Archive for May, 2011

Do or Do Not, There is No Try

How to Put Up With A Nerdy Significant Other

May 30, 2011 | Comments (0)

Have you found yourself in a relationship with someone who seems like they’re cheating on you – with fictional characters? It can be extremely frustrating to be with someone who spends hours every day playing video games or role playing games. Sometimes, it may feel like they don’t want to be with you, or care […]

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SETI Allows You to Help Search for Aliens

SETI Allows You to Help Search for Aliens

May 27, 2011 | Comments (0)

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Dr. Carl Sagan The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe has plagued humanity for ages. With the advance of science and space exploration, the possibility of finding life occurring elsewhere in the universe is becoming more and more likely. However, the gulf […]

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Rockstars of Science – James F. Bell III

Rockstars of Science – James F. Bell III

May 27, 2011 | Comments (1)

Professor James F. Bell III is an astronomy scientist who has recently received the Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science for his contributions in bringing the public greater understanding of current discoveries and research in the planetary sciences. Professor Bell’s work focuses on creating complete pictures of the different physical […]

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The Five Most Stupid Things People Do on Facebook

The Five Most Stupid Things People Do on Facebook

May 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

There’s a ton of articles making noise on the web about stupid things people do on social media sites to get themselves fired. While being conscientious about the fact your boss and coworkers can see your posts is great, it’s not the end of the line. Although some geeks are very Facebook etiquette-savvy, others need […]

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Ten Signs You Are a CoD: Black Ops Addict

Ten Signs You Are a CoD: Black Ops Addict

May 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter game wherein multiple users can band together and blow one another away over and over again in a series of interactive environments. With several different modes, a plethora of weapons, and a seemingly-endless amount of other players to take on, Black Ops can become quite an […]

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Geekly Gourmet: Sustenance for the Cerebral Soul

Geekly Gourmet: Sustenance for the Cerebral Soul

May 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

When intellect is your most prized attribute, keeping it sharp is one of your number one priorities. Knowing what to eat to keep your brain humming along at peak efficiency can be tough. Energy drinks, meal replacement bars, and protein shakes have all been known to make wild claims of increasing mental alertness and stamina. […]

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Uh Oh, I Discovered Xtranormal

Uh Oh, I Discovered Xtranormal

May 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

Maybe I am easily amused, but this text to speech animation creator is the coolest thing.  And it is responsible for the unlimited number of Yo mama joke fights on youtube.  So I had to join in and make one. Go make your own.

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Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Jennifer Connelly

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Jennifer Connelly

May 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

Now 40, Jennifer Connelly has been working for thirty years. A polyglot who is fluent in French, Italian, and English, she has excelled in virtually every arena she has tried. A successful child model, she segued seamlessly into acting before taking up humanitarian causes with Amnesty International. A mother twice, she is currently expecting her […]

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We Are Going to Need More Bruce Willis!

We Are Going to Need More Bruce Willis!

May 20, 2011 | Comments (0)

Discovered on December 28, 2005, the asteroid 2005 YU55 made its first pass of the Earth on April 19th. Passing within 1.5 million miles of Earth, which is roughly six times the difference between us and the moon, the asteroid then continued on its trip around the sun. While this asteroid has been deemed harmless, […]

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Sci-Fi Retro: DS9 Series Finale Revisited

Sci-Fi Retro: DS9 Series Finale Revisited

May 20, 2011 | Comments (2)

June 2nd will mark the 12-year anniversary since the series finale of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Having recently re-watched all seven seasons in sequential order over the last few months, primarily while working at my computer, I am left with quite a mixed reaction to the series finale. Whether you think the Bajorans were […]

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Transformers Fans Inquire: Who is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley?

Transformers Fans Inquire: Who is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley?

May 19, 2011 | Comments (1)

With Megan Fox not reprising her role as Mikaela Banes, director Michael Bay was forced to consider a new love interest for the upcoming film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Instead of plucking an actress from the A-list ranks of proven, bankable names, Bay has chosen Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Who? Exactly. Rosie was discovered by Profile […]

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Once Upon a Time Coming to ABC

Once Upon a Time Coming to ABC

May 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

It seems that the major networks are taking to fairy tales for their fall line-ups. NBC has a trailer up on IMDb.com for their new series, Grimm: Once Upon a Crime, and ABC has put together a very respectable cast for their new venture entitled Once Upon a Time. Featuring such names as Jennifer Morrison, […]

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The Gump Tees Story

The Gump Tees Story

May 17, 2011 | Comments (0)

From childhood, I was entranced by all things geeky. While other kids were out playing tag and riding bikes, I was in the basement setting up my first underground lair. My lab centered around my interests and was quickly cluttered with comic books, chemistry sets, empty Mountain Dew cans, and gutted computer towers. My friends […]

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Where to Meet Smart Ladies (And Places to Avoid)

Where to Meet Smart Ladies (And Places to Avoid)

May 17, 2011 | Comments (0)

Now that you know how to date successfully, many of you are already whining. “But Matt, where do we meet the ladies? I work hunched in a cubicle, surrounded by a hundred other guys. The only female I see daily works at the Starbucks in the lobby, and she’s a grandma to sixteen!” Relax, guys, […]

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Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Carrie-Anne Moss

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Carrie-Anne Moss

May 16, 2011 | Comments (1)

Most recognized for her role as Trinity in The Matrix series, Carrie-Anne Moss can’t get away with the usual Hollywood disguise of wearing sunglasses to gain some anonymity. ” I cannot wear sunglasses,” she says, “as soon as I put them on, people recognize me.” While the svelte mother of three may not be able […]

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Where The Real Vampires Came From

May 16, 2011 | Comments (2)

The concept of the vampire is nothing new, they’ve been cropping up in literature in one form or another for hundreds of years but recently they’ve become more popular than ever as they’ve transformed from Gothic creatures of horror to Romantic heroes for teenagers everywhere to fall in love with. As with anything, you have […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in the News: Will He Be Back?

