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  • Started 1 year ago by XxChungxX
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XxChungxX
XxChungxX
Posts: 91

Can you guys tell me how you became a geek, or how you got good at it?

i'm just interested..

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vistual
vistual
Posts: 3135

not a geek, but i like this stuff and i started right here in these forums.
been here a pretty long time - learned alot and always find myself stumbling back for more.

youd be surprised if you have a knack for this stuff how much you can pick up by just asking questions and participating where you can.
another good thing is to USE THE SEARCH BAR at top right hand corner of the site. lots and lots of stuff back there.

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

First, you buy a pocket protector and several different colored pens.

Then I took a course, forced upon me by the US Army, called Introduction to Computers. This was in 1964. By 1966 I had a Masters in Computer Science. The second one awarded at the University of Washington and the rest is History.

Some of it comes from being first in line to get a copy of the latest Operating System. You have that opportunity this very week.

Most real Geeks are self taught.

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

I'm the farthest thing from being a Geek but I've learned a lot just from asking lots of questions on boards like this. Some of answers actually sink into what passes for my brain.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

You don't. The geek becomes you !

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Sirmentio
Sirmentio
Posts: 26

what i did:
First when i twas a Wee little boy I stumbled upon the C:/ Drive.
I investigated some more until i reached some files with strange names.
I clicked the one with the name of "WINDOWS".
Now that folder had LOTS more oddly named files
Found the file named "System32".
Then i noticed this folder had even more files and folders!
My Curiosity peaked as i managed to find so many interesting files.
Until i stumbled upon the file named "Oobe"
Click it and noticed there were just so many odd things like the cursors and img's that i couldn't recognise.
Thats when i found the Mp3 "Title"
when i was older i looked up this giant Master Folder on the web.
And thats, when i got hooked into the geekiness of it all.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Shows how young you are, and how little you know. There is no such thing as a C:/ drive.

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Sirmentio
Sirmentio
Posts: 26

I respect your authority to tell me how young and how much i know, But That is what my family calls It. :)

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CompWiz
CompWiz
Posts: 864

There is however, c:\

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

And that is the root of the C drive, not the drive itself.

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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
Posts: 3281

Forked out big bucks for a 'High Performance Gaming PC' from Dell a few years ago, discovered it was a piece of crap and set about making it better. Thus began my addiction...

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XxChungxX
XxChungxX
Posts: 91

cool, i had a interest when i was small..

and now i'm trying to learn everything i can absorb.

need you guys to help me.

got a 1 in EDPM CXC
doing Information Technology CXC

and in that class, i'm doing programming right now. using pascal

I think it's full of crap :P

i want to learn by my self!

can you guys help?

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bubbatie1
bubbatie1
Posts: 1322

lol first comp was loaded with win 95 HAD to teach myself from that point on.

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

@XxChungxX, http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=9 There were a couple of suggestions on this thread that you particpated in, did you try them?

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XxChungxX
XxChungxX
Posts: 91

yea, i'm learning..

but i mean like a geek overall..

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-geek.htm

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XxChungxX
XxChungxX
Posts: 91

thank you.

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XxChungxX
XxChungxX
Posts: 91

I'm on my way (:

do anyone know

the latest OS

and how to get it first? :P

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&#.....l=38625945 Check these links depends on operating systems for what devices.

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