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Nerds 2.0 -- Better, Nerdier

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.24.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, many of you may know that I don't tend to change things that are working just fine. You may have noticed this from all the change that's happen...

CBS Loves Geniuses

Rick Rosner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Rick Rosner

CBS has more shows about geniuses than any other network ever -- forensic and detective shows, threat-of-the-week shows, The Big Bang Theory -- at least a dozen programs, dwarfing the number of CBS shows about idiots (Big Brother).

The Greatest Video Game Novel: Revisiting Ready Player One

Steven Petite | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Novels focused around gaming are somewhat of an oddity since they are such a distinct subtype of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

NYCC - Worthy or Not?

Anthony Otero | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
Anthony Otero

Now, NYCC is all glitz, glamor, and cosplay and in the end, all we really wanted was the NY Comic Con to be as big as the San Diego one. So congrats NYCC you made it! You are just as big and impossible to get into as your brethren.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Well, Are You Throwing Away 40 Percent of It?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

I'm not a sports fan. I just don't really get the whole organized, professional sports team thing, the fanaticism, caring who wins what, when, by how ...

20 Years of craigslist: A Reflection by an Old-School Nerd

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Every day I'm reminded that we help people put food on the table and get a job and a place to live. Maybe we have changed the world, seriously. Sure, this isn't the usual approach in Silicon Valley or anywhere else, but I'm a nerd, and a nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.

A Logical Guide to a Romantic Relationship

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Jasmine Jaksic

Anyone who has ever met me would attest to the fact that I am a very logical person. This clearly does not lend itself to highly romantic ideas like "love at first sight". If you are like me, then you can use Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles to guide you!

How Star Trek Deepend My Support for Women in Tech

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

I started as a hardcore nerd whose wish for fairness and equality was deepened by watching Star Trek.

Nerd Masculinity: 'They Won't Give it Up Without a Fight'

Ravishly | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women

It's time for "nerds" to admit the things that make us "nerdy" -- social exclusion, unusual interests, atypical learning development -- don't erase the privileges we also have. That LGBTQ people, people of color, and, yes, women are all vulnerable to those things -- and have to deal with a pile of other issues as well.

La Luna Súper

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 10.12.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

At midnight on Sunday, whoops it's already Monday! we said our goodbyes. Backlit by a spectral Super Moon, our shadows stretched long. Hugs all around, even though most of us had just met, in the dark, in a burned out flat in Angeles National Forest.

Talking on Sunshine; WX GEEKS, the Weather Channel's New Sunday Show

Julia LeStage | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Julia LeStage

All weather talk is good talk as far as I am concerned. It is also human talk. Checking the forecast on multiple platforms is an American pastime, but staying around to discuss the weather on any platform is a different thing altogether.

Dear Progressives, We're Not Doing It Right

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Jamie McGonnigal

When a science fiction convention is more affirming, less body-shaming, more welcoming and less sneering than a conference with 3,000 plus "progressives," we're doing something wrong. I loved Netroots Nation in Detroit this year, but we need to do better as a community.


Josh Stein-Sapir | Posted 09.23.2014 | Media
Josh Stein-Sapir

If a person is going to make an argument or declaration that includes facts or even just an effort to persuade, then they must at least adhere to the lowest common denominator of a written argument to be taken seriously.

Your Unique Amalgam: On the Fluidity of Geekhood

Paul Fidalgo | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Paul Fidalgo

I'm into a whole slew of traditionally-geeky things like Star Trek and Macs and Monty Python and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. But while I check many of the geek boxes, I can't help but feel like the label still doesn't suit me.

No Labels Please

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

I think we need to understand that beneath the different skin colors, hair colors, languages, body sizes, shapes and our thoughts, we are all made the same way. Why, as humans, do we put a label on someone and assume that the person we are labeling is just that?

My Name Is Kyle, and I'm a Nerd

Kyle McMahon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Kyle McMahon

n locking away my inner nerd in some proverbial closet, I denied myself years of pleasure for no other reason than to fit in. Never again will I try and change who I am to fit in with the "cool kids". I'm going to be who I am, unapologetically.

RUN: There Is Now A NERDS Slush At Sonic

Foodbeast | Posted 07.02.2014 | Taste

Heaven exists for NERDS fans.

The Two Sides of Technology

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

There are two sides to every coin, and two versions of every story, so what's the deal with technology? There has always been a running assumption th...

Celebrating A New Definition Of 'Nerd' | Posted 12.29.2013 | Technology

I’ve noticed quite recently that I only surround myself with extraordinarily nerdy people. Perhaps this conjures up an image of a circle of poorl...

Bearing Witness: Shinseki Does Right for Vets

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Sometimes people in Washington do a really good job, but take a lot of crap unfairly. Sometimes it takes a "nerd-in-residence" to start to set the record straight.

Christmas in Who-ville: A Doctor Who Gift Guide for Your Favorite Companion

Aaron Sagers | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

For more handcrafted nerdery, and bonus creepy tree points, head to Etsy for a Weeping Angel tree topper. Just don't Blink when gazing at your decorations, opening your presents... and better not sleep on Christmas Eve either.

My Relentless Pursuit Of 'Cool'

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I believe that some of what follows may be universal, and some of what follows undoubtedly was shaped by my own life experience. I am eternally grateful to have grown up in a loving family in a middle class suburb on the southwest side of Chicago in the 1970s.

Putting Computers in Their Place: Computer Chess and The Nerd Origins of Today's Technopoly

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

You probably haven't heard of Computer Chess. After all, it has no stars in it. What Computer Chess has going for it, though, is that it tells the unvarnished, gawky truth about the early days of this public menace we've come to know as the 'computer.'

Second Guessing San Francisco

Christine Deakers | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Christine Deakers

San Francisco is saved for the particular hearts looking to have it all: a sunny Saturday at Dolores Park, perched on a hill, Instagram-ing your besweatered Frenchie named Monty, as you watch the motivational yogis through your socially-conscious-and-cost-effective-plastic eyewear.

Startups, Marriage, and Other Things I Did After 35

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I started craigslist in the last blush of my youth. Experience counts, folks. I learned a lot in my other roles in other jobs, and I brought that with me to craigslist.