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jason udall09/07/2012 16:45:20
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your slide rules have accessories

Tractor man09/07/2012 17:02:46
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You dream in metric and imperial units


David Littlewood09/07/2012 17:09:46
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A friend loses a widget such as a window lock key, and you find the easiest way to help is to nip into the workshop and make another one.


martin perman09/07/2012 17:47:43
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neighbours constantly asking can you fix the impossible smiley

V8Eng09/07/2012 18:03:02
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When the simple jobs do not work, but the complicated ones do!

Edited By V8Eng on 09/07/2012 18:03:53

Gray09/07/2012 18:07:24
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you wake up next to a beautiful woman thinking... I know how to fix that widget!!!!!

_Paul_09/07/2012 18:48:48
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You check the finsh of every metal object you pick up blush

Lambton09/07/2012 19:08:59
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Henry Ford said 'An engineer is one who can do for $1 what any fool can do for $2'.

Clive Hartland09/07/2012 19:33:29
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Always make two of everything, they will always want another one!


Steve Garnett09/07/2012 20:23:35
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... when everybody in the street knows where to get stuff fixed. Generally we should charge more for doing this - after all, most of the seemingly never-ending queue of customers got or get paid more than we did, or do...

frank brown09/07/2012 20:28:46
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You wash your hands before going to the toilet.


Andrew Johnston09/07/2012 20:47:55
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Posted by jason udall on 09/07/2012 16:45:20:

your slide rules have accessories

Ah well, that rules me out then..........


PS: I think that the quote ascribed to Henry Ford actually comes from 'Slide Rule', Neville Shute Norway's autobiography.

Stub Mandrel09/07/2012 21:47:59
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And IIRC it's a pound and five bob.


Nicholas Farr09/07/2012 22:27:44
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Or when you have to figure some mechanical problem out and you get told; "Well your the engineer!"

Regards Nick.

John Stevenson09/07/2012 22:34:44
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When you are stood in church looking up at the internal butresses and realise they they would make ace line shaft supports.

John S.

Martin Walsh 109/07/2012 23:13:13
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When you have made a major cock up and managed to cover it up

Best Wishes Martin

John Stevenson09/07/2012 23:22:04
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Posted by Martin Walsh 1 on 09/07/2012 23:13:13:

When you have made a major cock up and managed to cover it up

Best Wishes Martin

Sorry no, that's not being an engineer, thats just a normal day. smiley

jason udall09/07/2012 23:29:46
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'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No
For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
- Sign over SR71 Wing Ops-

jason udall09/07/2012 23:35:04
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Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want." The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice: The clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway."

jason udall09/07/2012 23:35:31
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To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

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