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Are you a geek?

  1. Aug 12, 2004 #1
    I've always thought of geeks as low-IQ stereotypes. Imagine my disappointment when I scored at the Super Geek Level on this test . :frown:
     
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    I'm a major geek.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2004 #3
    What is the primary difference between a Geek and a Nerd, which one would be more likely to have a slide rule in pocket, and do either of these constitute a squirrel ?
     
  5. Aug 12, 2004 #4
    I'm just a techie geek :)
     
  6. Aug 12, 2004 #5

    chroot

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    I'm a total geek. Nothing to cry about.

    - Warren
     
  7. Aug 12, 2004 #6
    Major.

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  8. Aug 12, 2004 #7

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    I'm just a geek. But I already knew I was one of those (I laughed that I got extra points at the end for being a female geek). Hate to break it to ya, but anyone on these boards has to be at least somewhat geeky or they wouldn't think this was a fun place to hang out :biggrin:
     
  9. Aug 12, 2004 #8

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    Major. Extra points for my calculator collection, I suppose. Geez! Like there's anything weird about that!
     
  10. Aug 12, 2004 #9

    Gokul43201

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    Geek : 20%
     
  11. Aug 12, 2004 #10

    plover

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    Major.

    Extra points for privileges at an academic library while not a student.

    (But... how do people live without access to academic libraries? :biggrin:)
     
  12. Aug 12, 2004 #11
    good god thats a lot of questions...

    based on the first 2 sections im a geek
     
  13. Aug 13, 2004 #12
    Super Geek!
     
  14. Aug 13, 2004 #13
    geek 20%

    Only interested in Computer stuff :-D
     
  15. Aug 13, 2004 #14

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    Strange.. I only had Geekish tendencies (12%)
     
  16. Aug 13, 2004 #15
    Major Geek reporting for duty. :smile:
     
  17. Aug 13, 2004 #16

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    Just a geek for me.

    BoulderHead asked:
    Strange they didn't have one question about strange eating habits. Technically, a geek is a carnival performer who bites the heads off of live chickens or snakes to entertain the crowd.

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    Digital or analog? I collect the analog calculators (and I do have a pocket-size one that I sometimes carry). I only have about a dozen, but just about all of them are the really good ones. A couple of Post Versalogs (including my Dad's slide rule that I learned on after he got his first digital calculator), a Post 1491 (a chemical slide rule which is extremely interesting and almost more effective than a digital calculator for Chemistry classes - especially if the book is written by Chang, whom I suspect may be a collector himself, judging by how all the problems seem to be optimized for slide rule solutions), a Hemmi 255 Electrician's slide rule, a Hemmi 259 (the sister slide rule of the Post Versalog), an Albert Nestler 23R (the favorite of Werner VonBraun and Albert Einstein), a couple of Soviet Gosts (the equivalent of the AN 23R), and the big dog of slide rules: the Faber Castell 2/83N Novo-Duplex rule (size does matter).

    :uhh: Uh, maybe I better go back and add a couple of extra points.
     
  18. Aug 13, 2004 #17
    How in th world did you not get at least Major Geek!!!
    :smile: :confused:
     
  19. Aug 13, 2004 #18

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    31 % - Total geek.

    I was rather disappointed. I was shooting for a bit of a higher score. I think what hurt me was unchecking, "I think this quiz is cool."
     
  20. Aug 13, 2004 #19
    Super Geek. Worst part is...I've taken this test before. Its good to be a geek :biggrin:
     
  21. Aug 13, 2004 #20

    arildno

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    I think the reason why I didn't score enough here is that I threw away my Vesuvan Doppelgangers years ago, along with the Mahamoti Djinns and the rest of that stupid card game..
     
  22. Aug 13, 2004 #21

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    Just a geek (24+%) on the cusp. Plusses, my career in programming, my math background, and my interest in self educcation. Minuses, no games at all, except Trivial Pursuit, at which I am properly geeky. Also little or no TV.
     
  23. Aug 13, 2004 #22

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    I think you have to be a multi-dimensional geek to score well on this test. It covers several different categories: math geeks, computer geeks, gamers, trekkies, etc. If you rated by category, I'd rate pretty high on the math category, maybe at least make it on the scale in the computer category, and score around zero for most of the other categories (except maybe history or useless trivia).

    Besides, collecting slide rules is a little like collecting art, except more functional.
     
  24. Aug 13, 2004 #23

    Monique

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    I think anyone who completes that test is a geek :eek: too long!
     
  25. Aug 13, 2004 #24
    I achieved a 19% and am only a regular Geek.
     
  26. Aug 13, 2004 #25
    19.9211%, Geek
     
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