University of Nottingham's chemistry professor Martyn Poliakoff says that most chemists don't know the atomic number of most elements and that it's a pain to look in the periodic table. That's why alarm clock is his favorite gadget: "The first periodic table that you lets you see an element's atomic number without…
One of the top comments on yesterday's post about a picture of Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen all geared up for the Super Bowl came from NGEFAN, who wrote: "I've never understood the dislike/indifference towards American football and sports in general that people have on here." On that point, I'd like to…
No longer are the terms "nerd" and "geek" used as insults. We have taken them back from those who would mock us, and now wear them with pride. But those who don't remember the past are doomed to repeat it, and thus it is helpful to know what these terms originally meant, and where they came from. If only so we know…
It's 2013. We should all know that there are clear differences between calling something a nerd and calling someone a geek. This is a fact! Slackpropagation created this nifty graph that shows the dividing line on what defines a geek and what defines a nerd. The easiest way to tell the difference? Geeks are fans of a…
Do you identify as a geek or a nerd? Unsure? Perhaps this helpful datavisualization can be of some assistance.
If you're reading this website, you're very probably some sort of geek. Which is totally not a bad thing! The question is, of course, what kind of geek are you? A gadget geek? An Internet geek? Perhaps an Apple Fanboy Geek? Check out this infographic to find out.
If you're proud of your nerdom—and you should be!—these retro-electric Click Watches are the perfect watch for you. It's like having a circuit board on your wrist, a geek flag, a hacking bandana. You. Like. Computers.
If you spend your days doing whatever it is you do in the pixelated world of Minecraft (mining, perhaps?), you might as well bring your obsession into the physical realm with these Minecraft accessories.
I love this. 1.5-inch embroidered badges with Velcro backs to attach to your bag, your jacket or even your computer. They are $6 each, except for the Lose It Or Lose It, which you have to earn the hard way:
N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell Williams blogged that he "couldn't resist a black iPad" on a trip to Parisian store Colette. The black ColorWare iPad (cost? $900!) is his second one, the first robed in a Louis Vuitton case. That's just greedy.
Finally! There's a definition of "dork" that allows me to claim that I don't qualify as one. Although making that claim might've made me fit the criteria. Damn it! [Shoebox Blog]
A professor recently declared "nerd" and "geek" derogatory words, to "be avoided." I agree it should be avoided—but for different reasons.
In the second daily video for his upcoming show, Jimmy Fallon name drops services like Flickr and says he's going to have a laptop at his desk so he can Skype people. I believe him.
First came Pharrell's hip-hop funk group N.E.R.D, then Chamillionaire's Ridin' (Dirty) was appropriated into White n' Nerdy, and now the disparate worlds of hip-hop culture and geekdom have crossed once again, with this poster depicting geek gang signs!
NBC's Chuck, better known as "The Show That Comes On Before Heroes" on Monday nights has just gotten an order for a full season from the network. That is, if the writer's strike ever comes to an end. So what is this show all about? Check out our handy guide to meet the characters and major plot lines, and catch-up…
One thing that Apple has bashed into our heads, what with all of the Mac vs. PC commercials, is that Macs aren't very accepted in the stodgy corporate world.
Any anime nerd worth their weight in Pocky has seen Evangelion, the prototypical brainfrak anime that fans cite when they want to show how much deeper Japanese fare is than, say, Jackie Chan Adventures. Now you can get your own NERV-inspired mouse, complete with NERV leaf, red laser glow and Apple-ish design.
Last week, a reader sent in a photo of Windows Task manager showing off a multiprocessing machine's sixteen gonads. Not bad, pretty cool. In the spirit of one-up-man-ship, I present this: An IBM System x3950 server with eight CPUs, All hyperthreaded Xeons.
The result? Windows goes schitzo seeing 32 separate…