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Nov 19, 2013
@dwpbike

I CAN fix things...

mostly though Puttering, Fiddling with.. you need to define requriments. Requriments are like a chalange. Don't forget a budget as part of the requriments...

I remeber when is was very small, that looking for the hinge ment that the way to open someting was on the opposite side..
 
 
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Nov 19, 2013
A bar full of engineers makes any guy with the most average social skills crazy attractive.

Reverse the roles, and consider how effortless it is to chat up a female engineer, given who she usually is around all day. (Alice included).

Good times.....
 
 
Nov 19, 2013
I'm "just a tech," and I love fixing stuff around the house. I used to work on my own car, before they effectively banned doing so. In today's scenario, I would have done as rstoddart suggested. "I stink at it, will you help me learn?"

As "just a tech," I was kind of astonished to find that I was able to pass for an engineer; I realized that they're just frat boys with an obscenely expensive piece of sheepskin.
 
 
Nov 19, 2013
True story: My late dad was a mechanical engineer (academic). During my youth, toilet handles were left unfixed, a blue 1970 VW bus (no radio/black vinyl seats) gathered rust and dust in the driveway for years until one of his more mechanically inclined colleagues bought it for $100, got into the rear-situated engine with a wrench or two, and drove it away one day. I hear it's still sputtering around town after about, say, 30 years.
 
 
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Nov 19, 2013
engineers fixing things around the house - when did this begin?
 
 
 
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