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Pet Peeves in Pinball

By ZNET

1 year ago


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    #201 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hench4Life:

    Also, hate that people associate spelling with intelligence. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, and some words just don’t make sense in my head.

    This -

    My good friend can barely spell or do basic math yet just retired from Ford where he was an engineer. He has a natural talent for diagnosing and repairing electrical and mechanical things that can't be taught in any classroom. It's funny, in today's world he wouldn't even get hired (though he did pick up as associates degree along the way just to shut people up, eventually lol).

    I work with people of many nationalities - Spanish, Japanese, German, and almost daily I hear my co-workers slamming them about spelling or punctuation. Sometimes I turn to them and say "Hey, they speak 2 (or more) languages, how many do YOU speak?" Usually shuts them up.

    #202 1 year ago

    double post

    #203 1 year ago
    Quoted from crwjumper:

    Referring to the ball trough as a ball trou. As in “Drop Trou”. Short for trousers. I hate to correct friends and customers so sometimes I’ll just say the correct pronunciation a little later when talking to them. The correct pronunciation is “troff”. Like the container from which animals feed.

    I actually heard a professional actor mispronounce the word (horse) trough on a well known vintage western TV show. He pronounced it "trow". Apparently, no one noticed, and it wasn't corrected.

    #204 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    This -
    My good friend can barely spell or do basic math yet just retired from Ford where he was an engineer.

    That sounds like he was an engineer in title only, and more likely a tech.

    To be a professional engineer (I’m speaking from a mechanical perspective) he would need a bachelors degree that included 3 semesters of calculus, 2 semesters of calculus based physics, differential equations, numerical methods, linear algebra, mechanics of materials, statistical analysis of operations, thermodynamics, statics, dynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, modeling of dynamic systems, and 2 semesters of machine design before picking a specialty. Then they would need to pass both their Engineer in Training (EIT) exam, work in the industry, before then being able to take their Professional Engineering license exam (PE). This is why almost every engineer has a minor in math because you take enough credits in it during the course of study to qualify without taking additional classes.

    Now English on the other hand, if it’s not technical writing, engineers don’t get picky with our words

    BTW this isn’t a pinball peeve, but a life peeve of mine when people call themselves engineers who aren’t. Ok rant over. Let me put away my soap box…

    #205 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    He pronounced it "trow". Apparently, no one noticed, and it wasn't corrected.

    Yeah that happened again with Kenada.

    #206 1 year ago
    Quoted from bigguybbr:

    That sounds like he was an engineer in title only, and more likely a tech.
    To be a professional engineer (I’m speaking from a mechanical perspective) he would need a bachelors degree that included 3 semesters of calculus, 2 semesters of calculus based physics, differential equations, numerical methods, linear algebra, mechanics of materials, statistical analysis of operations, thermodynamics, statics, dynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, modeling of dynamic systems, and 2 semesters of machine design before picking a specialty. Then they would need to pass both their Engineer in Training (EIT) exam, work in the industry, before then being able to take their Professional Engineering license exam (PE). This is why almost every engineer has a minor in math because you take enough credits in it during the course of study to qualify without taking additional classes.
    Now English on the other hand, if it’s not technical writing, engineers don’t get picky with our words
    BTW this isn’t a pinball peeve, but a life peeve of mine when people call themselves engineers who aren’t. Ok rant over. Let me put away my soap box…

    Nonsense. You can become a train engineer without any of that stuff.

    #207 1 year ago

    Tournament players......please line up your dumb song on your dumb phone BEFORE you step up for your dumb turn. Standing there scrolling through songs is, well....dumb! I hope you run out of gas on your way home, ya dumb dummy!

    #208 1 year ago
    Quoted from RedDragons5:

    Tournament players......please line up your dumb song on your dumb phone BEFORE you step up for your dumb turn. Standing there scrolling through songs is, well....dumb! I hope you run out of gas on your way home, ya dumb dummy!

    Ha yeah...never understood playing to music.

    #209 1 year ago
    Quoted from RedDragons5:

    Tournament players......please line up your dumb song on your dumb phone BEFORE you step up for your dumb turn. Standing there scrolling through songs is, well....dumb! I hope you run out of gas on your way home, ya dumb dummy!

    I had no clue this was even a thing??? Not into tournaments.

    #210 1 year ago
    Quoted from bigguybbr:

    To be a professional engineer (I’m speaking from a mechanical perspective) he would need a bachelors degree that included 3 semesters of calculus, 2 semesters of calculus based physics, differential equations, numerical methods, linear algebra, mechanics of materials, statistical analysis of operations, thermodynamics, statics, dynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, modeling of dynamic systems, and 2 semesters of machine design before picking a specialty. Then they would need to pass both their Engineer in Training (EIT) exam, work in the industry, before then being able to take their Professional Engineering license exam (PE). This is why almost every engineer has a minor in math because you take enough credits in it during the course of study to qualify without taking additional classes.

    I was going to post about the Industrial Exemption for engineering licensing. But I was boring even myself with it.

    #211 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Common courtesy like using the fucking search feature.

    Agreed - that's annoying.

    Use the tool. Don't be a tool.

    1 year later
    #212 12 days ago

    Arcades that make all the machines require you to have one of those dumb "play cards" kind of annoy me. Why can't we just use quarters?

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