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I want to be Mechanical Engineer and.....

Occupations: To-Be-Engineer
Education: SIDE-BENCHER (those cool dudes in your class). And i have just passed my grade XII (atleast what you call in US).
Color: Want to see all those seen by shrimps and not by humans.....there are 9 such colors humans can't even imagine, shrimps can see.
Friend: Aryan, ultra witty Indian.
Hobby: Design cars
Working on: Self-taken project on modelling traffic based on fluids dynamics by Crystal Blue in New Members
Fri Jun 23 7:35 AM

What career should you have?

Entomologist, psychologist, auditor, technology director. I think they represent a combination of being able to work independently and an interest in research or analysis. According to the quiz, that makes me a bug person. :)

I agree with you, mels - the questions for that quiz were difficult to parse or choose between. In a few cases, I wanted to split my response to the question. Still interesting.
by Sonic# in Careers & Education
Fri Jun 23 7:12 AM

Hello All

Baltimore MD. or as locally pronouced Baldimo :lol:


My favorite food iiiis... I would have to say is the Sarah Lee Strawberry cheescake while still almost ice cold, french or plain

Im a cat person. I have one now his name is Huey. He listens, is very smart and is an A'hole about 65% of the time (he talks back a lot) but very lovable.

Thanks for the welcome btw
by Skeezy in New Members
Thu Jun 22 11:20 PM

Hi Everybody

Hi there cindajohnson, welcome to the spacefem forums! Pleas read the Guide to New and Returning Members and use the guide there to make an introduction. :) by Nachos in New Members
Thu Jun 22 11:16 PM

My husband left me

Oh I'm so sorry :( *hugs*

And, though we never tested this with any axes, I concur that Nachos is not an axe murderer. Me neither, last time I checked. by Charli! in Ranting
Thu Jun 22 7:35 PM

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Thu Jun 22 3:00 PM

what's the last movie you saw?

Saw Logan: :4houses: :( :crying:
Saw Table 19: :3houses: :laughing: by Sonic# in Mixed Media
Thu Jun 22 10:28 AM

The Baby Due Date Statistics Survey

I wondered if due dates were accurate. 5,000+ internet friends chimed in. See the charts here.
Thu Jun 22 3:00 AM

Promoting Gender Equality

You're example is an example of how difficult it would be to prove someone is lying.

I agree false accusations are terrible, and it'd be cool if there was a way to persecute, but I'm willing to bet a lot of money that there are more unreported rapes than false accusations, and if that's the current state persecuting for false accusations would make it so very few people would come forward.
Ontop of that we already have rape cases that end with "he totally did it, but we don't want to ruin his future so we're going to give him a slap on the wrist and pretend it never happened" by Taurwen in Feminism
Wed Jun 21 5:53 PM

DBZ excitement. Game and Movie talks

One of my childhood favorite animes has been getting a lot of attention the last few years. It was revived with two movies and a new series called dragonball super which is considered by most to be more entertaining than the old Dragon Ball Z series and has much less or should I say better filler. On top of all that, its getting a few justices that are long overdue. Makes me feel like a big kid :lol:

by Skeezy in Mixed Media
Wed Jun 21 4:09 PM

Pregnancy Calendar

For geeky moms like me who need to remember not just what week they're on, but their percent completion.
Wed Jun 21 3:00 AM

Links to Spacefem Elsewhere


Tue Jun 20 3:00 PM

Workplace seating arrangements - WWYD?

Can you ask her? Not customarily with new hires. Usually a spot is assigned ahead of time to set up computer/phone. Plus, the new hire wouldn't have enough background regarding cube-mate personalities or the benefits of a mentorship relationship, so she'd mostly have to go by whether she'd prefer the corner or the middle. When you're a new hire, you usually want to at least appear to be engaged and into teamwork, so I think she'd default to "in the middle". But I do think if I was the supervisor, the decision would involve my impression of the personality of the new hire. With a more reserved personality, I'd be more inclined to initially co-locate her in the corner with easy access to a mentor for less technical issues, because I think people in general would be more likely to walk over to someone else's cubicle to ask a technical question than to ask about other work-environment but not strictly technical issues. Then, once rapport is established, I'd change the new hire at the next chance.
by DarkOne in Careers & Education
Tue Jun 20 2:23 PM

Mnemonic device generator

Type in letters you want to remember, we'll make up a funny sentence to help
Tue Jun 20 3:00 AM

Happy 13th spacefemmiversary Nachos!

