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by Greg
Sat Sep 04, 2004 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post Your Self Pic
Replies: 235
Views: 23068

RE: Post Your Self Pic

Funny he should post right above me..but the only one I've sent a pic to on here is at all is TWFirst.....he can vouch for my looks...or lack there of...but hardly anything sinister (sorry guys...). UAL747..is that porn squad or pom squad?...they look remarkably similair when you breeze through the ...

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by Greg
Sat Sep 04, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End Of The Road For The B717?
Replies: 74
Views: 11198

RE: End Of The Road For The B717?

Actually, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> was not that impressed with the EMB's. Possibly, someone knows specifically why? I think it's the cabin size they objected to (three abreast up front). I think they are interested in the BBD C-Series...but it will be on the market a co...

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by Greg
Sat Sep 04, 2004 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of Dash-8 Q400
Replies: 23
Views: 5687

RE: Future Of Dash-8 Q400

No, that's not entirerly true...<acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)">QX</acronym> changed two options because they had more routes applicable for the 400 instead of the 700 in the delivery period where their obligation to purchase is in force. The 700's will still likely increase in number as longer h...

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by Greg
Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On SR 111
Replies: 23
Views: 5392

RE: Your Thoughts On SR 111

Thoughts?

I think it's time everyone stopped going to Airdisaster.com, pulling up the anniversary of every crash du jour---and then posting some random thought provoking statement like they had any real interest in it, anyway.

That fairly well sums it up.

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by Greg
Thu Sep 02, 2004 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Serena's US Open Outfit: Crack Ho Chic?
Replies: 50
Views: 2965

RE: Serena's US Open Outfit: Crack Ho Chic?

Oh..come on...that's exactly what I was doing (see the little smiley face??).
And your always telling me to lighten up? I sense you need a severe happy hour.

I'd actually buy you a beer if you were in Houston...(Shiner Bock cures everything...)

Have an exponentially happy day.

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by Greg
Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Serena's US Open Outfit: Crack Ho Chic?
Replies: 50
Views: 2965

RE: Serena's US Open Outfit: Crack Ho Chic?

I think the fact you need to call yourself an A.net 'superpower' likely speaks volumes...
 Smile
But your right..it's all good.

Have a brilliant day.

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by Greg
Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Serena's US Open Outfit: Crack Ho Chic?
Replies: 50
Views: 2965

RE: Serena's US Open Outfit: Crack Ho Chic?

At least my notoriety extends far beyond a airliner forum, KROC.
But, nice shot, anyway---pardon the pun.

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by Greg
Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Serena's US Open Outfit: Crack Ho Chic?
Replies: 50
Views: 2965

RE: Serena's US Open Outfit: Crack Ho Chic?

What a disgrace!
She will look back and regret this...it's publicity alright...but all of it is negative.

It's from the Janet Jackson school of dressing---all she needs to do now is flash a tit.

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by Greg
Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bangkok Air A320 - Picture!
Replies: 15
Views: 3249

RE: Bangkok Air A320 - Picture!

Looks like someone threw up on it.
Awful!

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by Greg
Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Boeing Stop The MD's After Merge?
Replies: 8
Views: 7095

RE: Why Did Boeing Stop The MD's After Merge?

Because Boeing had competing products--and none of the MDD products delivered any return for the investment. The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-95 was kept because unions would have objected to the sale if the line was discontinued--effectively delaying the consolidation for up to a ye...

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by Greg
Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gay Tendancies
Replies: 32
Views: 1954

RE: Gay Tendancies

Gig...as you are aware, Houston now has the third largest gay population in United States...it's not a closeted town by any means. I imagine rural anywhere (including Texas) would not be the endearing part.... Huge 'theme' in life? Oh dear God, let's hope not! My interests and pursuits far exceed wh...

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by Greg
Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gay Tendancies
Replies: 32
Views: 1954

RE: Gay Tendancies

Hmmmm...I guess I have a very different view. My homosexuality is only a small component of what makes me who I am. It does not define me in any sense but sexually. I choose my stores, restaurants, clubs, etc. based on which one I find appealing--not because they have a rainbow flag hanging out fron...

