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Viridia Deere

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  1. Might come back for Horizons ^_^@Chronus

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    2. Chronus

      Chronus

      LOOK WHO DECIDED TO SHOW HIS FACE. (pls come back, and come join the new econ team :P)

    3. knoah

      knoah

      Its joe o:

    4. Viridia Deere

      Viridia Deere

      Just saw these messages!  Still considering it, not sure if my macbook can run minecraft lmao.  

  2. Just realized that four years ago on December 1st, 2012 I joined A'Therys :').  Ahh the memories.

    1. Razrivon

      Razrivon

      And it's been on helluva journey

  3. Went down to Kentucky the other night to see Fidlar, Swmrs, and The Frights.  All three played amazing, and was so worth the 4 hour drive.

    1. Burnside

      Burnside

      YUS fidlar is my jam. Not a big fan of most new age punk, but suntin about em is just great.

  4. Been awhile since I've been on here, how are things these days

    1. Rhykker

      Rhykker

      :) A whole lot better if you ask me.

  5. Just purchased a canon 6d, can't wait to see what I can do with this.

    1. jonathanbak

      jonathanbak

      I have had numerous years of experience with Dslr photography, I know its a bit late but id love to help out if you got any questions.

      I have had numerous years of experience with Dslr photography, I know its a bit late but id love to help out if you got any questions.

  6. Anyone know just how powerful the gtx 1070 is/will be? Looking to upgrade, just not sure yet.

  7. Any engineering undergrad students on atherys?  Been looking into various fields of engineering, and was wondering if anyone with the experience could give me some advice on choosing a field, and how the coursework is undergrad.  Primarily looking at software, aerospace, and civil engineering.

    1. Barnie

      Barnie

      @OccidentalAnvil is an AeroSpace Engineer

       

    2. OccidentalAnvil

      OccidentalAnvil

      TL;DR Don't pigeonhole yourself in aero unless you really wanna, ME and EE are great jack-of-all-trades choices, CS is good but do specialize and have a portfolio, CompE seems to need an advanced degree but it's all chips and electrons anyway, Civil is just fine and especially the environmental aspects.

      Alright, so I just graduated in December as a Mechanical Engineer, with a concentration in Automation & Robotic Systems. So basically here's how it goes as I've seen friends graduate and do this, just my perspective here so keep that in mind.

      If you're into software, that's a CS degree - you'll want to specialize and do a lot of GitHub coding and what all on your own. Maybe find an open source language you like on there, Google has a ton like Go, and work on it. Learn that way, meet folks, have a serious resume booster. CS is a great field at the moment but even now, "coder" is a job that's fading. Sure you gotta know the languages, but these days the big money and guaranteed jobs are in data. Not even analysing it yourself, but making and using programs to crunch big data sets. Amazon, Google, and companies you've never heard of who are gigantic, they all love it and everyone needs it more and more these days. To go with my systems concentration I took some Java and Machine Learning, the latter was fascinating and definitely a great field for the future. "Software" is a giant field, but the modern, good paying jobs narrow it a good deal. Food for thought.

      The more I learned about the various types of engineering, the more they blurred together with respect to the undergraduate level. The projects you work on, and a graduate program if you choose it, do a lot more to differentiate you. At my school, Georgia Tech, the biggest differences showed up in the Aerospace crowd, so I'm less likely to assess it for you properly than I am for Civils.  Civil engineering is buildings and construction, like an architect without the hours of studio to an extent, but things like HVAC and all that mechanicals can do too. Facilities companies hire both for the same jobs there, so really it's the specifics that'll get you civil. Construction firms of all shapes and sizes. Environmental too, at my school C&E were a part of the same school. So erosion control and all that jazz - I'd say it's a good choice if you like Civil to take a bunch of the environment-focused classes. We need roads, bridges, canals, and all that more than ever, depending on the country you're in (in the US it's a huge issue that isn't yet being addressed properly).

