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The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
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"They say that you’re supposed to stand up to bullies..."

"They say that you’re supposed to stand up to bullies..." | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
humansofnewyork:
“ "They say that you’re supposed to stand up to bullies, but there’s not much you can do when the whole class is like that."
“Why do they make fun of you?
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Nerds know bulling; it may be worse today, but I rejoice in nerds. I love you, fellow nerd.

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The Psychology of Cheating

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People cheat all the time. But why, exactly, do they decide to do it in the first place?


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Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

While this focuses on academic cheating, much of this might apply to relationships too.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:24 PM

While this focuses on academic cheating, much of this might apply to relationships too.

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Riot Grrrl, redux

Riot Grrrl, redux | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

Installation shot: Posters (c. 1991-present) from Riot Grrrl related shows, conventions and meetings internationally.

 

Alien She is a new exhibition that examines the lasting impact of the punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. It’s currently on view at Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before traveling nationally to cities including Philadelphia, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. Below are photos of the exhibition and several of the featured works.

 

The show focuses on seven contemporary artists influenced by Riot Grrrl: Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Tammy Rae Carland, Miranda July, Faythe Levine, Allyson Mitchell, L.J. Roberts and Stephanie Syjuco. Riot Grrrl emerged in the early 1990s and emphasized female and youth empowerment, collaborative organization, creative resistance and DIY ethics. In various ways these artists have incorporated, expanded upon, or reacted to the movement’s ideology, tactics and aesthetics, as seen through several projects from each artist spanning the last 20 years, providing an insight into the development of their creative practices and individual trajectories.


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Of Flapwings & The Queen’s Brigade

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The Hierarchy Of Beards Poster; perfect for gift giving, right? Created by Wondermark; available from TopatoCo.
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Decide Which Kind Of Elf You Are With These Ear Clips

Decide Which Kind Of Elf You Are With These Ear Clips | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
If you claim that you’ve never wanted to have elf ears, I don’t believe you. There’s just something about pointy ears that makes them appealing. Even so, I

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The Science Of A Great Subway Map

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Researchers at an MIT lab have devised a way to determine how well straphangers can comprehend a subway map in a single glance.

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The map is not the territory.

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Flying car concept from Volkswagen - Well Done Stuff

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No matter how much we advance in technology, lengthening lifespans, creating artificial organs, and plastering touchscreens of all sizes on absolutely everything, it won’t feel quite like the “future” until we can fly to work.

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, November 4, 2013 6:21 AM

La voiture volante : un concept car de Volkswagen qui fait rêver...

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World's most stunning libraries captured in new book

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Academic James Campbell visited some of the world's greatest libraries...for his book The Library.


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Sara Rosett's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:40 AM

Is there such a thing as #book tourism? I want to visit all these places. #reading #libraries

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Do You Know Your Ditto From A Mimeograph Machine?

Do You Know Your Ditto From A Mimeograph Machine? | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

“Oh, a Ditto machine — remember that smell?!?” Wifey exclaimed.  She had visions of fuzzy purple-text pages becoming our regular method of correspondence with family and friends, if only for that famous post-printing chemical smell.  Unfortunately, she was close but not quite right: this is a Mimeograph, the teacher’s lounge compatriot of the Ditto machine.

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YouTube Creator Blog: Free Music for Your YouTube Videos

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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, September 27, 2013 8:21 PM

"Any YouTube creator now has access to more than 150 royalty-free instrumental tracks you can use for free, forever, for any creative purpose (not just YouTube videos)."

Steve Miletto's curator insight, October 1, 2013 4:49 PM

Yeah!!! Awesome!

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This is not Victorian

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I recently read an interview from a local celebrity and she claimed that she likes Victorian era stuff. However, upon further reading, she said that she really likes those 18th century stuff including Marie Antoinette and her fashion. And I was like… girl, Marie Antoinette is NOT Victorian. In fact, she was already dead (d.1793) before the Victorian era started (1837-1901).


For further clarifications, I’d suggest you go check out That’s Not Victorian. The blog master’s doing a good job on identifying mislabeled posts :)

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The Mario Brothers Have Been Zombiefied - Zombie Pop

The Mario Brothers Have Been Zombiefied - Zombie Pop | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Original zombie artwork, by digital artist Amanda Dockery.
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I wonder what the Mario music would sound like?

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The Face of Akhenaten (Photoshop Reconstruction)

PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE! http://www.cafepress.com/maludwigworks #Project requested by users/ TigersPrettyBunny, Akhenaten, Lorieellesh, & ArsinoeofEgypt The pha...

