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Claire’ Top Five Things on the Internet: Brain Dead Grad Student Edition

Hello friends. I’ve missed you all while I’ve been hiding in my textbook fort, living off Easter candy and cheap beer, the only light radiating from my laptop screen. But the end is in sight! In 1.5 weeks, you can all officially call me Master. [A title I will strictly enforce 😉

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Claire’s Top 5 Things on the Internet

I’m leaving for vacation this week! Yay! Inevitably, I’ve left all my family’s packing until the last minute, so that means it’s AWESOME INTERNET VIDEO WEEK. That’s right, this week my posts will be your one stop shop for entertainment and office procrastination. Let the games begin. 5. Chilean artist Ivan Navarro

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What Netflix Paying Comcast Means

Yesterday something terrifying came to my attention. Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast to give their customers better streaming service. And I can hear some of you cheering right now. “This is great, my Netflix quality has been crap lately!” It’s not great. This is the beginning of consequences from legislation being passed

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Claire’s Top 5 Things on the Internet

It’s been a long week and it’s only Tuesday, so I thought we all could use a bit of awesome to get us to the weekend. (Or to spring if you’re currently living in winter hell.) 1. Doctors in Germany saved man’s life because of an episode of House, M.D. Who says

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The Facebook Problem

I’m under no assumption that Pure Geekery is some kind of crazy monolith. I know that this blog is a place for Claire and I to talk about things we enjoy, things that bother us, and things we feel are important. Our fan base isn’t huge, but I like to think of

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Digg Reader: Simple and Social

Digg is back with it’s Google Reader replacement, Digg Reader. Saying Digg is back seems weird though. It seems Digg has always been around. When I was in college I’d waste time on Digg much like I imagine students must waste time on reddit now. In fact, the sites work much in

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Practicing Advanced Citizenship

I spent last night watching one of my favourite movies: The American President – and about half through I realized that President Shepard’s words are more important now than ever. President Shepard, A.J., and  Sydney Ellen Wade taught me a lot of good lessons in my youth: men should always bring flowers

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Google I/O: What Caught My Eye

Google I/O was yesterday, and I just couldn’t get excited about it. I’m not sure if my technolust is fading, or if we’ve reached the point where we’re just not making the strides we used to. I remember a few years ago I’d be glued to the live blog of any Apple or Google announcement. Tweeting

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5 on Friday: Nicole’s Favorite Tumblogs

Tumblr is something different for everyone, but to me it’s a mental break. It’s pictures. Its where I see things that make me giggle, and share them with everyone else. Basically, it’s just fun. It’s also a bit overwhelming to know where to start. Here are my favorites to get you started, or

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More Amazon Original Pilots!

Since I’m on a break between school and my internship, I took some time to watch some more Amazon Original Pilots. I love tv, and I especially love original shows- bring on the awesome! Dark Minions- Created by Kevin Sussman and John Ross Bowie (better known as Stuart and Barry Kripke from