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IM INA HOSPITAL

 
 
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 10:50 am
@farmerman,
How many specialties in each?
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 10:52 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

geologists evolved, engineers were designed by a committee


Right now can't tell if that's good or bad. Engineer's sound crisper right now.
You guys took a long time to show up. Wink
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 10:55 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
The right kind of engineer are earning big bucks in Silicon Valley now.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 01:04 pm
@georgeob1,
why would you stick fingers into your eyes?
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 01:16 pm
@farmerman,
To get the sand out...

Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 01:19 pm
@ossobucotemp,
I thought it was to make sure the eyeball hadn't been replaced by an oyster or a marble.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 01:52 pm
@farmerman,
The Three Stooges.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 02:20 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
There iis a great debate as to who first coined the word "geology"> Qll that we agree among colleagues is that geology was a word that was used so as to differentiate itself from Theology.
Gaston du Lac usually has the most votes but he was kind of a method man. He woulda have made an engineer.

EWNGINEERING is a practice based upon "Trade off". You design something but just so there is enough safety in there or its fuel usage is "optimal"

Geology is a search for facts and evidence , often without any ide about what we can do with it. As an applied science guy I think tht, when I find something, my job is less than half done done. I used to hire academic geologists on summer retainers to go into the field and they would map the prospects. I would hire all kinds o specialists to confirm, deny, drill out, chemically test, and do 3D reserve calculation and "point shadow maps" of a reserve. Often I would market the reserve because my own money was put up in the project. Ive done pretty damn good in that. (I y that I hate gambling but, in rtrospect, the only difference between gambling and what I do, its like the difference between TExas Hold- em v doing card counting).
I would buy a prospect from stockholders or companies who wanted to offload the site. I would use all sorts of tricks to remotely evaluate whether I should invest my money further or not. Then the fun starts.

WOULD I DO it all again? YOU BET!!


My dad was a career military in Burma in WWII. He was hired as yarmaster then trinmaster by a Railroad qfter Korea (I was Born in Dec 1950). WHle they were comfortqble, my folks ere not rich. My fathers brother (Uncle Stash) was the one who got me interested in science as a craft. He was forever prospecting in the summers when he was off teaching at Colo Mines or UNM. When I was ateen I would accompany him as a "gopher". When he died, Uncle Stash left me a rather goodly amount which I later used to buy drilling equipment, rock labs and a bulk mill and I bought my first 2 gold "mine dumps" The dumps were as big as a small mountain qnd both came out at about 7% the ton. I made my first million at 26 for selling a pile of gold rich dirt to a company that processed Au for a Canadian processor . Gold was going to about 500$ an oz when I sold. Gold was easy, any idiot could make a fortune by buying 1st cut mine dumps. I witched to Pt, then Ti, qnd worked some REE's and Li in there



cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 02:53 pm
@farmerman,
I never believed in gold investment, but you done good! I stuck with Vanguard mutual funds, and did pretty well; doubled our investments.
Our home investment did much better; paid $52k for it, and it's now worth over $1.5 m. Used to own income property, but sold it when I retired.
Not rich, but able to travel the world. My current desire is to return to Cuba for at least two weeks with my travel buddy.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 03:20 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I never "invested" in gold becaue holding gold is pretty much a scam> I actually bought the gold mines ore dumps and develope the gold ore and concentrates. Most o our investments are in munis (our kids nd grandkids legacies. We are merely fund managers through a trust corporation) Our own invstments are through Vanguard , a series of Oppenheimers, some REITS , and Vanguard index accounts, and some properties in Maine, Garret Co Md and AT some BEACHES in Delaware and the Eastern SHore(We are also trying to sell these Eastern shore plces and xpand the "generation trusts" for the grqndkids (Who have jut started to yet exist) . Im actully forbidden to invest in the gold and platinum because , they are commodities that I develop as a term of the partnrships and LLCs . On the other handm I do collect residuals at 15$ ton for ilmenite and other Ti ores n "Copperas. All tht goes elsewhere to investments that I have no idea but my wife says they are blowin up " real good" . I developed the Ti mines and processing and , as a pyment schedule, I am pyd by the ton Forever
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ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 04:08 pm
@farmerman,
My uncle Charlie Wilson comes to mind. I still have some of his stuff - his toolbox. I read most of his books.
He was head of tool and dye for Douglas.. He died. I think this was '44 but not sure. I was little then.

The head of Douglas came to visit my aunt on her loss.
He had died, just after they finished the plane. He was an interesting man, a desert explorer. I remember him as showing me how to make ice cream on the back steps. Not sure where the back steps were, by now, Wichita or Oklahoma City, some place he was checking out.

I see I am off topic.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 04:33 pm
@ossobucotemp,
Okay by me. We have our memories, and don't get many opportunities to express them. Real history is more engaging than fiction.
Like you, my memory is beginning to fade.
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ashwin723
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 07:31 pm
@farmerman,
Wish you good luck. You sound like a fighter. Fight takes courage, which can only come from faith.

We are supposed to do our best and let god worry about results. Our best should include our well being; the required rest, unwinding time, and heathy living. Otherwise we cannot carry out God's commands in best possible way. People do too much out of greed and fear. Happiness only comes from being at even keel.
roger
 
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Reply Fri 31 Mar, 2017 08:13 pm
@ashwin723,
Zombie thread alert. This thread was started a decade ago.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 15 Apr, 2017 05:02 pm
@ashwin723,
10 years late on the reply. Check the datestamp of the thread.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Sat 15 Apr, 2017 05:54 pm
@Ragman,
Yes, newbies often miss the date/time business.
On the other hand, sometimes threads are interesting to pick up again, for the rest of us.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2018 08:10 am
@ossobucotemp,
Well, Ive been in a major Cancer center this past week and hd a bit of my second kidney removed for a chromophore tumor. Im in pain because the surgery was robotic laproscopy. They drill several small holes but I dont know whether the pain is any less.

This time, before I went under, they gave me fentonyl and it was a great party drug and I was in a dream state fro a while. I can see that with a mixture of fentonyl and heroin , you could die with the needle in your arm.

Im home and Im gonna rest and recoup before gardening season.

So I had a bilateral tumor set and Im now free of it all. They used DNA mapping and have screwed with one gene that actually controls the chromophore and makes it go malignant. The chromophore is usually an indolent tumor, a real underachiever, but with thw right (off and on switching gene) it can go wild. Im gonna be part of some research as a kind of person who is NOT carrying the activating form of the switch gene. I will be followed for a decade or more (If I live longer).

It took me a while to stay awake. This AM is the first time I havent awakened feeling really groggy.

Its amazing what medicine has accomplished in the last five years alone.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2018 08:16 am
@farmerman,
My wishes for a long and liveable life.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2018 08:28 am
@edgarblythe,
im keeping graphs on several factors. i try to look at it dispassionately
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:39 am
@farmerman,
Glad to hear you are home - most happy to hear about the medical advances. Let's keep those going fast and furious.

Thank you for being in a research group.

Have you got dogs to keep you company while mrsfarmerman works the farm?
 

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