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  • Hollywood has told women to date nerds for decades. It’s bad advice.

    01/08/2016 6:16:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2015 | Stacia L. Brown
    Earlier this week Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg made headlines for his response to commenter Darlene Hackemer Loretto who wrote that she encourages her granddaughters to “date the nerd in school [because] he may turn out to be Mark Zuckerberg.” The magnate — and new, first-time father of a daughter — deflected the supposed compliment, suggesting, “Even better would be to encourage them to *be* the nerd in school so they can be the next successful inventor.”
  • Locals Renting Rooms for Comic Con

    07/23/2014 12:02:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014
    Once a year rental marketIt is that time of year when San Diegans open their homes to strangers. People across the county rent rooms, apartments, condos and houses to visitors of Comic-Con. It is the largest convention in San Diego, and places to stay are hard to find and expensive -- leaving the door open the locals who want to make some extra money renting out space for the convention. But there can be complications. Besides the fact that you are opening your door to complete strangers, many rental contracts and Condo Association rules ban renting out your property. Regardless,...
  • Why Casey Kasem Was the Nerd Leader of Pop Music Geeks

    06/16/2014 3:59:18 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | 6/16/2014 | Chris Molanphy
    The first time I can recall hearing Casey Kasem count down the hits on American Top 40 was on a Sunday in June 1981. Just shy of 10 and in the car with my cousins driving to the beach, I asked them to stop flipping the radio when they landed on Kasem, who was just a couple of songs away from revealing that weeks No. 1 hit. Id glimpsed Kasem once or twice before that, on Americas Top 10, the television version of his countdown show, which ran on Saturdays after cartoons ended. But hearing Casey on the radio that...
  • Girl And Her Ridiculously Adorable Kitten Perform A Nerdy Love Song

    07/13/2013 9:29:42 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies ^ | 2013 | DeAnne Smith
    "I wanna be your abacus, baby, you can count on me"
  • Official White House Petition: Secure Resources & Funding & Begin Construction of a Death Star

    12/05/2012 7:41:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies ^ | Created: Nov 14, 2012 |
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016. By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.
  • Description of a mass murderer: "super nice kid," "kinda quiet" and "really smart."

    07/21/2012 2:39:17 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 41 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/21/2012 | Moneyrunner
    "super nice kid," "kinda quiet" and "really smart." This is how Holmes is described by a classmate to the LA Times. Reading an essay by Dan Miller Enlightened self-interest and international relations about Bertrand Russell somehow made me think about James Holmes the Spiderman Killer. We know so little about what motivates people, but we think we know so much. Its called projection. We assume that there are universal aspirations and that they match our own. That error is the cause of both personal and global tragedy. On a personal level people assume that if we love someone that love...
  • Fallout New Vegas: TEN deathclaws AND a Legion Assassination Team all at the same time.

    08/18/2011 3:46:48 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Um, WTF. Boone is dead now, so is Rex. TEN deathclaws AND an Legion Assassination team. I'm level 30 but that didn't help my companions, and I barely made it out alive.WHY?????
  • 50 Most Beautiful People 2010 (On Capital Hill)

    07/28/2010 10:19:09 AM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 8+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/28/10 | staff
    1. Alexis Latifi: A rare gem Age: 24 Hometown: Huntsville, Ala. Political party: Republican Relationship status: Single Meet Alexis Latifi: raw foodist, bikram yogi, jewelry maker. Latifi moved to Washington from her native Alabama last fall and has enjoyed taking her unique interests to a higher level. ************************* 2. Laura Donahoe: The fan Age: 24 Hometown: Selinsgrove, Pa. Political party: Republican Relationship status: Single Laura Donahoe may be a small-town girl from central Pennsylvania, but shes right at home in the District. ********************** 3. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Supermom Age: 43 Hometown: Hudson, N.Y. Political party: Democratic Relationship status: Married If...
  • What job says about sex life (IT workers are best in bed)

    05/23/2009 12:43:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies · 1,537+ views
    The Sun ^ | May 21, 2009 | Charlotte Martin
    THE next time you want to bag the bonk of your life, you need a partner who knows a lot about your hardware. While computer nerds are obviously good at IT, what we didn't realise is that they're good at "it" too. An anonymous study of 2,000 British men and women concluded that out of all jobs, computer geeks make the best lovers. They were found to be the most selfless in the sack, the most adventurous and more likely to use love gadgets. Seventy-eight per cent of techies that were questioned also claimed that sex toys were part of...
  • NERDS GONE WILD.(keyboard fights) You got to see this.....

