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  • Brilliant Strategery – DOJ and FBI Demand Access To Nunes Memo While Making Wrong Assumptions….

    01/25/2018 3:14:15 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 73 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 1/24/18 | sundance
    Stunning development. But Things Are Not What They Seem ! You’ve likely begun to hear about this letter from DOJ to Devin Nunes. Please read it and evaluate. Important Tip: Notice the DOJ/FBI are referencing the Nunes Memo from a perspective of they know what the underlying documents are:
  • BA tells ‘Captain Kirk’ Salmond exactly where he can boldly go

    10/04/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/3/2015 | Glen Owen
    As leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond tried to boldly go where none of his predecessors had gone before and win independence for Scotland. But the former First Minister overreached himself when he booked on to a British Airways flight as Star Trek’s James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise. Mr Salmond faced embarrassment when BA flatly refused to let him on the plane at Heathrow because the name on his ticket – belonging to the character played by William Shatner in the seminal science-fiction series – didn’t match that in his passport. Only a series of frantic calls...
  • Is Barack Obama a closet geek? (+video) (BARF)

    12/24/2014 10:08:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Husna Haq
    From fusion energy to honeybee colony collapse, President Obama comes across as a serious science geek, says his chief advisor on science and technology. He's no secret Muslim. But President Obama is a secret science geek who "ponders honeybee colony collapse disorder, fusion energy, and climate change," when the cameras aren't rolling. That's according to John Holdren, Mr. Obama’s chief adviser on science and technology, who in an interview with NPR, revealed his boss's little-known secret obsession.
  • Geek Bumper Stickers [Shameless Vanity]

    03/22/2014 11:20:11 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 62 replies
    1395555531 (UTC) | Self->This
  • The Night Watch [for kernel hackers only]

    11/19/2013 6:44:17 PM PST · by re_nortex · 20 replies
    Microsoft ^ | November 2013 | James Mickens
    This article in in PDF form so be aware of that. Here's a snippet that's indicative of the overall style and the points that Mickens makes: When you debug a distributed system or an OS kernel, you do it Texas-style. You gather some mean, stoic people, people who have seen things die, and you get some primitive tools, like a compass and a rucksack and a stick that’s pointed on one end, and you walk into the wilderness and you look for trouble, possibly while using chewing tobacco. As a systems hacker, you must be prepared to do savage things,...
  • What's your Geek IQ?

    08/08/2013 9:31:29 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 08/08/2013 | Victoria Woollaston
    Do you know your cobalt from your carbon? Can you identify planets from close-up images? Do you you know the difference between Assassins Creed and Thief game characters or name the eleventh doctor in Doctor Who? To celebrate YouTube's Geek Week the video site has created a quiz designed to help you find out exactly how geeky you are. The questions are generated at random and use clips from YouTube videos, TV shows, How-to instructional clips and more to create a Geek IQ score.
  • Beantown is a nerd Nirvana!

    09/23/2012 4:53:44 PM PDT · by JAWs · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/19/12 | Ethan Gilsdorf
    You’re a new nerd in town. You want to roll some dice, cast some spells, kill some orcs. Or you want to leverage your fandom for good, not evil, in the so-called “real world,” whatever that is. Let it be known, verily and forsooth, that Our Fair City and its environs is a kingdom replete with every variety of nerdery known to man, woman, halfling, and beast. Boston is the undisputed center of the nerdverse — a mothership for dweebs, techies, trekkers, weirdos, and gamers. “Our mainstream is geeky,” said Kevin Harrington, who runs an annual comedy festival called Geek...
  • How do satellites work?

    07/01/2012 9:08:55 PM PDT · by POWERSBOOTHEFAN · 156 replies
    7/2/2012 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN
    Does anyone here have knowledge about space and how satellites work? How are they launched,kept in orbit and brought back to earth? I'm a science geek and really curious about the universe.
  • Caption Santorum's newest sweater vest

    02/20/2012 6:55:22 PM PST · by quantim · 54 replies
    mlive.com ^ | Monday, February 20, 2012, 6:59 PM
    Just a little light humor!
  • Remember the Commodore 64? It's Baaaaaack!

    04/07/2011 6:57:43 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 71 replies
    the stir ^ | 7-april-2011 | Linda Sharps
    The outside looks the same: a big keyboard with a full computer beneath it, and those fat-ass clickety-clack keys. The keyboard description is such a loving homage to that vintage typing sensation, it sounds downright pornographic: "...the new Commodore 64 features genuine Cherry brand key switches, which provide a feel much better than the original, with a lovely IBM classic mechanism and click sound." Inside is where things get modern, because the whole system's had a major overhaul. The new C64 comes with a 1.8GHz Intel processor, up to 4GB RAM, runs Windows 7, and plays back Blu-ray discs. There’s...
  • Israeli Tech Geeks Wage War Against Latest Spam Robots

    04/04/2011 6:32:06 AM PDT · by nocamels · 2 replies
    NoCamels ^ | NoCamels
    When distributors of Viagra, pornography and the like want to plant their advertisements over the net, they use automated scripts, or “spambots.” Lately, these bots have attracted a lot of attention from the internet security industry. One of the most common solutions to prevent spambots from accessing websites is Captcha – a box containing distorted letters, that users are required to type to prove they’re human. Israeli company SiteBlackBox, founded by Erez Azaria and Shay Rapaport, specializes in detecting automated processes in websites, and claims that the existing Captcha has lost its relevance. “Spammers make a lot of money from...
  • Will The Next Generation Of Top Guns Be Gamer Geeks?

