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  1. 9 points
    So mini MS1 got a bass guitar for his birthday (December) and has been taking lessons at School of Rock since early January. After only a few months, he's pretty legit. At his age and level, they're learning somewhat simplified versions of popular rock songs (Highway to Hell, Seven Nation Army, Zombie, etc...), but not much music theory, unfortunately, or how to "read" notes (note lettering shown on the tabs). After being aggravating for a while, the wifey-wife got the owner to modify his course a little bit to include that info so these kids can be more well-rounded musicians. Anywho, after going to their first "concert" last month and hearing how good the music was (well, MS1 and the drummer), I wanted to try it. I always wanted to play banjo (love that sweet sweet bluegrass), but my fat fingers didn't hit the strings very well so my fretting was poor. Now the bass only has four strings, they're BIG, and spaced far enough apart for my sausage fingers... AND MS1 is learning music I was obsessed with back in the day. So now I'm picking it up, practicing his music, and getting into learning the non-simplified / real versions of his songs plus others he won't be learning. This sh*t is f-u-n, FUN. And I can now play a six song set (bass only) - Zombie, Feel Good inc., Highway to Hell, Folsom Prison Blues, Island in the Sun, and Say it Ain't So. The best part is the wifey-wife also likes this music, so when I'm playing and you can hear it through the whole house, she... doesn't... complain... Evidently, SOR has adult performance classes, too. Don't think I have time for that, but sh*t that'd be awesome. * just wanted to use this gif again *
  2. 9 points
    For all the lurkers out there: if you think it's bad now, it'll be so, so, so much worse a few days out from the exam. And the true hell begins a month after the exam!
  3. 6 points
    I'll take a taco party over a lemon party any day!
  4. 5 points
    They are probably monitoring this thread and tortuing us. LOL. There is no history of a Friday release. Maybe it'll be today!
  5. 4 points
    LSU will win. ONLY because it will be our luck that after winning the whole shebang, the title will be taken away when the head coach's FBI investigation is complete.
  6. 4 points
    Results are out! I passed Seismic, my last hurdle!
  7. 4 points
    I f-ing love buffets. Also, in other news, this is why I'm fat.
  8. 4 points
    Nice lemon party!
  9. 4 points
    So i had not been to the cafeteria in the basement of our building in a while (food was about the same level as school lunch food) but they have a salad bar so I was going to hit that up. But I was pleasantly surprised that whomever the building leases the food space out to had an utterly brilliant idea - every day they invite a different food truck vendor to occupy what used to be "the pizza station" - so I had some awesome food truck pork tacos for lunch today -totally great idea (and I didn't have to go outside)
  10. 4 points
    This. This is how you study. Keep it up @cvanwy02! You can do it! I also found it helpful to run through a variety of HVAC practice exams. There's a lot of overlap with TFS but some years the exam will feature more or fewer HVAC questions, you'll want to be prepared when they decide to be sadistic.
  11. 4 points
    I don't want to discourage new test takers with any unnecessary fear mongering about references (or lack thereof). Regardless of whether you will take the new or old tests, if you diligently work a sufficient number of practice questions/exams and really internalize what's really going on with respect to theory, you'll see that it's really quite repetitive (speaking from a TFS standpoint, but I'm sure HVAC and MDM are probably the same, ask those weirdos ) and you'll pretty much memorize most forms of equations you'll ever need. I got to a point where I pretty much memorized steam table values and only looked things up as a sanity check. Remember, you're all very smart, beautiful, and capable, AND already working engineers. You can do it!
  12. 4 points
    Yowza...If anyone has been following my posts, I think I've said on no fewer than ten occasions I couldn't have survived without the Mollier diagram. This is just yet another reason people should just get the Mollier diagram tattooed on their forearms!
  13. 4 points
    Everyone still has two more tries in the pencil and paper!
  14. 4 points
    @squaretaper PE....aren't you glad we passed the PE when we did? Imagine taking this exam wihout the use of personal notes, references, books, etc. Look at the evaluation above for the guide that's offered for the TFS exam in particular. WDYT?
  15. 4 points
  16. 3 points
    My table partner erased ferociously like his score depended on it. It shook the entire table and I was ready to throw my calculator at him by the end of the day.
  17. 3 points
    Hi everyone, I received this in an email after reaching out the Board: License numbers are automatically issued bi-weekly for all eligible applicants who have passed all required exams and fulfilled the Livescan/Fingerprint requirement. The next list was scheduled to be processed March 29, 2019. Your license number will be available on the CA Board’s website on/or within 2-3 business days after the date mentioned above. Please click “License Lookup” to view your license information at that time. http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/consumers/lic_lookup.shtml Your wall certificate and paper pocket license will be mailed to you in approximately 6 to 8 weeks. You will also receive a plastic pocket ID card in the mail in approximately 12 weeks.
  18. 3 points
    Any completed Re-exam forms received by the Board prior to the end of the quarter will be processed for the following quarter. There is a supplemental list prepared to accommodate those received very close to the last day of each quarter.
  19. 3 points
    I am finishing up the last book of the Slay The PE TFS bundle (HVAC). I plan to spend the rest of the time knocking out as many practice test problems as I can. I have the 2011 and 2016 NCEES exam, Slay the PE Exam, and thinking about @justin-hawaii's exam if I master these three.
  20. 3 points
    https://imgur.com/gallery/J0bMGb6
  21. 3 points
    I got my Seismic (passed), still waiting for surveying!
  22. 3 points
    THIS IS QUITE A ROUNDABOUT WAY. IF YOU WERE PART OF THE EB GIRLS SNAPCHAT YOU GET ALL THE NONSENSE. Lololol, I'll send it to @vee043324 and @tj_PE, so they can post it to instagram and MY RECIPE WILL BE STOLEN BY THE WORLD.
