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Radioactive Tennis, anyone?

I'm heading to Chicago this weekend. What science/geeky/historical places should I check out? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on May 25, 2010 - 16 answers

How did Stella get her geekiness back?

How can I stop being so self-conscious about my geekiness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2010 - 32 answers

50 Movies Every Geek Should See

I enjoyed the list 50 Books Every Geek Should Read. If you were to compile a similar list, but for video content, what would be on that list?
posted by Otis on Apr 29, 2010 - 18 answers

A calendar of silly observances

Having once again missed Talk Like a Pirate Day AND Pi Day, help me assemble a full calendar of nerdy observances. [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on Mar 27, 2010 - 47 answers

Hope this hapless girl geek to prep for PAX East!

What should I know before going to PAX East? Specific advice for females and first time con goers especially welcome! [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Mar 9, 2010 - 22 answers

What top 10 techie lists do you know of?

What "top n techie" lists do you know of? I'm specifically after lists of the movers and shakers in the tech scene, rather than the cutest a la Violet Blue, but hottest geek lists are also interesting. I'm not bothered about time frame - I'd like to see lists from top geeks of 2009 to top geeks of all time.
posted by handee on Jan 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Geeky things to do in Paris?

Geek loose in Paris for a week - What to do? [more inside]
posted by mediamelt on Dec 17, 2009 - 9 answers

Tell me what to buy myself for xmas!

What cool tech toy should I buy? My family isn't doing presents this year. Given that, I'm taking the money I would have spent on them (or rather, them on me), and buying myself something fun. Trouble is, I can't figure out what that fun should be... [more inside]
posted by cgg on Dec 14, 2009 - 22 answers

Pseudo-geeks, Google Maps, bus routes and the quest for happiness.

How complicated is it to create a bus map on the Google Maps API? [more inside]
posted by eytanb on Dec 6, 2009 - 5 answers

I'm in need of a (new) hobby!

How do I go about getting back into hobbies, or finding new ones (suggest some)? [more inside]
posted by cofie on Nov 24, 2009 - 15 answers

Party ideas for a geeky gamer's 30th!

My husband is turning 30 next month, and because his birthday typically gets overshadowed by the holidays, I am throwing him a BIG surprise party at our house. I am trying to come up with a loose theme that I can tie into the cake/cupcakes, decorations, and some little scavenger hunt hint cards I am going to leave for him. Some of my ideas have been pretty lame, so I'm turning to the hive mind for ideas! [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Nov 12, 2009 - 9 answers

What's a good bank or credit union in Las Vegas?

Henderson, NV / Las Vegas Filter: What bank or credit union would work best for us? [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Sep 18, 2009 - 2 answers

The Best Automobile Driver's Seat

Which driver's seat. To my surprise, replacement automobile driver's seat -baby -infant didn't google up anything useful. Surely there's a widely-held opinion as to which junkyard car seats are the best! [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Sep 3, 2009 - 20 answers

Gotta dance!

Where can a 300+ pound, 39 year-old geek go dancing in Seattle without feeling *too* self-conscious? [more inside]
posted by mgrichmond on Sep 3, 2009 - 19 answers

Steampunk Lincoln & the Robot Monkey need company

I'm looking for art with a certain geek/nerd aesthetic. So far I like Robot Destruction, Steampunk Lincoln, and various Penny Arcade prints such as this one. My criteria are: [more inside]
posted by braveterry on Aug 24, 2009 - 18 answers

have you ever got the notion that he's just a bat with wings?

MixTapeFilter: I'm looking for songs about fictional characters, particularly ones from geeky fandoms (comic books, video games, etc.) [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Aug 14, 2009 - 46 answers

My Subculture Is Becoming Mainstream, Oh No!

