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Another example of cross-pollination - the military TF34 of the S-3 Viking and A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) became the CF34 used to this day on an number of business jets and commercial regional jets.  The CF34 has evolved well beyond the original TF34.
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While most jet engines people are familiar with these days are axial flow, and even those familiar with early centrifugal jets generally think they're extinct there are still centrifugal engines today.  Smaller engines may still be centrifugal, or hybrid with initial axial compressor stages feeding a centrifugal compressor.
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The Turbo Super Charger was developed by Dr. Sanford Moss at GE for aircraft - and today we call it by its more common shortened name, the turbocharger.

An aside: That rooftop GE sign you see at the 0:19 mark is on the roof of one of the main GE buildings in Schenectady, NY.  The last family house I lived in (before moving out for college and beyond) was over in Scotia, NY, next to the Schenectady County Airport.  It was near the crest of a hill and situated such that if I looked out my bedroom window at night I could see over everything - and was looking almost straight at that sign, about four miles away.
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Some cool anecdotes from GE retirees.  I especially liked the first one as I have a keen interest in the ANP program - I did a project on it back in college and have been interested ever since.
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The Airbus A320neo flies with CFM LEAP-1A engines.
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Another look at the lead up to S-97 Raider first flight.
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I'm looking forward to seeing this bird in the air.  This could be the start of the next generation of rotary-winged flight.
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A look at the cross-pollination between military and commercial jet engines.  In the early days the military engines often lead the way, with commercial models derived from them.  But today you're just as likely to see leading edge designs from the commercial world feeding into military designs.  The commercial market is far larger and more demanding now.
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GE produced the US's first jet engine, the IA - though it was largely a copy of Whittle's engine.
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The GE90 is quite an impressive engine.
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Part 4 of the epic EC225 ferry flight to China - not quite there yet!
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'All Balls' is a perfectly innocent term if you know what it means.  Same with 'Balls Out' or 'Balls to the Wall'.  If you don't know what 'All Balls' means, you will if you watch the video.  

(As for the other two - they're related to steam engine ball governors.  And if you don't know what a ball governor is - well. you're on the Internet, Google it. ;-) )
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Education
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Technical Writing, 1989 - 1994
    Technical writing with a concentration on Computer Science. http://goo.gl/maps/0drUW
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    History, 1989 - 1994
    The History of Technological Development with a senior thesis focused on WWII. http://goo.gl/maps/0drUW
  • Niskayuna Senior High School
    1985 - 1989
    Niskayuna, NY - Grades 9-12. http://goo.gl/maps/UxLQH
  • Iroquois Middle School
    1983 - 1985
    Schenectady, NY - Grades 7 & 8. http://goo.gl/maps/o34sf
  • St. Helen's
    1981 - 1983
    Schenectady, NY - Grades 4-6. Changed schools late in fourth grade. Yeah, I survived K-6 in Roman Catholic school. http://goo.gl/maps/Ti8Zd
  • St. Joseph's
    1976 - 1981
    Schenectady, NY - Grades K-4. Changed schools late in fourth grade. http://goo.gl/maps/tXHSv
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December 26, 1970
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A geek named MegaZone.
Introduction
I have a mononym.  My full legal name is MegaZone, which I use as a last name.  I have no first name, so I use Mr as a placeholder when one is required.

Let's see if Google suspends my account for not having a 'normal' name.  (They did, but I got it back.)

Work
Occupation
Enterprise Network Engineer
Employment
  • F5 Networks
    Senior Enterprise Network Engineer, 2014 - present
  • F5 Networks
    Enterprise Network Engineer, 2010 - 2014
  • ColoSpace, Inc.
    System Support Engineer, 2009 - 2010
  • Sling Media Inc.
    Beta Program Manager, 2008 - 2009
  • Cyphermint, Inc.
    Director of IT Operations, 2002 - 2008
  • Experience.com
    Solutions Developer, 2001 - 2001
  • Event Zero
    Solutions Developer and Architect, 2000 - 2001
  • GTE Internetworking
    VPN & Internet Security Services Product Specialist, 1998 - 1999
  • Lucent Technologies
    Webmaster & Technologist, 1995 - 1998
  • Xylogics
    Second Level Engineer, 1994 - 1995
  • Apex Consulting Group
    Consultant, 2002 - 2002
  • Internet Service Providers' Forum
    Director at Large, 1998 - 1999
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
    Technical Editor, 1997 - 1998
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Currently
Worcester, MA
Previously
Waltham, MA - Berkeley, CA - Worcester, MA - Scotia, NY - Schenectady, NY
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