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Old 12-26-2012, 10:49 AM   #21
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I am truly inspired by our size compared to the vast size of the universe. Many times when I am stressed or overwhelmed, I think about a statement a dear person told me long ago. I was told by this person to think about all my problems and how much they mean to me and how important they are. He stated that the camera lens was focused on me, then he asked me to zoom out and see my issues along side those next to me, then the whole neighborhood, town, city, state, country, earth, earth moon so on, milky way and still go on till nothing is recognizable. At which point nothing that I or any one alive feels or does matters to the sands of time. Its is that philosophy that guides me through every day.
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If you are an engineer, you should pursue the education. I loved cars when I was in college. I still do. However, I design and troubleshoot HVAC, plumbing, and piping systems for hospitals and other commercial buildings. I love what I do, and still work on cars.
I am not sure who said it on the forums (cowmoo32 comes to mind), but I heard that if you become an engineer chances are you will be working on HVAC systems. I don't know about you, but this seems rather depressing if that is the case. Engineering is a general area that empasses many areas of our life, so I am sure most engineers don't want to end up going into this industry.
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It was me. A lot of mech engineers end up doing building mechanical work (plubming, hvac, sprinkler, etc) and 90% of them get into the major expecting to be working on cars and motorcycles. It happens, but you have to be the best of the best.
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I am not sure who said it on the forums (cowmoo32 comes to mind), but I heard that if you become an engineer chances are you will be working on HVAC systems. I don't know about you, but this seems rather depressing if that is the case. Engineering is a general area that empasses many areas of our life, so I am sure most engineers don't want to end up going into this industry.

Wasn't cowmoo but cowmoo responded to the response. Having a hard time figuring out the username right now.
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I am truly inspired by our size compared to the vast size of the universe. Many times when I am stressed or overwhelmed, I think about a statement a dear person told me long ago. I was told by this person to think about all my problems and how much they mean to me and how important they are. He stated that the camera lens was focused on me, then he asked me to zoom out and see my issues along side those next to me, then the whole neighborhood, town, city, state, country, earth, earth moon so on, milky way and still go on till nothing is recognizable. At which point nothing that I or any one alive feels or does matters to the sands of time. Its is that philosophy that guides me through every day.
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Yes! Someone else gets it. This is what inspires me, and it crosses my mind every single day.
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It was me. A lot of mech engineers end up doing building mechanical work (plubming, hvac, sprinkler, etc) and 90% of them get into the major expecting to be working on cars and motorcycles. It happens, but you have to be the best of the best.
that is EXACTLY what happened to me
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that is EXACTLY what happened to me
Is that why you moved into law?
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Yes! Someone else gets it. This is what inspires me, and it crosses my mind every single day.
It'll either make you live every day to the fullest or drive you into a deep depression once you realize just how insignificant you actually are.
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It'll either make you live every day to the fullest or drive you into a deep depression once you realize just how insignificant you actually are.
You're exactly right, I find people's reactions to it very polarizing. They either love it, like I do, or they came back at me and say something like, "So what does that mean, I should just off myself?"
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Is that why you moved into law?
i just didn't want to suck at my job for the rest of my life
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It'll either make you live every day to the fullest or drive you into a deep depression once you realize just how insignificant you actually are.
Comes down to the personality and willpower at that point.
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Comes down to the personality and willpower at that point.
I think it has more to do with intelligence.
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Because It wouldnt save you fuel on a 40 hp Engine, A turbo atomizes the air to help it burn better. Larger engines tend to be less efficent thus why they make a difference is my understanding

Nothing to do with atomization of fuel. Normally aspirated engines suck air into the pistons during the intake stroke. Therefore the air inside the piston at the start of the compression stroke is typically less than atmospheric pressure. A turbo charger pumps compressed air into the piston during the intake stroke. Therefore the air inside the cylinder is typically above atmospheric pressure at the start of the compression stroke. The net effect is more air inside the cylinder at the start of the compression stroke. This achieves a higher compression ratio equivalent to a normally aspirated engine with larger cylinders but without the additional piston mass and inertia of the larger engine. Net effect is higher performance which should not be confused with higher efficiency. Of course, turbo charging does require an appropriate adjustment in fuel delivery in order to maintain the optimum 14.7 : 1 air to fuel ratio.

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Mental fortitude. I don't think you don't have to be intelligent to accept your place.
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I am working on my ME, but am an "engineer without the degree" at my job. Every course I complete makes me a better engineer. The science really opens my eyes.
I have a AS degree in CAD design. That is what got my foot in the door.

So, regarding the personality: You've heard animal people say that have a kinship with animals? I have a kinship with machines.

I was a car guy until I found out how magnificently superior aircraft and space vehicles are. Now THAT is top shelf engineering.

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