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December 16, 2006 4:23:50 PM

I have only been registered on toms for a short while, however i had followed the forums for years, and i have always wondered who these people are? After awhile you kind of know how a certain personis gonna respond and who knows their stuff and who doesnt. Right off hand i know that baronmatrix and dasickninja are probably not gonna agree, so who are you guys and gals. Im 36 years old, a married father of two, i like working out, spending time with my kids, watching old movies, and on friday i get a beer and some chiops to watch my favorite show battlestar galactica. I work as a machinist and i also am a student trying to get my bachelors degree, I stress education and physical fitness to my kids. My passion is computers and i like to tinker with them ever opportunity i get . Thats me, who are you?

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December 16, 2006 4:36:14 PM

BaronMatrix is a AMD viral marketing shill.
December 16, 2006 4:36:33 PM

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I have only been registered on toms for a short while, however i had followed the forums for years, and i have always wondered who these people are? After awhile you kind of know how a certain personis gonna respond and who knows their stuff and who doesnt. Right off hand i know that baronmatrix and dasickninja are probably not gonna agree, so who are you guys and gals. Im 36 years old, a married father of two, i like working out, spending time with my kids, watching old movies, and on friday i get a beer and some chiops to watch my favorite show battlestar galactica. I work as a machinist and i also am a student trying to get my bachelors degree, I stress education and physical fitness to my kids. My passion is computers and i like to tinker with them ever opportunity i get . Thats me, who are you?



Well, I'm a MechEngr, 41 years young, I am currently an Analyst Programmer in .Net. I make music, play Q4, like to party (haven't in a while).

I love advanced research and my favorite thing to do is talk about computers.

Ninja and I always agree that we disagree on some things.
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December 16, 2006 4:46:54 PM

I thought you were younger :p 
December 16, 2006 4:48:14 PM

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I thought you were younger :p 



So do I.
December 16, 2006 5:00:14 PM

The Baron once asked if I were a MechEng, which is close. I'm close to being an Aerospace Engineer. I say close because I don't have my P.Eng yet so I can't truly call myself an Engineer. I'm fresh out of a Master's and looking for work, so I occupy a good deal of my time working with computers... mostly setting up systems for family members.

What I want to do with my career is work in aerodynamics, hence my interest in computational fluid dynamics. As with many engineering applications, raw computing power won't be anywhere near what I could use for another two hundred years even if Moore's law continues unabated. I won't be happy until I have a supercomputer in my home office.

Oh yeah, and I like playing around with computer hardware. I'm always cracking my case open to tweak something or other. I figure this is a much more affordable hobby than what was done a generation ago: cars. Also, I think blue LED's shining on a computer case are less annoying than the same lights on the bottom of cars. And giant spoilers on a Civic rub me the wrong way as an aerodynamicist.
December 16, 2006 5:08:05 PM

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The Baron once asked if I were a MechEng, which is close. I'm close to being an Aerospace Engineer. I say close because I don't have my P.Eng yet so I can't truly call myself an Engineer. I'm fresh out of a Master's and looking for work, so I occupy a good deal of my time working with computers... mostly setting up systems for family members.

What I want to do with my career is work in aerodynamics, hence my interest in computational fluid dynamics. As with many engineering applications, raw computing power won't be anywhere near what I could use for another two hundred years even if Moore's law continues unabated. I won't be happy until I have a supercomputer in my home office.

Oh yeah, and I like playing around with computer hardware. I'm always cracking my case open to tweak something or other. I figure this is a much more affordable hobby than what was done a generation ago: cars. Also, I think blue LED's shining on a computer case are less annoying than the same lights on the bottom of cars. And giant spoilers on a Civic rub me the wrong way as an aerodynamicist.



Yeah, I haven't gone for my PE. I have my EIT and went into programming. I still consider myself an ME though, because that test was a B I T C H. Especially when they changed the format in 97 when I took it.
December 16, 2006 5:38:57 PM

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I have only been registered on toms for a short while, however i had followed the forums for years, and i have always wondered who these people are? After awhile you kind of know how a certain personis gonna respond and who knows their stuff and who doesnt. Right off hand i know that baronmatrix and dasickninja are probably not gonna agree, so who are you guys and gals. Im 36 years old, a married father of two, i like working out, spending time with my kids, watching old movies, and on friday i get a beer and some chiops to watch my favorite show battlestar galactica. I work as a machinist and i also am a student trying to get my bachelors degree, I stress education and physical fitness to my kids. My passion is computers and i like to tinker with them ever opportunity i get . Thats me, who are you?


