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The Rise of the Geek Lobby
In a time of legislative gridlock, the Stop Online Piracy Act looked like a rare bipartisan breakthrough. The bill, known as SOPA, promised a brave new Internet—one cleansed of “rogue websites” that hawk pirated songs and movies as well as counterfeit goods. For Congress, the legislation’s goals...
politics  sopa  geek  lobby 
december 2011 by deusx
Emoticons and Smileys on PLATO in the 1970s
"How were these things done? Well, on PLATO, you could press SHIFT-space to move your cursor back one space -- and then if you typed another character, it would appear on top of the existing character. And if you wanted to get real fancy, you could use the MICRO and SUB and SUPER keys on a PLATO keyboard to move up and down one pixel or more -- in effect providing a HUGE array of possible emoticon characters. So if you typed "W" then SHIFT-space then "O" then SHIFT-space then "B", "T", "A", "X", all with SHIFT-spaces in between, all those characters would plot on top of each other, and the result would be the smiley as shown above in the "WOBTAX" example. "
plato  computer  history  emoticons  geek  design  nostalgia  from delicious
march 2010 by deusx
Gold d20 Online Dating Package - Geek's Dream Girl | DriveThruRPG.com
"My name is E. Foley and I'm a d20-rolling geek girl. I've been involved in the online dating industry, first as a client and then as a professional, for a little over a decade. I've been there, done that, gotten the t-shirt. So when I started my business in 2008, my goal was to use my online dating experience and my Creative Writing major to help my fellow geeks create amazing dating profiles that show off their finer qualities. Got questions before you buy? Click for more About Me, About Our Services, our FAQ, and our totally free Geek's Guide to Online Dating."
geek  dating  rpg  d20  from delicious
october 2009 by deusx
100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About | GeekDad | Wired.com
"There are some things in this world that will never be forgotten, this week’s 40th anniversary of the moon landing for one. But Moore’s Law and our ever-increasing quest for simpler, smaller, faster and better widgets and thingamabobs will always ensure that some of the technology we grew up with will not be passed down the line to the next generation of geeks."
generations  genx  technology  history  culture  geek  parenting 
july 2009 by deusx
Sliders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What scifi show hasn't FOX screwed with? "The FOX Network aired the episodes in a different order to best capitalize on potential ratings-winning episodes, thus causing some continuity errors. For instance, the timer is first set to count down not in the pilot episode, but in "Summer of Love" — since FOX aired "Fever" after the pilot episode, though, many viewers were left confused as to why the Sliders suddenly had to leave within a very specific period of time. Similarly, the cliffhanger at the end of "Summer of Love" leads directly into the opening of "Prince of Wails" — which FOX had actually aired a week earlier"
scifi  sliders  fox  geek  wikipedia 
may 2009 by deusx
Rules for Time Travelers | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine
"0. There are no paradoxes.1. Traveling into the future is easy.2. Traveling into the past is hard — but maybe not impossible.3. Traveling through time is like traveling through space.4. Things that travel together, age together.5. Black holes are not time machines.6. If something happened, it happened.7. There is no meta-time.8. You can’t travel back to before the time machine was built.9. Unless you go to a parallel universe.10. And even then, your old universe is still there."
timetravel  science  geek 
may 2009 by deusx
The diskette that blew Trixter’s mind « Oldskooler Ramblings
"The manual for Mental Blocks claims that, for both C64 and IBM, you put the diskette in label-side up. I thought that had to be a typo, since every single mixed C64/IBM or Apple/IBM diskette I have ever seen is a “flippy” disk where one side is IBM and the other side is C64 or Apple — until I looked at the FAT12 for the disk and saw that tons of sectors in an interleaved pattern were marked as BAD — very strange usage."
filesystems  disks  c64  ibm  badsectors  pc  gaming  hacks  retro  geek  vintage  commodore 
november 2008 by deusx
TypeRacer
multi-player typing racing game.
nerd  geek  typing  racing  gaming 
april 2008 by deusx
Chop Shop / Tee Shirts / Mens / weRobot for Men (with Glow)
"PRE-ORDER new GLOW-IN-THE-DARK variant! The next round of prints will be available on both American Apparel and Alstyle stock AND now all the robot eyes glow-in-the-dark (new pre-order stock only!). 51 celebrity robots pulled from popular culture references from literature, film, tv, cartoon, children’s literature, video games and even rock music."
wishlist  tshirts  clothing  robots  want  geek  retro 
march 2008 by deusx
An Amazing Mind: The REAL reason we use Linux
"Let me say that again. It's fun to use the command line."
