Monday, January 11, 2010

Engineers

"For an optimist the glass is half full, for a pessimist it's half empty, and for an engineer is twice bigger than necessary."


"Q: What is the difference between Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers ?
A: Mechanical Engineers build weapons, Civil Engineers build targets."

A man was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said: "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess".
He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said: "If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week."
The man took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out: "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you and do ANYTHING you want". Again the man took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.
Finally, the frog asked: "What is the matter ? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess, that I'll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me ?"
The man said, "Look I'm a software engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog is cool."

Top Ten Reasons To Date an Engineer

  1. The world does revolve around us... We pick the coordinate system.
  2. Find out what those other buttons on your calculator do.
  3. We know how to handle stress and strain in our relationships.
  4. Parents will approve.
  5. Help with your math homework.
  6. Can calculate head pressure.
  7. Looks good on a resume.
  8. Free body diagrams.
  9. High starting salary.
  10. Extremely good looking 

Top Ten Reasons NOT to Date an Engineer

  1. T-shirt and jeans are their formal dress. Hot dog and a six-pack is their seven-course meal.
  2. The only social life known of is to post and talk on the net.
  3. Flames like a monster and speaks like a pussycat.
  4. Works from 6:30am to 7:30pm daily. No morning kisses and no evening walks.
  5. No matter how hard you cry and how loud you yell, he just sits there calmly discussing your emotion in terms of mathematical logic.
  6. Only listens to classic rock. Hates everything from Bach to Prince.
  7. Touches his car more often than you.
  8. Talks in acronyms.
  9. Can't leave that damn pencil off his ear for a minute.
  10. Will file a divorce if you call him in the middle of debugging.



You Might Be An Engineer If...

  • You have no life - and you can PROVE it mathematically.
  • You enjoy pain.
  • You know vector calculus but you can't remember how to do long division.
  • You chuckle whenever anyone says "centrifugal force".
  • You've actually used every single function on your graphing calculator.
  • It is sunny and 70 degrees outside, and you are working on a computer.
  • You frequently whistle the theme song to "MacGyver".
  • You know how to integrate a chicken and can take the derivative of water.
  • You think in "math".
  • You've calculated that the World Series actually diverges.
  • You hesitate to look at something because you don't want to break down its wave function.
  • You have a pet named after a scientist.
  • You laugh at jokes about mathematicians.
  • The Humane society has you arrested because you actually performed the Schrodinger's Cat experiment.
  • You can translate English into Binary.
  • You can't remember what's behind the door in the engineering building which says "Exit".
  • You have to bring a jacket with you, in the middle of summer, because there's a wind-chill factor in the lab.
  • You are completely addicted to caffeine.
  • You avoid doing anything because you don't want to contribute to the eventual heat-death of the universe.
  • You consider ANY non-engineering course "easy"
  • When your professor asks you where your homework is, you claim to have accidentally determined its momentum so precisely, that according to Heisenberg it could be anywhere in the universe.
  • The "fun" center of your brain has deteriorated from lack of use.
  • You'll assume that a "horse" is a "sphere" in order to make the math easier.
  • The blinking 12:00 on someone's VCR draws you in like a tractor beam to fix it.
  • You bring a computer manual / technical journal as vacation reading.
  • The salesperson at Circuit City can't answer any of your questions.
  • You can't help eavesdropping in computer stores... and correcting the salesperson.
  • You're in line for the guillotine... it stops working properly... and you offer to fix it.
  • You go on the rides at Disneyland and sit backwards to see how they do the special effects.
  • You have any "Dilbert" comics displayed in your work area.
  • You have a habit of destroying things in order to see how they work.
  • You have never backed up your hard drive.
  • You haven't bought any new underwear or socks for yourself since you got married.
  • You spent more on your calculator than on your wedding ring.
  • You think that when people around you yawn, it's because they didn't get enough sleep.
  • You would rather get more dots per inch than miles per gallon
  • You've ever calculated how much you make per second.
  • Your favorite James Bond character is "Q," the guy who makes the gadgets.
  • You understood more than five of these jokes.
  • You make a copy of this list, and post it on your door (or your home page !)

 "Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet."    — Scott Adams.

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