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    You know you're a geek when...

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    ... you walk into the office whistling the theme from Willow and you haven't watched the movie in over a year.

    ... you actually own a batleth.

    ... you have a Comic Shop credit card.

    ... you list Wookie, Klingon, and Elvish on your job aplication forn under languages you're fluent in besides English, and you're not joking.

    ... you noticed that the above spelling of "wookiee" is incorrect.

    ... at your wedding, you insist on replacing the traditional wedding march with the theme from Star Wars.

    ... you can do the Vulcan Hand Salute without the aid of glue, rubber bands, or scotch tape.

    ... you actually believe that L. Ron Hubbard was a prophet.

    ... instead of saying "goodbye" you say "may the force be with you".

    ... you try to use the old jedi mind trick to get out of getting a speeding ticket.

    ... your idea of the perfect wedding ceremony is a word for word reinactment of Worf's wedding to Dax on DS9.

    ... you actually liked the Star Wars prequels.

    ... your idea of a threesome is using both hands.

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    Eh, I've seen better lists. That is is a bit on the snide and derogatory side.

    "There are 10 types of people in the world. Those that understand binary, and those that don't."

    You Know You're a Geek When...
    You look at a movie trailer and think, "I have that font."
    You know you are a geek when you set up an automatic rerouting of your e-mail to your pager.
    You are a geek when you get sudden attacks of bittersweet nostalgic feelings when thinking about your long-lost old Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX-81, TRS-80 (or whatever hardware you were raised on), and use large amounts of money/time trying to track one down.
    You are wearing ten year old spectacles, made of steel.
    You realize you never cook, eating only take-away pizza.
    You check your web access_page more than once a day.
    You seriously consider devoting a web page to your computer. (Not the brand, mind you, but the actual computer itself)
    You have more e-mail addresses than you do pairs of shoes.
    You get depressed when you get less than 10 e-mail msgs a day.
    You already know what you want to write both Master's papers and your dissertation about, and you just graduated from College.
    You can discuss the philosophical and physical differences among the Tangos.
    Although vaguely insulted by pocket-protector jokes, you still find them funny.
    You plan to get two Masters degrees.
    You start getting paranoid you aren't getting all your e-mail. (If you have sent me e-mail, and there seems to be no life from me, try again.)
    Someone asks you what languages you know, and you reply Upper Slavic, French, Esperanto and C.
    You are on the Obscure Software and Computer Crap Junk Mailing Lists.
    You can explain how AppleTalk Networks work.
    Sleep and nightime are no longer irrevocably linked.
    You arrange to get e-mail access no matter where you go.
    WAIS is your life.
    You walk past a Con and people know who you are.
    You have a definite philosphy of stacking wood for fires.
    You hear the word "Scuzzy" and the first thing you think of is not an adjective.
    You went to a high school where the only team with a winning record was the Chess team.
    You rig up elaborate mechanisms to do really basic tasks.
    You know about USENET cultures in groups you don't even read.
    You put your pathfinder on the web.
    You get REALLY excited when people from countries with limited access to the 'net are frequent visitors to your pages.
    You don't hand in final papers unless they've been formatted on a desktop publishing program.
    You write web pages about your web pages.
    Your favorite part of Geometry was proving theorems.
    You've ever contemplated collecting graters.
    You can remember your web address faster than your phone number.
    You'll spend a long time customizing a computer you'll use for one day to the absolute pinacle of comfort, but you won't bother to spend two hours sewing up a skirt, and wear the damn thing sarong style.
    You do your best work after 11 p.m.
    You work in a building where you need a badge to move between floors.
    You calculate the odds of getting one of the primo parking spaces in relation to your apartment, factoring in time, weather, season, etc, and are accurate over 80% of the time.
    You can count the number of moderately good hacker/computer dude type films on one hand. (I promised not to froth at the mouth when I went to go see The Net -- I failed miserably.)
    You've bought one of those license plate holders on which you can have your URL or E-Mail address embossed.
    You head straight past People and the always entertaining Weekly World News for this month's Computer Shopper.
    You can track the geek gene through your family tree.
    You froth at the mouth when someone talks about the "Information Superhighway."
    You are a member of the USENET elite, invoked in posts in threads to which you have not posted.
    You can sing Tom Lehrer's element song.
    Not only is your computer in the centre of your room, it's set up so as allow 'netting from your couch, as well as your desk chair.
    You arrange your jobs so you can telecommute.
    You organise your CDs, so the tops all face upward, alphabetically, or by record label (If you do more than one of these, you are an Anal-Retentive Geek).
    You spend a lot of time figuring out which of 100 adult goldfish are the most fertile, have the strongest genes, and combined to produce tiny little goldfish.
    You carry an 88 mb removable cartridge to and from work.
    You can sing "Smooth Rider" from Grease 2. If you do the hand movements while singing, you should get out more.
    You plot to get your grandmother on E-mail.
    You've ever contemplated devoting a web page to World News Now.