What is a geek? Does the term still have meaning? Recently, I've noticed that large groups of people I'd have never considered to be geeks claim the label as their own, citing interest in things like video games and social networking sites which were once the domain of geeks but have now become entirely mainstream. So, what does it mean to be a geek? If you self-identify as such, why?
posted by signalnine on Aug 10, 2009 - 26 answers

What to see in the Bay Area for a former resident who's lost his way?

Fun/Geeky things for me to do in the Bay Area next week either by myself or with my (retired but adventurous) parents? Details in extended. [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Aug 2, 2009 - 23 answers

If you were travelling the world, what geek tools (software & Hardware) would you take to help on your trip?

If you were travelling the world, what geek tools (software & Hardware) would you take to help on your trip? [more inside]
posted by thelost on Jul 22, 2009 - 16 answers

Gear Porn

Tomorrow, my boyfriend and I will be photographed nude and somewhat covered in electronics (music making equipment and cords). Is there anyway to attach expensive, somewhat heavy mixers and controllers to our bodies? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jul 6, 2009 - 12 answers

We wanna get Down & Nerdy. Now we need music.

Help me come up with opening theme music/sounds for a geek-oriented radio segment. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jun 28, 2009 - 19 answers

Richmond Geeks?

Where can some geeks in Richmond, VA go for a good time? [more inside]
posted by Catbunny on Jun 21, 2009 - 14 answers

DEATHMATCH: Tenori-on Vs Monome

Which is a better musical instrument: the Tenori-on or the Monome? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Where do the nerds hang out in NYC?

I'm looking for some awesome geeky and/or nerdy places to go and things to do in New York City. [more inside]
posted by miskatonic on May 9, 2009 - 27 answers

Nerd Alert in the PDX!

I've read all about where to eat, drink, club, stay, and chill in Portland - now I wanna get my geek on! [more inside]
posted by phredgreen on May 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Weird Geeks 'r Us

I've been tagged with labels like 'weird' or 'geek' since high school. This is usually coming from someone who has no positive frame of reference for something I've said or done. Hey, I'm unusual, no doubt, but I just get tired of hearing this word. What's a good comeback that doesn't leave scorch marks? [more inside]
posted by diode on Mar 27, 2009 - 61 answers

Looking for hands-on, IT-related demo for middle schoolers.

What kind of hands on activity would be good for a group of middle-schoolers interested in a career in IT? [more inside]
posted by buck09 on Mar 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Happy Yb, Dad!

My dad is turning 70 and is a retired professor/scientist. What can I put on his birthday cake to represent 70 in some scientific way? [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Feb 24, 2009 - 22 answers

What should my LED belt buckle say?

What are some clever or entertaining messages I can put on this scrolling LED belt buckle? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Jan 29, 2009 - 84 answers

Make me an internerd.

Help me become a better geek. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Jan 21, 2009 - 45 answers

Enter Sandman

Does anyone know where I can read a copy of The Sandman film script by Roger Avary? [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Jan 15, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I dress like a A.V. Geek?

I want to look like an Audio Visual geek, circa 1955, for New Years. Please help with clothing suggestions. [more inside]
posted by captainsohler on Dec 8, 2008 - 9 answers

How to meet other math and science geeks when you're not in school?

How to meet academic/intellectual/geeky people when you work in a mechanical trade (millwright), and can't feasibly go to college at the moment although you want to badly? [more inside]
posted by tehgeekmeister on Nov 18, 2008 - 17 answers

How to care for my geek husband?

I need help understanding how my hyper-smart geek husband's brain works. I want to give him the understanding he craves but am having a hard time inhabiting his plane. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2008 - 61 answers

Geeky things to see in San Francisco without a car?

I'll be in San Francisco in two weeks (Aug 30-Sep 1). What are some geeky things to see (without a car)? I've already covered the Exploratorium and City Lights several times, but that's the sort of thing my tastes run towards.
posted by dmd on Aug 19, 2008 - 23 answers

Internet Famous Mp3 - Anyone remember it?

