Geeky things

Photo of Richard Feynman, taken in 1984 in the woods of the Robert Treat Paine Estate in Waltham, MA, while he and the photographer worked at Thinking Machines Corporation on the design of the Connection Machine CM-1/CM-2 supercomputer.

Richard Feynman and the pleasure of finding things out

This BBC Horizon programme about Richard Feynman inspired me when I was a boy and I found it again online recently....

Two Lego minifigures hiding out in a keyboard

21 sure signs that you’re a geek

Do you know what to do in a maze of twisty passages all alike? If so, you might be a geek. Take the test to find out.

PDP-1 running Space War!

The secret history of computer games

Game designer Matthew Stibbe explores the 70-year history of computer games to explain today's games and to discover...

Many-sided D&D dice

Geek or creative: which personality type are you?

Are you a geek or a creative? Or do you find yourself trying to balance the two personality types for work that...

Child who thinks he's a superhero

Why I’m awesome: The Dunning-Kruger effect

I have finally found the explanation for irrational overconfidence and much of the hype and bombast on the internet:...

People playing Jenga

How to quantify risk

We live in world of miscalculated risk. Find out how to quantify risk more effectively using real-world data. Don't...

Daffy and Donald Duck face off

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...

Fisher Space Pen Box

Apocrypha now: the true story of NASA’s space pen

Read the astonishing true story of NASA's 'million-dollar space pen'. Hint: it didn't cost them a million dollars.