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A lot of Tim's comedy is based around self-deprecation of his geekier side. Having someone so talented talk themselves down encourages people to realise that their own shortcomings may be their misperceptions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP9pnSXhibw See More
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One common trope found throughout Felicia's work is the theme of self-acceptance. As a child Felicia had always been encouraged to be an A grade pupil, making her a perfectionist and thus unproductive. As she learnt to accept that "just good enough" was good enough her productivity shot up and her life changed for the better. This was the realisation of who she was, rather than her attempting to live up to the aspirations of others; and thus far surpassing them. See More
Every geek needs a passion, and Felicia is no exception; though she is exceptional in the number of passions she's dedicated to. She's an avid reader of books and comics, plays a diverse range of computer games (some, such as SkyRim, obsessively), and immerses herself in many of the other geek culture she encounters. See More
Felicia may be more on the workaholic side of the scale than is healthy, but she recognises this and is learning to delegate and relax. Both of these traits (working hard & learning not to) are good traits in a role-model; showing people how to be successful, but also that there are other considerations if you want to get the most out of life. See More
In an age where honesty makes way for cautious pandering, Brian Cox can be relied upon to state what he sees as truth. Whilst this can be seen as rude, he's humorous and amiable with his personality ensuring his words do not cause offense to those he's talking with. This balance of honesty and courtesy is something all geeks should aspire to as we conduct ourselves and present out passions. See More
Before his career in physics, Brian was in the band D:Ream, which aids in increasing his popularity and removing the "stuffy professor" image often associated with science. D:Ream are most famous for their hit, Things Can Only Get Better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIj-6fr2SlI See More
Wheaton's law: "Don't be a Dick" is both a rule for conducting yourself on the internet, and on how to live your life in general. This term was coined by and named after Wil Wheaton, and is often quoted in discussions of community sites when people see it being violated. See More