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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist koyaanisqatsi Registered User regular
    Sleep wrote: »
    Sleep wrote: »
    Whelp that's the second train I couldn't hit because of patriots fans the kid with the PA is still here, but that cadre of drunk college kids seems to be realizing the grueling realities of waiting for the train and why no one on a train platform is super excited at 830 am.

    Yeah, my wife gave up on her train and now I'm giving her a ride in to town. Two trains passed that were so crowded they weren't letting anyone on.

    Fuckin lol the next one through the station didn't even stop! FmL

    Well, I finally dropped off my wife. Now I'm heading back home, and hopefully I can get some work done before my kids get out of school early today, because it's also the Chinese New Year.

  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    "Are there clouds at night?" - colleague who has never look up at night.

    i had a colleague that didn't realize that water expanded when frozen, she ended up in a Forbes 30 under 30 thing...

    Had another that had Stress = Force / Area on his dry erase board, which for an engineer is like having to have your name tattooed on your forehead.

    I expect that lots of people don't know water expands when it freezes

    She was an engineer and a new homeowner, she shoulda known!

    If anything, being an engineer makes it more likely she wouldn't know

    Common sense is especially less common in our profession

    This is why I like managers at my work who are operators as opposed to engineers.

    Engineers can take a spinning top and know everything about that top. Specifications, materials, calculations, etc etc.

    Operators can actually spin the top.

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  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    Sleep wrote: »
    Sleep wrote: »
    Whelp that's the second train I couldn't hit because of patriots fans the kid with the PA is still here, but that cadre of drunk college kids seems to be realizing the grueling realities of waiting for the train and why no one on a train platform is super excited at 830 am.

    Yeah, my wife gave up on her train and now I'm giving her a ride in to town. Two trains passed that were so crowded they weren't letting anyone on.

    Fuckin lol the next one through the station didn't even stop! FmL

    Well, I finally dropped off my wife. Now I'm heading back home, and hopefully I can get some work done before my kids get out of school early today, because it's also the Chinese New Year.

    I was pretty sure that was coming up, didn't realize it was today, i work next to China town so that should be fun. Just busy all day in boston

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I don’t feel comfortable driving my car in the snow (Moriveth drove it yesterday and confirmed that it handles spectacularly awfully) so I have asked Mori’s dad to drive me to work (he has a 4wd SUV).

    Although I could probably work from home, more snow is predicted for the end of the week and the beginning of next and I need to get into work at some point, so these next three days are my best chance of doing so. I’ll take home some checks and a few files with me so worst case scenario I’ll be fully set up from working from home for the next few days.

  • BlazeFireBlazeFire Registered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    "Are there clouds at night?" - colleague who has never look up at night.

    i had a colleague that didn't realize that water expanded when frozen, she ended up in a Forbes 30 under 30 thing...

    Had another that had Stress = Force / Area on his dry erase board, which for an engineer is like having to have your name tattooed on your forehead.

    I expect that lots of people don't know water expands when it freezes

    She was an engineer and a new homeowner, she shoulda known!

    If anything, being an engineer makes it more likely she wouldn't know

    Common sense is especially less common in our profession

    I'm assuming based on Dyna's background that these were mechanical engineers as well? I could see an electrical engineer not needing to know (professionally, at least) things like Stress = Force/Area (or maybe it was a joke). I know I've jokingly written things like V=IR.

  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    A civil and a mechanical engineer.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Sleep wrote: »
    Holy shit my train is just impossible this morning there's giant crowds headed in for the parade today, someone on the platform is blaring house music, bad house music, like top 40 remix house music at 8:30 in the morning.

    The buses at 9.45 were also bullshit, but mostly just filled with old people. At least coming from the west.

  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    as a joke we had a multiplication table on the wall in the control room.

    an unimpressed manager got rid of it

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    My boss at my last job had a little pictorial mnemonic above his desk about what each part of a PID did

    But he was an artist by training and not mathematically inclined, so we never made fun.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Sleep wrote: »
    Holy shit my train is just impossible this morning there's giant crowds headed in for the parade today, someone on the platform is blaring house music, bad house music, like top 40 remix house music at 8:30 in the morning.

    The buses at 9.45 were also bullshit, but mostly just filled with old people. At least coming from the west.

    But nic, aren't we now the old people??

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    Sleep wrote: »
    Holy shit my train is just impossible this morning there's giant crowds headed in for the parade today, someone on the platform is blaring house music, bad house music, like top 40 remix house music at 8:30 in the morning.

