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Windows 7: Do you hide your nerdiness?

04 Apr 2011   #71
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I have a 7 Ultimate desktop, a netbook with 7 Home Premium, an iPod Touch 4G, and 5 other MP3 players(with another on the way).....do I sound like a nerd?
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04 Apr 2011   #72
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
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Nerds run this planet
i wish they did...
Well, think about this.
What if every computer-savvy person on Earth just stopped using computers?

OH YEA. I don't hide my nerdiness... it's not like everyone in the school knows I'm the guy that fixes the SMART boards when they get quirky or anything...
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04 Apr 2011   #73
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
I have a 7 Ultimate desktop, a netbook with 7 Home Premium, an iPod Touch 4G, and 5 other MP3 players(with another on the way).....do I sound like a nerd?
No, not. Unless you spend 23 hours 61 minutes with them - and without coffee.
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05 Apr 2011   #74
jorpe

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

by far my most successful thread.
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05 Apr 2011   #75
Karln

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
I have a 7 Ultimate desktop, a netbook with 7 Home Premium, an iPod Touch 4G, and 5 other MP3 players(with another on the way).....do I sound like a nerd?
No, not. Unless you spend 23 hours 61 minutes with them - and without coffee.

Without coffee ?
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05 Apr 2011   #76
Karln

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 


Probably the different is that the nerd use the technologie to play game.
The geek use the informatique to create the news thing and software.
But the the common point between the 2, they use Facebook and Twitter.

A nerd has nothing to hide because his life is in Facebook and because he does not know the privacy options, besides, he not cares
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05 Apr 2011   #77
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Karln View Post

Probably the different is that the nerd use the technologie to play game.
The geek use the informatique to create the news thing and software.
But the the common point between the 2, they use Facebook and Twitter.

A nerd has nothing to hide because his life is in Facebook and because he does not know the privacy options, besides, he not cares
I'm not a nerd or geek then....because I don't use Facebook or Twitter.
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05 Apr 2011   #78
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Karln View Post
Probably the different is that the nerd use the technologie to play game.
The geek use the informatique to create the news thing and software.
But the the common point between the 2, they use Facebook and Twitter.

A nerd has nothing to hide because his life is in Facebook and because he does not know the privacy options, besides, he not cares
No Idea where you got that from.... the definition I use:

Quote:
know", and for some people who self-apply the labels "geek" or "nerd", there is often an overlap in characteristics,[1] and there are some characteristics that can be emphasized:

  • The term "nerd" was apparently coined in 1954, possibly from the Dr Seuss line "A nerkle, a nerd, and a seersucker too!".[2] A nerd could be viewed as someone with an extremely intense interest or fascination in an academic field of study (often an obscure field), or similar "cerebral" pursuit. Being a nerd is typically associated with intellect, as a nerd often enjoys specialising in complicated fields of study. Nerds may also have difficulties socialising with others, as many tend towards being introverted, although it is also said that a nerd cannot be bothered developing social skills while busy with other interests.[3] Nerds often have gained a strong and diverse skill set from their studies and experiences, which may at times be unorthodox or impractical. Nerd interests may cover a broad range of interests, from movies to games (video and table-top), to more practical skills such as computer science.
    • Very likely to be a rocket scientist, a renowned yet reclusive professor, a scientist, an intellectual, an inventor, etc.
  • The term "geek" is often said to have originated from circus performers in sideshows, referring to those who performed bizarre feats.[4] However, its earliest meaning is, "one who is regarded as foolish, offensive, worthless, etc."[5] Today, the term has taken on a positive slant and a geek could be viewed as someone with an interest or lifestyle having to do with niche activities, especially fandom and technology.[6] It is not uncommon for a geek to be capable of reciting large amounts of knowledge that is unintuitive, intriguing and (at times) long-winded. The knowledge could be anything from the mundane to 'living encyclopedia' status.[7] Geeks tend to have average grades. Geeks can vary in their interests, from fun (films) and sometimes even frivolous things (collecting plastic figurines), to heavily technological interests (computing, hacking, and programming). Urban Dictionary goes so far as to suggest that society still views computer programming as a "bizarre feat" and the term "geek" is a proud label reflecting this.[8]
    • Likely to be a gamer, a Star Trek fan, technologically enthused, a software programmer, a film series/book series buff, a free-spirited (not malevolent) technology hacker, a creator of unusual objects (artist, etc.), etc.[9]
Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-the-Diff...erds-and-Geeks

by that definition, I am 100% Geek and proud to be so. Also slightly nerdy (I find quantum mechanics fascinating) I make no attempt to hide it, in fact I revel in it.

I do not use Facebook or Twitter, Facebook because any company that does not respect the fact that I set my privacy settings and expect them to stay like that can jog on, and Twitter because the day to day minutae of my OWN life bore me, let alone reading about someone else's
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05 Apr 2011   #79
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
By those definitions I tick a few nerd boxes and a few geek boxes, but still not enough to classified as either.
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05 Apr 2011   #80
Karln

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Karln View Post

Probably the different is that the nerd use the technologie to play game.
The geek use the informatique to create the news thing and software.
But the the common point between the 2, they use Facebook and Twitter.

A nerd has nothing to hide because his life is in Facebook and because he does not know the privacy options, besides, he not cares
I'm not a nerd or geek then....because I don't use Facebook or Twitter.
Euh yes lol. But it's a simply version.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
I have just give the french definition, because in France Geek == hacker and nerd do not exist. I thought that nerd was an equivalent of no-life. "The Kevin as they say".
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