Let's Brainstorm

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Let's Brainstorm

Postby Chad » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:13 am

Since we have a pretty good run of people (and more to come I hope) who are subject matter experts what are some AMA's that would be intersting to you guys?

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Re: Let's Brainstorm

Postby BadMrMojo » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:34 pm

I'll probably pop in and update this over time as I think of more.


Mostly going off what others have posted, I'm interested in hearing...

Professional and academic experience topics:
- Electronics and hackers
- "Photoshop monkeys" and the like
- Aviation and aerospace
- Any lawyers in the house?
- Mathematics
- Really focused history or philosophy discussions
- Linguistics and etymology

Personal experience topics:
- Beer (and wine!) talk.
- Cancer/trauma survivors.
- Mormon and Jehova's Witness stories.
- Mental health / non-normative conditions (OCD, ADHD, and Autism came up, I think)
- "Former racist" sounds fascinating

Regional topics:
- Locals ("Ask the Boston Booters Anything," for example)
- Travelers ("I am familiar with Lithuania," comes to mind)

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Re: Let's Brainstorm

Postby DrMikey » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:56 pm

While fairly non-specfic, I'd like to see some on the "craft" of doing things. Podcasts, crafts and arts, the creation of THINGS.

That said, I'd read most of them, I think. Love to learn. This is a great idea.
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Re: Let's Brainstorm

Postby Ikoma » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:57 pm

Yeah, law would be really great - particularly if we could get more specific than just lawyer (tax law, or family law, or criminal law, that kind of specific). Estate planning would be a particularly interesting one (to me at least).

Linguistics is always cool. I would love to ask someone some questions about philosophy. I would love to see a series on religious (including atheist/agnostic/pagan options) life/doctrine.

Computer building/makers is another I would love to ask questions about.

Probably more to come when they pop into my head.
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Re: Let's Brainstorm

Postby tombombodil » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:19 pm

Being a family person (ie having a spouse and kids). Something I have more or less zero experience with. Never having even lived with a significant other.
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Re: Let's Brainstorm

Postby DocTWisted » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:20 am

tombombodil wrote:Being a family person (ie having a spouse and kids). Something I have more or less zero experience with. Never having even lived with a significant other.


Than shouldn't we first have a discussion on how to find a significant other worth keeping?
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Re: Let's Brainstorm

Postby BottledViolence » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:09 pm

BadMrMojo wrote:... fledgling maker of electronics - recently including an ultra-shabby (but functional) arcade cabinet.
... owner of a (mostly non-working) 3d printer and (mostly frustrated) enthusiast.


I know where I would start.

I'll be putting up all my painting supplies and getting my electronics tools out this week.

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Re: Let's Brainstorm

Postby Beth » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:21 am

DocTWisted wrote:
tombombodil wrote:Being a family person (ie having a spouse and kids). Something I have more or less zero experience with. Never having even lived with a significant other.


Than shouldn't we first have a discussion on how to find a significant other worth keeping?


As group yenta, I support this. I could teach a masters class on why rpg'ers make the best SO's. :D

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Re: Let's Brainstorm

Postby tombombodil » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:29 am

Beth wrote:
DocTWisted wrote:
tombombodil wrote:Being a family person (ie having a spouse and kids). Something I have more or less zero experience with. Never having even lived with a significant other.


Than shouldn't we first have a discussion on how to find a significant other worth keeping?


Well, the reason for my inexperience isn't lack of ability to find a suitable partner. More it's that I am still young and have no intention of settling down/getting hitched any time soon. It would just be cool to pick the minds of successful couples who aren't related to me by blood and/or are close friends of mine.
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Re: Let's Brainstorm

Postby VaMinion » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:56 am

DocTWisted wrote:
tombombodil wrote:Being a family person (ie having a spouse and kids). Something I have more or less zero experience with. Never having even lived with a significant other.


Than shouldn't we first have a discussion on how to find a significant other worth keeping?


The ups, downs, and pitfalls of living with someone else could be worth it too. I know there's a lot I didn't think about before I moved in with an ex-gf, and that experience completely changed how I approached moving in with my wife.


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