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UK climate targets unachievable says Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Of course the government announces that they are too negative. For fuck's sake.
climate  engineering  technology 
november 2009 by andrewducker
Brain Eater Syndrome
Why Electrical Engineers are particularly susceptible.
EpicFail  engineering 
september 2009 by andrewducker
Salem hypothesis - a name for a correlation that has been observed amongst scientists, between subscribing to creationism and working in an engineering discipline.
A disproportionate share of engineers seems to have a mindset that inclines them to entertain the quintessential right-wing features of “monism” – ‘why argue when there is one best solution’ – and of "simplism” – ‘if only people were rational, remedies would be simple’.
creationism  engineering  philosophy  aspergers 
september 2009 by andrewducker
People with engineering degrees are massively overrepresented when it comes to terrorism
The largest single group were engineers, with 78 out of 178, followed by 34 taking Islamic studies, 14 studying medicine, 12 economics and business studies, and 7 natural sciences. The over-representation of engineers applies to all 13 militant groups in the sample and to all 17 nationalities, with the exception of Saudi Arabia.

A lot of piecemeal evidence suggests that characteristics such as greater intolerance of ambiguity, a belief that society can be made to work like clockwork, and dislike of democratic politics which involves compromise, are more common among engineers.
terrorism  engineering  aspergers 
september 2009 by andrewducker
Software Engineering: Dead?
The truth being that it was never alive in the first place...
programming  software  development  engineering  management  softwareengineering 
july 2009 by andrewducker
Current Configuration: Essential Life Lesson #1: Over is Right, Under is Wrong
How to hang toilet paper properly. No. Really. If you don't do it this way you're made of wrong.
funny  toilet  engineering 
july 2008 by andrewducker
Architect Secretly Builds Epic Scavenger Hunt into NYC Apartment
In any case, the finale involved, in part, removing decorative door knockers from two hallway panels, which fit together to make a crank, which in turn opened hidden panels in a credenza in the dining room, which displayed multiple keys and keyholes...
architecture  cool  design  engineering  puzzle 
june 2008 by andrewducker
HOVERIT - a maglev sun-lounger
Because soon we'll all be living in The Future
cool  engineering  gadgets 
february 2008 by andrewducker
The Graphing Calculator Story
One of my favourite stories about how far geeks will go to write code for the love of it.
computers  engineering  Funny  geekery  geeky  maths  software  Apple 
august 2006 by andrewducker

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