Civil service as seen here. "Engineering is the application of pure science to practical problems. More specifically, engineering is a professional activity that uses imagination, judgement, and intelligence in the application of science, technology, mathematics, and practical experience to design, produce, and operate useful objects or processes that meet the needs and desires of humanity. It is sometimes considered to be synonymous with technology. Professional practitioners of engineering are called engineers.
It is a myth that engineer originated to describe those who built engines. In fact, the words engine and engineer (as well as ingenious) developed in parallel from the Latin root ingeniosus, meaning "skilled". An engineer is thus a clever, practical, problem solver. The spelling of engineer was later influenced by back-formation from engine. The term later evolved to include all fields where the skills of application of the scientific method are used. In some other languages, such as Arabic, the word for "engineering" also means "geometry"."
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears
with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were.. When they were growing up; walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning
barefoot....Uphill...BOTH ways - In the snow... Yadda, yadda, yadda And I remember promising myself that when I grew up,
there was no way in hell I was going to lay
a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it
and how easy they've got it!
But now that... I'm over the ripe old age of
fifty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today.You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a virtual Utopia!
And I hate to say it but you kids today you
don't know how good you've got it! I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, We had to go to the county library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!!
There was no email!!! We had to actually write
somebody a letter, with a pen!
Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!
Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! No where was safe!
There were no MP3' s or Napsters! You wanted to
steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talked over the beginning and @#*% it all up!
There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come undone quite often.
We didn't have fancy features like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it! And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either!
When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school,
your mom, your boss, your Bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you
just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!
We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video
games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games
like 'Space Invaders', 'Pong' and 'asteroids'. You
actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or
screens, it was just one screen
And you could never win. The game just kept getting
harder and harder and
faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE !
You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off
your keister and walk over to the TV to change the channel! No remote control either. There was no
Cartoon Network! You could only get cartoons
on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying?! We had to wait ALL WEEK
for cartoons, you spoiled
little brats! And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove's oven ... Imagine that!
That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids
today have got it too easy.
You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted
five minutes back in 1970 or before !
A monistic oath prevents me from providing this information. Although you may remember 'a road less traveled' or 'leave no good deed undone'.
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a
Roadway.. Then he hid himself and watched to see if
Anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the King's' wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by
And simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the
King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did
Anything about getting the stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of
Vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the
peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the
stone to the side of the road. After much pushing
and straining, he finally succeeded. After the
peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed
a purse lying in the road where the boulder had
been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note
from the King indicating that the gold was for the
person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The
peasant learned what many of us never understand!
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve
During my second month of college, our professor
Gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student
And had breezed through the questions until I read
The last one:
"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the
Cleaning woman several times. She was tall,
Dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name?
I handed in my paper, leaving the last question
Blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if
The last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely, " said the professor. "In your careers,
You will meet many people. All are significant. They
Deserve your attention and care, even if all you do
Is smile and say "hello."
I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her
Name was Dorothy.
Sorry if I've offended anyone.
Did you click on wormhole on bottom of page and navigate site to 'works','experimental','faces in the mirror' and ultimately some looks of the underworld? I think great sucking vortices might apply for starters.
'I Dole On' should be the name used here for A1 eidolon, the comments made are of a nature that resembles the great 'Oz' behind a curtain of technocracy. The ability to have faith keeps the dream alive...
A man asked an Older Man what was his wife's name.
He replied, "She's called Four Horse".
The man said, "That's an unusual name for your wife.
What does it mean?"
The Old Man answered, "It's an old family name. It means,
NAG, NAG, NAG, NAG!"
Short for Alexander or Xanthippe-Socrates Bitch. "Perhaps this picture of Xanthippe originated with the historical Antisthenes, one of Socrates' pupils, since Xenophon initially puts this view into his mouth. Aelian also depicts her as a jealous shrew in his description of an episode in which she tramples underfoot a large and beautiful cake sent to Socrates by his eromenos, Alcibiades.4 Diogenes Laertius (Lives 2.36-37) tells of other stories involving Xanthippe's supposed abusiveness, but he does not cite any source for them."