In what must be an accomplishment worthy of The Gygax himself, this guy found four girls willing to not only play D&D, but brave enough to be filmed while doing so. The fact that they're also willing to dress up as their characters is just icing on the cake. Be sure to check out the teaser video
and learn a little something about courage!
posted by robocop is bleeding
on Oct 19, 2004 -
I stumbled on The Geek Test
today. Very comprehensive (measures more than just technical geekiness). What's your score?
posted by tbc
on May 29, 2004 -
Geekroom contest 2002.
[this is a mirror, the site was recently slashdotted] They say these are the best
geekrooms; to me they seem to fall somewhere between somewhere between quintessential, and epitome-of. Does your computing take over a significant chunk of your space? A room? A nook? What do Mefites' geek lairs look like?
posted by condour75
on Nov 10, 2002 -
II. In the original post, we had a blast exploring odd sites in which people displayed eccentric talents. MOs walk a thin line between genius and madness. These are people with "too much time on their hands." How I envy their crackpot devotion, energy and perfectionism. These are the True Geeks! (Fresh examples inside...)
posted by grumblebee
on Sep 19, 2002 -
Microsoft unleashes Palladium, an intrusive doozy
of a feature involving specially secure AMD/Intel computer chips and cryptology provided by Microsoft. Newsweek's head-bobbing Steven Levy, the first to get the story, remains taciturn
, failing to call into question Microsoft's security sins of the past
. Geeks run scared
while digital rights and GPL concerns
are wholly ignored by the mainstream media. Is this yet another example of a malcontent media that will never possess the balls to actually question a new feature put out by Microsoft? Even Wired
can't seem to read between the lines of a technology that "stemmed from early work by engineers to deliver digital movies that couldn't be pirated."
posted by ed
on Jun 25, 2002 -
If you're an old geek like me, you'll enjoy a nostalgic browse through the collection at OLD-COMPUTERS.COM
. If you're a young geek, you can laugh at all the boxen that we used to think were cutting edge
20 years ago. What system currently in use today will be the Intertec Superbrain
posted by MrBaliHai
on Mar 3, 2002 -
Don't let the URL fool you,
it's completely work safe, and yet oh so naughty
. I wish more sites would do this. It would lead to mass confusion, and last I heard, that's the next big monkey-making trend.
posted by jcterminal
on Feb 2, 2002 -
A pickup bar for geeks.
60 TV cameras on the ceiling can be controlled by bar patrons from stations all over the bar, to snoop on other people. See someone you like? Send 'em an email; and maybe if you hit it off you can walk across the bar and actually talk to them.
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Oct 21, 2001 -
The Rise and Fall of the Geeks -
Three years ago, they had the power to change the world, make a more than decent living and bask on highbrow success - perhaps a justified retribution after many years of world disdain and incomprehension to the geek community. It didn't last... and the article sheds some lights on the probable reasons.
posted by betobeto
on Jun 25, 2001 -
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 -
In a perfect world
, this would be in mass production. In black. With an espresso machine. I'm surprised I haven't heard of this earlier; most good, respectable geeks that I know would most likely kill for one of these.
posted by nickd
on Jan 13, 2001 -
look ma no pocket protector!
-- and no clothes either. i trolled around the site this article refers to for a while and clearly the weirdest thing is that the whole project is essentially a resume. a riot.
posted by subpixel
on Oct 10, 2000 -
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 -
Jon Katz' new book to be made into a movie?
Now this just boggles the mind. I've read Geeks
, and it was an interesting story (to fellow geeks), but I just can't imagine this as a movie. It's non-fiction, so there's little, if any drama happening in any single scene. The screenwriters are going to have a field day with this. I predict that the movie may contain the general points as frames of reference, but everything else will be made up.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 14, 2000 -
Yet another story on geeks having a form of autism.
This one sounds a bit farfetched, it's almost as if someone made up a syndrome for all the classic geek 'symptoms.' I know a lot of geeks with an amazing capacity for empathy, in fact I think geeks understand human suffering more than the average joe because much of their childhood is spent being tormented.
posted by mathowie
on Sep 27, 1999 -