Morning Discussion

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 04, 2011 5:00am PST Oh, hello there. I didn't hear you knock, Internet. Sit, sit. I've been on holiday since Crimble, getting high on life and a mysterious elixir I found in a bucket round the back of Tesco in Tooting. Tingly! Now, it's back down the video games mine to pry gleaming chunks of glee from the gameface for your delight, education and amusement.

Is geek culture mainstream and what does that mean for geeks? A chap by the name of Patton Oswalt has written for Wired that geek culture must be destroyed to save it. I might suggest that what he seeks still exists, unknown to him, and would argue that geek culture must be destroyed to save us all but I'm like that. Still, I found it an interesting read, especially as I had only known Oswalt for 'King of Queens.'

I'm home, you wonderful little darlings.

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  • shackMD

    New years day my friends and I ended up playing XBox CodBlops for about 6 hours. I haven't played xbox for at least a year. Near the end of our playing, I noticed the tip of my middle finger on my left hand was numb. I assumed I was gripping the controller too tightly and it would go away in an hour or so. It's now 3 days later and the tip of my finger is still numb. The whole finger is also much warmer than my other fingers.

    I've tried massaging my finger, the whole hand, putting it on ice, warm compress... Still numb! WTF!

    What do you think, pinched nerve or carpel tunnel or something?