And I am just a co-op, so I don't make the big money yet. I make 15.87$/hour if you really want to know. Which would translate to 33,000 a year. However, I am sure I will do well once I earn my degree after graduation. I might go to graduate school, so my big money days might have to wait, but I still should be just fine.
Mechanical engineers starting salaries are as good as it gets for undergraduate degrees. Very few majors make that type of money out of college, and they are usually other engineer field such as chemical engineering, electrical engineering, etc. I also have work experience, so that is always a plus. So great grades, good work experience, and a demanding major with a good starting salary, means I should be just fine after college. And getting a masters degree in mechanical engineering or some other graduate degree will only make me that more marketable.
And no, I am not this callous in person. But personal attacks and knocking down my intellgence and saying I cheated for my grades is crossing the line. I said I was not going to say what i feel about Jeff since it has nothing to do with the topic. Actually what I just posted has nothing to do with the topic. It is just a response to personal attacks. I don't want to repeat myself, so just stop it. I don't see your issue with me? I have an opinion and use support, yet you resort to attacking me.
I am 21 and not in high school. I am in year 4 of 5 of my engineering program. So I graduate in june 2007.
And if you wanted to be really technical, go study quantum mechanics. Everything, even things that have not happened , have a probability associated with it. Rather an abstract concept but the idea of probability is used to explain why Newtonian Mechanics works for objects not on the molecular level and at reasonable speed. For the molecular level quantum mechanics is needed, and for speed approaching the speed of light, Theory of Relativity is used.
So basically the probability of large objects dong something that does not agree with Newtoniann Mechanics, is so small it just never happens. So I guess you could say there is a risk to everything if you want to take it that far. However I don't think that is what a risk really is.
So what defines a risk? Something that has happened once, even if it can't happen again? Or just something that happens once and can happen again? Or maybe something that has a probability of taking place of 1 in 1*10^25, but has yet to take place? Would that be a risk, since it could happen, but might never in anyones lifetime? *** Edited 9/22/2005 2:44:40 AM UTC by Beast Fan***
As for personal attacks, I would consider this one against Jeff: "And why should I believe you? You just run a roller coaster webpage. You don't have any expertise in this area."
You can have all that knowledge, but you still can't apparently pick up on the FACT that insifigant risk means that there is a RISK there, but that it is insignifigant.
I defnined Risk on this thread already. Apparently you didn't read it since you are asking now. Go back and read it. If you still can't understand the definition, then God Help you.
Also, my opinion on the Beast is that it is Kings Island's signature ride. I was dissapointed when i first rode in 1988, it was a bit of a letdown. I have grown fond of the coaster over time and the fin brakes are an improvement. *** Edited 9/22/2005 1:57:04 PM UTC by fanofwood***
Note: This cannot be viewed as a personal attack since I didn't mention anyone specifically.....although if the shoe fits, wear it. :)
It's more entertaining watching men have conversations like this at enthusiast events. It sort of reminds you of Charlie Brown talking to his teacher on the phone....
"wa, wa, wa, wa, wa!"
While you guys bicker and fuss about otherwise trivial stuff about coasters we chicks will just wanna RIDE! All we care about is how it FEELS, not what the technicalities are.
At least our wood and steel *men* keep their mouths shut and do what they are supposed to do....satisfy our every need instead of worrying about which one is bigger, taller, better looking and more satisfying than the other one. ;-)
In other words, get over it! Stop fussing and just go ride, guys! It's not the end of the world.
<---getting of my Diva soapbox now. :-D
*** Edited 9/22/2005 4:28:03 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
*edit cos capitalisation is my friend!
*** Edited 9/22/2005 5:19:26 PM UTC by invy***
You have to figure that when people pile on, the guy at the bottom the pile figures he has to answer every comment directed his way. Therefore, about 7 people are now on page 3 arguing the difference between insignificant and none.
I don't care if people argue about things in here, this place would be awfully dull if they didn't. But at least people should argue in a somewhat civil way. The name calling and personal attacks should have no place here, unless it's Kieran Burke :) j/k.
As for your dislike of this thread: if why not just mark it 'read' and move on? That's what I do to other threads I have no interest in. Until one of the mods closes it the discussion is on-topic and acceptible. No one is forcing you to read this thread, are they? ;)
*** Edited 9/22/2005 7:20:35 PM UTC by Mamoosh***
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