Posts Tagged ‘Things’

What are some fun things to do in San Diego?

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Question by ninjamonkey: What are some fun things to do in San Diego?
I know there’s the zoo, the wildlife park, and of course the beach but what else? I can’t think of anything.

Best answer:

Answer by L
explore la jolla’s old town its sooo pretty and it has some amazing resteraunts!

What do you think? Answer below!

What are some things i can research about?

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Question by rocker chick: What are some things i can research about?
So our teacher just gave us a project saying we can research about ANYTHING
me and my friends decided to do models in New york city
so what are some questions i can probably form to research about

Best answer:

Answer by cat
Decide what you would like to know more about or think about some question you wish you knew the answer to and research that. Why is the sky blue? Why was the Magna Carta important? How did dogs become domesticated? Why do people lie? Why hasn’t the oil spill in the Gulf been stopped? What does it take to become a railroad engineer? Where does electricity come from? What are the origins of democracy? These are some ideas.

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Are there hobbies that involve making things?

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Question by warrior58_06: Are there hobbies that involve making things?
I have been look around this God forsaken internet for hobbies that involve making stuff. Alot of them are mediocore stuff that a child would do. Does anyone know of any hobbies that are really kool to do? I like art stuff. I also want a hobby that is unusual and not a lot of people do it. I dont what a hobby like making jewelry.

Best answer:

Answer by Alex-1-26
I make a lot of things out of beads. I make jewelry, but not as much. It is really fun to make things out of beads… you can make just about anything out of them. Try adding beads to one of your clothing items, like the straps to a tank top, or a belt.

There are also other things like painting… you can paint ceramics, or get some medium sized poster board, fold it in half, put paint on one side(do not use a brush) just splatter it on the one side… many colors! then push it together and peel it apart… when it drys it looks really cool!

You could try drawing! use charcoal pencils…close your eyes and shee where you mind takes you. It is really fun and it calms nerves really well!

What do you think? Answer below!

What kinds of things can electrical engineers build in the practical world?

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Question by Kyll: What kinds of things can electrical engineers build in the practical world?
If I got my EE degree and then decided to start a business, selling for example electric guitars, can I do that? (meaning will I have enough knowledge to do that?)

I guess what I’m really confused about is what exactly are the things that electrical engineers can do, please give me many examples if possible. I’m searching the net and everyone speaks about it to generally, like ‘they make circuits’ I want to know like they are making circuits for what kinds of objects?

Thanks!! 🙂

Best answer:

Answer by Abhishek Rao
ain’t nuthin they can build except for Chris Tucker and other of his peoples

What do you think? Answer below!

Whats with people calling all non-digital things analog?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Question by Trevor: Whats with people calling all non-digital things analog?
Real photos are now analog photos as opposed to digital photos. Wired magazine is calling a model railroad “an analog sims”.

Best answer:

Answer by Mike
“Digital” means that something – a voice, a picture, for example, has been digitised, ie, turned into numbers. Usually quite a lot of numbers. It can then be transmitted and saved with minimal loss of quality. It also allows the use clever arithmetic to make the thing smaller, regenerate it, find patterns in it, and so on.

“Analogue” means that something (a light level, a sound pressure) is represented by something else (a density of silver in a photograph, a voltage leaving a microphone). There are no numbers, just a smooth, continuous variation of one thing as it follows another. But this “following” won’t be exact – there will always be errors, noise, limits to the working range (saturation) and so on.

So nearly all real-world things, when they are to be transmitted or stored, start life as analogue signals. If they never get digitised, one could call them “analogue”. A model can be an analogue of a real-life (“prototype”) railway or aircraft: the “analogue” conversion then is from one length to another, often smaller length. The model can simulate the real thing, to a different scale. So that usage is justified, if a bit unusual.

In summary, if something is “digital”, it simply means that it has been digitised somewhere in the chain. It usualy gets converted back to analogue before being viewed, heard, or felt.

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The Little Things . . .

Monday, May 7th, 2012

The Little Things . . .
model railroads
Image by Lady-bug
Found on a trip to the Hartmann Model Railroad and Toy Museum in Intervale, New Hampshire.

Should America import high tech things such as moon spacecrafts, electric bullet trains, global airliners from?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Question by : Should America import high tech things such as moon spacecrafts, electric bullet trains, global airliners from?
China?

