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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 8:47:56 PM   
Sardaukar


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ORIGINAL: Nikademus


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ORIGINAL: Sardaukar

So...does it srike that bunch around is...kinda old...


speak for yourself!


We no speaky to spacecraft people!


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 8:53:55 PM   
Sardaukar


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Firefighting is a young mans job. I had two knees with severe arthritis and found something else I could do to support my brothers. Hence the "retirement" and another job.


Gosh...FDF army, police, docs, firemen and nurse parties.... I **** you not.



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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 8:54:18 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Historiker


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ORIGINAL: John 3rd

Job: Subway Manager and THANK GOODNESS returning to College Education in the Fall


are you already accepted in grad school? Where will you do your PHD? Or will you something different?


Returning to TEACHING college in the fall. Cannot wait!

BANZAI!

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 9:28:14 PM   
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Job: MetOp Mission Manager (Google works, you figure it out)
Age: 50

Since we devoved to bragging.



Everytime I move somthing hurts. Benning, Bragg, and McCall may have something to do with it....

My other favorite quote is: 1SG Rutland--Deal with it!

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 9:35:40 PM   
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ORIGINAL: John 3rd


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ORIGINAL: mike scholl 1

Job: Retired. Former Theatre Manager and IT tech.
Age: 63
Residence: Kansas City, Mo.
Family: Two Sisters, One Mother, Many Friends
Education: BS, MA, 50 years of reading...
Work: Not if I can help it..., I'm RETIRED.
Favorite Quote: "There are always three courses of action open to your enemy..., and of these he will inevitably chose the forth."
Reading: 1636: The Saxon Uprising. (I enjoy historical fantasy..., just not in my historical gaming.)





Did you work for Commonwealth Theatres (was based at Kansas City)? My Father worked for them for 31+ years.


Started out with Elmer Rodin's Commonweanth..., and stayed for the ride when the company got passed around like a bad penny until they sold my theatre out from under me on my 50th birthday. My favorite owners were the "Holding Company in Barcelona, Spain". Who was your Dad? I probably at least met him.


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 11:10:13 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

Job: Veterinarian (poultry specialist)
Age: 43
Residence: Just north of St. Paul, Minnesota (USA)
Family: married, two children (ages 5 & 8)
Education: BVSc (Veterinary Science), MPVM (Preventive Veterinary Medicine), DVM, MBA
Work: A rodent-themed large upper Midwest public university. Diagnostic pathology, teaching, research.
Favorite Quote: Don't Tread on Me
Reading: American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. by Chris Kyle


OMG! You really are a Poultry Lad...


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 11:22:30 PM   
Schanilec

 

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Education: One year UND (history), but I need to live on something. BS Architectural Drafting & Estimating Technology 1985 (workman's compenstaion)
Work: Arch/civil/elec/mech firm. Still part time since the down turn. Was unemployed for eight months. Been here almost two years.
Reading: Just started S.E. Morison's US Naval Operations..., Volume XIV: Victory in the Pacific, 1945. Reading season is about over.
Quote: Not so much a qoute per se. The Gettysburg Address.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/11/2012 11:37:25 PM   
bradfordkay

 

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Work: local chain of bicycle shops
Favorite Quote: Wherever you go, there you are.
Reading: Destroyermen: Rising Tide (everyone needs a little light reading once in a while)

Okay, Dan... you really need to post your info here as well.



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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 12:03:54 AM   
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What the hey...

Job: Programmer Analyst
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Family: Married - just about 22 years; Two sons: One, a 17 year old HS Junior and the other 20 years old and currently in USAF at Minot AFB
Education: BS - Mathematics. University of Wisconsin - Superior
Work: Unemployed the last 6 weeks
Favorite Quote: "Success is commemorated; failure merely remembered."
Reading: Naval Camouflage 1914-1945 A Complete Visual Reference by David Williams

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 12:22:44 AM   
JWE

 

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Ok, Nik made me do it. So ...

Job: IP consultant and Businessman
Age: 64 (11 months away from being a serious parasite)
Residence: Fairhope, AL; Puerto Varas, Los Lagos, Chile; Hua Nui, French Polynesia.
Family: wife (divorced), two daughters (deceased), shootloads of sisters and nieces and nephews, and the friut of their loins.
Education: BS Physics/Chemistry, Bates College. MBA UF, MS Physics, MIT. JD Law $hit, USD.
Work: Semi-retired, but doing R&D for optical timing and sensor systems for DoD and Private firms; still doing IP consulting for NASA, Hustsville, Litton Systens, Eaton, Boeing and Rocketdyne.
Favorite Quote: What Ted Turner said when talking aboutthe nouvelle keel of the Mariner; "Hell, even a piece of $hit is round on both ends!"
Favorite Things: Building wooden ship models of 18th century vessels; kicking the living squat out out of any other sailboat racer.
Favorite Reading: Consider Phlebas, by Iain Banks, and the Starfisher Trilogy, by Glen Cook. [/quote]


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 12:30:00 AM   
treespider


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Family: Wife, two sons (17 and 15), 17 year old is currently the 2nd best High School Bass Clarinetist in the state of TN
Education: BA Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, 1990
Work: See job...
Favorite Quote:

quote:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.


Reading: Lost Chance in China, The WWII Dispatches of John S. Service


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 12:51:47 AM   
Feinder


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Education: BS Comp Sci Univ Florida
Work: Large retailer
Favorite Quote:
Reading: Wheel of Time and Neptune's Inferno


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 2:08:29 AM   
JeffK


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Family: Married 28 years, 1 son
Education: School of Hard Knocks, Bugger all really, worked hard to get where I did.
Work: manufacturer of marine safety pyrotechnic devices et al.
Favorite Quote:
Reading: Clay Blair's book on the Uboat war vol2.

