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Model in Atari Shirt

The Gump Tees Story

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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Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Carrie-Anne Moss

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Carrie-Anne Moss

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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Social Gatherings for the Cerebral: A Survivor’s Guide

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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Nerdy Girl

Geek’s Guide to Dating

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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Orbital Workshop Spacecraft Conceptual Drawing

Cool Space Pictures I Scanned Today

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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Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Summer Glau

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Summer Glau

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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Astronaut with various corporate logos

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

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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What’s Happening with Firefly/Serenity?

What’s Happening with Firefly/Serenity?

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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May 1 – Not Just For Communists Anymore

May 1 – Not Just For Communists Anymore

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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Zoe Saldana in Avatar

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Zoe Saldana

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last ten years, you recognize Zoe Saldana immediately. Best known for her roles as Uhura on Star Trek and Neytiri in Avatar, both roles that she has agreed to reprise, Zoe is both a classic beauty and an actress unafraid to stretch in a role whether […]

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Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Natalie Portman

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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Nerdy Girl with Abacus

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

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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Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Jeri Ryan

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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Star Wars Swag: R2D2 Edition

Star Wars Swag: R2D2 Edition

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

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

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?

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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