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Old 2021-06-22, 22:07   #4
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Originally Posted by chalsall View Post
At least the former can be managed by "sharpshooters" bringing kit to bear to eliminate the problem (AKA strategic poaching).
That also comes with observation over time and wisdom and insight. One might even stumble across this thread.

The latter problem takes more effort to manage. (And patience; much like educating a young and inexperienced mind which demands constant attention.)
That takes reading and diligent observation and self-study of 'prior art'. It should no longer surprise me that technicians often grok the problem space much better than those that choose to add more letters to their name. A former coworker had a 4 year degree in (IIRC) physics and didn't understand the relationship of volts and amps and ohms. I used the water analogy to explain it. They also did not understand that running the heater in their car has no practical effect on fuel economy. They would arrive sometimes bundled up like a 6 year-old in Moscow waiting for the school bus

You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

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