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A group for us Geek and Nerds to talk about things we like. Technology, sci-fi, movies, TV, collecting, games, comics, science, etc.

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iPhone 6 plus design defects

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 7. 2 Replies

A Design Defect Is Breaking a Ton of iPhone 6 PlusesThe phones apparently malfunction from "molding themselves to the shape of your rump if left too…Continue

Tags: Touch Disease, iPhone 6

What Be Your Nerd Type?

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. May 16. 59 Replies

http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_be_your_nerd_typeTake the test and see what you get.This is what I am -Science/Math nerd and Gamer/Computer Nerd…Continue

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 17, 2015. 8 Replies

Published on Oct 19, 2015 Watch the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, coming to theaters December 18, 2015.I can't wait to see this movieContinue

Tossing your privacy policies

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Donald L. Engel Sep 25, 2015. 5 Replies

The following companies just betrayed billions of peopleThese companies are lobbying for "hugely unpopular surveillance legislation that's been lambasted by privacy groups and security…Continue

Tags: surveillance, privacy, Cyber Threat Information Sharing, cybersecurity

Unsustainable Bitcoin

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 3, 2015. 2 Replies

... Bitcoin about 5,033 times more energy intensive, per transaction, than VISA... Bitcoin’s power usage per transaction isn’t remotely sustainable as a wholesale replacement for the conventional financial system.... According to my calculation, a…Continue

Tags: transaction costs, sustainability, Bitcoin

The best trailers and talks of San Diego Comic-Con

Started by Steph S. Jul 15, 2015. 0 Replies

San Diego Comic-Con was last week, and our sister site IGN descended upon the…Continue

The Avengers - Age of Ultron

Started by Steph S. Apr 27, 2015. 0 Replies

Here is the website and trailer to the movie coming out May 1, 2015.I am looking forward to seeing this movie.http://marvel.com/movies/movie/193/avengers_age_of_ultron…Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on June 12, 2015 at 10:49am

How a lot of brains need to be rebooted:

[A "Blue Screen Of Death" with the following text] A problem has been detected and your religious privileges have been shut down to prevent damage to humanity. / RELIGIOUS_PRIV_NOT_EQUAL_FAIR_SOCIETY / If this is the first time you've seen this militant secularist screen, restart your thought processes, if this screen appears again, follow these steps: / Check to make sure any indoctrinated irrational beliefs have been properly uninstalled. If these are newly acquired irrational beliefs, ask your religious provider if they have any updates they could install that would give them a less divisive ideology. / If delusions continue, disable or remove government education policies that encourage the segregation of children based on the espoused religion of their parents. Disable sexual neurosis doctrines in the BIOS memory options. De-install the expectation of special privileges associated with the adherence to an obsolete belief system, restart your thought processes and select critical thinking mode. / Technical information / *** STOP: ([shadowed white Latin cross, Celtic cross, Star of David, moon and crescent, yin yang, Om, eightfold path wheel, bomb, skull and crossbones]) *** / Beginning dump of illogical memory / Illogical memory dump complete. / Contact your secularist or humanist support group for further assistance.(click to embiggen)

I don't know the creator of this. H/T to Disqus commenter Doug105 who posted this at Friendly Atheist.

Comment by Joseph P on May 18, 2015 at 9:41pm

I'm not sure.  Someone might be dragging me out to see it, which is how I've been seeing most movies that I've seen in theaters, lately.  I would just wait for DVD/BlueRay release, left to my own devices, since the audio on my home system is usually just as good, and anything in 1080p is more or less indistinguishable from theater, on a decent display.

Comment by Steph S. on May 18, 2015 at 9:09pm

Alex welcome to the group.

Anyone going to see the new Jurassic Park movie when it comes out?

Comment by Joseph P on April 27, 2015 at 4:31pm

I have tickets, if that counts.  I'd invite you to come, but I think the plane ticket might be a little more expensive than the movie ticket.

Comment by Steph S. on April 27, 2015 at 3:55pm

The Avengers movie is coming out in a few weeks - anyone have plans to see this movie?

Comment by Steph S. on April 27, 2015 at 3:54pm

Dulce Rubio welcome to the group.

Comment by Plinius on April 16, 2015 at 12:55am

Thanks Steph!

Comment by Steph S. on April 15, 2015 at 9:19pm

Plinius welcome to the group.

Comment by Joseph P on April 14, 2015 at 3:17pm

Hmm, the volume that various YouTubers output at is definitely inconsistent.  If I'm watching a playlist made up of various, random videos, it can be a pain in the ass balancing it against other audio sources on my computer.  I usually watch YouTube while playing a game of some sort on the other screen, since I have a dual monitor setup on my desktop computer, including the television, so turning the main volume up or down isn't a solution.  Of course usually, I'll be watching a series put out by one YouTuber, for a couple of hours, so the volume will be fairly consistent.

And yeah, I do have my desktop hooked up to the surround sound system, but even on my laptop, with the external speakers I have hooked up or with headphones, I don't have that issue.  Not sure.  Has your hearing just gone that badly?

Do you mean that the videos are too dark, relative to other things on your computer?  I haven't noticed that at all.  Have you used a gamma adjustment tool to adjust the brightness on your monitor or the gamma slider in your video settings?

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2015 at 10:05am

I notice YouTube leaves the audio slider where I put it, for any other video I watch, but only most of the time.  

I usually check the slider on each video I watch because most YouTube videos have a maximum volume that is still too low, whether I use the computer speaker or earphones.

 I've been saying for 20 years that I'm going to connect my computer to my movie system to get as much volume as I want, but it doesn't get done.

Another problem I have with YouTube videos, is many of them are much too dark.

 

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