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I tried to add this in my profile, but it keeps getting rejected as spam, so I will try here…
I started using PCs and Microsoft Office a few years back, in order to speed up a personal project, after avoiding anything to do with computing for a long time, as a fairly successful , ( mostly practical ), Physicist I never liked computers. I lived for a few decades as a Hermit in Bavaria, and in more recent years started getting back into civilisation.
I might have a try at doing something more professional or at least something more financially profitable with computers and software. Maybe something to keep my brain active and help pay the Bills as I spend the most of the rest of my life building my castle here in the Bavarian Hills.

Alan
 
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Hi Alan, welcome to PCR :).

Building a castle!? That sounds like an interesting project for sure - a literal castle? :D
 
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Ah, Hi Ian, thought my post had got tanked again as spam!
( Email notifications seem to work, that’s good. )

A big house, and other stuff. Big enough to keep me busy for ever. There will always be something to do.
It’s my Castle.

( I found this place the first time a few days ago when I Googled for something that I had occasionally googled for dozens of times in the last few years, and never found the answer what I wanted. I think I had a typo in the thing I searched for on that occasion, so I got an unusual mixture of hits, one was here, - strangely it helped answer my long unanswered question.
I never hit the place again when I re goggled with the correct search without the typo. So I came here directly , used the internal search and found 3 answers that finally helped answer my long unanswered question.

Funny World sometimes )

Alan
 

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Really glad that you found something that helped - there's a big archive of tech and MS office related questions on here, many from quite a few years ago. It can be a real treasure trove of info!

There are quite a few of us here interested in Physics and other things, so you'll be in good company! As it happens I'm building a little cloud chamber in my workshop at the moment. Fired it up for the first time a few weeks ago, and got some great trails!
 
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Yeh, the posts I found were all from about 15 years ago, some from people I know as quite prominent in some of the larger MS Office ( Excel ) forums. ( Those larger forums are like a lot of stuff on the internet, currently getting too big to find anything in, you pretty well need to know the answer or exact thread title to have half a chance of getting the serch words right to find the thing you want.
It’s not the first time I found something partly by luck. )

I am a bit out of touch with my old Physics stuff.
I actually went on to specialise in Microwave Electronics, had a short, but very successful career as a Microwave Design Engineer, but I have not thought much about that in the last 25 years, after I opted out and came to live here as a hermit in the Fatherland. Forgot most of my Physics. Maybe its there in the subconscious, as I have sometimes found some unusual novel solutions, perhaps stemming from my untypical background.
 

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I spend the most of the rest of my life building my castle here in the Bavarian Hills.

Hi Alan and welcome to PCR.

Sounds idyllic building a castle in the hills but, as you say, there are always the bills to pay !!

I am not a physicist (my maths was never good enough) but always found the subject fascinating. A very good friend of mine, who is also not a physicist, is convinced that Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity is not correct and has acquired an interferometer and is reproducing the Michelson - Morley experiment, although on a smaller scale. I'm enthralled by the whole thing but fear that his objections to the theory will fall on deaf ears. :)
 
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I remember some of my colleagues making sure that they understood his relativity theory, so as to impress people at Parties. I was less keen on it, it did seem a bit absurd to me, but I never got into it enough to really comment on his stuff: I think a lot of people who think he is right, also think it’s absurd. I guess if something is stupid and absurd it can still be OK.

I found his general attitude to life good, found him a groovy guy. I am a bit like Einstein maybe…. without the intelligence.
 
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I am not a physicist (my maths was never good enough) but always found the subject fascinating. A very good friend of mine, who is also not a physicist, is convinced that Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity is not correct and has acquired an interferometer and is reproducing the Michelson - Morley experiment, although on a smaller scale. I'm enthralled by the whole thing but fear that his objections to the theory will fall on deaf ears. :)

I have no idea what that means, but I am intrigued :D. Are you able to explain what that entails please and what your friend thinks?
 

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