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How to know if your children are going to be engineers
« on: August 24, 2015, 04:31:16 pm »
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Re: How to know if your children are going to be engineers
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 05:14:37 pm »
Here's the full video with subtitles in English and French. I prefer it, my English listening skills are not so good.

https://youtu.be/SDpONRrdVKk

Quite funny. I did watch the entire series at early mornings. It's a shame there aren't shows like this, even geekier ones.

On these days of Internet video surpassing TV audiences, I wonder if there appear some good animation geek shows. Maybe there's some and I don't know them.
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Re: How to know if your children are going to be engineers
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 05:18:58 pm »
How funny.
I wonder how many of us have memories of our parents going nuts, when we took stuff apart as a child.
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Re: How to know if your children are going to be engineers
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 07:12:36 pm »
It's best to identify them as children because by the time they reach adulthood it will be too late:

http://ask.slashdot.org/story/02/06/09/1831245/living-the-computer-geek-lifestyle-w-a-significant-other

I wonder if this guy is still single?
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Re: How to know if your children are going to be engineers
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2015, 09:18:39 pm »
This joke, and an audio version of it was around years before Dilbert.  It is good to see it popularized.
 

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Re: How to know if your children are going to be engineers
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2015, 09:57:46 pm »
First thing I ripped apart was the telephone when I was 4. Butter knife screwdriver.
 

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Re: How to know if your children are going to be engineers
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2015, 03:35:40 am »
It's best to identify them as children because by the time they reach adulthood it will be too late:

http://ask.slashdot.org/story/02/06/09/1831245/living-the-computer-geek-lifestyle-w-a-significant-other

I wonder if this guy is still single?

- I try to explain my girlfriend the stuff I like is a lot more important and interesting than she thinks, even having a lot more social factors than it seems (to relate it to her main topic of interest). But I  probably don't do it in an enough clear and concise way.

- Anyway, she disconnects herself and stop hearing at me or even very upset. The last one happens more these days.

- Sometimes I'm in monologue mode and try to control it, that's very annoying to her and not able to stop sometimes. It's probably one of the ADHD traits I have. I "just" gave to deal with it and dosify my excessive need of chatting with others, but I need to have a better social life first.

But she asks me:
 
- Find information about whatever topic of her career and I need to guess or inform about the topic to collect it, because she often provides little details.
* Despite my requests and ms (maybe too much) questions about the request information, she acts like a boss and say me to already specified to me.
* I need to find that information and provide it in a little margin. I reckon to have good skills at seeking information, but sometimes I need to learn a bit about the involved topics.
- Repair some stuff and complain if I'm unable to do it, sometimes saying I do it right to others but not too her:
* One time her homework got accidentally deleted, she got very upset and said be to get the first train to her town. I waked up very early and used recovery software to find the file after some hours.
* I occasionally refill the toner cart of the Brother laser multifunction printer I recommended her. And she's happy about it, it saved her tons of money.
* Request me to download in my it her computer some  movie, music, books, etc. And sometimes in short periods of time. I tried to teach her about do it herself, she doesn't want to learn it.

- If her computer or any other service she considers important is broken or not behaves as she expect or not understand it, she gets furiously frustrated.


Anyway:

-She's a book nerd and university student.

- Finally she relaxes and backs to be rational, often times showing signs of guilty because the harsh words.

- She still gets very upset because I forget things or miss bus stops, I have orientation issues and GPS is my best friend. I'm absent minded and get to think about all kind of stuff all time, but I'm trying to control it too.

- Despite all of that, she uses WhatsApp and Facebook all time.

- I installed Linux Mint in her computing. There were tons of tuning, configuring and making her to adapt to it. She's quite happy with the result, zero virus problems and a more stable system.

- I'm the occasional fixer for my mother-in-law too. No problems, she cooks excellently! :)

- I try to understand about her topics a much as I can, she's into social sciences and I find it very interesting. But she's unable to tune into any technological topics in the most basic level.
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