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    Smile Understanding Engineers..

    Something to lighten your afternoon:-

    What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?

    Mechanical engineers build weapons.
    Civil engineers build targets.

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    Nice way to put it.

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    Like the difference between engineers and technicians.

    An engineer knows a good swift kick will get it to work.
    A technician knows where to kick it.
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    A good swift kick would get B-52 or KC-135 fuel flow power supply going everytime. And that's straight from the old technician.
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    My dad was an Engineer, so I know what it is like to live with them....My mother tells a story a group of engineers and an English student in college, won't say if my dad was amongst them.

    The engineer student were given an assignment to measure the height of an flag pole without climbing it. They argued how to do it. Meanwhile the English student hearing their argument left the group while taking harassment from the engineers saying the this assignment was too "advanced" for the mere English student. The English student returned, unbolted the flag pole from the base, laid it down on the grown and measured it. The engineers simply laughed and said the assignment was to measure the height, and the stupid English student just measured the length.

    Having grown up with an engineer, I actually think this is funny as it is a perfect description of my father.
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    "Meanwhile and English student hearing their argument left the group while taking harassment from the engineers saying the this assignment was too "advanced" for the mere English student."

    You were obviously in the engineering class.

    Sorry, my OCD just wouldn't let that slide by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    "Meanwhile and English student hearing their argument left the group while taking harassment from the engineers saying the this assignment was too "advanced" for the mere English student."

    You were obviously in the engineering class.

    Sorry, my OCD just wouldn't let that slide by.
    Thanks - fixed it (Darn smart phone typing), and NO, I wasn't in either eguish or egunerin class. I took my own path.
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    I always knew when I was talking to an engineer in college. Very unique minds they have. Talented no doubt, but unique, always unique.

    unique = PC for sometimes really weird!
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    If engineers are so hot why do they often locate the oil filter where you can't reach it without standing on your head and twisted like a pretzel?
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    This is how I explained my duties to new pilots.

    DEFINITION OF A FLIGHT ENGINEER

    A flight engineer is a person who passes as an exacting expert on the basis of being able to turn with prolific fortitude, infinite strings of incomprehensible formulas, calculate with micrometric precision, form vague assumptions which are based on debatable figures taken from inconclusive experiments carried out with instruments of problematical accuracy by persons of doubtful reliability and questionable mentality, for the avowed purpose of annoying and confusing a hopelessly chimerical group of fanatics referred to altogether too frequently as AIR CRAFT COMMANDERS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    If engineers are so hot why do they often locate the oil filter where you can't reach it without standing on your head and twisted like a pretzel?
    Because they made it easy to get at from UNDER the vehicle....
    All that said....
    It could be worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    If engineers are so hot why do they often locate the oil filter where you can't reach it without standing on your head and twisted like a pretzel?
    Aw, common . . . they're engineers, not mechanics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    This is how I explained my duties to new pilots.
    I just said, "If you're so smart and highly edjumacated, you fix the dang airplane."
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    If engineers are so hot why do they often locate the oil filter where you can't reach it without standing on your head and twisted like a pretzel?
    As my dad the engineer would say, "We design in, assembling it isn't my problem!"
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