As a longtime ATS reader and enthusiast I've wanted to join this forum for some time now. Up until now I guess I was hesitant to put my toe in the
proverbial water, but alas it's a New Year so what the heck! (Splash!)
I've spent much of the morning reading through all the rules and tips, lot's of good information there. Seems like there are quite a few learned folks
here on ATS. Hopefully I will be able to contribute in some meaningful way. I certainly look forward to the opportunity.
I guess some background on me is in order.
In some respects I guess there is a huge dichotomy between my professional life and my personal life, at least that's what people say. In my
professional life I work with some of the most advanced technology available, but my personal life is filled with the most simple of things. For work
I work in electronic systems and aviation, but in my personal life we run a small cattle ranch out in the country. In about an hour I can go from one
of the highest tech environments to one of the lowest. Personally, I think it's great! Perhaps it gives me the ability to have both perspective and
As Internet forums go, I'm a newby here to ATS, but I wouldn't say I'm new to Internet forums in general. In fact, at one forum I belong to in good
standing I have over 20k posts. Even so, I'm still very much just learning the ropes here from square one. I expect that will take some time as
there is much to learn.
As far as education is concerned my college background is in Physics and to a lesser extent Geography. I would like to think I can write somewhat
well, and am able to express thoughts and ideas, though it is quite clear my abilities pale in comparison to some of the members here.
As one might expect from a new member, I do have some questions and I'm not sure where exactly to ask those questions. For example, as I understand
it I am not able to start a new thread anywhere but here (Introductions) until I reach 20 posts, but this is not an area for general questions.
Another question I have is I've read the requests to avoid posting about duplicate subjects, and I completely understand the reasoning for this, but
with soooo many topics how does one determine a topic is worthy of a new thread? I suspect I will find these answers soon enough so I'll just keep
In any case, I'm delighted to be here, and hope I can contribute to ATS in some small meaningful way in the pursuit of knowledge and the defense of
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