Released on 2009-03-10Categories Humor

The Geeks' Guide to World Domination

The Geeks' Guide to World Domination

Author: Garth Sundem

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307450357

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 470

TUNE IN. TURN ON. GEEK OUT. Sorry, beautiful people. These days, from government to business to technology to Hollywood, geeks rule the world. Finally, here’s the book no self-respecting geek can live without–a guide jam-packed with 314.1516 short entries both useful and fun. Science, pop-culture trivia, paper airplanes, and pure geekish nostalgia coexist as happily in these pages as they do in their natural habitat of the geek brain. In short, dear geek, here you’ll find everything you need to achieve nirvana. And here, for you pathetic nongeeks, is the last chance to save yourselves: Love this book, live this book, and you too can join us in the experience of total world domination. • become a sudoku god • brew your own beer • build a laser beam • classify all living things • clone your pet • exorcise demons • find the world’s best corn mazes • grasp the theory of relativity • have sex on Second Life • injure a fish • join the Knights Templar • kick ass with sweet martial-arts moves • learn ludicrous emoticons • master the Ocarina of Time • pimp your cubicle • program a remote control • quote He-Man and Che Guevara • solve fiendish logic puzzles • touch Carl Sagan • unmask Linus Torvalds • visit Beaver Lick, Kentucky • win bar bets • write your name in Elvish Join us or die, you will. Begun, the Geek Wars have
Released on 2013-02-19Categories Fiction

The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination

The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination

Author: John Joseph Adams

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429988452

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 410

From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through the eyes of good guys. This anthology, however, explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses—from their own wonderfully twisted point of view. An all-star roster of bestselling authors—including Diana Gabaldon, Daniel Wilson, Austin Grossman, Naomi Novik, and Seanan McGuire...twenty-two great storytellers all told—have produced a fabulous assortment of stories guaranteed to provide readers with hour after hour of high-octane entertainment born of the most megalomaniacal mayhem imaginable. Everybody loves villains. They're bad; they always stir the pot; they're much more fun than the good guys, even if we want to see the good guys win. Their fiendish schemes, maniacal laughter, and limitless ambition are legendary, but what lies behind those crazy eyes and wicked grins? How—and why—do they commit these nefarious deeds? And why are they so set on taking over the world? If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, you're in luck: It's finally time for the madmen's side of the story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Released on 2014-11-17Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change

Author: Garth Sundem

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 157542763X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 136

Eleven-year-old Tilly saved lives in Thailand by warning people that a tsunami was coming. Fifteen-year-old Malika fought against segregation in her Alabama town. Ten-year-old Jean-Dominic won a battle against pesticides—and the cancer they caused in his body. Six-year-old Ryan raised $800,000 to drill water wells in Africa. And twelve-year-old Haruka invented a new environmentally friendly way to scoop dog poop. With the right role models, any child can be a hero. Thirty true stories profile kids who used their heads, their hearts, their courage, and sometimes their stubbornness to help others and do extraordinary things. As young readers meet these boys and girls from around the world, they may wonder, “What kind of hero lives inside of me?”
Released on 2015-08-18Categories Self-Help

Your Daily Brain

Your Daily Brain

Author: Marbles: The Brain Store

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780804140126

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 817

Want to stop losing your car keys? Will a creative idea into existence? Have more productive arguments with your spouse? In Your Daily Brain, the team behind Marbles: The Brain Store, a chain devoted to building better brains, shows you all the weird and wonderful ways your brain works throughout the day—even when you think it’s not working at all, like when you’re on the treadmill or picking the kids up from school. Consider this book a wake-up call, a chance to take a closer look at and jump start your brain. From the minute your alarm clock buzzes in the morning until your head hits the pillow at night, your daily activities—everything from doing a crossword puzzle to parallel parking—are part of a process for how you evaluate the world, make choices and decisions, and reach short-term goals while keeping your eyes on the bigger ones. In each, you have the opportunity to use your brain for better or worse, whether it’s what to listen to you on your morning commute or avoiding mental traps at the grocery store. Packed with information as well as useful tips and tricks, Your Daily Brain is the brain hack you’ve been looking for!
Released on 2012-03-06Categories Reference

Brain Trust

Brain Trust

Author: Garth Sundem

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307886149

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 497

Blind Them…with SCIENCE! How much better would your life be if you had an army of Nobel Laureates, MacArthur ‘geniuses’ and National Medal of Science winners whispering tips in your ear about your body language, or how to resist that impulse purchase you’ll regret tomorrow, or when to sell your car—or even helping you trick your spouse into doing the dishes? With this mighty little tome, you can have the next best thing--because Brain Trust is packed with bite-sized scientific wisdom on our everyday challenges, hand-delivered to you direct from the galaxy’s biggest brains. Based entirely on interviews with an incredible lineup of luminaries from the fields of neuroscience, economics, anthropology, music, mathematics, and more, Brain Trust is full of cutting-edge science that’ll help you see the real world better—and smarter. Discover: --what advanced math can teach you about getting all your chores done today --how creating a ‘future self’ can help you shop smarter at the grocery store --what prairie voles can teach us about love --how the science of happiness can help you trick lawyers into doing charity work --the components of gullibility, and how they can help you scam-proof yourself --the secrets to building your very own army of cyborg beetles --how memetic information can help you exploit altruism for good…or evil --why eating for eight hours can help you lose weight --the behavioral economics behind selling your junk for big bucks on eBay --how to get more plasure for less price …And much, much more.
Released on 2000Categories Computers

Evil Geniuses in a Nutshell

Evil Geniuses in a Nutshell

Author: Illiad

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015058894695

Category: Computers

Page: 144

View: 473

Continues the adventures of A.J., Stef, Pitr, Miranda, Greg, Dust Puppy, and Erwin as they field ridiculous user support questions, confuse CEOs at trade shows, and strike a blow for Linux users everywhere.
Released on 2010-08-03Categories Psychology

Brain Candy

Brain Candy

Author: Garth Sundem

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307588043

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 323

Feed Your Brain Tastier than a twizzler yet more protein-packed than a spinach smoothie, Brain Candy is guaranteed to entertain your brain—even as it reveals hundreds of secrets behind what’s driving that electric noodle inside your skull. These delicious and nutritious pages are packed with bits of bite-sized goodness swiped from the bleeding edge of brain science (including the reason why reading these words is changing your hippocampus at this very moment!) Shelved alongside these succulent neurological nuggets are challenging puzzles and paradoxes, eye-opening perception tests and hacks, fiendish personality quizzes and genius testers, and a grab bag of recurring treats including Eye Hacks, Algebraic Eight Ball, iDread, Wild Kingdom, and Logic of Illogic. Should you look between these covers and inhale the deliciously cherry-flavored scents of knowledge within, you will grow your grey matter while discovering: • Why you should be writing bad poetry • The simple keys to brain training • What trust smells like • The origins of human morality • Why expensive wine always tastes better • The truth about brain sweat • How your diet might be making you dumb • The secrets of game theory • Why economists hate psychology • The mental benefits of coffee and cigarettes • How to really spot a liar • Why you can’t make me eat pie • The benefits of daydreaming • Four simple secrets to persuasion • Why your barin’s fzzuy ligoc alowls you to raed this • How to brainwash friends and family • The science of body language • What pigeons know about art …And much, much more.