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Offline rickymooston

Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2008, 04:59:32 PM »
BS - Comp & Information Science
Lots of certs, notably SQL Server.

Has no bearing on my philosophical reasoning.

Errr ... no inferences have been made yet.

DD made a point, for some things that experts might be useful.

Some of above skills may be rather useful for some projects.

Rubber factory.  Think polymer processing and physical properties.

Interesting. My dad worked for Dupont before; also in a plant but definately specializing in petrochemicals. (I thought rubber was from a plant in india but ... obviously most plastics made from hydrocarbons.)
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2008, 08:50:29 PM »
Interesting. My dad worked for Dupont before; also in a plant but definately specializing in petrochemicals. (I thought rubber was from a plant in india but ... obviously most plastics made from hydrocarbons.)

There are:
-natural rubber (cispolyisoprene, hevea trees/dandelion/guayle)
-synthetic polyisoprene (not as good as natural rubber, oil)
-polybutadiene (low heat generation, oil)
-styrene butadiene (good traction, oil)
-nitrile and silicone (not used in tires, oil)

NR still dominates due to its unique characteristics of strain crystalization coupled with low heat generation.  Then there are all the other chemicals and fillers that go into rubber.
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2008, 09:40:22 AM »
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I work in software and statistical modelling
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2008, 10:00:09 AM »
MSci in Physics
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I work in software and statistical modelling

Oh, ...

What sort of statistical modeling? Typical problem? :D. Is this related to either of your master's degrees above?
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2008, 09:20:47 AM »
MSci in Physics
Just starting a MSc in artificial intelligence

I work in software and statistical modelling

Oh, ...

What sort of statistical modeling? Typical problem? :D. Is this related to either of your master's degrees above?

All sorts really. Usually FMECA related. My work isn't directly related to my physics degree, but hopefully the AI will come in useful.
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2008, 09:39:57 AM »
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I work in software and statistical modelling

Oh, ...

What sort of statistical modeling? Typical problem? :D. Is this related to either of your master's degrees above?

All sorts really. Usually FMECA related. My work isn't directly related to my physics degree, but hopefully the AI will come in useful.

FMECA? Quality standards like in hardware design?
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2008, 10:56:45 PM »
Haven't been posting much on any forums due to some personal stuff...but I thought, here's something that won't require much thought.

Someone asked where all the shrinks were....I was briefly a Psych major at the University of Texas, but I would imagine that doesn't count. Either way, I still anyalyze the crap out of everyone, all the time. I am usually correct in my analyses and predictions regarding human behavior. But occasionally, someone really stumps me. I am especially versed in recognizing patterns of abuse, neglect, and addiction.

I read a lot of books. I read a lot, in general, and always have. I'm a jack of all trades. I know a little bit about a lot of stuff, particularly in the arts and sciences. I would go to college my whole life if I could, just to learn. But I first need to get a tattooing license.

I wouldn't call myself an expert at anything, except for perhaps drawing. Everything else I feel like I still have a LOT to learn. Specific areas of experience that I have include my occupation in hair and skin care (which is where the majority of my educational background is), fashion design (and yes, I sew), screenprinting, painting, and running a business. Nothing terribly useful to this forum.

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« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2008, 04:22:06 AM »
MSci in Physics
Just starting a MSc in artificial intelligence

I work in software and statistical modelling

Oh, ...

What sort of statistical modeling? Typical problem? :D. Is this related to either of your master's degrees above?

All sorts really. Usually FMECA related. My work isn't directly related to my physics degree, but hopefully the AI will come in useful.

FMECA? Quality standards like in hardware design?

Failure mode effects and criticality analysis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failure_Mode,_Effects,_and_Criticality_Analysis
We use it to predict maintenance requirements across a huge number of assets
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2008, 12:07:58 PM »
I am a hacker.I know many underground hacker sites and I sometimes infect my friends PC's.
One time I deleted the counter strike 1.6 game from a guy's pc because he was cheating.HA HA HA

There was a time when I was stealing Steam accounts,but I quit it because I almost got caught,and I wasnt making a fortune out of it.

