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Where do GamerGaters plan their harassment?

In the next few months we're having a convention. It has the possibility of attracting GamerGate attention. We've talked about the possibility that the panels will be disrupted, but if there's definitely trouble brewing we'd like to know about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2015 - 5 answers

What makes a woman "creepy?"

There's plenty of literature out there about creepy men, "nice guys" and other types of that sort. Where are all the resources for this regarding *women?* Google is only giving me examples like she put [something gross] in my food or she made inappropriate references to getting pregnant. I'm looking for something more subtle. Bonus points if it's aimed toward socially-awkward nerdy types. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Apr 9, 2014 - 23 answers

Comfort bedtime reading for nerds?

Help complete the set: (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, Calvin and Hobbes, ...). [more inside]
posted by pbh on Jan 21, 2014 - 28 answers

Yes, they do need their legs

Maggoty Bread that even an Uruk-Hai would love? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Nov 9, 2012 - 22 answers

What TAL episode is this?

I'm looking for a This American Life episode about a bunch of adolescent geeks/nerds hanging out in NYC. They go around pulling simple scams and social engineering pranks. I tried searching all the titles and descriptions on the TAL website but nothing rings a bell. It might have been a short segment in one of their 3 part episodes
posted by laptolain on Sep 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me help an eleven-year-old find her own normal.

She's not into what she thinks girls her age are "supposed" to be into. How do we show her that what she likes is what's normal, and maybe encourage her to reach out to find the other kids that like that stuff too? Is that what we should be doing? [more inside]
posted by kostia on Jun 11, 2012 - 97 answers

What do do on my anniversary?

Help! My husband and I will unexpectedly be spending our rapidly-approaching anniversary in NYC. We need something romantic (for us) to do. Our original plan turned out to be based on a misunderstanding (We mistakenly thought the Museum of Natural History had a nice restaurant, which would have been perfect...food, wine, and a model of a giant prehistoric frog!), and we are now at a loss. [more inside]
posted by Wylla on Jun 7, 2012 - 16 answers

Like driving an iPhone

What's a good mid-range car for a person who likes shiny electronic gizmos? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Mar 21, 2012 - 11 answers

There's a fratboy in the house of nerds

Please help me wrest an amazing company from the clutches of one overgrown frat boy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 - 23 answers

How do I make RBI into a useful statistic?

Rather than just Runs Batted In, I would like to be able to find out how successful a player is in a given RBI opportunity. Is there a way to discover (for example) what percentage of the time a player drives in the run when there is a runner on third and none out (or one out...or two out). I'm aware of the existence of B-ref, but I wasn't able to figure out how to find this type of data. [more inside]
posted by Carlo on Jun 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Watson! Komdu hingað! Ég þarf þig!

Balto-Slavic, Germanic, Italic: help me select which Indo-European language(s) I should learn next! [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on Feb 28, 2011 - 19 answers

Effect of a small mass at 'near light speed' in atmosphere?

Science of Science Fiction - What happens when a small mass at 'near light speed' enters the atmosphere? [more inside]
posted by anti social order on Feb 14, 2011 - 14 answers

nerd news needed (audio only)

Looking for a great new science-fiction-flavored or otherwise nerd-centric podcast. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Jan 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Fellow literature nerds, help me out here

Yet another reading recommendation request. Fellow literature nerds, help me out here. Specific requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by Lobster Garden on Jul 26, 2010 - 45 answers

Collegedorkfilter: He's acting like he's in love with me, and I feel the same, but he seems to have another girl.

Collegedorkfilter: He's acting like he's in love with me, and I feel the same, but he seems to have another girl. What do I do? Nerdy ass literary references, awkward silences, and lots of hot-wild cuddling action ensue! [more inside]
posted by cheberet on Mar 20, 2010 - 41 answers

hey, music nerds....

What's the best live looping equipment? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Mar 9, 2010 - 7 answers

What the heck do we do now?

Night in San Francisco, now what? [more inside]
posted by Becko on Mar 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Hackintosh + MSI Wind?

