Any other engineers at SciForums?

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  1. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    Ah Yeah ! That is funny . I love engineers . They sometimes make my life easier . Not always but a good part of the time if you can get something across to them . Most the time I hire engineers or I would have nothing to do with em in Me personal life except enjoy there products that the rest of the world sues em for having product defect real or imaginary. Keep up the good work and please don't get Me sued
     
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  3. kira Valued Senior Member

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    If you click the title of the accountant & engineer joke, there are some more there, pretty funny

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    I have to go for now, I now have more than 1500 posts o___O. Ciao
     
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  5. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    Jokes made ​​by engineers or adopted by engineers:
     
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  7. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    So, you are an adult toy engineer? LOL
     
  12. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    LOL...Especially for women, but I don't dislike.

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  13. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

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    Me, Civil Engr, PG in Hydrology and PG Dip in Heavy Construction Machinery.
     
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    An auditor was auditing a project when he asked: What is the height of these poles? An engineeer measured a pole lying on ground and told, 3 metres. Auditor was livid: I want the height and you telling me the length!!
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    Another from my personal experience.

    I once had to visit and inspect a few warehouses and a barrage. I drove 300 km over potholes. Next day I went to the barrage about 7 km away. On return I submitted my bill. It came back with: Your journey to the barrage which is only 7 km from your camp, cannot be approved, being a local journey. I sent it back with: To the best of estimate VPO [village and post office ] Kalagarh is less than a km by half a km in extent. Journey cannot to called local.

    Needless to say the bill was passed.
     
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  15. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

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    3 days!! Gosh. A Barbie was byond retrieval within half a hour with my 3 year g'daughter.
     
  16. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

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    Engineers are practical to the core. Is the space curved a la Einstein or just plain attractive force? They do not care, because either way you have to find an energy pack if you want to move.
     
  17. kmguru Staff Member

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    EE

    Done heavy Automation Engineering for Rocket to Aerospace to Refineries to Steel etc...does include cloud computing and artificial intelligence for the Navy...

    But also have done Mechanical, Chemical (Nuclear too) and some Civil work (water resources management)....
     
  18. Watcher Just another old creaker Registered Senior Member

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    Fun stuff, you sound like more of a generalist. I'm very specialized in Automotive structures now, so I miss that. I used to analyze/test equipment used in steel processing, that was a good gig but we don't have a significant primary metals industry in the US any more.
     
  19. Watcher Just another old creaker Registered Senior Member

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    If it isn't useful kick it to the curb.
     
  20. Watcher Just another old creaker Registered Senior Member

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    I did a lot of work with Caterpillar so I can relate to your Heavy Construction Machinery, what sort of machines have you worked on?
     
  21. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    BS and MS in structural engineering from UC San Diego. Funny how I joined SF before I even got a high school diploma... my how times fly!

    Structural by education, but mechanical by profession. I work on stress analysis and mechanical reliability analysis for spacecraft pressure regulators.
     
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    I am trying to solve Africa's engineering issues now...it is not science, it is psychotherapy...

    for Africa mostly has about 70 KWH pr power per person when the major industrial countries have over 7000 KWH per person in energy use...among other things like not much rail road, road or other basic infrastructures...
     
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    One of the problems faced by Africa is connected to the contrast between tribal and civilization. Both are valid social organizations. The difference is tribal organization can only support populations up to about 100,000 people (more or less), while civilization has no upper population limit; china, india, etc.

    If tribal approaches the population limit, it splits into two tribes. This tribal split creates problems when trying to create infrastructure, since exceeding the tribal limit, creates less incentive to help the overlapping tribes. Tribal creates priorities connected to the best interest of the tribe. Too much outside influence can disrupt the tribe, while the logistics of civilization; roads, etc., exceed tribal parameters by making too much overlap.

    As an analogy, say you are having a family party. Everybody knows each other and there is a nice mingling of people. If we suddenly added a bunch of neighbors and their families, where most of the dual relatives don't know each other, the composite will often move to opposite sides of the room, with some people going back and forth. There is not enough intimacy for one tribe. Some people will not feel comfortable if they were forced into this.

    Civilization is different, since it is less about blood intimacy. It more like going to a sporting event where all types of people are there, most of which you don't know. They don't share blood relation or natural intimacy, but rather a common mental abstraction (home team). In the case of the party, say family and neighbors, after splitting, both realize they are all like the same sport team abstraction and their team is in the playoffs. We put the game on, and there is mingling. It is not about blood anymore but about a common abstraction.

    The resistance is at the social transition between tribal and civilization. Civilization has advantages at the level of logistics, while tribal has advantage at the humanistic level connected to natural intimacy. It is hard to do both at the same time, since intimacy breaks down at levels where the logistics of civilization really start to create economies of scale.

    This is why many African Americans often have trouble; the tribal unit is too limiting as a subset for civilization. They get left out of the advantages of civilization. To take advantage of civilization they need to leave the tribe. While immigrant Africans do better since they choose civilization, since the home tribal way is way too limited in logistics. They go back to Africa to feel the intimacy of the tribe, and then back to USA and Europe to enjoy the logistics of civilization.
     

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