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Title: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston on September 08, 2008, 06:09:09 PM
DaveDave raised a point about experts. Long story.

What sort of experts do we have here. (Don't name somebody else, that might be impolite.)

For record, I'm a computer scientist. Can't really say I'm an expert, its my field, I don't have a ph'd in it and have not written gobs of books on it.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: hayzelee on September 08, 2008, 08:09:12 PM
Er,I Do Science In College...
Sometimes...
When I Go...

>.<
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Irish on September 08, 2008, 08:51:24 PM
Uh....

I'm a junior studying biochemistry.  I read a lot of different texts....
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: spider on September 08, 2008, 09:51:11 PM
I have done 5 semesters of a BSc forensic chemistry degree, failing about 3 of those semesters.  But I have a Certificate IV in Customer Contact, Business Development!!! 

Yeah we need the actual experts to answer.  I think it would be helpful before people like me take on heavyweights in their own field.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Sota on September 08, 2008, 11:49:00 PM
Does being a sophomore in high school count as expertise?
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: ;) on September 09, 2008, 12:27:09 PM
I'm only doing my A-levels ...
So no real expertise :D

Physics and books get me by with my knowledge, though :)
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: velkyn on September 09, 2008, 12:33:07 PM
I have my BS in geology and years working in it.  I have a strong background in biology from wanting that as a major before I switched to geology.  I have a decent grounding in chemistry and physics too. 

 
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Mooby on September 09, 2008, 01:06:12 PM
BS in biomathematics and philosophy.  Working on a DO.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston on September 09, 2008, 01:10:22 PM
Thanks for responses so far. I'm only really going to be responding if I don't understand what your qualifications mean. :D.

BS in biomathematics and philosophy.  Working on a DO.

DO=Ph'd?
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: screwtape on September 09, 2008, 02:37:56 PM
BS mechanical engineering - strenghts of materials discipline specifically (as opposed to fluids).  Triple minored in English lit, philosophy and religion.
Background in statistics.  Lean Six Sigma green belt.  lean six sigma black belt in training.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston on September 09, 2008, 03:31:22 PM
BS mechanical engineering - strenghts of materials discipline specifically (as opposed to fluids).  Triple minored in English lit, philosophy and religion.
Background in statistics.  Lean Six Sigma green belt.  lean six sigma black belt in training.

For curiousity what is your honest opinion on six sigma. (What industry are you applying it to.)

In the context of software, i feel that alot of times its an excuse for companies to rehash the same initiatives that they've had in the last 20 years using different variants of the same practices; i.e., sometimes it introduces alot of churn. Obviously companies need processes. In the case of one of the companies I was working in, introducing 6 sigma was helping them further run the company to the ground, because the real problems were at the top.

Statistics eh? ;-) I almost studied that. Long story.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Cyberia on September 10, 2008, 12:56:42 AM
BS Computer Engineering

Everything else I discuss comes from my own investigations and study.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: screwtape on September 10, 2008, 09:16:50 AM
For curiousity what is your honest opinion on six sigma. (What industry are you applying it to.)

In the context of software, i feel that alot of times its an excuse for companies to rehash the same initiatives that they've had in the last 20 years using different variants of the same practices; i.e., sometimes it introduces alot of churn. Obviously companies need processes. In the case of one of the companies I was working in, introducing 6 sigma was helping them further run the company to the ground, because the real problems were at the top.

Statistics eh? ;-) I almost studied that. Long story.

I apply it to manufacturing.   I doubt 6 sig helped run the company into the ground. It is essentially a collection of statistical tool and problem solving techniques to help make good business decisions. So, in that sense, it is nothing new.  But the approach is new - more holistic and when combined with lean manufacturing it is quite powerful.  It can work, but as with anything, if it does not have support from the top down it will fail.  If the problems are the top, then there is little you can do anyway, short of strategic assassinations or blackmail.

I am not sure what you mean by "churn".  It should not be disruptive or add anything extra.  It should help you screen projects better by examining the value of the project and it should help your approach to completing projects.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Mooby on September 10, 2008, 10:28:10 AM
DO=Ph'd?
DO = physician
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston on September 10, 2008, 11:17:52 AM
DO=Ph'd?
DO = physician

I see. Thanks.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Cycle4Fun on September 10, 2008, 03:47:32 PM
Chemical engineer by degree currently working as a material scientist.  Most recently getting experience as a plant engineer
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: screwtape on September 10, 2008, 03:48:41 PM
Where are all the head shrinkers?
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston on September 10, 2008, 08:49:46 PM
Chemical engineer by degree currently working as a material scientist.  Most recently getting experience as a plant engineer

Sorry forgot what is plant engineer. My dad did that kind of stuff, lol.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Airyaman on September 10, 2008, 08:55:07 PM
BS Chemistry
MS Engineering Mgmt
MMIS
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Cycle4Fun on September 10, 2008, 09:16:28 PM
Chemical engineer by degree currently working as a material scientist.  Most recently getting experience as a plant engineer

Sorry forgot what is plant engineer. My dad did that kind of stuff, lol.

