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  • Started 6 years ago by elpaelpa
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elpaelpa
Posts: 717

Never having been around geeks much (I think I had one for a neighbor once),I have a few questions (must be an epidemic, everyones got at least one).
1.do geeks have rankings?you know like 'geek 2nd class' or 'king geek'.
2.is there a minimum age for being a geek?maximum age?
3.do geeks feel smug knowing they got the last laugh (being called a 'geek' or 'geekie'used to be an insult,now if you're not one or know one you're lost)?
4.is there an initiation rite before becoming a geek?
5.do geeks have better luck with chicks?
6.is there a geek hall of fame?
7.to be a geek do you have to be expert in software and hardware both?
8.is there a secret geek handshake?
9.do geeks have a sense of humor?
The answer to 9 is--I hope so! TKS

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

1.N 2.N 3.N 4.N 5.N 6.N 7.Y 8.N 9.Y

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sparky7415
Posts: 419

LMAO,gotta be one of the best questions I've seen in a while,good one

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sparky7415
Posts: 419

Back in high school before the pc and Geeks there were Nerds,some of them gave me the heebie jeebies.Was probably afraid of catching "THE KUDIES" from their booger rags, I never picked on them though.

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elpaelpa
Posts: 717

@sparky-I was never a nerd or geek!I was a 'dork'!

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elpaelpa
Posts: 717

More questions-
10.is there ageek anthem?
11.are there geek collector cards?
12.is there a geek flag?
13.is there a dress code?
14.do geeks dream in cobol?
15.a gathering of birds is a flock,cows are
a herd!what are geeks called?

Dork n. A person whose mind is a reservoir of
useless non-sense.

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ScottW
Posts: 6609

@elpaelpa: See this thread for info on geeks -> http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....rue-geek-1

1. There are no official rankings, but observers have seen a pecking order with dominant alpha geeks at the top.

5. No, geeks are not good with chicks, but they do make good spouses. The geek tends to mate once and stay with the same partner for life.

9. No

10. "It's Hip To Be Square" by Huey Lewis and the News

13. There is no dress code, but you do have to choose one accessory: pocket protector, pony tail, sandals worn over socks, spectacles with tape, etc.

14. Geeks really do dream of electric sheep. "Hmm, an electric sheep -- how cool would that be!"

15. A group of geeks is called a "Con". ComicCon, ComDex, Quake Con, CodeCon, etc.

EDIT: Another anthem for 10) "The Geeks Get The Girls" by American Hi-Fi. Also remember: blessed are the Geek for they shall inherit cyberEarth.

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Scott
Posts: 5618

Speaking of which, this is a real cool project,
http://electricsheep.org/

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elpaelpa
Posts: 717

@ScottW-You were only foolin' about '9',right?Right?Just to scare me,right?I don't know any geeks,you guys are all I got (hope you're happy-my old eyes are getting misty)!-----No,wait!You're answers to 13-15,you do have a sense of humor,yes,and "howtogeek.com/forum",yes, I see it all now!OH,YES!THERE IS A SUPREME GEEK-HE WATCHS OVER US AN--sorry,kinda got carried away!Once a dork-Anyway,hope you smiled a little! Tom

alpha and beta geeks?logical!

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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

i'd have to yes to 5 in my case ;)

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Budohorseman
Posts: 847

We do have our own band http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerdcore_Rising and our own store http://www.thinkgeek.com/index.shtml

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elpaelpa
Posts: 717

@Budohorseman The store has some really neat stuff! Makes me glad I have grandkids!I like the palm size helos and the meat eating plants-cool!

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

I like this one:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/gaming/7190/

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ScottW
Posts: 6609

The Geek is kickin' it old school!

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

I still have Mario as my background image =)

I use the one on the bottom on all three monitors... really looks great:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....allpapers/

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xenomex
Posts: 130

LMAO!
The last Question really made me laugh!
And im loving the mario shirt! i want one!

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mysticgeek
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Too bad chicks aren't torrents!!!

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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

@mysticgeek i think that there are some torrents that are chicks ;)

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ScottW
Posts: 6609

I'm having a lot of trouble with the women-as-torrents metaphor. Consider this passage from wikipedia's description of a torrent:

"Such a group of peers connected to each other to share a torrent is called a swarm. If the swarm contains only the initial seeder, the client connects directly to it and begins to request pieces. As peers enter the swarm, they begin to trade pieces with one another, instead of downloading directly from the seeder."

Now, if you replace "peer" with "geek" and replace "torrent" with "chick"...well, it's not a pretty picture. :o

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xenomex
Posts: 130

@ScottW
HAHAHAAHAH!
LOL!

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