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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2016, 06:28:33 PM »
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2016, 06:31:12 AM »
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2016, 06:50:14 AM »
Ours came down this past Sunday. O0
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2016, 11:39:12 AM »
So is the military serious about the wargaming resurgence?  Hmmmm...
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2016, 09:10:47 AM »
yes, you have to go to the front page to read today's column.  waaaah.
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2016, 11:20:40 PM »
Interesting article; it's one that I strongly identify with. 

To my complete lack of surprise, I scored an 84 on that Impostor test.  :-\ 

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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2016, 09:19:35 AM »
Interesting stuff. I think it changes with age. If I had taken that test in my 30's, even after having had several very different successful jobs, I would have scored much higher than I just did now.... 39.
Turning 50 also gives you a lot of perspective on things. I now know and can accept that I've worked hard to gain all the engineering knowledge that other people/companies want and need.

Still... sometimes when I'm giving a design review talk in front of a bunch of PHD physicists... it's odd to realize that they are hanging on my every word and respect/believe what I'm saying.


But isn't the other side of this conceit? Is someone who scores 20 a conceited basturd?  ???
 
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2016, 09:32:19 AM »
Is someone who scores 20 a conceited basturd?  ???

Probably - got anyone specific in mind?  ;)
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2016, 09:36:30 AM »
Is someone who scores 20 a conceited basturd?  ???

Probably - got anyone specific in mind?  ;)

No one you know..... probably....  ;)
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2016, 05:13:27 PM »
Thank God I scored a 39, too!
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2016, 07:22:18 PM »
There is always room to learn something new, and never be afraid to take advice. 99% of the time it is well meant, 70% of the time it is on the money but you couldn't see it before it was said... at least in my limited experience. ^-^
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2016, 02:46:37 PM »
I think it's funny he invokes my name - it's like he thinks if he writes it often enough I'll appear like Beetlejuice.

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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2016, 01:44:58 PM »
Today, we get cultural.  How do your experiences match up?
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2016, 08:45:30 PM »
Awesome column, Brant!  And I liked the video at the end.  Just watched that particular one Saturday morning.  You're spot on about the plot AND the dancing.  That's some great choreography!
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Re: New column: Tracer Rounds!
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2016, 09:11:29 PM »
Thanks. I'm just glad someone is reading
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