The geek carnival – October 20, 2008

Welcome to the October 20, 2008 edition of the geek carnival.

Simon Stapleton presents I AM NOT A PC. Are You? posted at

old-wizard presents Top 10 Ways to Tell if You’re a Poser Nerd posted at

Rich Maltzman, PMP presents Knotty, knotty project! posted at Scope crêpe.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Twitter Jitters posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Mark presents Crime-Fighting Vending Machine posted at Lets Japan, saying, “Japanese high tech soft drink vending machine also emergency police call-box”


Howling Mad Jay presents It’s not safe to go in the water posted at The World’s Greatest Blog.


old-wizard presents Top 11 Nerd Sites posted at

old-wizard presents Top 11 Reasons Not to Go to Your High School Reunion posted at

Lord Matt presents More about Linux and the Toshiba Portege R400 posted at The fantastic site of Lord Matt, saying, “This is a follow up on the on going story of putting Ubuntu on a flagship Vista product.”

old-wizard presents The Beer Guide For Nerds: Part 1 posted at

Mark Graybill presents Trying Out Free OSes & Giving Back posted at An Infinite Number of Cats on Keyboards, saying, “A high school class is introduced to open source operating systems through a class exercise to test them on a number of school computers.”

jess j presents How to Write Original Jokes (Or Have A Computer Do It For You) posted at GrokCode, saying, “Description of how a computer can create original jokes. Q: What do you get when you cross an alien with a chicken? A: An eggs-traterrestrial! Includes complete Common Lisp source code.”

old-wizard presents Top 13 Scariest Video Games posted at


Mercurius presents Startup Lessons #15: Communication iteration posted at Inside Scoop, saying, “Explaining new tech can be tough. We hope our experiences help others learn how to do it, too.”

Howling Mad Jay presents My wheels are turning posted at The World’s Greatest Blog.

travelcat4 presents Latest ?Smart? Technology – iClothes posted at Latest Inventions.

Ybother presents Lessons from Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive posted at A Top Ten List Everyday to Jumpstart Your Knowledge, saying, “This is a book about social psychology applied to marketing, sales and general persuasion. It is an interesting read of what is essentially hundred of social studies and test complied into a laymen format with applicable real life examples.

I have complied my summary after reading the book. Do note that this is not in the order for the 50 chapters in the book. I have even grouped them under headings not found in the book for my own use.”

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