I fix problems that crop up at the plant.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston on September 10, 2008, 09:20:28 PM
Chemical engineer by degree currently working as a material scientist.  Most recently getting experience as a plant engineer

Sorry forgot what is plant engineer. My dad did that kind of stuff, lol.

I fix problems that crop up at the plant.

What kind of a plant? Oil refinery? Factory? ...?
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Barry Vickers on September 13, 2008, 03:36:50 PM
I have a physics degree but I don't work in science. The more I learned about physics the more I realised we know little about our universe. But I don't believe in God and I certainly don't follow any of the religious groups. I can't disprove God either, so I guess I don't NOT believe in God either. Does that make me an agnostic? I'm not sure. I'm quite new to all this God debate stuff. I was fortunate to have grown up with little religious influence - although I was Christened and I was made to say the Lord's prayer once every school day. I was made to go to church too on xmas day. That I hated. All creepy statues, paintings, hymns and men in weird costumes talking nonsense. The sooner we quash all the superstitious beliefs the better, I say.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: ;) on September 13, 2008, 04:09:26 PM
I have a physics degree but I don't work in science. The more I learned about physics the more I realised we know little about our universe. But I don't believe in God and I certainly don't follow any of the religious groups. I can't disprove God either, so I guess I don't NOT believe in God either. Does that make me an agnostic? I'm not sure. I'm quite new to all this God debate stuff. I was fortunate to have grown up with little religious influence - although I was Christened and I was made to say the Lord's prayer once every school day. I was made to go to church too on xmas day. That I hated. All creepy statues, paintings, hymns and men in weird costumes talking nonsense. The sooner we quash all the superstitious beliefs the better, I say.

What was your Physics degree like?
'Cause i'm looking at doing a Particle Physics degree when i've done my A-levels ::)
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: PingTheServer on September 13, 2008, 04:52:26 PM
BS - Comp & Information Science
Lots of certs, notably SQL Server.

Has no bearing on my philosophical reasoning.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Cycle4Fun on September 13, 2008, 06:22:27 PM
Chemical engineer by degree currently working as a material scientist.  Most recently getting experience as a plant engineer

Sorry forgot what is plant engineer. My dad did that kind of stuff, lol.

I fix problems that crop up at the plant.

What kind of a plant? Oil refinery? Factory? ...?

Rubber factory.  Think polymer processing and physical properties.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Barry Vickers on September 14, 2008, 05:15:25 AM
I have a physics degree but I don't work in science. The more I learned about physics the more I realised we know little about our universe. But I don't believe in God and I certainly don't follow any of the religious groups. I can't disprove God either, so I guess I don't NOT believe in God either. Does that make me an agnostic? I'm not sure. I'm quite new to all this God debate stuff. I was fortunate to have grown up with little religious influence - although I was Christened and I was made to say the Lord's prayer once every school day. I was made to go to church too on xmas day. That I hated. All creepy statues, paintings, hymns and men in weird costumes talking nonsense. The sooner we quash all the superstitious beliefs the better, I say.

What was your Physics degree like?
'Cause i'm looking at doing a Particle Physics degree when i've done my A-levels ::)

Physics is a very demanding subject, but it is also one of the most fascinating and rewarding for the right people. If you seriously want to study physics then definitely go for it, but don't expect to just do particle physics. Physics is a huge subject and you will have to start with the easier stuff and work your way up the tree of knowledge. Lots of students go into physics because of the quantum mechanical 'weird' stuff, but then discover that the classical stuff is just as interesting. Also, be prepared to do lots of mathematics! I find maths interesting and enjoyed the maths side of the course perhaps more than the physics side. Everyone struggles with maths (and physics) so don't feel too downhearted each time you find yourself really struggling (which you will). Everyone that sticks at it gets through the course - otherwise they wouldn't be allowed on the course to begin with. Also, do research on physics courses before you enrole because physics curriculum varies a lot from university to university. The last year(s) of your course will generally involve doing a project or dissertation. This is where you get to choose a particular physics direction (you might have the option of, say, doing a theoretical paper on hadron interractions). If you want to be a particle physicist then you will have to do research degree (usually a PhD) after your undergraduate degree, and your undergraduate dissertation will serve as a useful stepping stone into that field of science (pardon the pun). Lastly, don't let people 'ridicule' you for choosing physics! I got a lot of stick off friends and family who seemed to find it amusing that I would read maths books or books with 'quantum' in the title, for fun. If you're interested in physics and you want to study it then you should definitely go for it. The ones who laughed at me now regularly enthusiatically ask me questions about physics, so it seems that some people are too embarrassed to admit they're interested in science. This is probably down to the stereotypical physicist with no social skills or love life!? Physicists are generally NOT like that at all! The coolest people in this world are often the intelligent ones, and scientists are among the most intelligent of them all. So go for it, work hard, learn, stick at it and above all enjoy it.  ;)
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: ;) on September 14, 2008, 07:31:51 AM
I have a physics degree but I don't work in science. The more I learned about physics the more I realised we know little about our universe. But I don't believe in God and I certainly don't follow any of the religious groups. I can't disprove God either, so I guess I don't NOT believe in God either. Does that make me an agnostic? I'm not sure. I'm quite new to all this God debate stuff. I was fortunate to have grown up with little religious influence - although I was Christened and I was made to say the Lord's prayer once every school day. I was made to go to church too on xmas day. That I hated. All creepy statues, paintings, hymns and men in weird costumes talking nonsense. The sooner we quash all the superstitious beliefs the better, I say.