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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2008, 12:14:14 PM »
I am a hacker.I know many underground hacker sites and I sometimes infect my friends PC's.
One time I deleted the counter strike 1.6 game from a guy's pc because he was cheating.HA HA HA

There was a time when I was stealing Steam accounts,but I quit it because I almost got caught,and I wasnt making a fortune out of it.

I see.

Alot of money in security. You should study computer science formaly. ;-).
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2008, 12:24:26 PM »
Where are all the head shrinkers?

Agreed.  (Side note: Kelly @ the Rational Response Squad is a psyc going for an advanced degree, and they have a Biblical scholar as well who is working on a book.  Not that they are here. :( )

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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2008, 01:54:02 PM »
I am a hacker.I know many underground hacker sites and I sometimes infect my friends PC's.
One time I deleted the counter strike 1.6 game from a guy's pc because he was cheating.HA HA HA

There was a time when I was stealing Steam accounts,but I quit it because I almost got caught,and I wasnt making a fortune out of it.

You know, I don't believe you.
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2008, 01:56:38 PM »
I am a hacker.I know many underground hacker sites and I sometimes infect my friends PC's.
One time I deleted the counter strike 1.6 game from a guy's pc because he was cheating.HA HA HA

There was a time when I was stealing Steam accounts,but I quit it because I almost got caught,and I wasnt making a fortune out of it.

You know, I don't believe you.
You know,I don't care.

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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2008, 01:59:44 PM »
I am a hacker.I know many underground hacker sites and I sometimes infect my friends PC's.
One time I deleted the counter strike 1.6 game from a guy's pc because he was cheating.HA HA HA

There was a time when I was stealing Steam accounts,but I quit it because I almost got caught,and I wasnt making a fortune out of it.

You know, I don't believe you.
You know,I don't care.

By wall means, hold that opinion if you want to. I'm just stating my disbelief for eveyone else. You could, you know, try and show evidence that you are what you say you are? But naw, nevermind.
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2008, 02:03:33 PM »
I am a hacker.I know many underground hacker sites and I sometimes infect my friends PC's.
One time I deleted the counter strike 1.6 game from a guy's pc because he was cheating.HA HA HA

There was a time when I was stealing Steam accounts,but I quit it because I almost got caught,and I wasnt making a fortune out of it.

You know, I don't believe you.
You know,I don't care.

By wall means, hold that opinion if you want to. I'm just stating my disbelief for eveyone else. You could, you know, try and show evidence that you are what you say you are? But naw, nevermind.
If I will be an awesome hacker,I could posibly proove it to you.But since I am not an expert,well,I do not really have any ideea how.You are right not to believe me.I am also suspicios one someone says he is a hacker,because most of them lie.So I understand your suspicion.
Dont worry.I wont do like theists and say U should take it as faith :D :D

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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2008, 02:11:09 PM »
I wish I had hacking skillz.  I'd load up amro fadly's computer with gay porn.
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« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2008, 02:15:11 PM »
I wish I had hacking skillz.  I'd load up amro fadly's computer with gay porn.
Some stupid hacker infected my computer once and a skeleton had appeared on desktop.
I had to reinstall windows again.Its easy to plant a virus in a PC.But its harder to make it invizible to antivirus.That I dont know how.Thats why I can infect only my friend PCs,cause they have old bitdifender versions(some of them).

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« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2008, 02:18:50 PM »
Some stupid hacker infected my computer once and a skeleton had appeared on desktop.
I had to reinstall windows again.Its easy to plant a virus in a PC.But its harder to make it invizible to antivirus.That I dont know how.Thats why I can infect only my friend PCs,cause they have old bitdifender versions(some of them).

You use Windows? See now I know you are not a 'hacker' (I assume you mean 'cracker').
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2008, 02:21:04 PM »
Some stupid hacker infected my computer once and a skeleton had appeared on desktop.
I had to reinstall windows again.Its easy to plant a virus in a PC.But its harder to make it invizible to antivirus.That I dont know how.Thats why I can infect only my friend PCs,cause they have old bitdifender versions(some of them).