    Garry AKA --Phoenix-- Rising above the Flames.
    My favorite game console is a table and chairs.
    The Olde Phoenix Inn

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    Not bad... I think mine were funnier though.

    You know you're a geek when...

    ... you plan to name your kid Anakin if it's a boy or Padme if it's a girl.

    ... you name your black labrador Drizzt and your black kitty Guenwevar.

    ... you can quote any episode of Star Trek word for word by memory.
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    ...you want to know whether this list works off a percentage-based system, or if any of the above points are qualifiers in and of themselves.
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    You know you're a geek when you read every one of tesral's offerings to see if you by chance qualify for one of them.

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    lol Yeah, but not too many of them apply. Don't know if that is good or bad/

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    My God!

    I caught myself saying "May the force be with you" when leaving, and my Cat's name is "Bilbo".

    And I am a member of the Colbert Nation (Hey! he is the heir of Captain America and has Aragorn's allegiance")



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    Saluti
    Carlos

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    You know you're a geek when for weeks your favorite discussions have been on podcasts about your hobbies... wait maybe it's more about being a nerd... (yeah it's personal experience)
    Au gibet noir, manchot aimable, dansent, dansent les paladins
    Les maigres paladins du diable les squelettes de Saladins.

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    ... when your wife leaves you for playing WoW too often (I know somebody that this has happened to).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GBVenkman View Post
    ... when your wife leaves you for playing WoW too often (I know somebody that this has happened to).
    Oh man... that's gotta hurt!

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    I think I only qualify for about ten percent of those. Out of the first post, only one! The Vulcan Hand Salute!
    Note: The maximum size of your custom image is really freaking small!


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    Quote Originally Posted by knightserpent View Post
    I think I only qualify for about ten percent of those. Out of the first post, only one! The Vulcan Hand Salute!
    So that means you're either a geek, or you're Jewish.

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    You look at a movie trailer and think, "I have that font."
    --Yep.

    You are a geek when you get sudden attacks of bittersweet nostalgic feelings when thinking about your long-lost old Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX-81, TRS-80 (or whatever hardware you were raised on), and use large amounts of money/time trying to track one down.
    --Basement full of old Commodore computers.

    You seriously consider devoting a web page to your computer. (Not the brand, mind you, but the actual computer itself)
    --Yep.

    You get depressed when you get less than 10 e-mail msgs a day.
    You start getting paranoid you aren't getting all your e-mail. (If you have sent me e-mail, and there seems to be no life from me, try again.)
    --Must have e-mail

    You are on the Obscure Software and Computer Crap Junk Mailing Lists.
    --Yep

    Sleep and nightime are no longer irrevocably linked.
    -If at all.

    You arrange to get e-mail access no matter where you go.
    --If at all possible,

    You walk past a Con and people know who you are.
    --Yep

    You hear the word "Scuzzy" and the first thing you think of is not an adjective.
    --It's an adjective?

    You know about USENET cultures in groups you don't even read.
    --And you don't?

    You get REALLY excited when people from countries with limited access to the 'net are frequent visitors to your pages.
    --You wouldn't be?

    Your favorite part of Geometry was proving theorems.
    -Yep.

    You do your best work after 11 p.m.
    --Usually the muse hits about 4 AM.

    You head straight past People and the always entertaining Weekly World News for this month's Computer Shopper.
    --If i need a computer.
    You can track the geek gene through your family tree.
    --Yep

    You froth at the mouth when someone talks about the "Information Superhighway."
    --Not anymore.
    Not only is your computer in the centre of your room, it's set up so as allow 'netting from your couch, as well as your desk chair.
    --Which computer. There are (counting) 12 in here.

    You organise your CDs, so the tops all face upward, alphabetically, or by record label (If you do more than one of these, you are an Anal-Retentive Geek).
    --400 CD changer
    You carry an 88 mb removable cartridge to and from work.
    --8 gig dude. That is so 90s.

    Garry AKA --Phoenix-- Rising above the Flames.
    My favorite game console is a table and chairs.
    The Olde Phoenix Inn

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesral View Post
    You look at a movie trailer and think, "I have that font."
    --Yep.

    You are a geek when you get sudden attacks of bittersweet nostalgic feelings when thinking about your long-lost old Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX-81, TRS-80 (or whatever hardware you were raised on), and use large amounts of money/time trying to track one down.
    --Basement full of old Commodore computers.


    Does it count if you know what these actually are or does it just mean that you're old?


    Your favorite part of Geometry was proving theorems.
    -Yep.


    Ditto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cplmac View Post
    Does it count if you know what these actually are or does it just mean that you're old?
    Well you are more likley to be old. I didn't get much int othe TRS-80 or the sinclars. No money. I do have a box full of Commodore C-64 and C-128s. Hard drives, power supplies and so forth. I've lost count of the number of Amiga computers I have.

    Garry AKA --Phoenix-- Rising above the Flames.
    My favorite game console is a table and chairs.
    The Olde Phoenix Inn

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