Originally Posted by Otto Pylot
hmmmm, or is 20100811 (as it is listed under Compile Date & Time) 8-11-2010? The more I think about it, that's probably the case. The board is burned, qc'd, and then put on the shelf for installation at a later date.
Exactly right on both. International standard for dating is written year, month, day in a solid string (I've had opportunity to spend months at a time in both the Southern Hemisphere and Southeast Asia). We, xenophobes that we are, create all our own standards so we write ours month, day, year. Your main board was manufactured and compiled in August of 2010, probably in Korea, then shipped to an assembly plant, probably in Mexico (likely because of the mercury used in the tubes, our southern neighbors have very low employee safety standards, one reason for their very low labor costs) and once completed shipped in large batches for wholesale fulfillment.
@CrossFit1 - I'm in a northern 'burb of Dallas, bought my set in December at BB. It was manufactured in November, 2010.
It was funny, I had copied your info to paste/edit into my response. And, as you noted, didn't have to change anything. So, thanks for letting me copy your homework!
Ken, my best buddy and gymnastics teammate, sitting across the isle next to me reaches over, taps me on the shoulder lightly, and whispers...."number 7?"
I scribbled furiously, trying hard to look nonchalant;
"Redwood, Redwood, REDWOOD! And He's watching!"
A note written on the margin of an answer sheet and held up, twisted around casually as if looking for a lost pencil underneath for Ken, during a big final test in forestry class. Go ahead and copy, I'm used to it. But in that case Ken laughed so hard at seeing what I'd written that the instructor came over, snatched the answer sheet off my desk, took a look, shook his head slowly and wrote in red pencil; -10
, handing the answer sheet back to me. Then he turned and wrote; -15
I have no idea why we didn't both fail that class, maybe because we were the top two students in attendance and test scores, and never showed up stoned. And it was a very new class format, he couldn't handle a cheating scandal.
Standing around a fire circle at the class end party a week later, our final class grades having been recorded and secure, Ken asked the instructor why he'd lost 15 points when I only lost 10?
The instructor points at me, smirks, and says; "Well sir, HE obviously studied! And displayed a much higher level of operational awareness under stress."
Ken and I both got A's in the class. But you've been warned!