Old 9th September 2002, 04:22   #1
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What's your most geeky train of thought

Whats the most geeky thing you've ever thought of? (either in private or outloud)

Out loud:
Our poor little dog was sick from eating too much food again, and i remember thinking that the cats never get sick like that and the vet happened to mention that cats know when to stop eating, dogs eat until they get sick (the animal was also suffering from sulphite poisoning, thats why she was at the vet). and i said "gee, one simple missing if statement cost me $250" then promptly realized dogs:
A) aren't opensource and i can't fix this
B) don't HAVE if statements, or code
(yes, in that order)

To myself
Wouldn't it be practical to have an ip-enabled doorbell? then you could have a neat little dialog pop-up when someone rang it, and maybe a logfile too

(yeah, i'm a geek)
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Old 9th September 2002, 04:36   #2
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Old 9th September 2002, 04:42   #3
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i came up with the disco version of "lasiest men on mars - all your base are belong to us"

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Old 9th September 2002, 04:47   #4
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I don't normally say extremely odd things out loud. I'm geeky, but not quite to that extreme.

I'm generally geeky enough that it's obvious that I'm a geek, but not so geeky that those around me can't understand me. i.e. I'm generally as geeky as possible without confusing those around me.

I do often try to recall how to "undo" something I've written on paper, though, particularly if I haven't had enough sleep. And then, I get into odd language discussions (e.g. whether "tomorrow" is an adverb or a noun) and stupid programming and hardware discussions.

For the freedom to express myself in my own way without fear of being censored or banned.

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Old 9th September 2002, 05:08   #5
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I always stayed to stoned to ever be a geek.
Now I just try to remember everything I forgot,
but I can't remember what it was.
I guess you could say I Ctrl-Alt-Delete'd my brain too many times.
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Old 9th September 2002, 05:10   #6
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Doc, see if you can salvage anything by using un-delete! And don't forget to check the recycle bin before you empty it (might be some old Jefferson Airplane lyrics in there).

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Old 9th September 2002, 05:38   #7
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jefferson airplane!!! w00t!!!
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Old 9th September 2002, 05:58   #8
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The geekyest thing I've ever thought of is going to a Star Trek convention AND wearing a costume.

The geekyiest thing I've ever done, I dunno. I don't really do that many geeky things in real life (other than sit in front of my pc all day)

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Old 9th September 2002, 06:13   #9
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I hung out at my local EB for 2 hours once. Also had some dreams where
I was in Super Mario 64, Zelda 64, and GTA3, that was pretty geeky.
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Old 9th September 2002, 06:47   #10
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I postulate methods of creating and controling augmented energy fields, and exploiting the control of those augmented energy fields.
I build devices to test my hypothesis, I am currently refining theory.

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I was at a bookstore and when I looked down a hall of books I saw and recognized Walter Koenig! - Now the last "celebrity" I saw before that was Alan Alda at a hollywood restaurant, and that was like "whoop de doo" but this was Walter Koenig and i couldn't help myself but go up to him and shake his hand.

But later on I thought that the fact that I recognized him, aged and all, I find pretty damned sad.


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Old 9th September 2002, 09:37   #12
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I debate technology...thats about the height of geekyness.

Also I own a remote controlled ocillating fan
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Old 9th September 2002, 09:48   #13
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I woke from a fantastic dream involving a couple of gorgeous girls and thought "their skin was great, that's some fantastic texture compression there" , I think I deserve some form of geek medal for that one.

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Old 9th September 2002, 10:04   #14
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Quote:
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I woke from a fantastic dream involving a couple of gorgeous girls and thought "their skin was great, that's some fantastic texture compression there" , I think I deserve some form of geek medal for that one.
hehe, it's like saying how wonderfully rendered they are - almost as good as nVidia's Wolf Man!
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Old 9th September 2002, 16:10   #15
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once, looking up at some leaves on a summers day, i turned to a friend and said "look at that alpha blending on those leaves"

I wondered to myself why some edges weren't pixellated, sureley we couldn't antialias everything like that in real-time, our brains just don't have the processing

and a few minutes ago, i looked outside and thought 'god, there is far too much distance fogging at the moment'
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Old 9th September 2002, 16:44   #16
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i was trying to replace a light bulb at work ones and i thought if i did a rocket jump i'd just be high enough to get it.

and i made a extremly early model of my wild weevil winamp3 skin pixel by pixel when i cant even code .html let alone .xml

and i just tried to add myself to my buddy list



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Old 9th September 2002, 17:31   #17
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I woke from a fantastic dream involving a couple of gorgeous girls and thought "their skin was great, that's some fantastic texture compression there" , I think I deserve some form of geek medal for that one.
I''ve had similar experiences when talking with girls and all I can think of is "wonder what kind of watch she's wearing?".

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Old 9th September 2002, 18:35   #18
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"wich is better channle 33 or 26, um 26 uhg crap 33 dulllllll 23 oh mummies what has an endoscope got to do with mummies? oh internal.. ..well now that makes sence.. ..uhg brain stuff.. ..41 oh god that crap.... ..ah Discovery is.. ..dull as hell.."

