HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 4/4
Island_Al
User Rank
Gold
Jacobs Ladder - Faraday Cage, accuracy in reporting?
Island_Al   11/19/2012 10:15:24 AM
NO RATINGS
I noted that slide 4 of 13 shows a Jacobs Ladder with a safety screen around it and if grounded acts as a Faraday Cage for sub-GigHz frequencies, yet the caption states: "The last in the Nicolas Lee messy desk tetralogy is his three-foot-high Jacob's ladder, otherwise known as a Faraday Cage."

Sorry, no cigar here.  A Faraday Cage prevents RF from entering, or exiting, a given space and is not another name for a Jocobs Ladder.  A Jacobs Ladder radiates a pretty wide swath of the spectrum and should perhaps have a Faraday cage surrounding it to prevent interferrence with other equipment. The voltages present can make a person assume room temperature in short order, so another good idea is to keep fingers out of it.  Think bug-zapper here.

erichv
User Rank
Silver
I am very worried......
erichv   11/20/2012 12:25:17 AM
NO RATINGS
Have a look through all those Pics where you can see the floor!!

Polished wood or tile that looks if the desk was staged there for the photo! The  one even has a bed and duvet!

Hey guys, don't you have stuff standing around, behind, underneath your desks?  If you have the luxury of "free space" you are probably busy with one(your first) measly project!!

I am sure if you drop a surface amount component (a diode say) you will bend down and be able to pick it up immediately!

I have to resort to the stocking in the inlet of the vacuum cleaner pipe to attempt to find the dropped component!

AND it also shows "Who's Boss?"in your study! 

Polished floors - I ask you! :(

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
The difference between neat and organized.
William K.   6/25/2013 5:10:55 PM
NO RATINGS
It does seem that many of the more productive and creative engineers are not so very fixated on keeping things perfectly neat. But many of them are quite organized. Neatness and organization belong on separate axis at right angles, since I have seen some very neat but completely disorganized areas, places where nothing worthwhile could happen without a huge effort. 

Mostly, what I have seen is that great engineers and many good engineers do engineering, while the poor and the mediocre straighten things up. It is like this: Those wo can, do, while those who can't, straighten things up. It rlates to priorities, it seems.

phantasyconcepts
User Rank
Silver
Re: Favorite saying
phantasyconcepts   9/30/2013 11:32:12 AM
NO RATINGS
"if a cluttered desk signifies a cluttered mind,

what does a nearly empty desk signify?"

 

Management potential.  Yes, you can take that either way, as both are true.

<<  <  Page 4/4


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
The diesel engine, long popular on European roads, is now piquing the interest of American automakers.
A London-based company has added some sweetness to the versatility of the 3D printing market with a printer designed solely to print candy and confections.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
Businesses cutting across industries are increasingly making use of portable display stands in the UK for marketing.
XYZ, Rabbit, and Disney innovate on the 3d printer in different ways -- from price point to using materials such as yarn.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 8 - 12, Get Ready for the New Internet: IPv6
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service