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Old 10-16-01, 07:07 PM
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Geeks, Unite!

Who else in here is a geek? What kind of geek are you?

(Note that cycling geek is a category that is kind of assumed... )
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Old 10-16-01, 07:09 PM
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I refuse to answer on the grounds that it may incinerate me.
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Old 10-16-01, 07:16 PM
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If I'm not actually riding, then I'm pouring over catologues, or tinkering with my bikes. When I see a bike in traffic I check it out like it was a hot babe. (This is obviously a desperarate cry for help?!?)
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Old 10-16-01, 07:34 PM
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I'm full-time geek, every aspect geek. If I do something not geeky people faint.
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Originally posted by Pat O'Malley
When I see a bike in traffic I check it out like it was a hot babe.
What's really scary is when a hot babe on a bike goes by, and all you notice is the fact that it's a Colnago...
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The term "geek" once referred to a circus performer who bit the head off of chickens.

Defining what a geek is changes over time. Twenty years ago, someone who puttered around with a computer was a prime candidate to be marked a geek. But these days, computers are so commonplace that using a computer does not make one a geek. (Otherwise, you'd have to call everyone in corporate America a geek, which would dillute the meaning of the term "geek.")

I haven't owned a TV in 3 and 1/2 years. I haven't filled my gas tank in over 6 weeks. In the last 3 months, my bike odometer has put far more miles on it than my auto odometer. Even though I am white middle class, I hate the suburbs and love the City. I may or may not fit people's definition of a geek, but I probably don't fit their definition of mainstream.
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Old 10-16-01, 08:31 PM
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A university student who doesn't drink! I think that qualifies me
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Yeah, me too. Don't drink, don't smoke. Read books. Wear a suit and tie. Drive a 4-door sedan. Prefer whole life insurance and annuities (guaranteed principal and earnings, bud.)
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Originally posted by Pat O'Malley
When I see a bike in traffic I check it out like it was a hot babe.
Heheh...at least you're not alone now

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Originally posted by Pat O'Malley
When I see a bike in traffic I check it out like it was a hot babe. (This is obviously a desperarate cry for help?!?)
I hate it when I'm riding in traffic and I think I see a hot babe in a car, but I'm not sure, so I race up to the car(obviously not very fast traffic), and...Its not a hot babe.
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Hi All,
Talk about getting to be a biking geek. A couple of months ago I was on a fast ride (fast being very relative here) and a lady I know who works alot with women bikers and racers joined me with around 6 or so young women. After riding with them about a mile I thought ..Hey I can beat them and pulled out of the peleton and dropped the hammer. I showed them ! Didn't I ????
I need professional help!

Ride Safe and drop those good looking chicks everytime.

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Old 10-17-01, 06:58 AM
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Just be careful when you look. That was partially to blame for my crash in Surfers Paradise a few weeks back.
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I watch sci-fi and japanese anime (Akira, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sin... stuff not for the kiddies). I know how to stream audio from an Apache web server. I'm currently working on a vintage commie64 case mod to basicly make it a 366 IBM, CDrom, nic card, etc. I ride a big blue cruiser with a (*chi-ching!*) bell on it. I think handlebar streamers and coaster brake hubs are cool.
I like ball bearing BB's, and despise sealed bearings. I own a vintage VW, and spent an hour at a car show once talking to a guy with a weathered old bug about how he fit a 914/916/Type4 engine in it. People in general annoy me, and I'd rather be alone. I enjoy the Final Fantasy series of video games to an unhealthy degree. I wired two rooms of my home with cat5 cable and a switch to make a game lan. I ride a green 1970's road bike with panniers.

I am the very definition of geekdom.

