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Antarctica
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:19 pm
  • I'm applying for positions at McMurdo station in Antarctica. I'm not a scientist but there are plenty of positions to be had. I was wondering if anyone on .NET has ever worked at McMurdo and if they could share some experiences with me.
    ParisPC07
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Re: Antarctica
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:15 am
  • I thought about it once just so I could go take pictures, best of luck to you, could be a cool assignment!
    m0ng0
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Re: Antarctica
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:04 am
  • I thought that station burnt down after a last stand against a shape-shifting extraterrestrial.
    Slick
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Re: Antarctica
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:44 am
  • I have a friend whom I play EvE Online with, and he is presently a volunteer firefighter at McMurdo. He loves it down there. So much so, in fact, that after his first tour of duty, he came back to the USA, got bored, and opted to go back. He's a weird one, that guy.
    SmokinHawk
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Re: Antarctica
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:18 pm
  • I suggest bringing a coat. I hear Antarctica can get kind of nippy.

    Also Slick just won the thread.
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Re: Antarctica
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:25 pm
  • My Mother went down there - probably 15 years ago, now she's 63, but it was as one of the Cooks's/ Bakers, It was one of her favorite life moments.

    The pictures she brought back were incredible. She got to go with a group that traveled to within a few miles of the South Pole.

    I'd do it!
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Re: Antarctica
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:49 pm
  • I've read Shackelton's book...ain't goin near the place.
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Re: Antarctica
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:39 pm
  • If they need graphic designers I'm gone. Tired of being perpetually unemployed here in the States.
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