Electricity

Tonight on GeekNights, Rym having realized just how many circuits the apartment has (and having no better excuse to banter for a while), we talk a vaguely about electricity (in the thick wire sense). Don't use cheap USB chargers. In the news, Amazon buys Twitch, and the Great Linux Divide is growing greater.

The official PAX Prime GeekNights Meetup will be right after our panel - Why no one will Game with You - in the Sandworm Theatre.

AVGN: The Movie: The Experience

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the perfectly solid, definitely-worth-seeing Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. We were able to attend a screening in New York, and it was definitely worth it. We review the movie (no spoilers: don't worry)... but we also review the crowd. They were, shall we say, maximal in many attributes. In the news, the US Copyright Office gives clear direction that it will not register copyright on a picture taken by a monkey, and you shouldn't post photos of your giant pile of cash on social media: someone might murder you for it.

Last Week Tonight and the Daily Show

Tonight on GeekNights, with Emily replacing Scott, we talk about The Daily Show (which Rym has watched for a decade longer than Emily has) and Last Week Tonight. In the news, we talk about the ridiculous and tragic situation in Ferguson and what happens when you give small town police departments in racially tense regions paramilitary hardware and little oversight. Also, change.

IT Disasters

Tonight on GeekNights, in light of Otakon 2014's spectacular pre-registration badge pickup system failure, we discuss how to identify, mitigate, and entirely avoid IT disasters. We've both seen our share of them (from incorrectly configured servers to mystery Ethernet drops, disabled iptables to ENABLED selinux). Learn why your procedures should never involve "copying the /opt directory." In the news, Yahoo is rolling out browser-to-browser email encryption and Google is claiming to uprank search results for encrypted sites.

Salad

Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about salads. Garden Salad, Cobb Salad, Caesar Salad, Chef Salad, Salad Days, etc... Should you cut or tear lettuce? What kinds of tomatoes? Kale? Arugula? Advanced Crackers? In the news, we discuss the Toledo Water Crisis, which should terrify you far more than Ebola or war in Ukraine (or even the Toledo-Michigan War. We also consider the AVGN movie that we're going to see tomorrow.

The deadline to enter our contest for TWO four-day PAX Prime 2014 badges is TOMORROW. Our panel at PAX is on Monday at noon in the Sandworm theatre.

Crypt of the Necrodancer

Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss the current iteration of Crypt of the Necrodancer, the wonderfully aptly-named rhythm roguelike (though I wouldn't suggest you actually play it on a dance pad). It's interesting and inspired, but is not exactly what it appears to be. In the news, a cooperative X-COM board game (in the tradition of the Omega Virus) is coming, Nintendo continues its likely death spiral, and the Internet is surprisingly confused as to Sheik's gender. We also talk about our recent rounds of Tigris & Euphrates play

Be sure to see our panel - How to Win Every Game - at PAX Prime this year! Also be sure to enter our contest to win two four-day PAX Prime badges!

Top Special Attacks

Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss special attacks. You know, like Big O's punch, or Lina Inverse's Dragonslave. Who has the best special attacks? Does Galactus have one, or is he just big and powerful? Does any Sailor Scout have a special attack more powerful than Sailor Saturn? In the news, the newly announced Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, is definitely going to be awful. We were right about the results of the Eisner Awards. Takeshi Obata will be at NYCC! (We won't be, but if you are, you should go see him)!

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