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  1. 19 points
    I finally passed! Congratulations to those of you who passed, and a big hug for those who haven't.
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    North Carolina is out. I'm 54 years old...out of school 26 years. Passed ME TFS the first time. 😀😀😀😉
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    just swinging by on my lunch break to see the positivity my fellow engineers are radiating.. back to work i guess
  9. 12 points
    If it makes you feel any better, I've taken the exam 4 times and finally passed this time. My score breakdown for the previous exams are: Civil: Geotech: October 2017: 47/80 (AM: 27, PM: 20) April 2018: 46/80 (AM: 21, PM: 25) October 2018: 45/80 (AM: 25, PM: 20) Don't get discouraged (easier said than done, I know) but keep on going. Don't quit, just keep taking it until you pass!
  10. 12 points
    Best of luck on your exams today! I turned off posting ability for new "members" through the weekend, well be back up Monday afternoon after you have forgotten the test questions- Please do not post anything that resembles an exam question here - Level of "safe" posts: Safe- "Wow that test was hard, should have bought Road Guys Study manual" Less safe - "Geesh there were lots of water questions on there" Danger Area - "Did anyone get the answer to the HCM question where there were values for ADT, Shoulder Width, but not for Speed Design?" NCEES will subpoena your account and kill you level - " Two trains leave the station at exactly 4:00 PM, EST, Train A, is Red and is carrying 1000 passengers and is travelling at a rate of speed of 100 KM/H while Train B is blue, only carrying 500 Ford Ranger Pickup Trucks, each with 2 gallons of gasoline, is travelling at a rate of speed of 80 MPH. Which train will reach San Diego in time to have their test results invalidated?
  11. 12 points
    I just joined this community yesterday, but I know that there are a lot of people out there that are currently getting some really awful news. While I am by no means an expert in test taking, I feel like I am somewhat qualified to offer some advice. I've taken four different NCEES exams, failing three of them - (FS Fail, FS Pass, FE Pass, PS Fail, PS Pass, PE Fail, PE Pass). If NCEES ever goes public, I'll buy stock. So for those who failed: 1) Take a Deep Breath: You're currently feeling a lot of emotions right now, and they're likely all negative. You poured countless hours and hundreds of dollars into this exam, and are feeling like it was all for nothing. It wasn't for nothing. You're now closer to passing the exam than you ever have been. This might feel like a huge set back, but it's a necessary step forward toward your license. Some people get there in one big step, while others take many small steps to get to their destination. 2) Prepare for Returning to Work: For me, this was the worst part of failing the exams. Having to explain my failure to co-workers, many of whom had already passed the PE or PS exam, was really difficult. In your mind, you likely think that colleagues are judging you more than they really are. The reality is that they are almost always sympathetic and feel badly for you. I've read some horror stories in the past where co-workers will verbally put down or make fun of someone who has failed - if this happens to you, I am so very sorry. That is truly a bad situation for so many reasons. But, 99% of the time, your co-workers will be sympathetic. 3) Take a Break: Every time I failed, my gut instinct was to jump right back on the horse and immediately start studying again. This is a positive mentality to have, but it might not be the most productive for passing this exam. Your first reaction might be, "But I've had a break for the past 6-8 weeks since I took my test". In reality, you haven't had a break. You've been stressing over the results, possibly losing sleep. Now that you know that you've failed and that you will have the opportunity to take the exam again, it's time to rest and clear your mind. You know what lies in your future, but for the next month, try to rest and make a plan. 4) Plan Your Move: One of the few benefits to failing is that you are presented with a report showing your weaknesses. Depending on how the exam went and what you know about yourself, this may or may not help you. For instance, my first PE fail showed that I was basically below average on everything except surveying. For me, it was completely back to the drawing board, but if you know that you're extremely strong in certain categories, terribly weak in others, and your results show this, then use it to your advantage when you start studying again. 