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We Are Losing our Abilities as Troubleshooters in the Same Way We Are Losing Our Leadership as Innovators

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8/23/2016 8:49:29 PM
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Re: Just give me a basic car, Detroit
You might be interested in my July 26 blog on the EMP Pulse.  I would provide you with a link however they are filtered from responses here.  

That blog was about how the pulse might take out sensitive electronics and leave only point based ignitions functioning.

I hear there is a "one wire" Cummins diesel out there that only requires an ignition wire.  That might be the best solution for an uncomplicated upgrade.

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8/23/2016 8:44:33 PM
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Re: Situation not much better in Europe
To me software is a whole entity in itself.  I bypassed it for the most part (although I did get a Computer Science minor).  I learn just enough to be dangerous and to get my task accomplished.  I remember Business Students having pages and pages of Cobolt program printouts spread across the floor looking for the one line of code that was causing the hang up.  This has improved somewhat with screens, especially split screens and multiple screens.  Still, if I couldn't physically put a probe on it then I didn't have a real feel for the road.  So what happened next?  The high level of integration buried the function internally where I couldn't probe it.  Sometimes ya just can't win. 

Recently I had a glitch in my Scout where it was running poorly like it did when it had a bad plug wire.  I went all through the plug wires, cap, rotor, points, plugs, and performed a compression test.  Nothing was an indication however the compression is showing age.  I then looked down into the carburetor while the vehicle was running and sure enough, there was a drip, drip, drip coming into the driver's side venturi.  When I opened up the carburator, there was a restriction partially blocking the associated jet.  A blockage should have been restricting fuel instead of increasing it from a logical standpoint.  I removed the blockage and now it runs well however my gas mileage is way down.  Next on the list is to go back to a (Holley) #25 nozzle from a #31.  If that doesn't work, I'm going from size 51 jets to size 49.  I live at 8200 feet so I think I need to lean it down.  We'll see what the plugs and tailpipe look like after another tank of gas or two.

 

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8/22/2016 8:11:24 PM
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Re: Just give me a basic car, Detroit
Scott,

Your comments are right on target.

Living in Belize, I have a choice of vehicles that does not exist in the U.S. - namely the Indian pick-up truck made by Mahindra. The timing in the four-cylinder diesel engine is all mechanical. The vehicle is priced at half that of a comparable Toyota.  I have had no trouible with it through the first 10,000 km, and people down here can fix it by thinking.

Similarly, in electronics, I prefer open-source products for which adequate information is available to fix them. Provisions for field repair are low in priority nowadays as a design criterion. Board-level replacement has replaced component-level diagnosis and repair. The consequence is that cost of ownership has increased, despite any reduction in selling prices.

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8/21/2016 12:36:17 PM
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Re: Innovation in America
@Paul, I come from a small country where, by needs and own national character, many of us became DIY, innovators and troubleshooters. I made myself almost all of my first tools including the soldering gun, screw drivers, all sort of cutters, signal generator, signal tracer for repairing amplifiers and radios, and so on, with the exception of the multimeter (used my father's) and the pliers (also my father's).

In past years I have seen how the number of "amazing" and innovative designs, products, applications and devices coming from U.S. companies and entepreneurs have declined. The european and russian DIY communities are now very active.

It also share Scott's personal opinion.

Maybe Scott could delve a little bit into this subject using statistics from crowd funding and other information sources.

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8/21/2016 2:09:02 AM
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Situation not much better in Europe
Hi Scott,

Thanks for this post and your time to compose your writing.

I have to admit that the same situation is going on here in Europe. One bad reason I give you and a couple of positive ones that the situation is not that bad.

§1 Development Software

What a piece of crap. Have you ever tried to start programming FPGA's? Your time in taming the tool v.s. your problem you want to solve is a 3:1. The bigger the FPGA, the larger the problems. These tools are not-at-all intuitive. And not to mention what would happen with bigger projects and one engineer leaves for the other to take over. I have seen this mentioned in the posts: Indeed a tremendous problem. But what about the tools themselves, the changes, and all the new (unknown) trouble they introduce? I guarantee you that a new brandname of FPGA's, with a 12 year old level explanatory, good intuitive software will take over the market at a lower level immediately. Just as Microchip did when they came out with the PIC16C54. Extremely simple spec, good ASM compiler and you always had the feeling that you have your code inside your pocket.

§2 History

Schools can use following links to create a combination of historic, mathematical and mechanical learning:

Google: Cryptomuseum enigma   --> Coding machine during the war, all known variants!

Google: nonstopsystems hellschreiber   --> The first fax machine during the war, wow !!

