KC Geeks

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Getting Down to the Wire with the Hamsterdam Podcast

I recently received an email from one of the hosts of a Kansas City-based podcast on the TV show “The Wire,” which he described as “either the greatest television drama ever, or that cop show your friends never shut up about, depending on who you ask.” Chuckling over his description, I followed up for more information on his podcast. Read on to find out about his co-host’s secret identity and the net worth of 90s rap artist Fredro Starr.

Get down to the wire with the Hamsterdam podcast on KCGeeks.com!

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SciFlix: The Science Behind Sci-Fi

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As any good geek family, we watch a lot of movies, both at home and at the theater. When something extra-ordinary or supernatural happens that we don’t quite follow how it happened, we refer to it as “eh, comic book science” – as in, it doesn’t have to be founded on actual science to be entertaining.

But there is a group in Kansas City that not only watches science fiction movies – they dig into the actual science behind the plot and action and discuss real life examples. Allow me to introduce you to SciFlix.

SciFlix is a science fiction movie watching group in Kansas City, designed around taking the science, the theories, and the ethics in popular fiction and discussing it openly and honestly. Learn more on KCGeeks.com!

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Boldly Preparing for the Promising Future

Sponsored by blooom, inc. Originally posted at blooom.com/blog

“Knowledge equals profit.”
– 74th Rule of Acquisition

I’ve been fascinated with the future since I was a kid. I grew up watching reruns of “Star Trek” with my dad, as well as “Star Wars,” “Back to the Future,” and “Logan’s Run.” I even frequently played out scenes from “Battlestar Galactica” (first generation) at recess. (Perhaps I’m dating myself a bit with these references….)

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Money, Online 401k Management in the Future

Money didn’t play a huge role in a lot of these futuristic societies, though you did often see Starbuck racking up cubits at the poker table. And Quark, like any good Ferengi, was obsessed with amassing gold-pressed latinum. Pretty much all the stories were about making it through the crisis situation of the moment. (Pesky Klingons and Cylons!)

I wonder if Quark, the owner of Quark’s Bar on Star Trek’s Deep Space Nine space station, ever thought about the future and planned for his golden years? Or was he more focused on that week’s take from the Dabo tables? With a little simple planning and a good 401k analyzer, he could build a nice nest egg and let it blooom into an optimized savings strategy for his future (see what I did there?).

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Solar Eclipse Kansas City-style

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When is the solar eclipse is Kansas City? Well, my friends, it’s coming up on August 21st! And I’ve gathered some local resources for solar eclipse events in Kansas City and surrounding areas. Some details are still in the works, so bookmark this post to get the latest updates!

Find solar eclipse Kansas City events on KCGeeks.com!

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Geeks and Mental Health: A New Hope

May is Mental Health Month, and all you geeks are on my mind.

So many of us geeks face challenges daily, just because we’re a little bit different. We like weird TV shows, we wear weird clothes, we prefer books and pets to people, we feel anxious in social situations, while desperately wanting to feel included. This can lead to anxiety, depression, and a list of other conditions that qualify as general mental stress and sometimes illness. But I’m here to tell you – there’s hope. You’re not alone.

Many geeks struggle with mental health issues. During Mental Health Month, find some encouragement and resources on KCGeeks.com.

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