    02/08/2011 6:13:35 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 2/8/2011 | Kit Eaton
    The next generation of Top Guns may be gamer geeks. That's because the X-47B just took its very first flight, heralding a whole new era of military flying--automatic or remote-piloted, stealthy, deadly combat aircraft. Technically the X-47B is an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV), but what it really is is an evolution of those Global Hawk and Predator drone aircraft that made the Iraq War look like a computer game when viewed at the military's tech hubs, mixed in with the same kind of stealth technology that makes the B-2 Spirit bomber such a powerful, frightening tool of force projection....
  • And You Thought GAY Marriage Was Unusual?

    03/12/2010 7:06:21 AM PST · by BigChiefLtd · 26 replies · 697+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 3/12/2010 | Gerry Ashley
    Witness this photo for example: "Do You Take This Pillow...?" What you are looking at is a young Korean man who just married his pillow. According to the UK publication, METRO, 28 year-old Lee Jin-Gyu married his ‘dakimakura’ – a kind of large, huggable pillow from Japan with a picture of a popular anime character named ”Fate Testarossa” printed on the front.
  • Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)

    03/02/2010 10:42:21 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies · 5,858+ views
    Computer User ^ | 27 February 2010 10:44 | Alice Winters
    When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. It’s indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. It’s based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology.
  • 50 Books Every Geek Should Read

    12/10/2009 7:16:07 PM PST · by thecodont · 49 replies · 2,081+ views
    Inside Tech | Monster.com ^ | December 10, 2009 | Eric Dahl / InsideTech
    Ever find out one of your friends hasn’t read “Neuromancer” or doesn’t know what a Babelfish is or why it’s important to keep a towel handy at all times? Did you have that brief moment where you thought, “Man, it’s like I don’t even know you?” If you’re gonna work in tech, write code, or just spend way too much time on Engadget, Lifehacker, and BoingBoing, there’s a certain amount of reading that goes with the territory. And I’m not just talking about O’Reilly books here. Discovering “Snow Crash” or geeking out on crypto history teaches us part of the...
  • How I Came to Get a PC and Not a Mac

    04/07/2009 2:10:36 AM PDT · by dennisw · 255 replies · 5,794+ views
    Joe Wilcox ^ | Posted on April 6, 2009 2:17 AM | by Joe Wilcox
    News Commentary. Microsoft's "Laptop Hunters" commercials have generated lots of Mac vs. Windows PC debate. Surely there can't be enough, so I'd like to generate even more. Quite unexpectedly, I'm a PC. I don't buy new computers very often, and for a long time I slightly favored Macs over Windows PCs. So no one perhaps is more surprised than me that my now four-month old laptop is a Sony and not an Apple. I found my decision process to be similar to Lauren and Giampaolo, the protagonists of the first two Microsoft "Laptop Hunters" commercials. Microsoft got something right...
  • Caption Obama golfing

    04/27/2009 9:47:25 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 57 replies · 1,726+ views
    President Barack Obama, left, arrives to golf, Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Andrews Air Foce Base, Md. Standing from left to right is Obama, Air Force Col. Steven Shepro, Andrews Air Fore Base Commander and 316th Wing Commander, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Davis, 316th Wing Command Chief and Mike Thomas, general manger of the base golf courses.
  • GEEK MADNESS: Congratulations, Mr. Secretary (Wil Wheaton)

    03/26/2009 9:47:04 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 14 replies · 654+ views
    Paul & Storm ^ | 26 Mar 2009 | Paul & Storm
    GEEK MADNESS: Congratulations, Mr. Secretary After a long campaign against the best and brightest geek luminaries, Wil Wheaton has emerged as the people’s choice to hold the office of the (yet to be officially recognized) Secretary of Geek Affairs.Nearly 90,000 total votes were cast in determining the Geek Madness Tournament outcome, and Mr. Wheaton vanquished an impressive list of geek luminaries on his march to victory: Bruce Campbell, Wesley Crusher, Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak, Gabe & Tycho (Penny Arcade), and Joss Whedon. Learn more about your new Secretary from his wikipedia entry, and from the man himself at his site....
  • 50 Skills Every Real Geek Should Have

    03/23/2009 3:51:21 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 74 replies · 2,815+ views
    Maximum PC ^ | Monday, December 8, 2008 | The Maximum PC Staff
    Name These Connectors! Run All Your Essential Apps on a USB Stick Straighten the Pins on an Older CPU Know the 13 Basic HTML Tags Get Through to Executive Customer Service Beat Quake in Under an HourBuild a Hackintosh Watch TV Shows on the Internet (Legally!) Get Around the Content Filter on Public Computers Recite pi to 23 Decimal Places Replace the Controller Board on a Hard Drive Benchmark Your ComputerDecorate Your Room Using Only Printer Paper Securely Erase Your Data So it Can't be Recovered Get into a Windows Computer if you Forgot Your Password Hide Porn from Your...
  • Getting Their Kirk On

    03/20/2009 2:17:04 PM PDT · by AreaMan · 45 replies · 1,167+ views
    New York Times ^ | 19 March 2009 | THOMAS VINCIGUERRA
    THERE is nothing particularly unusual about the living room of the two-story town house that Scott Veazie shares with his wife in Washougal, Wash., except for one piece of furniture in a corner: a full-size replica of the captain’s chair from the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, as seen in the original “Star Trek” television series.