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Thousands believe in religion based off the Star Wars franchise

Thousands believe in religion based off the Star Wars franchise | All Geeks | Scoop.it
Jediism is a growing religion which, according to the census, is the seventh-largest religion in the UK and an estimated 5,000 members in the U.S.
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Researcher Says Lego Minifigs Aren't as Happy as 25 Years Ago

Researcher Says Lego Minifigs Aren't as Happy as 25 Years Ago | All Geeks | Scoop.it

University of Canterbury's researcher Christopher Bartneck has made an obvious discovery: Lego minifigs are not as happy now as they were 25 years ago, when all their iconic, cleanly designed faces were happy. Now they are mostly a mess—including facial expressions of anger, doubt, sadness or fear.

I hate the minifigs with different expressions. Not only they are terrible drawings, but their faces have an inescapable meaning. They are angry or fearful or doubtful or sad or whatever other human expression they try to portrait. There's no way around that—they are fixed, they can't be changed. They can't be mentally erased. An angry minifig will always be an angry minifig. Poor minifig—cheer up, you stupid little thing.

On the other hand, the classic face allowed kids to imagine anything they wanted. It didn't matter the face was always "smiling" because, by being common to all minifigs, it was perceived as the generic, neutral state. It was an icon for "face goes here, imagine anything you want." And so we did—or at least I did! The classic minifig face is beautifully simple, devoid of any noise—it's an extremely powerful design. So powerful that it became the popular icon that it is today.

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Warner Brothers Is Being Sued For Using Nyan Cat Without Permission

Warner Brothers Is Being Sued For Using Nyan Cat Without Permission | All Geeks | Scoop.it

Warner Brothers—a company all too keen to leap on anybody infringing its copyright—is being sued for unauthorized use of the Nyan Cat meme. Oops.

Ars Technica reports that Warner Brothers is facing a legal battle because the Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat memes were used in a video game called Scribblenauts, published by WB Games. The two memes features as characters on the Nintendo DS game.

While the two viral videos were made by separate parties, their creators teamed up to sue Warner Brothers and 5th Cell, the developers of the game. They argue that the accused "have used 'Nyan Cat' and 'Keyboard Cat,' even identifying them by name, to promote and market their games, all without plaintiffs' permission and without any compensation to plaintiffs."

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Twitter's Bird Logo Was Inspired By a Middle Finger

Twitter's Bird Logo Was Inspired By a Middle Finger | All Geeks | Scoop.it
When Twitter rebranded its old fat whale of a bird logo into the svelte upward jumping bird logo it is now, it went through a lot of early concepts to get the angle of the bird jusssst right.
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Are You Geek or Nerd?

Are You Geek or Nerd? | All Geeks | Scoop.it
Apparently, 17% of Americans self-identify as geeks: do you?I used to think that the words 'geek' and 'nerd' were synonymous, but colored su...
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Crytek's Gface hits beta, wants you to stream your games, life

Crytek's Gface hits beta, wants you to stream your games, life | All Geeks | Scoop.it
Facebook games just not doing it for you anymore? Than put on your gameface -- or log into it, rather.
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What is your slavery footprint ? A new app can tell you.

What is your slavery footprint ? A new app can tell you. | All Geeks | Scoop.it

Two months after the Apple iTunes App Store banned “Phone Story,” a game that exposed the ugly side of smartphone production, a new app and an online calculator reveal how much of a user’s lifestyle runs on forced labor...

(http://www.slaveryfootprint.org/)

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Give Geeks a Chance

Give Geeks a Chance | All Geeks | Scoop.it

Not every person that calls themselves a Nerd or a Geek has been an outcast. We weren’t all the last one picked for the team in gym or the only one without a date to the big dance. We didn’t all wear thick black glasses held together with tape, or play video games, or read comics, or play DnD. But, for most of us, there has been a moment when we didn’t quite fit in with everyone else.

It might have happened during a show of enthusiasm for something we love. Plenty of people like Star Wars, but get too excited, chatter too much about how you and your friends cheered when the opening credits rolled, and you’ve outed yourself as a geek. Adults will give you a funny look then quickly check themselves (as you check your enthusiasm) and move on to a safer topic. Kids, well, we all know how unkind kids can be to one another.

I’ve learned to ignore the funny look when it’s cast in my direction. Go ahead and laugh as I wax poetic about the Millennium Falcon or the crush I had on Dirk Benedict when he was Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica. Roll your eyes when I say my favorite toys were action figures, especially the Spock with a little button on his back that made his fingers split into the Vulcan greeting.

Popeye had it right. I am what I am....

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What Is an RPG?

What Is an RPG? | All Geeks | Scoop.it

The Diplomatic District of Kabul, Afghanistan is under attackright now. Reports are that the area—including the US Embassy— is taking heavy RPG fire. But what is an RPG, exactly?

 

RPG stands for Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher…

 

RPGs are weapons primarily intended to combat tanks. They consist of a warheads attached to rocket motors, which are ignited and discharged from a launcher tube. They're also effective against armored personnel carriers, aircraft (if you've got particularly good aim), and basically anything that's too well-protected for dinky little bullets...

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Satiregram Is the Only Instagram Account You Need to Follow

Satiregram Is the Only Instagram Account You Need to Follow | All Geeks | Scoop.it
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:30 PM

So clever, I'm jealous.

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Infographic : Google Graveyard

Infographic : Google Graveyard | All Geeks | Scoop.it
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Regular Dad vs Geek Dad

Regular Dad vs Geek Dad | All Geeks | Scoop.it
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Superhero Facebook “Like” Icons

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claudia segura's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:15 PM

CON QUE LO RELACIONAS?

Van K Bazaldua's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:44 AM

Y tú cómo das like?

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Geek Pride Day Survey 2012

Geek Pride Day Survey 2012 | All Geeks | Scoop.it

The glorious 25 May is once again upon us, towels are being folded correctly and thousands of voices are suddenly crying out in pain as they discover another little tweak to a certain film that was first released 35 years ago today. If that isn’t enough for you to celebrate, today is also once again Geek Pride Day. Last year IT recruitment agency Modis commissioned a survey of 1,000 Americans on their opinions around the term geek, and they’ve run it again this year to see how things have changed...

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This is what women in superhero comics should be

This is what women in superhero comics should be | All Geeks | Scoop.it

Devoted to images that epitomize the positive way women in superhero comics should be portrayed. Also thoughts about what the positive portrayl of women should entail...

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The History of Social Media

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