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Geek Chic

Features:
  • Geek chic is the embracing of unpopular 'geek' characteristics such as clashing clothing fashions, wearing glasses, reading comic books, and playing computer games.
  • May simply be the incorporation of these traits in new fashion trends.
  • The geek chic image also has features which may be seen as simply borrowing from other fashion trends such as - bohemian, emo, goth, and hippie.
  • One specific kind of geek chic is the printing and wearing of tee-shirts with computer programming in-jokes.
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Geek (Slang Term)


Geek Basic Facts:
  • Slang Term.
  • The definition of geek has changed significantly with time.
  • There is no longer a clear definitive meaning.
  • Generally considered to be a socially inept person regarded as peculiar, odd, foolish, or clumsy.
  • Particularly when that same person is overly obsessed or accomplished at intellectual, scientific or technical pursuits.
  • There may be a small association with having the first name Steve (see famous geeks below).
  • Related words include dweeb, dork, gimp, nerd & spod.
Interesting Link:
100 basic skills a geek can do.

Famous Geeks Include:
  • Bill Gates
  • Dennis Fong
  • Eric S. Raymond
  • Frag Dolls
  • John Carmack
  • Larry Page
  • Linus Torvalds
  • Michael Saul Dell
  • Paul Allen
  • Richard M. Stallman
  • Robert Scoble
  • Sergey Brin
  • Steve Ballmer
  • Steve Jobs
  • Steve Wozniak
  • Violet Blue
  • Wil Wheaton
Image by Francis Storr (cc)

Tags:

Geek - Intellectual - Obsession


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Disambiguation

Disambiguation:

Particularly as it relates to computational linguistics - the term 'word sense disambiguation' (WSD) is more appropriate. WSD refers to the process of identifying which sense of a word is used in a sentence, i.e. when the word has more than one meaning.


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Kings Play Chess (Mnemonics)

'Kings Play Chess' is a well recognised fragment of a number of mnemonics used for remembering the classification of animals (KPCOFGS).

'Kings Play Chess' Examples Include:
Related Links:
Mnemonic Chess - Kings Play Chess On Friday, Generally Speaking
Biology Classification Rap (T.H. Culhane, 1989)



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Mnemonic

Mnemonic General Points:
  • Mnemonics are useful language devices that improve our memory and help us to remember.
  • A mnemonic is a form of abbreviation.
  • A useful example is the classification of animals (KPCOFGS) made into sentences - see examples see here (Kings Play Chess on Fridays Generally Speaking).
Mnemonic Techniques:
  • Acronyms
  • Acronyms for messaging
  • Acrostics
  • Dominic System
  • Goroawase Mnemonics
  • Japanese “Yodai” methods
  • Keywords
  • List Order Acronyms
  • Loci Methods
  • Major System
  • Number-sound mnemonics
  • Pegwords
  • Phonetic Mnemonics
  • Rhymes & Catch Phrases
  • Roman Rooms
  • Spelling Acronyms
  • Spelling Mnemonics
Related Links:

Tags - Mnemonic


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KPCOFGS

KPCOFGS is an acronym for the classification of animals:
Often the letters are used to produce mnemonics, ie here. and Kings Play Chess. T.H. Culhane has also developed a "Melodic-Mnemonic" method for remembering the Linnean biology classification of living things - here.


Related Links:
K P C O F G S (Mnemonic, see KPCOFGS)
Mnemonic Chess - Kings Play Chess On Friday, Generally Speaking
Biology Classification Rap (T.H. Culhane, 1989)
KPCOFGS Species Blog


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People Surname First Name

People - Surname - First Name:


Allen, Lily
Archer, Jamie (Jamie Afro)
Baines, Gertrude
Boyle, Susan (Britain's Got Talent)
Brown, Derren (Mentalist)
Charles, Ray
Dawkins, Richard
Feynman, Richard
Foster, Mark (Swimmer)
Frost, David (Media Personality ... )
Gelbart, Larry
Hawking, Stephen (Theoretical Physicist)
Jeong-hyun, Lim (Funtwo)
Kronrod, Alexander
Kuenne, Kurt
Lillie, Lloyd (Sculptor)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Peek, Kim (Savant)
Phillip, Rozelle (Singer)
Pinker, Steven
Potts, Paul
Randi, James
Sidis, William James
Simone, Nina
Stern, William
Wiltshire, Stephen



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People First Name Surname

People - First Name - Surname:


Alexander Kronrod
David Frost (Media Personality ... )
Derren Brown
Gertrude Baines
James Randi
Jamie Afro
Jamie Archer (Jamie Afro)
Kim Peek (Savant)
Kurt Kuenne
Larry Gelbart
Lily Allen
Lim Jeong-hyun (Funtwo)
Lloyd Lillie (Sculptor)
Mark Foster (Swimmer)
Nina Simone
Paul Potts
Ray Charles
Richard Dawkins
Richard Feynman
Rozelle Phillip (Singer)
Stephen Hawking (Theoretical Physicist)
Stephen Wiltshire
Steven Pinker
Susan Boyle (Britain's Got Talent)
William James Sidis
William of Ockham
William Stern
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart




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Space Shuttle Columbia (Astronautics)


Space Shuttle Columbia Facts:
  • NASA's first space shuttle.
  • On it's last flight disintegrated over Palestine, Texas (February 1st, 2003) during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere
  • The seven crew lost their life.
  • On February 2, 2004, a living memorial to the STS-107 crew members was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington County, Virginia.
Crew members on the last flight were:
  • Commander: Rick D. Husband
  • Pilot: William C. McCool
  • Mission Specialist: David M. Brown
  • Mission Specialist: Kalpana Chawla
  • Mission Specialist: Laurel Clark
  • Payload Commander: Michael P. Anderson.
  • Payload Specialist: Ilan Ramon
  • See official NASA portrait (below).


Top Image by wallyg (cc)

Bottom Image NASA Public Domain.

Tags:
Crew - Disaster - NASA - Space Shuttle - Space Shuttle Columbia - Texas

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