@seaEE I think what everyone's waiting for is Wireless ESD.
Also wireless oscilloscope probes. No cables hanging everywhere to trip over. Maybe we could kickstart and get some suckers er, investors interested in both. Product launch scheduled for next April first.
I think what everyone's waiting for is Wireless ESD. This would be a wireless method (no wrist or footstrap), of discharging ESD via one of the wireless consortiums that will allow the ESD we build up to power our phone to tablet. That would be a shocking development!
@Zeeglen... " I once met a young lady from Scotland....with a most beautiful Scottish accent that was a pleasure to hear."
When I worked for an international airlines telecomms company in Harare (Zimbabwe) there was a lass in our Nice (France) office who used to sent me messages to phone through to her mom who lived in Harare. (This was way pre-internet.) The first time I did this I fell in love with her mom over the phone....she had the most beautiful southern Irish accent. I never met her but it was always a pleasure to phone her to pass the messages on.
Love it! I know the song, but the video of him explaining how he came to write it was interesting!
I should explain that I am an English-born Zimbabwean, but I learned Afrikaans after being ridiculed in a history class at school for not being able to pronounce "Bezuidenhout" a well know Afrikaans surname (it's "Ber-zayden-hote", but I said something like "Ber-zewden-howt" causing the whole class to crack up. Later I worked on a South-African island for a year and got almost fluent..
I once rang a guy in Australia whom I had never spoken to before, After he'd spoken for about 10 seconds I said "You're from Zimbabwe, aren't you?" Astonished, he admitted he was....but I find the Zimbabwe accent very distinctive.
@ antedeluvian "Ontario, Canada". "Oh," said the lady I was speaking to, "that explains your accent!"
South African accent mistaken for Canadian? LOL! Some accents are more readily identifiable; I once met a young lady from Scotland (she was an HP sales Engineer back before the word "Agilent" was even a gleam in a marketeer's eye) with a most beautiful Scottish accent that was a pleasure to hear.
Even though I no longer say "Eh?", after having lived in Texas USA for the last 17 years I still get asked "Are you Canadian?" I can't hear any difference between the way I talk and my native-born colleagues, other than one with a very pronounced Texas drawl. And contrary to myth, Canadians never did refer to that rock band as "Zed Zed Top".
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