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Lasso gun by Betsy Cinningfut - Mon, 06 May 2013 10:19:55 EST ID:Adk1msWC No.5624 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I found this patant for a lasso gun.

Would this work? I want my lasso gun so I can begin my crimefighting career, like Crimebuster! Hopefully not getting KILL BY SKRULLS, though.

What is an engineering career like? by Augustus Horryson - Wed, 29 Aug 2012 05:03:20 EST ID:7BbcKMod No.4725 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is the job of your average engineer like? Do they usually sit in front of their computers all day long? Or is most of their work time dedicated to observing the item they're engineering, and physically assembling it? Or is it something completely different?
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Matilda Clottingwod - Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:25:36 EST ID:xNlhrJPK No.4962 Ignore Report Quick Reply

somewhat hard to find a job, very difficult to find one you enjoy (unless you love managing databases of info you don't care about)
William Sallersture - Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:13:41 EST ID:qZcQSe+V No.4992 Ignore Report Quick Reply
somewhat hard for software? Is the same true for CS?
Ebenezer Bumblewater - Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:01:58 EST ID:CKZoWqYh No.6004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, I work as a sales engineer and studied EE. I sell induction motors and then we go over with customers, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering et.c. and check what we can do. The starting current needs to be this and that so that the fuse in the ship doesn't blow et.c., this amount of torque on the shaft from this direction.
I work with people all the time. I wish I had a job where I could just look at blueprints or do CAD, program or something. I have to deal with people all the time which can be nice but also god damn exhausting.
Ian Fandock - Thu, 21 Nov 2013 06:46:06 EST ID:G532uIf3 No.6006 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm a chemical engineer, working as a process engineer at a refinery (as opposed to say, a chemical engineer working as a project engineer, safety engineer, process control engineer, scheduler, operations manager, master planner, etc.).

Containment is a huge issue so a lot of time is spent making sure things are done and designed safety, and troubleshooting issues. Not sure what you mean by transportation. Refining is old tech so there isn't a lot of new and exciting theoretical work to be done, that said the kit we have on site is fairly technical and you'll likely use all aspects of your eng degree. E.g. you'll rarely be concerned with flammability in food process, and would not often deal with reactors in mining engineering.

Anyway, a lot of time is spent arse covering, adhering to this standard or that design spec, looking at proceduers, staring at trends to figre out what went wrong. Be warned.
Phoebe Winkinpotch - Sun, 29 Dec 2013 01:46:10 EST ID:8LQeC1rt No.6052 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I do the same thing although I'm no scientist, i like to think that everything that anyone says is an opinion and that they should not be affected by the way that i have come to communicate. maybe i do sound like a huge wankstain, but i at least acknowledge that and assume that they do too.

Cooling systems by Wesley Sunningstone - Thu, 19 Dec 2013 01:24:35 EST ID:wihCcYhm No.6038 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Some dude on 4chin's /pol/ was talking about polywells, and it got me thinking about cooling systems (I understand if it were fusion you'd need shielding) and it got me to thinking about commercializing highly efficient coolant systems as a buffer to mess with high energy designs. I don't know anything about cryogenics and was wondering if someone could share a book or some experience. Posting some Cambell to set the Scottish mood.
Wesley Sunningstone - Thu, 19 Dec 2013 01:27:54 EST ID:wihCcYhm No.6039 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I apologize in advance for typing like a twit, I'm blazed as hell.
Nathaniel Clibberfoot - Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:46:56 EST ID:SMgEF33p No.6043 Ignore Report Quick Reply

That guy might come back
Hedda Gucklechog - Mon, 23 Dec 2013 19:32:02 EST ID:N3FDWtpq No.6044 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Well I wanted to make a little Stirling engine to cryocool things for funsies.
Made by Scot for Scots.
I wanted to use it in tandem with something like a polywell or a fire to store energy and play with entropy. I figured with a lot of energy and by storing all of it I could fool another system into negentropy at a level that would be useful for computation or propulsion. Hence Tesla. Don't know too much and would like to duke it out with gay engineer students so an interesting conclusion or a direction will be reached. Thanks for responding.
Graham Lightbanks - Thu, 26 Dec 2013 05:41:40 EST ID:QGMAYyAz No.6049 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Made by Scot for Scots.
Made by a minister for Christians.
Sophie Dinkinnan - Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:29:05 EST ID:uTn47Nnw No.6050 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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No Campbells allowed.

