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Old 01-23-2002, 09:30 AM
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That's a kick-azz idea Ron! I like the sound of it!
Iggy, ya that's what I was thinking about, too?

Ron, is it gps based, does it use cellular connectivity? Sounds awesome. Can it fit in a suitcase or be hidden. Hmmmmm...portable tracking device....
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Old 01-23-2002, 09:44 AM
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hi miller,iam 41 own a car repair shop and all i can say is do what make you happy
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Old 01-23-2002, 10:47 AM
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A good friend of mine works for Deutsche Bank as an Investment Banker; however, they are having alot of lay offs. He was telling me that his industry is really struggling right now, which I am sure you already knew. Any thoughts on going back into fund managing or hooking up with a mutual fund company as an analyst/manager? You may have to begin your new career towards the bottom of the rung, but you never know.

If all else fails, let me know and I will get you a job with World Com. Being that I own a couple hundred shares, I am part owner of this company. If they won't give you a job, I will threaten to sell my shares, that should shake them up!!
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Old 01-23-2002, 10:51 AM
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I think you should raise some capital to open your own chain of strip joints!

Maybe we'll call them..."Miller's Marvelous Melon Patch Saloons!"

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Old 01-23-2002, 11:51 AM
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The system was built by a group of engineers that used all of their own money so far. The system uses a service called Aries Microburst to send the GPS info over the data band of cellular service. It feeds this to a computer server when it goes into alarm.

Here is a neat feature. Let's say you have an employee with a service truck. You can draw a circle on the web page map around the area that the truck is supposed to stay within. If it goes outside the circle (meaning unathorized travel) the system will notify you.

Yes, you can watch your car at anytime. Watch were your daughter spends her time if you like.

So for $400 and $9 a month, how many of you want one in your car or boat?
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Old 01-23-2002, 01:16 PM
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Just do what I do... Work 5 hours every early morning so you have all day to work on your boat stuff and ofcourse post on OSO for a few hours..
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Old 01-23-2002, 01:53 PM
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Hey Miller,
How about starting your own Mutual Fund Company? Sounds right up your experience and desired challenge level. I develop software for fund accounting and know a fair amount about funds operation wise, be glad to answer questions.

As far as the MBA goes, I highly recommend it. It is a gruelling, but highly rewarding experience. Would be a good time to do it while you don't have a high stress job to deal with too. Even if you have advanced without it, you will learn things you didn't even know you didn't know. It will be a big plus career wise in your field.
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Old 01-23-2002, 07:46 PM
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I put in my vote for eth Miller's mellon patch saloon!!!

Ron that is frikkin cool!!! Need any help designing the website???
Pardon me, while I whip this out!
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Old 01-23-2002, 08:50 PM
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..may I volunteer as the Melon-Tester??
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Old 01-23-2002, 09:22 PM
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I have a similar system alrady installed in my boat-works well and has just been premiered at the NY boat show- You can see it at

Anybody wants one, let me know
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