    12/14/2008 5:26:17 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 12 replies · 1,179+ views
    you tube ^ | 9-dec-08 | ryogavee
    2 guys who are wooping on each other using computer keyboards...
  • Revenge of the Nerdette

    06/15/2008 2:10:58 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 25 replies · 92+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Jun 16, 2008 | Jessica Bennett and Jennie Yabroff
    It's sweltering in Boston, and a dozen Tufts University coeds are out in shorts and tanks, attracting the usual stares. Only today the stares are for a different reason: the girls are huddled around a 750-pound machine that looks like a spaceship, long and wide with a bubble-shaped cockpit open to reveal a mass of pipes and wires. It's actually a solar carone they've built from the ground up and hope to race next year. Suddenly sparks fly, and the girls jump back. They may be engineering whizzes, but they know a hazard when they see one. They call a...
  • No breaking away from Barack Obama's bicycle picture

    06/10/2008 12:37:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 143 replies · 1,483+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/10/08 | staff
    The debate is on: The widely circulated photograph of Barack Obama on a bicycle this last weekend either did the presidential candidate no favors, or actually helped his cause. In an article in today's New York Daily News, writer David Saltonstall shows no mercy, declaring: "It wasn't a pretty picture: ill-fitting jeans, a tucked-in golf shirt, black-and-white socks and a helmet that could make Michael Dukakis blush." A weekend in Chicago spent by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama included a bicycle ride with his family Yet in comments to Saltonstall, some Big Apple fashionistas cut Obama major slack. Simon...
  • Why Nerds Are Unpopular

    06/02/2008 1:55:29 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 140 replies · 749+ views
    Paul ^ | Feb 2003 | Paul Graham
    When we were in junior high school, my friend Rich and I made a map of the school lunch tables according to popularity. This was easy to do, because kids only ate lunch with others of about the same popularity. We graded them from A to E. A tables were full of football players and cheerleaders and so on. E tables contained the kids with mild cases of Down's Syndrome, what in the language of the time we called "retards." We sat at a D table, as low as you could get without looking physically different. We were not being...
  • Take the Nerd Test! (How nerdy are you?)

    12/25/2007 5:04:03 PM PST · by dynachrome · 53 replies · 220+ views ^ | Dec., 2007 | Nerd tests
    Sample question: While not at work working, what do you spend most of your time on the computer doing? Doing work I rarely use a computer away from work Chatting, and/or using MySpace, Facebook, etc... Reading technology news (e.g. Slashdot, Digg, TechWeb, CNet, etc...) Playing video games Doing random stuff Porn
  • Nerd' taunt drove Navy man to arson

    07/29/2007 1:42:07 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 49 replies · 1,390+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 26 July 2007 | Angela K. Brown
    ELM MOTT, Texas - A Navy man who got mad when someone mocked him as a "nerd" over the Internet climbed into his car and drove 1,300 miles from Virginia to Texas to teach the other guy a lesson. As he made his way toward Texas, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Petty Officer Russell Tavares posted photos online showing the welcome signs at several states' borders, as if to prove to his Internet friends that he meant business. When he finally arrived, Tavares burned the guy's trailer down. This week, Tavares, 27, was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading...
  • Sequences for Numbers Nerds

    05/08/2007 5:57:16 AM PDT · by murdoog · 22 replies · 638+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | May 6, 2007 | LENORE SKENAZY
    Sunday morning at three minutes and four seconds after 2 a.m., it will be exactly 02:03:04 05/06/07. And if you find that so astounding that you won't be able to sleep until you've experienced this once-in-a-century sequence, you are, in case you didn't know a nerd. A numbers nerd, that is. No shame in that I'm one, too. (Hey: one, too. Cool numbers are everywhere.) Folks like us find it hard not to shout, "Look! It's 12:34!" Even 2:34 is sweet, as are 1:23, 3:45, and of course 4:56. And when it's 11:11 well, it just doesn't...
  • Remake of 'Nerds' Film Scrapped

    12/01/2006 11:14:55 AM PST · by qam1 · 24 replies · 699+ views
    The Emory Wheel ^ | 12/1/06 | Stephen Benz
    Originally scheduled to be shot at Emory, the remake of "Revenge of the Nerds," the 1984 film in which a group of bookish and socially awkward outcasts band together to fight their oppressive bullies, has been cancelled, Fox Atomic Films announced last week. The magazine explained that filmmakers' concerns with the direction of the movie prompted the decision to cancel, but some movie bloggers blamed Emory for the shutdown. McClurkin said the filmmakers initially proposed to the University a crew of about 100 people with three trucks of equipment. But the filmmakers' final proposal called for about three times as...
  • The dorkiest of technology devices (TREKKIE HEAVEN)

