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#74313 - 01/20/07 07:02 AM they dont make em like they used to
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Registered: 10/02/04
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Loc: San Diego California USA
anyone come across one of these in the course of their service work, or demoing old industrial work?

http://www.floobydust.com/turbo-encabulator/ge_turbo-encabulator.pdf


a little more history on this device can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turboencabulator

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#74314 - 01/20/07 07:34 AM Re: they dont make em like they used to
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Thx for the second link. I looked at the first, and I think I would have understood it better, had it been written in Chinese, Farsi, or Swahili.

I was completely lost in the language, and didn't understand a word

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#74315 - 01/20/07 07:58 AM Re: they dont make em like they used to
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Loc: Chicago, Il.
I just bumped it up in the Theory & Discussion area from when Sandsnow shared it with us last Feb. A video is just so much better for understanding high brow theory of this type.
Joe http://electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum7/HTML/000469.html

[This message has been edited by JoeTestingEngr (edited 01-20-2007).]

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#74316 - 01/20/07 08:32 AM Re: they dont make em like they used to
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Registered: 09/21/04
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Loc: Irvine, CA, USA
I had no idea just how old this joke was

Thanks for the link to the history
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Larry LeVoir
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City of Irvine, CA

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#74317 - 01/20/07 09:44 AM Re: they dont make em like they used to
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Loc: Hawthorne, NY USA
Went to the first link and after reading parts of that spec sheet I knew it had to be a joke.

Apparently somebody has too much time on their hands. That document really does look real.

-Hal
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www.myphonetechs.com

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#74318 - 01/20/07 10:36 AM Re: they dont make em like they used to
sandsnow Offline
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Registered: 09/21/04
Posts: 163
Loc: Irvine, CA, USA
do a search for turboencabulator. A bunch of stuff out there.

Here's one:

Legend has it that GE engineers were frustrated by product managers
signing off on products they had no business reviewing - mainly because
they had no technical background whatsoever.

According to the story, the Turboencabulator was submitted to the GE
product management team and signed off as a product!

I know a GE engineer who may have been around close to that time, I will have to ask him.
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Larry LeVoir
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City of Irvine, CA

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#74319 - 01/20/07 03:21 PM Re: they dont make em like they used to
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Fake datasheets have a long history in the engineering field--here's one for a "WOM", or Write Only Memory:
http://academics.vmi.edu/ee_js/Research/IC_Datasheets/digital_cmos/Write%20Only%20Memory.pdf

I love the plot of socket insertions vs. number of pins remaining...

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#74320 - 01/20/07 03:36 PM Re: they dont make em like they used to
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Loc: Chicago, Il.
http://www.rane.com/pi14.html

Here's the nifty gadget we were thinking of buying when I worked at Ch. 61 in Cleveland.

I think many of these things would come out in early April. Go figure.
Joe

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#74321 - 01/20/07 05:18 PM Re: they dont make em like they used to
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#74322 - 01/20/07 07:41 PM Re: they dont make em like they used to
trollog Offline
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Registered: 10/02/04
Posts: 273
Loc: San Diego California USA
when I said they don't make em like they used to, I mean hoaxes like that one

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