5) Hop Back On the Horse: After a month of rest, pull out the crate of books that you last touched back in April, and slowly start studying again. If you took a prep class like EET or SoPE, look into if they offer a free 2nd attempt, or discounted classes for attempts beyond the 2nd attempt. If there were things that you didn't like about the class the first time, look into changing the school or instructor this time around (I had a difficult time following my geotech instructor the first time, and found that changing the instructor the 2nd time made all the difference). If you took a live class the first time and know where your weaknesses are this time, consider switching to on-demand if that's an option. This will allow you to spend more time on weak areas and less time on your strengths. 6) Pace Yourself: October is five months away. I won't lie - when taking a 2nd attempt and focusing on studying, those 5 months flew by. If you take a one month break, you have four months to study, and that is plenty of time. It's also plenty of time to completely burn yourself out. It's important to constantly study, but to also give your mind breaks. If your work is physically draining, plan on minimal studying on work days. If you must have weekends free, study 1-2 hrs a night, but give yourself a couple of nights off every week. Cramming and turning your brain to mush will do you no good in October - slow and steady wins the race. 7) When October Arrives, Relax: Stress is as much a factor in failing an exam as not being knowledgeable in your exam material. You will stress more going into this exam simply out of fear of failing again. Practice suppressing this fear, and know that you have an upper hand this time. You know what the test looks like. You know what the AM/PM time frame feels like. You've been here before. Reduce panic, skip questions that you are lost on, focus on what you know. (I realize all of this is easier said than done) But for now - just breathe. Looking back, this moment will blend with all others. You will no longer look upon it as a negative experience, but rather a building block that was necessary to get where you are bound to go. Best of luck!
  12. 12 points
    Welcome to phase 1 of the post-exam emotional roller-coaster. Phase 2 (second-guessing) will start to set in over the next few days. You will start to forget small (but important) pieces of the exam and forget how you answered the question, but will remember just enough so that you keep trying to re-calculate the answers in your head. You will slowly begin to convince yourself that you got it wrong. Phase 3 (worry) will follow within a few weeks. At this point, you've convinced yourself that you've missed a few problems, but you *should* still be ok. After worring for about a month (we're now within a couple weeks of results at this point), you'll jump into full blown doubt (Phase 4). You are now certain that you missed way too many questions to stand a chance at passing. Many people begin to formulate ways to calculate the cut-score. This is a sub-Phase that can happen any time between Phase 2 and Phase 4. Once you've lost hope of passing, you'll move into Phase 5 (anger) over the fact that it's taken way too damn long to grade a simple scantron and the guys at NCEES are morons for taking so long. I mean, really, 6-8 weeks to feed a scantron into a f*ing machine, COME ON!! Another source of anger stems from all of the "Not this shit again" and "Don't try to calc it because it's worthless" responses to all of your cut-score posts. Finally, you'll hit Phase 6 (results). Each person reacts differently at this point whether they passed or not, how many times they've taken it, financial implications, expectations, etc. Regardless of how the results come out, at this point you will find that the CAB of your choice is very welcomed to either celebrate or cry into. Also, please remember that all of the senior members have been through this all and consequently will endlessly torment and tease you. We do this simply because it was done to us (I remember going off on Capt Worley for one of his fake results threads back in 2008), and we hope that you all stick around to tease the next round of exam takers. There is nothing personal meant or implied with these teases, we're just trying to lighten the mood. All we can do to manage these feelings is to fully participate in the eb.com post-exam thread (typically the 10k, but may be different this year). Good luck, and we all look forward to meeting many new interesting (and hopefully equally disturbed) engineers and hope you all stick around to see what a fun and entertaining group we can actually be.
  13. 11 points
    I'm one of TWO for Vermont this cycle! Yay go us! I passed, finally, MAJOR YAY!
  14. 11 points
    Oct '18 - 45/80 - Civil Geotech April '19 - 50/80 - Civil Geotech Oct'19 - Pass - Civil Construction For all those who fail, keep your head up! You can do it!
  15. 11 points
    CA results are out! I passed!!!!
