Welcome to the (Functional) Future

On September 1, 2011, in Carrie Cuinn, Tech Nerd, by CarrieCuinn

I love living in the future. I get woken up in the morning by my hand-held personal computer / communications device, which is programmed to notify me via sound and vibration at the exact moment I want to be awake. Without getting out of bed I can slide my finger across the touch-sensitive screen, and […]

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Nerd News Roundup for June 30, 2010

On June 30, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy AirlockAlpha: ‘Stargate: Universe’ Will Get Darker, Tougher io9: 4 new Predators clips set up the other-worldly alien battle SciFi Wire: Andy Serkis to play rebellious chimp Caesar in Planet of the Apes SfSignal: SF Tidbits for 6/30/10 Tor.com: Review -Don’t you forget about me: being a review of Jonathan […]

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Nerd News Roundup for June 29, 2010

On June 29, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy LA Times: ‘Android Karenina’ writer says Tolstoy might not like remake: ‘He seems to have taken himself very seriously.’ Grasping for the Wind: Book Review: Infinite Realities by R. L. Copple Pyr-O-Mania: Pyr Comes to the Nook (and B&N eReader) Pyr-O-Mania: Upcoming Author Appearances SfSignal: Trailer: Space Battleship Yamato […]

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Nerd News Roundup-May 15 2010

On May 15, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News…mega massive news day… Episode 9 of the podcast is live – featuring Aidan Moher. Scifi & Fantasy Scifi Wire: 6 amazing sci-fi TV shows ruined by their freaky finales SfSignal: Voice Of The Fans: Which Book Series Do You Want To End? Grasping for the Wind: Essay: 11 Novels of Science Fiction […]

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Episode 007

On April 30, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

007 The Functional Nerds In the seventh episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio are joined by the second recruit in the 3rd Nerd Army: Clifton Hill! Together, we venture forth to discuss such varied and diverse topics as: Hulu’s new subscription service, Yahoo’s new movie rental service, #boobquake, torturing the 3rd […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 22, 2010

On April 22, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

I’m back! Sorry for the absence – technical firewall issues!  All fixed now! Nerd Worthy News Scifi & Fantasy i09: Cameron’s Next Project May Not Be Avatar 2 Or Battle Angel SFSignal.com Book Cover Smackdown! ‘Ender’s Game’ vs. ‘Crossovers 2′ vs. ‘The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard’ SF Tidbits for 4/22/10 MIND MELD: What […]

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Nerd News Round Up-April 19, 2010

On April 19, 2010, in News, by Patrick Hester

Nerd Worthy News Took the weekend off to do some writing – here’s today’s news… Scifi & Fantasy SFSignal.com: SF Tidbits for 4/19/10 i09: The Amount Of Free Scifi TV On Hulu Is Mind-Boggling SciFi Wire: Sexy new pics from Fringe’s ‘noir’ musical episode! Airlock Alpha: (Paraphrasing) SyFy finishes flipping off fans by putting wrestling […]

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Episode 005

On April 16, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

005 The Functional Nerds In the fifth episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about all things musical and technological – together at last in a single topic!  This week we chat about: USB mics, podcasting mics, John’s new song, Neal Stephenson, The Baroque Cycle, Quicksilver, 1666, recording & the recording […]

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Episode 002

On March 26, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

002 The Functional Nerds In the second episode of The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat about the New Jersey school system and music in schools, about: piracy and digital copyrights, creative commons, Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’, how John is really ‘just a music nerd’ (cause he’s married! to a -girl-!), Don Tapscott, […]

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