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10-17-2015, 09:01 AM   #20206
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(I didn't say it wouldn't be dysfunctional.)
It'll follow a draft set of standards, and be misrepresented by the Marketing Department.


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And the user interface will be clunky and incomprehensible to most people.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
It'll follow a draft set of standards, and be misrepresented by the Marketing Department.
"Misrepresented" must be the understatement of the year.





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And the user interface will be clunky and incomprehensible to most people.
Actually, I would probably find it clunky, but comprehensible. Much worse with people who are like Macs - slick, yet illogical and utterly incomprehensible
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I know I are an engineer, 'cause I could spell it.


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Yes?
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10-17-2015, 07:12 PM   #20212
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
The engie students wore flannelette shirts and drank a lot, but had personality too.
Yes, lots of personality. I am not a "real" engineer, but when I was in graduate school at U. British Columbia the engineers (referred to as "gears") had probably the most personality of any student group on campus. They were known for elaborate pranks. One of the most benign was to steal the speaker's chair from the provincial parliament in Victoria (BC) and install it in the UBC president's office* in Vancouver.


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* Or maybe it was the university board room. There was also the hoisting on an automobile to the top of the campus clock tower and the infamous "Godiva Ride" through center campus.
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Yes?


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And the user interface will be clunky and incomprehensible to most people.


I wouldn't have it any other way.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
They were known for elaborate pranks.
Yes, I don't know whether it was an above-community-average representation of Aspergers individuals or the sheer volume of alcohol consumed, but regrettable stunts at Monash University happened too.

An Engineering Dean didn't publicise that the apple tree in one courtyard was grown from the one Isaac Newton allegedly sat under, lest it became a high profile target. (Sigh).

I'm sure all those mischief makers are now doyens of society, but they were high-maintenance back then! ☺
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I know I are an engineer, 'cause I could spell it.


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Racer, the line is: "six munce ago I could not spell engneer and now I are one."
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Yes, lots of personality. I am not a "real" engineer, but when I was in graduate school at U. British Columbia the engineers (referred to as "gears") had probably the most personality of any student group on campus. They were known for elaborate pranks. One of the most benign was to steal the speaker's chair from the provincial parliament in Victoria (BC) and install it in the UBC president's office* in Vancouver.


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* Or maybe it was the university board room. There was also the hoisting on an automobile to the top of the campus clock tower and the infamous "Godiva Ride" through center campus.
So, they were giving out free chocolate ?!

Bacon would have been better ...

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We seem to have strayed a bit OT here.
[waits for laughter to subside]
[still waiting]

So, I'm resisting the temptation to take advantage of the low prices and buy a 2nd k-3 because all the deals seem to include a lens I don't want.

Also bacon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
We seem to have strayed a bit OT here.
[waits for laughter to subside]
[still waiting]

So, I'm resisting the temptation to take advantage of the low prices and buy a 2nd k-3 because all the deals seem to include a lens I don't want.

Also bacon.
Those prices would certainly be tempting if the Canadian dollar hadn't tanked.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
We seem to have strayed a bit OT here.
[waits for laughter to subside]
[still waiting]

So, I'm resisting the temptation to take advantage of the low prices and buy a 2nd k-3 because all the deals seem to include a lens I don't want.

Also bacon.
Ah, ok. You lost me there for a second.
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