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When is an electrical engineer not an engineer? When Arizona's state regulators decide to play word games

lglethal Silver badge
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You seem to be forgetting that when your father first graduated and probably for the first few months of his career if not longer, he was also asking "how do i choose the right diode?". Back then, he would have been asking the older engineers and no doubt they looked down at him condescendingly and then gave him the answers.

These days, people try to avoid the condescending look and go to places like Stack Exchange for their answers. Is that really so much worse? Stack Exchange info can be wrong, but old guys can also be stuck in their ways and not using up to date info. Hopefully you take all answers with a pinch of salt, and check the results with others. But just because people are asking basic questions doesnt preclude them from turning into good engineers...

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