My roomates and best friends have long been asking for me and my wife to join them in playing some board games with them. After reading a recent GAS post on 5 geeky games perfect for a game night, I was inspired to take up my friends offer to play a game of Carcassonne. This is […]
Hevisaurus is a Finnish metal band… for kids. In the following clip, they perform the song “Jee Hevisaurus”, which translates to… hmm… sorry folks, Google translate doesn’t really help in this case! [Via Neatorama]
Accompanied by Mary McDonnell (President Laura Roslin), BSG’s actor and director Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama) gives an enlightening speech about the concept of “race” to a group of students at the United Nations. Enjoy! So say we all!
Being an 80s kid sure had its perks. I mean, we had it good. The heyday of consoles, some of the best geek movie franchises in history, and of course, some of the most amazing hand-drawn animation to ever hit the screen. But that’s not to say everything was good. In fact, if you were […]
Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.
In the field of athletics, there’s a few legendary records which stand the test of time, most notably Bob Beamon’s world record of long jump, which remained unbroken for 23 years. But in the field of video games, that’s outdone by the record of Scott Safran who has been the world record holder on Asteroids […]
During a presentation given at the University at Buffalo, a student asked renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson for his thoughts on U.S. federal cutbacks to NASA funding. while you may or may not be American, I think Tyson’s answer should be (as always) heard by everyone and gives new insights on what can happen if […]
Scrabble purists do not fear: the official rules are NOT changing. There has been much tutting among linguists since the BBC reported yesterday that license owners Mattel are to change the rules to allow proper nouns to be used for the first time. While that might produce the entertaining scenario where a player could actually […]
With the help of a video that went viral a few years ago, online entrepreneur and professional musician Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)
Once you’ve creeped people out by building an Android replica of yourself, there’s only one way to up the eeriness ante: build a female version. That’s what Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University, has done. He’s already known for creating the Geminoid HI-1, a robot built to closely replicate his own appearance. It’s even […]
By John Lister Contributing Writer, [GAS] There are very few generalizations which I hold true in life, but one of them is that if you aren’t slightly obsessed with the aftermath of a nuclear apocalypse, we probably won’t be friends. Whether it’s the result of inborn geekiness or the era in which I grew up, […]
The man who arguably inspired the creation of Microsoft has died at the age of 68. Ed Roberts launched the Altair 8800, one of the earliest home computers, and gave Bill Gates his first big break. Roberts and his company Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems marketed a series of electronics kits in the early 1970s, […]