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Lighthouse
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That's the question.

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ScottW
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You know you're a geek when...

* you like fixing other people's computers
* you enjoy the "challenge" of wrestling with a system that is infected with lots of viruses and/or spyware
* you know all of your MAC addresses by heart
* you insist that your S.O. call you "Sysadmin" when you are in your computer chair
* you hang out on these forums!

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Lighthouse
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Nowhere close

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whs
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A real Geek likes to mess up his system against better judgement.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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no i think a real geek just lives in side of his/her pc

like me i am just a fragment of data stored on a hard drive

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Lighthouse
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No one's got there yet

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Budohorseman
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1) Must know the Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
2) Should know what TARDIS stands for.
3) Should be able to do a stable overclock of at least 5% on current AMD processors or 20% on current Intel processors.

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Lighthouse
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Nice response. Not quite correct though
I do know 2 of the answers
Maybe i FORGOT TO MENTION , THAT A PRIZE IS INVOLVED
BIG EDIT no goggling allowed.. or you lose

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ScottW
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I promise not to goggle for the answer. :-)

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Budohorseman
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1) Knows the number of the counting before one can lobbeth the Holy Hand-Grenade of Antioch.
2) Knows the difference between Hyperspace and Subspace.
3) Knows that they should lap their heatsink before affixing it to the cpu/mobo.

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Lighthouse
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I need a new keyboard. I love this one but it's full of old input.

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whs
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It needs a good wash down. Why don't you take a walk thru the car wash with it.

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Lighthouse
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Washing wouldn't work. It has a better memory than me.

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Lighthouse
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@Budohorseman
I know all that
Try again

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Budohorseman
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1) Celebrates pi day (by eating pie all day).
2) Celebrates talk like a pirate day.
3) Knows who Pastafarians worship.
4) Knows when it better to use synchronous or asynchronous timings.

@lighthouse, did you lap your heatsink?

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Lighthouse
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1 out of 4

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Budohorseman
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1) Knows the ecological impact as a result of the decrease in the number of pirates.
2) Knows the 10 types of people who exist in the world.
3) Rolls d20’s.

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Lighthouse
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10 types? I only know 11
what has gaming to do with Geeking?

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Budohorseman
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Those who know binary and those who don't!

As for gaming, everyone knows that most Nerds are Geeks and most Geeks are Nerds.

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Lighthouse
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Keep trying

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Budohorseman
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1) Stills posts on alt-die-wesley-crusher-die.
2) Has actually played cards with said Wesley and Crushered him!
3) Regularly unlocks their iPod/iPhone.

Anyone else gonna play this game with us?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i got nothing

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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how about this sits on how to geek all day long :)

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Lighthouse
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It's gonna roll, cos there are Geeks out there.

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ScottW
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You might be a redneck,...no, wait. You might be a geek if you know the origin of the following phrases:

* "Klaatu barada nikto"
* "All your base are belong to us"
* "There is no secret Cow Level"
* "Qapla'!"

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Lighthouse
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It's no good just to throw Borg at me.
or the others.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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secret cow level (but there really is one)

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Budohorseman
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@ScottW

EDIT: OK, someone tell me what I am doing wrong with my tags.....kthxbai
EDIT: Thanks Geek!!

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The Geek
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Your tag should be something like this:

< img src="link" />

but without the space between < and img

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ScottW
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...knows the difference between Borg and Klingon.

There is no secret cow level, that's just what the Cabal wants you to believe.

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Lighthouse
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Come on you guys and gals. There's $100 for the correct answer.

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ScottW
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Budo, good cartoon. Only, it's missing an apostrophe at the end of Qapla' like so:

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Budohorseman
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We'll have to send Doug a message then and have his chickens retake Klingon 101!

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Lighthouse
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What's a Klingon :):):)

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ScottW
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Lighthouse, who's putting up the $100? I think you are using us in a relay attack to win the prize money.

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Lighthouse
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I'm putting up the $100.
And I'm the judge.