Can anyone remember the name of the song, popular on the internet around 1998 or so, if I remember right it centered around a geek and his girlfriend. I only remember the line, "Mulder finally saw his UFO." [more inside]
posted by MrHappyGoLucky on Jul 20, 2008 - 5 answers

help me feed my gas-emitting microb-enriched compost pile

Geeky DIY Homesteading [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Jun 25, 2008 - 11 answers

The Steady-State Question

How far can you travel in a particular state (geographical, not emotional) without leaving it? I was thinking about this the other day when travelling from Asheville to Kitty Hawk, NC, and I realized that it was an amazingly long journey to take all within a relatively small (but long) Eastern state. [more inside]
posted by math on Jun 3, 2008 - 21 answers

What's the difference between a geek, a nerd and a dork?

What's the difference between a geek, a nerd and a dork? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on May 15, 2008 - 43 answers

QuickLook plugin for sqlite?

Is there a QuickLook plugin (for Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" if you didn't follow) to browse sqlite databases? If not, wouldn't that be awesome for Rails and iPhone development!
posted by avocade on May 8, 2008 - 2 answers

MeFi Eye for the Dork Guy

I'm a heavyset, geeky guy with no sense of fashion or style. Can you help me change my look? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Apr 12, 2008 - 32 answers

What to get a geeky male for his 21st birthday?

What to get a geeky male for his 21st birthday? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Apr 9, 2008 - 20 answers

Gay geeks... Are they more than one in a million?

Kinda like the anonymous question a little bit ago, but looking for the geeky gay guys in Phoenix. [more inside]
posted by kzin602 on Mar 30, 2008 - 9 answers

'General Geek' Seeks Employment?

I'm a general geek. I.e. I can do basic HTML, CSS, JScript, PHP, etc. I'm proficient in Photoshop, but by no means an expert. I'm the hardware troubleshooting guy for my family, and a few others (oy). What kind of job am I looking for? There is, of course, more to this... [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Mar 28, 2008 - 19 answers

Large Site Network Infrastructure (Hardware) Examples?

Network admin / geek question: I'm in the process of building a small cluster of servers for my quickly growing wallpaper website, but I've never charted those waters before. I found a nice article on TorrentFreak about Mininova's server setup, and found it quite intriguing. My question is, are there any other big-ish sites like Mininova that are open about their hardware infrastructure? Googling around yielded few results. I'd be interested to see the setup for a site like Digg, MeFi, or Flickr. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by hmaugans on Feb 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Fashion resources for South Asians

What good fashion/style/beauty resources are out there for South Asian (Indian/Bangladeshi/Pakistani) women that aren't all about saris and lenghas? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Hot-blooded, check it and see / got a fever of 312.594444° Kelvin ...

There are gay bars, lesbian bars, and leather bars. Are there "geek bars"? In geek culture, what institution, meeting, or whatever serves the purpose that "meat market" single bars do amongst the non-geeky populace? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Dec 17, 2007 - 50 answers

Mark CF, I love you, but go away :P

What are some good (preferably experience-based) birthday gifts for a 21-year-old Australian programming geek who thinks he's Danish? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Belt for GPS tracking and my tiny laptop

I'm currently waiting for my Eee PC and Mologogo phone (a motorola i415) to arrive. These are items I'd like to carry with me very frequently (essentially always), and I call upon the hivemind to help me figure out the best way to do so. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Nov 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Please help with this simple MS Excel problem!!

MS Excel Problem: CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP? I am a very average PC user having unable to open spreadsheets. I borrowed a copy of MS Office Professional from a friend, but it did not install Excel properly. I no longer have access to those installation CDs. Whenever I try to open a spreadsheet, it prompts me for the CD's. So I bought Excel 97, installed it fine, but still when I try o open a spreadsheet it automatically tries to open it with the XP Professional version... How so I get around this to just use the Excel 97 version now on my computer??
posted by writingjulie on Oct 29, 2007 - 9 answers

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