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  1. Design/ Build can be lucrative, but you'll never...

    Design/ Build can be lucrative, but you'll never get very big unless you hire an small army of engineers. Also, if you screw up a design, and you will, you'll have to pay of the screw up. Plan and...
  2. Forget the BSME, you'll probably only get two...

    Forget the BSME, you'll probably only get two courses in HVAC which you can easily get either in college or in continuing education. The BSME will only allow to to do as much work as you can design....
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    Business owners typically ask employees to do...

    Business owners typically ask employees to do this to save more space for customers. The premise is that they are all leaving at the same time.
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    What are you talking about? I see Santa in front...

    What are you talking about? I see Santa in front of every department store in New York just after Thanksgiving every year!
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    After a month it's pretty clear that the...

    After a month it's pretty clear that the believers are not going to change the minds of the non-believers. And vice versa.
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    Doesn't show up on a background check anymore.

    Doesn't show up on a background check anymore.
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    If you're not worried about take off and landing,...

    If you're not worried about take off and landing, the plane pretty much flies itself. To turn the plane you don't even touch the wheel. You set the new heading on the auto pilot and the plane turns...
  8. What amazes me is that someone spent money on...

    What amazes me is that someone spent money on something so obvious.
  9. Thread: Life insurance

    by Carbon
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    As long as you pay for your policy in after tax...

    As long as you pay for your policy in after tax dollars, there is no income tax on the payout.
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    The cop that heard the explosions - there were at...

    The cop that heard the explosions - there were at least 8 generators on the 8th floor that had 25 to 50 gallon day tanks. That's what he heard. The steel was not immediately shipped to China, it sat...
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    There were 50,000 gallons of diesel oil pumped up...

    There were 50,000 gallons of diesel oil pumped up to the 8th floor when a flaming piece of the WTC hit the back up generator lines, broke them and set the fuel on fire. That is the only explanation ...
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    1 and 2 WTC had already collapsed. Do you...

    1 and 2 WTC had already collapsed. Do you seriously think it took 7 to seal the deal about going to war? After I saw the second plane hit the WTC I turned around because I thought the Empire State...
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    I built the OEM at 7 and installed those fuel...

    I built the OEM at 7 and installed those fuel tanks. The government agencies in 7 were all my clients. The Secret Service gave my techs duffle bags of evidence to carry down as they were...
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    Unbelievable bull. I saw the second plane hit...

    Unbelievable bull. I saw the second plane hit with my own eyes. I was very involved with the trade center before and after the purchase by the new owner. I have friends who were standing in the...
  15. Thread: Need hvac help

    by Carbon
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    Ask him to see the cooling load calculation, or...

    Ask him to see the cooling load calculation, or have one done yourself. 3 ton for 1400 square feet could be light.
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    A Sales engineer is a person who visits...

    A Sales engineer is a person who visits consulting engineers and tries to get the consultants to use their equipment. Many will do heat or cooling loads for the engineer to size the equipment he...
  17. Don't forget to figure in the cost of a NJ state...

    Don't forget to figure in the cost of a NJ state tax return. Any money you earn is taxable, and they have an uncanny way of finding out.
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    There are only 18,000 in Isis. You wouldn't...

    There are only 18,000 in Isis. You wouldn't think it would be so hard.
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    The guy who took the video was arrested last...

    The guy who took the video was arrested last night for possessing a gun. He saw the cops and shoved it in his 17 yo girlfriends waistband
  20. He's just enough of a moron to think he could win.

    He's just enough of a moron to think he could win.
  21. Thread: Can't decide!

    by Carbon
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    No one on their death bed ever said "I should...

    No one on their death bed ever said "I should have spent more time at the office". Every day you miss with your family can never be regained.
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    Elevator operator at a luxury apartment building...

    Elevator operator at a luxury apartment building for 6 summers. Bored to death.
  23. It is a very challenging trade. You really do...

    It is a very challenging trade. You really do get out of it what you put in. Thank you for your service is not enough, but thank you.
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    Watched all three hours of the hearing last...

    Watched all three hours of the hearing last night, it was great. The Demo's apologized to Koskinen, and the Repubs went after him like a rabid dog. It was quite clear that he was put in that...
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    Been in the business 35 years and never saw...

