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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    The difference between a geek and a nerd

    Whats the difference?
    My friend today said a geek is one who "knows what they are doing"
    while a nerd is one who has it dominate their social life, "the video gamer" is what she said.
    What do you think is the difference>
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    shut up geek!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shimanopower
    shut up geek!
    how do know he's not a nerd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by red house
    how do know he's not a nerd?
    nerds are smart

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    Dude...he figured out how to morph himself into a fricken cow. I'd say this makes him about the smartest guy I know.

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    What's with the cow and the rubber glove? And what's wth the question? Are you trying to tell us something?

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    Fashion sense.

    Nerds are obviously nerds, while geeks seem normal until they open their trap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Fashion sense.

    Nerds are obviously nerds, while geeks seem normal until they open their trap.
    We have a WINNER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Fashion sense.

    Nerds are obviously nerds, while geeks seem normal until they open their trap.
    Nerds wear glasses, damm I wear glasses.
    I better not say anything else, but then again would it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Fashion sense.

    Nerds are obviously nerds, while geeks seem normal until they open their trap.
    I'll buy this definition too!
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Fashion sense.

    Nerds are obviously nerds, while geeks seem normal until they open their trap.
    +2

    Nerds are more socially inept than geeks. But I think they're smarter too.

    Nerds debate the technical specifications of the warp engines.
    Geeks debate plot inconsistencies.

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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Fashion sense.

    Nerds are obviously nerds, while geeks seem normal until they open their trap.
    Well done, i like that one
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    A geek posts on the Foo forum. A nerd responds to the post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus
    Nerds are more socially inept than geeks. But I think they're smarter too.
    Nope....Nerds "may" have one subject they are smart at, but they are really about doing dorky things (playing D&D instead of going to the party, etc...). Geeks are still truly smarter.

    BTW....I routinely consider myself a geek!
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Thank god I am neither ..

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    I am a geek. I definately agree with that definition. I am far more socially capable than my nerd friends. But in the same breath they are likely more logical and book smart.

    I also lucked out to be a big kid. I joined the football team which kind of forces you into the social scene.

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    I'm not a nerd, because I dress normal. I don't get anal about inconsistencies, like my nerd friends do.

    I also don't talk like a geek, although I think like one. I like sports and can throw a nice spiral pass, too.
    One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived.
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    Nerds tell jokes that are really fun -- to them.

    Geeks tell jokes that aren't even funny.
    One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived.
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    I guess I consider myself a nerd thus my user description. However, If I took a girl on a date I wouldn't sit there talking about some stupid tech stuff while her eyes were shining.

    May the banter continue:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerd

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek
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    Pretty much I fall under my definition of geek...I look pretty un-nerdy until I open my trap...then all hell breaks loose.

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    CPU clock speed Vs architecture

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    subwoofers: power handling or sensitivity...which is more important?

    if they are both covering an antenna, which six-pack of beer will do the most negative impact on wifi signals....cans or bottles? (drunken geek talk at it's finest)

    Like I said....normal until the trap opens
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    a nerd is holistically a little on the fringe, possibly drifting into inept, but certainly not in the mainstream. Possibly a subculture. Cool nerds graduate into hipsters.

    Geeks, on the other hand, tend to be pretty mainstream. That is, of course, until a subject matter of particular interest comes along, and then all hell breaks loose. Bike geeks graduate into OCP.

    Nerds don't say too much. Geeks give their three dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    a nerd is holistically a little on the fringe, possibly drifting into inept, but certainly not in the mainstream. Possibly a subculture. Cool nerds graduate into hipsters.

    Geeks, on the other hand, tend to be pretty mainstream. That is, of course, until a subject matter of particular interest comes along, and then all hell breaks loose. Bike geeks graduate into OCP.

    Nerds don't say too much. Geeks give their three dollars.


    What are BF members who spend their Saturday nights in the Bike Forum, nerds or geeks, SuperDex?

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    Ok...so dork vs nerd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunninho
    Nerds tell jokes that are really fun -- to them.

    Geeks tell jokes that aren't even funny.
    Why do computer enthusiasts always get Halloween and Christmas confused?

    Because Oct31 = Dec25 !!!!

    Which am I? (BTW..don't forget the one in my sig too )
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    oh no, don't bring dorks into this. Now I'm going to get really confused...

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