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Andrew & Tracy’s New Year’s Resolutions, 2015 Edition

It’s that time of year again. Out with the old and in with the new year’s resolutions. Tracy and I are going to take a couple minutes to review how we did on our resolutions this year, and make some new ones for this year. Continue reading

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 13, All Things Buffy

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In which, Andrew and Tracy sit down with Sarah Wilde to discuss the girl who is arguably the most influential female figure in geek fandom in the past twenty years.  I say “sit down” because Andrew doesn’t get many words in edgewise.  From the “Spike or Angel” question, to complex plot twists and the universality of the growing up experience portrayed in the show, Sarah and Tracy cover most of it.  (Let’s be honest, we can talk about Buffy for MUCH longer than this!) Continue reading

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Andrew & Tracy’s New Year’s Resolutions

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Hey, everyone!  Like many of you, we here at Therefore I Geek each have a list of New Year’s resolutions, some geeky, and some not.  We thought that we would share them with you as a way of saying farewell to 2013, and looking ahead to 2014.

Andrew

Read More – I haven’t been reading as much as I would like and it’s my own fault. I tend to put the TV on for noise and do other things at times when I could be reading. It’s time to take on the Reading List of Doom and hopefully make it a little smaller.

Catch up on select TV shows – While I want to watch less TV, I would also like to focus that TV watching so I can catch up on several shows that I have never seen. This includes, but is not limited to Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Lost and maybe (a very tentative maybe) Battlestar Galactica.

Lose more weight – Some of you may remember my Fit 4 Con posts and my attempts to lose weight before NYCC this past year. While not a resounding success, I did lose some weight and I’d like to keep going. Now that the holidays and their endless supply of treats are coming to an end, I’m in a pretty good place to keep going. I now have a rowing machine with which to torture myself, so I think I’m set.

Be more social – We are constantly advocating for geeks to be more social and while I have gotten much better about this than I use to be, there is still plenty of room for improvement. It does me no good to tell you guys to do something that I don’t do myself.

Tracy

My first resolution is to learn to swim properly.  I’ve tried some beginner classes, but instructors want to focus on treading water, which I cannot seem to grasp.  I can float and doggy paddle, so I won’t drown, but there is entirely too much splashing and it takes too long to get anywhere.  This year I want to take on the pool and learn to swim correctly.

Secondly, I want to spend some time researching and reading Cloak & Dagger.  This fun comic duo has always interested me, but I’ve been more enthralled with Beast and the Scarlet Witch in the last couple of years.  It is time to branch out to a series that I don’t know much about.

Like Andrew, I also need to up my book count this year.  It’s a big undertaking, but my goal is to read fifty two books in fifty two weeks.  I remember reading far more than this as a child, but I have gotten out of the habit, and become involved in reading more online or for school.  Books that qualify can be anything other than comic books (although I am willing to include full graphic novels).

Lastly, and perhaps my most difficult and most important resolution, I want to graduate in 2014.  I’ve been working on my degree for almost three years.  Because of careful planning, hard work, and some blind luck, I may be able to graduate a semester early, and I really want to do this.  It will take focus and even more hard work, but I believe I’m up to the task.

So those are our lists.  We cannot wait to see what 2014 holds both for us and the blog.  Are you making resolutions?  Share them with us in the comments.

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Winning Science November 30, 2013

As someone is who is fairly new to Doctor Who (I just started season 5), I’ve come to appreciate the various technology that The Doctor encounters. Instead of being all streamlined and uniform like Star Trek, it’s cobbled together and from all kinds of different species. Now I’ve come to find out that some of this really cool tech may not be too far out of reach. I really want my own sonic screwdriver.

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If my toaster oven starts yelling “Exterminate”, I’m done.

Chinese engineers have filed a patent for a flying car. Lift is provided by two large fans spinning in opposite directions for stability, similar to heavy life helicopters. Although it’s only a preliminary design, it doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for any people. One can only assume they’ll remember that someone has to drive the car, and of course flux capacitors.

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See, it shouldn’t be that hard.  Christopher Lloyd did it.

Now that we’re getting flying cars, Mattel better get its shit together. I want my hover board!

Not only is this a great time to be alive, it’s also a great time to stay alive. Medical technology is advancing an amazing pace and is now beginning to address the area of degenerative neurological disorders.  In nearly all of these diseases, neuron death is a primary concern but there are some potential breakthroughs using stem cells. While some aspects of stem cell research have garnered considerable controversy, there is no argument that they may lead to incredible breakthroughs. Turns out that inhaling stem cells may help slow the loss brain cells, which in turn may lessen the degeneration. This would be a significant improvement over current methods which are very invasive.

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As of now, results are mixed, but the real key is that scientists keep trying to innovate and find the next big cure.

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