Yours is so close to what mine would be, I'll just repost yours.
December 16, 2006 5:42:34 PM

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The Baron once asked if I were a MechEng, which is close. I'm close to being an Aerospace Engineer. I say close because I don't have my P.Eng yet so I can't truly call myself an Engineer. I'm fresh out of a Master's and looking for work, so I occupy a good deal of my time working with computers... mostly setting up systems for family members.

What I want to do with my career is work in aerodynamics, hence my interest in computational fluid dynamics. As with many engineering applications, raw computing power won't be anywhere near what I could use for another two hundred years even if Moore's law continues unabated. I won't be happy until I have a supercomputer in my home office.

Oh yeah, and I like playing around with computer hardware. I'm always cracking my case open to tweak something or other. I figure this is a much more affordable hobby than what was done a generation ago: cars. Also, I think blue LED's shining on a computer case are less annoying than the same lights on the bottom of cars. And giant spoilers on a Civic rub me the wrong way as an aerodynamicist.



Yeah, I haven't gone for my PE. I have my EIT and went into programming. I still consider myself an ME though, because that test was a B I T C H. Especially when they changed the format in 97 when I took it.

I got a BLT while in DC. No sh.it. :cry: 
December 16, 2006 5:49:57 PM

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Ninja and I always agree that we disagree on some things


ok now im confused :lol: 
December 16, 2006 5:50:40 PM

im an autotech for about the last 20 years or so.
December 16, 2006 5:55:54 PM

wow, i thought most guys in here were a lot younger, i post in some forums and i can tell that a lot of the posters are lke thirteen years old. I really just browse throught gamespot pc hardware forums because of the younglings in there. Its good to know we are all in the same age range, and have more than a decade of pc or computer expreriance.
December 16, 2006 5:57:22 PM

Wow, you sound alot like me. I'm 33 also a married father of 2. I work as a wire EDM operator. I like working out also. I go to TKD 3 times a week and hold a 2nd degree black belt. Sometimes I go on long runs and even completed a marathon back in 2005. I want to be a good role model for my kids and try to ensure that they complete their education at the collegiate level (something I never did.)

I also enjoy going out under the night sky with my small telescope. Don't do this near as often as I did when I was younger though.

I started computers as a hobby back in 1994 when I took the lid off that old packard bell 486SX 25 for the first time. Havent really looked back since. I worked as a tech at a mom and pop computer store for a while and while I enjoyed working with all the new hardware as it came out, I just simply found dealing with the public too frustrating. So now I just do my computers as a hobby other than a bit of CAD drawings and G code programming I do in my job.
December 16, 2006 6:01:03 PM

I feel humbled. I'm a 17 year-old student who has 37 degrees(showing my immaturity right off the bat, I guess) living in South Africa, even though I'm Taiwanese. My interests mostly revolve around Computers, and, strangely enough for this generation, books.

As you may have already guessed, I am single.
December 16, 2006 6:06:44 PM

@op: nice reaching out to other users.

I know that most people here are honest and well informed about tech stuff. I do enjoy the forum and learning some new stuff here. But I can't say I feel comfortable sharing details of my personal life to strangers.
December 16, 2006 6:07:09 PM

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Yeah, I haven't gone for my PE. I have my EIT and went into programming. I still consider myself an ME though, because that test was a B I T C H. Especially when they changed the format in 97 when I took it.


I got a BLT while in DC. No sh.it. :cry: 
Guys, not everybody here is American.. how are we supposed to know what's EIT, PE, BLT, etc etc.. :?
December 16, 2006 6:07:28 PM

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I worked as a tech at a mom and pop computer store for a while and while I enjoyed working with all the new hardware as it came out, I just simply found dealing with the public too frustrating. So now I just do my computers as a hobby other than a bit of CAD drawings and G code programming I do in my job.



Wow, we have something in common. I used to have my own PC consulting business and that was exactly why I closed it. People don't listen to instructions.
December 16, 2006 6:09:56 PM

I am a 21 year old, and have just finished a degree in Criminology at the University of Southampton, computers are my hobby and I love doing the whole thing on a shoestring!

Other than that, I go travelling to crazy places (which is why you wont see me around for several months at a time), work many different jobs to fund said travelling, and have lots of friends who party loads. My preferred narcotic is "Bob Marley", which I love to do whilst watching The Shield and listening to Brand New and Bright Eyes with some close friends.
December 16, 2006 6:13:46 PM

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Yeah, I haven't gone for my PE. I have my EIT and went into programming. I still consider myself an ME though, because that test was a B I T C H. Especially when they changed the format in 97 when I took it.


I got a BLT while in DC. No sh.it. :cry: 
Guys, not everybody here is American.. how are we supposed to know what's EIT, PE, BLT, etc etc.. :?

