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What's a Good Name for a Future Engineer?

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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
Max The Magnificent   2/22/2017 10:17:02 AM
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@David: ...I don't mind the cold but heat like that gets me down...

And this from a man who spent his formative years in Africa

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David Ashton   2/21/2017 7:02:08 PM
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@Max: "How is life on the Unfinished Continent?"

Well this summer nearly finished me - since Xmas we have been more than usually hot, mostly in mid-30's (that's C, 100 F for you philistines) and some high 30's.  A week or so I went to Tasmania (that's the little island down the bottom right) and the maximum we got there was 27 (80F).  I wanna go live there.  I don't mind the cold but heat like that gets me down.  There is a lot to see here but there's a lot of stupidity here too - our parliament on TV often looks like an unsupervised kindergarten class.  Bill Bryson gave a very fair treatment I think, warts and all as they say.

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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
Max The Magnificent   2/21/2017 6:15:08 PM
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@David: ...Comes from living down under...

How is life on the Unfinished Continent? I've long wanted to visit -- so many places to see -- I'd live to re-create Bill Bryson's journey from his book "In a Sunburned Country" 

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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
David Ashton   2/21/2017 5:40:08 PM
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@Max....Tom Swift Taylor does have a nice ring to it.

> Speaking of which, I can't believe that you haven't offered any input to my Hurray for Engineers column

Done and dusted.  I can't believe I was the first commenter.  Comes from living down under I suppose in one of the first time zones....

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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
Max The Magnificent   2/21/2017 4:56:30 PM
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@David: ...Then again, Adam could call his new bub "Swift" and hope he/she becomes a pop star...

Swift Taylor? Is this a play on Tom Swift? How about Tom Swift Taylor or Swift Tom Taylor?

      That would be way more lucrative than being an engineer.....

Speaking of which, I can't believe that you haven't offered any input to my Hurray for Engineers column

 

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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
David Ashton   2/21/2017 4:27:41 PM
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@Antedeluvian....

Tinker, Tailor,
Soldier, Sailor,
Rich Man, Poor Man,
Beggar Man, Thief.

Well that give a few career possibilities, none of them engineering-related though.

Then again, Adam could call his new bub "Swift" and hope he/she becomes a pop star.  

That would be way more lucrative than being an engineer.....

 

 

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TonyTib   2/21/2017 1:44:27 PM
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Yes, and it's a book (and and mini-series and movie) about espionage

Although, of course, for real world spying engineering can be quite important

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antedeluvian   2/21/2017 1:09:56 PM
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Actually "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" is the title of a Le Carre book. I believe he co-copted it from the nursery rhyme

Tinker, Tailor,
Soldier, Sailor,
Rich Man, Poor Man,
Beggar Man, Thief.

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Re: Belated Inspiration -- for the wrong field
TonyTib   2/21/2017 12:59:45 PM
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Tinker Taylor is perfect for a boy destined to be a spy, NOT an engineer

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Re: Belated Inspiration
Max The Magnificent   2/21/2017 12:09:41 PM
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@perl_geek: The perfect name in this case would be "Tinker"...

Oooh -- Tinker Taylor -- I like it!!!

 

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