Monday, December 8, 2008

Geek Humor

I think I've been had.

Robert, another engineer at work, was telling me about his audio system (which he's forever modifying with assorted spare electronic parts). He looked at me seriously and asked:

Robert: Bob, why does an ungrounded audio amplifier hum?

Bob: Well, without a solid common ground for all the circuitry, you get sneak circuits, or ground loops, and ...

Robert: Nah! That's not it.

Bob: Okay, smart-ass -- you tell me, "Why does an ungrounded audio amplifier hum?"

Robert: 'Cuz it doesn't know the words.


JAMIE'S CREW said...

I love it!

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

i freaking swallowed the entire hook.

Bob said...

You and me both. How could I have missed something so obvious?

Yeah, I chuckled about that one the rest of the day.

Bag Blog said...

You engineers are so funny.

GUYK said...

Heh! I didn't know that!