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by Greg
Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do I Have Any Rights In This Situation...
Replies: 26
Views: 4804

RE: Do I Have Any Rights In This Situation...

You have the right to a refund and the right to choose another carrier--which may be in you best interest, anyway.
Don't make the mistake that they 'owe' you anything beyond that---they don't.

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by Greg
Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Successor Specifications
Replies: 29
Views: 5341

RE: Boeing 737 Successor Specifications

No commercial aircraft will have a V-tail. Both Boeing and Airbus have nixed the idea because of rain/snow accumulation...(and associated corrosion...). Other than a minute amount of passenger comfort--widening the aircraft 'significantly' does nothing more than make it weigh more (short haul is not...

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by Greg
Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9-11 Toys For Kids?
Replies: 26
Views: 3803

RE: 9-11 Toys For Kids?

If your child is motivated to conduct a terrosrist act by something as lame as this.....it's likely they are retarded...no 'impressionable.'

What exactly are they going to mimic?

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by Greg
Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gay Tendancies
Replies: 32
Views: 1954

RE: Gay Tendancies

Actually, dtwclipper....I'm speaking of known hate crimes against gays...and they have been in somewhat infuential neighborhoods (houses $500K and up).

Likely, it's more the Texas closed mind mentality than income...

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by Greg
Tue Aug 31, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gay Tendancies
Replies: 32
Views: 1954

RE: Gay Tendancies

Yeah, Dtwclipper...that's fine until the first little neighbor boy claims you leered at him or touched him---it's not an uncommon form of harrassement. I've got friends who moved right back into the city center after they got tired of having shit thrown in their pool on a weekly basis. You'll enjoy ...

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by Greg
Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus May Spend $2 Bill Challenge Boeing's 7e7
Replies: 37
Views: 9707

RE: Airbus May Spend $2 Bill Challenge Boeing's 7e7

Excellent. It will only make the 7e7 a stronger aircraft. And further the A330 program.

Competition is excellent for both the customer and the consumer.

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by Greg
Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post Your Self Pic
Replies: 235
Views: 23068

RE: Post Your Self Pic

GQ?
Yeah, right...GQ 1985!
 Smile

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by Greg
Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Media Diva Denied Buffet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

RE: Media Diva Denied Buffet?

What was the 'fixing' they ran out of at the omelet bar??
Hopefully, it was eggs.

I'll second PROSA....invited guests should always be served first.

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by Greg
Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just Got Two Kittens....
Replies: 37
Views: 2078

RE: Just Got Two Kittens....

I've had plenty of cats....all declawed...never seemed to both them at all after a day or so... Not sure what all the fuss is about. Likely, you may need to find a more reputable vet---I've never had one refuse to do it, either. The hardest part was actually keepin the cats from being too active aft...

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by Greg
Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just Got Two Kittens....
Replies: 37
Views: 2078

RE: Just Got Two Kittens....

Both of mine are declawed. They were in and out of the vet in about two hours. They have a new process that actually glues the skin back together after the nails have been removed---no painful stitches. Both animals were perfectly fine the next day--neither has exhibited any signs of discomfort or p...

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by Greg
Sun Aug 29, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9-11 Toys For Kids?
Replies: 26
Views: 3803

RE: 9-11 Toys For Kids?

I hardly think bereaved relatives would be worried. I am sure they have more important things on their minds than some aimless toy.

And yeah, I bet they are on e-Bay.

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by Greg
Sat Aug 28, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9-11 Toys For Kids?
Replies: 26
Views: 3803

RE: 9-11 Toys For Kids?

It's stupid.
And harmless.
Yeah...'tricked' is an explanation I like to hear more about....

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by Greg
Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Your Nick Name?
Replies: 48
Views: 2176

RE: What's Your Nick Name?

Nothing to do with aviation...but my nickname is Sky
I didn't know my real name, Greg, until I was in third grade.

At the office, or with colleagues, everyone is referred to as Counselor.....the same for every lawyer----everywhere.

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by Greg
Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pembroke Group's Unfilled 717 Order
Replies: 5
Views: 2157

RE: Pembroke Group's Unfilled 717 Order

Pembrokes contract offers relatively little penalty for movement to any other Boeing product. At this point, they may actually give them an incentive to switch....

