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re: Indycar series from Long Beach - The Goon
I had tickets for Saturday. Great environment for a major racing event. ...


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EE Savings Bond Interest - The Goon
I cashed in savings bonds in 2012 for a down payment for a house. I forgot to add the 1099 on my taxes and now the IRS wants taxes on the accumulated interest. Is the interest considered capital gains for savings bonds? For 2012, I was in the 15% tax bracket and do not have to pay long term cap...


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re: What's the one .gif that cracks you up no matter how many times you see it - The Goon
[img]http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2014-02/enhanced/webdr02/27/10/anigif_enhanced-buzz-17934-1393516561-19.gif[/img]...


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re: Better engineering school: LSU or LA Tech? - The Goon
Do no believe those stats. Those numbers are from self reported salaries from graduating seniors. We greatly exaggerated some salaries. I remember seeing 150k for an entry level job that was not removed from the average....


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re: Favorite open courseware websites? - The Goon
Coursera is really well done. Plenty of videos and most courses have slides available as well. The only annoying thing is you have to enroll and they are only for a certain amount of time. The videos are only uploaded once a week. I'm reviewing microeconomics, macroeconomics, Emotional Intelli...


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re: Anyone own a rental house near LSU... - The Goon
House is listed. Highland creek neighborhood on misty creek. Zulilly has pictures of house and contact for realtor....


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re: Anyone own a rental house near LSU... - The Goon
I'm trying to sell my house in highland creek. Great rental area for Lsu. What's your email?...


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re: Moving to BR Area - Rental Property Suggestions - The Goon
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re: Moving to BR Area - Rental Property Suggestions - The Goon
I don't have a fake email account. Give me a minute....


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re: Moving to BR Area - Rental Property Suggestions - The Goon
I have a house in Highland Creek that isn't selling. I've been thinking about renting it out. It's probably just outside your time range, but it's a house that would rent for your price range. 3 BR 2.5 bath 1600 sf....


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re: Three roads intersect - what is the missing angle here? - The Goon
[quote]quote: 10 people 1ab 2ab 3ab 4ab 5ab Setup 1a, 2a, 3a, 4a, 5a 1b, 2a, 3a, 4a, 5a ... 1b, 2b, 3b, 4b, 5b 20*(20-1)/2 = 190 ETA: LOL IDK [/quote] Not quite. (N/2)*(n+1) where n=8. You can't choose yourself and you can't choose your partner, that takes 2 away from 10. 36...


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re: For those seeking reinstatement to the site... - The Goon
[quote] quote: TuckFreyer your post history is extremely telling...the majority of your posts are just trying to get Chinhoyang reinstated or are someway talking about him. Maybe the cluckster should ban all of your alter's as well as yourself[/quote] I haven't read all of this thread,...


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re: Gonthier fluids - The Goon
The best advice I never received was stop listening to the professors. They care nothing about you and your just time away from research. Your an engineering student; read everything yourself and honestly do your homework plus at least 75% of the end of chapter problems. You have four years to le...


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re: Gonthier fluids - The Goon
His arrogance is in a world of its own. I left Lsu with my degree and will never return because of him. I tell everyone interested in mechanical engineering to never think of Lsu because of his attitude towards teaching. Seriously, nobody fricking cares where you get your degree. Leave Lsu and yo...


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re: Gonthier fluids - The Goon
The man is a vile piece of shite. I refuse to ever give to LSU because of him and a few other shitty profs in the ME department. He is the worst part of the ME department at LSU and the entire department would be better if he would have stayed at NASA. Look into taking fluids at UNO and transferri...


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re: calling all mechanical engineers again - The Goon
Get as much of the bull shite out of the way before you take Thermo, Fluids, Heat Transfer, Control Theory. Take the easy ME electives; nobody fricking cares what your electives were in college. Phys 2101 and 2102 are easy if you do your homework and put the effort into the course. Statics and Str...


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re: Cal. Republican wins heavy Hispanic district over Hispanic dem - The Goon
I just moved to this district from Louisiana. From listening to the local radio stations, this was an interesting election. Vidak speaks Spanish and went around to many of the Hispanic voters and talked with them in their language. He even went into many homes where the older Hispanics are more...


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re: Help with weedeater attachment - The Goon
I'm using an attachment that is similar to the four cord trimmer attachment. This thing is giving me fits. I started using some .080 trimmer line cut into 6" pieces, and this was lasting about 45 seconds while trying to trim grass around concrete. I upgraded to the .105 trimmer line and now I o...


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re: O & G experts, did some googling... - The Goon
Since it's horizontal, it might be an axial flow pump with multiple stages or progressing cavity pump. It sounds like it is just for moving liquids at high pressure and flow rates. Is there a diagram of the how the pump works? ...


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re: O & G experts, did some googling... - The Goon
It's a hydraulic pump. It pumps hydraulic fluid to several hydraulic motors to run multiple pieces of equipment....


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re: O & G experts, did some googling... - The Goon
What is it? Is it a down hole pump configuration or is it a type of pumping unit? ...


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re: Should I sell it or junk it? Regarding my Jeep Grand Cherokee PICS pg 1 - The Goon
In some models the piston skirt taps bottom and eventually cracks. If you hear a constant loud tap that increases in rate with engine rpm you have a serious problem....


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re: Should I sell it or junk it? Regarding my Jeep Grand Cherokee PICS pg 1 - The Goon
You can fix the window for $150 and an hour of time. Sell it. The 04 body style was popular and jeeps are easy to repair....


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re: Physics 2002 Problem - The Goon
It's summer time. You should be drinking....


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re: About that cash you were going to save with a hybrid -- forget about it - The Goon
Actually, CA raised the gas tax due to the decrease on the amount of revenue from less gas being purchased at the pump. The reason given was the recession was causing people to drive less, but I do see hybrids everywhere....


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re: California Dems push anti-fracking bills - The Goon
I haven't read the article, but there is no way that this can pass. I'm in Bakersfield, CA where fracking is common. Too much money is tied up in this valley with Chevron, Oxy, and every other oil company you can think of for this to pass. The local politicians will be bitch slapped with money an...


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re: Contemplating a surfing trip to California... - The Goon
Same thing in Ventura. State beach was packed full of people and every camping spot and RV space was full at the beach just outside the city, Emma beach I think. Solimar wasn't bad, half the area is a private beach and the surfing area is limited to the far side. I would have taken a kayak out ...


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re: Contemplating a surfing trip to California... - The Goon
I was in Ventura, CA for the long weekend. Ventura is the beach town you think of when you picture California. I stayed at a beach house on the Solimar beaches just outside of Ventura. I saw hundreds of surfers while I was there spread over several small beaches. The locals from LA flood Ven...


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re: Advantages of dating a petroleum engineer - The Goon
Measuring while drilling, logging, sucker rods, and horse cock is an actual term used in the O&G service industry....


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re: Mechanical Engineer Salary - The Goon
I'm about to finish a nine month training program with a major service company as an applications engineer. I just graduated in may as a ME. I have a starting salary for the training and will be getting a pay increase when done with the training. Do you know anything about an application engineer...


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