We geeks have a leg up on this Halloween business, especially when it comes to parties and costumes. Sure, most of us have a few costumes ready for any convention prepped in the closet–but where’s the fun in that? True geeks will rise to the occasion every time and create unique, memorable costumes. Not to […]
Well, the honeymoon couldn’t last forever. I have to admit, Hulu did seem too good to be true from the get-go. For this little family of three, living our days without cable were made a bit easier with the freedom of Hulu, especially during the first season of Legend of the Seeker. Um, wait. Did […]
Last week I wrote about the first computer I ever owned, the Sinclair ZX81. My next step in the computing journey came with the opposition: Acorn’s BBC Micro. The story of the BBC’s origins was at the heart of the recent Micro Men drama. To cut it short, Acorn won the battle over Sinclair to […]
Now, I’ve got admit, when I heard about Goby–the search engine designed to match your interests with current events in your area, or any area for that matter–I quirked a bit of an eyebrow. What’s this now? Do we really need another search engine, let alone one that tries to fill a rather specific niche? […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] According to the latest Pew Internet survey, one in five of you want to tell everyone what you’re up to in 140 characters or less. More specifically, 19% of Internet users are posting status updates on Twitter or another service (I would imagine that Facebook is the runner-up, with […]
Playing sound effects both pleasant and awful, Julian Treasure shows how sound affects us in four significant ways. Listen carefully for a shocking fact about noisy open-plan offices.
The world will end after being hit by the planet Nibiru on 21 December 2012. That’s a nice story, but it’s not true. And a senior scientist at NASA’s Astrobiology Institute says so. David Morrison (pictured), writes a regular column with the wonderfully Onionesque title Ask an Astrobiologist for the Astronomical Society of Pacific newsletter. […]
I’ve always been fascinated by anyone who can fluently speak more than one language. People who learn a manufactured language amaze me. And being able to perform a known song in a manufactured language is just plain cool. Introducing the artist known as Klenginem, performing the Klingon version of Eminem’s song Without Me. In Klingon, […]
This handy Venn diagram lists and classifies certain class of crazy people and things they probably own. [Via Buzzfeed]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Next week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory, titled “The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary,” guest stars Wil Wheaton. He was tweeting and blogging about it while shooting, which was pretty amusing/informative, and the episode is already up in the queue! CBS just posted the promo on YouTube: The first […]
Hmmm, Microsoft may want to think about re-branding their search engine name if they ever launch it to China, what do you think?
In anticipation of the general release of Windows 7 on October 22, Microsoft has published a Windows 7 Personality Quiz (via Ina). Don’t you have to wonder what Windows 7 personality you are? Will you be “Bloated”, “Overhyped”, or “BSOD?” Let’s examine this little survey, because one of our favorite activities here on [GAS] is […]