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The hardest part about conference calls at the time, working from home, is the reality of external noise. In particular, the truth of the dogs that live in my house barking. I have an ANC (not, as pointed out previous an African National Congress) but an automated noise-canceling pair of headphones. But sadly good headsets have what is called a Hi-Gain microphone, so ambient noise is there.

For those of you not from the US, many years ago, there was a great television show called Get Smart. Get Smart was a show focused on a secret agent, Maxwell Smart. One of the things Maxwell Smart often tried to use was the cone of silence. I know that it made me laugh every time I saw it. Now I wonder if it is possible to have the cone of silence for my office.

That, of course, sparked a series of questions (in the poll) about technology that may be a lot of fun. Or it may be an epic fail we shall see!

The fun did you know technology facts

  • Personal computers grew out of the USSR/USA space race. They were needed on the space capsule as a backup system!
  • Graphics cards came out of the Space Race.
  • Packet Radio systems (the walkie-talkie) and the cellphone use a similar concept.
  • The difference between water-resistant and waterproof is one that bites many people (one can get wet but cannot be submerged, the other can be submerged).
  • Question of

    Did you know that laser pointers were created originally for missles?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Did you know that the first robotic dog, was actually created by someone allergic to dogs and cat dander?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    The average city creates enough light to be seen in space?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Smart lights do not answer questions?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. Q: DID YOU KNOW THAT LASER POINTERS WERE CREATED ORIGINALLY FOR MISSLES?
    Yes (2 votes) – 29%
    No (5 votes) – 71%
    Q: DID YOU KNOW THAT THE FIRST ROBOTIC DOG, WAS ACTUALLY CREATED BY SOMEONE ALLERGIC TO DOGS AND CAT DANDER?
    Yes (1 votes) – 17%
    No (5 votes) – 83%
    Q: THE AVERAGE CITY CREATES ENOUGH LIGHT TO BE SEEN IN SPACE?
    Yes (3 votes) – 43%
    No (4 votes) – 57%
    Q: SMART LIGHTS DO NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS?
    Yes (4 votes) – 67%
    No (2 votes) – 33%

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