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What is a subject matter you could deliver a 2 hour+ lecture on?

Dec 28, 2018
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How to be a badass soccer player.
How to carry a skateboard in a very stylish way but not necessarily be any good at riding it.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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In this TED Talk I will spend the next six hours explaining why Bae is the true ending of Life Is Strange. Let us begin in ancient Greece where the philosopher Socrates first proposed
 
Jan 16, 2018
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Two hours is aaaages.

I'd probably rank a couple hundred Pokemon by how cool I think their designs are, could fill the time pretty easy with that. If I acted confident/authoritative enough and added a couple "facts" about how their name is a mix between these two words and how they're based off this kind of bird etc. I could probably pass it off as a lecture.

EDIT: or or or I could lay out my idea for a stop motion Star Fox movie, describe the story, set pieces 'n cast etc. Maybe show some diagrams.
 
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Oct 30, 2017
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Modern data center infrastructure, the digital transformation and high compute/value workloads Underneath that umbrella I would easily talk storage, network and server architecture with transformational-type workloads (FPGA's, GPU offload, etc.). How and why to pivot depending on the needs, and then I would actually be the one to design the architecture to sell to the customer.

Ok I'll admit, I do 2+ hour presentations every week of the above already. Heading out to do 1 today in about 30 minutes. You'd be surprised how good you get a public speaking when you do it regularly.

or...

Bourbon, I could fucking talk about bourbon.
 
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Dingens

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Oct 26, 2017
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stuff like...
International Relations Theory (also applied to real life cases in Europe/Asia)
Vydia Gamez
Japanese economy in the 80s and early 90s
American trade history in regards to economic coercion
Trade wars
Capitalism
Privacy in the digital age
Urban planing
...
 
Oct 31, 2017
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financial planning and reporting
sales planning through the chain of distribution (producing industry)
crazyness of corporate tax minimizing strategies

... mostly boring work related stuff

i guess i could talk/present more than two hours of a few individual videogames or how to build up a rc racing car.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Quantum field theory, the standard model of particle physics and theories beyond the standard model, general relativity, any undergrad physics... and Mega Man lore I guess.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Edmonton
I could fill two hours on healthcare in Canada as well as expense comparisons between the provinces and some explanation for the differences. Plus additional detail on how long term clients are assessed and classified and the companies compensated for their care, though that likely wouldn't be necessary to fill the time.

And probably another couple of hours on health indicators (cancer, illness, drinking, smoking, exercise, etc) across the country and programs implemented to help.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Running

It's crazy what a lot of people don't know. Generally the people who swear off running because of X injury are probably running incorrectly and have bad form. If fixed, overtime, it wouldn't be an issue.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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NZ
I'm pretty sure I could lecture something like intro to control systems for an entire semester, after tutoring it for 4 years (about to start my fifth).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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History of Metal and its sub-genres;
Thirty Years War, La Reconquista, Portuguese Restoration War, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, World War 2 in general;
 
I actually did one in college on how to write an emulator. In hindsight I spent too much time on teaching bit manipulation / twiddling techniques.

Would love to do it again, actually. I hate public speaking, but I found that really fun.


But there's plenty of programming and especially gaming topics I could do a lecture on, like the history of gaming, the history of game music, game graphics, or whatever.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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New Jersey
Retail operations
Societal education opportunity gaps
Pokemon
Corporate mobility infrastructure
Desktop and Mobile hardware lifecycle planning
Gears of War
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I have a bit of an eclectic list.

Food, Cooking, and American cuts of meat (too many sub-categories here)
Tetris
Films of the 80s
Legalization of marijuana and its societal and economic effects
Photography
Job training techniques
Traveling on a shoestring while solo
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This is my presentation.

On how the economy in Pokemon is supposed to work when all dads disappear, all moms are stay at home moms, free Healthcare exists, and kids are out robbing each other for spare change while the only company providing proper work is working to do something evil.
 
Nov 21, 2017
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Tough question because it isn't clear how polished or interesting this talk should be. Assuming I have an hour to prepare basic notes and pacing and not too worried about quality I could do:
Triathlons (or related endurance events)
Sports (most major)
Gaming
Pedagogy
Environmental Science
Geology (Earth Science)
Biology
Physiology
Astronomy
History/Philosophy of Science
Raising kids
Youth soccer

Could go into some detail in sub-genres but would feel pretty confident in any of those I listed.