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Theaaronmayor
01-12-2010, 06:04 AM
Just out of curiosity, what do the members of ftv do to earn a living?

The job tittle and job details/description would work great. Any pictures of your job would make it all that the much more interesting.

Raymond
01-12-2010, 06:07 AM
I'm a fulltime graduate student but also an FTV Affiliate and Powerseller on eBay to make a little money on the side.

Not sure what I want to do with my degree when I'm done. Maybe go to dental school and then open a porn site.

Just Kidding!!! (or am I?)

What about you Aaron. Besides FTV what do you do in "real" life?

laranger
01-12-2010, 07:21 AM
.-retired-.

WhyYou
01-12-2010, 07:26 AM
--Disabled--

mart
01-12-2010, 11:36 AM
I work in a sawmill, started out as a timber stacker then made machinist and now i'm the mill foreman all in 19 years. At first i was quite apprehensive taking on the foremans job thinking am i really upto it. I got a lot of support from my friend Tony who was the forman but now retired and was 100% sure i could do it. Apart from having to fire two guys so far and i'm hoping i don't have to do that again it's been ok. My job is to make sure the mill runs smoothly and i hand out the cutting orders after i've checked them for any mistakes and to ensure the right timber is used. But to be honest i really do miss machining, although i do occasionally get back on the machines whether it's a bandsaw or planer, when i'm needed.

DWM222
01-12-2010, 12:18 PM
I am an interior trim carpenter, or as Mart would say..a chippie..LOL

& what is your profession Aaron?

T-bone Thomas
01-12-2010, 06:36 PM
I have my own little company (along with my brother) here in Germany. We have two subsidiary companies in the USA and Hong Kong, China.
In the USA my title would be CEO but I prefer to call myself MOS (my own slave) lol.

CK1
01-13-2010, 12:47 AM
I am a computer hardware tech. have been for a long time. back from when you actually had to adjust jumpers to install cards and/or motherboards.

captnjack
01-13-2010, 01:55 PM
As little as I can and still get paid.

grande351
01-13-2010, 04:29 PM
I'm an engineering technician for a company that makes biological and chemical agent detection equipment for the US military.

Immortal
01-13-2010, 05:42 PM
I work from home, I have 2 successful web sites going right now and a business partner who's business i manage online as well.
I just call myself a "Webmaster" since i do all the HTML too.

Texasdrake
01-13-2010, 08:50 PM
Work in the Security Dept of a large company.Was moved over there from another Dept after the terrorist attack on 9/11.The director/VP of the Dept is a former Secret Service agent from the first Bush admin.

Geezer
01-13-2010, 10:21 PM
I was in the US Air Force for 20 years and then 21 more as a Satellite Engineer for an aerospace corporation. I was "laid off/retired" in June 2007.

tigger
01-14-2010, 12:01 AM
I try not to get blown up/:D

mart
01-15-2010, 05:12 PM
I try not to get blown up/:D

Glad you do a great job at that Tigger.:D;)

tigger
01-16-2010, 02:59 AM
Glad you do a great job at that Tigger.:D;)

Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:o

dougyang83
01-24-2010, 12:49 PM
fulltime student and freelancer :D

Satir
02-16-2010, 04:08 PM
I sell porn :D

MISSY
02-16-2010, 05:19 PM
F.B.I. yes i carry a gun!

Locutus
02-17-2010, 11:42 AM
software developer. Yes i carry a mouse!

tigger
02-17-2010, 07:47 PM
software developer. Yes i carry a mouse!

Missy plays with her mouse!! lol :eek:

laranger
02-17-2010, 09:32 PM
Missy plays with her mouse!! lol :eek:

Someone is just asking for a kick in the butt;

just saying!!!

MISSY
02-18-2010, 11:18 AM
Dont you ever pet your monky? lol ya have a toy that fun you are obligated to play with it! lol

tigger
02-18-2010, 10:08 PM
Looks like someone is feeling better!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:

sarah
02-19-2010, 11:29 PM
I (I should say we) try to find little Higgs boson in this mess. This one is a simulation... but in real life, if I may say, to find this naughty little tricky thing is not a cup of tea !

http://www.scidacreview.org/0601/html/acc25.jpg

T-bone Thomas
02-20-2010, 05:58 PM
I (I should say we) try to find little Higgs boson in this mess. This one is a simulation... but in real life, if I may say, to find this naughty little tricky thing is not a cup of tea !

http://www.scidacreview.org/0601/html/acc25.jpg

Sarah, do you work at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) in Geneva? Are you a scientist in physics?
Schon das "Gottesteilchen" gefunden oder wenigstens eine Spur davon?

tigger
02-20-2010, 06:31 PM
I (I should say we) try to find little Higgs boson in this mess. This one is a simulation... but in real life, if I may say, to find this naughty little tricky thing is not a cup of tea !

http://www.scidacreview.org/0601/html/acc25.jpg

Ok I have no idea what that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:o

MISSY
02-20-2010, 06:41 PM
Ok I have no idea what that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:o

Its a swerly thing with some strait things and a blue background!!!!!! lol:p

tigger
02-20-2010, 07:07 PM
Smart ***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

laranger
02-20-2010, 07:48 PM
That's a self-destructing "Slinky."

