Mike all kidding aside - are you mentally or socially challenged? I have
been dealing with you as if you are a normal, albeit nosy, pompous,
interfering sort. If I am wrong please tell me - picking on the handicapped
in not my idea of fun.
Real cute. I was awarded the M.O.S. of Broadcast Engineer as a
civilian acquired skill, which meant that i didn't have to go to a three
year electronics school at Ft. Monmoth, NJ. I had never worked at a
station, yet I had the highest score on record for that MOS at Ft.
Knox. I recieved a letter of commendation for my work at Ft. Greely,
from the USARAL commanding general of the three Army bases in Alaska at
the time. I was also promoted to E4 at 18 months time in service.
I received my honorable discharge from the US military, and owned my
own business for over a decade. Later I built communications equipment
for NASA, NOAA, the European Space Agency. What have you done, other
than do your best to be a pain to everyone one the sci.electronics
newsgroups? My disabilities are physical. I have had health issues all
my life, but until a few years ago I got up and worked hard, every day.
Now, I can barely walk, and my Diabetes and high blood pressure is
slowly taking my eyesight. I have severe swellings in my legs most days,
and I walk with a cane, after falling too many times. I have nerve
damage in my hands, and Carpal tunnel problems where I loose all feeling
in my hands. At my last job I hand soldered 288 pin ICs under a stereo
microscope. These were for DSP based dual divesrity telemetry recieveing
systems in the $80,000 range.
I have never had any problem making friends, so there goes your
"socially challenged" theory.
I am sure you heard the expression one man's junk is another man's treasure,
and understand what it means (I hope).
Junk? Hell, I have well over 2000 square feet of floor space filled
to the rafters with surplus electronics, but I don't spam people to get
rid of it. It is what is left of a 40 year collection.
I made a very difficult decision a few days ago that it is time to
start thinning everything out that I don't need, before it all ends up
at the landfill. Some is being given away, some sold, some scrapped,
and the rest is going to be donated to a local program where they use
scrap circuit boards to teach people to solder so they can try to get
assembly jobs at a local defense plant. I could probably sell lots of
junk on ebay but I don't even have, or want an account.
Substitute spam for junk (barely edible rations) and lunch for treasure
(warm delightful meal) and you get the idea.
Yes, it was another twisted attempt of yours to skate around the
accepted rules. I have worked under strict rules all my life. Miltary,
at defense plants with gun carrying guards on patrol, and under ISO 9001
One mans spam/junk/spam posts are another mans lunch / treasure / great
Now if you cant understand that analogy, I guess its time for me to stop
picking on you since you obviously are not equipped to argue properly.
I understand your self serving attempts at analogies, very well. I
also understand sociopaths who feel that anything they do is ok, as long
as they get away with it. I had one for a neighbor who stole every cent
his mother had, then managed to sell her house out from under her.
I argue much better, face to face. Like the kid who tried to take
away my cane to impress his little punk friends. Before he knew what
was happening, I had his arm twisted behind his back, politely asking
him to apologize, so I could let him go before his arm went completely
numb. It was amazing. From then on, he was very polite, would open
doors and had manners when he spoke to me. He even apologized again, a
few months later.
Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
Member of DAV #85.
Michael A. Terrell