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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I know a couple, they are much rarer bird though, I've found.
    I think you're looking in the wrong place.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    I don't care who gets in there as long as they stand for individual liberty. You don't need to be a genius to protect the freedoms of Americans.

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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think you're looking in the wrong place.
    I'm over in the aerospace comminitie out here in California. Most of the pure research guys are not so technically proficient they be great at Mathematics and computer programming and the research end especially the more estoric stuff. The practical aspects not so much. I hang out and work with engineers and machinists. You probably be right, it might just be my exposure though.
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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    I think you would be surprised at how many "average" joes understand the issues better than our brain trust in DC. having said that I think a mixture would be best, but first they should be tested to know what the issues are and what thier responsibilities are to us. Then let the best egg head or lunch bucket win.
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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    I'm over in the aerospace comminitie out here in California. Most of the pure research guys are not so technically proficient they be great at Mathematics and computer programming and the research end especially the more estoric stuff. The practical aspects not so much. I hang out and work with engineers and machinists. You probably be right, it might just be my exposure though.
    I'm a wiz with the lathe and the mill, can build anything. I rip apart my motorcycle on a routine basis, would too my car if I gave a **** about it (but I don't, **** that thing....4 wheels suck). I've built a lab from scratch. Lasers, electronics, programs, machining; you name it, I've mastered it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm a wiz with the lathe and the mill, can build anything. I rip apart my motorcycle on a routine basis, would too my car if I gave a **** about it (but I don't, **** that thing....4 wheels suck). I've built a lab from scratch. Lasers, electronics, programs, machining; you name it, I've mastered it.
    You doing "pure" research or doing applied research? I find usually the guys doing pure rich research have their heads slightly higher into the atmosphere, than applied research guys. Mind you there are plenty of execeptions, I just am pointing out the trends I find. I think it might have to do with type research they choose is dependent on their interests and personalities.

    I wish I had some skill with electronics. Not my baliwick, I am afraid at least with nitty gritty details of actually building them from scatch. I love cars myself, especially old british ones. Go Triumph. I love planes and especialy rockets.
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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    You doing "pure" research or doing applied research? I find usually the guys doing pure rich research have their heads slightly higher into the atmosphere, than applied research guys. Mind you there are plenty of execeptions, I just am pointing out the trends I find. I think it might have to do with type research they choose is dependent on their interests and personalities.

    I wish I had some skill with electronics. Not my baliwick, I am afraid at least with nitty gritty details of actually building them from scatch. I love cars myself, especially old british ones. Go Triumph. I love planes and especialy rockets.
    It was base research. Fundamental probing of quantum mechanics and in my post doc same type but with quantum computing applications. AMO physicists...the complete package.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It was base research. Fundamental probing of quantum mechanics and in my post doc same type but with quantum computing applications. AMO physicists...the complete package.


    Mother****ers.
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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It was base research. Fundamental probing of quantum mechanics and in my post doc same type but with quantum computing applications. AMO physicists...the complete package.
    You are a rare bird indeed. Did you see the scotch double sided tape application for quantom computing? I find it humourous as it is close cousin to duct tape. Tape in a computer to make it go. . By the way the speed limit in atmostphere for duct tape is 100mph, you can double it with good quality stuff like Gorilla Tape. Dont use either for a vacuum becuase the glue will sublimate. Got to use a specialized version.
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    Re: Academia vs Joe Sixpack

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    Mother****ers.
    Werent for them you wouldnt be on your computer going ****em. Just pointing out a fact of life.
    Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
    I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
    Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.

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