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Ratus Ratus

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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.
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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.

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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)
 

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

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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)
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.
 

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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.
 

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Welcome to DFI sir. Your knowledge will be valuable.
 

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WElcome Ratus Ratus
 

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Welcome Ratus. Great to have you here.
 

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hello sir welcome to dfi
 

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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
 

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Welcome to the Forum sir. :)
I've read a lot of your posts in the other place.
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.
 

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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.
Its a good thing. :) :D
 

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