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    So I took the PE Civil Transportation back in the Spring. 5 weeks later I was at the dentist and as they were drilling into my teeth I got a notification on my smart watch and in the corner of my eye I saw it was from NCEES saying notice of exam results release. It was a pretty tense as I was like oh man I gotta log on and check this but I can't tell them to stop. So about 15 minutes later they let me take a break and I logged on and I saw that I failed. I then had to proceed to be having my teeth drilled into for the next 2 hours. I think it actually made it a little easier to accept as I had to keep a bit of straight face since I was in public, but I still was disappointed. I took it again in October and funny enough my prediction for the results release was December 10th as I had to go to the dentist again this morning. However, I was not interrupted with that email this time. Here's the healthier teeth and hopefully a passing result soon!
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    Welcome to the post April 2019 PE post-exam wait period. Did you think that studying for the exam and taking the exam was the hard part? Well you were wrong! Waiting for the exam results is the worst part of this whole process. A few years ago @Dexman PE PMP wrote a famous post ( http://engineerboards.com/topic/21356-feel-good-about-how-you-did-on-the-exam/ ) outlining the stages of the post-exam emotional roller-coaster. I’ve reproduced his immortal words (italics) and added a few new insights and advice below. Phase 0 (Emotional Hangover) This happens immediately after the conclusion of the exam. You spend the next few days bouncing between phases 1-5, either individually or at the same time. You are Heisenberg's test result, simultaneously convinced that you passed and failed at the same time. You'll find yourself suddenly with a lot of free time and no idea what to spend it on (pro tip: spam thread here, spend time with family and friends, or burn off the stress at the gym). You'll be looking at which PE stamps to order, and which PE study classes to take for the next exam. After a few days your brain will slow down and you settle into... Phase 1 (CALM) This stage will last a few days. You are mostly recovered from the mental marathon of the exam and post-exam emotional roller coaster. The full weight of what has just happened hasn’t really set in and you are probably a bit relaxed thinking that the worst is over. Phase 2 (SECOND-GUESSING) will start to set in over the next few days. You will start to forget small (but important) pieces of the exam and forget how you answered the question, but will remember just enough so that you keep trying to re-calculate the answers in your head. You will slowly begin to convince yourself that you got it wrong. Phase 3 (WORRY) will follow within a few weeks. At this point, you've convinced yourself that you've missed a few problems, but you *should* still be ok. Phase 4 (DOUBT) After worrying for about a month (we're now within 2-3 weeks of results at this point), you'll jump into full blown doubt. You are now certain that you missed way too many questions to stand a chance at passing. Phase 5 (ANGER) Once you've lost hope of passing, you'll move into Phase 5 (anger) over the fact that it's taken way too damn long to grade a simple scantron and the guys at NCEES are morons for taking so long. I mean, really, 6-8 weeks to feed a scantron into a f*ing machine, COME ON!! Another source of anger stems from all of the "Not this shit again" and "Don't try to calc it because it's worthless" responses to all of your cut-score and release date posts. BTW, want a sanity check of why it takes so long to “just score a scantron”? look here: http://engineerboards.com/topic/29578-ncees-news-update/?page=8&tab=comments#comment-7463208 Phase 6 (RESULTS) Finally, you'll hit Phase 6 (results). Each person reacts differently at this point whether they passed or not, how many times they've taken it, financial implications, expectations, etc. Regardless of how the results come out, at this point you will find that the CAB of your choice is very welcomed to either celebrate or cry into. Then there are obsessive futile “exercises” waiting examinees engage in. These can happen anytime during phases 2, 3, 4, and 5. The order of the exercise is arbitrary Futile Exercise A (Trying to calculate the cut-score) you’ll start speculating on the cut score, as if it’s universal for all exams. Maybe discussing a question in a nebulous way and convincing yourself that it will get tossed (questions aren’t tossed). You start spouting conspiracy theories that there is a quota for maximum and minimum number of passers (there isn’t), or that NCESS wants you to fail to get more of your money (meh, not