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Volhout
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Posted: 07:07am 14 Jun 2021
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  thwill said  

And a generation beyond that, well they are all too busy following C list celebrities and posting gossip about them on social media

Tom


My kids are playing games.
Edited 2021-06-14 17:17 by Volhout
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thwill

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Posted: 09:07am 14 Jun 2021
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  palcal said  One thing I have noticed is a distinct lack of ladies, even in IT today it seems to be a man's world.


Whilst it is true that IT is overburdened by testosterone my employer has two very good female developers, one in her 30's and one in her 50's, and also two excellent female QA engineers, plus a whole slew of talented female chemical engineers and administrative staff.

Best wishes,

Tom
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Paul_L
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Posted: 07:44pm 14 Jun 2021
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Girls don't like playing with complicated things which might be dirty.

That was the conclusion voiced by a bunch of guys from NOW - the National Organization for Women - 35 years ago. They found out that Pan Am had 8300 people in the maintenance department and only 118 had a testosterone deficiency. NOW descended on us like a swarm of locusts thinking that they could get good jobs for a few hundred girls. Our HR lawyers told them that we would hire any female with the required FAA/FCC licenses and a related associates degree or military experience. NOW started beating the bushes looking for unemployed girls. In short order 42 showed up at HR of which 23 had the required licenses and education, so we walked them around the hangar acquainting them with the various departments. When they found out that they would have to rotate shifts, (Midnight, Afternoon, Day spells MAD), and that the hangar floors are usually slippery from the thin film of Skydrol hydraulic fluid that seems to be everywhere and destroys shoe soles all but four dropped out.

NOW disappeared. They had spent a lot of money trying to attract girls to fill good paying jobs and nobody came. We hired the four girls who weren't dismayed by the conditions. Three of them started dating male technicians and were married within four years. The fourth proved to be a really sharp technician who learned the 747 Sperry autopilot system inside and out, was supervising a crew of 14 technicians after only 4 years with Pan Am and is now a technical manager at Delta in Atlanta.

There is an undeniable, discernable and demonstratable difference between men and women. Now that I'm working on my ninth decade here I've concluded that I will never figure out what it is .... but I'm really glad it exists.

Paul in NY
 
handmixer

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Posted: 05:50pm 26 Jul 2021
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This is me, Hi!
/H
 
Zonker

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Posted: 08:10pm 26 Jul 2021
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Welcome to the Forum..!!   Tell us a bit of yourself...
 
handmixer

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Posted: 10:59am 27 Jul 2021
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About me:
I am 54 years old, live in Denmark
My education is electrical engineering and I have been hooked on programming since the 80's. When I was 15 years old I got a HP-41 CV calculator and that sent me off to another dimension.
For a long time I was a big fan of Java, but for the last 8 years it has been JavaScript.
I have a homepage with my creations: www.handmixer.dk .
I have decided to concentrate all my creativity and spare time on the CMM2.
I have some other hobbies besides CMM2: painting, cooking, walking and Legos.
No pets currently and my kids have left the nest.
/H
 
lizby
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  handmixer said  I have a homepage with my creations

Nice webpage. I liked the model railroad layout. Welcome to the forum. I'm sure with your experience you'll enjoy the CMM2.
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Martin H.

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Posted: 11:38am 19 Aug 2022
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andreas

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Hi, my name is Andreas and I'm living in Bavaria, Germany next to Munich.
I'm married and have three children. My age will be 62 next week.
I started with an HP9100A computer from school and bought an TRS-80 in 1979.
Later I connected the HP-9125 plotter to the TRS-80 and programmed the interface
in MMS-FORTH. I have an diploma in computer science and did work many years
for a publishing company and in the automotive industry mostly responsible
for computer networks, computers & services. I have my own IT consulting company
since 2010 and lot's of time playing with Raspberry Pis and electronics.
I love to write little programs for non-existing problems in MMBASIC,
Bash Script and Python. My favorite OS is Linux & my favorite computer
brand is Fujitsu.

-andreas
 
pwillard
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Posted: 02:45pm 19 Aug 2022
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Me.




Living in Atlanta, Ga.  Grew up in Europe and New England. (Mother is from just outside Munich, small world)

Worked for (Digital, Compaq, HP) 37 years.
Been an electronic hobbyist since 1974.

1st Computer - Radio Shack Color Computer
1st Computer experience, creating "hello world" basic program on punch cards for one of MIT's computers... and waiting until the next week to get results.  

Still having fun.
Edited 2022-08-20 00:50 by pwillard
 
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