Nerd Fights

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Timehop Cruelly Witholds @Abe Twitter Handle from Hapless Etsy Developer

Cute, sure, but also cruel. (Photo: Twitter)

Abe Stanway is a simple man. He doesn’t ask for much, just one good taco in this godforsaken metropolis. But there’s another thing the Etsy developer really wants–something that the vindictive, nostalgia-hungry startup Timehop has denied him for almost a year. It’s the @Abe Twitter handle, which is currently occupied by Timehop’s dinosaur mascot.

Mr. Stanway first noted that the handle was taken when Timehop announced its funding back in January. “My heart skipped several beats as I realized my personal brand was being hijacked by a dinosaur,” he lamented to Betabeat over email, his frustration palpable. “I watched my career prospects dwindle by the hour, alongside my professional relationships which shortly crumbled and burst into flames.” Read More

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War of the Nerds: Star Trek’s Wil Wheaton Tells Google ‘Go Fuck Yourself’

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Wil Wheaton, the actor best known for playing sweater-loving Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, is really, really angry at Google. According to Mr. Wheaton, Google switched out YouTube’s thumbs up functionality for a big, honking “Google+ Like” button. Mr. Wheaton is so angry, in fact, that he has a message for the company: “Oh, go fuck yourself, Google.┬áJust let me thumbs up something, without forcing me to ‘upgrade’ to G+, you dickheads,” he wrote on his Tumblr. Set your phasers to ouch, you guys. Read More