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    Interview with Moderator Niner

    Well, it's Saturday morning. I've waited to publish another interview because, frankly, we are running out of interviews!

    I may have to beg you interested readers to cajole, bother, harass and just plain threaten your favorite Mod to step up to the booth and be interviewed! I currently have a few more in the can, but not more than 3!!

    I may just start a poll in here to help Mods realize they need to be interviewed. (And, yes...I plan on doing more member interviews as well!) Any thoughts?

    OK, by now you know the drill:
    Hi there. Let me take a minute to introduce myself. I'm Uncle Bob, a Mod here at PC Perspective. We will be running a series of articles within the forum that will be called Mod Interviews. I ask revealing, embarrassing, stupid, probing questions of Mods and hopefully you get to laugh with us at ourselves and in the process get to know some of us better. Beware, not all the Mods are as forthcoming as you may like, I do my best to uncover the truth, but haven't always hit the mark!
    Here ya go, number 13 in the series: Niner

    1. I realize many of the mods here are in a witness protection program of some sort, but can you give us your real name?
    Let's just say the first name. Todd

    2. Why did you join PCPer/AMDMB?
    I was looking for some help, pretty much like everyone else and decided to stick around because it was such a good group.

    3. Which forums do you mod?
    I moderate the Gaming & Video Card forums.

    4. Why do you keep coming back?
    There is no better forums, period. The guys in gaming are a good group along with just about everyone else here.

    5. What was your first experience with a computer?
    Right around when the AMD K-6's came out. I was afraid to open then case at first and now it's nothing to me anymore.

    6. Do you prefer to be called a "geek" or a "nerd"?
    Geek seems more macho...

    7. What exactly do you do here at PC Perspective?
    Besides moderating I try and help out where I can. I enjoy helping the other members solve their PC problems. I'm also just getting into hosting some Fragging Frog games.

    8. What do you like most about your “job”? I realize it’s actually a rudimentary form of slavery or servitude, but you are still here…can you explain this to our readers?
    Meeting new people and trying to keep the new members coming back. Working with PC's is a great hobby for me and PCPer just helps feed that.

    9. OK, we all know this is coming…What do you like least about your job?
    Nothing really, just sometimes I wish I had more time to spend here.

    10. How long have you been active in PC Perspective?
    Since the summer of '02.

    11. Where are most active here? What is it you suppose that draws you to that particular area?
    Mainly I hang out in the gaming forums, but I check out all the forums as much as possible.

    12. What interests do you have outside of PC Perspective. Don't be shy, if you don’t have a life outside of here, many readers would like to know!
    I enjoy spending time with my family. During the summer i enjoy working in the yard and of course gaming...

    13. OK, it’s hardware time! Let’s start with your most, or current favorite piece of hardware. Tell us about it.
    I just got a 8800GTS and so far it's a beast.

    14. Software? Hey, if you are a closet Linux user, now’s the time to come out. (If you are a closet Microsoft user, don’t be afraid, we can keep a secret!)
    I mainly use MS software.

    15. OK, let’s get real personal. Witness Protection Program be damned…Can you tell us something about yourself you’d like us to know?
    I'm a very easy going person, and hopefully that reflects here on the forums.

    16. What can you tell us about your job? Hey, if you do something illegal, now is a good enough time as any to make a clean start!
    I am a Quality Control Lab Technician in a Plastics shop. We make all kinds of containers.

    17. Where do you live? (Be fearless, your secret is safe with us..)
    Erie, PA.

    18. What can you tell us about your family??
    I have a brother and two sisters. Then at home there is my wife and three sons and a daughter.

    19. Here’s a delicate one…How old are you and where did you grow up?
    I am 34 and grew up right here in Erie.

    20. Well, we are getting to the end of it, it’ll all be over soon, I promise. What would like to say to our forum members, go ahead anything. Get it off your chest. We have all day here….
    Thanks for the support everyone has given me for being a Mod here. Also thanks to the other mods and especially The Wise One and jimzinsocal for giving me a chance to give back to this forum...
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    Re: Interview with Moderator Niner

    Good interview I like the macho geek bit

    QC lab tech, eh? You'd be right in the thick of SPC and data acquisition stuff yeah? I worked for a company doing that for a few years, contracting to manufacturing plants, mainly automotive and packaging industries. Used to do SPC software training as well as building, repairing and calibrating QC hardware. Great job. Pity the company didn't go the distance.

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    Re: Interview with Moderator Niner

    Yep we are into SPC. It's an interesting job, never the same thing twice in a week...
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    Re: Interview with Moderator Niner

    scary dude

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
    responsibility, which i dont hold if u break anything

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    Re: Interview with Moderator Niner

    Quote Originally Posted by Niner View Post
    Yep we are into SPC. It's an interesting job, never the same thing twice in a week...
    Yeah you got that right! Do you work with any of the data acquisition hardware (fixing/repairing/calibrating)?

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    Re: Interview with Moderator Niner

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    Yeah you got that right! Do you work with any of the data acquisition hardware (fixing/repairing/calibrating)?
    I work with alot of IMADA gauges. We do alot of cap removal force and torque readings. I fix the gauges on occasion and most of our gauges require they be sent out to the manufacturer for calibrating. We do some direct input from digital calipers and our IMADA gauges.
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    Re: Interview with Moderator Niner

    Quote Originally Posted by Niner View Post
    I work with alot of IMADA gauges. We do alot of cap removal force and torque readings. I fix the gauges on occasion and most of our gauges require they be sent out to the manufacturer for calibrating. We do some direct input from digital calipers and our IMADA gauges.
    OK cool. The company I worked for was alot like IMADA, and what hardware IMADA offers is the type of stuff I used to build, repair and calibrate. Their main breadwinner was dynomometers for the auto industry. The heatsink lapping guide in my sig is part of the process of setting the strain gauges in torque transducers (ie digital torque wrenches).

    The most interesting thing I saw was a device that our company were working on that could take 3D images of plastic containers and then enter their dimensions into the SPC software. Not sure if it measured thickness as well. Not sure if it made it past the concept stage. You ever seen anything like that? Used to have a rotating tray that you put the bottle on, and a camera or two taking images as the as bottle rotated.

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    Re: Interview with Moderator Niner

    A big hello to a hella guy in Niner

    I remember when we were running old VIA systems back in the day and using large cases built like tanks LMAO and playing games like Max Payne and Quake3. My how the times fly.

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    Re: Interview with Moderator Niner

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    OK cool. The company I worked for was alot like IMADA, and what hardware IMADA offers is the type of stuff I used to build, repair and calibrate. Their main breadwinner was dynomometers for the auto industry. The heatsink lapping guide in my sig is part of the process of setting the strain gauges in torque transducers (ie digital torque wrenches).

    The most interesting thing I saw was a device that our company were working on that could take 3D images of plastic containers and then enter their dimensions into the SPC software. Not sure if it measured thickness as well. Not sure if it made it past the concept stage. You ever seen anything like that? Used to have a rotating tray that you put the bottle on, and a camera or two taking images as the as bottle rotated.
    Yes I have seen a couple of things similar to that actually. We haven't used them, but I have seen demonstrations. We may getting some of that though, since we are expanding into South America and the U.K. now. New business means sometimes new gauges, or test methods....
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    Re: Interview with Moderator Niner

    Quote Originally Posted by Will889 View Post
    A big hello to a hella guy in Niner

    I remember when we were running old VIA systems back in the day and using large cases built like tanks LMAO and playing games like Max Payne and Quake3. My how the times fly.
    Hi ya Will. I hope things are going well. I remember those days as well, but I still use a case built like a tank,LOL..
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