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Re: Pat's Call for Research Assistants
« Reply #90 on: May 20, 2010, 01:47:17 PM »
I'm pretty specialized, 6 years or so at Wal-Mart type stores, 1 year minimum wage security, and 16 years of printer manufacturing/repair/testing/resurrecting/demolitions.  I'm also good at translating techno-babble to English.  :)

Oh yeah and I've played every RPG I can find a GM for as well as GM'd many of them.

I also have lots of experience as a demonstrator for gaming companies. Namely Mongoose Publishing for the longest run.

If you need demos of any games around Kentucky let me know.  I have one scheduled for next month in Murray KY (4-5 hours one way!)

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« Reply #91 on: June 01, 2010, 12:58:37 PM »
Hi Pat,

Well, what I know about isn't that exciting but I will post any how.

I am straight edge and pagan, so I know a little about that. I live in the City Centre of Birmingham but I am originally from a place could Tipton in the Black Country. I am a stay at home mum and all things considered a bit of a tomboy (I hate hanging with other mums and would much rather watch Ice Hockey or Formula 1 with my son). We visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Sealife Centre, Think Tank and the Museum and Art gallery Weekly.

I frequently have very random weird dreams which are sometimes the basis for campaign plots that either Mark or I will run.

I have a lot of time on my hands and would love to help you.

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« Reply #92 on: June 01, 2010, 04:53:39 PM »
Thanks again to everyone who's posted. I check back here whenever I run into a specialty problem, so newcomers and veterans with newly expanded skill sets should definitely keep me in the loop.
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« Reply #93 on: June 12, 2010, 05:22:18 PM »
I'm an art student, so I have no practical skills of note. If you want me to fix a car or help you fight a war, you're screwed. I do, however, have a lot of largely useless knowledge about the following subjects:

Art. I'm familiar with artists, movements, and specific works going back to, say, the medieval era. I'm better with the details of 20th century and contemporary art, however, with a pretty clear American bias. I also know more than anybody should about cartooning and comic books.

Film. I've been a film nerd since grade school and have watched, studied, and written about movies fairly extensively. I don't restrict myself to specific genres, eras, or points of origin; if its good or at least worth seeing once, there's a fairly good chance I've heard of it or actually seen it.

Literature. I can't claim to be a voracious reader, but I've tried to keep abreast of the classics and popular fiction in general. In terms of genre, I'm more of a crime guy than a sci-fi/fantasy reader, but I've dabbled in everything excepting maybe romance and cookbooks.

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« Reply #94 on: June 17, 2010, 03:00:57 PM »
I just noticed this thread and should have posted here sooner, but better late than never, I guess.

I work in radiation protection and have access to accurate information all forms of ionising and non-ionising radiation. Although I'm not one of the more trained people (I'm still learning) I have access and can chatter to people that know alot.

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« Reply #95 on: July 30, 2010, 02:29:27 PM »
I'm your Information Technology guy. I'm a hacker. I know a dozens of programming languages, databases, scripting languages, and network security configurations. Here are some other odd things I know that I think you will be very interested in:

Computer virus/spyware scripting
Robotics
Artificial Intelligence programming
Nano machines

Put them all together and you can reprogram medical nano machines to turn humans into zombies that are after more brains to use as remote network processors. This is how I will destroy the world someday.

Let me clarify that I am a hacker not a cracker. A hacker tests systems for security flaws. A cracker exploits security flaws. A little counter-intuitive, but there you go.

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« Reply #96 on: July 30, 2010, 03:33:13 PM »
I'm your Information Technology guy. I'm a hacker. I know a dozens of programming languages, databases, scripting languages, and network security configurations. ...
Why are you not in Las Vegas right now?
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Re: Pat's Call for Research Assistants
« Reply #97 on: July 30, 2010, 04:36:47 PM »
I'm your Information Technology guy. I'm a hacker. I know a dozens of programming languages, databases, scripting languages, and network security configurations. Here are some other odd things I know that I think you will be very interested in:

Computer virus/spyware scripting
Robotics
Artificial Intelligence programming
Nano machines

Put them all together and you can reprogram medical nano machines to turn humans into zombies that are after more brains to use as remote network processors. This is how I will destroy the world someday.

