In the World of the High Tech Redneck, the Graybeard is the old guy who earned his gray by making all the mistakes, and then tries to keep the young 'uns from repeating them. Silicon Graybeard is my term for an old hardware engineer; a circuit designer. Here are mental droppings from a newly retired radio engineer running from tech news to economics; from firearms to the world at large; from radio to home machine shops and making all kinds of stuff.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Happy Birthday Marine Corps!
There were US Marines before there was a US. What did you guys call yourselves back then?
I know that all sorts of kids from all sorts of backgrounds go into the Marines, but I've never met an ex-Marine who wasn't an honorable man. Considering Chesty is also quoted as having said, “Take me to the Brig. I want to see the “real Marines”. ”, maybe I've only been meeting fakes.