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Discussion in 'Skills, Business and Finance' started by Mebs, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Tow1994

    Tow1994 Well-Known Member

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    I am (hopefully) getting my Bachelor of Science in Engineering this summer. I am studying informatics technologies and system management with specialisations media informatics (software, video and audio coding etc. ) and network technologies. Hardware knowledge is there, but it is not really my talent, eventhough I am very good at programming at bit level (micro procesors etc.)
     
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    Congrat's on furthering your education and being so near to obtaining that BSE , Tow1994 !
    Important shtuff, there, and kudos to you!
     
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    Thanks! But there is a difference between BSE and BSc though ;) It is the science thing, meaning more academic theories etc. Argh, just googling it will do better than I in explaining the difference :D
     
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    Nice! Electrician and Mech Eng+Renewable Energy.

    I trained on PLCs from the early 90s, with the HMI that looked like a scientific calculator - you could only see one line of code at a time. Most of the PLCs were Mitsubishis. Later on in Mech Eng I used the more modern software where you can see much more of the code on screen, and you could test your programs in demo mode before running them through the hardware setup. SIGINT rings a bell from somewhere in the past, not sure of it now.

    What do you mean by motor drives, speed controllers, or motor control?
     
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    Electronic Warfare and Signals Intel

    I worked with many different types of both AC and DC motor drives/controllers. The most common application was the industrial setting where being able to vary the motor's speed was important to the process/application.
    One of my favorite drives to work with was Allen-Bradley's VFDs (variable frequency drives), especially the PowerFlex series, as well as their old (OLD!) vector drives. Troubleshooting and rebuilding those was an art form! ;)
     
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    Jaysus, you're a more advanced monkey than myself..

    Did you ever see this film?: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2277106/
    It's about a Russian officer working in signals in 1983 when intercepts from the Russian monitoring systems triggered an alarm that could have resulted in nuclear war. True story, documentary. Scary stuff, but has a redeeming quality to it.

    There's a server issue of some sort, can't make a post larger than this. Will get back to it tomorrow.
     
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    Lol, I used to be a reasonably capable fellow, but it seems that consistent consumption of alcohol kills brain cells.......who knew?! o_O

    No, I had never even heard of that film.....but going to locate it to watch soon! He was working around the same time that I was, so I gotta see that documentary!!
     
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