PC-Base #2 – Researching Parts

In Part 1 of the PC-Base series we covered some basic knowledge on computer parts.  In part 2 I will cover how best to research the parts we will be discussing, where to get the best deals, and how to get the best support when something goes wrong.  As the series continues I’ll be referring back to these sites when I refer to part information.  Continue reading

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Review: "We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists"

As a tech savvy guy, I have followed the exploits of Anonymous for quite some time.  Some of the things they have done I’ve cheered on, some things here and there I might disagree with, but that’s life.
We Are Legion is a new documentary by Brian Knappenberger that explains Anonymous and shows some of the major events that they have been involved in up through 2011.   Continue reading

Book Review: Star Wars: The Crimson Empire Saga

Star Wars: The Crimson Empire Saga
story by Mike Richardson and Randy Stradley
art by Paul Gulacy

I still remember when I first found out about the Dark Empire comic series from Dark Horse.  I was reading through the Jedi Academy Trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson and it mentioned at times a battle with the reborn Emperor.  Continue reading

Nerd-Base.com Presents: "My Corner of the World" with Brian Stewart

The Nerd-Base team was talking about how to get in on the Fall TV buzz that everyone seems obsessed with lately, and thus welcomes, with warm, loving arms, Brian Stewart!!
Brian will be a very special member of our team. Instead of writing, Brian is producing a series for Nerd-Base titled, “My Corner of the World” where, being an old-school geek, will deal with an old-school problem… How does a guy go about his obsessions and raise a family at the same time?
Check out the trailer:

Check out the first episode premiering here next Thursday, October 4th 2012!!

Movies You May Have Missed: Starchaser: The Legend of Orin

If you ever felt like watching an animated film that blatantly shows off its inspirations, this is the one for you.

Now, a lot of people like to simply brush off this film as a blatant “Star Wars” rip-off. It’s not hard to see how they came to that.

TOTALLY not a lightsaber…

I mean, you have your poor boy who comes across a sword hilt presented to him by a ghostly, bearded apparition that when used produces a sort of energy-blade that makes a nice electro-whoosh sound. He meets up with a smarmy smuggler who has an anxiety-laden, yet pompous droid/ship. Their villain at first wears an ominous mask, but is soon shown to be more than that…. I get it. But you’ve got to believe me when I say, this movie is so much more than that.   Continue reading

Quick Shot: How to celebrate your B-Day more often using SCIENCE!

Love having birthday parties? Love getting presents? Love being REALLY nerdy about it!? WHO DOESN’T!?!?

The fantastic Exploratorium Museum of Science, Art, and Human Expression in San Francisco, California has a fun little app on their website that shows you your age and when your birthday is on other planets of our solar system.
So now, utilizing this glorious tool, you can have your Martian, Venusian, or Plutonian (nertz to you Neil deGrasse Tyson!! My son may not putting it on his galaxy-mobiles, but by gosh, I’ll always have the 9th planet in my heart!) birthdays!
You can even have a theme party! Since Mercury goes so fast, you can have a couple Mercurian Birthdays per year and have everyone wear silver!

So by all means start planning your next planetary birthday party by clicking here and if you’re in San Francisco (or plan to be) by all means, stop by the Exploratorium! For that matter, take a day and support what ever museums may be in your area!