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Forum Crier OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
I served 6 years in the Air Force as a fireman. Then, 27 years in prison (as a Correctional Officer). That sums it up.
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
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no, but we did have an alter of "Lemmy Kilmiester" in the hallway.

As well you should, @starlord.
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
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Years later my wife and I were watching the series called “Mysteries at the Museum” and one of the segments said that the Navy funded Bob Ballard’s search for the Titanic as a reward for the secret missions he conducted for them on the USS Thresher site.

My wife and I watch that show all the time. 👍
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
I’ve been in Automotive to some degree. I worked for a large tire resaler the longest for about 15 years total. while in school, making it a career, back to school, career again. Currently and very recently I am in auto body/collision repair.
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I hear their hourly rate is outrageous! sportshort private msg quote post Address this user
I work for a private university as an assistant director of Facilities. I like it, but sometimes it's super stressful. I am responsible for everything that is seen, the landscape, and the cleanliness (custodial) and a few minor things. In essence, if it looks great or not it's all my fault. Still like it though.
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@HeinzDad can I be your intern?
I’m not sure. It’s a tough gig.
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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Stuff
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@HeinzDad can I be your intern?


I love stuff. And things. I do hope I’m a penguin wrangler in an alternate reality. Not for any particular reason other than completely bizarre.
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I'm an Avionics Systems Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force. I joined at age 18 and have now served almost 28 years and counting. Looking forward to retirement eventually!
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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I'm an Avionics Systems Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force. I joined at age 18 and have now served almost 28 years and counting. Looking forward to retirement eventually!
do you fly? I’ve always wanted to fly a helicopter. Too expensive for private lessons let alone owning one and no desire to enlist.
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I'm an Avionics Systems Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force. I joined at age 18 and have now served almost 28 years and counting. Looking forward to retirement eventually!
do you fly? I’ve always wanted to fly a helicopter. Too expensive for private lessons let alone owning one and no desire to enlist.
While I have gotten to go for 2 flight's in an F-18, I am not a pilot, just a technician. I fix all the electronics on the aircraft (radar, comm's, flight control systems, ect.).
Me before my first flight. I was only 20, that was 26 years ago.
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I like bean sprouts. James42 private msg quote post Address this user
It's only work if you don't like it.

I get paid to build custom Land Rover Defenders at Arkonik SVO in Charleston, SC. Before moving to Arkonik about 4 years ago, I spent 15 years at a small British specialist restoration shop.

Here's our shop as of yesterday afternoon:




The majority of our work in the US facility is powertrain and chassis upgrades.







Engine choices include OE Land Rover drivetrains, multiple GM engine options, and our first all-electric vehicles should deliver this year.

Although I am primarily involved in production, I also occasionally travel to customer locations for service calls and vehicle handovers.




Our website: https://www.arkonik.com/
Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arkonik/

The board code doesn't like our YouTube url. Here's a video from the channel:

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" . " Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
Now that is cool.

With my 5yo son starting soccer next week, my wife may need to get one.


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It's only work if you don't like it.

I get paid to build custom Land Rover Defenders at Arkonik SVO in Charleston, SC. Before moving to Arkonik about 4 years ago, I spent 15 years at a small British specialist restoration shop.

Here's our shop as of yesterday afternoon:




The majority of our work in the US facility is powertrain and chassis upgrades.







Engine choices include OE Land Rover drivetrains, multiple GM engine options, and our first all-electric vehicles should deliver this year.

Although I am primarily involved in production, I also occasionally travel to customer locations for service calls and vehicle handovers.




Our website: https://www.arkonik.com/
Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arkonik/
Our YouTube: @arkonikdefender2807" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/@arkonikdefender2807
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I'm an Avionics Systems Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force. I joined at age 18 and have now served almost 28 years and counting. Looking forward to retirement eventually!
do you fly? I’ve always wanted to fly a helicopter. Too expensive for private lessons let alone owning one and no desire to enlist.
While I have gotten to go for 2 flight's in an F-18, I am not a pilot, just a technician. I fix all the electronics on the aircraft (radar, comm's, flight control systems, ect.).
Me before my first flight. I was only 20, that was 26 years ago.