  23. 3 points
    We Made some Cookies during be snow storm yesterday - well we made some Cookie dough and then maybe one batch of cookies cause yeah... 6 teenagers were in the house...
  24. 3 points
    I can feel it being today! Good Luck everyone!
  25. 3 points
  26. 3 points
    Its like if they put their creative energy into just being able to pass the class? Maybe NCEES needs to run the SAT/ACT! But we should all appreciate a scandal that doesn't appear to involve politics?
  27. 3 points
    Several of you have already seen it but I figured I would post the progress pictures here as well. Status as of Saturday afternoon: The good news is that the only big thing left is to fix an oil leak. The bad news is that in order to fix the leak, I had to do this: With a little luck, I'll have it back together Saturday afternoon.
  28. 3 points
    Opps, please excuse my tourettes. Where was I? Oh yeah, dial up modem. So my Dad had to figure a way to upgrade the internet in the trailer.
  29. 3 points
    Concur with this. The change from the "general" morning is a detriment to the exam and the introduction of this reference manual is more akin to the FE where you're testing to what's provided and not testing to what is representative of the industry.
  30. 3 points
    One month out....that means those who are going to pass have already logged 150 hrs and only have 150 hrs left to go.
  31. 3 points
    Yeah, no Mollier diagram which is a major bummer. However, they did put in some really useful and important stuff such as the charge of an electron, Faraday's constant, and the conversion factor from hectares to acres. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  32. 3 points
  33. 3 points
    it was cold out and the pitched "tent" was embarrassingly small.
  34. 3 points
    I looked at the MDM section and WOW, it's basically just a collection of equations. Little to no explanations or examples like in MERM, I'm just VERY glad I took the exam when I did.
  35. 2 points
    True about those graduate degrees, I have lots of people with graduate degrees that work for me But College just gives you the opportunity, it doesn't define success. But many people, even in engineering fields, believe that getting their degree was the 'achievement" in their career.. Its like STFU and get back to work already!
  36. 2 points
    Passed Surveying. done everything 😊
  37. 2 points
    Mine would be Muffin Top.
  38. 2 points
    I took the test in CA and my notes were hand written in pencil in a spiral bound book. Probably better to photo copy them but I did not encounter any issues with them in pencil.
  39. 2 points
    Whole wheat cinnamon raisin sourdough!
  40. 2 points
    2. A little nervous I'm doing my first "mock exam" with the Slay the PE Practice Test this weekend. I've already "mastered" the NCESS TFS Practice Exam and have spent the last month going through the Slay The PE TFS Bundle. I plan to do (2) full 8 hour mock exams before the test. Other than that I will spend every day doing problems until my brain EXPLODES!!! I can only imagine. I'm such an anxious person and know I will spend every day after the exam logging into NCEES even though I know there's no way they will post the results that day.
  41. 2 points
    I must admit, this one made me think for a bit.
  42. 2 points
    i have so much work to do I just said fuck it and am now "working" from the bar...
  43. 2 points
    I am 39-years-old and I cannot be in a bathroom with the lights off because I am still afraid of Bloody Mary.
  44. 2 points
    I would use ASCE 7-10 - Chapter 15 - Seismic Design Requirements for Non-Building Structures, Table 15.4-2 since a deck is not a building or similar to one. There isn't anything in that table matches wood decks except "All other self-supporting structures, tanks, or vessels not covered above or by reference standards that are similar to buildings." That is listed as R=1.25. Might be conservative, but probably won't break the bank if you are already using R=1.5.
  45. 2 points
    Banned for correcting RBHeadge PE.
  46. 2 points
    I actually think this might force NCEES to water down the questions. Who really knows...
  47. 2 points
    What book is this problem from? The answer is 667MVA. Either the generator is operating in overload, or It appears that it was written without realizing that 0.8pu of real output power at 0.6 lagging power at an output rating of 500MVA results in an output that is greater than the rating of the generator. The first step is to calculate the real power output from the given apparent power rating of the machine, using it as base, and the real power output in PU: It's a little confusing because the base is in units of MVA and real power output is in the units of MW, the key here is remembering that base values are magnitudes only and can be multiplied by the real or imaginary component of a complex number like this: In this problem, we are given Pout_pu, |Sb|, and Power factor. We are solving for |Sout|. Now that we know Pout = 400MW, we can find |Sout| using the given power factor. Remember apparent power is always the largest power quantity when power factor is not unity, so to make Pout larger to solve for |Sout|, we need to divide Pout by PF: The answer is 667MVA, assuming that the apparent power output of the machine is consumed by the load neglecting any increase in VA due to the reactive power absorbed in the synchronous reactance of the machine itself.
  48. 2 points
    Damn so I got excused Mother fucker looked guilty too..... Case was a violation of an order of protection-I think the prosecutor excused me because I said I liked most of the rules of my HOA but not “all” of the rules....(that was the question they asked people during jury selection) Kind of interesting but glad not to be there all day - they had like 20 witnesses planned...
  49. 2 points
    Banned because everyone's mind went there.
  50. 2 points
    This weekend: -Take a simulated exam if you have yet to do so, -make sure your materials are all tabbed and you are familiar with everything you are taking -Brush up on any topics you think you are almost there on Next Week: Monday and tuesday continue studying things you need work on Wednesday thursday do not touch anything PE related, if you are working consider taking thursday off for getting logistics for friday taken care of Thurday take time do do something you love to do, go running, play video games, watch movies... whatever Thursday night go to bed like 30-45 minutes before normal time Friday wake up and crush the PE Exam Good luck y'all!
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