Sorry it took me forever. Some original art for you: Happy 13!

This is so beautiful, thank you so much! :kiss: :dance2:

Love the coconuts, dolphin and butterfly :) Actually, I love ALL OF IT! :D by Nachos in Random
Mon Jun 19 3:50 PM

10-Second PHP Tutorial

The fastest introduction I could possibly muster.
Mon Jun 19 3:00 PM

how do you travel?

We're traveling with a 2 yo and a 4yo this week. A 2 hr flight connecting to a 4 hr flight. I broke down and got tablets and headphones, now I just need to load them with movies/games. I'm packing treats and stickers and crayons and notepads. I'm almost positive I'll be carrying on a (very compactable) pillow, 'cause they don't give those out anymore on board. I'm banning toys that can roll several aisles fwd or back when inevitably dropped (besides the crayons). I was planning on gum for ascent/descent, but I think the suckers for the 2yo will be better. I'm so not looking forward to these flights. Maybe the kids will surprise me and be awesome. I'm not worried about the 4yo. But the 2yo... by DarkOne in Pregnancy & Parenting
Mon Jun 19 11:00 AM

Quiz: What kind of engineer should you be?

Engineering is one of the coolest jobs in the world, but there are so many disciplines it can be a little daunting to choose one for yourself! I wasn't happy with the existing quizzes, they were mostly way too direct (do you like bridges or wires? uh...) or way too career-spammy, and they were all way too serious. So with that in mind I took some personality traits and kinda did my best attempt at mapping them to engineering fields. It's not scientific or accurate because it really doesn't matter, engineers do so many things and move around so much there's no way to predict what path you'll end up on... so relax! This point of this test is to combine the fun of a personality quiz with the usefulness of a career test... hey look at that, fun AND useful? It's getting engineer-y already!
Mon Jun 19 3:00 AM

what are you reading?

Just finished Drowned Ammet, the second novel in Diana Wynne Jones' Dalemark Quartet.

You are in for such a good twist! I liked the first two but the third one is amazing and the fourth ties it all in together and wow :)

I just finished A Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and have now started reading The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan by Nachos in Mixed Media
Sun Jun 18 11:56 PM


I just got back from using a bunch of the tips in the what we do at boring parties thread. I stuck it out through conversations, played with pets, appreciated nature, tried to be helpful, consumed alcohol, consumed food, played with kids, listened, and still went off by myself and cried. by melsbells in Ranting
Sun Jun 18 5:02 PM

Popcorn time

I borrowed this child from a friend and we made these together. She is so ridiculously proud of them! by lillerina in Random
Sun Jun 18 1:27 PM

The Skirt Pattern Calculator

I like to sew. This calculator tells you how to make an arc for any skirt you've got the fabric for - just type in your measurements.
Sun Jun 18 3:00 AM

Quiz: Do you need a boyfriend?

Are you a young single gal wondering if you need a man? Take our quiz.
Sat Jun 17 3:00 AM

Quiz: What Color Are You?

Forget the four-color quizzes, this one displays your personality as one of the hundreds of named HTML colors.
Fri Jun 16 3:00 AM

have you taken a bus?

The first time I ever took a bus was back in the 80s when I was twelve and running away from home. Before that, I'd led a weirdly insular life, so even though I knew the general protocol, I was flustered by the details (exact change, putting the money in the thingee instead of giving it to the driver, how to make the bus stop when you wanted to get off, etc.). I ended up dumping every bit of my change into the thingee and riding the bus all the way to the end of the line. I was pretty proud of myself, though.
by Enigma in Random
Thu Jun 15 9:29 PM

Blue Foods?

I like all things blue including blue foods. Can I come to Finland too?

Thu Jun 15 8:03 PM

Starting a new job as a personal banker... terrified

You will always get training when you start, so don't worry! In my first week(s) at new jobs you get to know the staff, the practices, the rules and regulations, and if you need training for the job you're going to be doing, that too. by Nachos in Random
Thu Jun 15 7:56 PM

do you appreciate parabolas?

They're pretty rad! Actually, I've been thinking about parabolas a bit more than usual lately. One task currently on my to-do list is finding or building a cheap reflective parabolic dish to use when I go record birds in the field.

So, this will basically be me in three weeks: by Eravial in Random
Thu Jun 15 5:48 PM

Another baby stars

Thanks for the congratulations and encouragement.

