The mad doctor is (temporarily) out.
Five years ago this week, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog
, in three separate acts
. Since then, there has been confirmation of plans for a sequel
dating back to April 2009 -- and July 2011
-- but something always seems to come up
... though Mr. Wheadon did have time to perform live
, singing commentary on his project, which led to the recording of "Commentary" in 2010
, reuniting the cast. Felicia Day, Jed Whedon
, and even Nathan Fillion
seem a little bit less busy, however... welding kid-toting robots and preparing for the zombie apocalypse
posted by markkraft
on Jul 16, 2013 -
"I know the only reason you wear those cargo shorts is to get my attention, okay? I'm not buying it."
Ladies, I'm sure you've noticed them on the Internet: Fake Nerd Boys
-- a brief rant on the impending demise of a proud but beleaguered subculture. (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude
on Jun 14, 2013 -
For generations both societies lived apart from humanity, united in their common experience as outcasts. But as so often happens when downcast but fanatical groups find themselves in the ascendancy, today their factionalism is exposed
and the rivalry has erupted into open conflict
. [more inside]
posted by GhostintheMachine
on Feb 28, 2013 -
Is Everyone on the Spectrum?
"In the nineties, clinicians began reconceptualizing autism from a singular disorder to a cluster of related conditions on a spectrum of severity; as the criteria broadened to encompass less acutely impaired people—such as the more verbal group diagnosed with Asperger’s—prevalence rose dramatically. Before 1980, one in 2,000 children was thought to be autistic. By 2007, the Centers for Disease Control were reporting that one in 152 American children had an autism-spectrum disorder. Two years later, the CDC updated the ratio to one in 110. This past March, the CDC revised the number upward again, to one in 88 (one in 54, if you just count boys, who are five times as likely to have one as girls). A South Korean study from last year put the number even higher, at one in 38. And in New Jersey, according to the latest numbers, an improbable one in 29 boys is on the spectrum."
posted by bookman117
on Nov 8, 2012 -
OMNI Magazine delighted, informed, and even confused geeks of many flavours, and is now available to be downloaded
from the Internet Archive. [previously]
posted by batmonkey
on Nov 1, 2012 -
“...the Platonic nerd is invariably male. The stereotype is flexible to incorporate women and girls on an individual basis, but few people conjure up the image of a woman when they think about nerds
.” Feminist blog Pandagon reviews
two books about nerdiness and geekery, Jason Tocci addresses
the question of why female involvement in geek culture seems to call for a special explanation, and two feminist geeks
set out in search of an egalitarian future.
posted by velvet winter
on Jun 26, 2009 -
Slate Remembers Nerd Camp.
I'd thought all parents everywhere were sending their kids to turn-pro-at-18 camp now, but it seems that CTY is bigger than ever. (Albeit subject to accusations
that the standards have been watered down.)
posted by MattD
on Jul 21, 2006 -
Girls Don't Want to Be Nerds!
You know, women like this are the worst enemies women in IT have. I look around the personal web and see nothing but energetic, creative young women embracing technology - not running from it.
posted by gsh
on May 1, 2001 -
wired does xxx...
getting my daily fix of info, i stumbled on a coedsex.com add delightfully served by doubleclick!
is there something that i don't catch or is it just plain stupid and [perhaps] illegal to serve adds like that on such a big portal?
i don't mean i'm in favor of regulation, but Wired is a [ was a ] very visited portal, and even if kids don't have much to read there, it may be shocking for some people.
Even if the server has snooped my hard drive till it found that videos he may contains, it doesn't mean that the current user is not my 2 years old that had somewhat lit my comp.
if you have a kid that loves to smash the keys of keyboards, and if you don't want him to destroy your neat advanced keyboard, find him a old amstrad CPC.
Heavy, robust and the keys are very clicky and easy to repair.
posted by deboute
on Apr 7, 2000 -