    Been in the business 35 years and never saw anyone laid off because of a slow season. Work in a big City and you'll be busy all year round.
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    Pavel, Are you trying to be a technician or a...

    Pavel,
    Are you trying to be a technician or a design engineer?
  27. Not in particular. The problem is your talking...

    Not in particular. The problem is your talking logic, he's talking code. Code always wins.
  28. Thread: The Dow

    by Carbon
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    When Warren Buffett's wife asked him what to do...

    When Warren Buffett's wife asked him what to do with his money after he died he told her to put 24% in t bills and the rest in an index fund. I'm not kidding myself by trying to outsmart Wall...
  29. Ireland is the most Muslim country in the World

    An Irianian professor at George Washington University has developed a "Islamcity index". He took all the qualities people and country should have and rated countries on how close they come to the...
  30. Thread: The Dow

    by Carbon
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    Historically, a long term investment in a Dow...

    Historically, a long term investment in a Dow index fund is hard to beat. The Dow will go over 18,000, 19,000 and 20,000. It's just a matter as to how long that will take.
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    I was very surprised to see this as the lead...

    I was very surprised to see this as the lead story last night on ABC. They even interviewed men is his unit who called him a deserter. There is hope that this won't be swept under the rug like all...
  32. All the above and practice for the interview. ...

    All the above and practice for the interview. Find out as much about the company as you can. Dress nicely, speak clearly, carry yourself well and act excited for the opportunity( nothing over the...
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    Three execs enter a bar. One from Budweiser,...

    Three execs enter a bar. One from Budweiser, one from Coors and one from Guiness. The bartender asks what they want. The Bud guy says give me a nice refreshing Bud light, the Coors guy says give...
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    I have owned a place in Cayman for over 20 years....

    I have owned a place in Cayman for over 20 years. I can vouch that cool-in-cayman's assessment is pretty accurate. The place is beautiful and safe. The pace of living is much slower than I am used...
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    Where are you located?

    Where are you located?
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    Don't tell that to the people in Vermont. They...

    Don't tell that to the people in Vermont. They got slammed during the last hurricane on the East coast, and they are land locked.
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    If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23...

    If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years.... brilliant
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    Brilliant!

    Brilliant!
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    You should also look into Operating Engineers,...

    You should also look into Operating Engineers, who are stationary in buildings and don't need to drive.
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    Obama's management style is do whatever you want...

    Obama's management style is do whatever you want as long as it doesn't affect him. Sargent Barack Schultz!
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    Originally a lawyer joke.

    Originally a lawyer joke.
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    If it's a challenging course, you'll probably be...

    If it's a challenging course, you'll probably be lost doing the second half first. An HVAC plan, proposal, repair or estimate can't be started in the middle.
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    We just tell them it's been recalled and we'll be...

    We just tell them it's been recalled and we'll be back to install a new one when the factory ships it to us. Never had a problem.
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    From many years of experience, you'll always have...

    From many years of experience, you'll always have about 5% of your customers who are PIA's. Have one now who would call every couple of weeks during the summer only to find out they screwed up the...
  45. It's unfortunate that today the majority of the...

    It's unfortunate that today the majority of the electorate are extremely ill informed. I have a lot of family in municipal employee unions. When discussing why they are voting for someone to a person...
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    Poll: If you have netflix, check out Orange is the new...

    If you have netflix, check out Orange is the new black. You'll like it from the first minutes of the show.
  47. Thread: Federal workers

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    Federal workers

    Why won't a Federal worker look out of the window in the morning?
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  48. Thread: Employee-owned?

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    There are some ESOP's that have been successful,...

    There are some ESOP's that have been successful, but if you are talking about a fully employee owned company, in my opinion is a recipe for disaster. You need a clear distinct boss and managers. If...
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    Too many variables to read anything into a want...

    Too many variables to read anything into a want ad. They could be expanding or could be looking to replace someone else. If you're going to get fired, you're going to get fired, unless they can't...
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    give me your email address, I'll give you more...

    give me your email address, I'll give you more than you can carry.
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