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  1. 9 points
    Get a Great Dane they said. It'll be fun they said. That's one of those tall pub height tables he's resting his chin on.
  2. 6 points
    A bunch of the engineers that sit behind me are convening in the aisles talking about taking time off to drive about 20 minutes south so they get 100% instead of 98%. Would it be bad if I reported them to HR? I mean, if I can get six of them axed, that should more than cover the cost of them continuing to pay me, right?
  3. 6 points
    I just got my letter from the NC state board granting me permission to practice in their state and I have a phone interview tomorrow. I hope I can score an actual interview and get an offer.
  4. 6 points
    F-22 on display at Eielson AFB in North Pole, Alaska this weekend:
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    This past Saturday was Ohio River Paddlefest. They shut down a 9 mile section of the river to all motorized boat traffic...no barges, no motor boats, no jet skis, no nuthin'...and a couple thousand paddlers take over. It was $75 for all 3 of us to go but I figured paddling the Ohio River through downtown Cincy isn't something you'd get to do any other day, safely anyway. I was very impressed with both of them, I brought some line in case one of them needed a tow, but they made the full 9.5 mile trip.
  6. 6 points
    Just scored a phone interview with a company and not some worthless recruiter. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    I may have gotten a lead on doing a little side work at, of all places, softball. There's a guy I know down at the ball fields, we play on different teams, but we've both been playing down there at the same place for years. I know he owns a blacktopping company from idle chit chat over the years. Last week he got a hit and ended up on 1st base which I was covering. Through the course of a little more chit chat we started talking about work. He asked what kind of Engineer I was and when I told him Civil he asked if I could do drainage/storm calculations. Now, even though we all know that stormwater is the most difficult of all the Engineering disciplines, I told him sure. Turns out, his company might be getting some work downtown tearing out old parking lots and vacant buildings for parking lots so they'd need someone to do the stormwater calculations. As it just so happens, I used to be the guy that reviewed the stormwater calculations for MSD several years ago so that'd be right in my wheelhouse.
  9. 5 points
    Good news from the home of refrigerants! My newly-minted MA- Psychology Daughter has taken a teaching position at Sam Houston State University and my BSME son is finally getting some in-person interviews. Hopefully he will be on a payroll, other than mine, soon!
  10. 5 points
    The new post "like" icons are stupid. But then, I don't deal well with change.
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    from our trip to S Dakota last week (FYI Mt Rushmore is overrated)
  15. 5 points
    The 100% honesty answer to the first phone question:
  16. 4 points
    I did manage to get the Porsche finished at 9PM on Thursday for my race on Friday. It was another engine swap (that I put new rod bearings in), coupled with building a new exhaust from scratch. It was several weeks of non-stop work to make it happen, and with the NC heat/rain/humidity, it was one of the most physically and mentally exhausting projects I've dealt with in a long time. So much so, I had a mini panic attack trying to get the exhaust work done. It was pouring raining at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the engine ran like shit the first two sessions. Misfires and wouldn't rev. Ran through all the scenarios as to why it wouldn't work, and then realized that I had never reconnected the O2 sensor. I didn't remotely think it would still be hanging under the car after about 40 miles of racing, but sure enough, there it was, wedged in the Y-pipe. Screwed it back in before my third run, and the car ran like new. I had also made some front sway bar adjustments to correct some understeer, and the the car handled like it was on rails. Ended up beating my two buddies with much higher HP cars, and I own the class record for at least a year since it was the new course configuration. If I can make the GA race in November, I've got a chance at winning three consecutive championships, which would be a fitting end for running full seasons in this car.
  17. 4 points
    http://hollywoodlife.com/2016/11/12/taylor-swift-sexual-assault-photo-radio-dj-grabs-butt/ So this just came up on my radar because it's all over the news as Swift is supposedly testifying in court. I searched and found the link to the photo. It sure looks like this guy is attempting to make it look like he grabbing her a$$ even if he didn't (but I think he's touching). I see a small kink in TS's dress like he's at least pushing the fabric against her and making contact with her rear. Completely unnecessary and a real dick-head move. I'm not one to swoon over TS but to me she remains the complete professional and doesn't make a scene then and there about this d-bag and his "brush" with her butt. Instead she tells her "people" that this guy is a jerk and she's offended by his presence. Her star power and pull results in this guy losing his lob and being labeled as a jerk in the radio world that is his livelihood. He sues her for "defamation of character". She countersues for $1 and takes the time to basically call this guy out for the jerk he is. Sexual assault is a pretty strong description but he should know better. He was shooting for some bragging material and got used. Good! He's toast (in addition to being a jerk). I'm particularly impressed with her decision to sue for $1. Class move.