That's cool!
I couldn't find the other pictures but, I did get to go up in a KC-135 for a refueling mission and I got to fly in a helicopter from Fairchild AFB to McCord AFB. Some of the best times in my life were in the military. The best place I was stationed at was King Salmon AFB in Alaska back around 1984.







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I'm a Civil Engineer since 2002 but started working topography since 1997
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Collector SpiderTim private msg quote post Address this user
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I am a Smart 3D Administrator.

Smart 3D is a 3D-modeling software that is used, generally by large engineering companies, for designing power plants, chemical plants, nuke plants, offshore platforms... that type of thing.

I just keep the system running so that engineers and designers can get the things designed and construction folks can get them built.


This sounds very interesting, did you study to perform this job? Where can I learn it?
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I had no way of knowing that 9.8 graded copies signed by Adam Hughes weren't what you were looking for. drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
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This marks my 20th year as a high school science teacher, and I am planning on retiring at the end of this school year.


This high school science teacher also had a retirement plan:


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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
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I am a Smart 3D Administrator.

Smart 3D is a 3D-modeling software that is used, generally by large engineering companies, for designing power plants, chemical plants, nuke plants, offshore platforms... that type of thing.

I just keep the system running so that engineers and designers can get the things designed and construction folks can get them built.


This sounds very interesting, did you study to perform this job? Where can I learn it?


It can be, @SpiderTim.

Here is a link to a canned not-very-informative video released by Hexagon, the company that produces Smart 3D.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eX5_REDdfNk

Since you are a civil engineer, you might have colleagues who are familiar with Smart 3D. Where are you located, if you don't mind me asking?

I know that, at least here in the States, there are some colleges that have courses teaching folks to use Smart 3D. These colleges are generally located near industrial hubs. I'm in Houston, Texas, which has a large petrochemical presence. I believe that Hexagon also offers user training (for a fee, of course).

My path to administering this software went like this: I graduated college with a bachelor's degrees in Architecture. When I graduated (during the 1980s), the US economy was not doing well and, as a result, companies in the Houston area were not building. So, no one was hiring a newly-graduated Architectural student.

I ended up landing a job as a piping designer simply because I had learned how to use CAD software in college. I thought a piping designer was a plumber but, actually, a piping designer designs piping in industrial plants. So I learned something about that industry.

A few years later, I ended up taking a job as a user support specialist for those same piping designers. I helped them to use the CAD software (AutoCAD) that I had learned in college and, later, a 3d-modeling software named PDS.

After I had done that for a few years, the company that produced PDS decided to develop an all-new 3d plant design software to replace PDS and I got hired by them to help build that. That software became Smart 3D and I've worked with it ever since then (over 23 years).

The job can be frustrating and stressful if you let it be but I generally like the the work I do and the people I work with. The pays pretty good, too. 🙂
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Ah, AutoCAD. Takes me back to my childhood when I learned CAD from my father. I think it was ver 10 or 11… eventually got me into 3D modeling and animation (3DSMax and some other software)…
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
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Ah, AutoCAD. Takes me back to my childhood when I learned CAD from my father. I think it was ver 10 or 11… eventually got me into 3D modeling and animation (3DSMax and some other software)…

Yep I get it. I haven't used AutoCAD in years. It's still extremely popular though. I always wanted to learn 3DSMax. I just never made time to do it.
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Collector SpiderTim private msg quote post Address this user
@DWeeB1967 I'm located in El Salvador
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I had no way of knowing that 9.8 graded copies signed by Adam Hughes weren't what you were looking for. drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
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@DWeeB1967 I'm located in El Salvador


Never been there before but my return flight from Costa Rica will connect there in a couple months.
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Collector SpiderTim private msg quote post Address this user
@drchaos El Salvador is now safer than Costa Rica for travelers you should visit the country when you can. If you do let me know and I can show you some comics I have for sale, slabs and raws.
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
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@DWeeB1967 I'm located in El Salvador
Offhand, I don't know of any companies in El Salvador that use Smart 3D although there may be some. I know there are companies in Mexico and and some of the South American countries that do.
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user

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