Define a True Geek(81 posts)
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!
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.
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.
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?
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?
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"
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?
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
9) Alone in a crowd
10) Socializes over the PC
What am I missing…
Oh, your /. ID number is only three digits long!!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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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