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  • "Internet science" isn't usually science Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: February 10, 2014
    Did you know that hiccups are actually caused by excessive eye-blinking?  Or that eating tuna with mayonnaise reduces your chances of getting cancer by almost 90%?  Or that the ancient Romans actually invented the radio thousands of years before Heinrich Rudolf Hertz… no, wait… Guglielmo Marconi?  Everything I just stated is absolutely, undeniably, 100% true.  […]
  • Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor? What now? Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: February 1, 2014
    Surely you remember the big huge stink the Internet had back in August 2013, when Warner Brothers revealed to the world that Ben Affleck was going to play the goddamn Batman in the upcoming film Batman makes Superman cry like a bit Batman vs. Superman, which is slated for a summer 2015 release.  And you […]
  • Seven reasons I'm not in a hurry to see Star Wars - Episode VII Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 28, 2014
    Star Wars is, to any nerd worth their salt, one of the great holy relics of our faith.  It’s our Ark of the Covenant.  So there are, of course, serious debates all throughout the orthodoxy as fans look toward the next installment to the film franchise, Episode VII.  The whole Star Wars fan community seems […]
  • PC vs. console gaming: which is better? Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 27, 2014
    It’s a debate as old as time itself: which is the better way to play games?  On a PC, or on a console?  Bringing this question up in any circle of gamers is sure to start a fiery argument, but I do believe it has one undeniable answer… PC is better.  And not just slightly better, either, but […]
  • The Complexity of Coffee Posted by: Maggie MacKenzie Posted on: January 26, 2014
    I would like to talk to everyone about the complexity of the modern cup of coffee. If there is such a thing as a Coffee Nerd, I am that. Some may say, “Coffee Snob” or “Hipster”, but I think Coffee Nerd fits best.     When someone says “coffee”, the image that may come to […]
  • New World of Warcraft expansion? No thanks Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: November 1, 2013
    The internet is abuzz today after the website MMO-Champion revealed that Blizzard has allegedly trademarked the name “Warlords of Draenor,” and registered the web domain as well.  But while some gamers have gotten excited about the possible new expansion pack, with Blizzcon coming up next week and a possible World of Warcraft- related announcement on the […]
  • HBO NO: Why is HBO's online streaming service so terrible? Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: September 2, 2013
    HBO has the best original televsion programming in the business.  Other networks have great shows, but none can claim to have as many high-quality programs under one roof, not in the past twenty years anyway.  Why, then, does their online streaming service, HBO GO, suck as hard as it does? On paper, HBO GO is […]
  • Fallout 4: a wishlist Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: August 31, 2013
    Fallout 4 is currently under development at Bethesda, but details regarding the next installment in the famed post-apocalyptic roleplaying game have been scarce. Still, despite the lack of information about the game, I do know one thing about it beyond any shadow of doubt: Bethesda will most likely screw it up. I’ve never really been much of […]
  • Why are video game women so slutty? Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: April 9, 2013
    A study conducted in 2012 by the ESA concludes that 47% of gamers ages 18+ are female, and that there are more female gamers over the age of 18 than there are boy gamers ages 17 and under.  The average age of all gamers, male and female, is 30 years, according to the same ESA […]
  • Could the PS4 make DDR5 RAM cheaper? Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: March 1, 2013
    Quite a few people are talking about how the PlayStation 4 is going to use GDDR5 RAM, rather than the more standard DDR3 RAM found pretty much everywhere else in the world of computing. GDDR5 RAM is almost exclusively used in high-end video cards, and that’s about it.  So how is Sony going to get […]
  • A typical guy's first day using Google Glass Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: February 21, 2013
    Google has been ramping up their advertising recently for Google Glass, the company’s new augmented reality headpiece, which is due to reach consumers sometime this year.  But the new glasses are probably going to be really expensive, and when you couple that with presumptive low stocks of the product at launch, your chances of owning […]
  • A new Yoda movie? Yay or nay? Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: February 5, 2013
    It was recently reported that Yoda is headed back to the silver screen, starring in his very own stand-alone Star Wars film.  No one is sure if the film will tell the story of a young Yoda’s quest to become a Jedi, or an older Yoda, perhaps (and I’m just guessing here) telling the story […]
  • How to make your very own conspiracy theory Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: February 4, 2013
    The internet is buzzing right now with rumors that pop singer Beyonce is a member of the Illuminati, a secret society that controls all the world’s governments and corporations and pushes to create a “new world order.”  Of course, Beyonce isn’t really a member of the Illuminati, because the Illuminati doesn’t actually exist.  then again, […]
  • How many of the ten worst genocidal leaders played video games? Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 31, 2013
    In the past thirty years, a wide array of individuals and organizations have tried pinning all of the world’s violence on video games, claiming that by simply playing violent games, a person is somehow more likely to turn into a heartless psychopath hellbent on killing everyone and everything they see.  Of course, we all know […]
  • A senator says video games cause violence... sigh Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 30, 2013
    I remember it like it was yesterday.  The year was 1993 — I was thirteen years old — and I was celebrating either my birthday or Christmas (they’re pretty close together).  My parents gave me a Super Nintendo game that at the time was shocking and exciting, but I mainly remember it because each time […]
  • Why is Indian tech support bad? Hint: it isn't the accent Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 30, 2013
    We’ve all been there.  You’re having a problem with your computer or some other electronic device.  You call the company best suited to fix your issue, expecting to speak with a knowledgeable technical support expert, with an engineering degree hanging on their wall alongside bunches of certificates flaunting how utterly brilliant they are.  But that’s […]