      Aerospace is the odd one out. All the folks I knew who were AEs ended up doing tons of fluids and modelling and all that jazz. Which I did plenty of too, but not in the same context. My energy and fluid systems stuff was more pertaining to pipes and all, theirs is naturally flow over non-constrained surfaces. It can get wild, I hope you like math. Very interesting stuff, but to me (anecdotal warning) it always seemed like AE undergrads were destined for the same kind of work an ME could already do too with a broader degree classification, or for grad school where they got really good at X aspect of the modelling or design. I worked as an ME at a small satellite company, and everyone else on the design team was also an ME. These were veterans of the aerospace industry, JPL and Boeing and all them. So don't make the mistake of "I like space / planes / missiles / flying things, so I MUST be an AE." If you're interested in that sort of thing like I am, an ME or an EE will do the job just fine for you. Unless you want to be the guy designing rocket fins and nose cones and missile housings, in which case, yeah go for AE and also get that fluid dynamics masters.

      I will also mention EE since I made a lot of EE friends recently and I've gotten a look at the sort of jobs they do. ME and EE, now that I've been educated in one, I can see are extremely similar. Obviously you'll learn about the mechanical/electrical system analogues (each can be modelled as the other with the same math, which is good if your brain likes one kind better like mine), but up to a point the coursework is the same too. You just end up doing more statics/dynamics/fluids/"real stuff" as an ME, and more physics/systems/controls (unless you're like me) as an EE. Different spheres, same kind of engineers. And I see a LOT of EE positions in the Aerospace field. Reason: avionics. As a new student potentially entering the field, I very highly recommend taking a look at EE. It may seem scary at first but the job market is just booming, and naturally will be for the foreseeable future.

      Hope that helped! If you wanna know more about my degree in specific, I can sure help you there too.

      -OA

  8. BF1 reveal trailer looks great, can't wait to see some actual gameplay. :)

    1. Storm

      Storm

      Maybe I'm just mentally retarded, but I could swear 2, 3 and 4 came before 1.

      (SERIOUSLY WHAT)

    2. Viridia Deere

      Viridia Deere

      It's the 5th battlefield, but they called it battlefield 1 because it's set in ww1

    3. Viridia Deere
  9. Anyone else here play EVE Online aka Spreadsheets Online or Job Simulator 2016?

    1. Mukhamet Ag Akrud

      Mukhamet Ag Akrud

      I call it Waste Time Exploring Wormhole Simulator. Don't know why I find it fun, but it is.

    2. Viridia Deere

      Viridia Deere

      I personally just love how much stuff I can do in regards to spreadsheets, production, and station trading.  Still a little noob atm with a retriever, but I'm slowly getting there lol.

  10. Love Piazza, New York Catcher by Belle and Sebastian, such a great song

  11. Planning on getting back into EVE Online, this oughta be fun getting back into things.

    1. Gelmir

      Gelmir

      I was into it for like 2 months then it felt quite repetitive to me and not worth the subscribition or grinding

  12. Currently figuring out how to fully customize my desktop with rainmeter 

  13. Modern Baseball is coming to cleveland June 18th, *internally jumping and screaming like a little girl from excitement*

  14. Any reccomendations for improving ACT scores? Here are my current scores:

    English: 21

    Math: 28

    Reading: 32

    Science: 32

    My main focus is English and Math since those are my two lowest scores :/

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    2. idiothere

      idiothere

      What was your composite score joe?

    3. Viridia Deere

      Viridia Deere

      28 without studying, hoping to get it to about a 31-32 by the third time I take it in September @idiothere

      This includes studying Princeton review books and taking an ACT prep course

    4. Crash

      Crash

      Seriously, the best thing to do is just a ton of practice problems. Do online practice tests, do problems, just hammer home what you excel at and what you need to focus on individually. If you want 4 full practice tests, go here. http://www.powerscore.com/sat/help/content_practice_tests.cfm
       

      If you're taking it in September, you have plenty of time to raise your score a couple of points.

  15. Got Fallout 4 for PC, anyone have some suggestions in regards to mods?  Currently looking at the following mods:

    - Radiant Clouds and Fogs

    - Armorsmith Extended

    - Settlement Supplies Extended 

    - Longer Power Lines

    - Fr4nsson's Light Tweaks

    - Fallout Texture Overhaul Stars

    - Fallout - Texture Optimization

    - True Storms - Wasteland Edition

  16. Going to beat fallout 3 story finally after buying it during the steam summer sale, hoping to get fallout 4 early december.

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