Computer Nerd......Oxymoron?

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    you don't understand women at all do you?

    she probably wasn't laughing to be mean, she just wanted to start conversation and be friendly. I too, think nerd is obselete, but it's nothing to be affended by nonetheless. I'm not saying it's a compliment either. Just as people call me a freak because I'm a goth, they aren't putting me down, just telling me what I am. No big deal. You shouldn't get affended so easily. Although, I DO get made fun of because of my interest in computers and junk, but I don't let it get the best of me. I just laugh. A lot of times they aren't being mean, just playing around. Now there are the jocks that DO hate me, because I am the two types they usually hate. I'm a goth and a geek. They, I take offense from. But, I know that I am better than them, and it doesn't bother me. They are just jealous of my h4xx0r skills, and, if you look, ALL JOCKS ARE D.A.'s! They're just a bunch of people who cheat on tests and shower with other guys. They all want to be football players when they grow up, but they realise that it is harder than they think to get into the NFL. So they marry a *****, live in a trailer park, beat their wife and kids, and work at some place like co-op and get welfare checks.

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    If RoD doesn't understand girls, you certainly don't understand anyone else. Most of those guys you say will end up on welfare will hold perfectly good jobs and lead totally normal lives. No matter what you think, there's no clear cut path for people.

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    Originally posted by frenchfry164
    you don't understand women at all do you?

    she probably wasn't laughing to be mean, she just wanted to start conversation and be friendly. I too, think nerd is obselete, but it's nothing to be affended by nonetheless. I'm not saying it's a compliment either. Just as people call me a freak because I'm a goth, they aren't putting me down, just telling me what I am. No big deal. You shouldn't get affended so easily. Although, I DO get made fun of because of my interest in computers and junk, but I don't let it get the best of me. I just laugh. A lot of times they aren't being mean, just playing around. Now there are the jocks that DO hate me, because I am the two types they usually hate. I'm a goth and a geek. They, I take offense from. But, I know that I am better than them, and it doesn't bother me. They are just jealous of my h4xx0r skills, and, if you look, ALL JOCKS ARE D.A.'s! They're just a bunch of people who cheat on tests and shower with other guys. They all want to be football players when they grow up, but they realise that it is harder than they think to get into the NFL. So they marry a *****, live in a trailer park, beat their wife and kids, and work at some place like co-op and get welfare checks.
    While the story of your future entertains me at the least, shes a well known *****. I can read people fairly well, and i know exactly what she was trying to do with her line of conversation.

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    Originally posted by frenchfry164
    you don't understand women at all do you?

    she probably wasn't laughing to be mean, she just wanted to start conversation and be friendly. I too, think nerd is obselete, but it's nothing to be affended by nonetheless. I'm not saying it's a compliment either. Just as people call me a freak because I'm a goth, they aren't putting me down, just telling me what I am. No big deal. You shouldn't get affended so easily. Although, I DO get made fun of because of my interest in computers and junk, but I don't let it get the best of me. I just laugh. A lot of times they aren't being mean, just playing around. Now there are the jocks that DO hate me, because I am the two types they usually hate. I'm a goth and a geek. They, I take offense from. But, I know that I am better than them, and it doesn't bother me. They are just jealous of my h4xx0r skills, and, if you look, ALL JOCKS ARE D.A.'s! They're just a bunch of people who cheat on tests and shower with other guys. They all want to be football players when they grow up, but they realise that it is harder than they think to get into the NFL. So they marry a *****, live in a trailer park, beat their wife and kids, and work at some place like co-op and get welfare checks.
    Oh brother [feels like he did a few years ago here]I still don't get what you people have against what you call "jocks". I'm friends with most of my football team, most of the basketball team, soccer team, baseball team, whatever. I've never had any problems - hell, about 5 or 6 football players are in one of the programming classes, and a lot of people go into web design (although mostly beause the web design teacher lets you play games all period).

    Maybe it's just easy for me to make friends (although I'm usually kind've shy for the first...mehh....20 minutes or so of meeting soeone) or something, but I can't see the reason why so maybe of the people here decided anyone who plays a sport for their school, or even God-forbid people like ( "Oh no! They're popular! Quick! Talk about computers so they go away!!") the person a lot, that they're not worth their time.

    It's almost like a defense mechanism - you don't want to get made fun of so you develop some kind've superiority complex.

    [/feeling like he did a few years ago]

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    howdy,
    i spend about 50% of my time as an iron worker, last week i worked at the 85 foot level.
    i have the construction worker appearance down to an art. i'm physically as strong as anyone i work with, i can out work most, i'm as smart as most people i work around.
    that said i have been a geek, nerd or what ever since 1982 when i sat in front of the first DEC machine i'd ever seen.
    i don't give a **** what people call me, i do however get a kick out of how nice they are to me when windoze kicks thier ass.

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    >>i do however get a kick out of how nice they are to me when windoze kicks thier ass.

    Heh...the best is to get them to do something for you for your help. I love that..."First, sit on your knees and beg. Now! Good boy...now give me that sandwich...I don't care if it isn't yours!"

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    If a person who uses a computer is a nerd, then a person who plays games on the computer is a nerd. Nerd shouldn't be used to offend people. I know people that are weird but no nerds.
    I think the word is misunderstood to some people.

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    howdy,

    ROFL,
    Good boy...now give me that sandwich...I don't care if it isn't yours!"
    and the soda get that too.

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    No, I know you were joking. My point still stands.

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    I could care less if people call me a nerd or a geek. I enjoy computers, weight training, archery, skeet shooting and many other sports that I very proficient at.

    I earn my living as a commercial glazier, I am greatfull that I payed attention in math class(geometry, and trig. especially). It makes my job simple.

    When working on 40 million dollar custom homes in Aspen or Vail I find that being a geek or nerd just makes my job easier. This is why I earn an appropiate amount more than most other glaziers in this area.

    Problem solving skills are disappearing from the construction workforce. Having knowledge in math/science just give me an edge that I am glad to have. I don't have to LOOK for work it finds me.
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    howdy,
    i own a small engineering/construction company. and i agree with Bajanine completely.

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    DAMMIT

    Ok i know that horoscopes, and especially the crap about technology they have is crap, but heres that tech part from mine >_<

    Your personal geekosphere includes computer peripherals and various other devices. Everyone else around here is lousy with hardware, too. Imagine what you could do with all this if you put your heads together.

    *cartman voice*

    I am so totally ........ED OFF rite NOW

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    We'll assume they're wrong :P
    Yes they're wrong. One teacher I had in the past called me a hacker because he thought I was breaking into some kind of database for the school.

    I was using dos

    Anyways, people my age who are good with computers are generally called hackers...

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    Originally posted by Terrance11
    I was using dos
    Do not underestimate the power of DOS

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    dude I didn't say that all of them turn out like that. Did I say "every last single one of them that will ever live"? No. I didn't want to offend anybody. I was simply saying that most jocks ARE like that. I'm friends with some jocks. I don't have problems with them. The ones who judge me b4 they know me I do have problems with. The ones that see I'm different, and I follow my own beliefs and don't do exactly what everybody does, so they hate me. If you give me your respect, I'll give you mine.

    PS: Just because you are a football player doesn't mean you're a jock.

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