## Thursday, June 10, 2010

### The Eternal Universe Welcomes jmb275!

jmb275 is a nerd. A BIG one! He likes computers, math, physics, airplanes, Star Trek, and most other totally geeky things. He thought Computer Engineering was his passion, so he got a BS in that area.

Upon discovering signal processing, however, Electrical Engineering became the degree du jour, and he got an MS in that area. Then, in a move driven by lust, greed, and a desire to take over the world, he accepted a position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to work on a really frickin' big laser (cue Dr. Evil). Okay, so in reality, it's because he didn't get into the PhD program he wanted, so he had to get a real job. But after a brief stint at LLNL, jmb275 realized his real passion was for all things aircraft related.

jmb275 now attends the University of Michigan pursuing a PhD in Aerospace Engineering emphasizing in flight dynamics and controls. jmb275 particularly enjoys all quips and jokes involving the term "rocket science" and/or "rocket scientist"! In his spare time (wait, what?) he flies R/C planes, helicopters, and anything else that rises above terra firma!

jmb275 is anxious to bring all the day dreamers (i.e. physicists) back down to reality and remind them we live on a little planet called Earth where Newtonian physics are still adequate and have been doing a fine job for over 300 years.

1. This is good news!

2. This is good news. I look forward to reading your stuff.

3. I am happy about this as well. I am glad to view science from an engineer's prospective. That said I would like to start off with a joke:

Proof that all odd numbers are prime:

Mathematician: The base case one is prime, and the next case 3 is prime so by mathematical induction all odd numbers are prime.

Physicist: One is prime, 3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 is an experimental error, 11 is prime etc...

Engineer: One is prime, 3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 is prime, etc...

4. Welcome jmb275! You & Bill (assuming he hasn't taken a vow of silence and moved into an Illinois corn field) are now officially the Big 10 wing of our little blog. I look forward to reading your thoughts in longer form!

5. He seems to be an interresting person, so I will follow what he will write. Good luck jmb275!

6. Thank you all for the warm welcome. I hope to add to the enlightenment which has most definitely taken place for me while reading this blog in the past.