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    Friends toddler ran in my house sans-diaper. Squats down to play with a toy. Starts peeing. Stands up. Pile of poop.
  21. 4 points
    Or, we could have @knight1fox3 "fix" their computer software.
  22. 4 points
    LadyFox and MiniFox were at her parents place this past Sat. And they came home with a new family member... MiniFox named her Buster. LOL MiniFox also came home with poison ivy. Thanks grandma & grandpa!
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    Me and two buddies from college framed my entire basement in one day (~14 hours). I had an AutoCAD drawing showing every stud with measurements, had a local lumber company do a take-off from my drawing, and had most of the studs drilled for wiring before we started. It cost me a case of beer and lots of pizza, but was worth every penny.
  26. 4 points
    So takes after you @NJmike PE?
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    And to their credit, I don't see the abomination known as "turkey bacon" anywhere on that list.
  28. 4 points
    where are the Coronas? Did you already drink them?
  29. 4 points
    I just started reading a book called "Toddlers are A**holes: It's not Your Fault." Holy hell is it funny. It should be a mandatory read. I'm talking to you @snickerd3, @ptatohed, @Ramnares P.E. @NJmike PE etc.
  30. 4 points
    Put the saw to good use and I can say that the Kreg pocket screw jig that was all over TV for a while is great. We wanted to bump up to a king size bed but couldn't find one that we liked. Found a website with a lot of pretty good furniture plans and made one myself out of good ol' fashion pine with no press board/particle board/plywood in sight. I did manage to put my Engineering skills to (limited) use...the plans were for a queen so I had to revise the dimensions and the plans actually had 6-foot posts at all 4 corners which neither of us liked. Bed went together fine. We did have a bit of an issue with the mattress though. Mrs. Jeb6294 found a memory foam one she liked on Amazon and it had really good reviews.. It was only ~$450 so it wasn't even terrible expensive, especially for a nice foam mattress. Amazon Prime Day it shows up on her list of deals for $208 so she jumped all over it. Only problem is that it has to be taken out of the box so it can expand within 24 hours of getting it and the bed was still getting painted. No problem, we'll just throw it down in the basement. 1. A memory foam mattress folded and vacuum packed into a 2'x2'x4' box goes down into a basement really easily. 2. A fully expanded king size mattress is too big to get out of a basement. Fortunately, being a foam mattress we found out that it was very easy to fold it in half. Threw a ratchet strap around it to keep it folded and we had it out of the basement and upstairs to our bedroom in 2 minutes.
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    An engineer dies . . . and goes to Hell. Dissatisfied with the level of comfort, he starts designing and building improvements. After a while, Hell has air conditioning, flush toilets and escalators. The engineer is a pretty popular guy. One day God calls and asks Satan, "So, how's it going down there?" Satan says, "Hey things are going great. We've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and there's no telling what this engineer is going to come up with next."God is horrified. "What? You've got an engineer? That's a mistake - he should never have gone down there! You know all engineers go to Heaven. Send him up here! " Satan says, "No way. I like having an engineer on staff. I'm keeping him."God says, "Send him back up here or I'll sue.""Yeah, right," Satan laughs, "and where are you going to get a lawyer?"
  34. 4 points
    No, being old makes you an old man.
  35. 3 points
    If they can removing ghosting effects in both, then sure, why not?
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    Apparently alcohol IS the answer!
  38. 3 points
    I wouldn't even spot my wife that much...
  39. 3 points
    Not only is this garbage but there are only four tips, not six...
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    I'm leaning toward the truck, and if I get a truck I'll get 4x4 even if I don't really need it ! RWD trucks are worse than anything else on the road if you get some snow or ice and Raleigh is known for getting a few ice storms every winter. I'm going to keep this thing 10-15 years, so I might as well get what I want!
  42. 3 points
    that's how I survived back in ATL is I had a 4X6 trailer (bought it from Lowes $400 bucks) that thing was a life saver. I don't have room for a trailer here here so I just use my 2002 Tahoe with no seats in the rear of the vehicle its almost like having an actual truck (my kids are driving the Tahoe) The wife is already regretting not getting a 4 Runner - she bought a highlander because we need the 3 rows of seats but this thing is really a piece of crap, no horsepower but it gets about the same gas mileage as he Tahoe does.. So I think if you have a job, a credit score >700 just get the vehicle you want and don't listen to any of the other hens out there
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    I'll inform my non-engineer coworkers that they owe me lunch and some ass-kissing today.
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    .... by getting married.
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    It would be nice if there was a booth were we could pay $100 to punch Seth Rogan in the face!