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by Greg
Sat Aug 28, 2004 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gecas Firms Order For Eight 772LRs!
Replies: 107
Views: 13711

RE: Gecas Firms Order For Eight 772LRs!

However, GECAS has not submitted any tenders for outside financing--which would be required (I just searched). How serious can they be? A paid LOI can be move to any product since it does not designate an actual production line position of a particular aircraft. You're right in that it may go throug...

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by Greg
Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Car Competition.
Replies: 28
Views: 1673

RE: European Car Competition.

M5..hands down..not the prettiest face...but will be the meanest SOB on the road! Taking mine in Silver or Black (which ever comes in first). Of course, that's 10 months from now at the earliest... Automobile did the engine rating...looks like BMW was a tad conservative on the stats...they have repo...

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by Greg
Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American / United Merger Proposal
Replies: 62
Views: 12750

RE: American / United Merger Proposal

Actually, <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> is correct. <acronym title="TWA Transworld Airlines (USA)">TW</acronym> had not turned a true operating profit in ove...

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by Greg
Fri Aug 27, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH New Paint Scheme. You Like?
Replies: 22
Views: 4488

RE: LH New Paint Scheme. You Like?

There was a 310 painted in the experimental scheme as well...but never made it out of Toulouse with those colours.
I'm sure one of you diligent spotters/photogs must have a print.

While still questionable..it did look better on a larger aircraft...

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by Greg
Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Importance Of SQ Delaying 7E7 Order
Replies: 52
Views: 7191

RE: Importance Of SQ Delaying 7E7 Order

SQ is a financial and marketing leader, not a technical one. There delay is based on no comparable aircraft in competition for which to receive competing bids. If they were technically savy,they would not have flip-flopped on the initial 340's---or purchased the DC-10 to begin with. Or, for that mat...

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by Greg
Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Way To Go Denzel Washington!
Replies: 85
Views: 3393

RE: Way To Go Denzel Washington!

Wow...great clip...I had no idea Toby McGuire grew a beard!

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by Greg
Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's Talk About RJs!
Replies: 19
Views: 3430

RE: Let's Talk About RJs!

The EMB170 was marketed as a regional jet during it's inception and preliminary design--that has not changed. While a bit roomier than the current competition---it is also more costly (AVITAS has the preliminary operting costs as being somewhat higher than the CRJ700)--albeit it a very immature prod...

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by Greg
Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Cruise Line
Replies: 28
Views: 2468

RE: Best Cruise Line

Well...any of the premium lines are basically 'God's Waiting Rooms' for a lot of elderly. At Crystal, it's not so much the old folks...it's the damn wheelchairs that bothered me. Seabourn the crowd is younger and more active...but I think it has more to do with the design of the ship (not so handica...

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by Greg
Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA To Pull Out Of MDW!
Replies: 64
Views: 12655

RE: ATA To Pull Out Of MDW!

It's survival of the fittest.
And they are not fit.
They'll go back to their roots as a charter/adhoc carrier.

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by Greg
Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Cruise Line
Replies: 28
Views: 2468

RE: Best Cruise Line

Actually, of the popular lines, two of you have hit the nail on the head: Cunard and Seabourn I have sailed on Cunard about a dozen times (once on QM2)...Seabourne three times. Crystal Cruises is right up there as well. The mass market Carnival, <acronym title="Newcastle - Woolsington (NCL / EGNT), ...

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by Greg
Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If.......? (a Question For The MCI Forumers)
Replies: 24
Views: 5343

RE: What If.......? (a Question For The MCI Forumers)

Hubs still have to rely on lots of O&D traffic to supplement connections.
Kansas City has neglible traffic when compared to other, even moderate, focus cities.

History has proven it has been financial suicide for carriers to set up a hub there.....

Too bad.

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by Greg
Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post Your Self Pic
Replies: 235
Views: 23068

RE: Post Your Self Pic

Wasn't it UAL747 that spent ten minutes extolling the virtues of his long, luxurious eyelashes???? And then went on about this body hair in minute detail???? Dude...you're description creeped me out---sounded like you and Bobby Trendy were separated at birth.... The pic is worth a thousand words. I'...

