The 17 Types of People You See at Any Nerd Convention

San Diego Comic Con has wrapped up and E3 has been long over, which means two of the biggest "nerd" conventions are gone until next year. That's okay! If you've ever been to a convention like that, no matter how much fun you have or think it will be you'd know that going too often will take years off your life. But… » 7/24/13 1:00am 7/24/13 1:00am

Measuring The Ridiculous Physics Of Disney's Hercules

Two years ago, our friends at the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective applied their usual rigorous statistical scrutiny to a series of basketball movies. We pick up the idea again with this analysis of Hercules, by Anthony Zonfrelli and Dmitri Ilushin. » 7/19/13 4:52pm 7/19/13 4:52pm

What It's Like Inside the Bullshit of a Tech Conference

TechCrunch Disrupt is a tech conference that makes a lot of money for TechCrunch and gives a little bit of attention to tech startups. It's a place where people are overly optimistic, eye-buggingly enthusiastic and entirely removed from reality. A conference for buzzwords that don't mean anything, hollow phrases that… » 5/31/12 3:20pm 5/31/12 3:20pm