Think you know your tech? Your retro-futurism? Your spooky Japanese luvbots? Your First Person Shooters? Your reimagined crap 1970s sci-fi cult TV shows? Your Area 51 conspiracies? Your really great bad movies adapted from really bad but once great game franchises? You don't know nothin'! John Birmingham shoots his superior nerdly mojo all over you in The Geek.
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Big hair, black face and taking Twitter way too seriously

John Birmingham The Radike Samo blackface scandal is a storm in a tea cup.

The sci-fi tech we won’t live without in the future

John Birmingham Sure, everybody wants a lightsabre, but really, would you even leave the house knowing that every plonker you bumped into could slice and dice you with some sort of fusion blade, or anti-matter flick...

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Spotty, dimwitted teenagers killed the multiplayer star

John Birmingham Spotty, dimwitted teenagers killed the multiplayer star.

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Nothing can renovate the damage Ten has done

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John Birmingham If you ever needed a lesson in why network television is a huge, lumbering and particularly stupid dinosaur, thrashing around, and dying, in a particularly dangerous tar pit, you could do no better...

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A conversation with Game of Thrones author George RR Martin

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John Birmingham A conversation with Game of Thrones author George RR Martin.

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Now showing: The second death of 3D

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John Birmingham Took myself and some little peeps off to see the last Potter instalment on the weekend, which was great, and no, I totally did not get choked up on the last scene. We took in the show at the ...

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Google Plus could be minus the elements it needs to succeed

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John Birmingham Google Plus could be minus the elements it needs to succeed.

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No need for green envy

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John Birmingham So. The Carbon Plan. Fifteen billion dollars in tax cuts. Nine billion dollars for the worst polluters. And $13 billion for renewable energy research.

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Gone in 60 seconds: the death of the attention span

John Birmingham Is it possible to even get bored any more?

Gone in 60 seconds: the death of the attention span

John Birmingham Is it possible to even get bored any more?

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Pack your bags - we'll be gone for 100 years

John Birmingham I don’t think it’s at all suspicious that the supergeeks of DARPA, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which brought us flesh-eating robots and Project ...

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Who needs the silver screen when you've got great writing and big honkin' lasers?

John Birmingham Who needs the silver screen when you've got great writing and big honkin' lasers?

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Libraries have a bright future in our brave new world

John Birmingham Libraries will become place, both physical and virtual, where the public accesses information and creates meaning, in the purely digital realm.

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The future of publishing will be a tale of two books

John Birmingham Anybody who's been following the constant stream of bitching and moaning on my Twitter and Facebook feeds of late will know I have been editing and rewriting a manuscript. The third, and probably ..

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How to stop rip-off retailers

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John Birmingham Do you know why we pay more for games, for books, for clothes, for pretty much everything in this country? It's not just a matter of distance, or an industrial system that provides a much better ...

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Replacing TV as the electronic hearth of a home

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John Birmingham A small boy of my acquaintance went off to the AFL with some mates on Saturday night. A late finishing game which saw him home well past bed time. As the designated sitting-up guy I knew there ...

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Lay down your arms, trolls, and review genre pieces objectively

John Birmingham Lay down your arms, trolls, and review genre pieces objectively.

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Five apps for would be writers

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John Birmingham A collection of apps is the modern day equivalent of a mix tape.

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Sony gamers all losers thanks to Labor

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john birmingham Sony could have been held responsible for the hacking of Australians' credit card details. If only the government had done something sooner.

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Sony slipup sets off cyber alarm

John Birmingham Jeez, there must be some embarrassed guys at Sony. The Japanese corporates have never really mastered that western trick of repackaging their screw ups as some sort of value-added service, or even .

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