Anyone have any recent experience with Hackintosh or OSx86 on the MSI Wind netbook? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Mar 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Why do nerds/geeks like Monty Python so much?

Why do nerds/geeks like Monty Python? [more inside]
posted by ShameSpiral on Jan 19, 2009 - 36 answers

Girls who eat their feelings, girls who don't eat anything...

What movies have high school clique introduction scenes? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Dec 29, 2008 - 33 answers

Pimp My Beholder

Alright, nerds: Help me mod my upcoming D&D campaign. [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen on Nov 5, 2008 - 12 answers

when a kid is shunned

My son, 9, likes math, playing music, computers, video. He's not athletic; he likes Wii Fit better than real sports. He's starting to get shunned by other boys: he seems nice and normal to me but I guess he's a geek to them. What do I do, besides support him in every way I can?
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2008 - 44 answers

"Like the cast of a Fellini movie."

How do I meet other bookish people in New York City? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Aug 15, 2008 - 8 answers

What did pre-Enlightenment geekery look like?

I write software for a living. Assuming this is due to some confluence of skills and interests, what job(s) would I be qualified for if I'd been born in the year 1,000?
posted by sonofslim on Jul 4, 2008 - 20 answers

There are Olympics geeks, yes?

I would like to read some blogs about the Olympics. Can you recommend any? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Jul 3, 2008 - 9 answers


Me and a friend want to play chess on a roller coaster this weekend. In Coney Island. Please help. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on May 16, 2008 - 14 answers

What happens to nerds that strike it big early in their careers?

What happens to rank-and-file tech guys after they strike it rich in a tech boom? Do they keep working? How do they spend their money? Do they waste their lives away? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on May 14, 2008 - 15 answers

Calling all nerds/geeks/dorks and Socially acceptable people

Asking this on behalf of a friend of mine: can you help him out with a quiz that will give him an accurate description of how someone will stand on a DNG/SA scale that he's created--where DNG stands for Dork, Nerd, Geek, and SA stands for Socially Acceptable? (Bear with me for a second, will you?) [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Feb 28, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I turn my best friend into something more?

How do I turn my current best friend into something more? [more inside]
posted by kldickson on Feb 22, 2008 - 50 answers

Help me locate this photo of atmospheric scientists in dorky helmets

I'm trying to find a quality version of this poorly-scanned picture of two atmospheric scientists in zany helmets. My understanding is the photo was somewhere in a 2007 "Discover" magazine, but I can't find it online. At a minimum, a link to the Discover page would be nice, but if I can get a link to the original, that would be superb! BTW: the caption reads "Atmospheric scientists in the 1930s, when their kind proudly donned white lab coats and rigorously designed helmets" Thanks for any help!
posted by mjbraun on Jan 7, 2008 - 3 answers

I (heart) nerds .... in bag form.

Where can I find a new I (heart) nerds purse like this one? [more inside]
posted by cschneid on Jul 15, 2007 - 7 answers

How to deal with a brand-new geek boyfriend?

My new lover is one of those lovely geeks. He’s never had a girlfriend. He has no frame of reference for the odd sexual awkwardness, the occasional times of coolness, the unapologetic want to be alone. I’ve had lovers and know this can be worked through, but he doesn’t. Do any former geeks have advice? [more inside]
posted by goofyfoot on Sep 24, 2006 - 41 answers

Thinking of opening a game store...

Thinking of opening a Gaming store...help...So me and the wife are seriously considering opening a gaming store, (roughly half board/casual type games and half "hobby" type games). I've read a bunch of stuff on opening a retail store in general, including some threads on here, but not much on anything gaming specific. [more inside]
posted by teishu on Jul 31, 2006 - 27 answers

The Knights of Ni. Heh.

What did nerds recite before Monty Python existed? [more inside]
posted by Aknaton on May 9, 2006 - 51 answers

I use to be a superhero

It's time for my boyfriend's birthday and I need clothing advice. [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Apr 23, 2006 - 28 answers

Suggestion for best offline role-playing game?

