Stripes Spotlight: Brett Honda, computer guy
Name: Brent Honda
Hometown: Mundelein, Ill.
Rank: Seaman apprentice
(Day job: Deck seaman, landing craft, Assault Craft Unit 1, Sasebo Naval Base, Japan)
How and why did your fascination with computers begin?
Friend got a new computer … was the coolest thing I’ve seen … this was when I was 13, just as Windows 95 came out.
What was your first computer?
It was one my dad brought home from work. … it had one of the very first Pentiums in it.
What’s the most extreme computer box you’ve ever seen?
I’ve seen one that was made outta a desk or the Echo 1 from Ghostbusters.
Describe the ultimate computer you’d like to build.
The ultimate computer would probably only last about six months before it’s outdated so I can’t really tell you that until the market for computers comes to a slowdown.
What won’t you deploy without?
A notebook … and soap.
“Tomb Raider” the game or “Tomb Raider” the movie: Which is better?
“Tomb raider” the movie.
What is the most difficult task in keeping a nice computer zipping along without problems?
Avoiding virus, junk mail and hackers.
When you’re doing a long stretch at the computer, what’s your favorite junk/energy food?
More people are getting into networking their computers. How could this change everyday life?
Playing more video games with buddies that are right next to you; making and editing movies.
When you’re not around computers or on a landing craft, where can you most likely be found?
Partying with friends.
The computer game “World of Warcraft:” Waste of time or time to waste?
Time to waste.
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