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21 sure signs that you’re a geek

Are you a geek? If you’re asking the question, you probably are – curiosity is the defining characteristic of geeks. But here are 21 more...

By Matthew Stibbe

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The secret history of computer games

If you want to know why computer games are the way they are today, you need to study the games of the past. See how nearly 70 years of...

By Matthew Stibbe

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Geek or creative: which personality type are you?

I’m a self-confessed geek. My ex-wife is a creative – an actress. My daily life was once a kind of experiment in reconciling two very...

By Matthew Stibbe

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Why I’m awesome: The Dunning-Kruger effect

I have finally found the explanation for irrational overconfidence: the Dunning-Kruger effect. It explains the bombast on the internet and...

By Matthew Stibbe

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How to quantify risk

The ability to quantify risk is a totally essential skill. We live in world of miscalculated risk. This article gives some examples of that...

By Matthew Stibbe

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Are you a Looney Tunes person or a Disney person?

There are two kinds of people in the world: Disney people and Looney Tunes people, according to historian Charles Carney. Which are you?

By Matthew Stibbe