Maybe like others I am loath to put too much on the net, I have been hacked off better sites than this, put my name on "private conversations" which were then published and still have some secrets I want to keep.

Kinda ruins the image of some when you know what they really are

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 2:46:40 AM   
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residence: Zulu HQ already posted in another of Dans threads. See picture there
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education: schooling has yet to interfere with it.
reading: an Atlas. sales report. NYT crossword. Island (Huxley).
quote: "For every vacation, there is an equal and opposite two anti vacations" Dr. Mandrake.

oh yeah, 51.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 3:30:38 AM   
JeffK


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It would be interesting to anyone with the time.

Plot the ages, seems to be several groupings, did wargaming go through high/low periods of interest.

Plot the locations, Lots of Finns, and I think Sardarkaur was deported to Malta. A number of Kansas City/Lawrence people (I not these as head Office was Lenexa and I visitied about 10 years back) Not many NY/SF/LA.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 3:50:44 AM   
wdolson

 

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There is a blob in the US Northwest too. They seem to be more clustered in Washington than Oregon, but I do know at least one, now inactive, member who live in Oregon.

I was thinking that across the age range, those of us over about 40 probably grew up playing games from Avalon Hill, SPI, etc. I suspect many of the younger forum members have never played with little cardboard counters. The old wargames are sort of like vinyl records. They have a lot of nostalgia and some positives, but newer technologies like CDs and MP3s are much more convenient and give you flexibility vinyl never allowed.

Bill

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 4:08:10 AM   
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ORIGINAL: KMCCARTHY

quote:

Job: MetOp Mission Manager (Google works, you figure it out)
Age: 50

Since we devoved to bragging.



Everytime I move somthing hurts. Benning, Bragg, and McCall may have something to do with it....

My other favorite quote is: 1SG Rutland--Deal with it!



Good to see you here Kevin ...

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 6:43:04 AM   
Cuttlefish

 

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Education: BA, Michigan State University
Work: when I have to
Favorite Quote: "The dice never lie." (Professor M.A.R. Barker)
Reading: "Blood of Victory" by Alan Furst

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 7:11:46 AM   
LoBaron


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Favorite Quote: See 1st sig line.
Reading: History - ok for the nerds here, yes, history is science too, Science (Physics, Social, Evolution, Geography,..), SF,
too much to list here.

I feel far more uncomfortable to post personal information on a forum than on facebook, Canorebel.
On facebook I can control to whom I show what. Here I cannot, except by not posting, or by posting
50 PMs.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 9:07:45 AM   
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Work: U.S. Department of Transportation. Among my other hats, I am the "Co-Chair of the Executive Steering Group of the Space-Based Position, Navigation & Timing Executive Committee." Really. Bureaucrats take their titles very seriously.
Favorite Quote: See first quote in sig
Re-Reading: Churchill's History of the Second World War; Terry Pratchett's Discworld series

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 10:58:35 AM   
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A most interesting thread.

Job: Corporate Lawyer
Age: 42
Residence: Rome, Italy
Family: Married with 2 daughters (11 and 9 years old)
Education: B.A. at Temple University (Ancient History), J.D. at Georgetown Law Center.
Work: Too much.
Favorite Quote: I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it (Voltaire)
Reading: Nothing but tax law books (sadly).




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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 11:41:48 AM   
cohimbra


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Favorite Quote: "Fanno il deserto e lo chiamano pace" (Tacito 55d.c.?-120d.c.)
Reading: Il pendolo di Focault by U.Eco


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 1:16:11 PM   
treespider


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ORIGINAL: wdolson

The old wargames are sort of like vinyl records. They have a lot of nostalgia and some positives, but newer technologies like CDs and MP3s are much more convenient and give you flexibility vinyl never allowed.

Bill



Unfortunately although the "newer" computer wargames are certainly much more compact and therefore convenient than cardboard and paper... I disagree that they are more flexible.

When I have the capability to re-write the rules (code) then I would say they have flexibility....till then I am stuck playing the game rules as written.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 1:23:21 PM   
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Residence: West Virginia
Family: Will be married in May
Education: BS Nursing, EMT-P, Paralegal
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Reading: Shatter Sword

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 2:52:13 PM   
soticrandy

 

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Family: Single, no pets, family in same town
Education: AA Computer Science
Work: Swisslog Translogic
Favorite Quote: "Strippers hate cinnamon but love Funyuns!"
Reading: Just finished Capital Punishment by Jack Abramoff and Shattered Sword

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 3:23:44 PM   
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I figured the average age of Forumites might be 50 to 55, but based on the posts in here thus far it might be closer to 40 to 45.  It is encouraging to note so many young folks with a passion for history and strategy of this kind.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 3:31:16 PM   
Historiker


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So where's your posting with the template, Canoerebel? Or have I missed it?

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 3:34:28 PM   
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I pledged not to post my information at the beginning of this thread to try to make it clear this was not a "look at me" kind of thing.  I wanted forumites to know that they were being asked to participate not out of that motive, but out of true interest in getting to know each other better. 

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 3:35:29 PM   
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Allright, but now you're asked

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/12/2012 4:18:28 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Roger Neilson II

Job: No longer have one, retired (Thank you ConDem Government) Used to be a teacher. Now a nature warden and volunteer at a 'Stately Home' and into genealogy
Age: Big 60 later this year
Residence: Newcastle upon Tyne
Family: Wife and two kids (one of each type)
Education: English Literature, Education management (York University & Open University)
Favourite quote: The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there (L P Hartley)
Reading: Just finished A Man of Parts


Err this is who I 'used' to be........ Grrrrrrr

Roger the Umpteenth, founder of a new Dynasty. No not the TV type.

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