Any other engineers at SciForums?

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  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Mechanical...

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    Nah, whom am I kidding? I am a toymaker...

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  3. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    If that is your work then I would say, "damn good toy maker".

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  5. scifes heckle the snobs Valued Senior Member

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    and what is the origin of mechanical engineering other than toy and watch making?
     
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  7. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    The origin of the engineer is toy-maker (or toy-destroyer

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    ).
    When I was small child, no toy has survived more than 3-4days.
    Always had a screwdriver handy, and a great curiosity what is inside, how it works.
    Of course I fail to reassemble the pieces.

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    When I grew up a little, I managed to reassemble.

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    Finally I managed to make different "toys"for adults.
     
  8. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    It depends what you mean by "origin".
    At its simplest the origin is the existence of nerds: trying to make cool stuff to do other cool stuff.

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    The term "engineer" derives from "someone who makes engines", the "engines" in this case being military engines, i.e. machines of war - ballistae, trebuchets etc.
    (So it's always fun to point out that "civil engineer" is, strictly speaking, an oxymoron").
     
  9. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    That guy that invented the wheel ? Who was he ? Was it a she ? Now they need a medal " Grand Puba of the universe . They are the one that gave life to the nerd . That is who you engineers should worship . The Engineers God " Wheel God " Roll one for the road
     
  10. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    [ENC]Engineer[/ENC]
     
  11. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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  12. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    Monkey Man is going to get you . We can be very Viscous animals you know. That is the same thing a contractor that tried to cheat Me out of my wages said once . He side " You can train a monkey to frame a House "
    Then he went broke !! I did get paid . When I confronted Him he went ballistic and started spouting , I got a recorder here in my pin . I am recording everything you say and I said good you can listen back at Me demanding my Money over and over again . I want my money . He turned to his Secretary and said cut him his check and get him out of my office. The rest of the crews were not so lucky . They waited for other means of justice. Justice that never came

    I ask that you reconsider your position on that Engineers before it is to late. Not everybody is happy when you call them Monkeys . A Monkey like Me might be O.K. with it , but the rest are mean
     
  13. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Viscous? Thick and syrupy?

    But who cares about the opinion of non-engineers? If those people had brains they'd be engineers. It stands to reason.
     
  14. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, but viscous can be viciously hard to contend with.

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    I can't stand having stickiness on my hands. It interferes with my ability to concentrate, although this does not seem logical, the two functions being quite disparate.

    Perhaps it is the interference with sensory input that discomfits me?

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  15. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    But all are engineers.

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    Without a good team the engineer can't do much.
     
  16. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Learn to disregard extraneities.
     
  17. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    The input of the sensory functions of the extremities can hardly be construed as extraneous.

    Is extraneities a word?

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  18. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Extraneous to the task at hand, viz. concentrating, no?

    A) You understood exactly what I meant.
    B) If it isn't it bloody well should be.
    C) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Extraneity plural not given but obvious.

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  19. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    Jokes with engineers.
    What is the similarity between a German Shepherd and an engineer?
    Both have a look intelligent and you feel they want to say something, but you don't understand what.
     
  20. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    LOL.....

    The German Shepherd is frequently easier to understand than the engineer.

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  21. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Hmmmmm......from playing Scrabble with the computer, I have observed that there are any number of words which do NOT lend themselves to the plural, no matter that one might assume so.

    No further comment.

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  22. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Okay, you can have a prize for that.

    You doubt me? Heretic!

    There are instances where the plural doesn't appear in search engine result, hence I entered the singular.
    (Strangely the first word I thought of that might have produced a similar result didn't. Such is life).

    Hmm, a search for "plural of extraneity" gives this:
    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/extraneity
    With the word "ectraneities" as a dead link (i.e. not yet implemented). I find it highly strange that in addition to the swap of -y to -ies there appears to be an extra - the x to c change. I suspect a spelling error.
    Plus there's also this.
    You have been officially Googlified!
     
  23. kira Valued Senior Member

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    The engineers and accountants joke

    An Accountant and Engineering Convention was being held. On the train to the convention, there were both accounting and engineering majors. Each of the engineering majors had his/her own train ticket. But the accountants had only ONE ticket for all of them. The engineers started laughing and snickering. The accountants ignored the laughter.

    Then, one of the accountants said, "Here comes the conductor". All of the accountants piled into the bathroom. The engineers were puzzled. The conductor came aboard and collected tickets from all the engineers. He went to the bathroom, knocked on the door, and said "Ticket please". An accountant stuck their only ticket under the door. The conductor took the ticket and left. A few minutes later, the accountants emerged from the bathroom. The engineers felt really stupid.

    On the way back from the convention, the group of engineering majors had ONE ticket for their group. They started snickering at the accountants, who had NO tickets amongst them. When the accountant lookout shouted "Conductor coming!", all the accountants again piled into a bathroom. All of the engineers went into another bathroom. Then, before the conductor came on board, one of the accountants left the bathroom, knocked on the other bathroom, and said "Ticket please".
     

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