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Two Geeks And A Podcast #Seven – Two Geeks At The Fair

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Two Geeks And A Podcast #Seven – Two Geeks At The Fair

Greetings glorious Geeks! On this weeks podcast Ashley and Anthony take off to the annual San Diego County Fair to see what kind of geeky trouble they could find. While among the fried foods, rickety rides, and blazing heat the podcasting couple throw down an epic challenge over carnival games that Anthony swears are rigged! Listen in as they dabble in the finest foods that the fair has to offer all while wishing all the geeky Dads out there a wonderful Father’s Day.

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Geeky Gift Guide

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Geeky Gift Guide

Christmas is drawing near and those of us who didn’t do ALL of our holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday may still be looking for gift ideas for others, and of course ourselves. From Treks to Wars, Rings to Thrones, and Bats to Spiders we’ve found some of the coolest geeky gift ideas you could give or receive this year. You’ll want to jump on these items right away though as they’re sure to sell out before the Holiday’s end!

Happy Hunting!

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No Offense: Console Gamers Should Care About Graphics

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No Offense: Console Gamers Should Care About Graphics

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are now less than a week away form the beginning of the next generation of console gaming. The PS4 shall arrive on shelves this Friday, November 15th, with the Xbox ONE following close behind on the 22nd.

With next generation consoles looming on the horizon, it’s about time we had an honest discussion about next generation graphics, and the differences seen between the PS4, Xbox ONE, and PC.

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Meet Professor Elemental

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Meet Professor Elemental

Greetings Ladies & Gents!

Out in the wonderful world of amazement and geekery there stands a man traveling against the current in a steamship of rhymes driven by an ape in spats.  From the land of tea and fog chap-hop superstar Professor Elemental has traveled the world bringing his unique brand of adventure and fun.  This year while at Comic-Con we were lucky enough to spend some time with the good Professor to talk about time travel, steampunk hip-hop, and Issue #2 of the misadventures of his own comic.

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Wacom adds Pressure to the iPad Stylus competition

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Wacom adds Pressure to the iPad Stylus competition

The world of digital art is ever changing; it seems once you have a handle on technology, you’d best be prepared for some frequent changes. The tablet market is shaking things up in the realm of computers, and I dreamed that one day that Wacom would throw its hat into the ring with a stylus for the iPad  – and that fantastic Wacom pressure sensitivity.

Let’s just say dreams do come true.

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Dinner is Coming – A Song of Sugar and Spice

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Dinner is Coming – A Song of Sugar and Spice

If you’re anything like me, you took a little extra time while reading George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire to visualize the passages in which he describes the foods of his world. He pays special attention to describing the meals in loving detail, encouraging my inner fatty to fantasize about shoveling all of that food into my face while sitting next to some of my favorite characters from the books.

Apparently Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer felt the same way, as they set out to recreate the meals described by Martin throughout the novels. The resulting cookbook, A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook, is quite delightful.

These ladies really did their research, converting original medieval recipes to accommodate the modern kitchen. The cookbook itself is organized by the geographical regions in Martin’s world, from as far North as the Wall, South to Dorne, and even across the Narrow Sea to Meereen and Tyrosh.  Where possible, the authors include the original medieval recipe as well as suggested pairings with other recipes to create delicious, authentic meals. I also plan on actually eating all of them – even the Honey Spiced Locusts and Fiery Dornish Rattlesnake.

I will be quite honest and include both opinions of these dishes’ taste and those of whomever I can find to eat these dishes with me. Chelsea and Sariann also have their own blog where you can find some of the recipes they are working on. They also give commentary and pointers on their recipes. I would like to do something along those lines, but you will be receiving advice and commentary from a complete, self-confessed amateur.

Oftentimes when I read a recipe, I find myself wanting a slightly “simpler” explanation of what is going on – the chef who wrote the recipe obviously knows what they are doing, but I don’t always know what they mean! Hopefully knowing that someone out there is picking up this cookbook for the first time, and learning to cook these dishes for the first time will encourage you to buy the cookbook and try it out for yourself!

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To the NRA, imaginary bullets are deadlier than real bullets

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To the NRA, imaginary bullets are deadlier than real bullets

The Sandy Hook school shootings may have triggered a storm of political fervor for gun control laws, but there are those who are determined to distract us with tried-and-true diversions – most notably, blaming everything except for the ability to take human life.

It began, once again, with NRA head Wayne LaPierre’s by-now infamous statement last month: “There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and sows violence against its own people. Through vicious violent video games, with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse. And here’s one: It’s called Kindergarten Killers. It’s been online for 10 years. How come my research staff can find it, and all yours couldn’t, or didn’t want anyone to know you’ve found it?”

The next salvo came in a CNN interview with Tennesee representative Marsha Blackburn claiming to be “shocked” by the level of violence in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. And last week, Vice President Joe Biden held a meeting with representatives and researchers of the video game industry as part of his ongoing campaign to reduce gun violence in the United States. Even the representatives of the International Game Developers Association admitted responsibilities to help curb gun violence, though they persistently (and rightfully so, given the contradictory evidence) refuse to acknowledge fault.

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