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seaEE
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If the data stops
seaEE   5/22/2014 1:24:04 AM
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I was talking with someone who recently dined out and they said the couple next to them were constantly texting away on their phones through their whole meal, not talking at all.  I suggested that maybe they were texting each other.  So if the data stops, we might have to start talking more.  EETimes would possilby turn into the EEPub, a pub that serves beer and is a gathering place for EE's the world over to discuss...sports and stuff. :)  This pub would probably be in England, since they are well known for their pubs.

 

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Re: Well Max --- English cooking is kind of bland
MS243   5/21/2014 6:42:31 PM
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That would'nt be as funny if there wasn't way more than a grain of truth in it.

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Re: Well Max --- English cooking is kind of bland
AZskibum   5/21/2014 6:34:35 PM
True story: I was out one night with an English friend of mine who at some point mentioned the multi-volume leather-bound set of English cookbooks he had bought for his wife. I literally laughed out loud and asked why it required so many volumes to say "get a piece of meat and boil it beyond recognition." Or option two: "Go out for a curry." He didn't think it was funny, but we're still friends :)

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Re: Well Max --- English cooking is kind of bland
Max The Magnificent   5/21/2014 6:06:54 PM
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@MS243: ...English cooking is kind of bland...

And I used to call you "friend" LOL

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Well Max --- English cooking is kind of bland
MS243   5/21/2014 5:58:07 PM
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Well Max -- English cooking is kind of bland -- Maybe not as bad as some of the things in Scottish Cooking, but it is definately no Tex-Mex or Cajun.

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Re: Max for a people that allegedly don't plan the French do somethings very well
Max The Magnificent   5/21/2014 5:47:48 PM
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@MS243: ...for a people that allegedly don't plan the French do some things very well...

Like insulting English cooking, for one LOL

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Max for a people that allegedly don't plan the French do somethings very well
MS243   5/21/2014 5:44:08 PM
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Max, for a people that allegedly don't plan the French do some things very well --

 

1) One of only two airliners flying with more than one million hours fatality free is French-Canadian -- the Bombardier-Canadair CL-700 series and it's stretched variants -- the other is the Boeing 717 which was the last of the old Douglas DC-9 series- work of a Scottish American's legacy.

 

2) Commercial Nuclear Power -- no other country has this down to the point where they are built on assembly lines --- Here in the US, like the UK things are done on-site and every one is different from the next -- even from the same vendor for the same base model.

 

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Re: Still keep a back-up plan in place
Max The Magnificent   5/21/2014 5:08:43 PM
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@MS243: ...keep a back-up plan in place...

"If we don't have a plan, we're no better than the French," as the old saying goes LOL

 

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Still keep a back-up plan in place
MS243   5/21/2014 5:04:05 PM
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Still keep a back-up plan in place -- (Books, and even a way to run the PC without 110VAC, also keep a slide-rule that likely will last hundreds of years -- )

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Re: Transient or Persistent?
tb100   5/20/2014 3:09:53 PM
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There was a large solar flare on March 9, 1989 that caused Quebec to black out and there was lot of damage to equipment.

Afterwards, Hydro-Quebec spent over a billion dollars to install gigantic (room sized) series capactors throughout their network to prevent this kind of blackout/damage from occuring again.

We ought to be doing this in the US too, but it is often hard to have the will to spend this much money upfront, before the disaster occurs (witness Katrina).

 

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