Archive for June, 2011

Supporters Save Series, But Could They Back One?

Supporters Save Series, But Could They Back One?

June 26, 2011 | Comments (0)

The Nielsen ratings are not always the infallible statistics critics and pundits would have us believe. In fact, there are a veritable truckload of shows that have been saved by a loyal fan base expressing their outrage at an undeserved cancellation. When pleading, threatening, sending postcards, and spamming the network’s contact email doesn’t work, fans […]

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Asteroid Coming Close on Monday

Asteroid Coming Close on Monday

June 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

Only discovered on June 22nd, an asteroid the size of a house (estimates are from 10 to 50 yards in diameter) will come within 7,630 miles from Earth’s surface on Monday, June 27th at 17:00 UCT (noon in the centeral U.S.). For reference the moon is 200,000 miles away from the Earth. Kudos to LINEAR […]

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Nerdly Videos: Dancing Edition

Nerdly Videos: Dancing Edition

June 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

In my wanderings around the ‘net, I have amassed quite a favorites folder. Most of it is work related, some links are to blogs I frequent, but, on the very bottom of the list, I have compiled a sub-folder that exists purely for the laughs. Here are my top four picks for nerdalicious, awesomely bad […]

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Make Your Own Backyard Listening Station

Make Your Own Backyard Listening Station

June 21, 2011 | Comments (0)

Humans have long questioned whether or not the Earth is home to the only intelligent life in the universe. As technology has advanced, more people have become interested in searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, creating a field known as “SETI.” SETI is an acronym that stands for the “Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence,” and professional astronomers and […]

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Geek Health: The Three Most Terrifying Diseases You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Geek Health: The Three Most Terrifying Diseases You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

June 18, 2011 | Comments (4)

While the jocks of the world may be freaked out by the loss of body control associated with Huntingdon’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Parkinson’s Disease, those who value their intellect have other fears lurking in the recesses of their superior minds. Dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease. Amnesia. All waiting to attack without warning! Scared yet? […]

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Google + Facebook = Doom

Google + Facebook = Doom

June 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

Google and Facebook are both among the most potentially evil corporations imaginable. If they’re not releasing your private information with ‘accidental’ security breeches, they’re picking and choosing what information they think you should know. Can you imagine if the two joined forces? What a nightmare! Here are my predictions for the horrors that would befall […]

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Raising Nerdlings: Should You Home School?

Raising Nerdlings: Should You Home School?

June 13, 2011 | Comments (0)

Whether your kids are young and approaching school age or are already in school and expressing dissatisfaction, home schooling is a topic that many smart parents are taking into consideration. While statistics on exactly how many children are home-schooled are impossible to extrapolate due to lack of registration, many extraordinarily successful people have been home […]

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The Three Most Embarrassing Moments of Star Trek TV

The Three Most Embarrassing Moments of Star Trek TV

June 8, 2011 | Comments (1)

As a life-long fan of all thing Trek, I’m sure I’m not alone in being nonplussed, outraged, or simply stupefied by some of the dubious decisions made for the shows. Casting, opening themes, and even some of the plot elements have caused me great pause over the course of five television series. My peeves concerning […]

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How Does a Frickin’ Laser Beam Work?

How Does a Frickin’ Laser Beam Work?

June 4, 2011 | Comments (1)

You might remember Dr. Evil’s pool of sharks with “frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads,” but do you know how a laser beam actually works? We don’t have Dr. Evil here to help us explain it, but we’ll do our best. Laser (“Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”) was first termed in 1959. […]

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Geek 101: Getting the Most Battery Life Out of Your Gadgets

Geek 101: Getting the Most Battery Life Out of Your Gadgets

June 2, 2011 | Comments (0)

In our hyper-mobile, communication-hungry society, tethering yourself to a collection of portable gadgets has become an accepted standard of living. If you’re tied to your cellphone, iPod, laptop, and Bluetooth device 24/7, you know how annoying it is to be caught with a dead or malfunctioning battery. However, there are several practices you can adopt […]

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