Chang’e 2 moon spacecraft

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e_2

CRH 380A electric bullet train

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Railways_CRH380A

1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FQwnGoG3FI

2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BesG8uCyuSM&feature=related

3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VII1qOaFXI4&feature=related

C919 global airliner

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comac_C919

Best answer:

Answer by la raza
we have all the original technology why would we pay extra to import cheap knockoffs? go back to china fake plastic man

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100 Things to see at the fair #55: Model Train display

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

100 Things to see at the fair #55: Model Train display

Image by SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent)
I had a unique opportunity to spend several days at the 2008 Tennessee State Fair. There was so much to see, it will take 100 images to get it all in.

Looking to get CDL, Have a few questions about HazMat, and other things, please give your input on this?

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Question by brambo: Looking to get CDL, Have a few questions about HazMat, and other things, please give your input on this?
I am looking to get my CDL, trucking has been something I been around basically all my life, and now I wanna work, and have my CDL license as well,

“””””””””””””PLEASE keep reading as I am gonna type quite a bit to try my best so that you can best understand what I am trying to say here””””””””””””””””

But here’s the thing, I have not graduated high school, and I don’t know if I could pass the Hazmat Endorsement test,

First off, please don’t jump to conclusions here, just because I did not finish high school doesn’t mean I am a retard.

Secondly, I don’t really wanna haul dangerous cargo in the first place.

Will this effect me at all in getting my CDL?

Also, I would like to find out, If I go to a qualified CDL training school, or to a major trucking company that has their own school, and I ALREADY have a CDL permit, does that make things go any faster?

Basically, Can I or can’t I go to school if I already have a CDL Class A permit from the state I live in, do they skip a lot of things if I already have it, or is there still a lot of classroom work?

Do I have to do much more paper work after that, or is it mostly hands on type of things?

Believe me I know and understand there is quite a bit of paper work involved in the trucking industry, and I intend on learning about all of that when I chose a good school to achieve my CDL.

I been asking friends, family, and watching things here online about what your require to remember and do to past your CDL road test and such, it seems like a lot, but I believe if I try my best I can do it without a problem.

Basically what I could use here is a answer from someone who has a CDL and went either through a qualified CDL school somewhere, or went to a company and trained through them….Cause I think they could best understand what I am trying to ask here…

What really would be the simplest and quickest way to go about getting my CDL?

Do many companies require that you have a G.E.D. or High School Diploma? Or a Hazmat endorsement?
Or are these just things recommended but not required? (etc I would get less freight to haul because of not having this endorsement?)

Please be real and thoughtful in your answer to my question..I am just a simple guy who has been around trucks basically since I was old enough to know what a truck is…And one way or another I am gonna be getting my CDL soon..

Just looking for some advice on how I should go about it, and given my history and certain things I typed above that I don’t have, will these things hold me back totally? or hold me back from getting the “quote good jobs?”

ALSO, This Would Help Very Greatly If Someone Could Explain What I Typed Below To Me..

If there is someone on here who could sorta break down to me what I would have to go about doing everyday from when I wake up until I go to sleep, when I have my license and drive over the road….

Like a example days work, what paper work is involved? When and how often do I have to send messages to the company dispatcher? What needs to be included in a trip packet, (I believe they are sent at the end of each week if I am correct?)

Is it quite easy to get Logbook violations out on the road, if my Logbook isn’t perfect enough for a DOT officer?

“If there is a backup when waiting in line for a scale on the highway, and I am sitting 20-30 minutes, I mark it as on duty driving, but do I flag it in my remarks? Little things like this is whats really bugging me…

ALSO,
In a log book, If I write down my trailer and tractor number for the start of the day, and later in that day, for example I switch out trailers with another driver, what do I do? Start another page in my Logbook ? If my truck for instance breaks down, I am on the side of the road for several hours, which line do I mark it under in my Logbook? And what do I write below (if DOT wants to know what I did during that time for example) Sorry If I seem like I am going a bit over board here, I just wanna create the best question, to try and receive some good input on my situation and my questions…

There’s just some things I can’t seem to find the answers for so that’s why I am looking for help here…

Best answer receives 5 stars from me.

Thank you all..And if you would like to ask me something, say it in your question, and I will reply to you by adding Additional Details to this question. Or you can e-mail me by checking my profile…Any information is most helpful…

Hope everyone had a good Holiday, and New Year!

