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Hello fellow Texas person

Welcome to the place that is 0.01% Texas

 

That is a horrifying lack of Texas. There needs to be more Texas. Texas is the best country.

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Texas is the best country.

Only if it secedes, and I get to immigrate.

 

The Republic will always live on in my heart.

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Welcome Kyudere, we're weird here and it's normal.

 

You may refer to me as either My current name, blightmare, or simply blight/y. Most people use the latter anyways so feel free. ^_^

 

Enjoy your time here!

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Hi all, glad to be here.

 

I design tooling and manufacturing aids for a living, mostly for the aerospace industry--I'm a bit of a workaholic, but this is my dream job and I figure that if you have to spend 2/3 of your waking hours on something for 40 years, you might as well spend that time feeling inspired. At any rate, I take immense pride in my contributions to our projects and I've gotten to see shit up close that can normally only be seen on NOVA or the History channel. And to top it all off, the management here "gets it". Everyone should be so lucky.

 

I don't have much free time, but whenever I'm not putting the house and everyone inside it back together, I'm a sucker for crazy learning projects and inventions--for example, I'm currently laying out a circuit schematic for my own homemade QUMARION. The weird thing about me is that I know this goal is pretty much hypothetical, and would not be possible without an unacceptable commitment of time and money (I already have a job, thanks), and yet I can still be excited about it. I've learned to use this to my advantage by tricking myself into learning new skills and software on the wayside. One of my mottos is, "Stay fooled", a comment on how useful self-deceit can be at times.

 

Lastly, I have a dire secret that the dreaded Taco Tyrant must never know, and I require you're utmost confidence. Pinky swear me.

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Welcome, Taco! Can I call you Taco? Imma call you Taco. :D

 

Your job sounds really fun. :o Like, the kinda fun that I can understand even if I know little about it. Whereas my job described to people is along the lines "so.... you type code at a computer for hours upon hours?" "Yeah, it's so much fun!" "... right..." I'm a bit curious as to what you have designed, assuming you're even allowed to talk about it(I know how some industries get about their things. :P)

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Of course we promise not to tell... *prepares to write it down, paraphrased*

 

*Later that night, a conspicuously plain, unmarked taco truck followed BTGBullseye home, which he only eluded thanks to a convenient alleyway and a timely red light. He was heaving for air as he burst into his apartment, yanking the blinds shut and huddling against the door. All night long, he stole wild eyed glances outside, heart jumping at every sound and imagination plagued by the thought of his pursuers. And the moments in between, he pored over the disturbing revelations that guy in the internet had shared, questions forming in his head before he could pin them down with words. Why, oh why, he lamented, didn't he walk away when he had the chance?

 

Only one thing was certain: The Taco Conspiracy went straight to the top...*

 

Or something. I hate spy novels.

 

I'm a bit curious as to what you have designed, assuming you're even allowed to talk about it(I know how some industries get about their things. :P)

 

I am honored to be Taco

 

Naw, I think so long as I don't name names or share specific data, it should be fine. Just be warned that as much as I enjoy the work, it might not be very glamorous sounding:

 

At the aircraft assembly level, I've done a lot of locator jigs, which are frames that help fasten a part in its proper place on the bird. You don't need a locator jig for everything, but for critical components a locator jig is nice because its guaranteed to work--you just load the part into the frame, then put the frame on the aircraft, attach the part, and then remove the frame. So long as you've followed the instructions, the part is guaranteed to be located within tolerance because the designer took that into account. Its also much quicker than locating a part by hand and then inspecting it with a 3D positioner.

 

On the fabrication side, I've done a lot of drilling and cutting fixtures. The hardest are probably the gearbox machining fixtures, because you have to hold a very expensive gearbox part, which may have had a quarter million dollars worth of work invested into it so far, and hold it in a very precise spot while they drill a very tiny whole very accurately....with a black and decker hand drill. The largest machining fixture I ever worked on was the size of an old growth tree stump, and it had to inflate so it could grab onto the inside of a giant, donut shaped part while a 5-axis mill surfaces the outside.

