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"NASA is a collection of nerds"

(13 Posts)
Bags Tue 04-Dec-12 15:33:41

Someone is a bit pissed off with NASA wink The article is about Mars Curiosity hype disappointments.

Nerd is not an insult, by the way.

vampirequeen Tue 04-Dec-12 17:56:22

I can't get the link to open.

jO5 Tue 04-Dec-12 18:00:14

Are you sure? I know geek's not, but I aint so sure about nerd! grin

Ana Tue 04-Dec-12 18:04:37

This is from Wiki:

"Nerd" is a derogatory, stereotypical term, but as with other pejoratives, it has been reclaimed and redefined by some as a term of pride and group identity.

I can't get the link to open, either. confused

jO5 Tue 04-Dec-12 18:56:40

Opens for me. Not to the right thing though. ExtremeTech. Latest technology news.

Bags Tue 04-Dec-12 20:13:50

Hmm, Extreme Tech is right but I'll check the link.....

Bags Tue 04-Dec-12 20:14:24

(could do with an extreme tech nerd on GN sometimes wink)

Bags Tue 04-Dec-12 20:16:15

The link works for me, though it is a bit slow. This is the whole thing:!/entry/nasa-must-fix-its-public-image-or-die-amid-apathy,50be150e94f4be71692e79af

Bags Tue 04-Dec-12 20:17:15

I think it's the comma. Try without:!/entry/nasa-must-fix-its-public-image-or-die-amid-apathy50be150e94f4be71692e79af

Bags Tue 04-Dec-12 20:18:56

Nope. Third time lucky:

Bags Tue 04-Dec-12 20:21:53

Ah! I think I was looking at the tablet version. I think this is the 'desktop' version:

Ana Tue 04-Dec-12 20:31:54

That's got it! Thanks, Bags smile

vampirequeen Tue 04-Dec-12 20:51:25

Thanks Bags. I think we've just got used to space travel and have forgotten how amazing it really is. Gosh does that make me a nerd? smile