What was your Physics degree like?
'Cause i'm looking at doing a Particle Physics degree when i've done my A-levels ::)

Physics is a very demanding subject, but it is also one of the most fascinating and rewarding for the right people. If you seriously want to study physics then definitely go for it, but don't expect to just do particle physics. Physics is a huge subject and you will have to start with the easier stuff and work your way up the tree of knowledge. Lots of students go into physics because of the quantum mechanical 'weird' stuff, but then discover that the classical stuff is just as interesting. Also, be prepared to do lots of mathematics! I find maths interesting and enjoyed the maths side of the course perhaps more than the physics side. Everyone struggles with maths (and physics) so don't feel too downhearted each time you find yourself really struggling (which you will). Everyone that sticks at it gets through the course - otherwise they wouldn't be allowed on the course to begin with. Also, do research on physics courses before you enrole because physics curriculum varies a lot from university to university. The last year(s) of your course will generally involve doing a project or dissertation. This is where you get to choose a particular physics direction (you might have the option of, say, doing a theoretical paper on hadron interractions). If you want to be a particle physicist then you will have to do research degree (usually a PhD) after your undergraduate degree, and your undergraduate dissertation will serve as a useful stepping stone into that field of science (pardon the pun). Lastly, don't let people 'ridicule' you for choosing physics! I got a lot of stick off friends and family who seemed to find it amusing that I would read maths books or books with 'quantum' in the title, for fun. If you're interested in physics and you want to study it then you should definitely go for it. The ones who laughed at me now regularly enthusiatically ask me questions about physics, so it seems that some people are too embarrassed to admit they're interested in science. This is probably down to the stereotypical physicist with no social skills or love life!? Physicists are generally NOT like that at all! The coolest people in this world are often the intelligent ones, and scientists are among the most intelligent of them all. So go for it, work hard, learn, stick at it and above all enjoy it.  ;)

Ahhh thanks :)
Well it's not just particle physics i'm interested in, the course i've looked at (i've looked at lots thoroughly) is Physics, with particle physics and cosmology.
So it's abit of classical, particle and cosmological really, which is what i'm looking for.

Yeah i do find the physics and maths hard at times, but i find it really fascinating, so it's worth it ::)
& i know what you mean, everyone thinks i'm a right nerd because of the books i read :D
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: johno on September 14, 2008, 11:46:46 AM
Failed to get into medical school: too thick and idle, and that was probably lucky as I'd probably have made House look like Pollyanna. A BSc degree (1966)  in zoology with subsidiaries in botany and geology, PhD in zoology 1971, DSc in 2002, Fellow of the Institute of Biology in 2002. Taught courses in population dynamics, behavioural ecology, history and impact of the Origin of Species, statistics and programming for biologists, retired in 2004 after treatment for renal cancer. Now I amuse myself by contributing to a few atheistic bulletin boards with no discernible effect on other people's opinions.

johno
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston on September 14, 2008, 04:57:04 PM
Failed to get into medical school: too thick and idle, and that was probably lucky as I'd probably have made House look like Pollyanna. A BSc degree (1966)  in zoology with subsidiaries in botany and geology, PhD in zoology 1971, DSc in 2002, Fellow of the Institute of Biology in 2002. Taught courses in population dynamics, behavioural ecology, history and impact of the Origin of Species, statistics and programming for biologists, retired in 2004 after treatment for renal cancer. Now I amuse myself by contributing to a few atheistic bulletin boards with no discernible effect on other people's opinions.

johno

Sorry about the cancer stuff. In theory, the treatments gotten better there?

Sounds like you should indeed have some serious expertise above. ;-).