Immortal
02-21-2010, 02:00 AM
I (I should say we) try to find little Higgs boson in this mess. This one is a simulation... but in real life, if I may say, to find this naughty little tricky thing is not a cup of tea !

http://www.scidacreview.org/0601/html/acc25.jpg
It's what happens to your brain on drugs.

CK1
02-21-2010, 02:39 AM
i think i know what that is. window media player has an option called visualizations. it creates patterns and changes colors based on the music that is being played. i think that is what you are seeing is an image of that.

Anoree
02-21-2010, 05:10 AM
It's a picture of what happens when subatomic particles collide at near light speed: The high energy set free creates new particles.

mart
02-21-2010, 01:30 PM
Maybe we shoukld ask Sarah what exactly this picture represents, in laymans terms of cause. For us not very bright sparks.;)

sarah
02-25-2010, 04:56 PM
It's a picture of what happens when subatomic particles collide at near light speed: The high energy set free creates new particles.

Right! Anoree right!

Today the Great Ring has awakened from its long slumber.
And in late March it will be shining.
Shall we face some Natureís deep secret or fail again?
I donít know! But letís try!
To love is to risk not being loved in return
Nature smiles with dawn and laughs in flowers.

sarah
03-02-2010, 02:03 PM
i think i know what that is. window media player has an option called visualizations. it creates patterns and changes colors based on the music that is being played. i think that is what you are seeing is an image of that.

Dear CK1, dear Missy

I love your answers!
Here is the music (http://www.youtube.com/aliceatlhc#p/a/f/1/j50ZssEojtM)... for the media player, we did that to try to explain what we are working on.

Don't ask me if I'm in... thx

With love from Sarah

tigger
03-02-2010, 02:11 PM
:)That was good realy enjoyed it.

T-bone Thomas
03-03-2010, 09:48 AM
Dear CK1, dear Missy

I love your answers!
Here is the music (http://www.youtube.com/aliceatlhc#p/a/f/1/j50ZssEojtM)... for the media player, we did that to try to explain what we are working on.

Don't ask me if I'm in... thx

With love from Sarah

Wow Sarah, this is a cool video! Love it. Very informative too. It's already on my YouTube favourite list, lol. BTW, I watched the other non-music videos about LHC there too.

MISSY
03-03-2010, 07:27 PM
I'm an engineering technician for a company that makes biological and chemical agent detection equipment for the US military.

I may have some of the equipment you made in my van. do you make RAD. detectors?

MISSY
03-03-2010, 07:29 PM
Dear CK1, dear Missy

I love your answers!
Here is the music (http://www.youtube.com/aliceatlhc#p/a/f/1/j50ZssEojtM)... for the media player, we did that to try to explain what we are working on.

Don't ask me if I'm in... thx

With love from Sarah

I love that , that is so cool.

MISSY
03-03-2010, 07:30 PM
Smart ***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You know it baby!:D

Texasdrake
03-03-2010, 07:59 PM
Smart ***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I preferred the term "Educated ***" :D

Or if the word *** offended you then "Educated Derriere" :D :D

Dutch-best
03-05-2010, 06:03 PM
I dont hav a job. I just jerk off all day on all the pretty girls here at FTV lol.
No, im just a college student going to University. Pretty hard though allmost busy non-stop with school. It so hard because im not gifted.:eek:

Locutus
03-06-2010, 05:13 PM
haha great video sarah

sarah
03-30-2010, 08:45 PM
Today the Great Ring has awakened from its long slumber.
And in late March it will be shining.

It was today !! And it worked!!

Anoree
03-30-2010, 08:52 PM
It was today !! And it worked!!

I saw in the news that it was a success - and immediately thought of you. :)

Congratulations for that science step forward!

T-bone Thomas
03-30-2010, 09:46 PM
Congratulations to sarah and her team! Champagne for everyone!

mart
03-31-2010, 06:50 AM
It was today !! And it worked!!

Congratulations Sarah and to your team.:)

captnjack
03-31-2010, 09:33 AM
congrats Sarah.

Geezer
03-31-2010, 05:06 PM
European collider begins its subatomic exploration
By Dennis Overbye


New York Times


Posted: 03/30/2010 07:10:23 AM PDT
Updated: 03/30/2010 08:58:51 PM PDT


After 16 years and $10 billion, there was joy in the meadows and tunnels of the Swiss-French countryside Tuesday: The world's biggest physics machine, the Large Hadron Collider, finally began to smash subatomic particles together.

