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Geek & Nerd Haven

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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Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Monday. 1 Reply

HOW PETER THIEL’S PALANTIR HELPED THE NSA SPY ON THE WHOLE WORLDYou'll be floored by the imbalance of information…Continue

Tags: Peter Thiel, surveillance, XKEYSCORE, Plantair

Your TV is getting creepy

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 10. 1 Reply

They Can Hear You Now: Verizon Patent Could Listen In On CustomersYour TV will listen to your conversations with…Continue

Tags: corporate intrusion, TV stalking users

Zombie Slot Machine

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller May 14. 2 Replies

Tristan Harris shows that using your smart phone is as addictive as playing a slot machine.How…Continue

Tags: app design, mind manipulation

Beyond fake news, bot networks, and trolls - to automated behavior manipulation

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 1. 4 Replies

The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda MachineCambridge Analytica, a new automated propaganda machine poised to manage White House digital…Continue

Tags: weaponized AI propaganda machine

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Comment by Joseph P on January 4, 2015 at 8:11am

I caught it for the first time, a week or two ago, myself.  Very light on the story-line, and there were plot-holes like crazy, but it was fun enough that I can overlook those.

Comment by Steph S. on January 3, 2015 at 9:09pm

I loved Guardians of the Galaxy.

Anyone see any movies over the holidays?

Comment by sk8eycat on November 16, 2014 at 10:45pm

I forgot to mention that I am also a brass (marchiing) band fan....all my HS friends were in the band (well, 3 of my best friends were majorettes), so I learned to play the bass drum so I could go to the games on the band bus.

I love hearing the bands in the Rose Parade, and get snotty when Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards talk through/over the music.  (Otherwise I like Stephanie Edwards a LOT; she and her husband adopted 2 cats from the Cat Hotel when I was working there, and sent photos of them as they grew into lovely felines.  They are my Pumpkin's cousins.)

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 16, 2014 at 9:10pm

Meow! I also enjoy SF (and think that the Sci-Fi Channel's new name of "SyFy" accurately reflects its dumbing down).

Possibly of interest to some folks here: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality -- what if Petunia married an Oxford biochemistry professor, and young Harry was a prodigy who grew up in a book-filled home learning science and reading SF... only to discover at age 11 that science's description of the universe was stunningly incomplete....

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5782108/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_Methods...

(nicely formatted mirror and many extras at http://hpmor.com/ )

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2014 at 7:07pm

Welcome to the group sk8eycat. Glad to have you here.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 15, 2014 at 7:33pm

I don't know exactly what kind of nerd I am, I just know I am one.  I read SF ("sci-fi" is a dirty word!), fantasy, and some mysteries, love classical ballet, the way figure skating was before it became a jumping contest, and science.

Comment by Steph S. on November 8, 2014 at 4:26pm

Nick welcome to the group. So glad you are all here.

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 5, 2014 at 7:54pm

Why band nerds are great:

(via cheezburger) [Sousaphone players' lightsaber battle]

Comment by Steph S. on November 5, 2014 at 4:45pm

That is cool Spud - I like it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 30, 2014 at 3:43pm

 

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