DIY vaporizer by David Boblingbury - Sun, 15 Dec 2013 16:03:34 EST ID:ZCeHQwSt No.6035 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys. I didn't really know this board existed, so this might be the perfect place to ask about this.
I'm going to build a vaporizer. But there's one thing I'm having trouble figuring out, and that's the heating element.
I have a round steel piece about a centimeter across that's flat on the bottom and has a cone-shaped hole drilled about a centimeter deep drilled into the top, which I think will be perfect for the bowl piece. So I had the idea to wrap a heating element around this metal piece, put a thermistor on the bottom so it can keep the temperature constant, and then the herb goes in the top.
Problem is, I'm having a lot of trouble finding nichrome wire that's insulated that I can wrap around the metal. Unless I buy a huge quantity of it, I can't get any.
I was able to find this but unfortunately it's out of stock. Does anybody have suggestions for alternatives, or an idea where I can find some of this stuff?
Like this one in the picture, it'll have a glass jar over the bowl piece that collects the vapor. What do you think?
M - Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:23:21 EST ID:06ISvFUq No.6037 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If I remember correctly, the ideal vaporizing temperature is around 185/195 C. maybe you could try to put something of a heatresistant plastic around it, so you`d coat the metal piece instead of the wire. but you`d have to make sure the wiring wouldn`t touch itself.
Graham Cronkinfuck - Sat, 21 Dec 2013 04:14:40 EST ID:NSiYlbXO No.6042 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this seems like a bad idea and not very accurate on temp,

id scrap this idea, it sounds like you're going to end up shorting out.

get a soldering iron a potentiometer and some sort of tray that will be attached to the healting element,

cut on side of the cord to the iron, instal the pot and tape that bitch back up, then you just gotta figure out what to use as a dome and away you go. , good to go.
Samuel Pickledire - Thu, 26 Dec 2013 00:39:42 EST ID:JrIh6TSJ No.6048 Ignore Report Quick Reply
MICA was the answer! I wrapped the steel with thin Mica and then uninsulated nichrome around that. It seems to be very steady on temperature.
Posted about it on /weed/ because this board is quite slow.

Radio waves by Hannah Gocklehall - Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:29:30 EST ID:YX7KFQhZ No.6010 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I use a FM transmitter in my car for music. I've noticed that the reception gets significantly better when I touch the transmitter/cord. I've noticed it on a lot of radio receivers but this is the most relevant

How would your hand be able to change the signal strength so significantly?
Henry Gudgetid - Sun, 24 Nov 2013 23:14:36 EST ID:W6qmmfPc No.6011 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Your body fluids are conductive, so your body acts as an antenna when coupled to a transmitter (or receiver). The transmitter normally uses wires in the the cord as it's antenna, The proximity of your hand to the cord forms a small coupling capacitance, allowing the transmitter to also use your body as it's antenna, increasing it's range.
Sophie Hannerpire - Sun, 01 Dec 2013 08:14:17 EST ID:011kIDF9 No.6015 Ignore Report Quick Reply

So if I had an FM radio inside a large metal building and I stripped the protection off the antenna and instead sticked it to the wall, it would increase the range?
Eliza Dammerfield - Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:51:32 EST ID:W6qmmfPc No.6019 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes, I used to do this at an old workplace.
Whitey Pandleson - Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:26:27 EST ID:bNDsRTY5 No.6028 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Could you design a personal radio to just use your body as an antenna?
Molly Pendlehall - Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:27:50 EST ID:sueME4Rv No.6036 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Personal radio antennas can already be built so small that they would add less than 1 millimeter to the device itself.

Engineers are dicks by Phoebe Brummlenat - Sun, 01 Dec 2013 15:01:21 EST ID:hN+4UAxf No.6016 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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im just a blue collar dildo just like everyone else. my job is technical, but it is very specialized. therefore all of my knowledge of this job comes from 9 years of training and trial and error.
why is it that every engineer that i meet have this supiriority complex?
more than half of them that i meet have zero trouble shooting skills. no communication skills. and are generally wrong about every problem they are asked to "solve". and they act like they are to good to try the solutions that us "common workers" already know work.
engineers are dicks. at least every one ive ever met.
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sociopath - Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:28:21 EST ID:wwYzbDtK No.6025 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this problem has become something of a culture in software development shops.
William Hebberchudge - Wed, 11 Dec 2013 03:11:48 EST ID:SB9ZYn17 No.6029 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Absolutely yes, I was in engineering study for 2 years, but the whole class was the most wankiest, superior, idiotic bunch of dumb-smartfucks you had ever seen.

Having since done a couple of years of work, which I should have done a couple of years ago, its easy to see that the entire 'engineer' industry is a lie told to the worst of spoilt brats so that tradesmen, labourers and real engineers (welders, fabricators, operators) can have something to laugh at. As well as extending the billable hours of construction workers as they get paid to redo work which was designed wrongly by these highschool students with certificates and cardboard hats.