    10/15/2006 3:52:14 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 83 replies · 2,324+ views
    Star Newspapers - Chicago ^ | October 15, 2006 | Myra Eder
    First prize winner, for sure. Today I am announcing this column's inaugural blue ribbon award for the totally dorkiest look of the year. There's no contest here. Without any doubt, the dumbest sight anywhere in 2006 is a human ear with a Bluetooth technology device sticking out. For starters, it looks ridiculous like a reject part from the Borg (evil cyberbeings). Is anyone so important she or he must be linked to Verizon Wireless or Cingular or any mobile service on an 24/7 basis? I don't think so. And if one has to be on call for any reason,...
  • Caption these . . . Help, I cant stop laughing

    10/03/2006 8:27:21 PM PDT · by dighton · 115 replies · 4,157+ views
  • Rocket Scientists not as Smart as Originally Thought

    09/24/2006 9:41:00 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 100 replies · 2,737+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 22, 2006 | Andy Borowitz
    Rocket scientists, long considered the gold standard in intelligence among all professionals, are not nearly as smart as originally thought, according to a controversial new study published today by the American Association of Brain Surgeons. The study, which appears in the organization's monthly publication, Popular Brain Surgery, is entitled "The Intelligence of Rocket Scientists: Myth Versus Reality," and suggests that rocket scientists' reputation for smartness is largely undeserved. "It does require a superior intellect to function as a rocket scientist," the article concedes. "Having said that, though, rocket science is not brain surgery." The article drew an immediate rebuke from...
  • Adam Berger and Stephen Frank, New York Times Gay Agenda wedding(barf alert)

    09/17/2006 8:27:17 AM PDT · by mandingo republican · 37 replies · 1,266+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/17/06 | KATHRYN SHATTUCK Adam Berger and Stephen Frank By KATHRYN SHATTUCK THEY had been close friends for years, first at college and later in New York, but now Adam Berger was baring his soul to Stephen Frank. I have news: I dont play on your team, he said, adapting the line from Seinfeld. They had gotten to know each other as freshmen at Harvard. As college progressed, they became best friends, dated women and ultimately became suite mates. They bickered, they quibbled, they finished each others sentences practically before the one speaking knew what he was actually going to say. So much...
  • Friday Fun: "World of Warcraft" Player Video

    03/24/2006 8:20:25 AM PST · by Xenalyte · 14 replies · 782+ views
    World of Warcraft is what's called an MMORPG - a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game, for you non-geeks - and like all computer games, it has its share of goobers who take the game way too seriously. This video makes fun of said goobers. Watch it at your peril - both because it contains profanity, and because if you know anyone like this, your face will hurt from laughing.
  • And now something completely different. How NERDY are You?

    02/19/2006 3:28:40 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 321 replies · 3,252+ views
    Nerd Test ^ | 2-19-06
    Have fun! I'm just a low-ranked nerd.
  • Chuck Schumer just called Alito a Nerd

    02/08/2006 5:42:26 PM PST · by Flightdeck · 118 replies · 2,614+ views
    On the O'Reilly Factor just now, Schumer is spinning his crap and hilariously just called Justice Alito "slightly nerdy". I know this isn't newsworthy, but there's hypocrisy and then there's hypocrisy.
  • Math will rock your world (Math entrepreneurs mapping human behavior)

    01/13/2006 8:11:57 AM PST · by voletti · 320+ views
    Businessweek ^ | 1/13/06 | Businessweek
    The world is moving into a new age of numbers. Partnerships between mathematicians and computer scientists are bulling into whole new domains of business and imposing the efficiencies of math. This has happened before. In past decades, the marriage of higher math and computer modeling transformed science and engineering. Quants turned finance upside down a generation ago. And data miners plucked useful nuggets from vast consumer and business databases. But just look at where the mathematicians are now. They're helping to map out advertising campaigns, they're changing the nature of research in newsrooms and in biology labs, and they're enabling...
  • A Guy Named Craig [profile of Craigslist founder Craig Newmark]

