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Old August 22 2007, 04:02 PM   #151
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Hello, i am new in this forum, i am a TREK generation fan and a big lover of all sci-fi movies and tv series... ah!

so much already that i dream of sci-fi day and night

LOL
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Old August 22 2007, 04:30 PM   #152
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Welcome aboard, cyph and treknation!
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Old August 22 2007, 05:45 PM   #153
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Well, since I have now noticed that this thread is still active (I didn't know that it was pinned), time for an update!

Last year I managed to obtain my fellowship for the PhD in Cosmology, so I'm currently working on it. Yay! My work now concentrates on cosmological simulations (programs that simulate the evolution of the universe with different cosmological parameters) and their comparison with actual observations. So if one day you'll read the answer about the life, universe and everything, it will mine!
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Old August 28 2007, 10:46 AM   #154
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I'm a 1st year PhD student working on refined methods for inertial electrostatic confinement fusion.

The dream is to give ITER a run for its money. We'll see.
What in God's name does that mean? Can you explain to the average layperson what exactly you are doing? Thanks!
Oh gods! I went out to get coffee and didn't see your question.

That was 8 months ago. sorry.

In any case: inertial electrostatic confinement (or IEC) aims to induce nuclear fusion reactions by accelerating plasma ions through spherically concentric electrodes. The idea is cool in theory, though in practice has lots of issues which are as ironic as they are interesting.

Better late than never, yes?
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Old October 12 2007, 11:48 PM   #155
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This is a post about Islam and Star Trek.
I will be doing a special Start Trek Podcast of my radio show today. We will be discussing Islam and Star Trek. I will be analyzing the original episode, Specter of the Gun
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Old October 13 2007, 02:29 AM   #156
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HotConflict said:
This is a post about Islam and Star Trek.
I will be doing a special Start Trek Podcast of my radio show today. We will be discussing Islam and Star Trek. I will be analyzing the original episode, Specter of the Gun
visit the website

And this is not the place to advertise your podcast.

Warning for spamming, comments to PM.
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Old December 13 2007, 08:04 PM   #157
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Hi, I'm new. My Dad was a fan of Trek, he got me interested, and I've seen every series except for the animated one.
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Old January 2 2008, 12:28 AM   #158
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Hello, I'm new to this forum - joined because I wanted to have a chance to meet other Trek fans (my friends don't share my passion). I've already been given good advice on the gaming part of the forum and read some interesting discussions so I'm looking forward to being here.

I'm not exactly a tech-head, but an engineer by trade. I have:

An M.Eng degree in mechanical engineering
A Ph.D in mechanical engineering, specialising in the interaction of ultrasound with different types of (metallic) rough surfaces. I actually stayed on to do a Ph.D because I wanted to travel into space and sort of thought that having a Ph.D would help me do that. Didn't quite work out like that though.

Since graduating I've been working as a consultant engineer for almost 6 years now, doing a lot of "crashworthiness" work - including satellite and spacecraft design as well as Airbus A380 and A350 crashworthiness. I've also worked sorting out manufacturing problems for aircraft assembly and nowadays I design (engineering) business management systems. It's good fun.

I still can't figure out how to run old DOS games though
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Old February 22 2008, 07:17 PM   #159
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I'm a sophomore in college pursuing a bachelor's degree in Information Technology. Alot of the stuff on this forum makes little sense to me but it all sounds really cool.
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Old February 22 2008, 08:50 PM   #160
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Welcome aboard, K-Star!
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Old February 24 2008, 10:26 PM   #161
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Hello all,
I'm a trekker: even though I was little, watched the first episode of TOS when it first aired (my dad is a big sci fi fan) and have watched all incarnations ever since.
I also watched the space program a lot. I was influenced by an episode of TOS where Uhura was under her console working on electronics. Hence, my dream was to work in the space program, on electronics. I was lucky enough to achieve this; I was a electrical systems technician at the Kennedy Space Center. I worked in the payload bay of the shuttle.
I just finished a degree in Biology and am about to embark on my second dream career, to teach biology in high school.
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Old February 25 2008, 04:37 PM   #162
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Welcome aboard, Bak_and_Blue! Hope you enjoy the discussion around here.
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Old April 3 2008, 01:41 PM   #163
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Hi everyone,

I am a home theater designer/integrator. I am also a big Sci-Fi fan. I'm 39 years old, and have watched trek fairly regularly all my life.
I am working on a project building the "Ultimate Star Trek Machine" movie server. It allows instant access to all the movies and series. I have been overloading myself re-watching all the series again back-to-back recently. I'm surprised how many of them I have never seen!
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Old April 13 2008, 06:15 PM   #164
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It's a return for me rather than a welcome, but I suppose for the benefit of people who don't know me I can self-describe...

I studied Physics as an undergraduate at Uni. Cambridge during the 90s. I spent most of the rest of the decade in Software until the dot-com bubble burst which essentially put me out of a job, although cleverly extricating myself the right time () left me in a better financial state than some!

I returned to Cambridge in the early 00s as a (slightly) mature student to complete my doctorate in the field of Computer Science, my thesis being on some obscure applications of networking and neural nets, the research which it contained will surely benefit the future of mankind for generations to come (yeah right... ) as it gathers dust on a shelf in the CS library (it was an enjoyable time, honestly!).

I currently work for a large well-known web services company in London, UK, who I'm sure are putting my talents to good use.

I maintain a keen (although increasingly amateurish) interest in all things science, particularly Quantum and Particle Physics, Relativity and Cosmology.
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Old April 14 2008, 01:12 AM   #165
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Welcome aboard, hometheater! Hope you enjoy the place.

And welcome back, Verteron! Good to see you around again.
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