GeekLikeMe.net

GeekLikeMe

(home)
Insert quarter. Avoid Klingons.
Collected web clippings, ramblings, and scribblings from me to you.

Monday: August 15, 2011

Ten games that take minutes to learn and a lifetime to master.Ten games that take minutes to learn and a lifetime to master.

While chess is often thought of as a mathematical game, experts say the real contest is often a psychological one, in which players scrutinize one another for subtle cues and tendencies that predict behavior and reveal weaknesses. As Soviet chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky once noted: 'The opponent makes an apparently innocent move, but for some reason or another, he rouses our vigilance and promptly we discover the cunning that is concealed.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 2:10 PM | Tags (6) | howstuffworks | games | minutes | lifetime | master | nerdy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 82 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Research finds that for every minute there are 48 hours of video footage uploaded to YouTube.Research finds that for every minute there are 48 hours of video footage uploaded to YouTube.

Moore also cites the dramatic increase in content as a major reason for the expanded viewership. Forty-eight hours of footage are uploaded to YouTube every minute, adding up to nearly 8 years of content daily. And YouTube isn’t just for the young crowd. Even though YouTube lists its demographic as 18-54 years old, Pew found that nearly one-third of online Americans age 65 and older uses video sharing sites. Parents are also 20 percentage points more likely to have used a video sharing site than non-parents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:04 PM | Tags (9) | 48hours | ars | arstechnica | footage | minute | research | uploaded | watch | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

A review of the Final Fantasy XIII experience, thirty minutes in.A review of the Final Fantasy XIII experience, thirty minutes in.

After reading this quick review I now find myself sitting here staring at my newly purchased copy of of Final Fantasy XIII and asking the box questions I know it can't answer. I'll let you know how this all turns out.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:23 PM | Tags (8) | finalfantasy | gaming | hellforge | linear | minutes | review | rpg | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Cyber Monday brought in a staggering four million shoppers per minute.Cyber Monday brought in a staggering four million shoppers per minute.

Akamai said that its Net Usage Index -- which monitors North American visitors to sites such as American Eagle Outfitters, Overstock.com, QVC.com and eBags.com -- said traffic was up nearly 39% compared to the same time last year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:33 AM | Tags (6) | shopping | cyber | monday | cnnmoney | millions | minute |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

How to write your very own Facebook application in under five minutes.How to write your very own Facebook application in under five minutes.

I'll have to try this one out today so if you see a lame GLM app on Facebook later today don't be surprised. Maybe people would comment more if I integrated directly with Facebook Connect. Yay or nay?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | app | application | development | facebook | labnol | minutes | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Twenty-three movie plots that could have been solved in minutes.Twenty-three movie plots that could have been solved in minutes.

A collection of Photoshop jobs from the readers of Cracked. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 3:34 PM | Tags (6) | funny | movies | cracked | plots | solutions | minutes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Why exactly are there only sixty minutes in an hour?Why exactly are there only sixty minutes in an hour?

Some intersting history lessons within regarding this interesting question.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:19 AM | Tags (5) | time | minutes | hours | science | clock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


1 Last »»