[rescue] LCD monitor diagnosis

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Thu Apr 27 15:36:16 CDT 2006

On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 01:05:47PM -0700, Don Y wrote:
> Yup.  It's not like tracking fuel consumption in an aircraft, etc.

Exactly. It's to quote the song, "the way it is". :-)

> Pressurize the tank.  Note the difference in pressure over time...

Okay, another way of doing it. Does the tank need to be vented? How do
you seal the intake pipe?

> You'd be surprised at how cheap things get when you are talking
> BIG volume.  We used to just say we were buying *plastic*
> (regardless of the functionality of the Si inside!)

Most people would, I would not. I've speced out building handheld gaming
devices (that's a whole 'nother thread) in quantities of 1,2,5 and 10 million.

> Yup.  Many "design choices" are based on non-technical issues.
> Medical devices being a prime example (in which litigation
> and exposure to it are bigger issues than the technological ones).

Funny I'm familre with that two. Back in the 'states (came here 9 years
ago), I ran (as contract help) a scanning and electronic publishing center
for a major drug company. I designed and wrote the software too. We were
"publishing" if you wish to call it that, New Drug Applications to the
FDA and other countries.  

The irony of it is that when I came here no one was interested, although
the world's largest maker of genric drugs is headquartered in Jerusalem.

As late as 2000 when I last looked, they will still doing things on
paper and had no desire or plan to change.

> It's just a matter of doing the cost/risk/benefit analysis and
> deciding how *much* you'll gain in the wash.  Any *claim*
> (i.e. assertion) you make can just as easily become a liability
> as an asset.

That's for sure.

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