    The buses at 9.45 were also bullshit, but mostly just filled with old people. At least coming from the west.

    But nic, aren't we now the old people??

    I mean yes
    but I'm talking remembering-WWII-fondly-old

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  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    edited February 2019
    Oh i am in peak cranky old man mode this morning. Salem has a college in it, this morning was a festival of drunken college kids fuckin up my commuter train. Ive finally made it to work 2 hours late.

    Sleep on
  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    BlazeFire wrote: »
    Cello wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    "Are there clouds at night?" - colleague who has never look up at night.

    i had a colleague that didn't realize that water expanded when frozen, she ended up in a Forbes 30 under 30 thing...

    Had another that had Stress = Force / Area on his dry erase board, which for an engineer is like having to have your name tattooed on your forehead.

    I expect that lots of people don't know water expands when it freezes

    She was an engineer and a new homeowner, she shoulda known!

    If anything, being an engineer makes it more likely she wouldn't know

    Common sense is especially less common in our profession

    I'm assuming based on Dyna's background that these were mechanical engineers as well? I could see an electrical engineer not needing to know (professionally, at least) things like Stress = Force/Area (or maybe it was a joke). I know I've jokingly written things like V=IR.

    I'm a mechanical engineer, and this would still be entirely unsurprising coming from another mech

    I found our degree mostly split between Future Theoretical Engineers, Future Engineers Who Do Actual Design Work, and Future Project Managers, and each of those groups had their own shortcomings specifically

    I'd be unsurprised to find out PM track people have forgotten all but the equations for velocity and acceleration, or to find out one of the theory-type folks forgot that a space heater produces heat and sometimes fire depending on what you put on it

    Obviously all designers are perfect, though, so

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  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    as an engineer heavy on design, this checks out

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  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    I’ll be honest, I’ve used so many specialty programs or pre-built excel files to do calculations over the last decade or so that I don’t think I could quote more than the most basic formulas off the top of my head. But gimme a sec to look stuff up and of course I can do it. What’s really important is knowing how to find information and how to apply it.

    I’ve worked with a lot of engineers that are great at crunching numbers but will hand back designs with glaring safety mistakes or a huge lack of understanding of how the thing they’re working on fits into the overall design. Or they get so caught up in the details that they spend a week getting a calc down to the fourth decimal point when I just need a simple ballpark answer now. It’s so much more important to be able to be practical and efficient.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    I’m judging people real hard on some “I felt the crunch of ice neath my feet! I must remain at home, where it is safe!”

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    This hurts but I deserve it

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    How much snow did you actually get in Washington? I heard 4-5 inches? We had nearly a foot and that was fine, it was the -30 temp that closed everything

  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    I was in only two days last week. Yesterday was icy enough most of my coworkers stayed home.

    And now the snow is coming down hard enough people are planning to leave early.

    The weather is really conflicting with trying to be productive.

    At least I bus so I can relax if traffic backs up.

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    I’m judging people real hard on some “I felt the crunch of ice neath my feet! I must remain at home, where it is safe!”
    School closing was the biggest factor for us. Looking outside I'd say we only got 3 or 4 inches maybe?

    If there was some field work that needed doing or something I needed to respond to I'm totally capable, but for the most part at this moment my job is readin and writin and so it's nice to be able to do that at home.

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    We got four inches where we are.

    So Mori’s dad didn’t feel comfortable driving either so I MADE IT IN. My Prius-C skidded everywhere but I made it. At one point I got stuck behind a poor little Kia Sentra that kept stalling up a hill. I cheered it on and it made it.

    We live on top of a hill with a huge dip soooo that’s gonna be fun. I’m going to leave by 4 pm. The road my work is on was well-sanded but that hill? Nothing.

  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Tube wrote: »
    I’m judging people real hard on some “I felt the crunch of ice neath my feet! I must remain at home, where it is safe!”

    For me it's more like "I must remain at home, so it does not take me 180 minutes to get to work because SL is useless!"

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    This was the state of the roads this morning:

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  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Be safe!

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I should've taken some photos of the snow on Friday. It was pretty novel for here. But I was too busy getting stuck in it.

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    The roads this morning for me were all white from salt, and looked like today would be a normal commute. I feel lied to.

    The only day since last Monday that has been good for commuting was Friday.