Luckily, accepting this as a fact has allowed me to pretty much discount everyone elses opinion, and enjoy the things I like.
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Old 10-17-01, 07:36 AM
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BTW, can any other geeks identify my sig?
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Old 10-17-01, 09:06 AM
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BTW, can any other geeks identify my sig?
:blush: Ermm it was M.U.D. :blush: but I can't remember whether it was Mist, Abermud or Zork, as the first two were British in origin I'm assuming the latter

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Originally posted by stumpjumper
BTW, can any other geeks identify my sig?
It is pitch dark. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

> turn on bike headlight
Lit. You have only one of those cheap-*** lights powered by 4 AA batteries. It is still pitch dark. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

> turn on rear blinkie

You can't see any rear blinkie here.

> west.

You hear the wizard shout, "F***! GET ON THE SIDEWALK!"
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Holy $hit...

I figured no one remembered Zork I but me.
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Old 10-17-01, 10:08 AM
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Okay, then. Heres a more recent but more obscure one. Name the game, ( its not a trendy t-shirt, song, etc, but an original game):

>Hello Gentlemen. How are you?
Its you!
>All your base are belong to us.
>You have no chance. Make your time.


Ever played it?
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Old 10-17-01, 11:54 AM
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Originally posted by stumpjumper

BTW, can any other geeks identify my sig?


I believe this is from the original "adventure" game, which is now part of the 'bsdgames' pakages on most Linux distributions (and is also in the BSD ports collection as games, IIRC). Where do you think Zork got it?


I think you may have a challenge for the pinnacle of geekiness *grin*:



I'm a Unix sysadmin. I code C, Perl, Python, Tcl/Tk, C++, Java, and various forms of shell scripting. I code x86 and 68k series assembly. My first computer was a TRS-80, and I learned to code Basic on it when I was six; I then graduated (so to speak) to a Commodore VIC-20, which served me well until my first PC (an 8088 with 640K of RAM and an EGA) came to me some years later. In the present day, I use old hardware, and run a blend of Linux (Debian and Slackware), Solaris, and FreeBSD.



I hate living in the suburbs, hate Starbucks coffee, and would rather live in the city (where I will be shortly). Although I have a small two-seater sports car which, to those suffering from PID (Penile Inadequacy Disorder) marks me as gay, I prefer to ride my bike for anything under fifteen miles. I like rain.



I read golden-era science fiction and books about superstring theory for fun. I drink Murphy's, not budweiser, and think that McDonalds is for those that consider heart attacks and triple-bypass surgery fun. Socrates could kick Graham's a** any day, and I have problems with people who can't understand simple logic, or those who make profound statements like "Water is wet" ALL THE DAMN TIME.



I am a geek.
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or those who make profound statements like "Water is wet" ALL THE DAMN TIME.
Reminds me of a co-worker recently who observed me pushing my bike up the hallway dressed in spandex... "You rode that bike all the way here?"

No, dumba$$, I rode it halfway and teleported the final seven miles.

You would appreciate this- I have the worlds smallest operating system. Its a firewall on a floppy.

my first PC (an 8088 with 640K of RAM and an EGA) came to me some years later.
Remember upgrading old pc's? 4 meg of ram for your machine probably cost upwards of 200 bucks. I just priced 128 meg simms at 20, and 256 meg simms foe $38. wow.

Although I have a small two-seater sports car which, to those suffering from PID (Penile Inadequacy Disorder) marks me as gay
Me too, but it's not the PID's, but instead its some of the other forum users here that mark me a "evil".

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Stumpjumper is what I would call a geek, and proudly. I'm a linux junkie that likes hacking (not a bad word folks) db aps like postgres or mysql. Anything that has to do with a cron and a shell script get's me excited. I have a tendancy to dream in code and love the concept of recursion. If you want some sort of biking program/comp tool, let me know and I'll probably write it (if it's a cool idea).
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I'm a linux junkie
then you'll understand the humor in rm -rf /bin/laden
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You would appreciate this- I have the worlds smallest operating system. Its a firewall on a floppy.
We got a kernel onto an atari catridge last spring. Really lame but also really cool.
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NO WAY! What reads it? an old 2600/5200?

Now thats something you should submit to slashdot.org
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