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  • Dungeons and Dragons removing “inherently evil” race descriptions to avoid offending anyone

    07/02/2020 8:13:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 2, 2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Before getting to the meat of this story, I should probably start with a bit of disclosure. When I was younger, I used to play Dungeons and Dragons. I mean… I played it a lot. Probably obsessively. It started when I was in the Navy, but carried on well into my thirties. That fact is probably what later led me to become somewhat addicted to the online roleplaying game Everquest. So yes… I was one of those nerds.
  • Any 3D Printer Recommendations?

    08/08/2019 9:38:43 AM PDT · by amorphous · 58 replies
    8/8/2019 | Me
    Looking to upgrade from a XYZ Pro Printer to one that can reach a nozzle temp of 300 C. I've kind of settled on the QIDI Tech X-Max. Anyone have experience with them or other recommendations?
  • Stanford Professor: Dungeons and Dragons Perpetuates Systems of White, Male Privilege

    04/18/2018 5:10:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2018 | Tim Ciccotta
    A professor of education at Stanford University argues in a recent academic journal article that the tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons perpetuates white privilege. Standford University Professor Antero Garcia argues in an academic journal article that the popular game Dungeons and Dragons perpetuates systems of privilege.
  • 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 week’s No. 1 hit. I’d glimpsed Kasem once or twice before that, on America’s 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. It’s 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 she’s 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 car—one 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...