HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Page 1/3  >  >>
Jack Rupert, PE
User Rank
Platinum
Re: VIDEO
Jack Rupert, PE   3/22/2013 4:58:46 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm split on the format, Rich.  It depends where I am when I want to take a peak at the technical blogs.  If I just want to take a quick break and see what's going on in the tech world, I don't want to watch a video...and hook up headphones to my laptop gives the wrong impression.  Is it possible to include a transcript?

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: VIDEO
Charles Murray   3/15/2013 6:22:36 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, bobjengr. I don't think I've ever hit 100 mph in my 40 years of driving a car. One hundred sixty mph is ludicrous.

bobjengr
User Rank
Platinum
VIDEO
bobjengr   3/9/2013 2:06:54 PM
NO RATINGS
 Rich, really like the format.  It certainly works for me. 

 I like the option of working from home but feel collaboration is (or can be) essential for certain types of jobs.  I own an engineering consulting firm and we have to be close to our test lab and model shop so telecommutinting is pretty much out as an option for us.   Writing, I can certainly make an exception for and feel it's a good way to go if possible.  Certainly saves on gas and time.  

Who are we kidding relative to the speed limit?  I can't imagine going 100 MPH much less 160.  (Don't know about the alignment of the needle either.  Is our level of distraction so great we have to have perfect alignment at the 1200 position?  Maybe so. )

I do have to buy-in with the sun spot statement by your cable company.  We subscribe to Comcast and they also made that comment in  a flyer sent with our monthly bill.  Probably something to it.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Speedometer
William K.   3/8/2013 8:10:19 PM
NO RATINGS
One reason for speedometers to go to 150, at least for those mechanical ones, is that it compresses the portion of the scale that normal folks use, making it harder to read accurately. The result of the decreased resolution is that it is harger to spot decreased accuracy as well. That is the hidden motivation, the marketing weasels like it because it somehow delivers the impression that the car is sportier, whatever that means. 

I think that I once owned a car where 55MPH was straight up on the speedometer. THat was a good reminder to keep it at 55. It was not a new car at the time, but it was quite a while back.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Sun outages
Charles Murray   3/6/2013 10:03:26 PM
NO RATINGS
I forgot that odometers used to top out at 99,999, Gorksi. Pretty soon, maybe we'll see cars with a seventh digit on the odometer. Check out this story about people who have surpassed one million miles.

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/meet-the-king-of-million-mile-cars

kenish
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Speedometer
kenish   3/6/2013 8:18:26 PM
NO RATINGS
The tachometer in every car, truck, motorcycle, and airplane I've owned came from a big tachometer manufacturer, RPM   :)

As others said, telecommuting needs to be done under the right circumstances.  There are phases of projects where face-to-face is crucial and other times where I want to focus all day without interruptions.  People who telecommute 100% of the time need to think about the effects on their careers...I've seen "out of sight, out of mind" at play when it came time for bonuses or promotions.  Depends on the company culture, of course.

The Yahoo move could also be their way of finding out who is willing and able to help pull through rough times vs. "mercenaries".  The latter will vote with their feet, though there's probably dedicated employees where family obligations don't support coming into the office.  Maybe this is off-base since I don't know much about Y! 

Dave Palmer
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Skype
Dave Palmer   3/5/2013 10:40:21 PM
NO RATINGS
Just to be clear, the problem is not sunspots or solar flares, it's the orbit of the satellite lining up with the sun. This is a result of the satellite's orbit around the earth and the earth's orbit around the sun. It's as regular as clockwork and it happens twice a year with all geosynchronous satellites. The cable company is not making it up.

Zippy
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Speedometer
Zippy   3/5/2013 8:34:11 PM
NO RATINGS
Richnass, I think there may have been a period when US automakers were all 120 mph, but Volkswagon Beetles were once at 90mph and Jettas are at 160 mph, so Volkwagon is a little more manic-depressive...   :)

Gorski
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Sun outages
Gorski   3/5/2013 4:57:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Many utilities try to find excuses for poor service. Your TV provider just found another one. Complain, complain, complain to them. It took 4 years of poor electrical service and many, many complaints by residents here in Glenview, Illinois to improve service. This year we have had NO interruptions. As to the 160 mph speedometer, it'sjust a sales gimmick. Remember when odometers only went up to 99,999? The Japanese added the 6th digit implyingtheir cars lasted longer, Well at on time they did. Now American speedometers have teh 6th digit and do last longer. My last three American cars made it to at least 125,000 miles. Finally, I think a mix of home and office work would make a nice combination.

GORSKI PE

Gorski
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Sun outages
Gorski   3/5/2013 4:57:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Many utilities try to find excuses for poor service. Your TV provider just found another one. Complain, complain, complain to them. It took 4 years of poor electrical service and many, many complaints by residents here in Glenview, Illinois to improve service. This year we have had NO interruptions. As to the 160 mph speedometer, it'sjust a sales gimmick. Remember when odometers only went up to 99,999? The Japanese added the 6th digit implyingtheir cars lasted longer, Well at on time they did. Now American speedometers have teh 6th digit and do last longer. My last three American cars made it to at least 125,000 miles. Finally, I think a mix of home and office work would make a nice combination.

GORSKI PE

Page 1/3  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Get a load of these strange product designs. What's in the water these design engineers are drinking?
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
Cal Poly students use 3D printing to take flight -- and pass their class.
Celebrity engineer Grant Imahara will host a series of “webisodes” that will examine new technology and innovation from an engineer’s point of view.
The UX Italia video contest recognizes Italian machinery, technology, and other experience solutions that have contributed meaningful improvements to people’s lives and production processes. If you submit a three-minute video showcasing how the quality of Italian machinery's User eXperience is essential to your company's success, you just may win a trip to Italy.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/7/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Dec 1 - 5, An Introduction to Embedded Software Architecture and Design
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.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Littelfuse
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