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Old 03-15-2008, 10:51 AM   #21
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thanks to Hollywood's history of portraying science/engineer types as the eccentric quirky types, it's great being in a profession where you can act wierd and wear strange clothes and get away with it. it's almost expected.

remember Brent Spiner's act in Indepedence Day? My hero!!!

there's actually quite a few of us engineer geeks here. maybe we should start an engineer decloaking thread and see who actually admits to it.

my train left town a looooong time ago.
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:06 PM   #22
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6 munce ago I cuoldn't spull enginear, and now I are wun.

Mechanical if you must ask.
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Not an engineer, but a BS in Math and spent 20+ years programming on Big Iron.
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Not an engineer, but a BS in Math and spent 20+ years programming on Big Iron.
Big Iron?
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Those large mainframe computers (often IBM) that took up whole rooms/buildings:
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You are far better off if you can do it yourself.

All the fuss about designations is pointless. CFP takes a bit of study, but planners with a CFP can be just as bad as those with any other designation. It's almost impossible to align the planner's self interest with the self interest of you as client, so there's always risk if you don't know what you are doing that the planner will either take advantage or make bad recommendations.

There are exceptions. There are a few good planners. It's almost impossible for you as a potential client to find them. Sorry. Not much help.
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Those large mainframe computers (often IBM) that took up whole rooms/buildings:
wow, that's a memory lane indeed. check out the old teletype printer. woohoooo. i used them too.

are you the one in the white shirt or the blue shirt? LOL
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