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  1. Edward Snowden Is a Huge NerdAn online trail includes anime, video games, and Dungeons & Dragons.
  2. on language
    Obama Tech Team on GIFs: Hard G!“If people think it’s JIF, they’re not very smart.”
  3. on language
    Creator of GIF Still Adamant About That Soft G“It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
  4. White House Decrees That GIF Is Pronounced With a Hard GNerd fight. 
  5. nassim nicholas taleb
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Will Crush Nerds and Bureaucrats Between His Massive PecsHe’s not a fan of Tom Friedman, either. 
  6. sad things
    Sorry, Nerds: The Popular Kids Will Probably Not Be Working for You SomedayThey’ll be earning, on average, 10 percent more than you.
  7. nerds
    Police Forcibly Drag ‘Obsessive’ British Student From LibraryCool style, kid.
  8. crimes and misdemeanors
    Computer Nerd Beats Apartment ThiefNot physically.
  9. internet
    Google Doesn’t Really Know What a Barrel Roll IsCool trick, bro.
  10. game theory
    From the Mixed-up Files of Jane E. McGonigalAn all-night scavenger hunt in the New York Public Library.
  11. the future is coming
    Universities Compete to Build New York City a Campus for GeeksStanford wants to build a campus on Roosevelt Island.
  12. nerds
    Amateur Historian Caught in Boring Lincoln HoaxThis is the best hoax you could come up with?
  13. famous nerds
    Historian Niall Ferguson Hates Being Around PeopleExcept for when he’s in the meatpacking district.
  14. obama is a human person
    President Obama Is Tickled That Sri Lanka Used to Be CeylonThis is how he spent his weekend.
  15. web wedgies
    Financial Bloggers Felix Salmon and Henry Blodget Have a Fight, Make UpA breakdown of an online argument between two titans.
  16. party lines
    Chuck Klosterman on the ‘Difference Between Hipsters and Retards’We admit it: We harbor a secret crush on Chuck Klosterman. He has a nerdy hotness about him not unlike what Natalie Portman must have seen in Moby. We even almost joined the Facebook group “If Chuck Klosterman spit in my face, I’d stop taking showers,” but then we promised our career counselor we wouldn’t. Er, anyway, last night we went to the Highline Ballroom for a reading of his upcoming novel, Downtown Owl (even though we found it a little hard to follow). Over the course of the next half hour, we learned a few things about our little demigod: • Chuck used to have a few nicknames back in the day: Curtains (after a pair of unfortunate sweatpants his mom made him), Facehead (also interchangeable with Headface), and Joaquin Andujar. • Chuck does not think that rock and roll is dead. In fact, he thinks “it is pretty good right now.” • No one ever has sex in Chuck’s books because he identifies more with people being rejected. • Chuck is going to be teaching in Germany for fourteen weeks and what he will miss most is his girlfriend. We raised our hand to ask a question. So, how do nerdy guys get chicks? “Well,” Chuck said, “it’s like this. You used to be able to tell the difference between hipsters and homeless people. Now, it’s between hipsters and retards. I mean, either that guy in the corner in orange safety pants holding a protest sign and wearing a top hat is mentally disabled or he is the coolest fucking guy you will ever know.” And in that moment, nerdy Chuck Klosterman got just a little bit hotter. —Lauren Salazar