#emc | Logs for 2009-09-04

[00:19:55] <MarkusBec> MarkusBec is now known as MarkusBec_away
[00:21:00] <eric_unterhausen> the electric company had 10 trucks on my street for the nth time this year. I think it would be cheaper if they just ripped everything up and went for the do-over
[00:21:32] <eric_unterhausen> the transformer explosion the other night was entertaining
[00:24:10] <jthornton> sounds shocking
[00:24:30] <eric_unterhausen> they accused me of cutting the line when I dug up a bush
[00:24:57] <eric_unterhausen> I told them I hoped it was buried down more than 6 inches
[00:25:03] <jthornton> that ain't going to blow up a transformer
[00:25:20] <eric_unterhausen> who knows what their problem is, the transformer thing is fairly constant
[00:25:40] <eric_unterhausen> one every few months
[00:25:56] <jthornton> my phone line is buried about 1/4" deep as it crosses my driveway
[00:26:21] <eric_unterhausen> I've seen cable tv lines buried at 4"
[00:26:40] <eric_unterhausen> I soldered them back together :)
[00:27:03] <jthornton> When I lived in Louisiana the cable was just thrown down in the neighbors yard
[00:27:15] <jthornton> every time he cut the grass he cut the cable up into bits
[00:27:40] <eric_unterhausen> in Ohio it was run overhead, that made for easy stealing
[01:40:54] <roh> * roh feels lucky living outside of the us
[04:02:36] <maddash> maddash is now known as rafana
[04:02:52] <rafana> rafana is now known as maddash
[07:11:02] <numen> good morning
[08:11:47] <micges_work> hi
[08:40:48] <cnc_valen> the mill has mooved
[08:41:36] <cnc_valen> albeit with a battery on the motor but still
[09:23:38] <numen_> numen_ is now known as numen
[09:25:40] <_Poincare> _Poincare is now known as Poincare
[10:57:15] <MarkusBec_away> MarkusBec_away is now known as MarkusBec
[11:38:08] <Valen1> Valen1 is now known as Valen
[12:25:04] <Valen1> Valen1 is now known as Valen
[15:02:35] <cradek> cradek has kicked IRSeekBot3 from #emc
[17:31:20] <igalkin> Am I right to think I can choose courses to attend at university, e.g. programming, robotics, mechanics, electronics, and it will pass to diploma?
[17:32:05] <igalkin> wait, don.t answer, I need to change localisation
[17:43:30] <cradek> ?
[17:43:50] <SWPadnos> yeah. I figured - why bother asking
[17:56:37] <Jymm> SWPadnos: oh you know you want to =)
[17:57:40] <ilya> So is it possible to get such an education in the U.S.?
[17:57:48] <Jymm> no, try japan
[17:58:13] <Jymm> Eyes ares kollage edjumakated!
[17:58:18] <ilya> I mean, we were taught even to philo-=so-=0]-
[17:58:27] <ilya> this is my cat typing ;)
[17:59:27] <ilya> Jymm: I heard I can choose courses from some list of courses in the universities of in the USA.
[18:03:59] <mikegg> yeah, for the most part you can. depends on the college. not all the courses you want to take will count towards your major
[18:05:41] <ilya> So, it would be easy to add programming, and even robotics or automatising, to mechanics.
[18:16:19] <mikegg> most mechanical engineering degrees include some robotics and programming in the curriculum.
[18:16:29] <mikegg> but it depends on the school
[18:17:22] <ilya> can you imagine I can derive many formulae from polynomial, but I has forgot many things from physics and electronics?
[18:18:12] <ilya> mikegg: I know online lessons from the MIT, "Open CourseWare. Plan to read it at work...
[18:19:18] <ilya> http://ocw.mit.edu/ -- I read about programming, and that was true lessons written by teachers, not useless manuals!
[18:27:03] <ilya> We discuss Sterling's engines running from basement's and compost's diversity of temperatures at '#english'.
[18:50:54] <alex_joni> this is cool: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/04/steel_velcro/
[18:53:20] <Jymm> I know I wouldn't want to get hit by it... that's GOTTA HURT!!!!!
[21:18:27] <frallzor> anyone know of a nice cam-software that does simple 2d and doesnt mess up dxf-imports of 2d-drawings?
[21:55:03] <pjm> frallzor is that for win or lin?
[21:55:48] <alex_joni> I found a very nice free-ish 2d cad for windows a while ago
[21:55:55] <alex_joni> but it's not online anymore :(
[21:58:08] <Jymm> alex_joni: and you kept a local copy just in case, right?
[21:58:38] <alex_joni> Jymm: unfort. no
[21:58:54] <alex_joni> I still have it installed on my laptop, but didn't even manage to move it to another PC
[21:59:00] <Jymm> oh well'
[21:59:06] <alex_joni> it's Free2Design from think3
[22:03:37] <alex_joni> ah.. found it here: http://www.novedge.com/Download_Free_Step2.asp
[22:07:14] <alex_joni> http://s2.amazonaws.com/fast.novedge.com/FREE/free2Design.exe