Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Natalie Portman

February 7, 2011 | Comments (2)

Sharing the birth date of June 9th with other A-listers Johnny Depp and Michael J. Fox, Natalie Portman’s success almost seems predestined. Recognized primarily for her portrayal of Padme Amidala in Star Wars episodes one through three, Natalie is also an accomplished scholar with a love of mathematics “because there’s always an answer.” A two-time […]

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Robonaut 2

Watch the Super Bowl Pregame Show, For the Robots

February 6, 2011 | Comments (0)

Now I have a geeky excuse to watch the Super Bowl pregame show on Fox.  Robonaut 2 (R2) is going to make an appearance there today.  R2 is scheduled to launch into space via the shuttle at the end of this month. Although I don’t like the implications that something like this could effectively end manned […]

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Old Computer

Geek 101 – How to Find Your IP Address

February 5, 2011 | Comments (2)

What is an IP address? The “IP” in IP address stands for “Internet Protocol.” An IPv4 address is four numbers separated by periods. For example, localhost, the IP address your computer uses to send information to itself for testing, is The size of this address limits the number of devices that can possibly be […]

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Nerdy Girl with Abacus

How Not to Meet Women: The Nerd’s Mating Call

February 3, 2011 | Comments (3)

While there are certain geek-centric segues one can use to attract females, these cringe-worthy gems are sure to earn you a slap to the face, a bewildered expression, or a cutting comeback. Here is a non-comprehensive list of pickup lines to avoid if you like having your pride, and teeth, intact. Thinly-veiled references are never a […]

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Droid X

I Need More Apps For My Droid X

February 1, 2011 | Comments (3)

OK, it’s been 2 months since I upgraded from a flip phone to the exciting new world of smart phones. And besides the default apps that came installed on my Droid X, I have the following: Fart Machine– by Twisted Device. This is a soundboard that has like 35 or so flatulence noises.  I thought it […]

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Apollo V

Thinking of Getting a Model Rocket

January 31, 2011 | Comments (4)

When I was a kid I remember building and launching a couple of model rockets with my little brother.  So now 25 years later I think my two girls might have fun doing it.  Something with a camera would be pretty cool.  They were out of our price range back in the 80’s and were […]

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Diablo 3 Splash

When is Diablo 3 Coming Out? Poll

January 31, 2011 | Comments (0)

What’s the hold up? Is this another Duke Nukem Forever disaster? Blizzard’s Official FAQ lists the release date as “Too early to say”.  My Godly Plate of the Whale is getting rusty waiting on this one. When do you think it’s coming out? QuestionsView Results

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Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Jeri Ryan

January 30, 2011 | Comments (6)

You probably recognize her most for her role as 7 of 9, the outrageously-attractive ex-Borg of Voyager. Perhaps you know her as Ronnie Cooke on Boston Public. Or maybe you half-remember the scandalous particulars of her divorce from former Senate candidate Jack Ryan. No matter how she caught your attention, Jeri Ryan is a force […]

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Man fell down after slipping on a banana peel

The Ten Worst Cliches of Fantasy and Sci-Fi

January 18, 2011 | Comments (3)

While it is true there is nothing new under the sun and that there are only seven stories in the world, some plot elements are over-used so often that the mere mention of them in a new piece of fiction is anathema. Whether you’re a budding writer, avid reader, or a film aficionado, here are […]

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Star Wars Swag: R2D2 Edition

Star Wars Swag: R2D2 Edition

January 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

The world’s most-beloved beeping trash can has been the subject of everything from t-shirts to lunch boxes ever since the first movie premiered on May 25th, 1977. Inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame in 2003, Artoo and his robotic life-partner C3PO have appeared on Sesame Street, on USPS boxes, and were the co-hosts of […]

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The Geekly Gourmet: Cookie Edition

The Geekly Gourmet: Cookie Edition

January 12, 2011 | Comments (0)

Searching for some nerd-o-rific nibbling ideas for your next all-night sci-fi marathon? Look no further. Here are some amazing, simple cookie ideas for the next Black Ops tournament or coding session. With Valentine’s Day looming next month, it’s also a good idea to order now and perfect your technique if you plan to make some […]

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Seven of Nine

The Ten Foxiest Women of Sci-Fi

November 13, 2010 | Comments (0)

In science fiction, it isn’t enough to simply stand there and be beautiful. After all, nerdy, intelligent men like nerdy, intelligent women! One-dimensional women bore a smart man, and these ladies are anything but boring. Here are the top ten most foxy -and- gutsy women of sci-fi. Katee Sackhoff Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on Battlestar Galactica. […]

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Large mound of discarded computers and monitors

What to do with old tech?

November 3, 2010 | Comments (0)

Computers and other related pieces of hardware become obsolete faster than almost anything else because newer, faster models are constantly being released into the market. And while it can be hard to part with that computer you put together with your own two hands when you were just a tot teething on your first motherboard, […]

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Lamest Aliens

The Top 9 Lamest Alien Races

October 31, 2010 | Comments (7)

  In the world of sci-fi, there are many outstanding races, species, and cultures. The majestic Klingons, with their frightening dentition and enthusiastic mating rituals. The exotic, beautiful Na’vi. Even the Jedi, with their mixing of cultures, are fascinating in their variety. However, there are times when you feel the urge to leap to your […]

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Just one of the hundreds of billions of galaxies out there.

Do You Realize How BIG the Universe Is?

October 24, 2010 | Comments (2)

The curiosity of people has always been piqued by the cosmos, as for thousands of people have turned their eyes towards the sky in a state of amazement. People’s understanding of the universe was incredibly limited until the birth of the telescope in the early 17th century, a technological innovation that completely expanded the common […]

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Star Wars vs Star Trek

Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Make It So

October 22, 2010 | Comments (17)

  Should the Q ever indulge a sci-fi cross-over, Star Trek versus Star Wars would be the ultimate confrontation. Initially, First Contact and diplomatic relations would be established. Chewbacca and Worf would spar on the holodeck, Leia and Captain Janeway could discourse on the merits of one bun or two, and of course Luke and […]

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Dig Dug Screen

How to Buy Your First Arcade Game

October 21, 2010 | Comments (3)

Thinking of buying a used arcade game?. What a great idea! Going all the way back to the 1980s, arcades and arcade games have gobbled the quarters of generations of kids. They have provided hours of great game play for saviors of the univers, top-notch race car drivers, hungry chompers and more. If you are […]

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Ten Nerdalicious Non-Mainstream Movies

Ten Nerdalicious Non-Mainstream Movies

October 20, 2010 | Comments (6)

Bored and Nerdy? Here are some ‘off the beaten path’ movies you need to put on your netflix queue:

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You might be a techno geek..

10 Things To Do While Waiting for Tron Legacy

October 18, 2010 | Comments (3)

All those years ago when the original Tron came out, everyone hailed the film as being ahead of its time. Well, if the upcoming release of Tron Legacy is proof of anything, it’s that Tron’s time has finally come. Now, we’re not going to discuss too much about the new film, as certainly a lot […]

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