At 07:05 AM 1/26/01 -0800, you wrote:
>One of the "side jobs" I had before starting here at the data
>center was reactor core phone tech for Zion Nuclear power plant.
>There are a series of phones in the reactor core area itself so
>techs working there can talk outside the core.
>If you've never had the opportunity, entering the core area of a
>nuclear reactor is cooler than courtside seats at a Bull's playoff
>game during Michael's reign.
>I was always very impressed with the skill and care that went into
>the plants operation.
>Extropy Institute, www.extropy.org
>Adler Planetarium www.adlerplanetarium.org
>Life Extension Foundation, www.lef.org
>National Rifle Association, www.nra.org, 1.800.672.3888
>Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W
Weird aside - before embarking on my present life course, and meeting my
wife to be, I seriously considered becoming a professional diver - one of
the guys who gets paid a year's salary to go into a shutdown reactor vessel
and do his 30 seconds of work...
The man who got me thinking along these lines was such a diver - he had
four sets of ID, allowing him to skirt the NRC rules and do four "jobs"
every year. I always wondered if he ever fathered a kid after that. Lost
touch with the guy - friend of my Dad's before he died...
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