We haven’t had an open thread in a looooong time, partly due to workload. That is: there are two steps (1) find something cute or fun (2) post open thread. Increasingly rarely do the two experiences coincide for us!
So I’m setting up a system so that you can feed the open thread monster: if you see something that hits most of (1) women-centric (or not-men-centric) (2) fluffy, fun, silly, cute or beautiful (3) geeky (4) feminist, or at least not anti-feminist, tag it “gffun” on Pinboard or Delicious and when someone here wants to open thread, they’ll have some ideas to start with. Seen anything in the last week or two? Since it’s been a while, you’re also welcome to post it in comments here.
Feed the monster!
by JD Hancock
This is itself an open thread for comments on any subject fitting our policy!
About open threads: open threads are for comments on any subject at all, including past posts, things we haven’t posted on, what you’ve been thinking or doing, etc as long as it follows our comment policy. We’re always looking for fluffy, fun, silly, cute or beautiful open thread starters, please post links to Pinboard or Delicious with the “gffun” tag.
In addition to our Wednesday Geek Woman submission post for your own profiles, we’d love to hear about stories by others you’ve enjoyed this Ada Lovelace Day, or those in previous years, or a profile you aren’t submitting to WGW. What was your favourite Ada Lovelace Day post?
This is also an open thread for comments on any subject fitting our policy.
This is intended as an open thread, where you can talk not only about sexist gamer dudes “who still think that sandwich joke is funny” but also any older stories for which the comments are now closed, or you can bring up new stuff you think we should know about.
[Warning! TVTropes!] A Dump Stat is a gaming concept: a quality in the game that you choose not to allocate any character-building resources to (and thus your character does not possess). Say, your character is a wizard, and has really low strength because you traded it for intelligence (which usually translates to spell-casting power).
Wizard, design by Hojyo Takashi, photo by Origamiancy, CC BY.
This guy’s dump stat is definitely fire resistance.
I think my dump stat is probably all-nighters. Can barely stay awake at all: certainly the amount of work produced is nowhere near worth the cost, which is basically a full-on hangover the next day regardless of use, or lack thereof, of intoxicants. And I don’t find them fun. So, I would definitely have no points in all-nighters.
How about you?
Quick note: let’s try and keep this light ok? Stuff you’re OK with being bad at, rather than stuff that tears you apart. And steer clear of “and I don’t care because [whatever skill] is universally useless anyway!”: you can be sure someone here will be into it.
This is also an open thread for any other topics of interest to you. Comment policy applies.
Using real footage and sounds from a working science lab, the Inside Knowledge team have reconstructed the White Stripes song Seven Nation Army from scratch. Here’s the video:
This is an open thread, for general discussion of any topic as long as you adhere to our commenting policy. Feel free to suggest links, ask questions, share videos, comment on older stories whose individual comment threads are closed, or anything else that tickles your fancy.
This is an open thread for general discussion on any topic, so feel free to post your own favourite geeky Christmas videos or other links of interest, talk about older stories, or whatever else you want to say as long as it’s within the comment policy.