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  2. roy167

    FE Books For Sale

    I do, From tomorrow I am going to be gone for about a week. So let me know if you need them so I can get it to you in tommorrows mail.
  3. RBHeadge PE

    Forum Banning Game

    Banned because it doesn't matter.
  4. RBHeadge PE

    October 2018 15k SPAM Thread

    watching football spam
  5. RBHeadge PE

    NYS transfer from CT is taking forever

    @John QPE has been waiting for over 15 months. Your situation is normal. Hiring a lawyer might have to be the way to go.
  6. ct27gt

    Machine Design & Materials Oct 2018

    You just have to be careful when people say they got a certain percent correct. Just because the answer someone got was there, doesn't mean it was actually the correct one of all the choices. My advice would be not to think about it or dwell on it. What's done is done, and if you end up not passing, hopefully you came out with a more focused and efficient game plan on how to study for the next time. I am just trying to keep myself too busy to dwell on it. I really won't start getting anxious for the results until middle of the first week of December, because that is the absolute soonest they will come out.
  7. Master slacker

    The Pet Thread

    We picked up four more chicks last week. Biggest hurdle is getting them accustomed to being picked up. Once held, they're calm.
  8. Pinoy,PE

    FE Books For Sale

    Do you still have these?
  9. I hear some people saying they like textbook style over code book, not sure what the difference is. Can someone elaborate on what the difference between two is? Also, looks like NCEES is going to use 2017 NEC code at least untill 2020, is this correct? I am told that exam doesn't start using code until after one year after the update. The next NEC update should be sometime in 2020??
  10. Full Stack PE

    Machine Design & Materials Oct 2018

    ct27gt Thank you very much for your answer. It was very explanatory. Unfortunately, I had missed much more than 3 or 4 questions. I am sure I got 40 or 43 questions certainly correct out of 80 questions. I was about to scream in the exam. I think there were 2 incorrect questions at least, which I have to explain to NCEES. NCEES does not want to confirm that those two questions were incorrect, and probably they will credit to students. I am not sure if I passed the exam. I am almost certain that I failed. A lot of people I talked got around %70 of questions correctly. Perhaps I will try again next year.
  11. In/PE/Out

    October 2018 15k SPAM Thread

    Oh man, this got an HD restoration!
  12. ct27gt

    Machine Design & Materials Oct 2018

    So in the morning, I didn't have a clue on 3-4. In the afternoon, only 2. Problem is there were a bunch where I was close to the answers, but not exact. Then there were also those that I hit the exact answer, but because of units or a small oversight, it may have actually been the wrong one. They do this a lot, where they anticipate an oversight, and provide that answer as one of the options, making you think you got it right, but you actually got it wrong. In addition to the 2 that I didn't have a clue on in the afternoon, I came up with 2 more that night that I KNOW I got wrong (I thought I got right while taking the test) due to units or a small oversight. So in short, I have no clue on the % I got right or wrong, because there were probably a bunch that I thought I got right, but really got wrong. As for cut score, it is a pretty safe assumption that if you get 70% (score of 56/80 on the test), there is a high likelihood you will pass. No one knows or will ever know the true cut score unless they are affiliated with scoring that particular test. I think there was only one reported score of 56 that I can find that was a fail, but that was across all tests in all different disciplines. There was a question on there where I know for sure they were missing a piece of information, but it was a pretty universal material property value that is used in a lot of calculations, so I guessed it was that value and I am pretty sure I got the answer right. One of the few questions on the test that I am 99% sure I got right. That is the only one I can think of off the top of my head that was glaringly missing information. I was able to "try" to solve the rest, but didn't notice any other problems missing necessary information.
  13. tj_PE

    EET-SE Review

    you're gonna pass and not need this!!
  14. Yesterday
  15. wilheldp_PE

    What does the Fox say?

