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Old 31-03-2004, 02:16 PM   #1
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Nerds, Geeks, whatever...

What do you define as a nerd of a geek or whatever.

i see a nerd as being someone who is intelligent and technically minded, into computers/music/video, anything technical, may have a propensity towards the sadder end of the spectrum through liking science fiction and fantasy, but would generally steer clear of the old AD&D rule books.

a geek on the other hand is someone who isn't necessarily intelligent, nor do they necessarily like the technical side of computers/music/video, they like the side that will let them play a level 8 mage with necromancy abilities. geeks are the people who play every kind of tabletop-rpg and more.

i can't think of any other category of person at the moment, i'll post some more later when i can be arsed.

your thoughts?
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Old 31-03-2004, 03:33 PM   #2
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Hmmm - this one requires some thought ....
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Old 31-03-2004, 04:11 PM   #3
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My classification -

Nerds - These are the people who play AD&D, Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-OH, activities that are generally thought of as SAD!

There usually semi-antisocial, preferring to communicate between tightly nitted groups. Classification - Hackers, train spotters

Geeks - To me geeks are people who take an above average interest in a particular subject. Typically associated with computers, they can range from cars, to planets to other things like that.

I fall into this ^ category

Propellerheads

These people tend to be quite anal on one particular subject. They know everything about one item and one item alone. But its one of those things that not many people do know. Such as astrophysics, or metabolic rates of carcinogenic atoms.
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Old 31-03-2004, 04:26 PM   #4
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maz is a propellerhead

im none of those 3
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Old 31-03-2004, 04:52 PM   #5
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Aren't you an Anime fan NBK? Told.

Very similar classification as Colios. I always considered the "Nerd" the sadder of the two anyway. I don't mind being called a Geek but draw the line at Nerd

I play Star Wars Galaxies to much, know a bit about sci-fi and generally am a fan of technology. However I gave up Warhammer when I was 13 (as everyone should), know nothing of D&D and have never sniffed my mothers underwear.
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Old 31-03-2004, 04:57 PM   #6
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tbh
i only watch anime cuz i like violence :|
and most of the stuff i watch is violent...very very violent
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Old 31-03-2004, 04:58 PM   #7
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hmm i used to play MtG (now trying to break into the artwork side of it)
and i know quite a bit about a few things
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Old 31-03-2004, 05:00 PM   #8
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and most of the stuff i watch is violent...very very violent

interesting....and yet...NOT
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Old 31-03-2004, 05:59 PM   #9
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im a geek. when im on the piss, if a certain few of my non-computer friends disappear, it takes roughly 2 minutes for the conversation between myselft, dayspring, dom and boris to turn to what guns they prefer on cod and the likes.

i can also name my a and b squads in my AS Roma champ game off the top of my head.

thus, im a geek. and proud. not an anti-social geek mind you. just know a lot about things that really dont actually matter. but hey, if you think about it, compared to your family and loved ones and general hapiness, nothing REALLY matters we're all geeks :P
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Old 31-03-2004, 06:03 PM   #10
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good point monger, with a couple of my mates, the only thing we have in common is chatting about games and thats it! but we see each other on a regular occasion the conversation starts off with the weather and then soon moves onto unreal2k3 and farcry tactics
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Old 31-03-2004, 06:49 PM   #11
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GEEK
noun [C] INFORMAL
a person, especially a man, who is boring and not fashionable:
He's such a geek.


NERD
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a person, especially a man, who is unattractive and awkward or socially embarrassing:
He was a real nerd in high school - I can't believe he's so handsome now.



sums it up really

I am not one of these and take great offence if someone calls me one.
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Old 31-03-2004, 06:58 PM   #12
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im not a propellerhead. I studied the subjects you're talking about for a legit reason so i could get a good mark in my coursework
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I frequently get called a geek at work, but dont concider myself one, or even a nerd. The ability to spot, identify and give an indepth reason into what the foot long isa card is, and why it has an RS232 socket can get you into trouble sometimes.

I concider myself to be a social proffessional, in the respect that I learn stuff to better my career first, and for enjoyment second. I pass it all up for our regular 2/3/4 pints of a lunchtime anyway
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i havnt seen an ISA card in ages

/me dreams back to the days of ISA 33kbs modems
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:29 AM   #15
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Im often called a geek, and quite happy with that..

But I like Shoxs respone "a social proffessional"

To me, though someone calling me a geek, its never in an offensive manner, and is always in respect of the job I do. It means to be that the people believe I can sort it out.

The more they believe the more I can stay in the job

As per my classification, not all geeks are antisocial. Im anything but.
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SHERMANATOR
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To have the looks or gait of the "Sherman";
My god look at Ted - he looks like the Shermanator.


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To have the looks or gait of the "Sherman";
My god look at Ted - he looks like the Shermanator.


ROFL .. I agree

... sorry Ted
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