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Govtcheez
01-22-2002, 03:54 PM
Do you take pride in being a geek?

incognito
01-22-2002, 04:00 PM
Well actually in school today someone asked me something about computers and I told her how it was done and told her it was easy and she said "ofcourse, you are computer nerd" and I said "yes, and proud of it", so I guess that pretty much answers your question.

Brian
01-22-2002, 04:53 PM
I think geeks ain't what they used to be. It is now cool, because you can impress people with your l33t skills.

-KEN-
01-22-2002, 06:00 PM
Damn...I thought this was a poll about the OTHER kind of pride. :p :D ;)

mithrandir
01-22-2002, 06:01 PM
I'm don't care much for labelling people into categories..I am me.

lightatdawn
01-22-2002, 06:11 PM
>>I'm don't care much for labelling people into categories..I am me.

Dude, get offa my turf! I was me first!

-KEN-
01-22-2002, 06:21 PM
there can only be one me on these here boards and that's me...so scram!

taylorguitarman
01-22-2002, 07:17 PM
>I think geeks ain't what they used to be. It is now cool, because you can impress people with your l33t skills.

An example of a warped sense of geek reality.

In addition to being part math nerd, I am a computer geek.
Now let the 12 steps begin.

boingy_man
01-22-2002, 08:16 PM
Now let the 12 steps begin.

Good you've admitted the problem! only 11 more!

Who said geeks couldn't have friends???

I'm a geek with friends and dern proud of it!

gnu-ehacks
01-22-2002, 10:13 PM
Well, I voted yes, although let me define the word "Geek" the way I have pride for it.

I do NOT define a true "Geek" as a guy with a white collared shirt, black slacks that are too short for him, stupid glasses, and a pencil protector.

I define "Geek" as having the ultramodern hacker look. Messy hair, thick black glasses, baggy pants, and so on define hacker for me.

Govtcheez
01-23-2002, 09:05 AM
So, you define geek as someone who doesn't actually have a programming job? (sorry, baggy pants and messy hair aren't exactly prized commodities in the workplace)

Ever1234
01-23-2002, 02:42 PM
a hacker is someone who desires to learn more about a certain (I cant think of a word so) "thingy." A hacker is not one of those media produced "crash the comp. k-rad 133t" dudes (crackers/black hat/ code kiddies ... etc). Guess what, I hacked a comp, I CHANGED MY WALLPAPER :D

gnu-ehacks
01-23-2002, 08:35 PM
So govt, you define geek as a guy with a computer job? :)

Govtcheez
01-23-2002, 08:46 PM
No - just sayin' that if you go around with the baggy pants and disheveled looks to a job interview, you won't have the world's greatest chacne of getting anywhere.