Smile and wave boys, smile and wave
Nigger Claydale - Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:37:45 EST ID:pr0eVUCj No.6030 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Don`t entirely agree on that. People who have an engineering degree should be credible engineers and should have a lot of skill. they just underestimate the skill it takes to actually do shit like welding. there`s companies that don`t have this problem with studid and arrogant engineers because they actually communicate with the people who do the production, and aren`t affraid to learn from them. these companies work a lot better than those who don`t do this shit.
just my two cents
Reuben Muttingsine - Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:13:17 EST ID:Hf71Bxof No.6033 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Engineers are bros who can do calculus.
Albert Ponkinwill - Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:00:16 EST ID:6k26hNyG No.6034 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Looking to get part time degree? might be worth it if you can get scholarship?

question by Nigger Pemblefoot - Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:37:39 EST ID:HdfjYLg4 No.5812 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is there a special name for fuel stations like this one, where there's pumps on both sides of the store and the roof goes all the way across?
Nell Grimshaw - Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:33:51 EST ID:nikVR/Mr No.6031 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes, they are called Gas Stations
Nathaniel Dubbleway - Thu, 12 Dec 2013 04:50:43 EST ID:pr0eVUCj No.6032 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How would this be relevant to /Tesla?

Engineering employment data by OP !Yy3PJafu1A - Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:10:40 EST ID:m7lOLFDy No.3436 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This is not engineering per se, but is about as relevant as any.
I am looking for data on which engineering professions have the highest placement rate outside of school i.e. what % of graduates go on to employment within their field after X months.

I'm using this to do a few financial calculations. Thank you for your help.
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Betsy Brookville - Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:48:43 EST ID:uTn47Nnw No.3836 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I have discovered that ignoring OP has resulted in his shitposts disappearing in other boards too. OP is a serial shitposter and dedicated troll.
Reuben Gobblelere - Sat, 16 Mar 2013 19:00:29 EST ID:R51vpKMv No.5493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm EE too. Where them statistics at?
Frederick Grimbanks - Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:59:45 EST ID:zHDRc3Fu No.5494 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Did you not read the thread? Also, expecting timely answers from /tesla/ is a tad optimistic.
Ernest Hinningware - Wed, 20 Mar 2013 01:31:31 EST ID:R51vpKMv No.5498 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I got halfway through and then just saw a bunch of arguing. I see now OP's final post.

Ian Worthinggold - Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:42:44 EST ID:+wHezb+m No.6003 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>3662 this so much

Babby's first statics class by Aneurysm inc. - Fri, 24 May 2013 03:34:21 EST ID:3ua1/t/G No.5691 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Here's a bit of HW I can't turn in anymore, but don't understand because I wasn't in class for this particular material. Too many moments, too many unknowns for me to zap this one off the top of my head.

How do?
Jackass McRyan - Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:28:08 EST ID:3F4WuKc7 No.5967 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Doris Hodgedot - Sun, 20 Oct 2013 16:59:48 EST ID:D8N1xh14 No.5968 Ignore Report Quick Reply
one point at a time anon

just get it all defined, get it all on paper, write down everything you know, get a little high and let the problem solve itself.

or ignore it, you'll probably never see it again
OP - Mon, 21 Oct 2013 01:15:20 EST ID:wfbPtqkp No.5970 Ignore Report Quick Reply
take it piece by piece, read your textbook "frames and machines" chapter. Find the solution manuel and work it out, or just copy the bloody answer
Oliver Bazzlestock - Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:37:47 EST ID:12Xcs5IH No.6005 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what a confusing problem
seriously i don't know what the fuck that machine even does
Ian Suddlebanks - Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:57:32 EST ID:W6qmmfPc No.6027 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's a toggle clamp. It clamps toggles.

EE degree for comp sci shit? by baka - Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:41:49 EST ID:vH8KIEtI No.5972 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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/tesla/, I want to get a degree in electrical engineering and use it to get into stuff dealing with IT/computers. Is this advised? what books are good for reading/pirating to prepare me for this?
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Rebecca Senningman - Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:01:58 EST ID:wbqEusLF No.5976 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You don't need an EE degree for IT. An EE degree does open a shit ton of doors and opportunity though. Advise it? I'm not sure. You'd be better off just getting a B.S. in computer science or B.S. in IT etc. to better prepare you I guess.
Archie Drenningwill - Fri, 25 Oct 2013 23:12:14 EST ID:ZpOwOy+z No.5978 Ignore Report Quick Reply
why not get a degree in computer engineering? electrical engineering sux cox n dix.

source: i'm a senior in EE at one of the top 25 engineering universities in the USA.
David Brookbanks - Sat, 26 Oct 2013 00:27:23 EST ID:HM/pGhvP No.5979 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm a senior in software engineering at a decent Canadian university and I second this. My school offers an EE minor in computer engineering that would bring it closer to compsci, but software engineering is like comp sci with a focus on the software development lifecycle and some computer engg for the physical background. The math is lot easier (and less prevalent) too. Any engineering degree will probably be more effort than its worth to break into IT though.
Jack Drenderwater - Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:15:15 EST ID:Lkf5x/vL No.5998 Ignore Report Quick Reply
EE is not worth it. No jobs unless you have experience nor co-ops. Ind Eng is more plentiful and is broad enough to cover all industries.

t.Ind Eng with EE degree
Wesley Fishsedge - Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:34:47 EST ID:t8CO6NBm No.5999 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you don't need EE for IT, you'll need software engineering skills, database design and use etc.
This stuff isn't covered in pure EE.

