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Science Sunday: Go to the Computer!

Today in news that makes me happy, a computer named Crazy Stone is playing Go so well it can defeat the Japanese Go champion!  This is probably the sexiest supercomputer since Watson.  Though I don’t quite get the way the article is framed, that is, as a competition between machines and humans, …

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What it means to be a woman in nerd culture: The fake geek girl

The ‘fake geek girl’ trope revolves around the idea that girls interested in anything remotely geeky, aren’t actually interested, no all they want are boyfriends. I have a problem with this. Not only does this  rely on a two dimensional view of women who live to ensnare men by any …

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Critical Fandom

One of the astonishing things that has come out in reaction to the Tropes Vs Women Youtube series lately is how strong a reaction some people have to fair criticism. Video games, for example, are a product of our society, and therefore in one way or another are a reflection …

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