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by Greg
Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Infamous A340-300 Climb Rate
Replies: 76
Views: 29811

RE: The Infamous A340-300 Climb Rate

The only concern I've seen by pax on a 340 at take off is not the length of runway...or the climb rate....its that it does it so damn QUIELTY that folks are concerned... And <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> back to <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Te...

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by Greg
Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nip/Tuck Actor To Be The Next James Bond!?
Replies: 11
Views: 3175

RE: Nip/Tuck Actor To Be The Next James Bond!?

Eric Bana has the inside track....according to the ultra accurate Inside Hollywood (!).
Hugh Jackman was approached...and declined when he was told of the exclusivity clause that would prevent him from continuing in any other serials (X-Men, I guess...).

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by Greg
Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Famous Residents/Natives Of Your City?
Replies: 68
Views: 3048

RE: Famous Residents/Natives Of Your City?

In Houston now, but born and raised in L.A.---so pretty much anyone in the entertainment field lives...

No culture...just celebrities....the way we like it!

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by Greg
Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VW Beetle Vs. The Mini Cooper
Replies: 23
Views: 13756

RE: VW Beetle Vs. The Mini Cooper

For 2005, Mini will offer the supercharging kit $4K as a delear installed (and warranteed option. (it adds 45 horses to the Cooper S...which makes it one fast little car). Problem is the cost also puts it within WRX territory---which---although painful looking for a small car---it's a phenomonal per...

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by Greg
Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Like The Art Of Greg Martin?
Replies: 2
Views: 3271

RE: Do You Like The Art Of Greg Martin?

No. Fingerpainting is more creative!
His are just CGI work that can be found in most motion pictures....and duplicated by practically anyone with CG tools...
No big deal.
No offense.
I'll take a Botticelli, anyday.

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by Greg
Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 728JET & 928JET
Replies: 8
Views: 2813

RE: Dornier 728JET & 928JET

FT is right. D'long Germany..owners of the programme..filed for bankruptcy protection last month. When asked if they had any intention of asking for outside cooperation, BBD was told a firm NO. It would be a coup for BBD to get the design....likely save them at least $250M or more on the C-Series (D...

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by Greg
Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think About The QM2?
Replies: 18
Views: 4236

RE: What Do You Think About The QM2?

There was some overexaggeration that meals were taking three hours to order, prepare and delivery---which has got to be a mistake unless the order was totally forgotten (could happen--a lot is computerized). Also, there is a venitlation issue with the Britannia dining room since it encompassing two ...

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by Greg
Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Music To Have Sex To?
Replies: 91
Views: 6047

RE: Best Music To Have Sex To?

None...it's too distracting.
And if your doing it right....sex has a pretty cool sound in itself.

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by Greg
Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paris Hilton's Tinkerbell Found
Replies: 34
Views: 3179

RE: Paris Hilton's Tinkerbell Found

No offense, but you can find an ugly picture of just about anybody...and the zoom lens doesn't really help! America's favorite pastime---elevating and tearing down celebrities. Oh well! I'd say that if 90% of the women in the US looked as bad as Paris---most the men would be happy (present picture e...

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by Greg
Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meet Independence Air
Replies: 4
Views: 1806

RE: Meet Independence Air

What's it worth?
Absolutely nothing if it doesn't sell a few tickets.
It's not like there is going to be an ongoing story on Fly-i on the front page every week.

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by Greg
Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VW Beetle Vs. The Mini Cooper
Replies: 23
Views: 13756

RE: VW Beetle Vs. The Mini Cooper

It's easy: If you're a guy...drive a Mini If you're a girl....drive a Beetle Men do NOT drive cars that have flower holders. Full Stop! The Mini actually has some engineering in it----far less then BMW actually wanted. Thankfully, they still left it relatively simple--but with some kick (at least wi...

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by Greg
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Starting A New Career In IT!
Replies: 13
Views: 1896

RE: Starting A New Career In IT!

IT is the number one job category for outsourcing overseas---medical records is number 2.

I'd rethink that---or concentrate very heavily in one area (Cisco configuration, wireless technology....).

Just my .02.

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