    01/10/2006 1:56:17 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 8 replies · 1,798+ views
    New York Magazine online ( ^ | January 16, 2006 | Philip Weiss
    Feature A Guy Named Craig How a schlumpy IBM refugee found you your apartment, your boyfriend, your new couch, your afternoon sex partnerand now finds himself killing your newspaper. By Philip Weiss Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, in his San Francisco apartment.(Photo credit: Robyn Twomey) The Exploder of Journalism and I have an appointment at noon at a caf near the Haight in San Francisco, and hes right on time in the Kangol hat. To be honest, hes not much to look at: short and balding, with a little smile and round cheeks with bright-pink patches of color. Modish...
  • Mo. Researchers Find Largest Prime Number

    01/03/2006 6:43:08 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies · 263+ views ^ | January 3, 2006 | GARANCE BURKE
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A team of researchers at Central Missouri State University has discovered the largest known prime number, university officials said Tuesday. The researchers, led by associate dean Steven Boone and mathematics professor Curtis Cooper, are affiliated with a worldwide computing project that uses volunteers to run software that searches for an elusive set of numbers called Mersenne primes. A prime number is a positive number that is only divisible by itself and one: 2, 3, 5, 7 and so on. Mersenne primes are a special category, expressed as 2 to the "p" power minus 1, where "p"...
  • Mo. Researchers Find Largest Prime Number

    01/04/2006 12:34:38 PM PST · by mlc9852 · 121 replies · 1,981+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | January 4, 2006 | GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press Writer
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Researchers at a Missouri university have identified the largest known prime number, officials said Tuesday. The team at Central Missouri State University, led by associate dean Steven Boone and mathematics professor Curtis Cooper, found it in mid-December after programming 700 computers years ago. A prime number is a positive number divisible by only itself and 1 2, 3, 5, 7 and so on. The number that the team found is 9.1 million digits long. It is a Mersenne prime known as M30402457 that's 2 to the 30,402,457th power minus 1. Mersenne primes are a...
  • Nerds Wanted

    12/03/2005 2:58:56 PM PST · by Washi · 8 replies · 306+ views
    N/A | N/A | None
    Note to thread police: I am posting this in Chat. I am trying to find a way to modify the priority of a program/process that I have running as a Windows service on Windows 2000 Server. I have tried the right-click from the task manager method with no luck (access denied.) I need the priority setting to be static so I don't have to reset it every time I reboot. Some of the most knowledgable IT people I know are on FR, so that is why I am asking here.
  • Heder Enjoys Living Post-'Dynamite' Life(Napoleon Dynamite alert)

    09/04/2005 11:41:40 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 713+ views
    DELAWARE, Ohio (August 30) The star of the cult hit Napoleon Dynamite said making the film gave him the chance to "celebrate the nerd within me." Jon Heder, who plays the film's curly haired, awkward namesake, appeared with Aaron Ruell, who plays Napoleon's older brother Kip, at Ohio Wesleyan University north of Columbus Sunday. They said they could relate to the movie, which follows Idaho outcasts trying to find their place in the world. "We created Kip and Napoleon from ourselves and from people we knew and experiences we had," said Heder, 27. "It was fun to celebrate the...
  • Celebrate your geekness, drive for uniqueness on Wednesday

    07/11/2005 4:38:34 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 13 replies · 356+ views
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | 7/11/05 | Cole Spickler
    A geek, by definition, is "any person considered to be different from others in a negative or bizarre way, as a teenager seen as being awkward, tall, gangling, stupid, brainy or antisocial." But really, haven't all of us felt that way at one time or another? Well, a little-known holiday is coming up this Wednesday -- "Celebrate Your Geekness" day -- and I think it's high time the geeks of the world unite in celebrating their individuality! Who says it is bad to be different? Just think of all the things we would be missing out on without the geeks...
  • In honor of Revenge of the Sith premiere.............

    05/19/2005 7:43:50 AM PDT · by day10 · 16 replies · 918+ views
    In honor of today's premiere, here is Triumph the Insult Dog hammering people in line for the opening of Attack of the Clones. One of the funniest things I have ever seen on TV. Triumph
  • Lucas fears Sith flop

    05/04/2005 7:14:23 AM PDT · by dead · 245 replies · 4,308+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | May 4, 2005 | Louisa Hearn
    Ask George Lucas about his hopes for the closing instalment of Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith, and he replies that he expects it to fail. In an interview with TIME magazine, Lucas says that like everyone who makes movies, he is "always convinced the next one will be a flop". "So right now Im thinking it probably wont make any money and will be considered a failure." But in spite of his fears, he concedes he is very satisfied with the final product. "I think it turned out as well as I could have hoped, and at the same...
  • 'Star Wars' Fans Line Up at Wrong Theater

