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Ehranavaar
Gallente
Posted - 2011.01.22 22:33:00 - [31]
 

Originally by: Tau Terandu
I was told by a friend who is in the Air Force that there are quite a few gamers within America's nuclear silos Rolling Eyes Not sure how much I actually believe it, but I have spoke with a guy who is a friend of my friend who is supposedly one of the officers in a silo. He 'confirmed' it.

They have frequent drills but beyond that, they just sit and wait for an attack. So what better thing to do than play EVE!

/Again, I don't know how much truth there is to this. Just something I had heard.


seems dubious to me the silos have net connections that could be opened to "public" use.

Astenion
Gallente
Spiritus Draconis
Posted - 2011.01.22 22:38:00 - [32]
 

Originally by: Peter XZ
Edited by: Peter XZ on 22/01/2011 20:16:44
Originally by: Jurou Yuan
I work in air traffic control and spend about 60% of my time playing EVE on the side.


I beg of you tell me which country so I AVOID flying there for the rest of my life!!Shocked



BTW Make sure you kiddies have regular exercise breaks of your'e playing for endless hours, 10 ppl a year die in Korea from thrombosis cos of video games, don't be an EVE martyr Smile








I think you have to understand the context. Controlling is done in shifts, and relatively short shifts at that. The rest of the time you're sitting around bullsh!tting, watching movies, or playing video games in the break room.

I can confirm that any air/space defense job in the military (at least the USAF) is the same. An hour or two on scope and then two to three hours off, sitting on your ass, surfing the net. The coolest job I ever had was when I was a lowly airman in Alaska. One hour on, four hours off. The more people on your crew, the more people there to sit scope for an hour. That's air defense, though.

Tactical controlling is a bit different; lots of excitement for an hour or so but 2 hour pre-briefings and 2 hour de-briefings...I've sat in a de-brief for 4 hours before. Of course, you usually drink beer with the pilots at that time.

Air/Space Defense is where it's at for maximum f*cking around.

Astenion
Gallente
Spiritus Draconis
Posted - 2011.01.22 22:40:00 - [33]
 

Originally by: Ehranavaar
Originally by: Tau Terandu
I was told by a friend who is in the Air Force that there are quite a few gamers within America's nuclear silos Rolling Eyes Not sure how much I actually believe it, but I have spoke with a guy who is a friend of my friend who is supposedly one of the officers in a silo. He 'confirmed' it.

They have frequent drills but beyond that, they just sit and wait for an attack. So what better thing to do than play EVE!

/Again, I don't know how much truth there is to this. Just something I had heard.


seems dubious to me the silos have net connections that could be opened to "public" use.


Oh yes, they absolutely do. It's there for morale. As long as you're not watching ****, go for it.

shady trader
Posted - 2011.01.22 23:45:00 - [34]
 

Originally by: Ehranavaar
Originally by: Tau Terandu
I was told by a friend who is in the Air Force that there are quite a few gamers within America's nuclear silos Rolling Eyes Not sure how much I actually believe it, but I have spoke with a guy who is a friend of my friend who is supposedly one of the officers in a silo. He 'confirmed' it.

They have frequent drills but beyond that, they just sit and wait for an attack. So what better thing to do than play EVE!

/Again, I don't know how much truth there is to this. Just something I had heard.


seems dubious to me the silos have net connections that could be opened to "public" use.


As long at the PC you can play on is not connected to the same network as the business side of the silo what harm can it do? Take the NSA or other spook related agency for example, they commonly have two separate PC's on their desk, one for their internal secure network and one for everything else. A lot of large corporate networks have a green (public side) and a secure red side network with very limited connectivity between them. It's not as if they have the launch controls plugged into the same router as their Eve PC. You may find that the connection is wired only and only in a separate room form the business part of the silo.

As someone else has said, you want to keep the person who's finger on the button sane don't you? So allow they to talk to their families and keep in touch with the world (monitored of cause) as well as provide recreation for them it makes sense to provide an broadband line to the silo.

Anders Holst
Posted - 2011.01.23 00:23:00 - [35]
 

Live off government support and what ever free stuff you can get mailed to you and scam people on the internet... 16 hours of gaming each day... Would be wonderful...

