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o Re: So DC motors are obsolete!Phil Hobbs

Re: So DC motors are obsolete!


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From: (Phil Hobbs)
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Subject: Re: So DC motors are obsolete!
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 10:34:45 -0500
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 by: Phil Hobbs - Wed, 16 Nov 2022 15:34 UTC wrote:
> On Fri, 12 May 2017 13:56:50 -0500, Tim Wescott
> <tim@seemywebsite.really> wrote:
>> On Fri, 12 May 2017 11:09:26 -0400, Randy Yates wrote:
>>> Tim Wescott <seemywebsite@myfooter.really> writes:
>>>> [...]
>>>> I think that itty bitty brushed motors will be around for a while, at
>>>> least until people figure out how to make itty bitty controllers that
>>>> are cheaper than itty bitty brushes and commutators.
>>> Too funny! Tim, was the term "itty bitty" used in your graduate
>>> textbooks?
>> No. But it should have been.
>> I couple of decades ago I realized, thanks to a colleague with a PhD,
>> that "bazzilion", "ginormous", "teeny", etc., are all valid technical
>> terms (meaning, in order, roughly, and in most contexcts, "so many that
>> it's not cost effective to enumerate", "so big that it's not cost
>> effective to consider the size", and "so small that it's not cost
>> effective to consider the size").
> There are measurement units that are commonly used to convey similar
> meaning, .e.g., "buttloads", "shit-ton", etc. I've accepted these,
> and many other, as legitimate technical terms or units of measurement
> for a long time. They seem to be nearly universally accepted, so it
> has been neither problematic nor controversial in my experience.

Remember Mars Climate Orbiter and the Gimli Glider. You have to specify
if it's a metric buttload or an avordupois buttload.


Phil Hobbs

Dr Philip C D Hobbs
Principal Consultant
ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics
Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics
Briarcliff Manor NY 10510


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