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I almost solved the NCEES Pencil Color Equation! ..... but not quite

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1 minute ago, jean15paul_PE said:

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IIRC that one also had a slightly awful eraser?  April 2018 with the sideclick was the worst

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On 10/26/2019 at 2:31 AM, tj_PE said:

Transparent periwinkle purple. 

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How do I get one of these? My proctors made sure to get every pencil back. They only gave out 1 pencil each, and if you asked for a second you had to give back 2 pencils.

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If you post that you're looking for one, someone with extra might give, sell, trade with you. Happens all the time on these boards.

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10 minutes ago, jean15paul_PE said:

If you post that you're looking for one, someone with extra might give, sell, trade with you. Happens all the time on these boards.

I thought I just did...

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Yes I have a few I'm willing to share..

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20 hours ago, Will.I.Am said:

The funny thing about the science v. religion debate in this context is that we definitely know that there's a single entity, more powerful than any of us, that has complete knowledge of and power over the pencil color selection... I can't necessarily say that they're benevolent, though. 😂

Very true Will!  Well said.  

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On 10/25/2019 at 11:31 PM, tj_PE said:

Transparent periwinkle purple. 

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tj is The Woman!  Nice grab!  Are any of these for sale by chance?  Happy to barter too, I have a bunch of old style NCEES pencils.  :)  

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2 hours ago, ptatohed said:

 

tj is The Woman!  Nice grab!  Are any of these for sale by chance?  Happy to barter too, I have a bunch of old style NCEES pencils.  :)  

Check your PMs recently? I was about to leave the exam site last Friday, when I saw the pristine, unused spare pencils that they kept at the front and thought, "I should totally grab one of those for @ptatohed. He probably has connections, but I'll grab it, just in case." It's sitting in my house with your name on it... At least for the time being. :thumbs:

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34 minutes ago, Will.I.Am said:

Check your PMs recently? I was about to leave the exam site last Friday, when I saw the pristine, unused spare pencils that they kept at the front and thought, "I should totally grab one of those for @ptatohed. He probably has connections, but I'll grab it, just in case." It's sitting in my house with your name on it... At least for the time being. :thumbs:

Just responded.  Dude, thanks so much Will!  So much appreciated!  :D  

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Received the awesome pencil today WIA!  Thanks man!  Can I PayPal you at least the shipping please??  Thanks again!  :D  

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On 4/6/2019 at 1:49 PM, tj_PE said:

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On 10/26/2019 at 2:31 AM, tj_PE said:

Transparent periwinkle purple. 

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So 2019 pencils seems to be Pentel Champ (New gen)

https://www.amazon.com/Pentel-Pencil-Automatic-Barrel-AL15A/dp/B00X3N4WGY

Question here.. was it with 0.7mm or 0.5mm lead? I heard some pencils on certain years were neither and had some weird size lead.

Luckily i already have 0.7mm one on my workplace. I might stick with this for my preparation for April 2020.. assuming this pencil would come back for 2020. (2018 was Pentel Prime https://www.amazon.com/Pentel-Mechanical-Pencil-Assorted-AX7BP6M/dp/B01G7C12LA. Not sure about 2017 but 2016 and before had the BIC Matic Grip or its cheaper clones)

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@Medivh Oct 2018 was the Pentel you linked to. But April 2018 was this awful sideclick with a terrible eraser.

 

Oct 2019 is 0.7mm lead.

 

And what years did you here were funky lead sizes? Between my ex and I, I have a few years of pencils... I really should look at what I have... I proctored in college so I hoarded the leftovers and then took his stash when we broke up 😂 (plus my own stash form taking it 7 times) 

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Also @Medivh some states don't like your personal notes to be written in pencil btw. 

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For Oct 2019, the lead size was thick. I didn't like it.

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My collection 😂

 

April 2011 is from when I proctored/my ex.

Both 2012s are from him. The rest are my attempts.

 

I got 5 April 2011s, 1 ea 2012, 2 Oct 2015, 2 Apr 2016, 2 Apr 2017, 1 Apr 2018 because its the worst pencil ever, 1 Oct 2018 since I think thats the spare I mailed @ChebyshevII PE, 2 ea of the 2019s. One of my Oct 2019s is unused because I somehow knew I'd pass and wanted one for the frame (except idk what im gonna do when/if I get the actual license)

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8 hours ago, LyceeFruit PE said:

My collection 😂

 

April 2011 is from when I proctored/my ex.

Both 2012s are from him. The rest are my attempts.

 

I got 5 April 2011s, 1 ea 2012, 2 Oct 2015, 2 Apr 2016, 2 Apr 2017, 1 Apr 2018 because its the worst pencil ever, 1 Oct 2018 since I think thats the spare I mailed @ChebyshevII PE, 2 ea of the 2019s. One of my Oct 2019s is unused because I somehow knew I'd pass and wanted one for the frame (except idk what im gonna do when/if I get the actual license)

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WOW! That's an awesome collection!!

So 2017 and before was BIC Matic Grip, April 2018 was BIC Clic Matic, October 2018 was Pentel Prime, 2019 was Pentel Champ. Hope they stick with Pentel Champ. That's pretty good pencil.

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Hi,

 I’m looking to buy a October 2017 pencil if anyone has an extra for sale.

thanks

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On 1/5/2020 at 3:40 AM, Medivh said:

WOW! That's an awesome collection!!

So 2017 and before was BIC Matic Grip, April 2018 was BIC Clic Matic, October 2018 was Pentel Prime, 2019 was Pentel Champ. Hope they stick with Pentel Champ. That's pretty good pencil.

Impressive pencil nerdiness right there.

But I don't think they are "sticking with" anything. I think you get a felt tip marker and plastic notebook with the CBT exam. And you have to turn both back in. Our pencil pron will be over soon.

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