I had an appointment with the obgyn today. He seems to think I'm even farther along than he originally thought. I didn't have an ultrasound. He just went by the size of my uterus. It's well over my belly button now. He's sending me to a high risk Dr. Asap and then I'm suppost to see him again on the 29th. By then he said they will have a better idea as to how far along I actually am. So far the pregnancy is going well. I did have complications with my first one and went to a specialist but this time I'm being referred to one because I'm old lol. They automatically send women when they are 35 and older. by StarsInUrEye in Pregnancy & Parenting
Thu Jun 15 6:54 AM

Harassment in the Workplace training

First of all, we need to look at what goes on beyond training...
Yes, like Rowan said, this is mandatory training to (at least) all employees with certain job responsibilities. It has been mandatory the entire time I've worked here, and I was mandatory at my previous place of employment. This kind of training, along with other legal, security and ethics training, seems to be pretty standard among larger US employers. I think it is partly driven by hopes to improve the workplace, partly by legal liability concerns, but this last training left me feeling it was more the latter than the former. by DarkOne in Careers & Education
Wed Jun 14 10:24 AM

Savings account interest rate question

0.01%=0.0001 (and I was surprised to see this is an *actual* rate offered by some banks.)
If, on the other hand, your post had a typo and you meant the bank is advertising Gross% of 0.1, then that would be 0.001. by DarkOne in Random
Wed Jun 14 10:12 AM

case study

I don't really know anything about that but you could try to tweak it and see about colleges that built wind turbines, there are a couple and I think there are things out there? Or something like that? Or there must be things that analyze stuff like that, I've seen household things so it must exist for businesses?

I actually love the idea of talking about alternative energy sources. If all businesses are as conscious of their consumption and their environment imprint, the world would be so much better. by Ileen Kotter in Careers & Education
Wed Jun 14 4:14 AM

Sessions, Attorney General v. Morales-Santan

I was excited to see this article about the results of Sessions, Attorney General v.Morale-Santan, which was about gender discrimination when it came to granting children citizenship when born abroad.

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law based on what the justices called "stunning stereotypes" among them that most men care little about their children born out of wedlock.
by melsbells in Feminism
Tue Jun 13 9:32 PM

Dating Older Men as a Feminist

Older men if you meet the right one can be open minded. However just as many seek to take advantage and are almost preying on young women who are inexperienced.

Your ideal relationship with an older man is not impossible. Just take precautions to make sure you are to him what he is to you. Remember avoidance is dishonesty's ally. Confront basic facts and if it appears he 's not being deceitful feel free to accept him as the one for you by Skeezy in Feminism
Tue Jun 13 7:35 PM

when did you last make a wish?

Yesterday morning, before going in for semi-emergency laser surgery on my eye to drill a hole through the iris. Today I can still see, and the pressure in my eye has dropped, so hooray, my wish came true! by Galen in Random
Tue Jun 13 12:15 PM


As a feminist I can't say "Hey, treat me like you'd treat anyone else!" and then cry that I can't handle the way a man explains things.

I've hardly noticed men mansplaining to me, but I've certainly noticed men mansplaining women in my life. If "the way a man explains things" means that he assumes I'm an expert but not that my just-as-expert female colleague is, then it seems justified to say, "Hey, that's a double standard." by Sonic# in Random
Sun Jun 11 1:08 AM

How high can you jump?

Right now I'd say not very as I'm at sea level; if I were on a mountain top or better yet in a large airliner flying at altitude my jump would be much higher :P by Tweek in Random
Sat Jun 10 5:39 PM

New member Hi :)

What's your favourite part of Yorkshire?
Hi Nachos,
Oooh what part I'm from the South near Sheffield (sorry if too personal), and definitely has to be all the woods and endless fields just to go walking through. I'm starting to get the gist of things here and learning quite a bit and my partner definitely noticed I'm not bugging her as much so its a win win really :)
by Nachos in New Members
Fri Jun 9 3:43 PM

Happy 14th spacefemmiversary Neko!

Happy spacefemmivesary! All I have is a pile of grading so I'll not give that to you. How about a weird chicken instead? by rowan in Random
Tue Jun 6 12:52 AM

what's the closest you've been to a cow?

I've always wanted to examine a cannulated cow (with the hole in its stomach for examination), but otherwise I've just patted one.

I always thought this was a joke.... but now I've googled it.... by Nachos in Random
Mon Jun 5 7:22 PM