It can be done, but teachers must be motivated for this. And let me tell you that you don't cure education problems with money: You only cure them with motivated teachers and the least least least management above them (consuming all the money ;-)

 

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8/19/2016 12:01:42 PM
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Re: Just give me a basic car, Detroit
Recently a young man of about 9 was riding in my Scout and requested to roll the window up.  It had never occurred to me that this particular generation was born into power windows as standard.  To them, a window crank is new.  Also, a woman I know said her kids are amazed at the rotary dial phone that is still functioning in her mother's home. 

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8/18/2016 2:18:31 PM
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Just give me a basic car, Detroit
There's an old saying that you can't throw money at education. Well, you can't throw technology at education, either. Technology can empower; it can also incapacitate, and the greatest leaders know when to push ahead and when to back off with technology. But capitalism is the businessman's prime mover, and so the odds are dwindling of coming across a consumer who knows where to find the dipstick to check oil levels (if indeed it's still provided) or how to change a tire.

Also in short supply are school kids who know how to do basic addition and multiplication in their heads (i.e., without needing a calculator). The nation needs to change in many ways, and getting back to basics is fundamental to that change. But it's a long shot now because "turning back the clock" is considered politically incorrect----and isn't a money maker.

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8/18/2016 7:58:08 AM
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Re: list of patent recipients lacks US companies
It is true that the leadership must be combined with other qualities for a project manager

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8/17/2016 10:38:25 PM
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list of patent recipients lacks US companies

2015[edit]

  1. IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Suwon, Korea
  3. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. QUALCOMM INC.
  5. GOOGLE, INC.
  6. Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  7. Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  8. LG ELECTRONICS INC., headquartered in Seoul, Korea
  9. Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  10. Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington

2014[edit]

  1. 7481 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 4936 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Suwon, Korea
  3. 4048 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 3214 patents to Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  5. 2829 patents to Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington
  6. 2586 patents to QUALCOMM INC.
  7. 2566 patents to GOOGLE, INC.
  8. 2537 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  9. 2119 patents to LG ELECTRONICS INC., headquartered in Seoul, Korea
  10. 2079 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan

2013[edit]

  1. 6788 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 4652 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Suwon, Korea
  3. 3820 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 3073 patents to Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  5. 2659 patents to Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington,
  6. 2582 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  7. 2365 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  8. 2103 patents to QUALCOMM INC.
  9. 1945 patents to LG ELECTRONICS INC., headquartered in Seoul, Korea
  10. 1851 patents to GOOGLE, INC.

2012[edit]

  1. 6478 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 5043 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Suwon, Korea
  3. 3173 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 3017 patents to Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  5. 2748 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  6. 2610 patents to Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington,
  7. 2415 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  8. 1650 patents to General Electric Company, headquartered in Schenectady, New York
  9. 1617 patents to LG ELECTRONICS INC., headquartered in Seoul, Korea
  10. 1527 patents to Fujitsu Limited, headquartered in Tokyo

2011[edit]

  1. 6148 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 4968 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Suwon, Korea
  3. 2818 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 2533 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  5. 2451 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  6. 2309 patents to Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington,
  7. 2265 patents to Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  8. 1525 patents to SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
  9. 1455 patents to Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo
  10. 1444 patents to General Electric Company, headquartered in Schenectady, New York

2010[edit]

  1. 5866 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 4518 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Suwon, Korea
  3. 3086 patents to Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington,
  4. 2551 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  5. 2443 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  6. 2212 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  7. 2130 patents to Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  8. 1652 patents to Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  9. 1488 patents to LG ELECTRONICS INC., headquartered in Seoul, Korea
  10. 1480 patents to Hewlett-Packard, headquartered in Palo Alto, California

2009[edit]

  1. 4887 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 3592 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Daegu, Korea
  3. 2901 patents to Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington,
  4. 2200 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  5. 1759 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  6. 1669 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  7. 1656 patents to Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  8. 1534 patents to Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  9. 1328 patents to SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
  10. 1269 patents to Hewlett-Packard, headquartered in Palo Alto, California

2008[edit]

  1. 4169 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 3502 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Daegu, Korea
  3. 2107 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 2026 patents to Microsoft Corporation
  5. 1772 patents to Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  6. 1575 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo
  7. 1475 patents to Fujitsu Limited, headquartered in Tokyo
  8. 1469 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  9. 1461 patents to Sony Corporation
  10. 1422 patents to Hewlett-Packard, headquartered in Palo Alto, California

2007[edit]

  1. 3125 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA
  2. 2723 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Daegu, Korea
  3. 1983 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 1910 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  5. 1864 patents to Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  6. 1637 patents to Microsoft Corporation
  7. 1519 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo
  8. 1476 patents to Micron Technology, headquartered in Boise, Idaho
  9. 1466 patents to Hewlett-Packard, headquartered in Palo Alto, California
  10. 1455 patents to Sony Corporation

2006[edit]