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    I wish we only had that much snow :(

    I had to get to our back shed last night to get the roof rake to get snow off our roof (because it's blocking the air intake for our bathroom)...except I couldn't find the whole rake in the piles of snow, once I'd cleared a 20 foot long, 3 foot high, shovel-width path to my back shed. So now I can't flush my upstairs toilet until the snow melts or I venture back there again to search a snow drift for the actual shovel/rake part of the roof rake.

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  • TayaTaya Registered User regular
    As a Canadian that doesn't look bad but we're equipped to deal with a lot of snow and used to driving in it. When I lived in Seoul one winter we got a little snow and nobody could deal. People were shoveling their steps with cutting boards and bowls.

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    Echo wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    I’m judging people real hard on some “I felt the crunch of ice neath my feet! I must remain at home, where it is safe!”

    For me it's more like "I must remain at home, so it does not take me 180 minutes to get to work because SL is useless!"

    This too. It makes no sense for me to spend three extra hours driving to and from and office in order to do something I can just as well do from home.

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  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
    Took a mental health day yesterday. Wish I'd taken two.

  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    We had between 15-20 callouts yesterday storewide because of the snow.

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  • KarlKarl Registered User regular
    The snow meant my 3 hour drive to a cottage near Looe (it's in Cornwall) took 6 hours. Fuck the snow

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    SO MUCH POTENTIAL TO WASTE.
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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Taya wrote: »
    As a Canadian that doesn't look bad but we're equipped to deal with a lot of snow and used to driving in it.

    Yeah, Mori and I both have hatchbacks with summer tires. Ooops!

  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    I’m judging people real hard on some “I felt the crunch of ice neath my feet! I must remain at home, where it is safe!”

    It only takes an inch or two of unplowed snow to make driving enormously unsafe.

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  • BlazeFireBlazeFire Registered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    BlazeFire wrote: »
    Cello wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    "Are there clouds at night?" - colleague who has never look up at night.

    i had a colleague that didn't realize that water expanded when frozen, she ended up in a Forbes 30 under 30 thing...

    Had another that had Stress = Force / Area on his dry erase board, which for an engineer is like having to have your name tattooed on your forehead.

    I expect that lots of people don't know water expands when it freezes

    She was an engineer and a new homeowner, she shoulda known!

    If anything, being an engineer makes it more likely she wouldn't know

    Common sense is especially less common in our profession

    I'm assuming based on Dyna's background that these were mechanical engineers as well? I could see an electrical engineer not needing to know (professionally, at least) things like Stress = Force/Area (or maybe it was a joke). I know I've jokingly written things like V=IR.

    I'm a mechanical engineer, and this would still be entirely unsurprising coming from another mech

    I found our degree mostly split between Future Theoretical Engineers, Future Engineers Who Do Actual Design Work, and Future Project Managers, and each of those groups had their own shortcomings specifically

    I'd be unsurprised to find out PM track people have forgotten all but the equations for velocity and acceleration, or to find out one of the theory-type folks forgot that a space heater produces heat and sometimes fire depending on what you put on it

    Obviously all designers are perfect, though, so

    That is a similar breakdown of engineering streams from my experience as well.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    I’m judging people real hard on some “I felt the crunch of ice neath my feet! I must remain at home, where it is safe!”

    It only takes an inch or two of unplowed snow to make driving enormously unsafe.

    Especially when the source is a goosey neighbor who shovels their driveway into the street/carriage road.

    Thankfully, we're in our new house now, which has changed our commute from 20 minutes down the highway to less than 5 minutes.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    edited February 2019
    Yeah, I mean, everyone likes to make fun of that photo from the snowstorm Raleigh got and a car on the highway on fire, but Orange County and Wake County each had fewer than 100 pieces of snow clearing equipment and some people were trapped on the road for upwards of twelve hours.

    It's easy to go "pshaw, it's just snow you babies" when you live in areas that get quickly cleared (I'm guilty of it myself), but if the roads aren't cleared and someone doesn't have a car that's well optimized for driving in snow and they're unfamiliar with driving in snow and thus more likely to be tense and overreact...a couple inches can genuinely be extremely dangerous.

    3clipse on
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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
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    View from my front porch. This was the picture I sent my boss this morning.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Yeah see that right there is a road I would really prefer not to drive on unless there was an emergency. And I grew up in a snowy area!

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  • chromdomchromdom Who? Where?Registered User regular
    I left on Thursday and it was cool but not even rainy. I fly back tonight into that, and I am not dressed for the train ride + walk home

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    Snow driving is fine as long as you have reasonable tires.

    Ive been driving an FRS through seven canadian winters thanks to decent tires.

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