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  • Xenon
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    Sounds like murphys law

    Nice to hear everything is running well Chen

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  • ManagerJosh
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    Thanks for letting us know you're doing well Chen! You're an asset to us and I wish you all the best on your physics adventures! Make us proud and hope you make a name like Einstein

    I already like the sound of this... Avinadav Law

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  • Zachery
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    Glad to see your doing well myfriend

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  • Chen
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    *waves*

    Hey guys,

    I'm here, alive and well. As Dean said I left home and began studying in the university in pursuit of my dream. I'm studying Physics in the Technion, Haifa (but I bet that doesn't tell you much). I'm having fun and living large, except for this very moment at which I'm pretty sick.

    Originally posted by Surrix
    If he lives in Isreal it isn't really a draft just a requirement that all males (maybe females too) have to serve two years in the military. Like they they get to choose but it has to be done between the ages 18-25 or something along those lines.
    Just to set things straight - everyone is drafted to the army at the age of 18. Men must serve a total of three years, and women - only two.
    There is a course called the academic reserve, which I've chosen to take. You postpone your recruitment by 3 or 4 years, and in the mean time you get a university degree sponsored by the army. At the end you return to the army and server in the profession you studied - in my case physics. It is quite a luxurious course that enables you to get the most out of your military service.

    Originally posted by kerplunk
    Either way, this really sucks. Chen was a great guy. I think that living in Israel would be hell. I feel sorry for him.
    Living in Israel is anything but hell. Maybe it's not as fun as living in other countries but it's mine and I like it. Don't feel sorry for me or anyone else living here.

    Originally posted by kerplunk
    It would just be nice to know whether Chen is in the Israel military or if he has just decided that the Internet is not for him. He started a company, HiveMail, which was very promising when it started, but now... it's lacking big time.
    In the course of things I also decided the internet is not for me. It served me well over the past 4 years and it's been a fun ride but I don't see my future here. If there's anything worse than insanity, it's virtual insanity.

    I appreciate the concern, it means a lot to me.

    God bless.
    Chen

    (And thanks to Chris who pointed me in the direction of this thread.)

    And even though it's a bit too late - I wish you all a pleasing and fertile new year!
    Last edited by Chen; Sat 22 Jan '05, 4:11pm.

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  • Dean C
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    Originally posted by ManagerJosh
    so he's out of the military?
    I don't feel I should be talking about another persons circumstances really Chen's alive and ok, that's all that matters.

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  • Zachery
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    I think he is there though them

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  • ManagerJosh
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    Originally posted by Dean C
    He's at uni folks. Tis a big bump
    so he's out of the military?

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  • Dean C
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    He's at uni folks. Tis a big bump

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  • Bema Jinn
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    Originally posted by kerplunk
    Either way, this really sucks. Chen was a great guy. I think that living in Israel would be hell. I feel sorry for him.
    why would it suck?

    if you've grown up as that being the norm, everybody around you doing the same then it probably doesn't bother him.

    While i don't personally beleive in the reasons for drafting, i think it could do a lot of people a lot of good.

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  • Zachery
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    As far as I know he has gone into the army. I don't think he was overly upset about having to do so

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  • kerplunk
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    Either way, this really sucks. Chen was a great guy. I think that living in Israel would be hell. I feel sorry for him.

    It would just be nice to know whether Chen is in the Israel military or if he has just decided that the Internet is not for him. He started a company, HiveMail, which was very promising when it started, but now... it's lacking big time.


    p.s. Sorry for bringing up such an old thread, but I didn't want to make a new one as I would have been redirected to this one.

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  • C.Birch
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    he was on msn other night and last week.

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  • chrispadfield
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    He does live in Israel but he has not gone off to the military. Perhaps best not to speculate on what someone else is doing?

    As a side note Surrix, having to serve in the army for x years is the exact definition of a draft.

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  • ManagerJosh
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    He does live in Israel.

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  • Surrix
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    Originally posted by merk
    It was a while ago, but I do remember him saying that he either got drafted, or signed up for Isreals defence force.
    If he lives in Isreal it isn't really a draft just a requirement that all males (maybe females too) have to serve two years in the military. Like they they get to choose but it has to be done between the ages 18-25 or something along those lines.

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