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Tom Baker
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Tom Baker

Derby, UK
As Quib.ly’s staff writer I help to research, edit and compile editorial articles, whilst also contributing to the blog. If I didn’t work from home, I’d probably be in charge of making the coffee, too. In my spare time I write about music. And I've heard all of the Dr Who jokes before.

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  • Questions 60
  • Answers 269
  • Followers 23
  • Follows 15
  • Votes given 139
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17Feb
What's the deal with nanoprinting?

Oh, so you're all hung up on 3D printing ? That is so five minutes ago. I'm all about ...

14Feb
With this Facebook notification I thee wed

It's the most romantic time of the year (if you still believe in that stuff ), but Valentine's ...

13Feb

We re delighted to say that over 100 schools have now signed up to take the

13Feb
What was the deal with Flappy Bird?

Ah, Flappy Bird. Like the legend of Icarus, your brief flight was a beautiful one; yet, you soared too close to the sun, and so you came ...

11Feb
Have you used F.lux? What do you think of it?

I've been using it for a little over a week, and while it's kinda nice - it's sort of like mood lighting for your laptop - I'm not sure how helpful ...

11Feb

Is your family watching the Winter Olympics?

07Feb
Is romance dead?

I'm calling it: pronounced on January 23, 2014. At least that's when

05Feb
NekNominations, the horrible new thing to worry about

When I was at university (not as long ago as you might think, dear reader), I knew somebody whose 'party trick' was to down a bottle of wine, in ...

04Feb
Teachers, enough with the hand-written signs

Preach! Or should that be, "This!"

04Feb

I know I m going to come across as a bit of a grumpy old curmudgeon, but I ve really got to get something off my chest. I ve ...

03Feb

We can't lay the blame for eating disorders at the door of social media. ...

03Feb
Larry Shippers and the case of the crazy fans

Directioners, Beliebers, Little Monsters, Jcats, Katy Kats (a surprising amount revolve around cats): it's fandom, Jim, but not as we known it. ...

29Jan
What's the Kidizoom watch and why should I care?

Smartwatches they're the future! As we've been telling you for, like, a year. 2014 could be the year they

28Jan
Your kids really could fall in love with a videogame

I'm not talking about the totally healthy love of a young man for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (purely platonically), but rather, falling for a ...

27Jan

Fan Fiction is used to describe everything from short stories to fully developed novels that take existing characters and situations from ...

27Jan
Enjoy awesome games on the cheap

Papers, Please is so strangely engrossing for something that feels so much like work...

27Jan

Hardware at the forefront of modern videogaming is eye-wateringly expensive. But parents of gaming-hungry teens should know that many of the ...

24Jan
Will downloads be taxed?

It can still be a bit confusing , but it seems like on the whole ...

Q: What's the deal with nanoprinting?

A: Oh, so you're all hung up on 3D printing ? That is so five minutes ago. I'm all about nanoprinting, letting me produce working circuits from my old ...

3 years ago

Q: With this Facebook notification I thee wed

A: It's the most romantic time of the year (if you still believe in that stuff ), but Valentine's Day might not be the best time to get married. When ...

3 years ago

Q: What was the deal with Flappy Bird?

A: Ah, Flappy Bird. Like the legend of Icarus, your brief flight was a beautiful one; yet, you soared too close to the sun, and so you came crashing ...

3 years ago

Q: Have you used F.lux? What do you think of it?

A: I've been using it for a little over a week, and while it's kinda nice - it's sort of like mood lighting for your laptop - I'm not sure how helpful ...

3 years ago

Q: Is romance dead?

A: I'm calling it: pronounced on January 23, 2014. At least that's when LoveSpace - 'the no-nonsense, hassle-free storage service offering newly ...

3 years ago

Q: NekNominations, the horrible new thing to worry about

A: When I was at university (not as long ago as you might think, dear reader), I knew somebody whose 'party trick' was to down a bottle of wine, in one ...

3 years ago

Q: Larry Shippers and the case of the crazy fans

A: Directioners, Beliebers, Little Monsters, Jcats, Katy Kats (a surprising amount revolve around cats): it's fandom, Jim, but not as we known it. It ...

3 years ago

Q: What's the Kidizoom watch and why should I care?

A: Smartwatches they're the future! As we've been telling you for, like, a year. 2014 could be the year they finally break through . And you know who ...

3 years ago

Q: Your kids really could fall in love with a videogame

A: I'm not talking about the totally healthy love of a young man for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (purely platonically), but rather, falling for a character in ...

3 years ago

Q: Will downloads be taxed?

A: It can still be a bit confusing , but it seems like on the whole we re getting better at actually paying for stuff we download. But should downloads ...

3 years ago

Q: What Edward Snowden thinks privacy will mean to your kids

A: Last year saw the news that had conspiracy theorists throwing their tin foil hats up in celebration that they were right all along (before firmly ...

3 years ago

Q: What is the Kurio Phone and why should I care?

A: Billing itself as the 'first smartphone for kids' (provided yours haven't already been furnished with an iPhone , BlackBerry , or one of those toy ...

3 years ago

Q: Germ-killing smartphone fears no grubby hands

A: One of the biggest problems especially for us hypochondriacs in the audience about letting a little tyke play with your smartphone or tablet is them ...

3 years ago

Q: How to build a Raspberry Pi tablet?

A: Raspberry Pis are I think we can all agree pretty amazing. Those little boxes can inspire a lifetime of coding or engineering in children but, if we ...

3 years ago

Q: Is cyberbullying still on the rise?

A: Despite all our best efforts to keep kids safe online cyberbullying is still rife, according to a report by ChildLine. In 2013 the charity saw a 87% ...

3 years ago

Q: 3D printing prosthetic limbs is changing lives in the Sudan

A: You can do plenty of wonderful things with 3D printers, but one organisation is putting the revolutionary tech to truly important work: providing ...

3 years ago

Q: Can neuroscientists improve education?

A: That's certainly what the Wellcome Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) are hoping with their plans to spend 6m on research into the ...

3 years ago

Q: What's the future of tattoos?

A: Before they were mainly used a forms of self-expression (which usually came at the expense of parents' sanity/credulity/temper); in the near future , ...

3 years ago

What's the point of my reputation points?

Quibly's a community of parents, and while we can see your bio and who you are, members also want to know how much you do in the community. Your reputation score on Quibly is your street cred, it's what you can use to see how important someone is to your fellow parents on Quibly.

How you can build a rep on quibly?

Let's get this clear - having a Quibly reputation is a good thing. We give you points for all the amazing things you do. Questions, Answers, Upvotes, and all those other little things you all do to make Quibly awesome are all taken into account.

Careful though your score depends on how often you help other parents out, so keep an eye out for any questions you can give good answers to and don't forget to upvote anyone else's excellent answers.

So, how we assign reputation points you ask? Simple, at the end of each day, we look at your activity and do some basic math to come up with your total score. Here is how the point system works:

  • 10 pts for every question you ask (we want you to start conversations)
  • 10 pts for every new follower to your question (and we reward good questions!)
  • 10 pts for each of your answers (we want to know your opinion)
  • 20 pts for each up vote to your answer (up votes keep good quality answers on top)
  • 40 pts if the person who asked the question up votes your answer
  • 10 pts for every new follower

Got it? So let's get to it.