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(Branch manager to customer) "Potentiometer? What's a potentiometer?"
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Robin2

At least the guy was honest.

IMHO the best place for pseudo knowledege is listening to a sales guy trying to sell a PC to a naive customer in PC World.

...R
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Delta_G

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Dec 13, 2017, 10:58 pm Last Edit: Dec 13, 2017, 11:00 pm by Delta_G
At least the guy was honest.

IMHO the best place for pseudo knowledege is listening to a sales guy trying to sell a PC to a naive customer in PC World.

...R
Get into scientific instrumentation for a while. 

What's bad is that once sales gets done promising that it can do the impossible and gets the sale, I have to show up and make the impossible actually happen.  And when I can't bend the laws of physics far enough it's somehow my fault. 
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ardly

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What's bad is that once sales gets done promising that it can do the impossible and gets the sale, I have to show up and make the impossible actually happen.
I had that once, sales promised that the computer would deliver the 'optimum' solution to something akin to the Traveling Salesman problem. Fortunately the customer was sensible and accepted that the output would be as good as or better than a human could produce but delivered in minutes rather than days.
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travis_farmer

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Dec 14, 2017, 03:15 pm Last Edit: Dec 14, 2017, 03:16 pm by travis_farmer
Get into scientific instrumentation for a while. 

What's bad is that once sales gets done promising that it can do the impossible and gets the sale, I have to show up and make the impossible actually happen.  And when I can't bend the laws of physics far enough it's somehow my fault. 
sounds about like when my father and i have a customer that draws their own design prints, for example, of an addition. with all the measurements not including any interior wall thickness. in other words, if you have a space of 12 feet available, and they want a wall in the center, with exactly 6 feet on each side of the wall. ;)

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Henry_Best

sounds about like when my father and i have a customer that draws their own design prints, for example, of an addition. with all the measurements not including any interior wall thickness. in other words, if you have a space of 12 feet available, and they want a wall in the center, with exactly 6 feet on each side of the wall. ;)
The Japanese have an answer to that...paper walls.

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