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Define a True Geek

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  • Started 6 years ago by Lighthouse
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

No, it's not me (I bought the mirror secondhand. So it only reflects the previous owner)

Posted 6 years ago
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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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Well let's see, so far I've covered:
1) Star Trek
2) Star Wars
3) D & D
4) Monty Python
5) Douglas Adams
6) Flying Spaghetti Monster
7) Math
8) Tech
9) Alone in a crowd
10) Socializes over the PC

What am I missing…

Oh, your /. ID number is only three digits long!!

Posted 6 years ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

You are actually a good way there. Definitions need to be defined though, and some other stuff, that you haven't yet mentioned.

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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Well then it looks like someone else can take a run at this challenge tonight, as I'm off to my Thursday night card game, and get this, it's live....like with actual people!! Wish me luck, I've dropped to 16th place on the leader board (of about 600 (well actually 850 if you include people who don't have any points yet)). Trying to get into the top 10 by the end of the month when the point reset.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Good luck man (and before I saw your post). I was going to post this:-
Can't talk little man....bet you can't play none neither...
It was a clue.

Posted 6 years ago
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thegeek
The Geek
Posts: 2059

Crossroads? Obscure...

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Dead right Sir Geek. But why?
It's just a mess of clues you all will be getting.
What do things mean?. Or what do things represent?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

i think i give up on this game

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ScottW
ScottW
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I was enjoying this thread as goofy fun but, oddly, I now have a real answer for the contest:

geek (n) Slang 1. One who purposely tries to crash a computer.

I base this answer on a previous thread on this site in which jack7h3r1pp3r (j7r) and Lighthouse (LH) have a discussion like this:

j7r: I've never seen XP crash
LH: You're not trying hard enough
j7r: Usually you don't try to crash a PC
LH: It's a geek thing

See that? This is Lighthouse's own definition of a True Geek!

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

i remember that one hehe

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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

haha that made me laugh! :P

another geek thing - using smileys excessively (like I do)
XD

(there you are - 2 in one post without even trying)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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@ScottW. That is certainly a part of it.
The crashing bit comes in when you test all your programs against each other to find out any conflicts.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

but even with all of my testing and stress that i have put on my pc it still doesn't crash and i don't really want it to most of the time :]

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ScottW
ScottW
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A geek is a person who:

* Will spend 4 hours writing code to automate a task that takes 15 seconds.
* Wears T-shirts with clever sayings that only other geeks understand 'cause they are written in code.
* Regularly attends anything that ends with "Con"
* Desperately needs a +1 Charisma
* Has gone to battle...in one of the great Flame Wars
* Keeps a secret stash of dirty magazines: "2600"
* Has been to rehab for an addiction to Warcrack
* Considers their favorite spectator sport to be podracing
* Owns a copy of a book known to geeks only as K&R, not by it's actual title

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

And you started off, sooo well!

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

a true geek: speaks only in binary code and nothing else, falls a sleep at the computer because you haven't slept for a whole week because you were to busy writing code for your program, and builds their own os and apps.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Partly true jack

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

ahhhhhhhh my brain is about to explode

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

da8fbb952003468726d82bf2e5609def

if you can read it you are a true geek

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Its the WEP code for your router

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