Designing any sort of, well, anything really, usually ends up being a trade off of form versus function versus limitations, and aircraft are certainly no different. The fact that they are machines that have to fly might even highlight the trade-offs even more in some instances. Engineers may be smart folk, but it seems they are not without humor, and rummaging around through the random stuff I have on my computer, I came across this little dream sheet. It is the ideal aircraft, as perceived by the different engineering groups on a project. This little bit of humorous history was saved by my grandfather, and was published in Lockheed Vega Magazine back in 1943 (as noted by said grandfather at the bottom of the page.) Hit the jump and see the full image!
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Nerds shuck these labels.
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Humor is necessary. A person without humor is no fun. Computer programmers have strange humor, but humor nonetheless. Sometimes, their humor intersects with the rest of us humanoids and something magical happens. We laugh. Hit the jump for some programmer humor that even I understand.
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Sometimes, our greatest achievements are dwarfed by someone with balls of depleted uranium jumping out of a balloon into the stratosphere.
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An expression commonly used in mathematics when a complex or imaginary number is changed into a real number.
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Even space men need a place to drown the sorrows of a cancelled mission.
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