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11 Gifts Guaranteed To Impress Science Geeks [Pic]

Hits: 10456 | Rating: (3.6) | Category: Science | Added by: ElectricEye
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ElectricEye
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 474 Posts
Monday, April 28, 2014 4:32:53 PM
OK OK ...That was my point exactly...agreed then.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24863 Posts
Monday, April 28, 2014 1:09:49 PM
@ElectricEye: Ah, true! I overgeneralized!
But even the images in those 'collections' came from somewhere else, yes?
But there has been some 100% original content posted by IAB members, it's just not a daily thing, eh?

Example: @piperfawn posted pictures of his pet spiders (well, iirc they live in his basement, I guess that counts as pets...)

ElectricEye
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 474 Posts
Monday, April 28, 2014 8:23:14 AM
@5Cats
"IAB is not a "new content" site, never has been."

Well it is now and has been ever since I joined. I find all kinds of new stuff on here. Anything that has not been posted on here prior is new content to I-A-B. We are trying to add more Original content...Like This and this. Those are both original content posts sourced from the internet.

There are many, many sites out there that source us for their content. I see it everyday.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24863 Posts
Monday, April 28, 2014 6:53:00 AM
IAB does have original content from time to time but that's not what it's about.

@Patchouly is correct: IAB is not a "new content" site, never has been. It's a "round-up" place where people suggest things they find interesting to share.

@Tiredofnicks Is also correct: most things found here have been re-posted dozens of times elsewhere. That's how the internet works, eh?

I would guess (but don't know) that IAB Original content gets posted elsewhere too!

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4561 Posts
Monday, April 28, 2014 6:28:30 AM
madduck
"i like the idea of miracle berries, just checked Amazon with no luck- but gallium is cheap. I like the idea of an aerogel jacket though..."
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ThinkGeek has them (and most of the things on this list) but I don't know how much shipping to Europe would be.

ElectricEye
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 474 Posts
Monday, April 28, 2014 4:21:48 AM
This is an example that I did of original content on IAB.
7 Artist

You won't find that one the internet anywhere but here. Of course, my sources are all on the internet as well. I didn't go and interview them myself.

ElectricEye
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 474 Posts
Monday, April 28, 2014 3:22:10 AM
@Tiredofnicks
There is original content here. Alot of the content is user submitted as well, whatever they find interesting and unique to this site.

@Martomator
Your source link is wrong. Although it could be from there, but not the one I used for this post.

Not every post is original content, but posted content from around the web. It doesn't have to get sourced if it doesn't contain intellectual property of unique opinion and just facts. If it has been on the internet for a long time, but it has not been on IAB yet, I usually don't source those either. It is easy enough to find multiple sources for those post anyways. We do create original content though. kitteh does a lot of it. I am attempting to and members have just started as well. If you have something original, please submit it. I am sure everyone would love to see it.

"Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you're bored."


madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5585 Posts
Monday, April 28, 2014 3:10:15 AM
i like the idea of miracle berries, just checked Amazon with no luck- but gallium is cheap. I like the idea of an aerogel jacket though...

Tiredofnicks
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4784 Posts
Monday, April 28, 2014 2:38:51 AM
Martomator: Original content on IAB? No such thing. Also this list has made the rounds through the web since its publishing, I think you'll find it hard to name one social site that hasn't had it at some point.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12130 Posts
Sunday, April 27, 2014 9:35:08 PM
I want everything except:

(8) DNA Genotyping - if you put your DNA into a database, there's a chance you'll be erroneously tagged for a crime, because false DNA fingerprinting have been made.

(9) Klein Bottle - Mathematically beautiful, practically rubbish. Airlock and no spout is a recipe for spillage.

(10) Giant Plush Microbes - If I'm going to be given the gift of gonorrhea, I'd want at least a night of sloppy sex for my troubles.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4561 Posts
Sunday, April 27, 2014 8:12:27 PM
Martomator
"Here I was thinking IAB was creating original content."
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IAB does have original content from time to time but that's not what it's about (IMO anyway). It's a place where the very best of the Internet is brought together for our viewing (and un-bordoming) pleasure. Think of it like a friend that is pointing out all the cool stuff you have to see!

chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2481 Posts
Sunday, April 27, 2014 7:21:28 PM
No wonder I already knew about these, from 2010! Good catch, Martomator.

Ryuu
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 125 Posts
Sunday, April 27, 2014 5:40:50 PM
I ran across those little red guys that are in the EcoSpheres a few years ago. Shrimps are fun pets!
However, you can buy just the shrimp and put them into whatever tank, take very little care of them, and they'll live longer than the advertised (possible) 3 years that you get out of an EcoSphere. The shrimps are what's hearty, not just the design.
Plus, you can decorate it however you want, instead of being stuck with the twiggy bit. They also don't cost 100+ to set up. :P

For instance, this Mustafa guy at petshrimp sells the shrimps for $5. (they're cheap and neat little shrimps, but I prefer more ornamental ones.)

Doogamus
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 34 Posts
Sunday, April 27, 2014 5:17:35 PM
I tried the Miracle Berries with my team at work. We ate lemons for half an hour like they were candy. Not a pucker at all unless you missed a spot on your tongue with the Miracle Berry you chewed.

Thonious
Male, 40-49, Western US
 950 Posts
Sunday, April 27, 2014 5:05:57 PM
Thinking about "Miracle berries" as a diet aid.

Viking864
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 1337 Posts
Sunday, April 27, 2014 3:19:36 PM
As a science geek, I am impressed!

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2578 Posts
Sunday, April 27, 2014 3:14:44 PM
I thought aerogel was quite fragile, I'm sure I saw a tv show with it on once and it snapped in two easily. Are there different kinds maybe? Or is it just relative strength?

I'd love to try the miracle berries, I saw them on an episode of QI once and they looked good fun.


patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4561 Posts
Sunday, April 27, 2014 3:14:15 PM
Anyone tried the "Miracle Berries"?

piratefish
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 657 Posts
Sunday, April 27, 2014 2:35:32 PM
pretty cool

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4561 Posts
Sunday, April 27, 2014 2:05:48 PM
These are simply; pure awesome!

ElectricEye
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 474 Posts
Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:20:41 AM
Link: 11 Gifts Guaranteed To Impress Science Geeks [Pic] [Rate Link] - You don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries.


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