Let me clarify that I am a hacker not a cracker. A hacker tests systems for security flaws. A cracker exploits security flaws. A little counter-intuitive, but there you go.

With all this, why are the Crafty guys not having you look over the website for any possible improvements too?


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Re: Pat's Call for Research Assistants
« Reply #98 on: July 31, 2010, 10:24:03 AM »
I'm your Information Technology guy. I'm a hacker. I know a dozens of programming languages, databases, scripting languages, and network security configurations. Here are some other odd things I know that I think you will be very interested in:

Computer virus/spyware scripting
Robotics
Artificial Intelligence programming
Nano machines

Put them all together and you can reprogram medical nano machines to turn humans into zombies that are after more brains to use as remote network processors. This is how I will destroy the world someday.

Let me clarify that I am a hacker not a cracker. A hacker tests systems for security flaws. A cracker exploits security flaws. A little counter-intuitive, but there you go.

You're a penetration tester....  (Stupid Enter Button) (Edit to enter more of this post...)

...not that a penetration tester, or compliance expert is a bad thing.  Just saying... let's not walk down the road of terms Ethical hacking and the such.  It always goes sideways.  :)  Grats on your masters.  CEH?  CISSP?  ISSEP??  Oh.. and... you're probably the first ISSA I know that willingly works with the vulnerability nightmare that is Adobe.

« Last Edit: July 31, 2010, 10:37:52 AM by TheTSKoala »

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« Reply #99 on: August 04, 2010, 10:12:17 AM »
Strongest:
Epidemiology (MSc and career), focused on infectious diseases.

Next:
Medicine
Statistics
Classical music
Biology
Demography (personally I'm ZPG rather than NPG in terms of my medium-term preference, and pretty hands-off about it, with PPG being the preference long-term, once we've figured out how to expand our living area significantly outside planet Earth)
Global politics, esp. international development
General science

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Re: Pat's Call for Research Assistants
« Reply #100 on: August 04, 2010, 01:58:50 PM »
Hi,
I work as a tissue engineer, I have a Master's degree in molecular biology, Honours in Parasitaology, and a BSc in Biotechnology.
Outside of work (but still science) I collected predictions by engineers and scientists about the future for years, I have a long standing interest in non-human intelligence (I used to work with wild dolphins that were common in my old home town), and have extensive knowledge about what the possiblities of extraterrestrial life might be like.
I have also written an RPG on Gulliver's Travels and gained some information about 1680-1730 through that and have a long standing interest in english folk-lore.
Finally, like anyone who has been in our hobby and building worlds for 27 years, I have scattered trivia on many obscure topics.

Hope I can help.
p.s. very impressed with the breadth and depth of knowledge on list.
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« Reply #101 on: August 25, 2010, 09:20:53 AM »
This is a very interesting group.  It just goes to show you that we RPG'ers can't be put into a mold or stereotype...I love it

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Re: Pat's Call for Research Assistants
« Reply #102 on: August 25, 2010, 01:47:34 PM »
50 yr old diabetic veteran here.  I can talk about VA, medicare, diabetes.  Been gaming since 1972.

A real first generation gamer, Respect.
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« Reply #103 on: August 26, 2010, 05:35:12 AM »
50 yr old diabetic veteran here.  I can talk about VA, medicare, diabetes.  Been gaming since 1972.
Deals with the VA, sympathize.
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« Reply #104 on: September 19, 2010, 01:59:06 PM »
I have a Bachelors Degrees in Chemistry and Geology, as well as an Associates Degree in Economics. I've been studying economics more and more and have been able to make a good deal of money investing because our current financial crisis seems readily apparent to anyone who bothered to look. Similarly, I feel certain that it is not over and will just drag on for the foreseeable future.

I've also got five years of Judo expertise if you have any questions about that.