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Old 9th September 2002, 19:22   #19
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Once I busted into a cogcon at my college unannounced, entered the half life lan tournament, kicked everyone's ass by a long shot and then beat one of the cog con mediators only to win a cheesy total annhialation t-shirt. That was geeky. Me and my friends laugh everytime we remember it.
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Old 9th September 2002, 19:36   #20
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Old 9th September 2002, 20:14   #21
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Re: NOBODYS A GEEK

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nobodys geeky around here
to me we are all cool dudes that like winamp
haha, i wish... some of us certainley are far enough from normal.. i was talking to someone about something that seemed important at the time... and they happened to point at something... and say "that person i'm pointing at".. that was it, it gave me a new perspective on some geeky peice of software i was working on and all i could think of for the rest of the day was "pointing at that person".. normality just shouldn't be attempted by us geeks.... i've also more then once tried to reach for the spacebar whilest driving and wishing to stop... it usually results in about 1/2second of confusion, then me thanking the gods of technology for powerbrakes and slaming on the brake pedal...

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Old 9th September 2002, 20:25   #22
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Yeah man! Normalcy breeds destruction, like in "Ghost in the Shell".
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Old 9th September 2002, 20:33   #23
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For some reason I am constantly comparing my life to one endless nested if statement. I actually lose sleep because of it; I’ll lie there thinking if this or that then this else if then, and so on just going on and on.

Oh yeah when I look at collection of objects moving through air, either water from a shower head or the leaves falling from trees my mind is creating mathematical equations to fit the data before me.

at least my dreams aren't like Phily Baby's. Damn, you do deserve that medal.

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This was a pretty weird moment:

I was driving home from a LAN-party and I caught myself thinking of "how nice the graphics and resolution around me are"...

I don't think I have to add anything.

[(a funny joke that fits to this topic: There are 10 kinds of people : Those who understand binary, and those who don't)]
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Quote:
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[(a funny joke that fits to this topic: There are 10 kinds of people : Those who understand binary, and those who don't)]
see Think Geek

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This was a pretty weird moment:

I was driving home from a LAN-party and I caught myself thinking of "how nice the graphics and resolution around me are"...


Man o man, I remember doing all day lan parties of day of defeat. After 10 hours of that I thought my rods and cones were permenantly screwed
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Old 9th September 2002, 21:39   #28
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Well, I can't think of anything better than, whenever I'm doing a math problem, I think, "120 divided by 6, Enter, 20." Stupid TI-83. Not even an 83 Plus, just an 83.
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Old 9th September 2002, 21:57   #29
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Thinking of how I want a better computer or when the next big game I want comes out.

Of course, what I just said doesn't compare with other posters'. Not that's it bad or anything. People have done worse, so there's no shame!

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I once spent 5 hours trying to get an extra 100 3dmarks.

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If cas 2 ddr266 is faster than cas 2.5 ddr333 and cas 2 ddr333 is faster than cas 2.5 ddr400 then cas 2 ddr400 should be able to achieve a perfectly stable fsb of 185+mhz with agressive ram timing as long as the cpu is not multiplier locked and the motherboard divides the agb and pci busses 2.5x at 166mhz which should give a realistic memory throughput of over 1500 megabytes per second outperforming pc800 rdram and getting close to pc1066 rdram but since rdram runs at a lower latency it would still be faster but the pentium 4 is slower clock for clock than an athlon so if......ahh fack it..im going back to a 286.
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i now see the world depeneding on how it could best be stored... eg variable/database wise....

who else sees the index to a book as an array of pointers to arrays of words?

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i think BEING A CACTUAR is a tad geeky. TAD.
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Old 10th September 2002, 02:19   #33
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I've not really said many geeky things out loud, unless I'm discussing/helping with source code.

In thought:
Dunno really....prolly the idea of making an IM client but saw that the market for them was already flooded as it was (back when MSN was just released with WinME) and that's it I guess for thoughts. I have also wanted to say 'LOL' for one time when I was going to laugh out loud, but that's it.

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I'm to the point where when I write longhand, I think in terms of typing. like when I put a period at the end of a sentence, my next thought is to hit the space bar twice.

done: probably the time I stayed up all night freeing up space on my HDD. took me 12 hours, but I managed to clear out 40 GB of data(I started with 60 GB, all my HDDs were within 300 MB of being full), through CD burning and deleting old files.
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Thought: After hitting my first animal in the middle of the road (seagull) I thought "I hope it didn't save my game"

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Done: Being in marching band and enjoying it. Actually, sometimes I find myself trying to reach for a mouse at school when writing a paper. Another is when I was talking to my cousin, I asked him about a car and instead of asking how much mileage it has, I asked "How much RAM does it have?". I also "air type" at school and dreamed in my sleep about playing some of my favorite computer games.

Thought: Like someone said above, I thought about saying "LOL" before laughing but then caught myself. I also dreamed about programming games one day for a great company and I have been thinking about going to Electronic Entertainment Expo one of these years. (No, I know nothing about programming but I want to learn)

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