really). The cut score will vary from exam session to exam session and from one engineering discipline to another. The cut score is based on what the minimally competent PE would get for that selection of test problems. Yes, PEs and other SMEs take practice exams with those problems to establish a baseline. It’s futile to try to guess the “cut score”, and even if you could you don’t know your own score anyway, so it really doesn’t matter. Want a little more elaboration? Look here: http://engineerboards.com/topic/30365-the-wait-is-killing-me/?do=findComment&comment=7485676 Futile Exercise B (trying to figure out how to get results before they come out) You’ll start trying to figure out ways to learn of your results before they come out. This will include searching your state’s PE license lookup or another state website, spam calling and emailing NCEES or the state board, etc. First: Please be nice to your state board workers! You are taking this test to become a professional, so act like a professional. NCESS won’t tell you anything beyond “8-10 weeks” until after they released the results. The state boards won’t tell you much more and NCESS usually doesn’t share anything firm with them anyway. The boards will often get surprised with the results too. No state starts updating their license lookup prior to the initial release of results. So don’t bother searching there until at least one state has released first! Some states (Mass, NJ, and a couple others) have other websites like where you can divine a pass/fail, but it won’t happen until other states have already started releasing, and those states tend to release after everyone else too. Futile Exercise C (guessing the release date) This is another favorite pass time. You’ll start looking through old map threads to try to guess the release date. Maybe you’ll look at state board meetings dates and try to cross reference with the past results to figure out when’s this years’ will come out. Multiple posters look at the (lack of) data and come to a “conclusion” that a given date is “it”. The OG’s tell you that the wait will last a little bit longer, but group-think sets in and the vets get mocked for “trolling”. Things get even worse when the “sure thing” date passes without a release. No one can say with certainty when the results will be released this early after the exam. With that written, we have been following things for a while and we have an idea of when the release will generally happen. Fall results take longer than spring results because of the holidays and time available to schedule cut score meetings. The vets may not know the exact date ahead of time, but we generally know the signs and can confidently give a “no earlier than” date. This is not the same as a release date. We’ll also know when things are imminent. Still want to scratch the itch? @Duckdude actually took the time to make a spreadsheet of known release dates for all states for all exams sessions going back for over a decade. And he did it AFTER he got his results back. Great dedication and work on his part! You can browse it here if you are curious. Futile Exercise (reading the tea leaves) This is a variation on futile exercises B and C, but warrants its own category. You’ll start scrutinizing every NCEES tweet or facebook post, take screenshots and discuss minor tweaks to the dashboard layout, or get over excited when a state board has called an emergency meeting. You look for any clue or edge to see if you passed/failed or when the results may come out. Sometimes these signs are legit, often they’re not. The OG’s have been tracking things for years and know how to separate the signal from the noise. Futile Exercise E (harassing NCEES and state board employees) The title says it all, it's an aggravated version of futile exercise B. Don't be a d$%K and try to avoid this one. You aren't doing yourself any favors by acting unprofessional. Futile Exercise F5 (spam reloading the NCEES dashboard) During this phase you are continuously reloading the NCEES dashboard and/or refreshing your email. FWIW, we can confirm that sometimes the examinees' dashboard will update with the result prior to the NCESS email going out. The time difference is anywhere from no-delay to a couple hours. Go ahead and spam F5 the dashboard to blow off steam. Speaking of blowing off steam, trying the April 2019 spam thread: or any of the other game threads. So, how did the exam go last week?
  22. 10 points
    The worst part is knowing that, unless you took the control systems exam, your results are probably ready, just sitting on an NCEES server, waiting to be released. ... That and knowing that you're among the about 15,000 whose results are ready, and that they're holding them for maybe 300 control systems examinees. Welcome to deepest part of The Suck.
