E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Everything Else > The Off-Topic > General Off-Topic

General Off-Topic
Everything not about BMWs. Posts must be "primetime" safe and in good taste. You must be logged in to see sub-forums.
Click here to browse all new posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-18-2012, 03:10 PM   #41
deafboy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Blaine, WA
Posts: 26,609
My Ride: 2000 323Ci
Not sure how far you have to go in the math....but I ****ing hated and still hate formal proofs.
__________________
-Cole aka bigtall*****

Quote:
Originally Posted by Owtlaw333 View Post
You'll always be pretty in my eyes, Cole :luv:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrissspyy View Post
i was like passed out while she's shoving the entire bar in my mouth. :rofl: :rofl:
deafboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 04:14 PM   #42
GRIFFIN
NWS
 
GRIFFIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California
Posts: 1,700
My Ride: 04 330i zsp,zpp,zcw
__________________

** Removed - Please stop - Tim330i **
*NWS GIF REMOVED*
*GIF REMOVED*
* Continuing to put animated images in your sig will get you banned - Tim330i *
**You make me so horny.- Tim330i **
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedges View Post
I can honestly say that because of Griffin, i am desensitized to alot of wierd stuff!
GRIFFIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 04:17 PM   #43
casino is no lie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: CDT
Posts: 76
My Ride: M54B30
$200.30



__________________
casino is no lie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 04:18 PM   #44
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,485
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Quote:
Originally Posted by casino is no lie View Post
$250.30


Fixed.

And that guy is going to live forever.
SamDoe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 04:18 PM   #45
GRIFFIN
NWS
 
GRIFFIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California
Posts: 1,700
My Ride: 04 330i zsp,zpp,zcw
Quote:
Originally Posted by casino is no lie View Post
$200.30



300, don;t forget about the rolled bill
__________________

** Removed - Please stop - Tim330i **
*NWS GIF REMOVED*
*GIF REMOVED*
* Continuing to put animated images in your sig will get you banned - Tim330i *
**You make me so horny.- Tim330i **
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedges View Post
I can honestly say that because of Griffin, i am desensitized to alot of wierd stuff!
GRIFFIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 04:19 PM   #46
casino is no lie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: CDT
Posts: 76
My Ride: M54B30
__________________
casino is no lie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #47
Sneaky
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,949
My Ride: Fixie
Mechanical Engineer here

Funny you made this thread, I just had a job interview today. Not sure If I want it though since its going to be twice as much work with a small bump in pay.
__________________
THE OFFICIAL BLACK SEDAN THREAD because Nothing breaks necks like a Black BMW.

Sig by So Lowww
Pictures I take
OVOxo till we overdose

Last edited by Sneaky; 09-18-2012 at 04:53 PM.
Sneaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #48
Locutus09
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 869
My Ride: Something Slow
Quote:
Originally Posted by cowmoo32 View Post
That's not always true. I failed statics the first time and passed with a C the second time. I put forth very little effort in solids and got a B+. Same with dynamics, very little effort, got an A.
Statics and Dynamics are the jokes of the engineering world. It's funny watching Civis complain about it too.

For example, materials course is a pre-req for machine design and theory of machines.

Fluid flow and heat transfer are needed for hvac design..etc, etc.
__________________
Locutus09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #49
VaderDave
Invictus
 
VaderDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
Posts: 11,896
My Ride: 330CiC ZHP
I'm not smart enough to understand any of the posts in this thread.
VaderDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #50
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,485
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Quote:
Originally Posted by GRIFFIN View Post
300, don;t forget about the rolled bill
5x$50 bills = ???

Unless this guy is baller enough to use $100 bills.
SamDoe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 05:29 PM   #51
zuckuss00
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 912
My Ride: K24Z7
Working towards a BSME here...

As far as GE goes. I enjoyed Calc/Physics/Chem... really disliked Bio. I felt like I was memorizing terms and cycles that I'll never need and forget as soon as a possible.

As far as Engineering courses go... Not looking forward to Differential. I also understand a lot of people have trouble with Thermodynamic and Linear Algebra, depending on the type of engineering they are studying.

Man, I still have a long way to go...
__________________

UUC Motorwerks | Vörsteiner | JLeviSW | VMR | DTM-Spec | Euro Dyne | ModBargains | EAS
zuckuss00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 05:32 PM   #52
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,485
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Quote:
Originally Posted by zuckuss00 View Post
Working towards a BSME here...

As far as GE goes. I enjoyed Calc/Physics/Chem... really disliked Bio. I felt like I was memorizing terms and cycles that I'll never need and forget as soon as a possible.

