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Engineering Humor


Searchable Dilbert.

"Look: Actual Code"

"Spaghetti Logic"

"When I Started Programming..."

"Dilbert's Salary Theorem"

"Engineers and scientists can never earn as much as business executives and sales people."

This theorem can now be supported by a mathematical equation as follows:

Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power
Postulate 2: Time is Money
As every engineer knows: Power = Work / Time
Since: Knowledge = Power
And: Time = Money
Then: Knowledge = Work / Money
Solving for Money, we get: Money = Work / Knowledge.

Analysis: As knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity, regardless of the amount of work done.

Conclusion: The less you know, the more money you make. (ask any CEO or MBA)

Women (As Explained by Engineers)

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V


Sherlock Holmes

Many people are not aware of the best reincarnation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous character. Starting in 1984, Granada Television in the UK spent an enormous amount of money to recreate a section of London England (circa 1895-1905) right down to the carriages, gas lanterns, and costumes. They only used stories by Doyle so you won't find Holmes fighting the Nazi's as we have seen in other incarnations from Hollywood. Jeremy Brett plays Holmes and is the most believable of all to date. Granada even goes so far as to end certain scenes with the actors standing in the same positions as the illustrations as originally published in The Strand Magazine. The series is always running on PBS in North America and you can now purchase all 41-episodes as part of a DVD collection.

Art imitates life

Sonny: I just might get to like this place. Let's see if the Braves are on. How do you turn on this here teevee?
Riker: Teevee?
Sonny: Yeah, boob-tube... you know. I'd like to find out how the Braves are doin' after all this time. Probably still finding ways to lose.
Data to Riker: Oh -- I think he means television, sir.
Sonny: Or maybe catch up on the soaps.
Data to Sonny: That particular form of entertainment did not last much beyond the year Two Thousand Forty.
Reference: STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - Episode 126 - Titled: "The Neutral Zone"
Reality: Television died in 2004; not 2040
Reason: in order to maximize their profits, the networks decided to replace programs based upon "professional writing and acting" with "so-called Reality TV"

The IT Crowd

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Neil Rieck
Kitchener - Waterloo - Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.