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Anthony Peterson PE
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Calculus Finally Pays Off
Well I did it. I finally used calculus for something in my life after college. It wasn't work related and I basically had to re-learn how to do an integral but it has finally served a purpose. The question I wanted to solve was: How far would someone fall i...

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Rare Earth Elements - Greenest of the Green
The National Mining Association recently came out with an  infographic  on rare earth elements and their place in modern society. These elements are used in everything from phones, cameras and tablets to military technology including jet engines and night v...

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Polygonal Reserver - Maptek Vulcan
Maptek Vulcan has a new/old scheduling tool called the Polygonal Reserver. I call it new/old because I didn't know that it was a separate module. I originally learned about the polygonal reserver while I was working for Maptek. As an employee I had access t...

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Numbered Views in Maptek Vulcan
Today we were working on designs in two different parts of the pit that were far apart from each other. I wasn't the one running the mouse and watching someone else zoom in and out to pan from one end of the mine to the other was making me queasy. This remi...

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Maptek Vulcan Extents Problem
I was having dinner with some friends tonight and, being the nerds that we are, conversation turned to work and Vulcan software. The crux of the conversation was Vulcan errors that we had all made. One mistake seemed more prominent than others. In my time s...

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Maptek Vulcan 9 is finally here. This version was expected to be released in late 2013 but didn’t make it to market until January 30th. I don’t know what took so long in the development process but 77 new upgrades and bug fixes must have played a role in the delay.

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Construction is starting again on a housing development in South Meadows Reno. I just couldn't miss the opportunity to take pictures of the equipment working on site.

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The mainstream media doesn't want you to know this but the chemical spill in West Virginia didn't happen at a coal mine.

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There is currently no function in Maptek Vulcan to export hatch patterns to a dxf file. This bug has been logged by Maptek as VUL-25951.

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Masked men attack a Gogebic Taconite drill site, wrestle with woman over camera.
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