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2013-01-21 03:16:29 PM
"The computing students, once gender effects had been eliminated, actually came out basically the same as medical and caring types: they had turned out to be normal, warm, caring human beings. It was in fact the physics-based classical engineers who were dead inside. "
heh.
/computer engineer
/dead inside, mostly
 
2013-01-21 03:31:27 PM
mechanical engineer - 63.2% dead inside
 
2013-01-21 03:31:41 PM
As a former Civil Engineer, I would like to refute the headline/

I'd like to, but I can't.

/so lonely
 
2013-01-21 03:31:56 PM
Are we posting troll articles that try to find a non-existent causal relationship between your career and your personal worth again? Good, please carry on.
 
2013-01-21 03:31:59 PM
Meh
 
2013-01-21 03:32:23 PM
Unable to care or love, claims Swedish trick-cyclist

At least engineers pay attention to stop signs. Bicyclists are always complaining aren't they?
 
2013-01-21 03:32:29 PM
Finance major - Braindead inside
 
2013-01-21 03:32:37 PM
Like I give 0.465 cubic millimetres of sh*t what their survey says!
 
2013-01-21 03:33:23 PM
Clearly we need to ban engineering.
 
2013-01-21 03:33:40 PM
FTA: The computing students, once gender effects had been eliminated, actually came out basically the same as medical and caring types: they had turned out to be normal, warm, caring human beings. It was in fact the physics-based classical engineers who were dead inside.

I can't really vouch for that, having met everything from normal, warm, caring developers to cold, dead, purely rational developers. Tech writers are fantastic folks, while the UI folks are a little too "touchy-feely" for me. And, as usual, PMs vary from friendly lying snakes to unfriendly lying snakes.

They're nothing compared to the IT admins, though. Friggin' sadistic sociopaths.

/I keed, I keed.
 
2013-01-21 03:34:18 PM
I like machines better than people anyway.
 
2013-01-21 03:35:21 PM
Choo, Choo Charlie.
 
2013-01-21 03:36:09 PM

FormlessOne: They're nothing compared to the IT admins, though. Friggin' sadistic sociopaths.

/I keed, I keed.



It's a coping strategy...

The more I make you hate coming to me, the less frequent my interruptions.
 
2013-01-21 03:36:25 PM
No Prometheus reference yet?
 
2013-01-21 03:36:33 PM
Architectural Engineer, and I only love my wife and daughter. Everyone else will make nice lubricant for the gears of my machines of war someday.
 
2013-01-21 03:36:38 PM
I'm a mech engineer and I strongly suspect that I am schizoid, so this seems rational to me.
 
2013-01-21 03:36:55 PM
Who cares? It's not like we normals ever need to interact with engineers. Keep them in their cages with their bottles of Mountain Dew and just ignore them.
 
2013-01-21 03:37:00 PM
boo hisss
 
2013-01-21 03:37:07 PM
dilbert.com
 
2013-01-21 03:37:10 PM
I think what eroded my empathy more than anything was hearing business majors biatch that they couldn't get drunk on a Tuesday night because their "business calculus" class was to hard.

/chemical engineer
 
2013-01-21 03:37:32 PM

FormlessOne: FTA: The computing students, once gender effects had been eliminated, actually came out basically the same as medical and caring types: they had turned out to be normal, warm, caring human beings. It was in fact the physics-based classical engineers who were dead inside.

I can't really vouch for that, having met everything from normal, warm, caring developers to cold, dead, purely rational developers. Tech writers are fantastic  fanfic folks, while the UI folks are a little too "touchy-feely" for me. And, as usual, PMs vary from friendly lying snakes to unfriendly lying snakes.

They're nothing compared to the IT admins, though. Friggin' sadistic sociopaths.

/I keed, I keed.


ftfy
 
2013-01-21 03:37:56 PM
Civil engineer here. Don't care what you guys think.
 
2013-01-21 03:38:30 PM
IT'S JUST A LOVE YOU CAN'T BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND, MAN

imgs.xkcd.com

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-01-21 03:38:33 PM
Because when I want well researched psychological analysis, I go to a trick cyclist.
 
2013-01-21 03:39:17 PM
I like people enough, I guess, but I have zero interest in medicine or healing people or anything biological. In that sense, I have no interest in "life" at all.

\physics --> condensed matter --> theoretical condensed matter
 
2013-01-21 03:39:47 PM
I know quite a few engineers, and while I wouldn't say they are dead inside, I will say that it's fun to wind them up. And easy.
 
2013-01-21 03:39:57 PM
I'm sure there are many engineers who are also loving, functional people. However, every guy I've ever been on a date with who was a complete social retard - as in unable to hold up his end of a conversation - was an engineer of some type. YMMV
 
2013-01-21 03:40:25 PM
I'm a sanitation engineer and I love you all.
 
