Category: geek

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“Star Trek” TOS Enterprise at The Smithsonian

Neither Paramount Studios nor The Smithsonian couldn’t know the cultural impact Star Trek would have when they donated the original U.S.S. Enterprise model in 1974. After decades of neglect, it’s getting a proper restoration and display in the main hall.

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Everything is a Remix: The Force Awakens

Kirby Ferguson of “Everything is a Remix” takes a look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the J. J. Abrams vs. George Lucas methods of remixing. Many said The Force Awakens didn’t feel new, and Ferguson helps break down why.

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Ad Blockers, Saving Data and Time?

I use ad blockers. I block ads. I’m not even ashamed about it. I’m not anti-ads, I just want to browse the web quickly and efficiently. Don’t we all? More and more research is bearing it out that ad-filled sites use more data, bandwidth and load time. Not cool.

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Cool Story Babe… wait, what?

Saw someone wearing this on my way into work this morning. cool story babe. now go make me a sandwich. I was like, “Wait, wut?” Even though I was having kind of a “fuck it” morning, I still managed to...

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Pair: Immersive Catalog

Pair is just the latest thing to remind me that when I think, “There should be a thing!” that thing very probably already exists. Earlier this month, a friend and I were talking about a trip to IKEA and other...

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Press Your Luck, Scooby Doo!

Did you ever wonder what it might have looked like if Fred Jones from Scooby Doo had a sister and she went on to be a contestant on the game show Press Your Luck? Yeah, me either. However, one never...

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Doctor Who? Bad Wolf? Columbia Heights?!

On my way out to try the Candy Corn Martini, I noticed the following spray painted on the escalator maintenance shelter at Columbia Heights. BAD WOLF. I’m not sure if this means the universe is still in danger, or that...

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Jem Trek: To Boldly Go… Truly Outrageous!

I think The Mary Sue said it best on their Tumblr blog. OH MY GOD WE NEED THIS SHOW IMMEDIATELY Jem Trek. Seriously, someone please make this happen. As the movie was a terrible flop at the box office, this...

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NASA’s Exoplanet Travel Bureau

I was alerted to this yesterday on twitter–by which tweet, I cannot recall–but it’s amazing. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, primarily responsible for construction and operation of planetary robotic spacecraft, has designed an Exoplanet Travel Bureau. It features destinations that mankind...