  23. 10 points
    Alright everyone. The control systems cut score meeting hasn't happened yet. That's going to delay the results a little bit. Please give me a few paragraphs to walk you all this process, what it means for the release, and why you should back away from the ledge. Roughly every five+ years, each exam undergoes a review to determine that the subjects and questions in that disciplines exam matches what is actually happening in the real world. This is standard, and it helps keep the exam relevant to the profession. This process often results in new exam specifications and exam questions. Further, it needs to be established how the new questions effect the cut score need to be determined. For pencil and paper exams, the exam is offered first to live to PE examinees. Those exams are scored, psychometrics performed, and issues with questions are recorded and passed along for review. About a month later, a "cut score" or "standards setting" (interchangeable terms) is held. The meeting includes practicing PE's and SMEs in the field. The "membership" at the meeting is reflective of the actual PE community for that discipline. There are a lot (20+?) of engineers involved. It is typically a two day meeting. As I understand it: day one is people taking the exam; day two is self scoring and discussion. My understanding is they examine each question to find any issues, and more importantly, gauge what percentage of PEs in that discipline would get that question correct. Sprinkle in some other psychometrics, and that gives each question its value to the overall cut score. I'm sure I'm leaving stuff out, or mischaracterizing things a little bit, but this should give you a general idea of how it works. Don't ask me for further elaboration because I can't give it. A few nuggets: The meetings usually abut a weekend, and usually one day is during the weekend. Weekday only meetings have happened too. Also, have you ever tried to get 20+ engineers from all over the country together for a meeting on short notice? it ain't easy. Got at that? Great! I'm sure most of you don't care about this level of detail, and are wondering why you should care. Let me explain further: NCEES releases everything to the States at the same time. They don't do it piecemeal. That means that they need all exams scored and graded, all investigations complete, and all internal processes done before anything leaves the building. That goes for all PE pencil and paper exams, regardless of State, discipline, afternoon session, pass/fail. There was one new exam in October 2019: Control Systems. For whatever reason, they have not held their cut score meeting yet. The PE results won't release won't take place until after that meeting has arrived at their conclusions. In the past, when cut score meetings are the long pole, the results come out about 1-4ish business days after the cut score meeting adjourns. We know that the meeting hasn't taken place yet. So lets do this gedanken. Best case scenario, the meeting starts tomorrow, they finish Friday. That means that the results come out Monday or Tuesday. Sucks, but hey it could be worse. Now lets look at the worst case. They need two days plus two travel days; probably won't meet near a major holiday and I don't see it happening in January - so that makes the viable last day of the meeting around Dec 22. That puts initial release at ~Dec 23/24. Merry Christmas everyone! If we assume a January meeting, which would be cruel, and we get ~Jan 6/7. So we get a range of Dec 9-Dec 23/Jan 7. Ouch. My guess is it that won't be that long. I don't think anyone has the appetite to draw it out that long. I would expect most people to know by Christmas. The only thing I can confidently say right now is: No Earlier Than Dec 9. It's sucks! I know what it feels like! I've been here. Twice! The first time was in Oct 2013 when Maryland was the last to release - a full THREE WEEKS after the initial release. The following year, October 2014 saw the longest wait for an initial release in the multiple choice era. It was awful and debilitating both times. I get it, its sucks! The name of this thread was not an accident. Sorry. It's not my fault, it's not the fault of anyone else on this website; nor anyone on your State boards, and certainly not the fault of anyone who you might communicate with at NCEES. Please be respectful and professional during this time. Do not take out your feelings on others. I've said this before and I'll say it again, you are taking this test to be a professional, so behave like a professional! Trust me, it's bad, but in three months, most of you won't care. Roughly half of you will have two new letters after your name. All of you will have a funny story to tell. You can get through this. You all survived and conquered at least four years of engineering school. Most of you have worked for years in the real world and kicked it's ass. You wouldn't have gotten approval to sit for the PE unless you were strong enough to pass it. It's not over, you can get through this. You just gotta hold on a little bit longer! The reward is worth it. In the meantime, in the interest of your sanity (and the happiness and security of your friends, family and co-workers) try not dwell too much on the exam. Spend time with friends and family, burn off stress at the gym, find a hobby, or better yet spend some time on the game threads; we could really use some new blood in the EB Mafia game. Finally you really should post in the We're almost at the record and need your help! backup material We discussed some of this on pages 7-8. @Chattaneer wrote up some bullet point takeaways. All questions are weighted the same when calculating your exam score. Each question is weighted differently when calculating the passing score. After each pencil-and-paper exam administration, every exam undergoes extensive statistical analysis to determine the minimum level of performance required for entry into the profession. When the analyses and reviews are completed, NCEES changes the answer keys as necessary. The passing score and final correct answers for each exam are then used to score all answer sheets. A percentage of the answer sheets are manually verified, and the results are compared to the machine score to ensure accuracy. Professional Activities and Knowledge Study (PAKS) is used to develop the exam specification, and according to NCEES: “The results of this online survey will be sued to update specifications for the exam, which is used throughout the United States for licensing purposes.” A survey design meeting precedes the PAKS meeting. The survey is sent to active PEs in that field, and the survey results informs the PAKS meeting. There is a question bank where questions are pulled to produce exam sessions. The passing score weight of each question is determined during an in-person meeting (committee and non-committee members in attendance).
