Joined: Oct. 2006
|Quote (Louis @ Aug. 03 2007,07:22)|
...Have you been using specialist equipment? Is there special training one has to undertake?
My equipment requirements are minimal:
- a durable shit-hat
- a strong drink
- mouse with scroll wheel
- a collection of pristine vinyl: Brahms clarinet sonatas, Bach Partitas, Schubert's beautiful Sonata for Arpeggione (sort of a super cello) and piano, and so on.
- another strong drink
Training? I'm an autodidact with a certified IQ north of 150 (MGCT and SAT tests). I had a college level vocabulary at 9 years of age and was reading everything about science I could get my hands on starting a few years before that. I've continued on that course for over 40 years. In my spare time I became a computer design engineer and self-made millionaire. I quit my day job after making my third million (about 6 years ago) so I can concentrate on fun subjects like science that has little or nothing to do with computers (if I can help it), politics, and religion. So basically all the scientific discovery of the last 40 years important enough to make it into the pages of Scientific American I read about at the time it was discovered. For the last 13 years though I've had a broadband connection to the internet and my sources expanded exponentially. For the last 6 years I haven't been burdened with being a computer whiz kid and my time to learn new things has expanded not exponentially but at least doubled or trebled.
Any more questions?
Myth: Something that never was true, and always will be.
"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
- David Foster Wallace
"Here’s a clue. Snarky banalities are not a substitute for saying something intelligent. Write that down."
- Barry Arrington