My girlfriend has Asperger's syndrome, and while I have no official diagnosis, I am a bit of a geek. We would like to have children at some point in the future. Will our children be at risk of more-serious autistic spectrum disorders because of our own less-serious "conditions"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 26, 2007 -
I've got a bunch of HP DC7100 SFF Pentium 4 computers sitting on a table at work, left over from people who have migrated to using laptops as their primary workstations. Any ideas for cool stuff I could do with them? [more inside]
posted by lifeless
on Mar 19, 2007 -
How do I wish my programming-geek boyfriend "Happy Birthday" and tell him "I love you" using computing code? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jan 23, 2007 -
How do I configure Gnome (on Fedora Core 5, if it matters) and X11 to act like OSX with respect to keyboard input? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR
on Oct 21, 2006 -
Any X-Men experts hereabouts? What would you recommend as a starting point for someone who enjoyed the movies and the animated series from the early 90s and now would like to go back and actually read the original comic books? Are there any omnibus-type volumes that would help bring a new reader up to speed?
posted by John Smallberries
on Oct 19, 2006 -
I'm scheduled to be in Cambridge, MA from August 1-4 for a training class, and I'm looking for geek/tech-oriented ways to pass my downtime. [more inside]
posted by sysinfo
on Jul 16, 2006 -
I've come up with the one geek/holiday-related T-shirt idea to rule them all. Its will just be plain text on a black t-shirt, not unlike the thinkgeek.com shirts. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Jul 14, 2006 -
Tattoo planning: I'm looking for related symbols (by meaning, not appearance) of the lemniscate, enso, ouroboros, and apparently whatever the symbol between the buddha's eyes
is called. [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70
on Jan 11, 2006 -
Looking for Chicago geek group activities/social events that’ll get me out of the house. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Nov 29, 2005 -
Help me find the world's best men's pants. Something for all occasions, with style and functionality.
posted by tiamat
on Nov 26, 2005 -
Holidays are approaching...what would be the essential geek multi-tool for working around computers and other office related repairing? Is it a specific type of Leatherman? The Swiss Army Cybertool? Or something completely different?
posted by boost ventilator
on Nov 13, 2005 -
Is there a single word to describe a fascination with things that are new for the sake of being new? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Nov 6, 2005 -
In the book _Cryptonomicon_, the author's generated emails from Randy Waterhouse, a main character of the book, contain GPS information which refers to a "Nearest Geographical Feature". This mythical NGF seems to work worldwide. How would you practically implement such a feature using today's technology - are there any free datasets that would do the job? Having just purchased a GPS receiver I am very interested in locating data sets that can accomplish a similar set of functionality.
posted by arimathea
on Apr 28, 2005 -
I'm going to be in San Francisco for a conference from 3/14-->3/18, but sadly not the emerging technology conference. Anyway, I was wondering if there is anything like Japan's Akihabara--some sort of dense flea market with strange gadgets and such, that I might visit.
Any sort of robot-themed "performance" involving flammable materials would be cool too, but I've heard that Survival Research Labs isn't allowed to play in the city any longer.
In short, what would be some cool geeky/techy things to do while there that might not be available elsewhere and won't land me in jail? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Mar 10, 2005 -
How do they create book indexes? I have a friend who's a grad student, and she needs to create an index for her hundred page scientific thesis. Is there any easy way to do it in MS Word, or another software product -- something that a non-geek could churn and burn with in a couple of hours?
posted by SpecialK
on Jan 22, 2004 -