DeltaV wrote:MSimon wrote:choff wrote:In 'The Dilbert Principal' engineers are said to see the world as a 'sub optimized system,' something I think all navy nukes would probably agree with.(pun intended)
Where do us surface nukes fit in?
Dilbert is a (land) surface nuke:
[I also once worked for the pointy-haired boss]
I once had an engineer boss (with a real degree from a real college) tell me that the pulse currents in a capacitor input power supply caused no additional heating over the DC current drawn (considered as an RMS AC current). He was a pointy haired boss.
I paid no attention to him and designed it the right way. i.e. got a xfmr AC rated for 2X the DC current drawn (rule of thumb approximation).
This same boss insisted that I design a 1 bit computer (using a Motorola 14500 IIRC) instead of using a $400 KIM-1. I did do that. Even used a kind of NVRAM that used 3 or 4 power supply voltages. It was a croc. But it worked.