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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.

Members: 186
Latest Activity: Mar 14

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Personal Assistants are Trojan Horses

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Mar 7. 1 Reply

Amazon owns my Echo; I’m just feeding itI found this personal story more disturbing than humorous. It's a dystopian…Continue

Tags: corporate takeover, personal digital assistants

Top Clean Cars and Trucks of 2018

Started by Cane Kostovski. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Feb 10. 4 Replies

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Betcha can't tell what's real

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 12, 2017. 0 Replies

SOCIAL MEDIA FROM AUTOMATED INAUTHENTICITY“Artificial neural networks are advancing rapidly in their ability to…Continue

Tags: phony online content

You have no privacy

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 21, 2017. 2 Replies

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

Open Air Plasma Ring

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 18, 2017. 0 Replies

Engineers Create Stable Plasma Ring in Open AirYou've probably played with a plasma ball.…Continue

Tags: plasma advance

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Comment by Tony Carroll on April 12, 2013 at 9:24pm

I also wonder how fan vids seem better than the movies, sometimes.

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2013 at 5:14pm

Game of Thrones reference

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 11, 2013 at 11:14am

In space, crying doesn't help clear your eyes.

Comment by Steph S. on April 10, 2013 at 11:31pm

Matt welcome to the group!

Comment by Steph S. on April 10, 2013 at 8:07pm

Thanks you for the video Ruth!

Yes, you have a point Spud.

How's everyone doing?

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 10, 2013 at 2:47pm

Yes, GC, it is too bad.  What bothers me the most is the flashing images and quick cuts that a lot of them have.  That disorients me and makes me nauseous.  There are some science shows that I would like to see, but the effect on me is so intense that I have to turn them off.

I also hate the deep bass whooshing sounds that they think they have to put in every few seconds

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 9, 2013 at 11:17pm

Thanks for that video, Ruth!

It's too bad that even producers of factual documentary video feel the need to resort to attention-grabbing tricks such as black-and-white, flashes of inverse brightness, and slowing and stopping time. (I've seen science shows with plenty of "time warp" effects.)

They're abusing our orienting reflex -- just as commercials do.

(Will we become unable to pay attention to the real world, without the after-the-fact "look at me" eye candy common in TV and video?)

Comment by Steph S. on April 9, 2013 at 10:48pm

Comment by Steph S. on April 9, 2013 at 10:44pm

Thank you Ruth!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 9, 2013 at 12:20pm

Building your own hovercraft, for very smooth surfaces.

 

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