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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    Blah, I am mad at myself for HAVING thought of many things independently.. but not first.
    Virtual machines.
    Superscalar processors.
    etc, etc.
    When I was in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, I went to one of my professors with an idea for a viscous-coupling differential. I thought it would be useful for balancing torque in sports cars.

    He pooh-poohed the idea, told me it wouldn't work. A few years later I read in car magazine about a sports car with a viscous-coupling differential.

    I guess that's why that guy was a professor of automotive engineering, and not an automotive engineer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    When I was in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, I went to one of my professors with an idea for a viscous-coupling differential. I thought it would be useful for balancing torque in sports cars.

    He pooh-poohed the idea, told me it wouldn't work. A few years later I read in car magazine about a sports car with a viscous-coupling differential.

    I guess that's why that guy was a professor of automotive engineering, and not an automotive engineer.
    OMG, doesn't that kind of of thing make you want to turn your ideas into reality.. so badly..

    Some time we'll be the first and get our idea through

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    Inventions, no. Art!

    In A Station by The Band
    Spanish Harlem Incident by Bob Dylan
    Monet's paintings
    Bah, theres just too many to count!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    OMG, doesn't that kind of of thing make you want to turn your ideas into reality.. so badly..
    Well, the first thing I wanted to do was to use an axle shaft to turn that prof's head into braunschweiger, but the feeling passed...

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