 

Other than that, I mostly do protective gear. Aircraft have to be extremely clean, as even tiny contaminants or defects in the wrong place can eventually cause a catastrophic failure. We also want to make sure that Hank, Mitch, and Norm can work on these planes for years and not get a finger guillotined off or fall and break an ankle--their jobs are hard enough as it is! So, we want railings and plastic covers everywhere.

 

So, its not lasers or friction stir welding, but I still think its cool.

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Of course we promise not to tell... *prepares to write it down, paraphrased*

 

*Later that night, a conspicuously plain, unmarked taco truck followed BTGBullseye home, which he only eluded thanks to a convenient alleyway and a timely red light. He was heaving for air as he burst into his apartment, yanking the blinds shut and huddling against the door. All night long, he stole wild eyed glances outside, heart jumping at every sound and imagination plagued by the thought of his pursuers. And the moments in between, he pored over the disturbing revelations that guy in the internet had shared, questions forming in his head before he could pin them down with words. Why, oh why, he lamented, didn't he walk away when he had the chance?

 

Only one thing was certain: The Taco Conspiracy went straight to the top...*

 

Or something. I hate spy novels.

Well, it's an interesting start, but the wrong character choice. (I would've probly caused the tailing car to crash, and then gone and inspected the vehicle and it's occupants for interesting stuff under the guise of "making sure everyone's all right")

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Hello everyone.I'm not new to Accursed Farms as i have been watching Freeman's Mind and Civil Protection since 2007.I finally had the courage to make an account here.

I'm actually 17 years old and i'm Bulgarian.I'm a HUGE video game geek and i can speak fluent English,mild German,and a little bit of Spanish and Japanese.I'm currently learning Visual Basic.I'm a bit of an eccentric guy.

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Hello everyone.I'm not new to Accursed Farms as i have been watching Freeman's Mind and Civil Protection since 2007.I finally had the courage to make an account here.

I'm actually 17 years old and i'm Bulgarian.I'm a HUGE video game geek and i can speak fluent English,mild German,and a little bit of Spanish and Japanese.I'm currently learning Visual Basic.I'm a bit of an eccentric guy.

Sounds like you'll fit right in here, Zaraki. Enjoy your stay!

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Hey, everyone. I'm back. I was gone for awhile because i joined the Army as a 14E (patriot fire control enhanced operator/maintainer) basically i shoot patriot missiles and maintain the systems that fire them. I'm a private E2 and i just finished basic training and advanced individual training (AIT). How many of the regulars back when i was well, regular, are still around? Aside from Alyxx and Rarity, of course.

Please note that throughout my Army career my Appearances are going to be spotty, but not non existent.

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patriot fire control enhanced operator/maintainer

 

Ah, a fellow anti-air missileer...

 

Mine was the SA-8

 

ZRK-Osa-AKM-6S.jpg

 

 

Regards

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Hey, everyone. I'm back. I was gone for awhile because i joined the Army as a 14E (patriot fire control enhanced operator/maintainer) basically i shoot patriot missiles and maintain the systems that fire them. I'm a private E2 and i just finished basic training and advanced individual training (AIT). How many of the regulars back when i was well, regular, are still around? Aside from Alyxx and Rarity, of course.

Please note that throughout my Army career my Appearances are going to be spotty, but not non existent.

It pleases me to know you're back. :D Welcome back buddy!

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I'm Xanthien. My real name is too unique to post on the internet, I'm an 18 year old High School senior living in Texas and moving to Vermont next fall for college (assuming I can pay for it). I play lots of video games, compete in Science Olympiad, and am generally a sarcastic asshole. I'd give a more detailed description but my life has been in a state of flux for the last two years and I'm not really sure how to concisely sum everything up in a way that describes who I am.

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What do you mean 'Unfortunately Texas'? Texas is great. Texas is best country.

 

Also why are you just now posting here when you joined back in July?

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