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Budohorseman
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Lighthouse, when I win this you can just transfer it into my Full Tilt account. And are we talking US$ or Euros? Inquiring minds gotta know...;-)

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ScottW
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Oh, so we are playing a game we don't know the rules to.

Is there just one correct answer? When you said "1 of 4", does that mean Budo guessed one of 4 parts of the definition correctly? Or, could there be different answers, but you are looking for the ones that you feel are best? Is it void where prohibited by law? Do my rights vary from state to state?

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Lighthouse
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I said $s. I don't think your going to win. Try harder (and if you try harder you loose, cos I'll know)
But then again, you never know

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Budohorseman
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Look in the mirror.

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

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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!!

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Lighthouse
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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
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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
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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.

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The Geek
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Crossroads? Obscure...

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Lighthouse
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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
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i think i give up on this game

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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
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i remember that one hehe

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Aleeve
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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
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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
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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
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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
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And you started off, sooo well!

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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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
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Partly true jack

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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ahhhhhhhh my brain is about to explode

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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da8fbb952003468726d82bf2e5609def

if you can read it you are a true geek

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Lighthouse
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Its the WEP code for your router

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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actually no it's md5

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ScottW
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jack, that's my credit card number! Don't post that! :-)

Hashing algorithms like MD5 are supposed to be one way only, so you can't decode them. However, I have heard that there are attacks for MD5 and it is considered by some to be partially insecure. So, if you can read it, you are a cracker. Or a security analyst. How do you crack it?

Oh, and since Lighthouse brought it up, WEP is really, really insecure so never use it unless you have no choice. These days if you forget a WEP password, it's faster to crack it than reset it.

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The Geek
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You can't exactly "crack" an MD5, but there are a ton of websites building rainbow tables of computed md5 hashes, so these days you can look up almost any md5 hash online on a dozen sites like this one:

http://www.md5oogle.com/

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Lighthouse
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@ScottW. Unfortunely I have to use WEP. It comes with the territory.

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ScottW
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Rainbow tables? Oh, come on. Any true geek worth his salt can work around that. (get it?) ¡Gracias, Señor Geek!

Lighthouse, what is the territory where you have to use WEP? BTW, we've hijacked your thread. Mwahaha!

I guess there really is no uncrackable crypto, only crypto that hasn't been cracked yet.

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Lighthouse
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Hey it's not my thread (just cos I started it)
WEP comes with my ISP h/w s/w packaage

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ScottW
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What's a true geek? Me. I'm a geek. Let me say it again:

* Yo no soy marinero, soy geek
* Je suis geek (tres chic!)
* Ich bin ein geek, ich bin nicht ein Berliner.
* Geekito ergo sum

Pardon my French (and German, and Spanish, and Latin)

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Lighthouse
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Iechyd da
(sorry, the word Geek does not exist in Welsh)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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here you can see my message here http://www.md5oogle.com/

edit: now i just noticed that the geek already posted the same site

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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here is the true answer to the question the real geek is the one who started the topic and his name is lighthouse ;)

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ScottW
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I have it: the answer is 42.

After all, this is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. The definition of a true geek must be in there somewhere.

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ScottW
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Here's what I found when I looked in the dictionary:

GEEK

This guy ->

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Lighthouse
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As I already mentioned 42, I'm afraid you can not count that as a reply

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ScottW
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Lighthouse, so if you hadn't mentioned 42, that would be the correct answer? I think you are making up the rules to this so-called "contest" as we go along. Your $100 is very safe.

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Lighthouse
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Not at all. 42 did involve part of the answer. But I'm letting you off for that one.
(unless you want to mention which part of 42. Then you get an extra point)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i'm thinking that every one is out of ideas cuz i am

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p0oper89
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a geek is a person that has insomnia, and they cant wait to able to get home and crack open a Mountain Dew and some chips!

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whs
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I think Lighthouse is just pulling your legs. Once he gets off the Absinthe, he'll tell you.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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haha absinthe wow i think i just seen a purple bird fly by me ;)

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Lighthouse
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That could have been "The Purple People Eater"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVbGnspgy_8

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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so there is no true deff. of a true geek that is my understanding.

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