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re: Engineering Calculation Question - The Goon
Off the top of my head, define burst pressure as the yield stress of the hull. Stress is a function of tensile stress and shear stress with magnitude being square root of the sum of the squares (mohr circle). Write both shear stress and tensile stress as a function of pressure and then solve for p...
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re: Policies: High school vs College - The Goon
I'd like to see more AP and college credit available during high school. Identify talented kids younger and allow them to take community college courses starting at the freshman level. Imagine taking 1-2 courses per semester while in 9-10 grade with more your junior and senior year. You could...
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re: Jeep guy question - The Goon
Dont drive a jeep, but my ac compressor is starting to go in my Yukon. I've got a noticeable vibration at idle that goes away when I turn the ac off. The accident might have caused the bearings to shift out of alignment causing a vibration....
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re: Is poor handwriting a sign of the uneducated? - The Goon
I'm an engineer and my handwriting appears like an angry third grader. ...
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re: Say something incriminating about the company you work for - The Goon
It's not incriminating, but most likely dishonest. The company I work for invoiced as much as possible early November and will not pay a single bill until the new year. There's a major bond payment coming up next year and the company wants to pad the balance sheet with cash as much as possible...
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re: Why do people who have student loan debt feel like it should be forgiven? - The Goon
There's a group of Ivy League grads refinancing student loans at lower rates to other ivy graduates. Their idea is that a Harvard grad is more likely to have a better paying job and the risk is lower. My lowest interest loan is my wife's loan cosigned with her father at 2.8 compared to 6.8 for t...
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re: How much student debt do you have currently? - The Goon
My wife and I started with 90k five years ago. I'll be done with this next year. With the extra payments to get pmi off our mortgage and the extra payments to student loans, I'll be getting almost 4k more a month in expendable income....
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re: Why do people who have student loan debt feel like it should be forgiven? - The Goon
My problem is with the tax write off. The deduction is capped at $2500 per tax form. My wife and I got married with close to 90k between us in loans. The interest paid well exceeded $2500 per each of us, but the deduction was capped at 2500 because we are married. The fed government is loani...
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re: Advice for PETE student graduating in May from oil and gas engineers. - The Goon
West Texas is going strong. Either look for production engineering roles as an engineer or start applying as a WSM. I talked to an engineer over the weekend who has worked the past 6 months as a WSM and finally found a position within the company as an operating engineer....
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re: An excellent example of the power of markets/competition out in the west coast - The Goon
The introduction into Cali by Haggen was a disaster. I shop at albertsons for their meet section. One week I walk in and something looked strange. I checked out and walked to my car and then I only noticed the sign changed on the front of the store. Hagen sold the same items on the shelf, had no...
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re: Oil field layoffs are really hitting SLa - The Goon
[quote] sounds like they were living a lifestyle that wouldn't be the best for a cyclical job structure like O&G. Hopefully those guys saved up that money to help them and their families through this rough patch and developed some skills that they can use to market elsewhere, while the market fo...
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re: Oil field layoffs are really hitting SLa - The Goon
Some people were asking how much unskilled oil and gas labor makes. Most of the money made is in overtime. We pay our operators $18 an hour and pushers get $21-23. When times were good, our crews worked 6 on 3 off 12-16 hours a day. First four hours of ot at 1.5 and 2x after that. Guys we're br...
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re: Recent Petroleum Grad Seeking Advice - The Goon
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re: Recent Petroleum Grad Seeking Advice - The Goon
With 2.7 gpa and, most likely, a white male you will not get a production or reservoir engineer position. Look for a field engineer role with slb, Halliburton, or baker Hughes. You'll have to do service work and most likely look for jobs in west Texas, San Antonio, or northern Permian. Look for w...
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re: For the first time since it was part of Mexico, CA has more Latinos than whites - The Goon
Any decent neighborhoods there? I'm interviewing for a job there and moving from Bakersfield. I don't think the media understands the culture in southern Cali and the valley. All or most of the Hispanics despise illegal immigrants. They're proud of their heritage, but definitely American....
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re: OT Engineers - school starts soon question - The Goon
Homework, homework, homework, homework, homework, then drink heavily. Lsu ME does not give a frick about your sons education and all they want is your money. The most important thing your every single non engineering course is GPA. 4.0 in every damn subject, because those will most likely be y...
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re: FHRITP/FMRITP live news coverage. Finally a woman steps to the plate - The Goon
I moved to Bakersfield. Oildale is comparable to 70805, but Mexican. ...
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re: Economics question regarding the oil layoffs across the nation - The Goon
Oil is a world wide commodity. With the rapid expansion of US shale the world markets have seen a decrease in imports by the US. China, Indonesia, and Europe are seeing an economic slowdown and demand for oil has decreased. Supply chains maxed out and prices shite the bed. Saudi Arabia produce...
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re: Low Gas Prices, People don't understand the Problems - The Goon
I work as an engineer for a service company. When the oil price drops like this, the first to go are the contract WSMs and contract pumpers. These are the easiest to fire and rehire when needed. The second thing to cutback on is well servicing for lower boe wells. I have an inbox showing can...
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re: Trying to get into oil field - The Goon
I have a ME degree and am currently with WFT. The best advice I can give you is to stay out of operations. It's a giant cluster-frick with no end in sight. Get a position within a product line or the global business unit....
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