Best answer:

Answer by TIMOTHY F
you did the first step right having a permit .second step is what do you want to hull lumber or steel ?if you want to hull for a company most times they like you to have a haz-mat indorsement.school on the other hand like truck driving is alot faster and they put you to work after you graduate.most trucking companys like you to have a ged.it’s not as hard as you mite think or what you here.i know because i just got my CDL and i’m on the road and i hull lumber and steel so i didn’t need a haz-mat indorsement for what i hull.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Looking to get CDL, Have a few questions about HazMat, and other things, please give your input on this?

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Question by brambo: Looking to get CDL, Have a few questions about HazMat, and other things, please give your input on this?
I am looking to get my CDL, trucking has been something I been around basically all my life, and now I wanna work, and have my CDL license as well,

“””””””””””””PLEASE keep reading as I am gonna type quite a bit to try my best so that you can best understand what I am trying to say here””””””””””””””””

But here’s the thing, I have not graduated high school, and I don’t know if I could pass the Hazmat Endorsement test,

First off, please don’t jump to conclusions here, just because I did not finish high school doesn’t mean I am a retard.

Secondly, I don’t really wanna haul dangerous cargo in the first place.

Will this effect me at all in getting my CDL?

Also, I would like to find out, If I go to a qualified CDL training school, or to a major trucking company that has their own school, and I ALREADY have a CDL permit, does that make things go any faster?

Basically, Can I or can’t I go to school if I already have a CDL Class A permit from the state I live in, do they skip a lot of things if I already have it, or is there still a lot of classroom work?

Do I have to do much more paper work after that, or is it mostly hands on type of things?

Believe me I know and understand there is quite a bit of paper work involved in the trucking industry, and I intend on learning about all of that when I chose a good school to achieve my CDL.

I been asking friends, family, and watching things here online about what your require to remember and do to past your CDL road test and such, it seems like a lot, but I believe if I try my best I can do it without a problem.

Basically what I could use here is a answer from someone who has a CDL and went either through a qualified CDL school somewhere, or went to a company and trained through them….Cause I think they could best understand what I am trying to ask here…

What really would be the simplest and quickest way to go about getting my CDL?

Do many companies require that you have a G.E.D. or High School Diploma? Or a Hazmat endorsement?
Or are these just things recommended but not required? (etc I would get less freight to haul because of not having this endorsement?)

Please be real and thoughtful in your answer to my question..I am just a simple guy who has been around trucks basically since I was old enough to know what a truck is…And one way or another I am gonna be getting my CDL soon..

Just looking for some advice on how I should go about it, and given my history and certain things I typed above that I don’t have, will these things hold me back totally? or hold me back from getting the “quote good jobs?”

ALSO, This Would Help Very Greatly If Someone Could Explain What I Typed Below To Me..

If there is someone on here who could sorta break down to me what I would have to go about doing everyday from when I wake up until I go to sleep, when I have my license and drive over the road….

Like a example days work, what paper work is involved? When and how often do I have to send messages to the company dispatcher? What needs to be included in a trip packet, (I believe they are sent at the end of each week if I am correct?)

Is it quite easy to get Logbook violations out on the road, if my Logbook isn’t perfect enough for a DOT officer?

“If there is a backup when waiting in line for a scale on the highway, and I am sitting 20-30 minutes, I mark it as on duty driving, but do I flag it in my remarks? Little things like this is whats really bugging me…

ALSO,
In a log book, If I write down my trailer and tractor number for the start of the day, and later in that day, for example I switch out trailers with another driver, what do I do? Start another page in my Logbook ? If my truck for instance breaks down, I am on the side of the road for several hours, which line do I mark it under in my Logbook? And what do I write below (if DOT wants to know what I did during that time for example) Sorry If I seem like I am going a bit over board here, I just wanna create the best question, to try and receive some good input on my situation and my questions…

There’s just some things I can’t seem to find the answers for so that’s why I am looking for help here…

Best answer receives 5 stars from me.

Thank you all..And if you would like to ask me something, say it in your question, and I will reply to you by adding Additional Details to this question. Or you can e-mail me by checking my profile…Any information is most helpful…

Hope everyone had a good Holiday, and New Year!

Best answer:

Answer by TIMOTHY F
you did the first step right having a permit .second step is what do you want to hull lumber or steel ?if you want to hull for a company most times they like you to have a haz-mat indorsement.school on the other hand like truck driving is alot faster and they put you to work after you graduate.most trucking companys like you to have a ged.it’s not as hard as you mite think or what you here.i know because i just got my CDL and i’m on the road and i hull lumber and steel so i didn’t need a haz-mat indorsement for what i hull.

Add your own answer in the comments!

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