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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Once upon a time in la la land

There lived these guys... they were called 555 timers. These guys were absurd and for apparently no rhyme or reason could get astabe and into sustained oscillations!! (Sudhakar, here's your oscillator!!)

Well... that was once upon a time, till they didn't stumble on these priceless jewels. Rings so magnificent, that they couldn't resistor.... err... resist them!

For those of you more electrically inclined, who go all orgasmic at the thought of telling the value of the resistance by counting the rings on it, here's a brighter look

One timer said he wanted them for his significant other, while the other timer wanted them for his! What followed was a fist fight, a sword fight, and everything short of nuclear warfare... It would end there, but trust electronics and telecommunication engineers to be the idiots. (There Pearl, I said it. Now you needn't stereotype engineers as idiots).

Due to lack of managerial involvement, there is nothing much documented, but folks out there believe some crazy buding engineer subjected it to very high DC voltage under the influence of narcotics. Some people also believe that while the crab was recuperating, the engineer managed to subject the ground point to +15 volts and the DC supply point to 0 volts.

Some more theories say the engineer wasn't responsible, but no one knows anything. Nothing at all. All that is concrete is this.

The timers living the life of crabs.
With one of them handicapped.

Pretty sad eh?
Timers that would have helped some robotic mouse to solve a maze were living the lives of crabs. And some silicon yeilding zilch productivity!!

Who's fault was it?
Mine... because I designed the jewels?
Danny's... because a year ago she introduced me to the concept of these jewels?
The 555 timers for being so silly?

Of course any new/amusing/interesting conspiracy theories are welcome :-)


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