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I'm a mechanical designer but I seem to spend most of my time at the moment writing technical manuals and H&S / CE testing. I also love playing with 3D CAD which I use for producing illustrations for parts books.

It all sounds far more glamerous than it is...

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Started with British Aircraft Corp. working in the Structures D.O. on Concorde and then Tornado – MRCA as it was called then. (Those were the days!)
Now in an electronic instrumentation company where we design and manufacture a diverse range of products, from electronic ignition components for Triumph motorcycles to ultrasonic anemometers used by the Met. Office.

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Jack of all trades..........

Currently (for nearly 20 years) working in the "cable TV" industry.

I deal with TV (analog and digital) reception and rebroadcast, Fiber networks, RF networks, Data networks. I am the hands everyone else uses to get their work done.

Not bad for someone who qualified as a Butcher (some say I still am when they see my work :lol:)


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ultrasonic anemometers used by the Met. Office.


You give toys to liars, that makes you as bad as them! :P


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I'm computing support within a university department. I'm currently deciding whether to give up this well paid but now depressing job and move to the sticks and live a frugal life knitting tea bags or buy a maserati bi-turbo spyder and ride it out :)


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Applications programmer having worked for local government (most of the tax money you pay gets wasted when they "reorganise" after another local election), a company that provided software to telco's, currently working notice at a consultancy firm after which I will be working for a major medical insurance company.

Not too shabby for someone who's first job was cutting insulation for pipes and walls.

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I'm a sparky.

botach wrote:
--have done miles on cat 5 wiring - so if got a problem - might have an answer.


recommend a decent cat 5 tester? Occasionally plop some network cables in for people, not enough to make it worth buying top end test kit but had a dicky cable the other day my fisher-price tester insisted was fine.


Two sorts of tester - one tests the correct wiring between ends -sort of DC test, not very expensive to buy - other does all sorts of tests , think it tests up to limits of cable and does a printout/ down load -as required by LA etc - from memory quite expensive . Thing to get right is to maintain twists in pairs as far as possible to termination point.


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Electronics and embedded software engineer. 6 years with Invensys Building Systems in Slough developing HVAC controllers and associated widgets, then spent most of 2005 exploring the south-east on a succession of job-hunting journeys, before settling down at an analysis equipment company where I've been for the past year and a half. Better half started off driving minicabs around north London, then did a short stint at a Peugeot dealer/rental office, before getting her PCV licence 4 years ago and working her way up from the crappy boneshaker buses in Slough, via the Greenline Bracknell-Victoria coaches, to working the big red buses in Uxbridge (although she's now driving a desk, after discovering morning sickness and bus driving didn't really mix :D )

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me i am a bog standard multi drop driver, stop start


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Television cameraman and location sound recordist.

Speciality is motorsports.


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Self employed mobile mechanic!

(CW Electrical engineering degree, public school education and an IQ of :shock: ! Most people I know think I am Wierd and regard me with a curious mixture of Awe and Derision :D :lol: :D )

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Ex marine engineer technician who became obsessed with computers in general and databases in particular in the early 1980s and turned his hobby into a career.

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Television cameraman and location sound recordist.

Speciality is motorsports.


I am quite envious. All them cool cars and stars :bow:

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Electronics designer (mostly analogue) with exceptional skill - have a string of patents. It’s a sad fact that I was expert at turning on transistors before I knew I had to do so with women (that error has been corrected).
Some embedded; firm grasp of physics and maths (applied and stats).

Spent a decade designing sensors (safety critical), comms systems and interfaces (including Intrinsically Safe), usually for high volume manufacturing. Now do a lot of ‘blue sky’ work and instruct (and travel to) other R&D centres around the world (even been to NY).

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It is interesting how many respondents here have technical/engineering jobs - don't know what that tells us, if anything.

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PeterE wrote:
It is interesting how many respondents here have technical/engineering jobs - don't know what that tells us, if anything.

Perhaps that our efforts can be counted on as being based upon fact and reasoned logic rather than knee-jerk reactions and emotively driven nonsensical demands?


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smeggy wrote:
PeterE wrote:
It is interesting how many respondents here have technical/engineering jobs - don't know what that tells us, if anything.

Perhaps that our efforts can be counted on as being based upon fact and reasoned logic rather than knee-jerk reactions and emotively driven nonsensical demands?


True.. We think things through and then express an opinion :wink: I think that's why the 'ology (my useless degree and me) idiots struggle and can only retort with petty and malicious abuse :lol: I find it rather amusing really :lol: And we WIN the argument by default on that basis.. but the idiots are really too thick to realise this :rotfl:

Word of advice.. read.. think and then reply maturely and without silly abuse. You never know .. we may get decent cycling facilities if you do. :wink:

Our lurking idiots forget that people who drive cars might ride a bike and WE ARE ALL TWO LEGGED BEINGS .. and we all .. er walk :wink:

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I am a Teacher of Science (chemistry).

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Student at the moment - Got A levels in c. 1 month :D Then I'm hopefully off to university to study Physics =D

Well, I do use student in the broadest sense possible - You guys would probably all call me a waster...

I also work part time in the local Spar as a shelf stacker... Great fun :)

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