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Do you consider yourself a geek?

Discussion in 'General' started by Firehed, 9 Dec 2004.

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Do you consider yourself a geek?

Poll closed 16 Dec 2004.
  1. Yes

    87 vote(s)
    71.9%
  2. No

    34 vote(s)
    28.1%
  1. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Do you?
    Also, how would you define "geek"?
     
  2. ToM

    ToM mmmm, blud

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  3. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Not really.

    My life outside work comes first. (Im mostly only on here when I have nothing better to do at work)

    I have a real girlfriend and have never owned a tshirt with computing related slogans on.
     
  4. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Don't go copying my thread now will you ;) . I'd like to call myself an unconventional geek, who waffles on about computers to people who don't understand a word of what I'm saying, but also has a life :rock: ...sometimes

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  5. Fatboy

    Fatboy Bored

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    I would consider myself a geek, but not in the regular sense. I go out with mates every weekend and evenings, i have a GF and im not some kind of social hermet.
    i spend plenty of time on here and other tech sites, but its mainly in my free time and free periods at school etc.
    Id say my geekiness is more my knowledge than anything else, as i know more about computers/technology than anyone i know.
     
  6. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    I'd have to agree with you there, sounds excactly like me!

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  7. Spiral Architect

    Spiral Architect Cooked on Phonics

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    Wouldn't really consider myself a geek. Computers are just one of my interests.
     
  8. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    Yeah, im a geek :) I get excited about physics and stuff :) I like ocmputers and im in Band :)

    But i also know how to party... so, wheres the line drawn ?? I like being a geek though, tbh, so, i vote geek :)
     
  9. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    It's mostly for part of a school project :p I don't mean to copy anything :thumb:
     
  10. CyberSol

    CyberSol 1337 Pants

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    I am a geek

    But In a cool geek kinda way.
    Not a nerdy kinda way. :thumb:
     
  11. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    That's half the project - determining what people what consider the difference to be between geek and nerd

    my opinions:
    geek = computer savvy, could do your tech support, possibly no social life but by choice
    nerd = trekkie! well, no social life but not by choice
     
  12. slater

    slater Mummy Says Im Special

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    Yeh i often worry if im a bit geeky because i spend alot of time talking to you guys, have a watercooled super pc and spend my collage lunch break nicking p2 cpus out the scrap metal skip! :D but hey everyones a geek at soemthing right???

    IMO some people are even social geeks. To some poeple socialising is all they ever do and dont have any hobbies. If you ask me they are just as geeky as me just in a differant way!!

    That said i definatly try to keep the computer geek side of me a bit quiet (expecially from the girls :naughty: ) as i find people judge you a bit at first but once i know people i find they are just as geeky as the rest of the world and it dosent matter.

    slater..
     
  13. invader crack

    invader crack What's a Dremel?

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    id go with geek mysefl i spend most of my time infront of this monitor reading. i may not be the best techy but ive always had an big interest in computer just spent my childhood high which = LAZY!!!!!! but we all make bad choices... nehoo nowadays ive got my **** going on medication for social anxiety haha ,how could i have turned out different eh? and i can focus again i constently find myself starin at the computer tryin to think of sumthing to do to it and spending the last time tweakin nething i can figure out.

    i guess it really just comes down to what u personaly see a geek to be
     
  14. Shrapnill

    Shrapnill What's a Dremel?

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    I think Im a geek... but according to the dictionary Im not.

    I see the term pertaining more to areas of interest than personality and social life. Im interested in computers, engineering and sciences- which to most people defines geekiness.

    I do, however have a stunningly beautiful girlfriend of three years and have a totally normal social life. Im in college, I go out on weekends and party (and sometimes weekdays...) and have interests well outside those that would be considered "geeky". I own firearms and participate in tactical shooting competitions, to provide one example.

    In my world, yea Im a geek and proud of it. But apparently I dont meet the criterion.
     
  15. bwgames

    bwgames Minimodder

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  16. k3nn

    k3nn What's a Dremel?

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    i would say im a geek in my free time, if im out i supress the inner geek and become my socialy retarded self :hehe:
     
  17. malcs

    malcs oops! i put a hole in the ***** :(

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    i would have classed myself as a "hidden geek" before i came to uni, but since then i havent been on here nearly as much at all, i am out every night, and love being with my friends :) by "hidden geek" what i mean is that i still went out with my friends and everything, just was kind-of "in the closet" about it lol... now, i havent even opened my pc's case once in uni, and have gotten interested in different things.. i come on here just cos its interesting to read now and i like the people :) also cos when i went to nottingham to meet everyone, they were all really nice ppl and also i have plenty of ammo to take the piss out of penski ;)
     
  18. dead_man

    dead_man Confucious say: WTF???

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    tell me about it, i always talk to this chick online and she thought i was a "bad boy" kinda trouble stay outta my way kinda person. then she found out i was a computer techy and that i work in a computer store. we still good freinds tho, she gets mad when i kill her in medal of honour still
     
  19. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    im a trekkie and have a social life, and im computer savvie and have a social life. Im also a sporty person. Where does that put me ? :(
     
  20. tk421

    tk421 Idiot.

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    confused?

    i never was a trekkie - people in klingon makeup with big sharp things scare me. (but i loved playing with my friend's battleth)

    i didnt become a geek untill i was about 25 - i spent the post highschool years killing brain cells and kicking a hackey sack around. then i got bored (i guess i was already bored, but too stoned to tell), and had a really good job - and bought a p2 class machine. a gateway. i shudder to think of the box i could build today with the $2711.96 i spent on that POS.

    what did me in was when i bought the star wars racer game, and it barely chugged along and skipped a lot. so i went out and bought a new video card, and promptly voided my warranty.

    and now, i have just finished an associate's in systems engeneering, have certs, and am looking for a real job. I am engaged to the woman i should have married 10 years ago, but let get away. we have custody of my nephew because my brother is a crack head. it's kind of like the end of trainspotting, but not quite so sarcastic.

    being a geek is the best thing that ever happened to me.
     

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