Greetings from the Outback

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  1. Ratus Ratus

    Ratus Ratus Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Due thanks to Deltacamelately, and his reference to this site, I have registered here.
    There are some interesting topics and seem to project a balanced tone of discussion.


    I live in the semi outback of Australia.
    Many years ago, well it feels that way, I signed the dotted line for the Aust Army, or the big Green Machine, as we knew it then. That was somewhere about 68/9, keep forgetting as it was long time ago. I went off to officer trg and got my commission.
    Anyway I moved through various postings, pl commd, SI Trade Training, 2 IC Coy and a brief stint CO Coy. Also moved around various units.
    I picked up a BEng mining along the way as well. In my last unit I had a wee clash with the Bn OC and Bn 2IC. Decided I did not need them breathing down my neck anymore. Besides I could stuff myself up more competently than they could.
    I went into the mining industry as mining engineer, then after picking up a Master of Computing went into the world of academics in computer science. I ended up at a regional campus of one of the main Universities, running my own dept of several academics and about 100 students. I decided that working something like 70 hours a week year in, year out was a bad idea so as I had hit that retirement age I retired.
    Now I just work with my horses and fit in a bit of some computer work. In the winter I do a bit of furniture making for myself. In the spring, summer and autumn I train for and compete in endurance riding.
    Computer work relates to tactical simulations. None being the FPS style most love. No flashy graphics and take hours/days to get thorough. They also take months to make. Also this covers a bit of coding for specialised editors for these simulations.
    :australia:
     
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  3. Pintu

    Pintu New Member

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    Warm welcome to Defence Forum of India , Sir

    This is great honour for me to share this forum with you, Sir , please enjoy your stay Sir.

    Regards
     
  4. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    That was one of the most elaborate introduction we have so far. Its nice to have a military professional with good academic record on the board.

    Welcome to DFI. I hope we will have constructive and interesting discussion with you on the board.

    PS: I see that you are using scientific name of Black rat. Any significance to the name?. Not to nit pick, it is actually Rattus rattus (with double 't' :D)
     
  5. Arjak

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    Welcome to DFI sir,its an honour to have you here....
     
  6. Ratus Ratus

    Ratus Ratus Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    I am not a full black rat so only need the single 't'. beside saves confusion in typing.
    Rat.. lots of significance you don't want to know about.
     
  7. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Welcome aboard sir. Remember sending a pm on another board about this forum sometime back.

    Hope to learn a lot from you.
     
  8. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    welcome to DFI Ratus Ratus
     
  9. indian_sukhoi

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    Welcome to DFI sir,

    We are glad to see you joining us.
     
  10. p2prada

    p2prada Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Welcome to DFI sir. Your knowledge will be valuable.
     
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    1.44 Member of The Month SEPTEMBER 2009 Senior Member

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    WElcome Ratus Ratus
     
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    Vinod2070 मध्यस्थ Stars and Ambassadors

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    Welcome Ratus. Great to have you here.
     
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    F-14 Global Defence Moderator Senior Member

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    hello sir welcome to dfi
     
  14. Soham

    Soham DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Welcome to the Forum sir. :)
    I've read a lot of your posts in the other place.
     
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    welcome to DFI have a great time in here you will like this place for sure
     
  16. Ratus Ratus

    Ratus Ratus Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Welcome to DFI sir :)
     
  18. Ratus Ratus

    Ratus Ratus Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Thanks, but I am not sure if reading my post is a good or bad thing. I try not to read them afterwards. It is usually safer.

    I will admit I do try to be neutral in discussion tones. No promise though.
     
  19. Soham

    Soham DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Its a good thing. :) :D
     
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    Welcome Ratus Ratus!
     
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    EnlightenedMonk Member of The Month JULY 2009 Senior Member

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    Welcome to DFI sir... hope you enjoy your stay here...
     

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