64 Things Every Geek Should Know If you consider yourself a geek, or aspire to the honor of geekhood, here’s an essential checklist of must-have geek skills. The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field.
Response to the NY Times Game of Thrones Review When I sat down tonight I intended to write about my experiences with the Game of Thrones food truck last week and meeting George R. R. Martin. Instead I clicked on a review from The New York Times about Game of Thrones. It sidetracked me. The review by Ginia Bellafante feels like a direct slam against a woman like me. 5 Websites That Are Sure to Be Entertaining (and Extremely Distracting) With the semester coming to an end, and finals starting soon, this time of the year can be stressful. So, what better way to handle your stress, than to avoid all your responsibilities? Check out these websites listed below to provide yourself some quality entertainment when you need a little distraction from your everyday tasks! 1. Freerice.orgThis is a great website to not only distract you from doing work, but give back at the same time!
Greta Christina's Blog This piece was originally published on AlterNet. In a society that reflexively copes with death by using religion, grieving atheists are turning to each other. How do you deal with death -- your own, or that of people you love -- when you don't believe in God or an afterlife? Especially when our culture so commonly handles grief with religion... in ways that are so deeply ingrained, people often aren't aware of it? A new online faith-free grief support group, Grief Beyond Belief, is grappling with that very question.
Listen up, women are telling their story now I have been waiting all my life for what 2014 has brought. It has been a year of feminist insurrection against male violence: a year of mounting refusal to be silent, refusal to let our lives and torments be erased or dismissed. It has not been a harmonious time, but harmony is often purchased by suppressing those with something to say. Top 10 Geek List This is the mother of all top 10 geek lists. We just scoured around and put together a list of all the Top 10 stuff you would find interesting. Starting first with our own Top 10 Geek Movies. Top 10 Geek Movies Top 10 Worst Gadgets 2005
GeekGirlCon I was recently asked to help spread the word about GeekGirlCon. As a geek, a girl, and rabid convention fan, obviously this is right up my alley. Of course, the powers that be then decided to host it in Seattle - a location which couldn't possibly be farther away from me and still remain in the continental U.S. - and I'm really trying not to take that personally. 21 boredom-busting websites that will entertain you forever Bored with the same old websites? Looking for a few new corners of the Internet to get you fired up with enthusiasm? Well, you’re in luck. Here at Ink Tank, we get a kick out of unearthing and then sharing the best of the web, from sites that make you smarter to those that are downright wonderfully weird. So whether you’re looking for silly games or something more useful, we’ve got you covered. To see for yourself check these 21 boredom – just remember eventually you’ll have to go outside again.
In defense of the sanctimonious women's studies set. On Monday night, Donald Trump’s wife Melania touched hearts as she addressed the Republican National Convention, sharing the lessons she learned growing up as a black girl on the South Side of Chicago. As first spotted by journalist Jarrett Hill, Melania’s speech bore more than a passing resemblance to another speech at another convention about eight years ago — Michelle Obama’s 2008 address to the Democratic National Convention. The cribbed portion discussed the values that Michelle and Melania apparently share, including working hard for what you want in life and keeping your word. Read more →