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About efaardvark

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    Space Camp Staff


  • Favourite Anime
    Lots. Off the top of my head (and in no particular order)...

    Ghost in the Shell
    プラネテス (ΠΛΑΝΗΤΕΣ)
    Any "real" science fiction actually
    Angel Beats!
    Clannad: After Story
    Your Lie In April
    Pet Girl of Sakurasou
    Spice and Wolf
    FLCL (original)
    Any Miyazaki/Ghibli
  • Favourite Genres
    Slice of Life
    Space Opera
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  • Location
    Someplace between Santa Monica and Sedna.
  • Occupation
    Data systems engineer
  • Interests
    reading (SF), electronics, science, engineering, space, computer programming
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  • Favorite Video Game/Series
    Kerbal Space Program

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  1. It would be so cool if we could see Betelgeuse go supernova.  Probably not going to happen any time “soon” (on a human scale) though.  Probably.


  2. efaardvark

    Gaming chat

    If you're into city-builder games then 2020 looks like your year... https://youtu.be/mlZvQXJ8g_s Two of my faves are getting an update.. The Settlers and KSP2. I might be in trouble, time-wise.
  3. Sometimes it goes that way too. Some noob goes in with wild ideas and wreaks havoc on all the veteran, play-by-spreadsheet crowd's carefully laid plans. I'll have to watch the anime. That does sound like a fun one.
  4. I haven't seen any of this one yet, but I will personally confirm that watching a newbie play games is hilarious, and sometimes painful. Game geeks don't realize that there's a language and a culture to games that outsiders are generally completely unaware of. Leveling up? (AKA "grinding".) Tanking? What's a DPS character? A buff? A boss? A mob? PvE? PvP? MMO? MMORPG? VRMMORPG???? Yes, gamers have their own acronym soup. Watching normies (try to) engage in the gaming world can be a real eye-opener. Even "simple" games like minecraft are often intimidating and opaque to newbies. I once introduced someone to minecraft (at her request) and she wanted to play it "without help". She'd heard it was easy you see, and thought it would be a good intro. Anyway, talk about starting off on the wrong foot! I mean, doesn't "everyone" know that MC is supposed to be multiplayer? Ok, so we'll do it your way. (I'm just the tech staff.) And then she decided to start with an "easy" game ("I'm not that creative") and as luck would have it she started in a desert. No trees, all sand. No wood! No crafting table. No tools! Must have died hundreds of times in the first few nights.
  5. Welcome to AF! It seems we have an instigator in our midst!
  6. This would be my preferred scenario, actually. I've never understood the "travel" fascination .. as in visiting all the tourist traps, taking a few selfies, and coming back to work more exhausted than you were before you left on your "vacation". To me the whole point of travel is to learn about someplace first-hand. I'd much rather deep-dive... live in a place for months or years and really get to know the place. Ideally I'd know someone there, or arrange to move in with a tolerant native, or something along those lines. Of course, that's a much bigger commitment. Plus there's the practical difficulties of an extended stay. My native language is English, and being a product of the US publik edukayshun system that's pretty much the only language I speak, though I can understand a bit of spoken Japanese and I might still remember a bit of German from HS. I can read hiragana/katakana, but Kanji is still a wall. And since I'm not a millionaire I'd need some way to earn income to pay the rent, etc. I'd have to have a really good support system there to help me earn a living while "visiting". But if I could overcome all that then yeah, I think it'd be fun and educational to live there for a while.
  7. No, the other "c" word. You know 4 letters... I'll still eat it. One can never eat too much pasta. nomnomnomnom
  8. Demons and Wizards was good. "He was the wizard of a thousand kings..."
  9. efaardvark

    Gaming chat

    Looks like Sony isn't going to E3 this year either.. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/01/on-eve-of-ps5-sony-confirms-it-will-skip-e3-for-second-year-in-a-row/ Oh! Steampunk and VR?? HDR?? Shut up and take my money! https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/9/21058056/panasonic-vr-glasses-hdr-hands-on-ces-2020 "Panasonic is unlikely to ever sell these glasses as a consumer product." Damn..
  10. I'm ok now. They had chicken & pasta salad for lunch in the cafeteria at work today.
  11. Thanks for the follow!

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