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  1. MA_PE

    The Baking Thread

    Just add the "holiday 5-pack" of beer and you'll be fine.
  2. MA_PE

    The Baking Thread

    Got to like a good looking set of cookies!
  3. MA_PE

    The Automotive Thread

    Anyone heard for increasing the range of your remote fob by holding to your head?? Just learned about this on a car site that I frequent. I guess it works! http://lifeinboxes.blogspot.com/2008/02/mythbusters-can-you-increase-range-of.html
  4. looked it up and one box has 620mg of sodium. Yikes! that's a deal breaker for me. The 19g of protein is nice though
  5. MA_PE

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    so what's your point.........??
  6. that's likely the most expensive taste of tuna salad you can get anywhere. Looks handy though.
  7. MA_PE

    The Baking Thread

    The question is: "who is buckwheat?", dear. The answer is Billie Thomas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Thomas
  8. MA_PE

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    so you're moving a wall fixture laterally. First thing is to remove the fixture and see how it's hung and f there's an electrical box behind it or if the wire just comes through the wall to the fixture. Then you need to see if there are wall studs between the existing location and where you want to relocate to. If there's a stud in the way, you'll need to open the wall enough to drill a hole through the stud to get your wire to the other side (and hopefully you have enough wire to reach the new location). If the existing wire isn't long enough then you'll need to trace it back to the nearest box and run a new wire. You can't splice a wire and bury it inside the wall. Splices/connections need to be inside a box or fixture. If there's a box where the light is you need to move the box too or cover it with a blank switch plate (again you can't just bury a box inside wall). Of course you then have to patch/fix and paint the wall. Could be an easy task.....could be a PITA. Disclaimer: I'm a DIYer without any formal electrical/wiring training but have installed fixtures and run new wires in my house. My reply is how I'd approach your problem. Let the flaming arrows begin.
  9. MA_PE

    Full Griswold

  10. MA_PE

    Student looking for guidance!

    Typical curriculum for a BS in engineering is pretty consistent as long as the program is ABET accredited and the school has a reputation for being a "good" engineering school. The elite schools like MIT, Stanford, etc. get lots of research money and are doing cutting-edge research so getting gradutae degrees from them are more impressive as the grad students gain experience in the latest developments in the field over lesser known schools that don't attract the top-end research grants or corporate sponsorships. That being said, for grad school you will no doubt have to GREs so it makes any fear of taking more standardized tests like the taking the SAT somewhat moot. There's a big difference between aerospace and environmental engineering so the earlier you pick a track the better off you are to start gearing your classes to meet the end requirements. Good luck. Lastly DA has a valid point about assuming significant loans. You need to factor in the cost-benefit and pursue as much free money (scholarships, financial aid, etc.) as you can to keep debt down.
  11. MA_PE

    The Automotive Thread

    NY traffic is similar to Boston traffic i.e. people suck. Sorry for your troubles. No way that's totaled
  12. MA_PE

    The Automotive Thread

    x2! What did you hit? did the brakes not stop in time?
  13. MA_PE

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    I installed/replaced one of moicrowave/range hood units for my Aunt. Thank god she had saved the instruction manual for the original one because I would've had a hell of a time reverse engineering the connections that held that one to the wall. IIRC, it had a wall-mounted hanger type bracket on the back wall and tilted forward. The main fasteners were hidden under some ttrim. Not really intuitive. The new one however bolted from above and was pretty obvious.
  14. MA_PE

    NFL 2018

    @knight1fox3 Did you enjoy the game? Go Pats!!!
  15. MA_PE

    NFL 2018

    144 games versus 142 games is pretty comparable. They were both complementing each other in the media. Should be a good game. It sucks that it doesn’t start until 8:00 pm on a Sunday night here. I noticed super bowl rings/appearances isn’t on that summary :) Go Pats!!