2013-01-21 03:40:30 PM
I think we could remedy this inhumanity by donning unitards and skipping through the cube-farm whilst throwing rose petals over our shoulders.
What say thee, fellow office drones?
 
2013-01-21 03:41:10 PM
img401.imageshack.us
Nothing like perpetuating the stereotype.
 
2013-01-21 03:41:18 PM
I'm gonna go post this all over the engineering department. Or would, if we had one.
 
2013-01-21 03:41:22 PM
And then when no one is watching, the people in medicine acted like total dicks and the engineers went back to giggling at videos of kittens.

Actually, a lot of people that apparently come across as warm, empathetic, and friendly to most seem terribly fake to me. They're all big smiles and "Hi! I'm a friendly happy person! I'm lovable! You should love me!" to which I respond "No," like that grumpy cat.
 
2013-01-21 03:41:44 PM

Champion of the Sun: I'm a sanitation engineer and I love you all.


Throwing out a bag full of broken glass, cuz fark you happy happerton.
 
2013-01-21 03:42:41 PM
That's not entirely true; some engineers remain quite capable of anger.

/SW/Comp Engineer
 
2013-01-21 03:42:46 PM
Are they implying "computer engineers" are software developers? That's not quite right - computer engineering (at least in Canada) is a weird mix of electrical engineering and software development.

As someone with a computer engineering degree, I find offense at the implication that I feel empathy.
 
2013-01-21 03:42:57 PM
i work for an engineering firm

pretty much on par

/not an engineer
 
2013-01-21 03:42:59 PM
I'm an electrical engineer; the headline is accurate.

The fact that other people besides me live on this planet fills me with a quiet rage.
 
2013-01-21 03:43:03 PM
Formless One
You sound like the kind of user that can't figure out how to move the old windows taskbar back to the bottom of the desktop after you accidentally drag it to the right side of the screen. It's not the IT admins that are the problem - it's you and all Lusers like you, who waste the time of highly-trained professionals because you can't f*cking be bothered to Read The Fine Manual. I also noticed that during your ill-considered screed you never did state where your esteemed position was in the office hierarchy. Either very near the top or bottom I'd say; otherwise you'd not be so out of touch with basically everyone at your job. If you have one, that is.

/I keed, I keed.
 
2013-01-21 03:43:08 PM

Mayhem_2006: As a former Civil Engineer, I would like to refute the headline/

I'd like to, but I can't.

/so lonely


There's no such thing as a civil engineer
 
2013-01-21 03:43:18 PM
confessionsofacurlymind.files.wordpress.com

But I thought they enjoyed gift-giving.
 
2013-01-21 03:43:21 PM
But! I'm a Vulcan!
 
2013-01-21 03:44:17 PM
fool me once, shame on you
fool me twice, deltree
 
2013-01-21 03:45:03 PM
Trollin from a pro Linux site
/More likely than you think
 
2013-01-21 03:45:03 PM

Ethertap: I think what eroded my empathy more than anything was hearing business majors biatch that they couldn't get drunk on a Tuesday night because their "business calculus" class was to hard.

/chemical engineer



That, and they'd always just "happen" to wander over to the Engineering Center on Doughnut Hole Thursdays. Farking parasites.
 
2013-01-21 03:45:26 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Finance major - Braindead inside


Advanced Degrees - what they really mean
MA: Malicious Asshole
Ph.D: Piled High and Deep
MD: Mentally Defective
MBA: Minimal Brain Activity.
 
2013-01-21 03:45:36 PM
Med students "bursting with love"??? My ass. Doctors are some of the most socially whacked, cold hearted dbags on the planet. Unless that's just here in the US.
 
2013-01-21 03:46:00 PM

FormlessOne: FTA: The computing students, once gender effects had been eliminated, actually came out basically the same as medical and caring types: they had turned out to be normal, warm, caring human beings. It was in fact the physics-based classical engineers who were dead inside.

I can't really vouch for that, having met everything from normal, warm, caring developers to cold, dead, purely rational developers. Tech writers are fantastic folks, while the UI folks are a little too "touchy-feely" for me. And, as usual, PMs vary from friendly lying snakes to unfriendly lying snakes.

They're nothing compared to the IT admins, though. Friggin' sadistic sociopaths.

/I keed, I keed.


As a tech writer, I have to agree, although even without our ancient order, there are technical writers and there are information architects. That said, I wish I'd gone into editing: I may not be a redhead, but apparently it helps.
 
2013-01-21 03:46:06 PM
Disagrees:
Dusty in Here
 
2013-01-21 03:46:38 PM
The engineering students I knew in university were always caring and thinking about others...
Admittedly what they thought about was who had to go to class to take notes while everyone else nursed their hangovers, and what they cared about was that he/she was sober enough to write without trying to stick the pen up their nose, but it still counts!

/seeing what they exploded on April fool's day to set off the fire alarm was always an adventure too
//good times
 
2013-01-21 03:46:39 PM
wiki.teamfortress.com

Approves.
 
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