harpazo
I would like to know the meaning and/or background for the username you have chosen. Username stories are interesting. Do you agree?

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Yes, I agree. I chose Klystron since magnetron was already taken.

harpazo
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Yes, I agree. I chose Klystron since magnetron was already taken.
Ok. What do you like about Klystron?

Mondayman

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You must like the song Monday, Monday, so good to me. Tell me, what's so special about Monday when most people despise the first day of the week?

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I chose my real name.

BillTre and harpazo
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I chose my real name.
Isn't that a bit dangerous to reveal your real name in an open forum?

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Isn't that a bit dangerous to reveal your real name in an open forum?
Yeah, many people say so. But it's only the name; I am not giving away my bank account number or email. If that didn't satisfy you, I can say that I took the risk.

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I've thought about changing my name to something more interesting, but I've never got round to it. Maybe I should do it?

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Yeah, many people say so. But it's only the name; I am not giving away my bank account number or email. If that didn't satisfy you, I can say that I took the risk.
It's not about satisfying me. I was just curious why you chose to reveal your real name. It does not affect me one way or another.

harpazo
I've thought about changing my name to something more interesting, but I've never got round to it. Maybe I should do it?
What would be an interesting username for you?

harpazo
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Mine's just a play on my initials. "Twig" is often taken, so I just threw in an extra "g" and it stuck

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What would be an interesting username for you?
JosefK might have been better; or K2; or, something silly.

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JosefK might have been better; or K2; or, something silly.
Ok. Whatever makes you happy works.

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Ok. Whatever makes you happy works.
I've never been happy with PeroK.

BillTre
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I chose my real name.
Me too!
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Lol. J/K. The word supernova is a cool word to begin with. And with the shear energy of a supernova it really is difficult to describe one as average. That's me. A whole bundle of conflicting ideas, thoughts, tendencies, and abilities. Besides, it sounded better than Superaveragenova.

Wrichik Basu and harpazo
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I've never been happy with PeroK.
Understood.

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My parents had a jigsaw of IBIX WITS CRICKS. It was just a thing on the shelf that I never really questioned. When I finally wondered what on Earth an ibix wits cricks was and took it off the shelf to look it turned out to be an ibis with chicks, but the box used some illegible 1970s "futuristic" font. I liked Ibix, though, and kept it.

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I've never been happy with PeroK.
But... what?!

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Ok. What do you like about Klystron?
Always had a fondness for electronics, particularly RF (radio frequency) oscillators and receivers. Magnetrons and klystrons produce beautiful 'pure' electromagnetic fields for a variety of applications from warming your food to guiding craft in aerospace to powering colliders and linear accelerators.

I have considerably more hands on experience with magnetrons and comprehend electron cycloid rotation better than traveling waves; also klystrons generally resonate at more precise frequencies at higher energies than maggies. The latter feature actually makes magnetrons more interesting to me for radar applications; analogous to wayward children requiring more care and attention.

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Username stories are interesting. Do you agree?
No.

weirdoguy
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Well, I'm weird, so long ago I decided to have this user name on some dating sites. I don't know why I chose to have that name here, though. On most of the sites my username is AiDi, which is loosely related to my name (Adam). Some people (on polish sites) thought that it was related to word 'ID' because both AiDi and ID have the same pronounciation in polish. It's was not, but I kinda like this idea and sometimes I sign my PMs with that form of AiDi.

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Always had a fondness for electronics, particularly RF (radio frequency) oscillators and receivers. Magnetrons and klystrons produce beautiful 'pure' electromagnetic fields for a variety of applications from warming your food to guiding craft in aerospace to powering colliders and linear accelerators.

I have considerably more hands on experience with magnetrons and comprehend electron cycloid rotation better than traveling waves; also klystrons generally resonate at more precise frequencies at higher energies than maggies. The latter feature actually makes magnetrons more interesting to me for radar applications; analogous to wayward children requiring more care and attention.
I was an Electrician's Mate in the Navy (1996-2000). However, when I returned to civilian life, I did not seek a job in the field of electronics. My first job after the Navy was per diem teacher for grades k-8.

Klystron
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Well, I'm weird, so long ago I decided to have this user name on some dating sites. I don't know why I chose to have that name here, though. On most of the sites my username is AiDi, which is loosely related to my name (Adam). Some people (on polish sites) thought that it was related to word 'ID' because both AiDi and ID have the same pronounciation in polish. It's was not, but I kinda like this idea and sometimes I sign my PMs with that form of AiDi.
There's a little bit of weirdness in every person but you already know that.

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I was an Electrician's Mate in the Navy (1996-2000). However, when I returned to civilian life, I did not seek a job in the field of electronics. My first job after the Navy was per diem teacher for grades k-8.
Served as as a USAF radar tech (1971-1979) in SEA the last years of the Vietnam War then with more exotic systems on various electronic warfare ranges north of Nellis AFB; i.e., beyond Dreamland. Bravo for teaching children. I taught radar science and EW tactics to officers and enlisted as my last Air Force assignment but, tired of endless warfare, switched to mathematics and computer science as my civilian career.

So, what is the meaning behind your user name? Do you play a hazardous harp?

pinball1970 and harpazo
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Served as as a USAF radar tech (1971-1979) in SEA the last years of the Vietnam War then with more exotic systems on various electronic warfare ranges north of Nellis AFB; i.e., beyond Dreamland. Bravo for teaching children. I taught radar science and EW tactics to officers and enlisted as my last Air Force assignment but, tired of endless warfare, switched to mathematics and computer science as my civilian career.

So, what is the meaning behind your user name? Do you play a hazardous harp?
Hazardous harp? Meaning?

The New Testament was originally written in Greek. King James of England had the Old and New Testaments translated into English in the year 1611. In the original New Testament, the word harpazo is used 13 times but it is mainly used to define the apostle Paul's words "caught up" in 1st Thessalonians 4 verse 17. What does harpazo mean?

harpazo:

1) to seize, carry off by force

2) to seize on, claim for one' s self eagerly

3) to snatch out or away

4) an irresistible divine force that will violently snatch up believers in the rapture of the church imminent event.

5) caught up

Mondayman
There was no thought process behind my name. It just came to my head. To me, Mondayman sounds like some keener at work that everybody avoids.

I usually choose stupid or inappropriate words or sayings. On Facebook, I had changed my name to Richard Tree. After a bit, I then inserted the short form for Richard, so my name for a while was $&#@ Tree, until somebody complained. harpazo There was no thought process behind my name. It just came to my head. To me, Mondayman sounds like some keener at work that everybody avoids. I usually choose stupid or inappropriate words or sayings. On Facebook, I had changed my name to Richard Tree. After a bit, I then inserted the short form for Richard, so my name for a while was$&#@ Tree, until somebody complained.
Somebody complained about your FB username. Really? I guess it’s easier for humans to gripe than it is to pay a compliment.

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Mine's just a play on my initials. "Twig" is often taken, so I just threw in an extra "g" and it stuck
I am also a fan of adding an extra "g" when my typical username is taken.

Twigg
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Username stories are interesting. Do you agree?
No.

weirdoguy and jack action
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I am also a fan of adding an extra "g" when my typical username is taken.
"Pinball" is a 1974 song by Brian Protheroe, I added 1970 because that was my favourite year of the series the rock and roll years.

Deep Purple were on TOTPs along with Free, Lindisfarne and some other great acts.

I think that was first time I had seen DP Mk2 on TV

A sad year too, the Beatles split and Hendrix and Janis Joplin died.

Bittersweet.

Astronuc and PeroK