As far as Engineering courses go... Not looking forward to Differential. I also understand a lot of people have trouble with Thermodynamic and Linear Algebra, depending on the type of engineering they are studying.

Man, I still have a long way to go...
Thermo is easy. The way I figured it all out is to draw pictures of the system in question and label out all the interactions. Makes it a nice visual way to map things out and then make sure you have the appropriate equations to match your diagram.

Hint, do the same thing for fluids...and really everything. Keeping it all in numbers and words is an easy way to confuse yourself.
SamDoe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 05:34 PM   #53
cowmoo32
drunken science
 
cowmoo32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 5,532
My Ride: Trek 1.5
I had to teach myself thermo because my teacher barely spoke english and had never taught an undergraduate course. I got a lot of drawing done that semester. It's really not bad once you realize all you're doing is taking some quantity of stuff (water/air/mixture) and applying some energy/heat density to that stuff to see what happens. You can go through the entire course manipulating 3 or 4 equations.
__________________

flickher

What's this about a brownie in motion?
cowmoo32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 05:43 PM   #54
217Bimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: IL
Posts: 146
My Ride: 2001 BMW 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by cowmoo32 View Post
I had to teach myself thermo because my teacher barely spoke english and had never taught an undergraduate course. I got a lot of drawing done that semester. It's really not bad once you realize all you're doing is taking some quantity of stuff (water/air/mixture) and applying some energy/heat density to that stuff to see what happens. You can go through the entire course manipulating 3 or 4 equations.
all you need to know OMG thermodynamics gets me sooooo hot!

217Bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 05:44 PM   #55
yousharenow
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: ATL
Posts: 215
My Ride: E46 ZHP
Send a message via AIM to yousharenow
Quote:
Originally Posted by casino is no lie View Post
OP I thought you were the youngest most successful engineer at your work who constantly complains about not having any friends who are as accomplished as you. Yet you don't even have an engineering degree?
I am.

Just hired 3 guys from GaTech to work for me.

I got a double in salary and moved half way across the country for the reasons I mentioned earlier.

I did it all backwards. Become an Engineer early, get promoted up to Sr engineer, go to engineering school. It all boils down to experience and when you are a speaker at conferences and designing the largest network of its kind in the US before you are 22 you have enough references and published work they don't care about a degree. Most engineering job descriptions list required education "or equiv. experience". A guys worth on paper = nothing. A guys real world experience = gold. There are all too many "paper certified" guys out there that arent worth a sh!t.

Great thread guys, the upper level course work seems to be the fun stuff that's all applied. The lower division and core work seems to suck the most for everyone lol

Luckily we all take then same lower level math, but I don't have to take dynamics(just statics) or any of the thermo stuff (we do emag and circuit design/logic)

Last edited by yousharenow; 09-18-2012 at 05:45 PM.
yousharenow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #56
cowmoo32
drunken science
 
cowmoo32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 5,532
My Ride: Trek 1.5
You single handedly designed the entire network? Riiiiiight
__________________

flickher

What's this about a brownie in motion?
cowmoo32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 05:50 PM   #57
yousharenow
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: ATL
Posts: 215
My Ride: E46 ZHP
Send a message via AIM to yousharenow
Quote:
Originally Posted by cowmoo32 View Post
You single handedly designed the entire network? Riiiiiight
I was hired to replace a "paper certified" engineer and fix his phase 1 deployment and design before we entered the remaining 5 phases. This was for a 77sq mile city that we blanketed with 1500 radios. I had an RF engineer sign off on my chanel planning but in short, yes. When your 1 of 2 Network Engineers In a company(and the only one with prior city deployments under his belt) its not hard to do.
yousharenow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 05:51 PM   #58
217Bimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: IL
Posts: 146
My Ride: 2001 BMW 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by cowmoo32 View Post
You single handedly designed the entire network? Riiiiiight
what's your problem? it's the internet. he can say whatever he wants.
217Bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #59
yousharenow
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: ATL
Posts: 215
My Ride: E46 ZHP
Send a message via AIM to yousharenow
Quote:
Originally Posted by 217Bimmer View Post
what's your problem? it's the internet. he can say whatever he wants.
No no, he caught this 22 year old basement dweller who lives with his mom.

*Golf golf clap*
yousharenow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #60
nikkeiS2K
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Somewhere, CA
Posts: 353
My Ride: Ghey Mobile
Send a message via ICQ to nikkeiS2K Send a message via AIM to nikkeiS2K Send a message via MSN to nikkeiS2K Send a message via Yahoo to nikkeiS2K
Soon to be software engineer and other engineers do not classify us into the same group
nikkeiS2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use