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I have been developing for over 20+ years in the fields of academia, financial, research, medical, banking, non-profit and military. I am Micro$oft, Cisco and Juniper certified. Extensive knowledge of Windows, Office and Adobe Suites, Lotus and Unix/Linux. Professional knowledge of VB 5-6, ASP, .NET, Cobol, Fortran, Pascal, Assembly, Visual C++, .NET, Java, JS, PHP, HTML, XML, GreaseMonkey, TamperMonkey, Wordpress, AJAX, SharePoint, Azure and JQuery. Database knowledge of DBase, Access, MS SQL, mySQL, and Sqlite. Constantly learning more and trying to improve my knowledge of new technologies.

I have been an elite grey hat hacker (white/black) in my professional life and red hat in my military service. I have worked with the NSA, CIA, DOD, DOJ, MI6, and Interpol. I have expertise in encryption, obfuscation, encoding/decoding, and compression technologies. Expertise in all manner of algorithms (biological and artificial intelligence sims, and heuristics).

I served as a Major in the Marine Corp special forces from 1992 to 2003 and Lt. Col. from 2004 to 2006 after which I was honorably discharged. I have degrees in BioChemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Psychology and Political Science. 1st year residency medical school (didn't finish), public health with Epidemiology emphasis (worked for the CDC and NIH), and genetic engineering (member of the Genome Project). Have taught Java, VB, C++ and Networking (Cisco CCNA/CCNP/Voice/Security) as an associate professor. Juris Doctor law degree (no bar exam - yet/undecided) teaching legal theories, intellectual property and business law.

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Feb
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awarded  Informed
Feb
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awarded  Critic
Feb
6
comment Can you be immune to chokeholds?
While I don't believe nigel meant to suggest it the way it came across, I would agree with John that the suggestion in general would be a very bad idea and can lead to unforeseen and foreseen tragic ends.
Feb
6
comment Can you be immune to chokeholds?
+1 Agreed, the choke has to be done correctly or it is ineffective. A person is not immune to a choke if its a bad technique and not really a choke. If its properly done choke AND they don't choke, then yeah they are immune but even then I would argue it has to do with some unique physical circumstance and not so much immunity per se. If a choke is a done right, the person will choke. At least anecdotal evidence has so far supported it.
Jan
23
comment Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
@slugster thank you, I appreciate this but I just wish people didn't bring their personal baggage into community interactions. We can chat, get some coffee when I am in God land, whatever you want buddy.
Jan
23
comment Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
I agree edits are a bad place but as I said, I didn't go down that route.
Jan
23
comment Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
I resist the change because its unnecessary, petty and clearly personal, not content based since it doesn't detract from the message, harm anyone and is being removed due to a personal bias of the person. So yeah its not about letting me have my way, its about the person overstepping and using this system to passive aggressively behave badly and get away with it.
Jan
23
comment Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
@JonEricson, first off "Please use comments or go to meta to resolve this dispute." I have no dispute, the frivolous, petty and unnecessarily personal edits waged by Mr. Liepmann is the issue. Apparently he has no life and I pestering me is his hobby. Second, I don't appreciate your suggestion that somehow he is the injured party that needs to be the bigger man, given his petty and cowardly edits are the reason this matter has escalated. If you are taking sides, then you are not qualified to participate in this matter given your bias.
Jan
22
revised Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
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Jan
14
awarded  Teacher
Jan
13
revised Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
rolled back to a previous revision
Jan
12
awarded  Editor
Jan
12
revised Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
dave everything said is for a reason and important, it shows perspective its coming from, don't use this as your personal tool of harassment and ego boost.
Jan
12
revised Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
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Jan
11
answered Self-defense against a bigger charging opponent
Dec
31
awarded  Enthusiast
Nov
22
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
@Btuman, in that case, YES ;) sorry I took that as something else.
Nov
21
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
@Btuman, agreed. Thankfully due to my "past" life for lack of a better word, I know enough REAL soldiers to ask and a few live in the states now, so that certainly helps me. I broached the subject with them to ask if they would be interested in teaching my girls and they were, but they all agreed that our female friend should do it for added benefit of perspective. So we'll see how this works out.
Nov
21
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
Just a follow-up to thank you for the help, I have narrowed it down to Krav Maga because an old friend from Israel who is training some MMA fighters we know offered to coach them at the gym since she will already be there and being female gives her some perspective with my girls. Now how quickly or well they pick it up, only time will tell, thanks again.
Nov
21
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
Excellent suggestion, thank you. I have had a couple others who have voted for that, so the base is growing for that option :)