RAW23
Posted - 2011.01.23 14:18:00 - [36]
 

Originally by: Miners Strike
Originally by: RAW23


Humanities Research Fellow (work from home) Cool



Lol, the professor of Eve... I thought 'multiple degrees' and dedicating yourself to a life of scholarship and research would mean that there'd be little time for Eve during normal working hours?


Depends on how seriously you take your job as a job. My gaming habit probably added 18 months onto the time it took me to write my thesis but, believe me, very few humanities dissertations are going to change the world, so I don't feel bad about that. A lot of the people I work with take their work incredibly seriously but personally I find the idea of being a 'professional' philosopher (my subject area) rather weird. So I treat my job as a paying hobby and use the freedom it gives me to pursue my others hobbies and enhance my quality of life. This is what I consider to be living a philosophical life rather than doing philosophy as a job. Of course, if you are in a teaching post things are rather different as you have daily deadlines rather than a requirement to produce a piece of work every year or so.

Jovan Geldon
Gallente
Lead Farmers
Kill It With Fire
Posted - 2011.01.23 16:29:00 - [37]
 

Originally by: GM Horse



I was waiting to see what your new avatar would look like.

I did not leave disappointed Very Happy

Atnal
Whats Wrong With This
Posted - 2011.01.23 19:21:00 - [38]
 

Originally by: Jupix
I'm surprised no one mentioned the IT helldesk. All you do is sit in front of a PC waiting for calls to come in. And the jobs are mostly repetitive and mindless problems to solve. I got numerous hours of EVE in while I was doing a stint in IT support. There are some environmental requirements though, such as having the privileges to install EVE and not getting crap for it from coworkers.


You must be one of the password engineers? Laughing

I work IT helpdesk for a hospital and it's not something I'm planning on doing for the rest of my life.

Karma
Vortex Incorporated
Posted - 2011.01.23 20:27:00 - [39]
 

I would advice against it if you work in a computer gaming store... Customers always want your attention at the most troublesome of times.

I actually got quite a few people hooked on EVE by doing some mining while helping people.. "hey, what game is that? it looks beautiful!"

"hey, that game you showed me last time I was here, I tried it out, steep learning curve, but really nice, like you said".

Pan Crastus
Anti-Metagaming League
Posted - 2011.01.23 20:57:00 - [40]
 

sheesh, find a decent job and retire at the age of 35 ...

Star NL
Posted - 2011.01.24 00:18:00 - [41]
 

Marry someone rich Laughing

Fox T'Lar
The Illuminatii
Mildly Intoxicated
Posted - 2011.03.29 01:12:00 - [42]
 

I'm a day trader and I play at work... subject entirely to the mood of the market of course Smile
It's nice because I have 4 monitors so I've got some extra real estate.

MLG Morril
Posted - 2011.03.29 12:52:00 - [43]
 

Originally by: GM Horse
I find myself spending a lot of time in EVE at work.


Id hope! Guard can't do all the work!

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.03.29 17:55:00 - [44]
 

I'm a programmer, I set my alt up in an ice belt and let him mine away since I only have to fuss with him for a few seconds every 20-30 minutes or so. I spend the time trolling the forums between compiles or waiting for something to run up to wherever I need it to...

Darteis Elosia
Gallente
PHOENIX 2ND C.A.G.
Posted - 2011.03.30 08:08:00 - [45]
 

I'm joining the army, and when not doing patrols and stuff i can sit back and do pretty much what i want to in the restroom so i intend byung a nice laptop and play eve most of the time..

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2011.03.30 11:53:00 - [46]
 

We had a member who worked an oil rig, surprisingly though he actually worked hard on the rig and only played when on shoreleave.

How's the connection on a rig and perhaps merchant mariners if they can get a connection going?

Jon Taggart
State War Academy
Posted - 2011.03.30 19:40:00 - [47]
 

Edited by: Jon Taggart on 30/03/2011 19:56:04
I teach at a university and all teaching staff are required to reserve several hours a day to office hours. Basically, we wait around for the off-chance a student shows up with a question about an assignment or lecture. After that, we go back to teach a class or two, and then back to the office...or home to play more EVE!

