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post #91 of 109
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Just a joke really. Whenever I see the word acquisition I think of buying products for dirt cheap from desparate people and selling them at a profit. Some people buy and sell entire companies even in that way. But I have no idea what you actually do.

Ah! I get it now! Private sector acquisition and public sector acquisition have two very distinct "flavors." in public sector, tangible acquisitions are one piece of the puzzle, but it includes heavy contract-based work, as well as 8 million other facets. So if I'm modernizing, say, AVS' load balancing system (simple example), I'll need to get F5 into the picture, I'll need to jump through eight hoops to get the funding, and will draft a schedule that plugs into a program IMS, and so and and so forth (ZZZzzzZZZzzz)...but the crux of this effort will be contracting a firm to manage the installation and testing of the load balancers.

Now...if this were private sector, I could allocate the funds for the F5 installation, but get my buddies Dave and Alex from college to come on a weekend (they become "D&A Systems" for the weekend) and install the load balancers for $2000, and then brag to the CEO of how I just saved the company $X0,000 dollars by leveraging my professional network. Lol.....I started in the private sector; it can be a different world.
post #92 of 109
Sounds like pretty interesting stuff.
post #93 of 109
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Sounds like pretty interesting stuff.

Thats a polite way of saying he still has no idea what you do for a living smile.gif
post #94 of 109
Alright ,I will be serious,
My wife and I own a private hospital, several nursing homes ,a medical supplies business and another business that leases medical equipment. I guess you could say I am in the health care industry.
post #95 of 109
I dig for gold (black gold) in the oilfield, HT is my new addiction and I just want more! biggrin.gif
post #96 of 109
Quality control manager and trainer at a brothel outside of Reno, NV.

Or, I am an international walnut salesman who travels the world selling my nuts.

Or, I start green energy companies with no business plan and sell shares after I get government grants but before people realize that I cannot make cheap sustainable power from bunny rabbits and marshmallows.

One of the above statements is true... Maybe.
post #97 of 109
Single, no kids. biggrin.gif
post #98 of 109
Music producer and radio station tech support coordinator.
post #99 of 109
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Originally Posted by kucharsk View Post

Single, no kids. biggrin.gif

Lol i forgot about that part, me too biggrin.gif
post #100 of 109
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Originally Posted by kucharsk View Post

Single, no kids. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Blackmambakila View Post

Lol i forgot about that part, me too biggrin.gif

Like my mom always told us kids... "Without you kids, I'd have money stacked to the ceiling"!!! So true.

That said, couldn't imagine life without my three daughters but with the cash going out for 2 college educations and a third child in private school... The extra $100K per year would be nice!smile.gif
post #101 of 109
An anonymous donor gives me $1.00 per word that I post here on AVS. I use this for my AV gear!!@@@tongue.gif
post #102 of 109

First, the things that и have i menage to set a goal to have them, then save coins and finally buy them. The music deserves it. I - more.

post #103 of 109
Always interesting to see this type of thread. Allocation of funding is always a personal choice of reward vs. expense. If I had my way, I'd live check to check and have every toy I wanted but the cfo/cmo/coo aka Wife is much more responsible than me. Our new neighbors keep asking why we have such a big over capable truck for me to "drive to and from work" but they don't realize we have a 42' long 100k 5th wheel sitting in storage for when I travel for work, nor do they know that we paid cash for said trailer in 6 months of working, on my income alone. The direction of our hobbies and interests is what ultimately dictates the monetary value we set forth for them. And the old adage, "Never judge a book by its cover" is more prevalent today than ever. Between the oil industry boom and dot com entrepreneurs, the 20y/o kid next to you in coach on the Southwest flight could be a multi-millionaire and look nothing of the "part"
post #104 of 109
I get my money by blackmailing the members of this thread who engage in illegal activities.

Since you have joined this group expect a PM soon.
post #105 of 109
I put on my crappiest clothes, stand by busy intersections with a sign, "I'm not really homeless but would like to buy decent hifi"
post #106 of 109
I use to have a great career in land surveying until I shattered both my ankles and my back and had organ trauma in a very severe motorcycle accident. I was in a wheelchair for 3 years and I'm able to walk short distances now. Plagued with chronic pain now but I'm happy to be able to walk and drive. I make less than $12,000 a year and drive a pos Ford truck. Luckily my wife is a graphics designer. Without her I couldn't afford to go to the movies let alone have a home cinema and a hobby like home theater and audio. I literally put every extra cent I can towards it. I just come to this side of the forum to dream
post #107 of 109
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Originally Posted by Mr.Poindexter View Post

Quality control manager and trainer at a brothel outside of Reno, NV.

Or, I am an international walnut salesman who travels the world selling my nuts.

Or, I start green energy companies with no business plan and sell shares after I get government grants but before people realize that I cannot make cheap sustainable power from bunny rabbits and marshmallows.

One of the above statements is true... Maybe.

Since you live in Clovis, I'm going with nuts.
post #108 of 109
Yeah, he's certainly nuts.

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post #109 of 109
I obtain my stuff with a little bit of American know how & being clever. I go to various local hifi society meeting, I talk/listen to everyone there, figure out who has the gear I like, then go steal it from their house. I am socially conscious though, I only steal stuff from rich guys houses. The most amazing thing is they view as a chance to upgrade their system at the insurance companies cost. Boy. I sure love the wealthy.
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