so my friend thinks im a geek because im into c++

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    At school, I try and be subtle in my geekness but it just comes out at times. I mean sure I am a geek and I am proud, but I go to a private school where there are a bunch of stupid preps and there are less than 10 geeks in the entire school (I'm the only one in my grade ) A long with being only a newbie in coding, my geekness is just a tad low. For example, in a conversation about colleges it went like this:

    Random prep: "Yeah, im probably going to go to some state school and get a degree in criminal justice so I can be a professional athlete."

    Me: "Im probably going to go to some tech school and get a degree in comp sci"

    Random prep: "Comp sci? Is that like chinese?"

    Also I found this on a whiteboard in latin class today:
    Code:
     #include(istream.h)
               char.main(void)
               {
                 cout<<"Hey world!"<<endl;
                }
    Aww.... the C++ classes must be getting into some coding, I could not resist to write a response:
    Code:
            #include(istream.h)
    
            int.main()
          {
           int me, you;
           int me=999999
           int you=0
           if (me > you) {
           cout<<"PWND!\n"<<
           }
           else (you > me) {
           cout<<"J00 H4X!! \n"<<
           }
    Sorry if I screwed up on syntax or something, like I said, im a newbie and I kinda wrote it out quickly. Also I figured if anyone reconized what that was and tried to diss me about being a geek, I could diss them back :-P

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    Well, the syntax is quite thoroughly completely off in the part that was already there, and a little in yours. (Missing semicolons, mostly.)
    All the buzzt!
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    >> I could not resist to write a response

    You're a geek. No but really, you just seem like the type (1337 hyperboles, personal stories, etc.) to pack your personal life into a suitcase and hop into an IRC channel and grow a scumstash or some other similarly disastrous endeavor

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    I'm a programmer and I am a geek. I don't care if someone calls me a geek, when did that become a derogatory term? In my school it is so sad how lacking we are in technological knowledge. I mean, when does a high-school's best computer class teach you how to USE PROGRAMS LIKE MS WORD AND EXCEL!?!? This is very frusterating because I pretty much can't take any computer course . Mainly because all my available computer courses are A. Stupid B. Useless C. So much under my level it's hard to follow along D. Did I mention stupid? Another thing I don't like, is the automatic association of programmer with hacker. Ok, so maybe that association is correct sometimes, but it still shouldn't be automatically placed! I do not know of a single other programmer/computer geek in my school. So these forums are the only place I can discuss programming with others. I mean my computer teacher, that teaches web design, made us do this idiotic typing program. Fun stuff... She made us take tests in typing where you had to have a certain speed. I, of course, got the highest and the teacher couldn't match my score. My friends know I'm extremely into computers but they are into cars and snowmobiles. I can't wait until college with REAL computer classes, and real programmers!
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    they always call me weird but not geek :P Actually the only person I hang out and doesn't know a computer language is my brother (which he's actually straggling to learn java but with no patience).

    The only exception to this rule (that all my friend are into programming) is a guy (a teacher (yeah I am that old)) who is crazy about matlab ...now He is DEFINATELY a geek and not because of matlab ...it's all about the attitude.

    geek is neither good or bad it's just the attitude..a programmer can either be geek or not ..like everyone else
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    According to your opinion I wouldn't be a geek. I am not socially inept, I have plenty of friends. What I think when I hear geek is just some person really into either science or computers.
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    Geeks aren't social inept, nerds are.

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    Excuse me for the mistake....
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    Neo: "That's why it's going to work."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos
    Geeks aren't social inept, nerds are.
    That's why I don't mind if someone calls me a geek.
    And that's also why I take being called a nerd as an insult.

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    I enjoy the best of both worlds. I'm a hairy dominant male AND I code.


    haha just kidding...I don't code
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    I'm a really old school geek; I bite the heads off chickens in circus side shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMcGee123
    I enjoy the best of both worlds. I'm a hairy dominant male AND I code.


    haha just kidding...I don't code
    Then why are you even on this forum?

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    I don't code in C, and I'm on here too. It's one of those weird things where I used to, then I stopped, but I still liked the people, so I stayed. It's very complicated.

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    Geek = old circus act
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    Geek FTW!

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    I'm a programmer and I am a geek. I don't care if someone calls me a geek, when did that become a derogatory term? In my school it is so sad how lacking we are in technological knowledge. I mean, when does a high-school's best computer class teach you how to USE PROGRAMS LIKE MS WORD AND EXCEL!?!? This is very frusterating because I pretty much can't take any computer course . Mainly because all my available computer courses are A. Stupid B. Useless C. So much under my level it's hard to follow along D. Did I mention stupid? Another thing I don't like, is the automatic association of programmer with hacker. Ok, so maybe that association is correct sometimes, but it still shouldn't be automatically placed! I do not know of a single other programmer/computer geek in my school. So these forums are the only place I can discuss programming with others. I mean my computer teacher, that teaches web design, made us do this idiotic typing program. Fun stuff... She made us take tests in typing where you had to have a certain speed. I, of course, got the highest and the teacher couldn't match my score. My friends know I'm extremely into computers but they are into cars and snowmobiles. I can't wait until college with REAL computer classes, and real programmers!
    I was going to make a post almost exactly like that...so...strongly seconded!

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