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Did OkCupid send a bunch of incompatible people on dates on purpose? 

I’ve been a pretty big proponent of OK Cupid in recent years.  I used it for most of 2012, went on a lot of first dates, a few second dates, and I credit it with meeting my girlfriend (even though that was through friends, when you go on that many first dates it’s useful experience). I like Ok Cupid more than Tinder because you can see a persons personality not just the best few photos of them and more than Match because the barrier to entry is lower (there is no membership fee).

These experiments that Ok Cupid ran are a little disturbing. The article doesn’t make it clear if “Love Is Blind Day” was something that was advertised or not. It’s honestly a pretty good experiment, and it plays to Ok Cupid’s strengths as a service. If people were told ahead of time, then that’s fine.

As Dylan Matthews says in the article, the third experiment is the most troubling. “Users [were] told they were 90 percent matches when they were in fact 30 percent matches”. Yikes.

Users were told the truth after the fact, but I know that I’d be more than a little upset, more because the service was wasting my time than anything else. Because, at least for me, when you’re actively looking for dates (online or irl) the last thing you want to do is waste time.

thatisawesome:

Finally got one of those letters from Lacuna Inc.!

I would like to print these out and start mailing them to loved ones… just for kicks.

Just saying. That’s what I would do. … Though, tbh a Wasp movie should have already been in the works.

dcu:

WONDER WOMAN!

Wait… where are her pants? I thought we were all in on pants?

EXCLUSIVE: Dozens Of Leaked Photos Of Ben Affleck Dressed As Bruce Wayne 

Clickhole is basically perfect.

(You’ll have to excuse me while I remember how to run this blog… I didn’t mean to go on a nearly month hiatus)

dcu:

Batfleck!!!

Getting more and more into it.

marksparklfarkl:

dcu:

If I had a second I would add the word RISE to this Superman image.

#thedarkknightrisesagain?

I had a second

Yeah, the RISE is perfect. Well done. This movie. Man. I hope I can watch it with dcu so I can console him after.

(via dcu)

The. Best. News.

starwars:

"Boring conversation anyway." 

Right before this. The wince after Han says “We’re all fine here. Now, thank you. How are you?” is perfect.

starwars:

"Boring conversation anyway."

Right before this. The wince after Han says “We’re all fine here. Now, thank you. How are you?” is perfect.

That Disastrous Car Homer Simpson Designed Was Actually Ahead of Its Time

I’ll admit that I’m not a Simpsons “fan,” in that I don’t go out of my way to watch the show. However, I have seen the 1991 episode “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” in which Homer discovers his long lost brother is an auto exec and then designs a car.

It’s the story of love, of loss, and, ultimately, Homer designs a car so terrible that the company goes bankrupt. Now, 23 years later, Wired investigates those designs. Were they bad ideas, or just ahead of their time?

It’s a great look at a very memorable Simpsons episode (even to me). Here are some of my favorite points from the article:

  • Multiples horns, all of which play “La Cucaracha” - Automakers have stuck with standard noises (good choice), but today’s steering wheels do have multiple spots to hit for the horn. As Homer says, “You can never find a horn when you’re mad.”
  • A separate soundproof bubble dome for kids, with optional restraints and muzzles - The auto industry has gotten more and more careful about putting kids as old as 12 in child and booster seats, but the focus there is safety, not keeping them quiet.
  • An engine that will make people think “the world is coming to an end” - The roaring V-12s of which Homer spoke came in the 90s with Dodge Vipers and Lamborghini Diablos. Growing concern for avoiding actual Armageddon has brought us fuel-saving systems that disengage cylinders at lower speeds, turn of the engine at idle, or go silent altogether

Check out the whole list at Wired.

[via Wired]

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