Arnold Schwarzenegger in the News: Will He Be Back?

May 16, 2011 | Comments (2)

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s personal and professional lives have been front-page news lately. The announcement of his separation from his wife of 25 years last Monday was indeed sad news, but other recent reports concerning the fifth installment of the Terminator series has caused a flurry of excitement from fans. At a well-preserved 63 years old, Arnold […]

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Social Gatherings for the Cerebral: A Survivor’s Guide

Social Gatherings for the Cerebral: A Survivor’s Guide

May 15, 2011 | Comments (1)

We’ve all been there. Trapped in a social setting while someone drones on and on about some random sports figure and their dubious statistical accomplishments, you try not to yawn, nap, or slip into a coma. Then the conversation drifts to contestants on reality television shows. Your eyes glaze over, you sip at your cocktail, […]

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Don't follow these rules and this is who you'll be stuck with.

Geek’s Guide to Dating

May 13, 2011 | Comments (0)

If you’re the kind of guy who’d rather watch The Big Bang Theory or code the night away than suffer through conversations about reality television in some tedious bar, take heart. While dating isn’t the easiest for geeks, it can be done. Einstein was married for 17 years before the death of his wife, Elsa. […]

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I need to research this and see if it ever came to pass.

Cool Space Pictures I Scanned Today

May 11, 2011 | Comments (0)

Just popped open the box on my new flatbed scanner.  I have always wanted one for some unknown reason.  Only took just a few minutes to set up and install.  But I discovered a problem. With 2 printers, cell phone, keyboard, mouse, camera, desktop hard drive and NOW a scanner I’m getting low on USB […]

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Things Coworkers of Nerds Put Up With

Things Coworkers of Nerds Put Up With

May 9, 2011 | Comments (0)

Here is what should be an innocuous conversation between two colleagues.  One asks for input into a potential vacation spot in Orange Beach.  Instead of the responding as any normal human would, I offer the following: PS. Trek purists will be sure to point out that Security Officer only relates to a specific time aboard […]

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Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Summer Glau

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Summer Glau

May 8, 2011 | Comments (11)

If you call yourself a geek, you instantly recognize Summer Glau. With leads in Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, and The Cage, Summer has attracted more starring roles in her 29 years than many actresses twice her age. Not one to slouch, she has also taken smaller roles in other nerd-centric entertainment such as […]

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Geek 101 – Leasing Your First Dedicated Server

Geek 101 – Leasing Your First Dedicated Server

May 6, 2011 | Comments (0)

It happens to all webmasters. We run our first site for a while. What was at first a formidable task becomes less daunting. The natural impulse is to expand.

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New glasses can be tough on kids.

Positive Self-Esteem Ideas for Children Who Wear Glasses

May 5, 2011 | Comments (1)

If your child has recently had to start wearing glasses, they may be at risk of feeling different or alienated from their peers. As a parent, you can provide your child with positive encouragement and reminders that they are neither different nor being alienated from their friends.

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Can corporations do better than governmental agencies?

NASA and Commercial Space Exploration: The Future of the Final Frontier

May 5, 2011 | Comments (2)

With the space shuttle due to be retired in mid-2011 after almost 20 years of service, geeks everywhere are wondering what the future of space exploration will hold. Was the Narrator of Fight Club right? Will the big corporations name everything in deep space exploration: IBM Stellar Sphere, Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks? Not exactly. Where […]

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We all have to start somewhere

Starting Model Rocketry As a Hobby

May 3, 2011 | Comments (0)

Having Fun with Model Rockets Model rocketry is a hobby that is enjoyed by many enthusiasts. For many beginners, it is necessary to understand the two main parts of model rocketry: the building and then the launching of rockets. For those who are just starting out, a model rocket kit is the best way for […]

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What’s Happening with Firefly/Serenity?

What’s Happening with Firefly/Serenity?

May 3, 2011 | Comments (0)

For a series with a lifespan almost as short as its namesake, Firefly sure has created a lot of flutter. Running for three months from September 20, 2002 to December 20, 2002, the series suffered from ho-hum ratings and high production costs that forced Fox to pull the plug. In the summer of 2005 Serenity, […]

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Shark Bait

May 1 – Not Just For Communists Anymore

May 2, 2011 | Comments (1)

Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist group, was shot by a United States Navy Seal on May 1st, 2011 in Pakistan. This news comes exactly eight years after former President Bush’s highly-controversial ‘Mission Accomplished’ speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. During this speech, Bush declared that “major combat operations in Iraq have […]

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