Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Joe, Apr 26, 2016.
beat me to it, shit
All above board work, correctly reported to the Inland revenue I expect?
I was a Combat medical technician until i was wounded. Going to med school soon.
I'm currently an unemployed software engineer who burned out on his last project. Once I recover from the most bullshit thing ever, I intend to look for a C++ job and lock myself in a cellar, being challenged with hopefully cool problems.
Before burning out, I worked to expand, optimise and parallelize a mass spectrometry analyses tool which attempts to detect protein fragment fragments over multiple samples. Sort of like image recognition finding comparisons over multiple images. The big issue being is that you first break up a protein into peptides (which are just strings of amino acids), these are then fragmented by the mass spectrometer to analyze their compositions.
This data then needs to be rebuild from what is essentially an image like structure which has time on one axis, and mass value on the other. The program I worked on didn't actually do that however, it simply looked for common occurances within the data. I added the ability for it to detect various structures (or fragment groupings), which we could then use to link together all the available data.
Using third party software, we apply a RNA transcription database to acquire protein identifications, these in turn could be used to detect those fragment groupings, which in turn help us create a big ass database where we link all the available data together for the complete sample group. This database is then transformed into a table like format and exported so that smart people can analyze it or something.
Biggest, most fun project I worked on. Downside being, I worked solo and had to figure out everything from getting the various tools working, to getting a local environment setup on a parallel cluster, because the stuff was hugely outdated, getting an execution manager fixed to run the stuff in an automated manner, and then the actual programming and understanding the whole field I was working in. And then on the other side I had WASP and school to do. Pretty busy year I'd say.
I'm an Aerospace Engineering MSc student specialising in the trajectory design of low-thrust spacecraft . Currently, I'm doing my internship at another university on the development of an algorithm that can quickly compute orbits for complex missions (multi-gravity assist trajectories and such). I should be done with my master's degree in January.
I'm not quite sure what I'll be doing once I'm done though. I may move to the UK or Germany and work for a company that specializes in space mission design, or I may go for a PhD.
Ah yeah. Got some family who live in Delabole. I work at Sir James Smith's three days a week. You probably went there right?
It's a good job you don't work in IT.
Yo yo yo, what are the chances of seeing a fellow Cornish-man here hahaha. What's your name?
i did yeah, finished there in 2013.
it's fucking strange, of all the brits i've seen in gaming, none of them have been cornish. aidan walsingham, added you on facebook yesterday or day before or something.
Jesus Sevk. I read all that and broke into a cold sweat, just studying all that shit (proteins and such) was bad enough but doing it self-taught? Fuck that, no wonder you burnt out.
In all seriousness I'm pretty much a clipboard monkey who happens to have a bloody good wage and pension which are really the only things keeping me where I am. Got a year and a half left to finish my BEng honours degree and then I'll be looking to move into something more stimulating and rewarding. The imminent closure of the station in 2023 does tend to focus the mind somewhat, might try and get work in decommissioning as that's the only chance I have of staying put, no other decent jobs round here.
Baseicly Every time i finish to the quoata of points they say im sorry you need more points to finish gymnasium , so far only happend around 6 times.
gymnasium? Is that a school name or something?
I had a sister of a friend go through a similar thing, she had a disability in one hand, she was allowed to enroll onto a level one course (which is a very basic level, means fuck all) but as soon as she finished the first level and wanted to move onto the second, they told her she couldn't, and never had been warned of this before.
BAE are usually looking for people like that, if you don't mind making weapons and stuff
I was talking to some Scottish lads who work in IT in Scotlands booming IT industry, was about 4 of them all working for different companies.
All the companies had been bought out by companies that work on military tech in the US.
Basically, we all work for WMDs.
Britain as a whole is mainly it and design, accounts and banking, if you want any of that done it's generally us who can do it well, London has a lot of car design place, Scotland has a lot of the gaming industry (rockstar for instance) in Cheshire we have one of the studios that are working on star citizen, it's a good time to be some sort of designer or it engineer... Not so good for anything else... Oh and like you say WMDs
Missiles aren't really my speciality :p (I work with stuff that's no longer in the Earth's atmosphere).
I don't really mind working for a country's defense though, but I'm not too sure yet whether I'm ok wrt making missiles used in attacks . In short, I'd prefer to work on satellites that are meant to gather scientific knowledge over ones that do harm.
By the way, maybe it'd be wise to move this to our private forum? I imagine some members wouldn't mind posting here, but would prefer to keep personal info private.
Global markets don't help us though - Scotland boomed with independent companies building up and generating Scotlands economy, but now they've been bought out by American companies (literally, all of them) with a bums on seats make little money, employ lots of people but generate little money for the economy because some American guy is sat on his yacht absolutely loaded.
Plenty of that in the UK, we made skynet... These days those micro satellites for the ESA
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