  24. 10 points
    You will begin to despise Justin Stine more and more each time you login.
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    I have some good and bad news friends. Bad news is that Vee is in it for a 4th time. But it’s ok. The good news is that I’m 2 weeks away from finishing my masters. And I have some even better news: I’m leaving the senate at the end of the month and I’ve accepted an amazing engineering job back in New England and start in January. I will be doing design work and it will be so wonderful to actually “study” at work simply by doing work. There’s too many good things happening to me right now to be upset about this exam. And I do think working as an engineer will help me a lot for attempt #4!! I’ll be focused, not trying to do a million things at once, and I’m going to be making so much more money!!
  26. 10 points
    In Milwaukee, there happened to be a "My Little Pony" convention at my hotel, down the street from the test location. At the lunch break between AM and PM sessions, I walked back to clear my head and eat lunch. Unfortunately, I walked into a techo-infused sh*t show consisting of grown men dressed in pony costumes/accessories partying way too hard for noon on a Friday. I literally cannot make this up. I was so drained from the AM session that I did not fully grasp the insanity of what I was subjected to until well after the entire exam was over.
  27. 10 points
    Mini sap #3 is coming home tomorrow! 22 days in the NICU, one major surgery and a thousand bucks in gas to drive back and forth between hospital and home to see him and also stay in contact with my other two kids later, and he's finally going to sleep in his own crib for the first time tomorrow night.
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    FL HVAC-R PASSED!! results @ 10:17am Eastern 😆
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    Me when a coworker asks if I've gotten the results yet. Also me when somebody on this thread keeps telling people to chill out and get a hobby. Or tells people to go back and read hundreds of replies. This. is. rough.
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    The fastest way to get your result is to post questions from the exam on here. Guaranteed.
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    @Audi driver, P.E. was kicking off his fun old fashion family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols. As he was cruising down the road, some obnoxious tailgaters started to ride his tail. Not this time he mumbled to himself. He pushed his foot on the accelerator trying to outrun the shoddy, run down truck that now had taken a sharp turn into the opposite lane attempting to pass. His wife looked horrified screaming to him how he shouldn't provoke them. @Audi driver, P.E. turns to her and shouts "if its alright with you ill do the driving." In the backseat @ChaosMuppetPE and @JayKay PE looked bored with their dads antics and had begun to play on their iphones tuning out his angry snarls. The truck finally passes @Audi driver, P.E. and then abruptly slams his brakes causing @Audi driver, P.E. to lose control and almost go off into a snowbank. After their near death experience, the greaseballs finally arrive at the tree lot run by none other than @RBHeadge PE. @RBHeadge PE runs up to greet his customers. The entire town had gathered at his tree lot as it was the day after thanksgiving and he was doing a 33.333 percent off sale. Can i show you around ? @RBHeadge PE asks. Sure says @Audi driver, P.E.. They start to walk over to the main lot and Suddenly @Audi driver, P.E. notices the pickup truck that was messing with him. From the pickup truck emerges @LyceeFruit . She flicks @Audi driver, P.E. off and begins looking around at the trees. "oh the nerve" @Audi driver, P.E. tells @RBHeadge PE, who has begun showing them trees. As they are perusing around, a shout is heard and suddenly the entire town is chanting "THIEF, THIEF, THIEF ". @RBHeadge PE races over and tackles @LyceeFruit to the ground. "Not so fast, you gotta pay for that first or my fist will meet your skull" threatens @RBHeadge PE. "Hey listen here fish boy, it was me!!" @LyceeFruit screams in protest. "Lies, we saw you take it and we arent going to stand by and let you get away with it. There has been enough crime in this town as it is with that damn mafia taking all the limited edition new years eve furbies shipment! shouts @ChebyshevII PE. "You know what I say its time we take matters into our own hands!!!" @MadamPirate, @squaretaper PE and a shout in agreement. TO THE CHIPPER!!!" everyone chimes. @txjennah PE starts the chipper up as @leggo PE , @NikR_PE, and @Roarbark lift her up and toss her in. A sharp scream is drowned out by the grinding of bones and flesh, met with a splatter of blood and guts all over the chipper. All of sudden the chipper stops suddenly. "Damn thing always jams" @RBHeadge PE proclaims. He reaches up into the chipper and pulls out a half chopped up baseball bat. what the hell he thinks. He jogs over to the shoddy truck and opens the door. Lying on the front seat was a gun, rope and a bottle of moose. MAFIA!! he shouts as he collapses to his knees. @LyceeFruit was lynched by the town. She was mafia.
