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Comment Re: Why the fuck would he care? (Score 1) 295

You're absolutely right. Babies should have to work for their formula!

I hear Trump's next executive order will make Babies great again, by allowing them to work in coal mines, again. After all, why waste valuable canaries when there are so many lazy babies, lying around just expecting people to take care of them? It's time those babies got off Big Mother's teat and started earning their keep!

Comment Re:Oh, this is going to be great (Score 1) 250

Not taking the bait. You're not going to spin this around.

Yeah, I understand that. If you were to acknowledge that you are exactly what you hate, it would be a pretty humbling blow to your ego.

We're done here.

We were done a long time ago, but you are just so unintentionally funny, that I just can't stop...

Comment Re:Oh, this is going to be great (Score 1) 250

. I am sorry if that makes you uncomfortable but you can't wish away reality by calling people names.

You mean like calling people "chicken little" because they disagree with you?

Real observations don't care for politics.

No, they don't, but do you even know what a "real observation" is? Because all I've seen from you is personal attacks and (ironically) references to the entertainment industry. The amount of hypocrisy you are capable of displaying is truly amazing.

Comment Re:Oh, this is going to be great (Score 1) 250

Do you have anything new to bring to the debate or will you finally concede your defeat through continued attempts on my character / behaviour?

What debate? You conceded your position when you failed to reply to my original statement that your evidence wasn't useful to your argument. Maybe you can't see that because you hold other people to a different standard than you hold yourself? Everything since has been an attempt to educate you on how not to be an ass in public. Let's give it a few months and see if you've learned anything...

Comment Re: Correcting myself (Score 1) 730

I always thought of it as 'engineer' being the more general term that means (for the most part) you have the engineering degree. For the licensed part the term to use is 'Professional engineer' which means you've gone the additional steps beyond the degree to become licensed in your field. So while declaring himself an engineer in a letter to the licensing board might not be the best move it still isn't the same as if he said he was a P.E.

In common practice, claiming to be an engineer is the same as claiming to be a professional engineer. If you want to weasel it, you have to claiming that you work in "engineering". I've had the distinction explained to me, in person, by someone who has worked in the enforcement division of a professional engineering board.

Comment Re: Correcting myself (Score 1) 730

So because of falling bridges, you can't solder your own radio?

No? The question mark is because I don't understand why you would write something that nonsensical. Fixing a radio has nothing to do with Engineers.

Isn't it much more meaningful to require certifications and such for specific projects rather than for extremely vague words such as "engineer" in a broad sweep?

For good or ill, no. Engineer was chosen as the term to represent a licensed, trained expert in particular fields. You can debate the merits of what word was chosen, but the choice was made a long time ago, and it's unlikely to change now. The simple fact is that if you claim to be an engineer you are claiming to have the certifications and qualifications to perform specific types of work (depending on the type of engineer you claim to be), and you are claiming that as an engineer you are liable for the consequences of your work. You should be aware that you don't need to be an engineer to perform most work. The exceptions where you do need to be an engineer are things like designing industrial machinery and bridges. You don't need to be an engineer to build the machinery or the bridge, depending on state law you might not even need to be licensed engineer to work on the design, but you need an engineer to approve the design and sign their name to it. Of course, it should be noted that the approving engineer could face criminal penalties if the design fails and someone is injured or killed.

From the article, it's clear that the guy in question is in trouble solely for claiming to be an engineer to the board that regulates who can claim to be an engineer. It should also be noted that his punishment, a $500 fine, is a slap on the wrist.

Comment Re:Correcting myself (Score 5, Informative) 730

This is common language for most states; the title "engineer" is reserved, and representing yourself as one without being registered in the state you "practice" engineering is a violation.

No, it isn't. What's reserved is the title of Professional Engineer (PE), which he didn't claim to hold.

Comment Re:Oh, this is going to be great (Score 1) 250

Show me where I did this?

Continue to run around as though the sky is falling. you're going to be a nuisance one way or another anyways.

At that point, I hadn't written anything other than your "evidence" is actually consistent with mainstream views on climate change. Rather than own up to the fact that the anecdote wasn't useful or explaining why you thought it didn't fit into the theory, you immediately resorted insults and ad hominem dismissal.

Sure didn't stop you from escalating.

Escalation? What escalation? All I see is you boorishly complaining about irrelevancies, then whining about how nobody wants to listen to your "wisdom".

We all have the right to say what we want without fear of physical violence.

It'd be nice if people who believe that also thought they had a duty to use that right responsibly. All too often I see verbal bullies hiding behind "free speech" as shield from the predictable consequences of the offensive things they say.

This fits the tried and true profiles of mental disorder, but I could be wrong.

From your track record, you probably are. In fact, I'd say in this case you've layered incorrect opinions so deep, you probably need professional help to come back to terms with reality.

You can attempt to attack my character all you want, call me names etc, it won't change the truth of my observations.

If you can't understand the difference between behaviour and character, how can we do anything but doubt the truth of your (biased) observations?

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