  1. 3621 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York
  2. 2451 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Daegu, Korea
  3. 2366 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  4. 2229 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  5. 2099 patents to Hewlett-Packard, headquartered in Palo Alto, California
  6. 1959 patents to Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  7. 1771 patents to Sony Corporation
  8. 1732 patents to Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo
  9. 1672 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo
  10. 1610 patents to Micron Technology, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, USA

2005[edit]

  1. 2203 patents to IBM, headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA
  2. 1828 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
  3. 1797 patents to Hewlett-Packard, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA
  4. 1688 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
  5. 1641 patents to Samsung Electronics Co., headquartered in Daegu, Korea
  6. 1561 patents to Micron Technology, headquartered in Boise, Idaho
  7. 1549 patents to Intel Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  8. 1271 patents to Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo
  9. 1258 patents to Toshiba Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo
  10. 1154 patents to Fujitsu Limited, headquartered in Tokyo

2004[edit]

  1. 3248 patents to IBM
  2. 1934 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
  3. 1805 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  4. 1775 patents to Hewlett-Packard
  5. 1760 patents to Micron Technology
  6. 1604 patents to Samsung Electronics Co.
  7. 1601 patents to Intel Corporation
  8. 1514 patents to Hitachi, Ltd.
  9. 1310 patents to Toshiba Corporation
  10. 1305 patents to Sony Corporation

2003[edit]

  1. 3415 patents to IBM
  2. 1992 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  3. 1893 patents to Hitachi, Ltd.
  4. 1786 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.
  5. 1759 patents to Hewlett-Packard
  6. 1707 patents to Micron Technology
  7. 1592 patents to Intel Corporation
  8. 1353 patents to Royal Philips Electronics
  9. 1313 patents to Samsung Electronics Co.
  10. 1311 patents to Sony Corporation

2002[edit]

  1. 3288 patents to IBM
  2. 1893 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  3. 1833 patents to Micron Technology
  4. 1821 patents to NEC Corporation
  5. 1601 patents to Hitachi, Ltd.
  6. 1544 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.
  7. 1434 patents to Sony Corporation
  8. 1416 patents to General Electric Company
  9. 1373 patents to Mitsubishi Denki K.K.
  10. 1328 patents to Samsung Electronics

2001[edit]

  1. 3411 patents to IBM
  2. 1953 patents to NEC Corporation
  3. 1877 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  4. 1643 patents to Micron Technology
  5. 1450 patents to Samsung Electronics
  6. 1440 patents to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.
  7. 1363 patents to Sony Corporation
  8. 1271 patents to Hitachi, Ltd.
  9. 1184 patents to Mitsubishi Denki K.K
  10. 1166 patents to Fujitsu, headquartered in Tokyo

2000[edit]

  1. 2886 patents to IBM
  2. 2021 patents to NEC Corporation
  3. 1890 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  4. 1441 patents to Samsung Electronics
  5. 1411 patents to Lucent Technologies
  6. 1385 patents to Sony Corporation
  7. 1304 patents to Micron Technology
  8. 1232 patents to Toshiba
  9. 1196 patents to Motorola
  10. 1147 patents to Fujitsu

1999[edit]

  1. 2756 patents to IBM
  2. 1842 patents to NEC Corporation
  3. 1795 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  4. 1545 patents to Samsung Electronics
  5. 1410 patents to Sony Corporation
  6. 1200 patents to Toshiba
  7. 1192 patents to Fujitsu
  8. 1192 patents to Motorola
  9. 1152 patents to Lucent Technologies
  10. 1054 patents to Mitsubishi Denki K.K.

1998[edit]

  1. 2657 patents to IBM
  2. 1928 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  3. 1627 patents to NEC Corporation
  4. 1406 patents to Motorola
  5. 1316 patents to Sony Corporation
  6. 1304 patents to Samsung Electronics
  7. 1189 patents to Fujitsu
  8. 1170 patents to Toshiba
  9. 1124 patents to Eastman Kodak Co.
  10. 1094 patents to Hitachi, Ltd.

1997[edit]

  1. 1724 patents to IBM
  2. 1381 patents to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  3. 1095 patents to NEC Corporation
  4. 1058 patents to Motorola
  5. 903 patents to Fujitsu
  6. 903 patents to Hitachi, Ltd.
  7. 892 patents to Mitsubishi Denki K.K
  8. 862 patents to Toshiba
  9. 859 patents to Sony Corporation
  10. 795 patents to Eastman Kodak Co.


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8/17/2016 10:36:53 PM
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Response to my video and claim the US is no longer the innovator
Here's the proof.  The video I referenced earlier defines the root of the problem in the areas where the US no longer leads.....like patents.

 Google the Top US Patent receipients.  I can't post a link or the text and get past the filters.

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