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Rebeca BM's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:53 PM

A very well done possibility

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Samsung's Easy-To-Assemble Origami Printer - PSFK

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The Origami printer is a prototype that simplifies the manufacturing process and makes the device more environmentally friendly to dispose of.

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I <3 Robots

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This Shirt.Woot Derby entry deserves your support

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Laura Brown's curator insight, August 9, 2013 3:05 PM

Nice robot. I made some small ones too. They were fun to work on. 

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I Am TOM. I Like to TYPE. Hear That?

I Am TOM. I Like to TYPE. Hear That? | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

For less important doodles in text, the kind that go no farther than your desk or refrigerator door, the tactile pleasure of typing old school is incomparable to what you get from a de rigueur laptop. Computer keyboards make a mousy tappy tap tappy tap like ones you hear in a Starbucks — work may be getting done but it sounds cozy and small, like knitting needles creating a pair of socks. Everything you type on a typewriter sounds grand, the words forming in mini-explosions of SHOOK SHOOK SHOOK. A thank-you note resonates with the same heft as a literary masterpiece.


The sound of typing is one reason to own a vintage manual typewriter — alas, there are only three reasons, and none of them are ease or speed. In addition to sound, there is the sheer physical pleasure of typing; it feels just as good as it sounds, the muscles in your hands control the volume and cadence of the aural assault so that the room echoes with the staccato beat of your synapses.

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By the delightful Tom Hanks

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Have an orgasm instead of doing a crossword, it's better for your brain, says scientist

Have an orgasm instead of doing a crossword, it's better for your brain, says scientist | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Orgasms could be better for our brains than doing a crossword or a Sudoku puzzle, an academic has claimed.

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The Songs Otis Redding Might Have Sung - The Atlantic

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Death came too soon for too many of the 1960s' musical talents, but there's a special tragedy to Otis Redding. When Redding's Beechcraft H18 airplane crashed into Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin on December 10, 1967, the singer and songwriter was only 26 years old; Redding died at a younger age than Jimi Hendrix, than Janis Joplin, than Brian Jones, than Jim Morrison. That fact becomes even more remarkable when we consider how prolific Redding was. He scored his first national hit, "These Arms of Mine," in 1962, at the age of 21, and by the time of his death he had placed 20 more singles into the Billboard charts. In the two years after his passing he would place an additional 10.


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Incredible 500,000-Piece Lego Recreation of Famous World War II Battle

This 24-foot long diorama created by Brickmania, depicts the WWII Battle of Peleliu, complete with a 10-foot long USS LST-325 ship, tanks, Marines, sailors, bunkers, ambulances and supply trucks.
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Army Men Erasers Bravely Fight the War On Error

Army Men Erasers Bravely Fight the War On Error | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

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Deloste's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:36 AM

by Mustard

Laura Brown's comment, July 5, 2013 1:00 PM
I wouldn't want to use them as erasors. I'd rather pose them for photographs.
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The Visual Thinking Landscape

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Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a way to expand your range and capacity by going beyond the linear world of the written word, list and spreadsheet, and entering the non-linear world of complex spacial relationships, networks, maps and diagrams.


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Jasmin Rez's curator insight, July 4, 2013 8:09 PM

Informative Visual Thinking Videos - learn how to filter and apply visual language to communicate multi dimensional - A picure is worth a thousand words"

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Edison cylinder inscribed on a beer-bottle

Edison cylinder inscribed on a beer-bottle | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Mathew sez,



19th Century technology meets 21st Century music over a bottle of beer in the latest extension to the Beck's Record Label project.
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The Evolution of Superman’s Shield

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Rogério Rocha's curator insight, June 12, 2013 9:40 AM

A evolução de um ícone.

Thierry's comment, June 12, 2013 11:39 AM
Chuck Norris et Superman ont fait un bras de fer, le perdant devait mettre son slip par dessus son pantalon.
Thierry's comment, June 12, 2013 11:39 AM
Tu noteras que dans Man of Steel, Superman a gagné, il n'a plus son slip rouge.
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Wait Is Almost Over for New Dr. Horrible, Joss Whedon Says

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Joss Whedon may be the new hardest-working man in show business. The director, who’s about to unleash The Avengers and is putting the finishing touches on his whirlwind production of Much Ado About Nothing, plans to produce a new installment of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog very soon.


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What does a $4,000 vinyl record sound like?

What does a $4,000 vinyl record sound like? | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
You do know that an analog Vinyl Recording has more fidelity and frequency reproduction than anything you are using today right? Best case scenario you are using DAT tape, which I doubt. Worst case scenario you think that ...

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Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.