  35. 9 points
    Did anyone sign up for NCEES' early results pilot program? Someone in my office received an e-mail a few days ago. It was something about receiving preliminary results within 2-3 weeks.
  36. 9 points
    well at least we now know which is the easiest engineering degree to get
  37. 9 points
    I just got this email!
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    @RBHeadge PE. Thank you for all you do for this forum. It just amazes me to see your influence here. I am sure a lot of people on this forum appreciate what you do. Once again thank you!
  39. 9 points
    Still says "PASS". Had to make sure it was real
  40. 9 points
    "Yeah can I get a double cheese burger and if possible a copy of the receipt for that hipster table over there? Thanks!"
  41. 9 points
    I passed!!!! This was my third try and I was pretty discouraged after the first two attempts. Seeing that green PASS makes it all worth it! Almost two years of my life devoted to studying for these tests...
  42. 9 points
    OH MY GOSH I PASSED! Third time's the charm!!!
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    just remember that with all the $ spent by PE wannabees, college, work, time away from their life, $ spent by NCEES, $ spent on expensive test prep materials, etc, one thing remains true: You can be a PE and still be a dumbass...
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    snickette arrived saturday morning just under a week early. 5#13oz of fun
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    "Hello darkness my old friend. I see you pressed F5 again."
  47. 8 points
    Dear NCEES, Roses are red, violets aren’t blue It’s amazing the pain that you put me through I pay for your test, I studied so hard “Unacceptable” you say! My psyche is scarred. But surely, I think, the next time’s the charm? Learn from my mistakes, ok what’s the harm? With each failed attempt, it’s less likely I’ll pass The tears I have shed, ‘twould surprise you, their mass. I did what I could, bought your practice exam. “Accurate practice”…we both know it’s a sham. But oh well what’s the point, I’ll pay you again. Each consecutive fail like a kick to the shin. Don’t worry some say, this is what’s life’s like! You fall, stand up tall, and get back on the bike. But this is quite different, I sardonically say These graders—with my emotions they play They trick me and fool me in every way What did I do wrong? No one can tell Frustration so strong, it could make me yell. But my dear friends that’s the end of this rhyme Sorry that reading it took so much time. NCEES there’s still time, for us to be friends A simple, succinct and fair way to make amends. In April when you see my dear test Just put “acceptable”, let’s agree, it’d be best.
  48. 8 points
    You're assuming the symbol with one boot is equal to half of the symbol of two boots. That's a dangerous assumption to make,since there was no definition of the one boot symbol and no operation defined to convert these symbols. IMO you can just as easily assume any value for one boot and thus there are an infinite number of solutions. In the real world,this is sloppy problem and a careful engineer would have to do more research before making a conclusion.
  49. 8 points
    Alabama's out. I PASSED! 3rd times a charm thanks to EET!
  50. 8 points
    Just make sure you click on the eb.com Amazon link to order your squatty potty
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