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Old 05-27-2013, 05:15 AM   #2701
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Oh my god! I cant believe you think my sense of humor is failing! I'm so disillusioned right now.
not yours silly! other peoples!
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Yes, and a civil engineer at that.
Actually, my son is the civil engineer. I'm mechanical, but I do try to BE civil (most of the time!)
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:34 PM   #2703
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Why do women think men are so helpless..? Hmmmmmm..?

I can't have a baby , Hmmmm..! .....I'm thinking.....hmm....well , well tell you what , I'm gonning to try to get pregnant ..! ok then then , I seem to be in need of a fertile lady......Hmmmm..? A little help here..?


Dango ......mother , father , cook , clean , sew , hmmm.? Not very good of cuticles , hmmmm.? Pregnant ,so be it ..!
I have this theory. Men are born pregnant. It's why we seem to grow around the middle all our lives.

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Why do men think women are so helpless? :P
Pretty sure no one thinks that of you Cinder!
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Actually, my son is the civil engineer. I'm mechanical, but I do try to BE civil (most of the time!)
I'm working on a degree in mechanical (and possibly aerospace) engineering. What type of work do you do?
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I'm working on a degree in mechanical (and possibly aerospace) engineering. What type of work do you do?
I design flare systems for refineries & petrochemical plants. Been doing that for 32 yrs now.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:37 PM   #2707
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have you ever noticed that people who have a failing sense of humor also seem to lack a personality or the ability to interact with other people.
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I design flare systems for refineries & petrochemical plants. Been doing that for 32 yrs now.
Random question for you. How much calculus do you actually use? Just wondering, because I'm having a hard time seeing how I could even use it. I know it's useful for some physics, but is it really better than just doing physics the regular way?

I plan on designing stuff for aircraft (Bell, Martin Lockheed, and I think even Boeing all have facilities in DFW), or maybe even getting into firearm design (my dream job)
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Random question for you. How much calculus do you actually use? Just wondering, because I'm having a hard time seeing how I could even use it. I know it's useful for some physics, but is it really better than just doing physics the regular way?

I plan on designing stuff for aircraft (Bell, Martin Lockheed, and I think even Boeing all have facilities in DFW), or maybe even getting into firearm design (my dream job)
Going on my limited experience I found Calculus to be a convenient short cut to doing Algebra in working out Economic and Finance models. Same may apply to Engineering where using integral or differential formulation cuts the steps required to solve the same problem using Algebra. YMMV
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Tex, I too have one of various pedegrees in engineering. Although alot of engineers do alot of asst'd things a real engineer WILL need a working knowledge, and an instinct, for non-linear function and change mathematics. Just note that some people find it harder than comprehending an elementary US Civil War history book, so...

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