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Could be true for germany - Should've specified that I'm talking about the SAF[^]. I'm still serving as a captain-ranked specialist officer (OF-2) within command support, so there's a bit of self-mockery involved in what I said.
I only have a signature in order to let @DalekDave follow my posts.
OTOH, that looks like a nice weekend project. You'd need a para-axial camera (for taking shots of your kills), and some good high-torque stepping motors (for the slewing), but it's nothing that a serious hobbyist couldn't handle.
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I worked as a chemist for 13 years, but programmed on the side (self taught). I got bitten by the programming bug back in the early 80's and when I found myself programming at work in the lab, it grew from there. The job market for chemists in the late 90's was shrinking and the pay wasn't great and it was at the same time as the .COM bubble, so I went into consulting. The rest, as they say, is history.
When you are dead, you won't even know that you are dead. It's a pain only felt by others.
Fifteen years as a pharmaceutical industry chemist. Loved the first year of each job; hated the repetitive nature of the job (and the low pay) after that. I was tricked into technical writing by an old girlfriend (eight years of technical writing), then software QA for ten years and now back to technical writing.
I wrote code and did hardware for various cool tech companies in Orange County California in the 70's and 80's when there was such a thing there. We ran away from that just in time to the high country of Colorado where if you don't do freelance IT you're working on skis and bikes or various other remedial jobs as the is NO Manufacturing of anything but food in a resort town.
I did a little stint of IT within a company of "normals" on the internet and it's a nightmare if you have to be there from 8-5 and they know your name.
We've been at it since 94. When clients get to be a pita we can weigh things in the balance and send them off to be a pita to a competitor. - I love to do that to both parties just for sport. - My wife, not so much. prolly cause she pays the bills.
I graduated from a degree in Information Systems back in 1992 and after graduating did not want to work in IT.
So I worked with some friends first in a shop then in a warehouse.
When word got out that I had a previous interest in IT, as well as a degree, one of the directors persuaded me to join the IT team.
That was back in 1997 and since then I did a short stint of manual work but other than than have not looked back and enjoy the daily intellectual challenges that IT brings with it.
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My degree is in Cartography. But while I was in college, the entire map-making industry was revolutionized by GIS software, which at the time, required a lot of back-end customization (programming mostly macros and configuring databases) to make things happen.
That background, and a lucky break in the job market put me into programming - plus I still get to design maps.
I used to be a clown. When the circus closed quite a long time ago, given my skills and experience, I got several opportunities as world sales manager or main product developer for big software companies, but I turned down the offers, and being a funny guy with a witty humor, started programming in Visual Basic for the financial industry.
Started as a mechanical engineer, then moved to IT (networking, DB management, etc...), then C++ development, then PLC and HMI development - now I manage an electrical engineering department and keep my hands "in the game".
So you've been designing you're new knees and hips.
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...then moved to IT (networking, DB management, etc...), then C++ development, then PLC and HMI development - now I manage an electrical engineering department and keep my hands "in the game".
So the next upgrades will be including what exactly?
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
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