    04/06/2005 2:04:55 PM PDT · by SixStringSlinger · 28 replies · 894+ views
    Seven weeks before its release, ``Star Wars'' fanatics started lining up outside Grauman's Chinese Theater for the sixth installment of the popular George Lucas movie series. The vigil began Saturday. But there's a problem: ``Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith'' won't be showing at the Hollywood landmark when the movie is released May 19. The studio, 20th Century Fox, opted instead to open the film a mile away at the ArcLight theater.
  • ET Visitors: Scientists See High Likelihood

    01/14/2005 2:19:11 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 198 replies · 2,387+ views ^ | 14 January 2005 | Leonard David
    Decades ago, it was physicist Enrico Fermi who pondered the issue of extraterrestrial civilizations with fellow theorists over lunch, generating the famous quip: "Where are they?" That question later became central to debates about the cosmological census count of other star folk and possible extraterrestrial (ET) visitors from afar. Fermis brooding on the topic was later labeled "Fermis paradox". It is a well-traveled tale from the 1950s when the scientist broached the subject in discussions with colleagues in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Thoughts regarding the probability of earthlike planets, the rise of highly advanced civilizations "out there", and interstellar travel...
  • Slashdot Goes Political - Politics for Nerds

    09/07/2004 10:34:04 AM PDT · by GeorgiaFreeper · 17 replies · 664+ views ^ | 9/7/2004 | slashdot
    With the US Presidential Election coming up, we've had a lot of story submissions that we would like to post, but they don't fit very well on the Slashdot main page. To address this, we'll be running special political coverage between now and the election in our new Politics subsection of Slashdot. Please submit stories directly to the section for consideration. As with all sections on Slashdot, there will be stories available within that section that don't get posted to the main page, so please visit the section if you are interested in more coverage. We'll do our best to...
  • Why Nerds Are Unpopular

    02/20/2004 12:50:21 PM PST · by OffMyMeds · 66 replies · 407+ views
    Paul Graham website ^ | February, 2003 | Paul Graham
    When we were in junior high school, my friend Rich and I made a map of the school lunch tables according to popularity. This was easy to do, because kids only ate lunch with others of about the same popularity. We graded them from A to E. A tables were full of football players and cheerleaders and so on. E tables contained the kids with mild cases of Down's Syndrome, what in the language of the time we called "retards." We sat at a D table, as low as you could get without looking physically different. We were not being...
  • No nerds here (Why Liberal Male Journalists Are So Nerdy & Feminized)

    08/01/2003 5:16:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 103 replies · 1,329+ views
    Inside The Beltway (Washington Times) ^ | August 1, 2003 | John McCaslin
    <p>We're glad to see, given all the talk this week about gay "marriages," that real men are back in Washington.</p> <p>The September 2003 issue of the American Enterprise is all about men; the return of the manly politician, how Democrat and Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are different breeds, what women want from men, manly art, the hunting male, why maleness is back in fashion, how feminism has undermined masculinity and what President Bush, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Rudolph W. Giuliani and Dick Cheney all have in common.</p>
  • Who is stronger: Terminator or Hulk?

    06/26/2003 11:13:56 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 54 replies · 711+ views ^ | June 19, 2003 | Michael Moyer
    <p>"Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" will be released on July 2, shortly after "The Hulk," which hits theaters on Friday.</p> <p>In a just world, the movies would be judged not by gross receipts but by the strength of their characters. Literally.</p>
  • Any Movie Lovers Want to Help Me Educate Michael Moore Fans?

    05/19/2003 8:42:52 AM PDT · by LanPB01 · 13 replies · 430+ views
    Ain't It Cool Movie News ^ | 5-19-03 | Moriarty
    Nobody Knows Details On Michael Moores New Film!! Hey, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab. Michael Moore is fearless. If I was pissing people off with the same power and resources as he is right this moment, then Id be worried sick about what might happen. Not him, though.
  • Technology: Nintendo develops games geared for adults

    03/17/2002 6:44:37 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 1 replies · 177+ views
    Tribune Media Service ^ | March 17, 2002 10:02 a.m. EST | By ALEX PHAM,
    Technology: Nintendo develops games geared for adults By ALEX PHAM, Tribune Media Service(March 17, 2002 10:02 a.m. EST) - Nintendo Co. has always danced to its own tune, spinning out home-grown characters and spurning the ultra-violent games that have proliferated in the industry. That insistence on making family-based games has fostered the perception that Nintendo is a kid-oriented company. This year, Nintendo is out to change that with a more mature lineup of games and an aggressive advertising campaign aimed at older gamers, the demographic that rivals Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are aiming to carve up. Sony touts its...