Suggestion for best offline role-playing game? [more inside]
posted by It ain't over yet on Apr 22, 2006 - 23 answers

When did the cool kids discover computers?

At what point in time did computers go from being something the nerds used to something all the cool kids used? I'm asking specifically about high school age and below. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Mar 17, 2006 - 55 answers

I'm like a cat lady, but with books. Also, not a lady.

How should I organize my personal library? [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Jan 25, 2006 - 50 answers

Crucio Bitch!

Am I wrong for being angry at my friend? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Nov 17, 2005 - 65 answers

Transporters and Death

Do you die when you go through a transporter? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Oct 17, 2005 - 72 answers

I will not be crucified on a cross-compile of gold...

I am having problems with crosstools on OS 10.3.9 - Does anyone have this setup working? Any general advice on crosscompiling on a Mac for ARM is also welcome. [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Jul 14, 2005 - 1 answer

Honor Society? Me?

Should I join Phi Kappa Phi? I recently received some mail informing me of my eligibility for an Honor Society. It costs some money and promises some kind of vague prestige. I'm honestly skeptical, but I'm not against the idea. Any Phi K Phi members here? Did membership seem worth it it?
posted by elwoodwiles on May 1, 2005 - 14 answers

Where to find a geek/nerd/SUPERSMART guy?

So, if it's really true that Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It, where does one find them? [more inside]
posted by INTPLibrarian on Apr 29, 2005 - 64 answers

How can I become a unix super-geek?

How can I become a unix super-geek? [more inside]
posted by timeistight on Feb 10, 2005 - 32 answers

Is SSX3 that much better than SSX Tricky?

Horribly specific somewhat-old videogame question: Is SSX3 on the Playstn2 really that much better than SSX Tricky? Specifically, is SSX Tricky worth keeping for the courses or should I just chunk it in exchange for SSX3. I have come in late to owning a PS2 (just got the new model as a gift) and picked up SSX Tricky, looking for a 1080 fix. But then I find out I have the older version of the game, and that the current installment makes the version I have obsolete. Snowboarding nerds, please advise. I want SSX3 but basically don't know if I should trade in SSX Tricky for it, or keep the older version, too. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Peter H on Nov 17, 2004 - 25 answers

D'oh! He's pining for the fjords!

Is there a way to gently steer someone away from constant Simpsons or Monty Python quoting? [MI] [more inside]
posted by milovoo on Sep 8, 2004 - 33 answers


rent-a-geek: Is there a site/service out there where I can hire someone to do some micro-jobs for me related to running a server? Something like Google Answers but instead of paying someone $10 to find out the history of hemophilia in New Zealand, I would pay someone $10 to fix my WebDav installation, or get mysql working, or some task that would take a Smart Person about 10 minutes of poking around. It's not that I can't figure this stuff out eventually but I am short on time. Such a site would have to have some sort of reputation management, I suppose.

(Geesh, I sound like I'm writing a business plan)
posted by mecran01 on Aug 6, 2004 - 8 answers

Experiences with Nintendo 64 to Gameboy SE adaptor

NERDS, PLEASE ADVISE! ... I have an old (but still treasured) Nintendo 64. I am currently addicted to playing games on my Gameboy SE. A friend tells me you can play Gameboy cartridges on the new Gamecube. I am excited about this, and price a Gamecube with the Gameboy add-on. I find it will be $150 for this. I am only really interested in playing Gameboy cartridges, and not so much interested in Gamecube games. So I have found this gameboy adaptor for the n64, which I can find all over the place for about $30. This sounds awesome, especially since it's $120 cheaper and since I fear that if I upgrade to the gamecube I'll never play the n64 anymore.

My question is: is the gameboy-to-television image as good on this n64 cartridge? Has anyone actually played with this? Or if I'm just interested in playing Gameboy on the t.v. , is the Gamecube worth the money?

Thank you for your time on this most important discussion topic.
posted by Peter H on Jul 23, 2004 - 19 answers

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