Other than that, I sit there and play EVE for the majority of that time frame Very Happy.

I teach Writing and English classes if you were wondering.

ArmedSolid
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.03.31 04:57:00 - [48]
 

My Night Shift ;)

My night shift consist,s of Bouncing around in this , in between shouts i get to play EVE , has to be a top ten contender !!


WHO SHAVED MY EYEBROWS !!

Liang Nuren
Posted - 2011.03.31 05:01:00 - [49]
 

Edited by: Liang Nuren on 31/03/2011 05:08:08
Originally by: Akita T

Freelance coder. Probably not paid 25$/hour unless you're really good and also fully work for that hour though.



Wait what? I'd be pretty upset if a freelance dev job offered less than $50-$75/hr. ugh

Also: I got a lot of non work stuff done in college while I did the night audit at a hotel. Its for the win, but I don't think you'll make what you want to off of it.

-Liang

Ed: haha Barakkus - that is exactly why you see so much of me on the forums.

Lilan Kahn
Amarr
The Littlest Hobos
En Garde
Posted - 2011.03.31 06:44:00 - [50]
 

Naval technical guard duty

Marija Vanszar
Caldari
The Warp Pub
Posted - 2011.03.31 09:34:00 - [51]
 

Sysadmin at a 200 man corporation,

I worked 2 months to fully automate the system here,
now i play 7 of 8 hours EVE at work.

Sometimes i have to reboot the exchange server, so my boss keeps thinking i am urgently needed here....

o7 Twisted Evil

Yarrow Naritus
Caldari
Divisione Ricerca e Sviluppo
OWN Alliance
Posted - 2011.03.31 19:32:00 - [52]
 

<-- Medical Sys Admin. But I'm not ballsy enough to go full out and play while at work, I do game research and forum trolling during the day; to leave time for playing at night.

Kazuo Ishiguro
House of Marbles
Posted - 2011.04.01 18:47:00 - [53]
 

Originally by: Marija Vanszar
Sysadmin at a 200 man corporation,

I worked 2 months to fully automate the system here,
now i play 7 of 8 hours EVE at work.

Sometimes i have to reboot the exchange server, so my boss keeps thinking i am urgently needed here....

o7 Twisted Evil



Would you like to know more?

[Yes] / [No]

WishBlade
Caldari
Atomic Heroes
The G0dfathers
Posted - 2011.04.01 20:57:00 - [54]
 

I work as an archiver's assistant, and I could play EvE at work quite a lot, but sadly CCP does not allow that. I can't install EvE on the computers there, and since something about EvE folder makes it un-portable I can't put it on an external HDD.

Marle Peacecraft
Posted - 2011.04.06 05:21:00 - [55]
 

I work for a NOC (Network Operations Center) I monitor 4 screens to make sure nothing happens, and have eve open all night.. 9 hours a day every day a week. Mwa ha ha ha ha!

Darteis Elosia
Gallente
PHOENIX 2ND C.A.G.
Posted - 2011.04.06 08:10:00 - [56]
 

Originally by: Marija Vanszar
Sysadmin at a 200 man corporation,

I worked 2 months to fully automate the system here,
now i play 7 of 8 hours EVE at work.

Sometimes i have to reboot the exchange server, so my boss keeps thinking i am urgently needed here....

o7 Twisted Evil


You're awesome. Perhaps inject a crash or two to let them know they still need you? And fix them über quick and use that argument when negotiating raise in salary? Twisted Evil

Swynet
State War Academy
Posted - 2011.04.06 16:09:00 - [57]
 

My own business so when I'm at my office... Wink

Gangster101 PureLove
Posted - 2011.04.06 17:11:00 - [58]
 

LMFAO

Haio
Posted - 2011.04.06 17:30:00 - [59]
 

Edited by: Haio on 06/04/2011 17:30:34
I am working for tax authority, got fancy position more related to project managment than taxes. I cant play eve but i can troll the forums and surf the interwebs and nobody gives a damn as long as i meet my project's deadlines and objectives.

Tylian Sera
Posted - 2011.04.06 17:39:00 - [60]
 

I work as a Microsoft Exchange Server engineer.
If its working as intended, u can play all day :)


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