at the cutting edge of the envelope in the fast lane of the state of the art

Ways in which the real world is not like pulp SF:

FICTION: Brother, may I borrow your portable transceiver? As you know, it’s a small single-function radio beacon optimised for mobility, designed to convert long-distance microwave signal to short-distance for the benefit of portable systems that, for whatever illogical manufacturer-enforced reason, do not have that capability.
REALITY: Bro, lend us your wireless dongle.

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4 thoughts on “at the cutting edge of the envelope in the fast lane of the state of the art

  1. sylvir says:

    Thank goodness for reality, though or I’d be like “huh? you want what? oh the wireless dongle? well why didn’t you just say so?” :P

  2. alizara says:

    I want to see your dongle, baby.

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