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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted September 07, 2006 12:36      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
According to the Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (referenced by Dictionary.com), "Nearly all dweebs are male".

don't be such a dweebette uilleann.


I'll make dweebette a word.

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
Sniffy?? Sniffy!! OMG, I love that! I'm immediately importing it to this side of the pond. What will you EastSiders come up with next?

Well.... repeated faux pas could very well give the offended party a crinkly mouth. [Wink]

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Dork is gender specific because, while it's used with a different meaning today, it originated as a slang term for a particular bit of the male anatomy.

Back to the topic, my company had an outbreak of misnaming engineers a couple of years back. We had, for a bit, sales engineers [shake head]

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Dork is gender specific because, while it's used with a different meaning today, it originated as a slang term for a particular bit of the male anatomy.

Back to the topic, my company had an outbreak of misnaming engineers a couple of years back. We had, for a bit, sales engineers [shake head]

You've related the very reason I always understood "dork" as referring to males, Steen.

But whatever do you mean by, "Back to the topic"? *Blinks*
This thread has been properly hijacked and your attempt to re-thread it is just plain dorky.

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Don't make me dork-slap you [Smile]

(okay, that's incredibly wrong... even for me)

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Dork is gender specific because, while it's used with a different meaning today, it originated as a slang term for a particular bit of the male anatomy.

You've related the very reason I always understood "dork" as referring to males, Steen.
Interesting.

The vulgar term for the corresponding female organ is often (usually?) used to refer to males.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Interesting.

The vulgar term for the corresponding female organ is often (usually?) used to refer to males.

Do you mean to say that there is only one such vulgar term?

quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Don't make me dork-slap you [Smile]

Owieowieowieowie Ouch!

Edit: And while we're at it, Steen, don't get sniffy with me. (God. I can't help myself - I'm loving this 'sniffy' thing. Been using it all day. [Big Grin] )

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getting back on topic I believe this page leaves us with no doubt as to who the real engineers are
[Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Sirius:
getting back on topic I believe this page leaves us with no doubt as to who the real engineers are
[Razz]

from the list:
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you'll assume that a "horse" is a "sphere" in order to make the math easier.


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But a horse is a toroid...

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It's only a toroid if you consider just the digestive system. Once you do that, you really should add the nasal cavities and you get something multiply connected.

Of course, it's still only mathematicians who refuse to round off the insignificant parts. A real engineer would never try to deform their doughnut into a cup so they could use one less container.

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quantumfluff wrote:
Of course, it's still only mathematicians who refuse to round off the insignificant parts.

Mathematicians and those who don't like plastic surgeons [Smile]

A real engineer would never try to deform their doughnut into a cup so they could use one less container.

Not entirely true...

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Does biomedical engineering count?

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quote:
Originally posted by supergoo:

Does Biomedical Engineering count?

Technically, it depends... if it's taught by an accredited institution, and recognized by the governing body in your respective area... then yes.

Around here (according to APENS), it is illegal to use the word engineer unless you have a P.ENG (or drive a train, or are in the military).

We have a department at my university that is called Bio-Mechanical Engineering... they cover the same basic topics.

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quote:
Originally posted by canadiangeek:
quote:
Originally posted by supergoo:

Does Biomedical Engineering count?

Technically, it depends... if it's taught by an accredited institution, and recognized by the governing body in your respective area... then yes.

Around here (according to APENS), it is illegal to use the word engineer unless you have a P.ENG (or drive a train, or are in the military).

We have a department at my university that is called Bio-Mechanical Engineering... they cover the same basic topics.

Bio mechanical, and bio medical engineering degrees are two different degrees. At least at marquette and MSOE. Both acredited schools. My sister has a degree in bio medical engineering.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
Bio mechanical, and bio medical engineering degrees are two different degrees. At least at marquette and MSOE. Both acredited schools. My sister has a degree in bio medical engineering.

Fair enough. Unfortunately my University doesn't offer biomedical engineering as a seperate dicipline (it's a specialty, but you still graduate with a degree in biological engineering)

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I'm interviewing for a job* on Tuesday and I need to know about white papers. I figured I'd post my questions here since y'all are engineers. [Big Grin]

Have any of you written white papers? What's the key to writing a good white paper? What makes a white paper "good"?

Do any of you read white papers on a regular basis? Where do you usually obtain them? What do you like about white papers? How do you wish they'd be made better/more useful?

*advertising copywriter for an advertising firm whose major clients deal in hydraulic lifts, hydraulics and pneumatics, fiber optics, and other tech products/industries

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R: That comment very much read like a spam e-mail. [Wink]

Could you have dropped the term 'white paper' any more? =P

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LOL. I don't know of any synonyms for "white papers" so I used what I had. I don't remember covering them at all during my undergrad, so I'm thoroughly clueless. I don't want to go into this interview looking like I don't know anything. I can summarize technical documents rather well, but I've never written a white paper. So I need to know what audiences or producers have to say about them.

I'm not selling anything. Really! [Wink]

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well I've only ever written on white paper but maybe this might be useful.
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Hehe... already read that paper, but thanks, Sirius. [Smile]

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