You use Windows? See now I know you are not a 'hacker' (I assume you mean 'cracker').
Linux Mandriva on one PC and Windows on my gaming PC
I dont crack games

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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2008, 02:28:01 PM »
Linux Mandriva on one PC and Windows on my gaming PC
I dont crack games

You think a 'cracker' cracks games? Someone watches too many movies...
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2008, 02:32:13 PM »
Linux Mandriva on one PC and Windows on my gaming PC
I dont crack games

You think a 'cracker' cracks games? Someone watches too many movies...
Cracker also means a guy that removes protection software.For example removes CD-KEY..I have a friend that does that.He teached me how to steal STEAM accounts.Although it was his program...

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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2008, 02:34:20 PM »
rickymooston, sorry for diverting this thread. I'll stop posting now.
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2008, 02:35:51 PM »
rickymooston, sorry for diverting this thread. I'll stop posting now.
You should.If U still want to kepp buzzing me,you can send me e-mail for example.Dont ruin other peoples posts for your fantezies.

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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #52 on: September 18, 2008, 03:41:34 PM »
Hacker = curious with no bad intent
Cracker = bad intentions



Real world example;

A hacker would help you open your house if you lost your keys.  They would also show you that your front door locks were faulty anyway, and could demonstrate it to you.  You'd probably be so grateful that you'd offer them a drink and maybe dinner.

A cracker would open the door without asking, drink your last beer or soda, then might write on every mirror, wall, and window in your house that you're an idiot before they took your keys and cell phone and went on a spree.  Your pet(s) will be in an oven and it will be on.  Broken glass will be on the floor and it's your own damn fault if you step on it.
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #53 on: September 19, 2008, 12:09:24 AM »
I have a Bachelors in Business Informatics with Emphasis in Multimedia/Web Design.
I've also done a tiny bit of Masters work in Christian Apologetics.

All my theology stuff is informal, I have about 6 years of experience in ministry, most of in interspersed with some IT to actually pay the bills. I keep a pretty obsessive collection of religiously oriented books, particularly unusual bible translations and cult scriptures.

In my spare time I'm working on a book that will be a lay-level guide to LDS missionary tactics, and it's application for the gospel.


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« Reply #54 on: September 19, 2008, 07:42:22 AM »
I have a Bachelors in Business Informatics with Emphasis in Multimedia/Web Design.
I've also done a tiny bit of Masters work in Christian Apologetics.

All my theology stuff is informal, I have about 6 years of experience in ministry, most of in interspersed with some IT to actually pay the bills. I keep a pretty obsessive collection of religiously oriented books, particularly unusual bible translations and cult scriptures.

In my spare time I'm working on a book that will be a lay-level guide to LDS missionary tactics, and it's application for the gospel.



Are you offering your services to help the cause of eradicating religion? 


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« Reply #55 on: September 19, 2008, 07:29:30 PM »
I have a Bachelors in Business Informatics with Emphasis in Multimedia/Web Design.
I've also done a tiny bit of Masters work in Christian Apologetics.

All my theology stuff is informal, I have about 6 years of experience in ministry, most of in interspersed with some IT to actually pay the bills. I keep a pretty obsessive collection of religiously oriented books, particularly unusual bible translations and cult scriptures.

In my spare time I'm working on a book that will be a lay-level guide to LDS missionary tactics, and it's application for the gospel.

Are you offering your services to help the cause or eradicating religion? 

Help which cause?

I'm pro-gospel... I think that's the most straightforward way I can answer you.

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« Reply #56 on: September 19, 2008, 08:33:21 PM »
sorry.  typo corrected.
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Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
« Reply #57 on: September 21, 2008, 12:20:42 AM »
BS mechanical engineering - strenghts of materials discipline specifically (as opposed to fluids). 
Gears and pulleys instead of hydraulics and pneumatics? Weak lol