Nerdology

Jul 29

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.

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.

Jul 26

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

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?

dcu:

WONDER WOMAN!

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

Jul 25

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.

dcu:

Batfleck!!!

Getting more and more into it.

Jul 05

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.

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)

Jul 02

The. Best. News.

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.

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