Category: geek

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pride: feel the rainbow

This is more for the gay geeks out there. I mean the proper gay nerds, not the ones who lately think it’s “cool” to call themselves nerds because they really liked Firefly or The Big Bang Theory.* It isn’t directly...

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video: wikifights

It was bad enough that Palin appeared, on camera, to misspeak a historical fact about Paul Revere that anyone who’s watched School House Rock would know. But even worse was due to the media hubbub after she said it, some...

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video: RTFM 2.0

I suppose it’s about time that the simple–yet timeless–phrase RTFM got a much-needed upgrade. I saw the tweet below shared by a friend, I checked it out and it’s brilliant. The xda-developers internet forum/community has come up with a very...

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culture: Towel Day

Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honor.

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video: Doctor Who 1963-2010

A video montage of the entire history of Doctor Who from Nov 23, 1963 to Dec 25, 2010, plus a chart of The Doctor and River Song’s romance. Some thoughts on the series, and the withdrawal of waiting a WHOLE week between new episodes…

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random: Answer

Not sure why, but the following short story “Answer” by Frederic Brown just popped into my head. Dwan Ev ceremoniously soldered the final connection with gold. The eyes of a dozen television cameras watched him and the subether bore throughout...

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fanboy friday: American Gods

This is pretty big news for me–and anyone else that loves Neil Gaiman. I’ve been ignoring a lot of the shows on premium cable stations, so any series on HBO, Showtime, etc. has been off my radar, but if this...

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throwdown thursday: Served!

Video games and dancing, who knew? I’m pretty sure most people’s typical idea of a gamer wouldn’t necessarily include “great dancer” among the list of qualities. And as someone that’s tried to teach a few nerds to dance in my...

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wednesday wishes: Me wantee!

My plan to try and write everyday this week* was nearly derailed by some kind of crud lurking in my system. At this point I’m convinced that the few molecules of pollen I’ve allowed near me while not yet protected...

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NASA: to boldly go…

William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk on the original Star Trek television series, provided a special message to the crew of space shuttle Discovery during the Flight Day 12 wakeup call.

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geek chic: The Colour Clock

introducing the colour clock. an experimental project that represents the current time as a hexadecimal colour.

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museum: The Art of Video Games

The Art of Video Games is the first exhibition to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies.

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video: Mashup in the TARDIS

While reeling this morning from the total and utter lack of snow last night, I sought solace in YouTube… as one does. Today’s diversion? Doctor Who title sequence mashups.

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comics: Zing!

Today’s Shortpacked! takes on DC Comics while Doonesbury has a not-so-subtle jab at Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

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consumer: $6,800 cables, anyone?

For years, blogs have been railing against overpriced cables, Monster Cable being one of the most frequent offenders, but this one takes the cake. AudioQuest’s K2 Terminated Speaker Cable is currently at Amazon for $6,800 (reduced from $8,450).