Get a degree in IT or computer engineering. These most surely have database and computer architecture courses. The physical properties of transistors don't matter if you just want to deal with IT/computers.

shitty engineering jobs by Shitting Cluggleridge - Sun, 29 Sep 2013 04:57:15 EST ID:5cJ/AB1P No.5920 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I graduated. EE. Even got an ok paying job. 65,500 a year.

The thing is, its process engineering at a paper mill. I know jack shit about chemical engineering and jack shit about making paper.

Which doesn't seem to matter. I pretty much get paid for not being a dumbass. Because most of the people around me are dumbasses. Ok, dumbass is a strong word. I have the ability to look for answers and apply them. I have the ability to take what I've learned and scale it to fix other problems. Apparently most people have trouble with that.

Not sure where I want to go with this career. I'm technically part of Power and Recovery but I never do anything with them. Most of the time I get asked to do lab tests, pull and process data bases or some random stupid shit like move pallets or inspect product for fuck who knows why.

Responsible me says I should learn my job. Learn about making paper. Stay after normal hours and learn as much as I can about power. Maybe learn about all the pumps in the mill and try to parlay that into an Oil job.

Lazy no fucks me thinks I should do as little work as possible, save as much money as possible and focus on learning other computer languages. Maybe read pdfs off my usb at work on programming. Maybe learn to make iphone apps or program pics better. Maybe make that game I always wanted to make (and now can, since I have money to contract real art).

I've also been asked to take on a electrical project engineer job at work, but I don't know about that. It sounds like a lot more work, a lot less actually science and engineering, and a lot less free time. Sure I might get a 10,000 raise, but shit, I already have a lot of 10-12 hour days. And I don't give a shit about learning how to call up stupid contract companies to come in and fix stupid shit. At least with my current position, I get to do and learn science.
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Lydia Dunnertut - Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:10:04 EST ID:xHc5JyJR No.5955 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sounds like you wouldn't enjoy that job for the long term. Coast and invest in your future.
Edward Dibberdot - Sat, 12 Oct 2013 01:08:56 EST ID:NdrLUMik No.5958 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But I'm not a process engineer. I'm an industrial control engineer.
Phoebe Fankinhall - Sat, 12 Oct 2013 17:09:35 EST ID:EyqApq5P No.5961 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you know, if you want to progress, at some point you'll have to leave more technical and sciencey jobs for more paper pushing endeavors.
But if you're only happy doing pure technical work, whatever.

> I have the ability to take what I've learned and scale it to fix other problems. Apparently most people have trouble with that.
derp that's the reason engineers get hired into positions that are unrelated to their field of study, apart for the maths skills.
TeMahi - Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:13:59 EST ID:SB9ZYn17 No.5987 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, I've worked with countless idiots like you.
You are a typical class of so called 'engineer', so obsessed with yourself and magical power to engineer that you forget about working with others to complete a project which would be impossible for an individual. Your ego crushes those who's hands you depend on, you make it impossible for others to do their own work, and then you wonder why nothing seems to work. The people you work with are not dumbasses, they are just damn sick of having schoolkids like yourself patronise them and will not make the effort to interact with you constructively. Until you change your attitude, everything you touch will fail, you are not paid to hold power, you hold responsibility. You are not God.

Also, use stainless steel next time, cheap cunt.
TeMahi - Tue, 12 Nov 2013 03:28:25 EST ID:SB9ZYn17 No.5997 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Haha you know where I'm coming from buddy. Don't get me started on reasons not to save dollars on welding rods. Leaving it out in the rain to delaminate doesn't help the situation either.
OP bears the responsibility for this kind of thing, but forever blames the welder who followed his instructions.

CAD portfolio by Angus Pennerworth - Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:17:55 EST ID:wfbPtqkp No.5992 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Co-op job hunting season again. I'm applying to a sewage treatment company that is asking for a mechanical CAD portfolio. Has anyone done one of these portfolios, what do you think they are excepting? I've only dealt with CAD in my drafting class.
Is it ok to just spend a day making random parts and assemblies to show my competence and skill?

Elec here btw, enjoy Maxwell's Equations.

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