Well here in the UK a BLT is a Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwich, so I can only assume he eat a sandwich in Washington DC. :D 
December 16, 2006 6:31:45 PM

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Yeah, I haven't gone for my PE. I have my EIT and went into programming. I still consider myself an ME though, because that test was a B I T C H. Especially when they changed the format in 97 when I took it.


I got a BLT while in DC. No sh.it. :cry: 
Guys, not everybody here is American.. how are we supposed to know what's EIT, PE, BLT, etc etc.. :?

Well here in the UK a BLT is a Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwich, so I can only assume he eat a sandwich in Washington DC. :D 

I love being English! But reading that you just made me want a BLT. :( 
December 16, 2006 6:32:32 PM

This is a nice topic :D  , get tho know the person behind the nickname.

I am only 16 years old (youngest one of this topic i see :p  ), im from holland (you know, the small cold country :lol:  ). Im am still on school, i have no idea how its called in english the sector im in, but it has to do with computers 8) ... and i just love driving with my zundapp :D 

Keep this topic going!! :D 
December 16, 2006 6:34:43 PM

Sup, its me. The Ninja. Legally known as Juan. Hailing from the island known as St. Lucia. I'm one of the young guns here, just breaking the legal barrier at 18. I am a computer science/engineering and IT major at UConn. When I'm not in computers, you can find me being dragged around the mall, being emasculated by my girlfriend, working on my cars, lusting after cars, practicing capoeira, meditating, drawing and or reading various manga.

I respect those that came before me, try to avoid most Forumz fights, and irking my friends but am not above telling someone where they can go shove it. I actually respect Baron, even if his positions and mine differ greatly, Jack, Pippero, Spud, TabisDarkPeace, and the rest who know far more about CPU u/arch than I ever will, and Wusy who's like a OC mentor to me. I'm here to constantly learn, help other learn, chill and shoot the breeze with my crew DaClan.... and find the perfect cup of coffee.

You can always find me arguing with rawritsdario, 3lfk1ng or Prozac26 on some inane topic.

Thats me in a nutshell.
December 16, 2006 6:46:31 PM

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Yeah, I haven't gone for my PE. I have my EIT and went into programming. I still consider myself an ME though, because that test was a B I T C H. Especially when they changed the format in 97 when I took it.


I got a BLT while in DC. No sh.it. :cry: 
Guys, not everybody here is American.. how are we supposed to know what's EIT, PE, BLT, etc etc.. :?

EIT - Engineer In Training
PE - Professional Engineer
December 16, 2006 6:47:45 PM

I own a cybercafe with 17 computers, liked computers since 286, learned how to assembly one in 2000 and then sell some. Studied to become a system analyst until 2004.

13 x Geforce FX5200 = 1.6 Gb DDR memory, 3250 Mhz core, 4329 Mhz memory, 832 bits bus, that's better than a 8800 GTX right ? :lol: 
December 16, 2006 6:51:24 PM

To be perfectly honest I think it's a good thing that people have 'screen-names' rather than their real selves. Sure you'll get a couple of people pretending to be Bill Gates, 20 years older than they are or whatever, but I'd still rather not know about you guys past a screen name.

Not in an offensive way, but it's sorta like putting everyone on a level playing field - without needing to know people's race, gender, age, whatever...just sorting the people who know from the people who don't (and then the folks in the middle who just want to learn a lil bit more).

Although some details found out here are interesting, for example I'd now like to hear BM's music if he'd care to provide a link to somewhere.

Just my opinion, but obviously I'm not going to stop anyone!
December 16, 2006 6:52:18 PM

hey all, I'm a new member here, and this is my second post. Well I was formally at UCONN, but it sux. Then I transferred to Fairfield University also in CT. I'm double major, finance and A.I programming. I party hard.
December 16, 2006 6:55:22 PM

Welcome to the Forumz bro.
December 16, 2006 6:58:22 PM

Glad to see someone from the area. How's Storrs as of now???
Is it still a lot of party up there??
December 16, 2006 7:00:11 PM

I made the (wise) decision not to live on campus strictly because the Storrs campus is a animal house. I like the tranquility that E Windsor affords me. Other than that, with exams finished, the place is kinda quiet now.
December 16, 2006 7:09:42 PM

I'm 31, 1 kid, English but lived in Copenhagen, Denmark for the last 5 years.

I've had computers since the ZX Spectrum first came out... Been in the IT Industry since 96 (When I first discovered Tom's. Only started posting recently, though!). Tried it all... had my own company twice, once doing freelance support, the other time doing web design. Been a programmer, web designer, support technician, network/server administrator, development and evaluation... the list goes on. Currently back doing support for a big company called EDS, which some of you may have heard of...

