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Old 12-23-2003, 06:26 AM   #1
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Who says engineers don't have a sense of humor.

Page 46 of Lockheed Martin's F-35 computer middleware presentation:

* Theory is when you know everything and nothing works.

* Practice is when everything works and no one knows why.

* In our lab, theory and practice are combined: Nothing works and no one knows why.


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Old 12-23-2003, 07:30 AM   #2
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hmmmm. You certainly have an interesting way of spending your retirement hours
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Old 12-23-2003, 06:59 PM   #3
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In our lab that was always good for contact extension AND we kept our jobs.
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My favorite:

Circa 1966 a senior engineer made a presentation on the new adhesive primer for the 747 - CRAP (corrosion resistant adhesive primer). After the chuckles subsided, a senior manager manager stood up and suggested a new name - CIP - corrosion inhibiting primer.

I think only engineers chuckle at this stuff.
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Old 12-24-2003, 04:43 AM   #5
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Do you know what engineers use for birth control?

Their personalities.

Maybe that's why I have only one offspring.
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Re. "offspring", I have 3 that I am aware of. Great
kids all! They surely are expensive, but I wouldn't
change a thing. Maybe if I'd been an engineer
I might have been less prolific .
No regrets though!

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Engineeging proverb: You can go down a mountain to slow a thousand times, but only once to fast. :
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Last post reminds me of of Bennie's bumper sticker:

There are old pilots and bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots.

Ran into him at a Miss. cut rate gas station - between there and Pep boys still mixes his own av gas - very, very carefully. (retired tool designer - in his 70's).
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In my lab Safety was #1 but Fun was a close second. Our motto was "Let PAT do it." PAT sood for Prototype Actuation Tool. PAT is a skinny 10 foot pole with a very charred end.
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