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  >  >>
Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Secret energy or secret knowledge
Cabe Atwell   8/27/2013 2:05:10 PM
NO RATINGS
That's a great anecdote and an ingenious way of turning the lights back on.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Secret energy or secret knowledge
Rob Spiegel   6/14/2013 12:52:11 AM
NO RATINGS
Great William K. Looking forward to seeing it. Don't forget to include a short bio.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Secret energy or secret knowledge
William K.   6/13/2013 10:45:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Rob, the tale of the circuit breaker juggling will be a sherlock Ohms contribution, since it had nothing to do with poor design, but a lot to do with people and human shortcomings.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Secret energy or secret knowledge
Rob Spiegel   6/12/2013 1:18:01 PM
NO RATINGS
You choose, william, on whether to submit it as a Made by Monkeys or a Sherlock Ohms. 

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Secret energy or secret knowledge
William K.   6/11/2013 7:53:49 AM
NO RATINGS
It is quite a tale indeed, more of a "sherlock Ohms" tale than a made by monkeys. The other story, based on a recent experience, would also be much more of an investigative tale.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Secret energy or secret knowledge
Rob Spiegel   6/11/2013 4:31:24 AM
NO RATINGS
Hey William K, it slounds like there is a Made by Monkeys or Sherlock Ohms in that story.

If so, please send it along to me and we'll get it posted:

rob.spiegel@comcast.net

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Secret energy or secret knowledge
William K.   6/5/2013 8:46:02 AM
NO RATINGS
Rob, at least it was a thought-out pun.

But the secret power story reminds me of the time I rearranged the circuits i a breaker panel because somebody was always switching off my wall clock when they switched off the lights. So after the change they were switching off the local air conditioning, which eventually caused them to be more selective in the circuits they switched off. Some folks, those who ignore signs, sometimes do learn eenually.

But moving circuits has served well on several instances.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Secret energy or secret knowledge
Rob Spiegel   6/4/2013 2:49:59 PM
NO RATINGS
Actually, I thought it was a pretty good pun, William. 

Ralphy Boy
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Late nights
Ralphy Boy   6/3/2013 4:01:53 PM
NO RATINGS
I'll take the heat for being the voice of safety first... This sounds like he jumped around what was most likely a locked out/tagged out circuit. I know he knew what he was doing but it was still a no-no and possible illegal. As in if someone got hurt in another part of the building oops would not have been accepted.

Circuits are sometimes not as clear cut as one breaker, one office. We have had partitions and even walls moved over the years, the circuitry has not always been modified to match, especially the lighting circuits.

I know I'd be in deep doodoo if I tried this without consulting building management and the maintenance department.

The short version of my point is that this is a "Do not try this at home" moment.

mr_bandit
User Rank
Gold
Re: Late nights
mr_bandit   5/17/2013 9:00:59 PM
NO RATINGS
At New Mexico Tech in the late 70's, we had a DEC 20 with TOPS-20. The load average (a quaint term...) was terrible 8am to 11pm. So, the CS guys (ie me and others) would show up at 11pm to work all night. At 8am, the load average woould do a step function from 1 to 25..30 - a log scale IIRC.

Pizza was out - there were two places in town and they closed at 10. Besides, we were poor enough. Many a night with Dr Pepper, Ritz Crackers, and Velveeta. Yum.

The CS instructors never started a class before 11am to give us time for breakfast, shower, and a morning class.

Page 1/3  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
If you’ve noticed the recent news about electric cars and batteries, then it’s easy to wonder about the continuing wisdom behind public subsidies for EVs.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
A group of collaborators wants to recast MacGyver or a show similar to it with a female protagonist as part “The Next MacGyver” competition, in order to get young girls interested in STEM fields.
Biomimicry and 3D printing have come together in new swarming ant and butterfly robots that act very much like their insect counterparts, the inventions of German robotics firm Festo.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.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.
Apr 20 - 24, Taking the Internet of Things to the Cloud
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


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 Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service