Main interests are computing and sci-fi. In fact, I've been planning and developing the plot for my own sci-fi novel for the past 3 years, which revolves around a mission to Mars. During that time I've read more books about Martian geography, interplanetary travel, rocket science and nuclear propulsion for research than I can count! Oh yeah and snowboarding. Oh, and planning to upgrade in January to a C2D with all the trimmings :D 

What about music? Can't stand all this pop shite all over the radio for the last 5 years or more... Fav bands in no particular order: Radiohead, Incubus, Audioslave, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Tim Christensen, Coldplay, Jamiroquai, Zero 7, Orbital, Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin, Groove Armada.... could go on...

And pr0n, of course :) 
December 16, 2006 7:10:14 PM

A newbie, at college (again, got kicked out of my 1st time) studying general ICT, have an amazing GF and love computers though know little about them(only 1 build, which was a total failure).

I live in the UK, south of Newcastle, love rock and heavy metal. I smoke to much, drink to much and am a bit depressed(bit/a lot...meh.) My dad is an arsehole.

Always short of money, always long on hair and am quite fit...i bike everywhere. I am always getting beat up...(Chavs) I love a frosty morning.
December 16, 2006 7:14:20 PM

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Always short of money, always long on hair and am quite fit...i bike everywhere. I am always getting beat up...(Chavs) I love a frosty morning.


ha ha, those fuckin chavs eh, got em everywhere. die die die.
December 16, 2006 7:36:51 PM

yes im 35

opps im under my brothers name.
December 16, 2006 8:11:38 PM

I'm a 43 yr. old software engineer (CS degree from University of Reading, England). I'm now living in Phoenix,Arizona but moved to US 5 yrs ago from England. At work I'm currently writing some of the avionics software for the A400M airbus aircraft.

I Just built a monster water-cooled system:
core 2 6800 extreme
Asus striker extreme mobo
2 water-cooled 8800gtx's in sli
2gb corsair dominator 1111mhz ddr2-pc8888
2 150gb raptors in raid 0
1000w enermax galaxy psu
heavily modified antec p2b case.

I really wanted a totally silent high-performance and OCable PC so i designed my own crazy water system: the main water-cooling system is a giant totally passive rad ( gives silent operation ) but I have an active water cooling rad. in the loop too under Qfan control so the fans come up only if the system temp. gets too much for passive-only.

I think its totally cool that it turns out many of the posters here are in their 30's or 40's. I wasn't really expecting that.
December 16, 2006 8:19:41 PM

Well hello guys 8), I'm the 6ft tall 180lb whiteguy that goes by 3LF. a.k.a. Drew, I'm 19 and I live in Santa Barbara, Ca. I'm currently going to school at City College...still deciding if I want to major in Industrial Design or Computer Science. I live with my awesome girlfriend whom I met playing World of Warcraft and we have been living together for over 18 months. I absolutely love cars (probly not as much as the Ninja) and some day I hope to be the proud owner of a Lotus Elise/Exige. I currently ride a 2006' Suzuki Dr650se dual sport motorcycle and a 2003' Convertable baby blue beatle when I'm with my GF :p  (she's hot, so I don't mind being seen in the bug with her :lol: ). When Im not on my computer, I'm modding my computer or spending the day with my lady watching movies on the couch.

I work for www.vritems.com delivering items for people who order items for their charachters in Diablo II but I plan on getting an IT position at the start of the new year.

I enjoy cooking, computer,tennis, ice hockey, soccer, football, badminton, pickleball, skateboarding, fingerboarding, snowboarding and nothing more :mrgreen: . I hate baseball and basketball...yuck. I'm a very competitive person and I try my hardest to be the best at almost everything I do.

I'm a hardcore pc gamer (almost a professional gamer) and the proud teammate of what was once the #1 Counter-Strike team in Washington. I now just play for fun and spend upwards of ~8 playing games each day(Currently World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike: Source, and beta testing Test Drive: Unlimited for the PC)

I'm here to constantly learn, help others to learn, chill and shoot the breeze with my crew DaClan.... and find the perfect cup of coffee, which I already have with the Nespresso.

You can always find me arguing with rawritsdario (more so than the others), DaSickNinja or Prozac26 on some inane topic.

