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aldonius

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Hello from Brisbane!
« on: 18 Mar 2013, 00:56 »

Where it's beautiful one day, perfect the next.

Been reading since September 2010, WCDT-lurking for about a year now.
 
Engineering student, I also read xkcd and Order of the Stick... and when pressed I will admit a familiarity with Oglaf.

That's about it for now I guess!
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #1 on: 18 Mar 2013, 01:12 »

A number of us will proudly admit to being engineers; and one of them will greet you in Welsh.

Welcome!
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #2 on: 18 Mar 2013, 01:36 »

Welcome! It's nice to see a fellow member of the engineering world. I hope to start working under a licensed engineer soon so I can qualify to get my license as a mechanical engineer myself. Erm, is there an initiation into the brotherhood of QC engineers?
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #3 on: 18 Mar 2013, 01:43 »

Well, the current 'talk about yourself' hotness seems to be age (mostly for those here past 40), maybe we can do engineering next?
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #4 on: 18 Mar 2013, 02:01 »

My career has been in computing, with a side of sound recording; but my degree was a comprehensive survey of all branches of engineering, under the title of "Engineering Science" (quantum theory to concrete mixing, electricity generation to design of road embankments, control theory to combustion cycles) - I was able to choose a specialist subject within this, which was Electricity and Electronics.
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"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?"  (from: The Eccentric Family )

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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #5 on: 18 Mar 2013, 02:28 »

My course is a little crazy - two degrees (B Eng, B Sci) with three majors (Elec & Comp, Maths). Signals processing, embedded systems and discrete maths.

I'll probably end up as an embedded systems guy, but for now it's the start of year two out of five.
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #6 on: 18 Mar 2013, 02:40 »

I wrote embedded systems in a couple of parts of my career, in both cases for medical or related laboratory instruments.  In one case I even got to modify the computer hardware to enable the program to do what was required - that system was so bare-metal that there was nothing like an assembler and I had to generate the binary code by hand, punching it onto tape using a version of hex that used the wrong letters (B to G instead of A to F) because the hardware loader was broken.  That system included writing routines for 8-digit precision decimal floating-point arithmetic.
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #7 on: 18 Mar 2013, 04:49 »

I am a CS major, which means I understood 99% of what you said. Cringes were had.
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #8 on: 18 Mar 2013, 04:59 »

sounds lovely.

Welcome aldonius.

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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #9 on: 18 Mar 2013, 05:17 »

Cringes were had.

Actually, it was great fun, mostly.  Of course, you've come across the phrase "real programmers", I guess...
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #10 on: 18 Mar 2013, 05:37 »

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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #11 on: 18 Mar 2013, 05:42 »

Trouble is, I like quiche.
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #12 on: 18 Mar 2013, 06:53 »

Mae pob myfyriwr peirianneg yn cael eu croesawu yma. 

Mae hyn yn dod o ffisegydd. 

Welcome!
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #13 on: 18 Mar 2013, 14:25 »

Greetings


Now we have someone who can explain the engineering principles of melting Lug Wrenches
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #14 on: 18 Mar 2013, 23:53 »

There are none.  Apply heat, it melts...
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #15 on: 19 Mar 2013, 01:00 »

Welcome, fellow beep-booper!
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #16 on: 31 Mar 2013, 19:49 »

Greetings aldonius - good to see another Aussie! (I'm from Wollongong myself).
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Re: Hello from Brisbane!
« Reply #17 on: 01 Apr 2013, 11:32 »

Welcome! It's nice to see a fellow member of the engineering world. I hope to start working under a licensed engineer soon so I can qualify to get my license as a mechanical engineer myself. Erm, is there an initiation into the brotherhood of QC engineers?

I work as a drafter at a HVACP firm. does that count?
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