Archive for August, 2011

Weekly Geeky Digest – 08/27/2011

Weekly Geeky Digest – 08/27/2011

August 27, 2011 | Comments (0)

I am going to start a weekly collection(who am I kidding, I could never commit to a routine) of cool things I discovered on the interwebs. Hopefully you will find them interesting. The Netflix Aftermath Wars: Blockbuster versus Redbox I have to admit, I’ve never seen a Blockbuster DVD kiosk. And in my city of […]

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Top 5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Do-Overs

Top 5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Do-Overs

August 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

Unlike in golf, do-overs of your favorite sci-fi and fantasy works generally suck. Not always, no, but it can be hard to improve on perfection. Just ask Johnny Depp about that creepy Willy Wonka re-make, or anyone that’ll acknowledge the Planet of the Apes do-over. So here’s our list of the ones that work 5) […]

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World War Z Shuffles Away From Being True to the Novel

World War Z Shuffles Away From Being True to the Novel

August 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

World War Z is not your traditional zombie story. Max Brooks managed to create a real and vibrant world where zombie hordes took humanity by surprise in blood and gore and fear. The book is a collection of interviews from a United Nations worker taken after the rise of the zombies and the slow defeat […]

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The Top Five Electronics of 2011

The Top Five Electronics of 2011

August 24, 2011 | Comments (0)

2011 began the new decade with a technological bang. Products that once only appeared in science fiction magazines were popping-up on store shelves around the world. Homes and businesses were suddenly filled with gizmos and gadgets from another time. Here are the top five electronics of 2011: 1) Cyberdyne Challenge Hybrid Assistive Limb – HAL […]

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Ph. D. Candidate Eschew Mirrors, Raises Eyebrows

Ph. D. Candidate Eschew Mirrors, Raises Eyebrows

August 21, 2011 | Comments (0)

  Kjerstin Gruys is attempting to avoid her own image for a year, including mirrors and reflective surfaces. She explained that, after successfully shopping for her wedding dress, she”was getting really, really sick of staring at myself in the mirror. In those moments I felt like the worst version of myself–insecure, indecisive, vain.” She will […]

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Toy Line Nirvanna

Toy Line Nirvanna

August 20, 2011 | Comments (0)

You can ask any geek when they gave up action figures and they’ll almost always give you a heartbreaking tale of selling off their precious He-Man collection to pay for books at college, or of some bitchy step-mom dumping a ton of Star Wars figs, including Boba Fett, at a garage sale. Well, the joke’s […]

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Georgetown Basketball Brawl in China

Georgetown Basketball Brawl in China

August 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

Full-scale brawl breaks out at the Georgetown University vs the Bayi Rockets game in China. Real classy.  

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Nerdy or Just Lazy? Three Technologies That Push the Envelope on Sloth

Nerdy or Just Lazy? Three Technologies That Push the Envelope on Sloth

August 15, 2011 | Comments (0)

In today’s tech-crazy world, all kinds of things that were originally more complicated can be accomplished with a few clicks of the mouse or tapped out on touch-pad. Forget buying envelopes, stamps, and waiting weeks for a reply- an email, text, or instant message will suffice. Gone are the days of searching for a payphone […]

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Geek 101: How to Blog

Geek 101: How to Blog

August 14, 2011 | Comments (0)

Learning how to blog is easy, yet many people do not realize this until they jump in and get started. Blogging is done for many reasons. Some use it as an outlet for their emotions, while others use it for business, or simply to keep their friends and family up to date with what is […]

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Why Hunters Rock in World of Warcraft

Why Hunters Rock in World of Warcraft

August 14, 2011 | Comments (0)

In World of Warcraft (WoW) the new player has a choice of many types of characters and races. Hunters have always been very popular due to the usability of the class. The hunter class is very versatile and fun to play. They do specialize as a DPS class, but they have always been up toward […]

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The Strangest Video Games Ever Created

The Strangest Video Games Ever Created

August 14, 2011 | Comments (0)

Video Games have been a part of our culture for the past 30 or so years. From Atari to Xbox we have come along way and had a lot of fun doing it. Many of us have experienced every type of video game you can think of, or so we thought. Here is by far […]

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Google Plus – Social Network Killer?

Google Plus – Social Network Killer?

August 13, 2011 | Comments (0)

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few months, you’ve certainly heard about the new social networking war that seems to have cropped up with the introduction of Google’s new Google Plus (or Google+) network. Everyone from the users to that of the “experts” have singled out G+ as the Facebook, Twitter, and […]

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You Know You’re a Techno-Geek When…

You Know You’re a Techno-Geek When…

August 13, 2011 | Comments (2)

You get kidded all the time: Your friends tease you. Your family ridicules you, and you still think they’re all just jealous. Your state of denial is so encompassing, that you were awarded its own zip code, but still you resist admitting it, for its intensely personal. But how do you know you’re not just […]

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The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh… Wait, Why Pittsburgh?

The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh… Wait, Why Pittsburgh?

August 8, 2011 | Comments (1)

With filming complete in India, The Dark Knight Rises has descended on Pittsburgh. While Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were filmed in Chicago, the latest installation is being filmed in various locations in and around Pittsburgh. While The ‘Burgh has a reputation for excellence in football and hockey and is also noted for both […]

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Red Lake Freaks Out the Unlearned: Nerds Point and Laugh

Red Lake Freaks Out the Unlearned: Nerds Point and Laugh

August 2, 2011 | Comments (0)

  The front page of MSN today links to an article stating that the OC Fisher Reservoir has turned, as they call it, ‘blood red’. Located in western Texas in San Angelo State Park, the reservoir was once home to a well-stocked population of bass and was a prized spot for anglers, hikers, and bird […]

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