Thats me in a nutshell. (I shamelessly copied this from Ninja's post because....I'm also somewhat lazy... :wink: )
December 16, 2006 8:23:59 PM

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Bastard. :p 


Yaino :mrgreen:
December 16, 2006 8:34:06 PM

I'm a 20 Year old student in bristol currently studing Games Tech. As much as it sounds like a party course its pretty hardcore with maya, C, Java and Computational Intelligence among other things. as you may have guessed i'm a PC gamer, though getting back into consoles (my Bro decided that the PS2 was his...he then broke it...bastard...)
been into PCs for the past 4 years since I moved from Hong Kong to Boarding school in the UK, that was bad timing on my part but i go back more or less every summer or chance i get.
f*cking hate chav's though, bastards are f*cking destroying this country
like this stupid b*tch:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/h...
December 16, 2006 8:45:53 PM

Oh man thats bad. Police should arrest anyone with their trousers tucked into their socks (sh*t-stoppers).
December 16, 2006 8:49:32 PM

The Daily Mail is more of a problem to this country than chavs.
December 16, 2006 8:51:06 PM

Oh give me a break. Where do you live?
December 16, 2006 8:55:00 PM

Hi all, im 17 years old. Studying A-levels at college at the moment. I used to spend most of my time reading tutorials, learning reverse engineering, programming languages to go with it (C++, assembly), running linux but i wanted to learn things too fast in short period of time so i ended up crashed (that was a bitter experience!) . Now I just chill, play games sometimes and spend more time on college works and don't really code that much if at all. I like computer very much and for once decided to go and do Computer Science in Univ but now I'm loooking at Engineerings as well since i'm pretty good at maths and do computer as my hobby :D  !

P.S very sad to hear the story of that young girl above!
December 16, 2006 9:05:19 PM

Sussex. I know, they're annoying little f*ckers, but I'm more worried about the far-right rubbish that people consume every day in that awful rag. Idiots who read that paper are likely to vote, and there are more of them than chavs.

Chavs won't ever elect someone who'll start a war and/or ruin the country.

But yes, they are the absolute scum of the earth.
December 16, 2006 9:05:39 PM

25, joined the Air Force in 2003, been taking college courses while I have been in the military, when I have been able to. Went to the desert over the summer for 94 days, got lucky I didn't have to go for longer. My enlistment is up in May, so, back to school full time after that. I will either attend Texas A&M, UT, Rice, or U of H. Currently going for a Business degree, but will probably double and throw ME, or EE onto it. That's all I have so far.

wes
December 16, 2006 9:07:54 PM

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Chavs won't ever elect someone who'll start a war and/or ruin the country.


Your right...thank fu*k
December 16, 2006 9:19:24 PM

tool = Casey. Six days into being 20. I go to Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and am majoring in Criminal Justice/Forensic Science & Anthropology with a Religion minor. Who knows what sort of career I will have with that grab bag of majors/minors.

I have a beautiful girlfriend of 4 1/2 years, I plan to start a thread when her lingerie adds come out :twisted: to show her off. Is that ok? We plan to get married once I establish a good job.

I have a yellow lab named Bailey who is my only real supporter of the money I spend on PCs :p 

I work in the Engineering Department for the City of Red Wing during the summers and Bush Memorial Library while at school. Yes I am a librarian.

I usually am 6'1" 205, but currently am trying to add muscle mass (235 lbs) for a heavyweight fight January 17th. I fight MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) in the Ultimate Combat Sports, Xtreme Kage Kombat, and No Holds Barred fight leagues in and around Minnesota.

I play baseball for the Red Wing Aces in the summer.

I used to play football and ski race until I broke my leg and broke and had 2 ribs removed. (Unrelated injuries) I protect the ribs when I fight, but I try not to let the opposing team know that my ribs are vulnerable :p 

I got into computers about a year ago, and have since built many of them for friends/family and the occasional client.

I aspire to grow up and buy everything DaSickNinja has, and build a bigger house than his next door to him. We won't speak, he will just submit to my uberness...
December 16, 2006 9:25:23 PM

17, live in Austin, go to UT. Aerospace Engineering major. Been building my own PC's since I was 10 or so. My friends think I'm obsessed with computers (they come to me whenever they want to know what to get). I take that as a compliment.

Watch a few animes, play ancient games that my GeForce 6100 can handle (gotta get that upgrade)... :cry:  :cry:  :cry: 

Love planes (duh), not cars so much. *prepares to get eternally flamed*
But, hey, my F-22 is faster, meaner, and more badass than any Ferrari.
December 16, 2006 9:26:03 PM

I've got a jump on you by two years and a million bucks...
December 16, 2006 9:28:42 PM

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I usually am 6'1" 205, but currently am trying to add muscle mass (235 lbs) for a heavyweight fight


you gonna beable to keep your speed up, thats a lot of weight.
or have you fought at that before?
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