Posts Tagged: nerd

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“Internet science” isn’t usually science

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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.  […]

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The Complexity of Coffee

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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 […]

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New World of Warcraft expansion? No thanks

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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 […]

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HBO NO: Why is HBO’s online streaming service so terrible?

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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 […]

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Fallout 4: a wishlist

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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 […]

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GeForce GTX 650ti Review

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Moderately Priced GPU, Powerful Graphics This card is selling for £119.50 on Amazon.co.uk and for all you yanks out there, $149.99 on Amazon.com. For a graphics card, it’s pretty cheap, for the next model up you’re paying £227 or $299, for the 660ti, now that’s a pretty big price difference, sure you’re getting an extra […]

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How many of the ten worst genocidal leaders played video games?

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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 […]

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A senator says video games cause violence… sigh

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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 […]

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Why is Indian tech support bad? Hint: it isn’t the accent

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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 […]