HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Page 1/6  >  >>
Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Cast Away
Charles Murray   1/23/2015 4:44:08 PM
NO RATINGS
I found another movie engineer last night. In the 2000 movie, Cast Away, the Tom Hanks character is supposed to be a systems engineer working for Fed Ex.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Rumor
Charles Murray   9/23/2014 7:05:53 PM
NO RATINGS
At least we know that Goofy fits the social stereotype, Warren.

warren@fourward.com
User Rank
Platinum
Rumor
warren@fourward.com   8/19/2014 8:56:38 AM
NO RATINGS
Rumor is that Goofy is an engineer. He has mastered our demeanor...

sfev1
User Rank
Iron
Re: engineers in movies
sfev1   7/16/2014 4:16:00 PM
NO RATINGS
okay, two movies that "scarred me" and motivated me to be the aviation engineer I am. 

 

"Fate is the Hunter" and "Flight of the Phoenix", plus the whole Apollo Program.

 

I was so impressed, two degree's and 30 years still at it.

kwcclark
User Rank
Iron
A twofer.
kwcclark   6/23/2014 4:24:39 PM
NO RATINGS
Here's a twofer for you.

Nevil Shute, author of No Highway in the Sky was also an Aeronautical Engineer.

 

 

a.saji
User Rank
Silver
Re: Testing is only interesting to engineers.
a.saji   2/28/2014 2:44:37 AM
NO RATINGS
@Charles: I think it’s a risk since then you will not figure out the mistakes. When you get the feeling that everything works perfectly at the very 1st sitting then the risk is really high 

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Testing is only interesting to engineers.
William K.   2/27/2014 8:58:38 PM
NO RATINGS
Charles, that things work right the first time were not the bosses goals, they were his demands. It was really flattering to find that they believed that it could happen, and the good news is that we usually did get things right the first time. But on occasions it was only right the first time the boss saw it. 

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Testing is only interesting to engineers.
William K.   2/27/2014 8:52:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Charles, we did have an excellent track record of our machines being just what the customer needed, so  you could be very at ease purchasing one of our test systems. Of course, when you sell equipment to the auto companies and the army they do come to the progress meetings and they do help to avoid errors in the specification. One big portion of getting it right was always the sales letter, which mine always described exactly what the equipment would do for the customer. The big advantage of designing custom equipment is having somebody tell you just exactly what it is that they need to achieve, and how fast and accurate the machine needs to be. So having clearly defined performance targets makes designing a system much simpler. NOT EASIER, but simpler. And on occasions I would have to tell them that what they asked for would not work, and then suggest an alternative that we could certify would deliver what they needed. I did make us a few friends that way, since it saved them from wasting both money and time. When you can make your customers engineers look good to their bosses you have made a friend indeed. A great way to get more business.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Testing is only interesting to engineers.
Charles Murray   2/27/2014 8:03:43 PM
NO RATINGS
Your former boss's goal of having everything work right the first time is a worthy idea, William_K. That said, I'd be skeptical about buying any products from him.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: engineers in movies
Charles Murray   2/27/2014 8:02:05 PM
NO RATINGS
Believe it or not, many movie scripts are available online, William K. In my limited experience in looking at them, I've been surprised how little detail is actually called out in the initial script.

Page 1/6  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
On Memorial Day, Americans remember the sacrifices the US armed forces have made, and continue to make, in service to the country. All of us should also consider the developments in technological capabilities and equipment over the years that contribute to the success of our military operations.
Imagine if you could train it from San Francisco to New York faster than flying?
In order to keep in line with safety protocols, industrial networks need to be filtered in a semantic way so that only information related to diagnostics is flowing back to the vendor and that any communications that could be used for remote machine operations are suppressed.
Siemens PLM has launched an online store to help customers search for, compare, and purchase partner-developed apps for its Solid Edge software.
Advanced visualization can depict an entire plant in motion, while also detailing an individual workstation. Individual products can be rendered different for each discipline involved — marketing, engineering, or suppliers.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
5/21/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 18 - 22, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Mastering the ARM Cortex-M Processor
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 2nd-4th:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service