Gerrymander the shit out of them.
Gerrymander the shit out of them.
Good article. I had a boss that was a member of both the NRA and ACLU. Makes sense to me.
I'm just ACLU myself as I don't find guns interesting. But I do support wildlife causes so gun people have something to shoot.
When state political parties leak gun owner lists to the newspapers, no list is safe.
Huh?!?! Do you have some *reason* to even suspect that, much less be "pretty sure" of it.
Hey, if the POTUS can do it, why can't Dunbal?
I hope that after your conversation you removed said engineer from the gene pool.
Who said mummy and daddy sent me to Northeastern and MIT. I earned a scholarship to Northeastern. I didn't attend M.I.T, i just worked there. I taught myself Pl/1, Adascript, CMS, VM360, for a programming job there. Then I taught myself Multics and Emacs to get the teaching assistant job. And I actually read the manuals.
A professional engineer should be to analyze problems, and at the very least be able to narrow a problem down. If they don't know the answer, they should be able to figure out how to use basic spreadsheet and word processor, or do a little scripting. A professional engineer should be able to figure out network problems, basic computer problems, and be able to do anything someone at the geek squad can do.
Well, if he needs I have an 8" floppy of TurboPascal for CP/M hanging above my desk.
Working IT in Aerospace the very last thing I want is my engineers thinking they know something about networking or IT. Just about every IT issue we have is some engineer thinking they know more than IT about our network. Many hands have been slapped, many a GPO crafted.
Why don't you get your head out of your ass. These "trained engineers" should have a basic understanding of their tools and a modicum of problem solving skills.
Even though dropped out of North Eastern University, I still kept my part time teaching assistant position at MIT.
"One day a PC files" Huh?? Didn't use a PC, I was hired to design and write code on an Apple ][+.
I agree with the original poster. Here, we have someone complaining that a mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, etc. can't write their own simple excel macro, or figure out why they have no internet connection. This is akin to your car not starting and not being able to figure out that it is the battery and being able to jump it or having a flat tire and calling AAA to change it.
When I first dropped out of college, I took a job working for a hardware engineer (Seth) at a very small company. If there was a problem, he'd toss me the chip puller and tell me where the scope was. Years later, at one company, they had moved offices and needed to change the IP addresses of a couple of the Linux based workstations. They were waiting for a consultant to show up the following week. I took 5 minutes to do it.
This is not an issue of every non-software engineer being able to write good quality code. It is an issue of having basic understanding of the tools and being able to simple tasks, like write a macro, or and simple diagnostics? How many of you laugh at people who don't know how to change a tire or jump a dead battery?
Pre-Web2 era? Hell as far as banking goes, we're still on a dial-up line talking to a terminal server so we can telnet in to the mail machine to use elm to read our mail!
I lost my wife this January. My company said to take all the time I wanted off, ended up being about a month. I don't know what I would have done without their support (and wonderful insurance package.)
I hear ya. I can remember the phone number of my daughter just because it's only a few numbers off of my cell phone. The rest of them, no way, I never have to dial them.
There were some numbers that I couldn't actually tell you without dialing them on a TouchTone pad, they actually became muscle memory.
If God had not given us sticky tape, it would have been necessary to invent it.