Message from ThisIsChris in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #stem

2018-01-17 06:09:53 UTC  

We launch secret stuff all the time. I'm kinda surprised they used spaceX but if the launch was time sensitive maybe NASA didn't have a vehicle ready.

2018-01-17 14:46:28 UTC  

NASA doesn't have its own launch capabilities anymore I believe

2018-01-17 14:46:53 UTC  

They are wholly reliant on SpaceX, Space Launch Alliance, and worse: russia

2018-01-17 14:48:51 UTC  

The government and SpaceX refuse to say it failed outright

2018-01-17 14:49:00 UTC  

Media says the gov said it failed

2018-01-17 14:49:23 UTC  

If it failed then we lost one billion dollars

2018-01-17 14:49:35 UTC  

If not why are they saying it did

2018-01-28 03:41:57 UTC  

I'm not sure where to ask this, but how do you guys feel about common core?

2018-01-28 05:12:41 UTC  

@micbwilli I'm curious about it but don't know much about it. Do you have any thoughts? I used to teach college math classes and some of the freshmen needed to be whipped into shape but I don't know if it has any relation to common core. Though I did have a lot of students asking if I would be "grading based on the correctness of the answers" to which I was like "yes lol why" and apparently a lot of high school students are NOT graded based on the correctness of their answers?? Idk if that is a common core thing or just a their schools thing though.

2018-01-28 05:19:27 UTC  

I don't trust it. It was brought in with no studies on efficacy. All the teachers on the ground seem to hate it.

I get nervous about a lot of these programs of dubious effect. If the outcome is equality than the mechanism is to bring down the top students, because rasping the others to meet them is not usually a possibility. One of the major backers even said CC was a way to stamp out "white privilege".

2018-02-05 22:19:14 UTC  

Does anyone here know Matlab? I’m taking a Matlab class and am super confused

2018-02-06 03:33:43 UTC  

Did you take matrix algebra aka linear algebra?

2018-02-06 03:34:38 UTC  

The simpler versions need you to understand basic matrix algebra concepts

2018-02-12 01:51:13 UTC  

Wrong place. :P

2018-02-12 02:44:55 UTC  

It's appropriate, it's science

2018-02-12 02:51:50 UTC  

not for macgoyver though.

2018-02-12 03:16:59 UTC  

Odd fellow (as to be expected), but it was a decent watch.

2018-02-12 05:25:52 UTC  

I wasn't saying this above thing was wrong. I made a post here that was supposed to be in another section and I deleted it.

2018-02-12 05:32:06 UTC  

ohh lol

2018-03-05 22:42:12 UTC  

@Sam Southern - TN I know some matlab

2018-03-07 06:03:28 UTC  

Anyone in the petroleum industry?

2018-03-07 17:48:58 UTC  

@here ^^^

2018-03-07 17:49:35 UTC  

Im familiar with network engineering in the petrol industry, but I've never worked directly for a petrol company. Lots of BGP.

2018-03-07 17:49:38 UTC  
2018-03-07 17:53:03 UTC  

@Freiheit - CA I got my degree in petroleum engineering, though I work in aviation engineering at the moment. What you need? Thanks for tag @Havamal

2018-03-07 18:52:36 UTC  

@Brandon Ironside- ND Looking to start a new career. I want to make my fortune. I think opening Anwar, Gull Island &c. will make for a boom in oil when they run a pipe across the continent.

2018-03-07 18:58:12 UTC  

@Freiheit - CA Your going to be competing against some of the biggest corporations in the world, do you plan on wildcating? I think that's going to be your only in, get in early like some of the smaller companies did in the bakkan. it doesn't help that there is record production of oil at the moment.

2018-03-07 18:59:31 UTC  

I must clarify. I'm looking for an entry option. Where would someone with no experience begin to end at high pay?

2018-03-07 20:09:18 UTC  

It's possible to walk onto a rig as a roughneck and elevate yourself to company man position if you are very competant, adverse to high stress, can pick up technical drilling intuition, and are ok with very little social life that comes with living in remote areas and a disproportionately male population. If you can handle all that there is good money to be made.

2018-03-07 20:27:23 UTC  

@Brandon Ironside- ND Have you worked in the oil industry? I was under the impression the boom was dead

2018-03-07 20:32:29 UTC  

@John O - only as an intern for a brief period. The boom is dead for now with the current oil prices. I choose to take my career into a different engineering direction after what little exposure I did have right out of college.

2018-03-07 20:33:14 UTC  

there still is work though, just not boom levels

2018-03-07 20:33:47 UTC  

Is it $120k a year like it was a decade ago?

2018-03-07 20:34:34 UTC  

I'm not considering it, just wondering. I know a lot of guys who made ridiculous money back then

2018-03-07 20:41:59 UTC  

newer engineers aren't making that anymore, senior engineers can make 200-300k still.

2018-03-07 20:43:35 UTC  

my friends who did get oil engineering jobs are making 55 - 75k similar to other engineering fields just out of college

2018-03-07 20:47:36 UTC  

I'm talking roughnecks

2018-03-07 21:01:06 UTC  


2018-03-07 21:32:38 UTC  

Oh, yea close to above number now