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Captain Awkward on Twitter: "Everything Jenny said here. Making charisma your dump stat doesn't mean you're oppressed, nerdbros.… "
(On nerd entitlement:)
“Making charisma your dump stat doesn’t mean you’re oppressed, nerdbros.”

(A dump stat is “is a gaming concept: a quality in the game that you choose not to allocate any character-building resources to (and thus your character does not possess).” via: https://geekfeminism.org/2012/04/14/open-thread-whats-your-dump-stat/)
nerds  gaming  dumpstats  2018 
9 days ago by handcoding
The Nerd Handbook
A nerd needs a project because a nerd builds stuff. All the time. Those lulls in the conversation over dinner? That’s the nerd working on his project in his head. It’s unlikely that this project is a nerd’s day job because his opinion regarding his job is, “Been there, done that.” We’ll explore the consequences… More
nerds  tips  relationship  advice 
january 2018 by nskh
Managing Nerds
Ten years ago, the world was collectively freaked out by the Y2K bug. The idea was that when innumerable software-driven clocks flipped at midnight from 1999 to 2000 that the digital shit was going to hit the fan. I blame the origin of the world-wide freak-out on the nerds. Y2K collectively freaked out the nerds… More
management  leadership  nerds  tips 
january 2018 by nskh
Tech nerds are smart. But they can't seem to get their heads around politics.
I think that these two narratives — disdain toward politics, and the parties as mirror images with rational thinking in the center — are connected. That vision of the political spectrum implies that one is partisan precisely in proportion to one's distance from rational thinking. It defines partisanship as irrationality, as blind, lemming-like behavior, the opposite of approaching things "from a standpoint of rationality and what I think makes sense." The independent thinker takes a bit from this party, a bit from that one, as rational thinking dictates.
politics  nerds  tech 
january 2018 by spaceninja

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