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  1. Wil Wheaton Talks About the Difference Between Nerds and Geeks (Spoiler Alert: There Isn’t One)

    This calls for dancing and capes!

    In an recent interview with GQ, nerd superstar and host of The Wil Wheaton Project Wil Wheaton (gee, I wonder where they got the name of his show from?) had some really excellent things to say about what it means to be a geek. Or a nerd. Whatever puts your starship into hyperdrive, I guess.

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  2. The Navy’s New eReader Is A NeRD, Has The Kind Of Titles You Would Expect

    The military is so good at acronyms. IMO.

    iPads and Nooks aren't allowed in the Navy--the relatively small eReaders take up too much space and their Wi-Fi could leave vessels vulnerable to security threats. Thankfully for seafaring bookworms, a press release today announced the release of the Navy eReader Device, or NeRD. Just don't get it wet!

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  3. The SOPA Hearing is Positively Infuriating, Here's Why

    A hearing concerning proposed amendments to the widely-feared SOPA bill is going on right now. It's being streamed on Keep The Web Open and you should take a listen; it's almost as heartening as it is infuriating. As you might expect, there's a lot of back and forth, and it goes a little something like this:

    Representative1: SOPA is actually counterproductive, will encourage piracy, and severely hamper free speech. Representative2: Well I'm not a nerd, but I disagree.
    It's kind of staggering how often the discussion turns to who the "nerds" are, whether or not they understand what they're talking about. It's also kind of staggering how often the representatives who assert that they aren't nerds use this fact as a way to support their statement, backhandedly suggesting that the nerds are nerds and don't really know how real things work. Like the Internet for instance. The Internet. And yes, they are literally saying "nerd." A lot.

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