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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.

Location: Austin, TX
Members: 170
Latest Activity: Jun 29

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Meet a Device That Tells You What's in Your Food

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 20. 4 Replies

Consumer Physics is trying to Kickstart a new high-tech device that will scan your food, plants, and medicine and tell you about every chemical in them! Tara explains how it works, and how you can get one.…Continue

Why Is the Web Fascinated With Hamsters Eating Burritos?

Started by Steph S. May 1. 0 Replies

Article features the hamster eating the burrito. It is fun to watch.It does not take much to captivate the Internet audience. In the latest instance of this, the only things involved are a hamster and mini burritos.Comedy group…Continue

What is your alignment?

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Apr 3. 37 Replies

This is an idea I got from Dungeons and Dragons. But I was wondering what alignment you are.Here is an online alignment test.http://www.youthink.com/quiz.cfm?obj_id=3215…Continue

Walking Dead Survival Test -- personality quiz

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Apr 3. 1 Reply

This is a fun test to take to determine what type of survival personality you have. Really fun for fans of the show and comic book! My results were Alpha "Male" -- see what results you get.…Continue

Geek Answers: What is stealth technology and how does it work?

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 7. 1 Reply

Stealth technology takes a lot of forms. The word can refer to all kinds of…Continue

Make Up to foil face recognition

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 24. 1 Reply

Make Up Tips to Make Your Face Illegible to Computers"... all you need is some tape, scissors, eyeshadow and something…Continue

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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.

Comment by Steph S. on April 7, 2013 at 10:37pm

Cool thanks Ruth!

I agree with you Grinning Cat - I miss Douglas Adams too.

Comment by Steph S. on April 7, 2013 at 10:37pm

VikingDon welcome to the group!

Looks like I am behind here.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 5, 2013 at 11:07pm

Heh! As long as we're not delayed momentarily waiting for a shipment of lemon-scented napkins....

(I still miss Douglas Adams!)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 5, 2013 at 10:58pm

 

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