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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 Idaho Spud on November 21, 2015 at 11:31am

G Cat, That's interesting.  I had a friend on a movie site who's name was "stenchofpiss".  I never ask him why he chose that repulsive name just in case the question would bother him.  I liked him.  He was funny and we agreed about movie ratings.  He disappeared before the site did.

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 17, 2015 at 3:32pm

Gamers' usernames reveal a lot about their real-world personalities and their ages. "What's in a name? More than you think..." (ScienceDaily)

"Where a player incorporated a profanity or other anti-social expression in their user name, they tended to adopt similar anti-social behaviour in the game environment. Conversely... positive in-game behaviour such as rapid learning, team building or leadership might correlate both with positive usernames and with positive personality traits in the real world.

"...where numbers featured in user names, it often provided an indication of the age of players."

(The study analyzed 500,000 data points from the multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends, including "Honour" and "Report" feedback from other players.)

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Comment by Joseph P on November 16, 2015 at 5:03pm

We got it the day it came out ... well, technically pre-ordered about a month in advance, because of a 24%-off deal through Green Man Gaming.  Pulled up the game at about 12:15, because I was busy with other stuff at midnight.  I'd probably be over level 30 by now, if we hadn't had a house guest from Vietnam who needed stuff from me about 8 hours a day for the past week.

Plus, I lose the gaming machine for about 5 hours each evening, when someone else acquires it for her Fallout 4 playing.  I don't think my 1.4 GHz quad-core laptop with an integrated graphics chipset can handle the game, so I'm having to rely on our gaming desktop, which can handle the game at ultra settings.

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2015 at 2:14pm

Evie also welcome to the group and I am happy to see new members. Glad to have you here.

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2015 at 2:13pm

I hope to get the new Fallout 4 soon -anyone else get the game?

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2015 at 2:13pm

Welcome Jessica and Wayne to the group.

Comment by Joseph P on November 9, 2015 at 11:27am

Anyone getting Fallout 4 tonight?

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 9, 2015 at 11:26am

Unattended Laptops Will Be Upgraded To Windows 10 (sign at Microsoft's MVP Global Summit, Bellevue & Redmond, WA / Most Valuable Professional / Independent Experts. Real World Answers. / #MVPSummit

Comment by Yaakov Litman on October 20, 2015 at 5:03pm

Thanks for the welcome! :-)

Comment by Steph S. on October 20, 2015 at 4:59pm

Yaakov welcome to the group.

 

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