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Do you think your a geek
« on: August 21, 2009, 12:49:49 PM »
Do you think your a g33k

I do....

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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 01:37:43 PM »
I'll answer your question if you give a straightforward definition of the word "geek".
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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 01:42:56 PM »
Do you think your a g33k

No, I do not.  :)

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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 01:44:56 PM »
Hi for the real geeks among us:

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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 02:29:31 PM »
According to Dictionary.com, a geek is:

1. a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, esp. one who is perceived to be overly intellectual.
2. a computer expert or enthusiast (a term of pride as self-reference, but often considered offensive when used by outsiders.)
3. a carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or disgusting acts, as biting off the head of a live chicken.
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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 02:46:59 PM »
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1. a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, esp. one who is perceived to be overly intellectual.
No, I am not.

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2. a computer expert or enthusiast (a term of pride as self-reference, but often considered offensive when used by outsiders.)
Yes, I am.

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3. a carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or disgusting acts, as biting off the head of a live chicken.
No, I am not.
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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009, 05:05:30 PM »
A computer geek

Like Bob3160

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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2009, 01:29:10 AM »
I'm verging on "wannabe-nerdish" but haven't reached (nor really aspire to) true geekdom.
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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2009, 10:14:05 AM »
Here's another one for you to think about ...

pretend-a-tech

"This is a person who knows a little more than the average person about computers but not enough to truly be helpful. Usually someone who knows enough to be dangerous or harmful to a computer or it's software but never truly fix an issue."

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pretend-a-tech&defid=2633524

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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2009, 11:03:59 AM »
Here's another one for you to think about ...

pretend-a-tech

"This is a person who knows a little more than the average person about computers but not enough to truly be helpful. Usually someone who knows enough to be dangerous or harmful to a computer or it's software but never truly fix an issue."

I really liked that definition. :)

I used to be a 'real'  geek a long time ago.

But I'm afraid much has 'evaporated' out of my head over time.  ;)

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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2009, 12:00:00 PM »
@hlecter: There seems to be alot of pretend-a-tech's on this forum lately, doing more harm than good with their advice if you ask me. Seems to me we've lost quite a few real "geeks" in the past year or two. But i am getting off-topic now...

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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2009, 12:27:44 PM »
Definitely not a geek, but I thank all the computer geeks in this forum who helps us non-geeks so much.

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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2009, 03:35:24 PM »
Not a computer expert.

Not "definition #1"

Not "definition #3"

I hope none of these posts are related to me though...^^ ;D

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Re: Do you think your a geek
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2009, 06:33:14 PM »
According to Dictionary.com, a geek is:

1. a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, esp. one who is perceived to be overly intellectual.
2. a computer expert or enthusiast (a term of pride as self-reference, but often considered offensive when used by outsiders.)
3. a carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or disgusting acts, as biting off the head of a live chicken.
I have been accused of #1 and #2
But I have never done #3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzXzc5qWiks

I am more like a nurd:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbVtbc_XzrI