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    Talking Attention nerds...

    If you have the time, this is a very worthy read

    http://www.paulgraham.com/nerds.html

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    already seen it
    Please direct all complaints regarding this post to the nearest brick wall Have a nice day.

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    Mixing with people tends to make conversaion go from potentially stimulating and intellectual to a mix of a general consensus of 'your mamma' jokes and football jaunter: stuff that everyone can relate to and understand. Not everyone can relate to talking about rockets and programming computers and science. So I guess I agree with the dude that wrote the article.

    EDIT: speaking of which I got the cops called on me two days ago for attaching rockets to an old WWII Corsair airplane (it had an alcohol engine but I ripped that out and gave it to my neighbor). It sucked because we didn't had a pole to lead it straight and it just spazzed out and flew in all directions.
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    Excellent article, excellently written.

    Very true (from my perspective.) I was(or still am) a nerd. I'm in college now (first year). Things don't seem to bad. I haven't noticed any social groupings of hiearchy, rather small groups of freinds that either don't interact at all, or politely or beniegn manner.
    c++->visualc++->directx->opengl->c++;
    (it should be realized my posts are all in a light hearted manner. And should not be taken offense to.)

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    Very well written article. Although I reside in Australia, school society is practically the same as the one depicted in that article.
    I AM WINNER!!!1!111oneoneomne

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    I read that the other day. That's not how it was at my school - we just mostly got along.

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    As long as you don't mention that computers are your live
    you should be fine, As i could hardly imagin if you do much
    with computers you actually start to look like a nerd. Also
    I don't understand why people that use computers alot fail
    in their social live, Has that ever been proven? Nooo, But
    apperntly we seem to take it as a fact and as an indicator
    for someone to be a nerd, I won't mention the glass thing wich
    is even more ridicelous.

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    > I don't understand why people that use computers alot fail
    in their social live,

    Let's see - you're 15. You spend like 8 hours a day here, when you could be out actually talking to real people. I can't imagine why, either.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    Let's see - you're 15. You spend like 8 hours a day here, when you could be out actually talking to real people. I can't imagine why, either.
    (8 hours? You keep track of those things?), Well 8 minus sleep
    is 16 hours that go to waste, Then i still have a nice 8 hours to
    talk to people? And with a bad social live i don't point to the
    amount of people talk, But rather how you look and behave,
    Those things aren't related to computers.

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    > (8 hours? You keep track of those things?),

    No, that was just a guess. It just seems like you're always here (I know I am too, but I'm mostly here while I'm at work, so I can't do anything resembling a social life during that time anyways)

    If you do that, then cool - there are plenty of people who spend 16 hours a day glued to their computer and never talk to any real people or get out of their house.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    there are plenty of people who spend 16 hours a day glued to their computer and never talk to any real people or get out of their house.
    Those are the people responsible for the word 'nerd' , I think
    you won't have to be a nerd, You can easily do something about
    your looks or go out and jogg for half an hour.

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    if youre still talking about nerds, you missed the point of the article.

    i quite enjoyed it, very insightful...
    I came up with a cool phrase to put down here, but i forgot it...

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    I can't identify with that article... I was extremely popular in
    school. I was borderline "stud".

    True story.
    Staying away from General.

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    Originally posted by ethic
    I can't identify with that article... I was extremely popular in
    school. I was borderline "stud".

    True story.
    I can back this up to anyone doubting this. Me and ethic went to high school together, and we tight, dawg.

    Hey - remember that night when that dude called you Batman and you kicked his ass? Classic, man - he should have known better than to talk to you.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    I can back this up to anyone doubting this. Me and ethic went to high school together, and we tight, dawg.

    Hey - remember that night when that dude called you Batman and you kicked his ass? Classic, man - he should have known better than to talk to you.
    Of course I remember that night. It was the same night I was
    voted Homecoming King and Queen... (That's right. I was so
    popular, I won both popularity contests)..

    Cheez is my "Robin"
    Staying away from General.

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