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Posted: June 25 2005,20:17 QUOTE

I was shocked when I took a geek test and scored a 98. Some of the questions were just general science questions (I'm an English major who never got past an associate degree) and off the wall stuff like recognizing pictures, not having to look at the periodic table of elements to remember stuff, etc.

I didn't get my first computer until December of 2001. I still have it.

I didn't open a case or upgrade RAM until 2003.

All of my desktops are lower-end OEM pieces of crap.

I didn't install Linux until last February.

I didn't use DSL until about a month after I joined here.

I just ordered my first laptop (Thinkpad T-21) and will replace a hard drive for the first time when it gets here.

Nonetheless, I frequently get chided for being a "geek" among friends, family, and neighbors.

Sorry,  I don't do windows.
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Posted: July 17 2005,17:14 QUOTE

Just remember what Chris Pirillo (of lockergnome fame) said at the height of the IT Boom...

"Geek used to be a four letter word, now it's a six figure one."

Knowledge is power, kids.


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Posted: Aug. 07 2005,04:59 QUOTE

I'm a geek and proud of it. When all the idiots are flipping burgers and I'm making six figures, we'll see who's laughing. I knew I was a geek when I was the only one that passed algebra. Suckers.

Oh, and I do want fries with that. XD

I'm a recovering windows user. Join Windows Users Anonymous!
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