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« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2009, 10:14:37 PM »

Anthropology: mainly cultural, but some biological/physical, with a dash of archaeology
Museum studies:  processing, conservation of artifacts and specimens
Media Studies: Theory and hands on experience with cameras and editing equipment

Chicago to Chicagoland: history, politics, Hot Dog Stands
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« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2009, 11:00:21 PM »

Not sure how it'll come up for research topics for the games, but restaurants and food are my area of knowledgeable expertisery. Preparing, cooking, history of food and its effect on different cultures (the potato originated around Peru and Chile and wasn't brought over to Europe until mid 1500's), along with a first hand reckoning of the restaurant culture and the people it attracts. I've always thought that Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential was exaggerated, but the longer I work in this field, the more I believe that book.
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« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2009, 09:42:13 AM »

I can help with:

English History
Teaching in the UK
Marine and Freshwater Biology (my undergraduate degree)
All Sciences up to college level
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« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2009, 10:35:45 AM »

I hate to call myself an expert on anything, but I can talk intelligently and knowledgeably about:

Science Fiction (in the academic and the fan sense)
Anime and manga as art and tropes
East Asian culture, primarily Japanese and Chinese (more then the typical anime/wuxia fan, less then a native, resident, or formal student of it)
Buddhism (the Zen school of the Mahāyāna tradition, specifically)
Astronomy
Computers
Literary analysis
Information Technology as a field and a profession
Philadelphia and surrounding area
United States political theory, history and practice.
Lots and lots of 'useless' knowledge and factoids. (The longest golf hole in the world is the seventh hole  at Satsuki Golf Club in Sano, Japan; a 964 yard par 7. I don't play, follow, or enjoy golf. I have never been able to determine how or why I know stuff like this.)

I also have access to people who are highly knowledgeable in automotive racing (primarily F1), trains (US with some of the rest of North America), and the geopolitical and psychological history of the post WWII and Cold War eras.
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« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2009, 11:07:38 AM »

Journalism/Speech Communication (majors in college)
Criminal empires (cartels, family groups) in the U.S. (from mid 1700s to present day), Italy (focusing on the rise of the Sicilian Mafia), South and Central America (Drug Cartels), Japan (Yakuza) and China (Triads and other groups)
Comparative religious studies (Mainly Western Religions) and I consider myself a self-taught minor theolgian.
(Tornado-Ape is a classicaly trained theolgian. He also has a great deal of knowledge about being a costumed character).
The expansion of the American West (Old West stuff)
Sports (from the physical development of athletes, competition, and even into the pro levels in the U.S. even the front office type procedures, etc.)
I also have access to people who know a great deal about stock car racing and custom engine rebuilding for personal use cars (and trucks), street racers and stock cars for local tracks.
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« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2009, 12:21:56 PM »

I could help out with some of the following stuff:

  • Computers, especially networking (computer network technician)
  • Hospitals (work in a small hospital)
  • Autism (son is severely autistic)
  • 'The western occult tradition'
  • Wuxia films
  • Plenty of other lesser, random stuff.


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« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2009, 01:10:28 PM »

Academic stuff:
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Catholic Theology

Slightly less academic stuff:
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Homeschooling
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« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2009, 03:42:26 PM »

Natural Family Planning

Oh yeah, I could talk about NFP until I was blue in the... face.

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« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2009, 04:46:04 PM »

Natural Family Planning

Oh yeah, I could talk about NFP until I was blue in the... face.

Walter

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« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2009, 05:59:11 PM »

Got a sneaking suspicion that astronomy is already pretty well covered (who doesn't love astronomy!), but if it's any help, I'm an astrophysicist. Gravitational lensing, quasars, galaxy structure and formation, cosmology, that sort of stuff. I work in a building full of physicists, too, so I've no doubt I could find someone to help out on most any physics queries. I can do your maths homework too!  Wink

Other than that, I'm an Australian, so I can back Mister Andersen up there. I can't promise I'll be able to keep my filthy left-wing tendencies out of any responses to questions on Australian political history, though!

Ask me about cricket. Please?
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« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2009, 06:21:05 PM »

Ask me about cricket. Please?

That's one game I don't understand.
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« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2009, 06:49:45 PM »

Basically the following:

  • Brazilian Customs and Culture
  • Brazilian History
  • Brazilian organized crime
  • Cinema Arts (editing, photography, sound, screenwriting)
  • Conspiracies. I know the Question says it's singular.
  • Rio de Janeiro
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« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2009, 07:21:23 PM »

Then screw cricket.  I wanna know about Carnival.  Wink
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« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2009, 07:51:34 PM »

Oh yeah, I could talk about NFP until I was blue in the... face.

Someone get the hose.

No need; my wife desires to be in production mode for the next 10 years or so. She is, in essence, personally curb-stomping Pat's ZPG policy. Tongue

In all seriousness, her decisions regarding children are entirely independent of Pat's existence and philosophies. Also, I find NFP to be delightful rather than onerous, even in the "pre-production" days.

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« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2009, 08:54:15 PM »

I can do your maths homework too!  Wink
Ask me about cricket. Please?
I will ask you to do my Operations Research homework while you tell me about cricket.  Did the Pakistani's and Sri Lankans ever play their game?
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