What was your thesis on? How did you veer into the undergrad (I assume) applied stastics courses.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston 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.)
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Cycle4Fun 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.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: ChrisPeaTu on September 15, 2008, 09:40:22 AM
MSci in Physics
Just starting a MSc in artificial intelligence

I work in software and statistical modelling
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston on September 15, 2008, 10:00:09 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?
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: ChrisPeaTu 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.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston on September 17, 2008, 09:39:57 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?
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: urs 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.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: ChrisPeaTu 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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failure_Mode,_Effects,_and_Criticality_Analysis)
We use it to predict maintenance requirements across a huge number of assets
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Regenesisxxl 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.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston 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. ;-).
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Hermes 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. :( )

I'm a Jack in a few fields; mostly process analysis, analysis in general, test, and sysop.  Amateur mythologist.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Freak 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.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Regenesisxxl 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.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Freak 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.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Regenesisxxl 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
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: screwtape 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.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Regenesisxxl 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).
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Freak 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').
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Regenesisxxl 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
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Freak 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...
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Regenesisxxl 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...
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Freak on September 18, 2008, 02:34:20 PM
rickymooston, sorry for diverting this thread. I'll stop posting now.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Regenesisxxl 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.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Hermes 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.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Obadiah 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.

Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: screwtape 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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Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Obadiah 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.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: screwtape on September 19, 2008, 08:33:21 PM
sorry.  typo corrected.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Goodkat 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
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Evolutions Golden Toad on September 21, 2008, 10:14:41 AM
BS in biology with an informal emphasis on animal behavior and behavioral ecology, as well as more psych and philosophy courses than I care to count
Working on an MS in biology prior to Ph.D work
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: screwtape on September 22, 2008, 08:16:59 AM
BS mechanical engineering - strenghts of materials discipline specifically (as opposed to fluids). 
Gears and pulleys instead of hydraulics and pneumatics? Weak lol

no. titanium, steel, gears, pulleys, hyraulics and pneumatics instead of HVAC, refrigeration units, and reynolds numbers.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Count Iblis on September 23, 2008, 10:44:48 PM
BS Physics
MS Mathematics
Hobbies: Historical linguistics, music (especially guitar), early Christianity
Trade: Historical and sport fencing, photography

Whether I'm an expert at any of these is debatable (though knowledge of historical fencing is so unusual that I may very well be an expert).
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston on September 25, 2008, 09:02:18 PM
BS Physics
MS Mathematics
Hobbies: Historical linguistics, music (especially guitar), early Christianity
Trade: Historical and sport fencing, photography

Whether I'm an expert at any of these is debatable (though knowledge of historical fencing is so unusual that I may very well be an expert).

Wow.!!!

:D. I always wanted to try fencing.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Drunkard on September 25, 2008, 09:26:11 PM
BTECH (Chem) - it's a New Zealand thing.

Fifteen years experience in the environmental engineering field as well as industrial waste clean ups and emergency response.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston on September 26, 2008, 05:28:48 AM
BTECH (Chem) - it's a New Zealand thing.

Fifteen years experience in the environmental engineering field as well as industrial waste clean ups and emergency response.

Awesome.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: velkyn on September 29, 2008, 09:43:41 AM
BTECH (Chem) - it's a New Zealand thing.

Fifteen years experience in the environmental engineering field as well as industrial waste clean ups and emergency response.

hey, someone else who has been up to their knees in something toxic! 
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Count Iblis on October 01, 2008, 12:26:38 AM
Wow.!!!

:D. I always wanted to try fencing.

Fencing is really fun. There are lots of places that teach it around here, but I'm not sure of the situation where you live. I say give it a try if you can. Though I teach foil I'd recommend epee since it makes more intuitive sense.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: nihilanth on October 01, 2008, 08:12:49 AM
I have an extensive knowledge of human anatomy/physiology and pharmocology, the only relevant things that I would consider myself an expert on.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: rickymooston on October 01, 2008, 12:08:46 PM
I have an extensive knowledge of human anatomy/physiology and pharmocology, the only relevant things that I would consider myself an expert on.

Cool.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: nihilanth on October 01, 2008, 02:38:21 PM
Wow.!!!

:D. I always wanted to try fencing.

Fencing is really fun. There are lots of places that teach it around here, but I'm not sure of the situation where you live. I say give it a try if you can. Though I teach foil I'd recommend epee since it makes more intuitive sense.

Nobody teaches fencing where I live. I wish!

Is the epee the big one?
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: Count Iblis on October 26, 2008, 10:04:20 PM
Nobody teaches fencing where I live. I wish!

Is the epee the big one?

Yes.
Title: Re: What sort of expertise do we have on this forum etc
Post by: nihilanth on October 26, 2008, 10:07:27 PM
Nobody teaches fencing where I live. I wish!

Is the epee the big one?

Yes.

I think that it would be a whole lot of fun to learn fencing. I have always been a fan.