You Might Be an Engineer If...

Here are some more “tells” on whether you’re an engineer. Keep your eye out for the fake entry.
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    Again, we’re looking at the traits of an engineer—all positive, of course. Really, are there any unflattering aspects of being an engineer? These are traits to make you proud.

    However, there is one red herring in the bunch. Quite likely, an engineer will call foul. Let us know which one is false and why. We’ll run another article in the next couple of weeks revealing which slide is fake.

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    You know what "http://" stands for—AND you just congratulated yourself for saying the words "hypertext transfer protocol" to yourself. (Image source: Wikipedia)

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    When you agree with someone, instead of saying "Yeah" or "Okay," you say "Obviously" or "Clearly." (Image source: Wikipedia)

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    You use a Factor of Safety of 3 for nearly everything in life. (Image source: FEA for All)

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    You say, "It's 70 degrees Fahrenheit, 21 degrees Celsius, and 294 Kelvin." And you just checked to make sure the temperatures in the previous sentence are all equal. (Image source: Florida State University)

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    You see a good design and still have to change it. (Image source: MIT)

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    You know the direction the water swirls when you flush. (Image source: Wikipedia)

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    Your ISP is the cable company and their internet tech support never understands your questions. (Image source: Pixabay)

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    You use a CAD package to design your kid's Pine Wood Derby car. (Image source: SolidWorks)

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    You have a favorite pump manufacturer. (Image source: Permco)

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    You think of the Carnot cycle every time you turn on your AC unit. (Image source: Georgia State University)

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    You look at objects in the distance and think of mean free path. (Image source: Georgia State University)

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    You have a neatly sorted collection of old bolts and nuts in your garage. (Image source: Amazon)

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    You are at an air show and know how fast the skydivers are falling. (Image source: SolidWorks)

  • You still own a slide rule AND you know how to use it. (Image source: Pixabay)

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 17 years, 15 of them for Design News . Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

 

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