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David Ashton   3/1/2017 3:02:28 PM
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Well the French class you English as "Wipers of other people's bottoms" so I think the feeling is mutual :-)

Begone, or I shall taunt you a second time.....

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Max The Magnificent   3/1/2017 10:17:13 AM
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@David: ...the ones that get me down are the ones that have an exaggerated idea of their own importance in the mechanism, like politicians and lawyers...

And the French LOL

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LaunchForth   2/24/2017 12:50:44 PM
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David Ashton   2/22/2017 7:56:30 PM
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@Realjjj... "All the components of a society are required and very important, any one category is just a little gear in a large mechanism."

You're right.  But the ones that get me down are the ones that have an exaggerated idea of their own importance in the mechanism, like politicians and lawyers.

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Max The Magnificent   2/22/2017 5:22:23 PM
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@Elizabeth: ...One thing they miss on the TV show is how increadibly noisy these places are...

You are so right -- I've served my time in a couple of factories and they are really, really noisy

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elizabethsimon   2/22/2017 5:16:53 PM
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I don't currently own a TV so I haven't seen that show for a while....

I helped design an industrial weighing machine once. It was a lot of fun getting accurate weight measurements on a bucket being fed by a vibrator. At one point I got sent to a factory to troubleshoot a problem and spent some time just being amazed at all the different machines. One thing they miss on the TV show is how increadibly noisy these places are.

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Max The Magnificent   2/22/2017 3:20:58 PM
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@realjjj: ...I'll assume you got carried away...

I'm an excitable fellow

      ...All the components of a society are required and very important...

What? Even politicians?

      ...You can argue that science and art drive humanity forward...

In the automobiles created by engineers

      ...you can't argue that a doctor is more important than a farmer...

Well, their relative importance (temporally speaking) depends on what sort of crisis one is currently undergoing -- e.g., a broken leg versus a shortage of carrots.

When it's National Doctors Week or National Farmers Week, I'll be one of the first out there waving my little flag at the parade -- but it's currently National Engineers Week (so don't rain on my parade LOL)

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realjjj   2/22/2017 3:05:47 PM
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"Based largely on the labors of engineers,"


I'll assume you got carried away ,otherwise that statement is naive and arrogant, to be kind.

All the components of a society are required and very important, any one category is just a little gear in a large mechanism.

You can argue that science and art drive humanity forward but you can't argue that a doctor is more important than a farmer.

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Max The Magnificent   2/22/2017 3:04:11 PM
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@Elizabeth: ...factory automation and robotics...

Have you ever watched that "How it's Made" program on TV? I love watching the machines performing their machinations -- so many different engineering disciplines involved -- mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and -- of course -- electronic. It makes one proud to be an engineer.

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elizabethsimon   2/22/2017 2:31:15 PM
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Well Max, I'd have to say that you're list is pretty complete...

The only things I could think of to add are factory automation and robotics.

And by factory automation I'm including every invention that allows us to mass-produce items. Think of all the electronics gadgets we own which couldn't be built at all without some sort of automation. We've come a long way from building everything by hand.

Of course there are some who would say this is not a good thing but I challenge them to give up just about everything they own to return to a time when everything was made by hand.

 

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