I mean bored!"

seaEE
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seaEE   4/10/2014 10:05:24 PM
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So the board is fully functioning, and the team is busy working on the spice model of the seal.

eetcowie
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eetcowie   4/10/2014 10:10:59 PM
"You shouldn't always take me so literally...I know I said to give it my seal of approval. And stop being so nosey."

eetcowie
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eetcowie   4/10/2014 10:18:45 PM
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Bill: "Well, I was on my yacht taking a fishing break, and the AI board I was working on accidentally went into the sea. Funny thing is, that this showed up, caught in the neural NET!"

Joe: "Does that make it a SEA lion?"

seaEE
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seaEE   4/10/2014 10:40:13 PM
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Our newest employee is a model in work-life balance, and is also a leading circus design engineer.

seaEE
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seaEE   4/10/2014 10:46:40 PM
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The seal asked us to move R104, an 01005 zero ohm resistor, to the backside of the board, and now it is happy as a clam.

seaEE
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seaEE   4/10/2014 10:51:00 PM
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Yes, but are we going to ship it sealmount, or are we going to ship it rackmount?

zeeglen
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zeeglen   4/10/2014 11:44:52 PM
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I don't think Bob quite understood when I told him to make sure those differential pairs were well balanced.

denis.vautour_1
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Requirement management
denis.vautour_1   4/11/2014 11:35:36 AM
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QA: Gosh you're right... this requirement actually is in the traceability matrix.

NoNIckName_#2
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NoNIckName_#2   4/11/2014 11:38:37 AM
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Dogs?  Ponies?  So last year!

BrainiacVI
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BrainiacVI   4/11/2014 12:27:19 PM
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Marketing thought it would be cute to use the seal to imply our company name in the ads for our new interface board.

(I used to buy peripheral cards from a company named SEAL back in the late '80s)

BrainiacVI
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BrainiacVI   4/11/2014 12:31:18 PM
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Cute, but that's not going to work for load balancing the interface.

BrainiacVI
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BrainiacVI   4/11/2014 12:33:29 PM
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Sarah knew management could be easily entertained and would not think to give her the usual guff about her board design.

Dan Glass
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Dan Glass   4/11/2014 12:37:27 PM
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It's so simple, even a trained seal can use it!

DougInRB
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April Cpation
DougInRB   4/11/2014 1:00:48 PM
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OK Marv - now that we have Engineering distracted, let's run the numbers on our next layoff.

Parreco
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April Cartoon Contest
Parreco   4/11/2014 1:13:56 PM
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If we can demonstrate the inputs are BALANCED, we can SEAL the deal!!

Parreco
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Parreco   4/11/2014 1:20:52 PM
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It's a false assumption that our engineers work for "peanuts"....it's actually RAW FISH!!

SimulinkJocky
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Balancing act
SimulinkJocky   4/11/2014 1:22:31 PM
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We feel this will help us balance cost and performance, at least over the short term.

 

Parreco
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Parreco   4/11/2014 1:32:37 PM
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I heard Bob always agrees with the boss' ideas by acting like a "clapping seal"....but I didn't believe it until I actually witnessed it!!

jjulian274
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jjulian274   4/11/2014 1:58:22 PM
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We did tell him he need a better life/work balance...

madmcmac
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Balancing Act
madmcmac   4/11/2014 2:44:51 PM
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We found this is the cheapest way to test the new Segway controller boards.

mhrackin
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The final step of the design Review
mhrackin   4/11/2014 3:10:33 PM
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The final step in our official design review process is getting the approval of seal.... wasn't the procedure writer dyslexic????

mhrackin
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On the nose!
mhrackin   4/11/2014 3:12:39 PM
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For a change, this project literally attained all the goals on the nose!

mhrackin
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Auditions
mhrackin   4/11/2014 3:26:17 PM
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This one wants to take over Max's role at next year's EELive!

bnowak0
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April Caption
bnowak0   4/11/2014 3:41:14 PM
Sappy the Seal accidentally stumbles into a different kind of circus – an Executive Boardroom.

JeffL_2
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JeffL_2   4/11/2014 8:01:36 PM
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Our best customer said he'd love to see us demonstrate our latest product, but he wouldn't bother to sit through another typical "dog and pony" show, so...

mursu
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mursu   4/12/2014 2:48:13 AM
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The latest design strikes a fine balance between features, cost and time to market. Now, Bob has agreed to show the upper management the whole process behind it.

