Joined: Sep. 2008
DU- I could tell from your previous post that you are one of the "exceptionals" that are a joy to work with. Your job sounds like a lot of fun, and I'm jealous. I also know of what you speak when you describe the more academically oriented scientists that have little appreciation for the art of engineering, and how to make things that work. My undergrad degree is BSEE, but I've done a lot of ME as well (had to pay off those student loans). I once had an engineering tech that loved the science and had been a tinkerer all his life, and he knew how to get things done. He was worth his weight in gold. Alas, after he got his engineering degree, he was lured away by one of my former colleagues who knew and valued his talents more than the company I was working for at the time. I was so upset with the short-sightedness of the CEO, that I left as well.
This is straying from the topic at hand, so I'll PM from here on out.
The majority of the stupid is invincible and guaranteed for all time. The terror of their tyranny is alleviated by their lack of consistency. -A. Einstein (H/T, JAD)
If evolution is true, you could not know that it's true because your brain is nothing but chemicals. ?Think about that. -K. Hovind