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#1 Jim Long

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:05 PM

Hello to One and All,

My name is Jim Long.

I am a retired Electronics Technician.

I've been involved with computers and electronics for a long time.

I'm not a programmer or IT specialist and don't consider myself an expert in anything.

Most of my training was very machine specific and the outfit I worked for always leaned toward the "tried and true" equipment. "Cutting edge" was not a phrase in their vocabulary.

We used logic probes, ferrox cube memory, punched paper tape teletypes for serial programming and all sorts of outdated, end of life technology - all cool stuff when it was new but, nothing that would impress anyone on a resume.

After 41 years and 11 months I deceided to retire. Now at 65 years of age I'm bored as can be. I miss the challenges and hopelessness of it, and so I tinker around with things trying to look busy.

I'm from New Jersey where I currently live. I transfered and moved to Florida for about 4 years, then transfered to Pennsylvania where I spent the remainder of my working years (Allentown and Reading). Have a wife of 47 years and 3 adult son's, 2 local and 1 living in Texas. Oh, yes I have 2 charming grand-daughters that are active in sports, plenty of soccer and field hockey games to attend.

All in all, life is grand!

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#2 rotor123


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:24 PM

Hello Jim :welcome: to Bleeping Computer.

There is so much to do between New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania I can't believe you are bored. Take a day trip and ride the old steam engine, Go to the far end of Connecticut https://www.google.com/search?sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=Connecticut+sights&btnG=Search
and go a little further to New London Naval Submarine Base New London

Naval Submarine Base New London is the United States Navy's primary submarine base, the "Home of the Submarine Force", and "the Submarine Capital of the World".]

Not to mention U.S.S. Ling, World War II Sub

Hackensack, New Jersey

"Technically, the Ling isn't a submarine. It's a submersible," said Tom Coulson, the guide for our tour group. Tom knew the difference. He served on a World War II sub identical to the Ling -- the Batfish, which has been turned into its own attraction in Oklahoma.

Such distinctions, however, are lost on the general public, including us. It travels underwater, it fires torpedoes, it sinks boats; it's a submarine, or it might as well be.

I find more to do than time or money allows.

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Edited by rotor123, 21 August 2012 - 03:42 PM.
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