For nearly 25 years, Boden said, he had the “greatest job in the world.”, He thanked those who “worked with us to try and make this crazy dream happen. Federal agents spent about five hours at the facility. A Free & Open Forum For Electronics Enthusiasts & Professionals, Login with username, password and session length. In a Facebook post, president Chris Boden said the institute – in the former West YMCA building at 902 Leonard St. NW - was a labor of love but it could not generate enough funding to pay its bills. The non-profit agency, dedicated to science and technology, provided hands-on educational opportunities, including use of high-tech equipment and facilities by students, inventors and others.
me?Shutting down the IRC for 25 mins or so was effectively disrespecting ALL members, not just the ones he wanted to get the attention of, that is made abundantly clear in the HUGE amount of messages I got from disgruntled and confused members after the incident.Mr. 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. and I will not cover it all in a video, but you get the basics of it. Not I, said the duck. Just a note regarding the "waving his gun around" bit, the US may be fairly lax on firearm regulation, particularly states like Michigan, but brandishing a firearm is generally a felony offense. We’ve been driven by the constant fear of impossible bills, a mortgage we could barely clear every month, and utility bills that kept us on the brink for years. Since I like to see whats new with TGG in hopes they're turning it around, I ended up here: I really don't even know who this fellow is and never heard of TGG. Quote from: milktoast on December 02, 2014, 06:17:30 am. They were observed carrying boxes out from inside. We just don’t have any fight left in us.”, So, he said: “As of Noon today, 31 December 2018 the collection of weirdos that began as The Bohemian Brothers, that evolved into the group called GeNext!, that began the company called The Geek Group, and eventually The National Science Institute will formally shut down operations to the public.”, He said that attorneys have advised against commenting on the investigation. We have both striven to promote Geek Group projects, steer new potential members into the Geek Groups light, presenting it as a pillar in the maker community that smart people can rely on as a means of communication and collective thinking. I have talked about TGG in my videos long before they got the Leonard St Labs and moved from Kalamazoo county. While some groups would take this lying down, the geek group put on their flame proof suits and wade through the comments. He wants share the whole story once the investigation concludes. Internet speculation after the raid led to “ridiculous stories” when “the truth is far more boring.”. neither I, Edward (Aussie50) nor Michael (Doogielabs) were addressed about the \"Problem\" of non constructive, non contributing IRC members coming from our channels and promotional work prior to the incident. Re: The Geek Group & Chris Boden: Here's what I know.
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. You're asking interesting questions, I like this. Pretty much all I've seen of the Geek Group is the video they had on using an arduino to count from a geiger counter, but I came across Chris's channel and found it kind of weird.
I am very disappointed that this happened, but here goes.For the Record.
All rights reserved (About Us). Boden's comments and reference to non productive members being \"noise\" and productive ones being \"signal\" essentially told a lot of people that they had to actively support TGG and toe the line while on the main channel, or face \"Draconian changes\", I will leave it to my subscribers to decide if they want to join in, or stay away.I do not advocate trolling them or posting hate comments, it only acts to breed more hate and hostility, and that is not what I am about. It will hold a silent auction for all of its equipment, what he called a “staggering amount of nerdy engineering, science, robotics, electronics, and weird things … .”, The money will go toward its “giant debt.”. I only set foot in their lab once after the raid and now I check here almost every day to see if there is more info/ soak in the drama. I do what I do because I love it, and I do not require anyone to stand and salute me, nor contribute goods or money.The Geek Group is a fantastic concept, they just need to get their shit together on a managerial level, especially if they want the IRC to be their \"Public Face\", because when the director goes off and does what he did on TGG's \"Public Face\" it does not look good for anyone!.Signed - EdwardAussie50.
To preface, I found a few threads about TGG when I was searching for info on pumping station one and other hackerspaces. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. He did seem a bit odd.
… Hell, we didn’t even have heat for the whole month of November.”, The institute is selling the building. Who logs in to gdm? Re: The Geek Group & Chris Boden: Here's what I know.
Now that is the definition of a hard worker. In a Facebook post, president Chris Boden said the institute – in the former West YMCA building at 902 Leonard St. NW - was a labor of love but it could not generate enough funding to pay its bills. Good people can do bad things and bad people can do good things. If this is something he does often, then it should be recorded and reported to the police.
Chris would be the first to admit that he, Greek letter 'Psi' (not Pounds per Square Inch). “What I can say is, that we simply cannot sustain operations anymore, with an accumulating debt load of about $20,000 a month, on average, we’re ending operations permanently,” he wrote. Police HSI remove evidence from Geek Group. Does anyone know what is going on? « Reply #11 on: February 28, 2015, 09:41:29 am » Pretty much all I've seen of the Geek Group is the video they had on using an arduino to count from a geiger counter, but I came across Chris's channel and found it kind of weird.
Wow, people still using IRC and they still get upset about channel control? The Geek Group & Chris Boden: Here's what I know. We’ve been broke as a joke for years and stumbled through, but with the recent PR hit by from being raided by four different Federal agencies while being unable to actually tell people the truth about why, we’ve finally hit the wall.”, He said he and others at the facility “realized we simply don’t have the resources, the funding, or the ability to continue chasing this dream. Thanks Milktoast, I had never heard of TGG & Chris Boden before. ::: READ THE DESCRIPTION:::: Full IRC log here http://slexy.org/view/s264OmiACvWell... this happened... on the 18'th of February. “The truth is, my staff and I have been living in fear for years. I’m sorry I couldn’t do more.”. I am about geek pride and geek equality.
The larger the government, the smaller the citizen. Doogielabs had spent over a year working for TGG and put in a great effort, to see him shit on by his former boss like this was disgusting, and I also took offence to the comments, mainly due to the fact that I was encouraged to advertise TGG and the IRC on my own channel, by Chris Boden and Staff!. I watched a vid of him shifting heavy duty transformers and stuff with a pick up truck. The Geek Group works because of his drive and determination, but Chris could walk out tomorrow and the group would continue on in his absence. I wrote this because I've heard people asking about it locally, and apparently there's interest online too. At least that blonde Sheila when she did some labour shown the top of her arse-crack now and then. Keep journalists asking the hard questions. apparently all that was not good enough, or ultimately fueled the fire?
On a related note, why am I so fascinated by this saga? 9 months ago. I thought that whatever criminal/civil proceeding against Chris Boden and others would have been completed by now. … I’m sorry I failed you. Yeah, I did notice the girls didn't get much to do and looked a bit awkward, though many of the blokes were in the same boat. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. I gave it everything I had and then some.
::: READ THE DESCRIPTION:::: Full IRC log here http://slexy.org/view/s264OmiACv Well... this happened... on the 18'th of February. A telephone recording at the center said that a “going-out-of-business sale” would begin at noon Wednesday, Jan. 2. https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/opinions-about-'the-geek-group'-on-youtube/, https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/opinions-about-'the-geek-group'-on-youtube/msg300746/#msg300746. GRAND RAPIDS, MI – After a federal raid at its Leonard Street NW business, the National Science Institute, formerly known as The Geek Group, said Friday, Dec. 31, it has shut down.
“We tried, some of us for decades, and ultimately failed. Subscribe to MLive.com. He and others plan to write books. The Geek Group claims that the city of Kalamazoo and the township of Kalamazoo ran them out of town when it was in fact their illegal activity that ran them out of town. Any updates on the Geek Group? It periodically handed out used computers at little or no cost to help children of struggling families.
You don’t like Chris… None more vocally than [Chris Boden… Today is really my first time I've heard about them and only because you posted 3 posts about it and I read the forum by posts unread.
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