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Three arguments against the singularity - Charlie's Diary

2011 Jul 1, 10:09"I periodically get email from folks who, having read "Accelerando", assume I am some kind of fire-breathing extropian zealot who believes in the imminence of the singularity, the uploading of the libertarians, and the rapture of the nerds. I find this mildly distressing, and so I think it's time to set the record straight and say what I really think. Short version: Santa Claus doesn't exist."PermalinkCommentsscifi singularity charles-stross future fiction

Drumline Meets Revenge of the Nerds - CollegeHumor video

2008 Sep 26, 10:34"Drumline Meets Revenge of the Nerds. UC Berkeley's Marching band is still only 16-bit."PermalinkCommentshumor video drumline berkley videogame nintendo

Tor.com / Science fiction and fantasy / Blog posts / The Singularity Problem and Non-Problem

2008 Jul 22, 1:43Just for this quote: "Since then, the Singularity has come to be an object of almost religious faith in some quarters. In The Cassini Division, Ken MacLeod has a character call it "the Rapture for nerds," and that's just how I see it."PermalinkCommentssingularity scifi blog tor quote

Saul and Ciera's Wedding

2008 Apr 26, 11:45

Saul IncredulousLast weekend while Sarah was up in Canada for a spa weekend with her sister and her sister's other bridesmaids, I went to Saul and Ciera's wedding in Three Rivers, California near Sequoia National Park. I flew into Fresno picked up a rental car and my GPS device navigated me to a restaurant with the wedding location no where in sight. "No problem," I thought, "I'll just call someone with an Internet connection and..." I had no cell reception. What did people do before GPS, Internet, and cell phones?

Saul and Ciera's Wedding CakeA waitress in the restaurant pointed me down the road a bit to the wedding location which was outside overlooking a river. Their wedding cake was made up like a mountain with two backpacks at the top and rope hanging down. Ciera's father married them and the ceremony was lovely. The music after included Code Monkey to which all the nerds were forced to get up and awkwardly dance.

Vlad plays with KatieBesides getting to see Ciera and Saul who I hadn't seen in quite a while, I got to see Daniil and Val, Vlad, and Nathaniel. Since last I saw Daniil and Val they had a child, Katie who is very cute and in whom I can see a lot of family resemblance. The always hilarious Vlad, Daniil's brother, was there as well with his wife who I got to meet. Nathaniel, my manager from Vizolutions was there and I don't know if I've seen him since I moved to Washington. It was fun to see him and meet his girlfriend who was kind enough to donate her extra male to male mini-phono cord so I could listen to my Zune in the rental car stereo on the drive back.

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A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope

2007 Jan 22, 7:06Essay putting Chewie and R2D2 as key figures of the Rebel Alliance. Reconsidering ep 4 in light of 1-3. Its easy to put words in the mouth of the characters we can't understand.PermalinkCommentsstarwars movies analysis humor essay article nerd nerds scifi

All Too Flat : Pranks

2006 Jul 31, 1:11PermalinkCommentshumor prank pranks nerds

Main Page - Memory Alpha

2005 Sep 4, 3:24Star Trek EncyclopediaPermalinkCommentsencyclopedia reference scifi startrek tv nerds search

Why I Will Never Have a Girlfriend

2005 Aug 1, 11:10Why some guy will never have a girlfriendPermalinkCommentshumor math web nerds

MathWorld

2005 Apr 16, 8:36An encyclopedia of math definitionsPermalinkCommentsmath reference search nerds encyclopedia

Proposal to encode Tengwar in Plane 1 of ISO/IEC 10646-2

2005 Apr 9, 8:32Proposal to add Tengwar the Elvish alphabet to UnicodePermalinkCommentsunicode humor nerds

Proposal to encode Klingon in Plane 1 of ISO/IEC 10646-2

2005 Apr 3, 6:54PermalinkCommentsunicode humor nerds tv startrek

Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters

2005 Mar 27, 6:25SlashdotPermalinkCommentsslashdot news nerds monthly
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