    Whether or not a computer will boot from a USB drive or external device is related directly to the BIOS on the motherboard. If you don't see the option in the BIOS screen, it won't do it...at least without a firmware update.
  16. Just asking of anyone went to Greenbuild this year. I had not been since 2011 and am not one that likes to drink the USGBC Kool-Aid (Did you know that Grape Flavor-Aid was actually used in the Jonestown, not Kool-Aid), but I did enjoy some of the education sessions this year. Anyone else attend and have any comments?
  17. ruggercsc

    Construction Application-Work Experience Section

    This topic is discussed is quite frequently since a lot of those applying for the construction exam have little or no actual design experience. Please review the Construction Exam section and the Anything about the PE Exam section as this topic has been discussed in detail. There are some fallacies about applying to site for exam that seem to permeate in a lot of circles: 1. While actual design experience is important, it is not a requirement to sit for the exam. Please review the Progressive Experience Requirements as it details what the actual requirements are to sit for the exam. 2. Working "directly" under a Professional Engineer is a rather loose term and not necessarily a prerequisite. I recently asked someone who sites on the Architectural and Engineers Examiners Board in Tennessee this exact question. He stated that he helped a recent applicant find a PE with the State Highway Department sign off on his experience. He stated the key is that the PE signing off on their work is familiar with the applicant and their skills and has a relationship with the applicant (Direct Supervisor, Project Team member, Consultants, Supplier, client, Contractor, Regulator, etc.). The example he brought up was someone worked for a highway contractor had no PE"s in their company but wanted to get licensed. A PE from the State Highway Department signed off on their experience (He was a regulator or "client",was familiar with their work, and had a relationship with them). Searching around this website on some of subforum listed above should help. Good Luck and let us know if you have any other questions.
  18. JHW 3d

    What does the Fox say?

    Well definitely don’t do your web surfing on that partition. Another option could be to run a virtual machine (not dual boot). Might be possible to sandbox that. We did this to maintain support for AutoCad Mechanical desktop legacy files on XP VM on a native Win7 machine after that sw became unsupported. The machine speeds today are much better than they were back then so it might not matter much performance wise. Also you’d suffer some GPU acceleration features but I doubt SWX2004 had much of that and/or it might not matter to you to do rendering. I could be wrong. I suppose one issue with this is you might need to purchase additional software to run the virtual machine which may be what you are trying to avoid. I can’t remember how we accomplished that. Do you have solidworks at work? I just learned there’s a license extension policy where you can use SWX on a home machine for personal use not associated with any work license. Of course, I’d be wary of doing this kind of thing if I were developing any kind of new technology that my current company could claim rights to. (Yeah they are like that). Also SWX is pretty liberal about allowing you to use their software for a year for free if you have a side gig starting up and you’re cash flow strapped. A guy at my work mentioned this to me recently. Not sure what happens after one year, but I guess they’d want you to start paying for it. Of course if you’re just modeling your living room to rearrange your couch and side table, this may not be what you’re looking for.
  19. JHW 3d

    Forum Banning Game

    Banned because it was a jpeg, not gif.
  20. RBHeadge PE

    Forum Banning Game

    Banned for using way too large a gif.
  21. youngmotivatedengineer

    Construction Application-Work Experience Section

    You should review the requirements for your state and make sure your description describes what you have done while satisfying the boards requirements. Did you do any internship work that you can count? I don't know ow where you are from, but in NJ you need at least 2 years of design experience in order to qualify for the exam.
  22. txjennah

    October 2018 15k SPAM Thread

    Working on a Saturday like a sucker spam
  23. Exengineer

    Inspirational Quotes

    "Hard work and perseverance are no substitutes for actual ability." "If at first you don't succeed, well then you are a failure." "If you have to struggle to achieve, you are not an achiever, you are a struggler." "It is better to be Al Bundy than Ted Bundy."
  24. JHW 3d

    Forum Banning Game

    Banned because ... bananable
  25. Hi Friends, I am completing the Civil-Construction application for April and as part of that, it is needed to write about the experiences in the field of construction (And as you know as a CE/OE we don't do designing structures and it is more construction management responsibilities) How should I write the work experience? Would please give me your thoughts on how I should write the work experience to get accepted by the board? Any comments that should be considered? I greatly appreciate your comments in advance.
  26. Dean Agnostic

    Inspirational Quotes

    "In my life there are not that many questions I can't properly deal with using my $40 adding machine and dog-eared compounding interest table." Charlie Munger
  27. Dean Agnostic

    EET-SE Review

    @tj_PE means business y'all!
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