linux  opensource  oss  nerd  geek 
march 2008 by deusx
YouTube - Lego Millenium Falcon Stop Motion
"Animated lego pieces putting together the Millenium Falcon."
cool  geek  Lego  starwars  video  Youtube  nuts  nifty  via:codepo8 
july 2007 by deusx
Atari Founder Adapts Chuck 'E' Cheese For Hotties
"LOS ANGELES, Dec 22 (Reuters Life!) - Lovelorn video gamers who are better with consoles than conversation, have a new venue—a restaurant where each table has touchscreens for ordering food and for playing a variety of social games."
nerd  geek  gaming  restaurants  atari 
december 2006 by deusx
Rick Dakan - GEEK MAFIA -A novel of comics, games, and crime
"Fired from a job he hated at a company he loved, videogame designer Paul Reynolds is drowning his sorrows in late-morning margaritas when he meets an alluring, pink-haired conwoman named Chloe..."
books  geek  novels  fiction 
december 2006 by deusx
ThinkGeek :: T-Qualizer Shirt
"Party like it's 2999 with the glowing display on the T-Qualizer that dynamically changes with any ambient sound or music."
clothes  wishlist  clothing  geek  aound  audio  nifty 
october 2006 by deusx
Memo to the Public Relations Department. In the Pipeline:
"if one of us ever does manage to change the world, it'll start with a puzzled glance at a computer screen, or a raised eyebrow while looking at a piece of paper. Instead of getting noisier, everything will get a lot quieter."
science  journalism  photography  funny  geek 
july 2006 by deusx
Underwear Rotation | The ChangeLog
"I discovered this evening that my underwear has been rotated for me for the last three years."
underwear  geek  funny 
december 2005 by deusx
ASCII by Jason Scott: Vintage Computers, Vintage Film
"You don't know old-school until you're playing a copy of Spacewar on a vintage PDP-1.. against the creator of Spacewar."
geek  oldschool 
november 2005 by deusx
Ipod Nano 200gb Instructions - Uncyclopedia
"UncycloMedia Commons has released this guide to installing additional storage on your iPod Nano brand device."
ipod  funny  geek  hardware  nifty 
october 2005 by deusx
Mad dreams, lost sleep, and someone else's alarm clock - I think it's time to move.
"I need to move my computer over to my desk to work. I'm starting to fear radiation poisoning at the dining room table this morning."
friends  funny  geek  hardware 
october 2005 by deusx
ThinkGeek :: Duct Tape Wallet by Ducti
"Made from Super Duct Tape (specifically engineered so that your wallet won't lift, peel, or get sticky), these duct tape wallets are one part high fashion, one part weekend warrior, and another part sheer cool. "
fashion  wishlist  geek 
september 2005 by deusx
ThinkGeek :: CTS - Obey The Tube
"The Obey The Tube shirt subjugates all who observe it - making it a great Subjugation Day gift! Civilize the masses in a twenty yard radius wherever this shirt is worn."
cardboardium  pennyarcade  wearables  clothing  wishlist  geek  comics 
september 2005 by deusx
Adcott's Binary Translator
"This tool will convert regular text to binary and vice-versa..."
nifty  tools  geek 
august 2005 by deusx
Kevin Kelly -- Cool Tools -- Russell Executive Mesh Chair
"The Russell Executive Mesh Chair is the Aeron for people on a budget."
furniture  geek  office  wishlist 
july 2005 by deusx
Justin Blanton | Always On
"It's the constant fear of becoming bored of complacent and the ever-present feeling that I need to learn as-much-as-possible that drives me."
nerd  geek  infofreako 
april 2005 by deusx
Ready to Geek Your Ride?
"I am pleased to announce that one of my favorite ExtremeTech books to date, Geek My Ride is now available ... at most book sellers. "
books  geek  hacks  gadgets  cars 
april 2005 by deusx
joy (4 April 2005, Interconnected)
"Later that night, we watched TV by sending it upstairs using the camera and one-way video chat (in iChat). Really."
geek  funny 
april 2005 by deusx
Things to say when you are losing a tech argument
"Can you generate some USE CASES that would justify the change?"
funny  techie  geek 
january 2005 by deusx
The Graphing Calculator Story
"My electronic badge still opened Apple's doors, so I just kept showing up."
apple  geek  odd 
december 2004 by deusx
Revenge of the Tattooed Nerds [The Publisher’s Ring]
"Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking to people with “nerdy” tattoos — computer logos, video game themes, science, math, and engineering imagery. Below you can read their stories in their own words..."
geek  nifty  tattoos 
august 2004 by deusx

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