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Old April 15 2006, 04:18 AM   #91
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Since I seem to be hanging out here quite a bit, I figured I ought to be polite and introduce myself!

Ex-computer-programmer current stay at home mom, recently immigrated to Canada from Ireland. No scientific qualifications whatsoever, unless you count an A-level in maths. But I'm fascinated by science, especially cryptography, space exploration and viruses (the human kind, not computers).

Hi all! *waves cheerily*
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Old April 15 2006, 05:19 AM   #92
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cryptography! cool!
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Old April 15 2006, 10:36 AM   #93
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Hi all,

Brought here with a desire to chat S&T!

I have a degree in Computer Science.
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Old April 27 2006, 12:18 PM   #94
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My public LCARS GUI project already has some science apps, and the development version generates schematics, using its own specialized markup language. So some tidbits of information I find on TrekBBS, not only related to Star Trek but also to science in general, end up contributing to its content. I always keep my eyes open for the unexpected discovery or just something that gives up a good idea. Sometimes it's just finding out that I had some small detail wrong.

Before joining, I had heard the term chat room but didn't really know what an Internet forum was. I did some searching to see if there were any related to Star Trek, found some dead ones, then read about TrekBBS on Wikipedia, actually, and looked around quite a bit before actually joining and making my first post.

My contribution to the board overall is small, since I rarely watch TV (Trek is an exception), but I do like to at least look in on the Science and Technology board, now that there is one.
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Old July 3 2006, 10:24 PM   #95
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WOOT!

Name is Elizabeth and my husband and I torment a rather large plastic food-packaging operation in Upstate New York somewhere. I have a Masters in Engineering and he is "almost" done with his PhD in Polymers.

I'm a major trek-fan... in fact when I moved from Ireland to the USA one of the greatest things I discovered about America was not freedom or other wank like that but STAR TREK NOVELS! In fact that's how I met my husband... I saw him sitting there reading one and I went up to him and asked him where he got it and if there were more.

Hobby-wise I raise plecostomus catfish, I build models, and take care of a giant cranky steam-engine. I also torment people online, and take the piss out of nOObs when it comes to any issue related to nuclear power.
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Old July 3 2006, 10:44 PM   #96
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FoamQueen said:
I'm a major trek-fan... in fact when I moved from Ireland to the USA one of the greatest things I discovered about America was not freedom or other wank like that but STAR TREK NOVELS!

Welcome aboard.

My family immigrated from Ireland in 1922.

Hope you enjoy yourself here.

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Old July 3 2006, 11:20 PM   #97
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FoamQueen said:
I'm a major trek-fan... in fact when I moved from Ireland to the USA one of the greatest things I discovered about America was not freedom or other wank like that but STAR TREK NOVELS!
Now, why would you read that? -Everyone knows that they aren't very good and only a handful or two of them are well written...

Anyway, I suppose they are all we have left -for the time being- and I must say that I rather enjoy the Trek audio books myself (even if they are baaaad)


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Old July 3 2006, 11:41 PM   #98
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^Your opinion is duly noted, _dane.

Welcome aboard, FoamQueen, and if you're an avid reader of Trek books, you might want to drop into the TrekLit forum just above us here.
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Old July 4 2006, 12:45 AM   #99
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Now, why would you read that? -Everyone knows that they aren't very good and only a handful or two of them are well written...

Anyway, I suppose they are all we have left -for the time being- and I must say that I rather enjoy the Trek audio books myself (even if they are baaaad)


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Well there are a few good ones out there... But not that many.

A few of the ones between #30 and #60 were good.
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Old July 4 2006, 12:55 AM   #100
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^There are that many

Anyway, I'm in the second chapter of Vulcan's Forge as read by Leonard Nimoy -good stuff!


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Old July 4 2006, 01:03 AM   #101
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There's been a lot of good Trek written in the last 5 years or so.

Titan Series <= PAZLAR! W00T!
SCE series
Gorkon Series was good too
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Old July 5 2006, 09:45 PM   #102
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I have all of the pre-relaunch novels, many of them first-editions.

Aside from Vanguard and the SCE books I haven't had time to dig into the Relaunch ones too much.

Oh, and I read Engines Of Destiny, just finished that this morning. A great WTF?!-type story with some crunchy bits that might get borrowed for a RPG session some time down the road.

But hey, enough about me. Bring on the next nOOb.
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Old July 7 2006, 11:01 AM   #103
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My name is hiroki. I am a programmer in the us. I am currently developing a facilities managment system based on the lcars paradyne. I have been a fan of st since about 6 years old. I am hoping that this system I am devloping shall become popular. I would like to see a hotel or some shuch use it at some time.
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Old July 13 2006, 10:34 AM   #104
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I'm a graphic design major, and a (soon to be Microsoft Certified) PC technician.
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Old July 27 2006, 09:06 AM   #105
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I'm baaaack

for those of you who don't remember me I posted quite a bit earlier this year, but my account was lost in the latest re-vamp of the board.

so now Llama has been reborn as Llama_2

I'm now entering the final part of my PhD in evolutionary genetics - the dreaded writing up!

my scholarship has finished and with it so has my rent, so I'm moving back home, interstate, to mooch of my parents while I write up. at least my mother is happy about this....
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