Heston Blumenthal: The Culinary Geek [Part 2]

In part one of this series I discussed some of Heston Blumenthal’s approaches to more common dishes. Today we’ll take a look at his more outlandish professional work. Blumenthal made his name with his triple-Michelin star restaurant The Fat Duck, which has been voted the second best in the world (behind El Bulli in Spain.) […]

The Geek Alphabet: From “Away Team” to “Zork”


As a geek, you definitely know your ABCs, but do you know these? From A to Z, “away team” to “zork,” here is [GAS]’s take on the Geek Alphabet. Please note that all pictures featured below were licensed under a “CC” license. We’ve sourced them all at the bottom of this post. All images used […]

Heston Blumenthal: The Culinary Geek [Part 1]

Most lists of “why to date a geek” will make some reference to cookery. And when it comes to geekdom and cookery, Heston Blumenthal is the undisputed king. What makes Blumenthal such a kitchen geek is that he recognizes that cooking is both an art and a science. Indeed, as Philip Harben, one of the […]

12 Formative Nerd Moments

By John R. Smith Guest Blogger A geek’s world is a deep and multi-faceted one. There are so many ways in which a true geek expresses his or her nerdiness, but what about the developing stages in a young geek’s life? Every one of us had to start somewhere. As children, an activity’s nerdiness isn’t […]

James Randi’s fiery takedown of psychic fraud

Legendary skeptic James Randi takes a fatal dose of homeopathic sleeping pills onstage, kicking off a searing 18-minute indictment of irrational beliefs. He throws out a challenge to the world’s psychics: Prove what you do is real, and I’ll give you a million dollars. (No takers yet.)

Pub noise a problem? Put on this helmet!

Have you ever had to shout just to be heard one seat over at a bar or pub? Ever struggled to hear or outright misheard that geek or geekette you’ve been eyeing all night who finally comes up to you to talk? Well, struggle no more. The BBC profiled the work of a design student […]

Obama Drama Over iPad Fad

Could it really be true? Could Barack Obama be less technically competent than his predecessor? If a recent speech by Obama is anything to go by, the answer could be yes. Speaking to the graduating class at Hampton University in Virginia, Obama said: “With iPods and iPads; Xboxes and PlayStations – none of which I […]

Up Close and Personal with One of Google’s Street View Cars

My pal Korben (who runs the most awesome French blog on the web, seriously) recently got his hands on a few close-up shots of a Google Street View vehicle, and when he sent me his link to the shots, I knew some of you guys would be interested in seeing them. Unfortunately, the 360° objective […]

5 Minutes to Untangle 5 Seasons of Lost

Much to my chagrin, I missed the boat for the epic ABC’s television series Lost, and couldn’t understand the few pieces of the episodes I’d seen here and there. I felt like I was watching a Cricket Match with no clue of what was going on or why. Fortunately, My roommate pointed me to the […]

Pirates Arrr Not elected

Nine candidates for Pirate Party UK have failed to repeat the successes of their Swedish counterparts in British elections. The men were standing on a platform of online rights, centered around reforming and updating copyright and patent law, greater privacy rights for citizens in regards to technology, and strong protection for freedom of speech online. […]

Apple Hipsters, Beware: From Hipster to Hippie in 6 Steps

We’re posting this as a friendly warning to all you Apple hipsters out there. Here’s what might happen to you in a few years if you stay on track with your unholy ways. [Via]