After two false starts due to electrical failures, protons whipped to more than 99 percent of the speed of light and to record-high energy levels of 3.5 trillion electron volts apiece raced around a 17-mile underground magnetic track outside Geneva. They crashed together inside apartment-building-sized detectors designed to capture every evanescent flash and fragment from microscopic fireballs thought to hold insights into the beginning of the universe.

The soundless blooming of proton explosions was accompanied by the hoots and applause of scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which built the collider. Among their top goals are finding the identity of the dark matter that shapes the visible cosmos and the strange particle known as the Higgs boson, which is thought to imbue other particles with mass.

Rolf-Dieter Heuer, director general of CERN, said Tuesday from Japan that the new collider "opens a new window of discovery and it brings, with patience, new knowledge of the universe and the microcosm."

sarah
03-31-2010, 09:42 PM
Congratulations for that science step forward!

Congratulations to sarah and her team! Champagne for everyone!

Congratulations Sarah and to your team.:)

congrats Sarah.

European collider begins its subatomic exploration
By Dennis Overbye


New York Times


Thank you, thank you to all of you!!
No need to tell you we are busy...
big Kisses

With love from Sarah

sarah
04-03-2010, 01:47 PM
Here is a nice presentation of the CERN's supercollider by Physicist Brian Cox (a very nice person) :

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/brian_cox_on_cern_s_supercollider.html

(I hope it’s not inappropriate to place this link in this thread)

With love from Sarah

mart
04-12-2010, 07:31 PM
Here is a nice presentation of the CERN's supercollider by Physicist Brian Cox (a very nice person) :

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/brian_cox_on_cern_s_supercollider.html

(I hope itís not inappropriate to place this link in this thread)

With love from Sarah

Good video Sarah, finally managed to watch it, as it wouldn't load before.

tigger
04-12-2010, 07:53 PM
Wow Sarah that was fasinating! way over my head but fasinating!

Geezer
04-12-2010, 09:30 PM
Ha! Ha! Sarah, you are an Attractive Female on a mostly male oriented forum. I think you can say and post just about anything you desire and no one will complain.:D



Here is a nice presentation of the CERN's supercollider by Physicist Brian Cox (a very nice person) :

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/brian_cox_on_cern_s_supercollider.html

(I hope itís not inappropriate to place this link in this thread)

With love from Sarah

Anoree
04-12-2010, 10:03 PM
Ha! Ha! Sarah, you are an Attractive Female on a mostly male oriented forum. I think you can say and post just about anything you desire and no one will complain.:D

Huh? Sarah's video link is about her job - perfectly within the topic of this thread.
If Sarah gave a reason to complain, we would say something. (Preferably as PM.) So far, everything is good. :)
(We try to do our job free of preferential treatment.) ;)

sarah
04-13-2010, 10:48 AM
Ha! Ha! Sarah, you are an Attractive Female

Thank you dear Geezer.

mart
04-13-2010, 05:50 PM
Ha! Ha! Sarah, you are an Attractive Female on a mostly male oriented forum. I think you can say and post just about anything you desire and no one will complain.:D

Just what i was thinking Geezer, but didn't have the courage to say so.:D
and i would say Sarah's a very attractive lady.;)

sarah
04-14-2010, 03:07 PM
Sarah's a very attractive lady.

Thank you dear Mart, I hope to see you soon in our poetry group. I'm sure you have beautiful words to share with us (better than my little happy birthday to you...)

mart
04-14-2010, 05:13 PM
Thank you dear Mart, I hope to see you soon in our poetry group. I'm sure you have beautiful words to share with us (better than my little happy birthday to you...)

Sarah that Birthday poem to me is beautiful.:)

tigger
04-14-2010, 11:32 PM
Thank you dear Mart, I hope to see you soon in our poetry group. I'm sure you have beautiful words to share with us (better than my little happy birthday to you...)

As Marts face turns red!:p

mart
04-15-2010, 07:49 PM
As Marts face turns red!:p

Wasn't red for long!.:p:D

AlexanderLL
06-03-2010, 09:06 AM
Self employed. I play poker professionally. I love being able to control my work schedule. I do it mostly online.

Satir
06-03-2010, 09:13 AM
How do you win all the time? :)

AlexanderLL
06-03-2010, 10:36 AM
How do you win all the time? :)

I've been doing it for more than 2 years. I've study the game inside and out. Players have weaknesses and tendencies, and I use my skills to exploit them. These weaknesses and tendencies could be that they call too much or bluff too much.