Russ Ingram
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RE: April Caption
Russ Ingram   4/12/2014 9:09:45 AM
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Our new ad campain is great! Who could forget our conformal coating really seals?

NoNIckName_#2
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NoNIckName_#2   4/12/2014 3:26:59 PM
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Now our Director of Sales will bark out his own spin on the great features of our new peripheral interface card.  (Don't expect this to be too technical.)

David Ashton
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David Ashton   4/12/2014 8:20:37 PM
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The highlight of the company Technical Conference was billed as "Seal will perform!".  Everyone turned up.....

TGR0
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Approved
TGR0   4/14/2014 10:33:22 AM
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Team, our new board has been awarded the seal of approval.

TGR0
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Balance the Baluns
TGR0   4/14/2014 10:38:24 AM
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Impressive, but I said we need "to seal the baluns", not "the seal to balance".

TGR0
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Finesse
TGR0   4/14/2014 10:39:54 AM
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He said he could seal the deal with balance and finesse.

TGR0
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Got it done
TGR0   4/14/2014 10:46:35 AM
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As you can see, we got the board sealed this week.

TGR0
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"circuits"
TGR0   4/14/2014 10:51:49 AM
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Sealed circus board.

CC VanDorne
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New hire?
CC VanDorne   4/15/2014 10:56:29 AM
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You've just got to love these new hires.  They're so eager to please.

Max The Magnificent
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Something fishy
Max The Magnificent   4/15/2014 2:15:02 PM
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I don't care what you say, something about the new intern smells fishy...

didymus7@hotmail.com
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didymus7@hotmail.com   4/15/2014 2:50:07 PM
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Circuit board!  Circuit Board!  Not Circus board!

didymus7@hotmail.com
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didymus7@hotmail.com   4/15/2014 2:50:57 PM
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Now....at EE Live!  Max Max-seal!

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   4/15/2014 3:39:45 PM
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@didynus: Now....at EE Live!  Max Max-seal!

You can run, but you can't hide LOL

NoNIckName_#2
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NoNIckName_#2   4/16/2014 12:26:30 PM
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I'm pleased to announce our merger with Barnum and Bailey.  The combined company will be henceforth known as "Barnum & Bailey Circus & Circuits."

Stargzer
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Stargzer   4/16/2014 12:30:07 PM
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The AST ISA memory expansion board that he brought to the design meeting was a definite improvement over the IS-100 memory card he brought to the last meeting. Nevertheless, Bob finally realized that Sammy was in dire need of some remedial training in modern Personal Computer design, even if he was CEO's son-in-law.

Stargzer
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Circus Board
Stargzer   4/16/2014 12:43:34 PM
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The EETV Network never picked up the pilot for the new series, Circuit Board staring Mickey Dolenz's pet seal.  Apparently, they didn't want to throw a Monkee wrench in their schedule.

er-IC
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er-IC   4/16/2014 5:27:14 PM
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"I love where you're going with this new balanced platform strategy."

NoNIckName_#2
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NoNIckName_#2   4/16/2014 5:57:23 PM
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The NPI team is absolutely thrilled with their new product promotion strategy.

Wnderer
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Wnderer   4/18/2014 1:57:55 PM
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When you asked for the company to support Easter Seals, this is not what I thought you had in mind.

Wnderer
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Wnderer   4/18/2014 1:59:13 PM
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When you said the new PCB guy was into mullets I thought you meant the hairstyle.

Paul Glaubitz
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QA seal of approval
Paul Glaubitz   4/19/2014 12:19:22 AM
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The new boards with automatically balanced outputs quickly got QA's seal of approval.

MLFletcher
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MLFletcher   4/21/2014 8:30:39 AM
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This is the best tech support we have ever had.

dt_hayden
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Unfortunate miscommunication
dt_hayden   4/25/2014 11:12:43 AM
Marketing thought it would be a great idea to tie in the DOD customer hardware prototype reveal with Seal Team 6.   The presentation exposed an unfortunate miscommunication.

raslaje
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raslaje   4/29/2014 11:12:32 AM
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Unfortunately, there's only one way to access the data in our new wireless, batteryless data logger.

Don Swaab
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Don Swaab   5/2/2014 12:32:01 AM
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This is our heads-up display card.

prabhakar_deosthali
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prabhakar_deosthali   5/8/2014 3:33:17 AM
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We had so much excess stock of this display borad, our marketing guys thought it would be a great idea to clear the stock by offering them as Easter Toy!



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