Don't get me wrong. There are days where I lose a lot of money, and want to jump off of a building. In the long run, I play better than my opponents, and that is how the money is made. I love being my own boss. The money is better than my last job at Starbucks.

zoomlens
06-03-2010, 09:55 PM
I'm a real estate broker.

RonTheLogician
05-11-2014, 06:33 AM
I (I should say we) try to find little Higgs boson in this mess. This one is a simulation... but in real life, if I may say, to find this naughty little tricky thing is not a cup of tea !

http://www.scidacreview.org/0601/html/acc25.jpg

Hi sarah,

I NEVER expected to happen upon someone like you on this site... or anywhere else for the rest of my life, given how exotic your work is!

Encountering you exhumes ancient childhood memories and dreams. A half-century ago, I was a small boy attending the New York World's Fair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_New_York_World's_Fair) with my parents. In the fair's Hall of Science (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Hall_of_Science) pavilion, I picked up three booklets in the Understanding The Atom series, intended for the education of the general public, and published by a US federal agency then called the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). I found them fascinating and would write away for many more of these wonderful free booklets in the next few years to come! I would even dream about becoming an elementary particle physicist when I grew up - until the huge cutbacks in US federal R&D that came at the end of the 1960's persuaded me that I would never be smart enough to make such an outlandish dream come true.

I last thought about these booklets DECADES ago - even if it's not impossible they are packed away in an old box still in my possession. Today I looked for them online - and guess what? The US Department of Energy has just this year published copies of them online here (https://www.osti.gov/opennet/aec_atom.jsp)!

My favorite booklet, whose nearly-torn-away cover testified to my repeated handling of it, was Microstructure of Matter (http://www.osti.gov/includes/opennet/includes/Understanding%20the%20Atom/Microstructure%20of%20Matter.pdf), which described the elementary particles which your guys study at CERN, although it reflected our more limited understanding of those times - before the Standard Model (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Model) reached maturity. Later, as a university undergraduate, I would never study particle physics, and as simple as this booklet was, it nonetheless provided me with the knowledge I needed to correctly answer two questions regarding this discipline which appeared in the Physics Graduate Record Exam (GRE) I took circa 1975!

But back in my childhood days, I would dream about actually doing experimental particle physics and so became interested in the construction of particle accelerators. For this, the aforementioned series provided the volume titled Accelerators (http://www.osti.gov/includes/opennet/includes/Understanding%20the%20Atom/Accelerators%20V.2.pdf). My parents were struggling immigrants with primary school educations, and there was nothing like the World Wide Web to which to turn, so the exotic specialty information provided by such a booklet in those days was a miraculous treasure to a boy like me! Because I had the good fortune to live in a major US city, I eventually could borrow Livingston and Blewett's Particle Accelerators (McGraw-Hill, 1962), too. But as I didn't even study single-variable calculus until my last year of secondary school, the book's routine use of Maxwell's equations made it rather inaccessible to me.

Yet I dreamt about building first, a Van de Graaf machine, and later, a cyclotron. Alas, my family was far too poor (and troubled!) for me to make brave ambitions like that really come true before I left home for university and went on to study other areas of science and technology. (Yet, oddly enough, as a condensed matter physicist, I would land up effectively leveraging cyclotron resonance via inelastic light scattering!)

However, since one needs all sorts of power supplies to build such machines, and an oscillator to excite the dees of the cyclotron, I was drawn into electronics, in which I actually made substantial progress. In those days, television sets not only used a vacuum tube for a display, but also exploited vacuum tubes as active circuit elements. I would salvage discarded TV sets from the trash, and desolder and test the components therein, to stock my supply larder! My father had given me a soldering iron when I turned eight, and I am proud to say I only injured myself with molten solder on my hand once - such a lesson is always memorable!

Curiously, the AEC series also included a volume titled Computers (http://www.osti.gov/includes/opennet/includes/Understanding%20the%20Atom/Computers.pdf), which introduced me to machine computation, then an exotic branch of electronics. That field proved of more practical value to me, and I landed up creating a paper design which functionally cloned a small contemporary computer, which I would enter into a national "science" contest to during my last year of secondary school.

In closing, for the benefit of others reading here, I'd like to mention that old-fashioned particle track imaging devices, which produced images such as the one you posted above, are described in the Microstructure of Matter (http://www.osti.gov/includes/opennet/includes/Understanding%20the%20Atom/Microstructure%20of%20Matter.pdf) booklet, and the storage ring device which today keeps you so busy was already an active area of work a half-century ago, and is described on pages 47 and 48 of the Accelerators (http://www.osti.gov/includes/opennet/includes/Understanding%20the%20Atom/Accelerators%20V.2.pdf) booklet!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Cyclotron_patent.png/640px-Cyclotron_patent.png

TheDoctor
05-24-2014, 04:15 PM
Substitute mom
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