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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by pp. View Post
    You know you're a geek if you know how to turn off the paperclip and how to set the default language for your texts in word.

    I just completely removed support for the paper clip and the little dog on the search page from my windows CD (via nlite). I've noticed that configuring windows before it even installs actually makes it usable!
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    ...you almost die having to listening to your COMPUTER teacher tell you he doesn't bother with anti-virus software and only reinstalls when the system is too slow.
    Another round of Ubuntu for my friends here!
    Fighting to bring Pink back to The Pink Ponies archive.
    DELETE INSANITY!

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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by lukjad007 View Post
    ... and only reinstalls when the system is too slow.
    So he continually reinstalls his system. Where's the problem? I presume he has access to another one which he actually uses.

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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by jimi_hendrix View Post
    ...when you hate not having the time to finish writing your programs
    I have this problem all the time.
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by Sephoroth View Post
    "What's a Linux?"
    "It's an Operator System!"

    On topic:
    Some people like to tinker with autos, tune their engines.
    You like to tinker with software, tune the source.

    Some people boast when they make a nice part for their custom modification roadsters.
    You boast when you write a nice patch for Xorg.

    And to boast: I just finished adding software-side "emulation" of two-finger scroll (like on macbooks) to the synaptics touchpad driver. My hardware doesn't support this, but I added a clever trick to the driver.
    When I innocently started using Linux, I didn't think that in 2 years I will be diving in the source of a xorg module. But, damn, it feels good!
    make install - not war!

    Oh hai!

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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    You know your a geek when:

    1) Everyone around you seems like a moron to you

    2) Sitting at your computer all day is FUN! and >>>>>>>>*

    3) You dont understand why people dont google things they dont know

    4) You have no-one to talk to about computers/Linux/BSD/Windows etc..

    5) You know how to build a computer, and you enjoy doing it.

    6) You find it frustrating using an OS that you dont know the inner workings of

    7) You enjoy learning as much about computers as you possibly can

    8 ) You wish you had a job that revolved around you sitting in front of your computer all day.

    9) You wish you knew how to program

    10) You love FOSS

    11) You know what FOSS is, and GPL, etc...

    12) You know the inner workings and future of DRM, that no matter how hard you try, others around you dont seem to "get it" and your angered that they dont even care.

    13) Your the only computer user you know thats annoyed by WGA, Activation, DRM, "Trusted Computing" etc.....

    14) You wish you could make a stand against the big software companies

    15) The internet is vital to your existance

    16) You'd rather stay in on your computer than go out.

    17) You wish you could controll your whole life through your computer

    18 ) You need to replace your keyboard every year due to "wear and tear"

    19) You wish everybody would "leave you alone"

    20) You cant understand how others around you can manage to tie their shoe laces they are so dumb.

    21) The "Humm" of your computer is relaxing.

    22) You felt the need to post in this thread

    23) You dream about websites you could set up



    Thats about all I can think of right now, only a handful actually apply to me, although the fact that even ONE does, scares me......
    All, but 9 and 23 apply to me!

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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    1) Everyone around you seems like a moron to you
    No, although everyone around me claims that I am well above average.
    I hope they are wrong, because if I am above average this world is in trouble.

    4) You have no-one to talk to about computers/Linux/BSD/Windows etc..
    That seems more a matter of chance and social skills. Or IT classes at the community college.

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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    One geeky joke. I think it was from XKCD or something:

    Joe and Barry talk:
    Joe: So Barry, how did the date with Sarah go?
    Barry: [...] then we went home to watch a movie. So I fire up mplayer on my linux box. Unfortunately xscreensaver locked the screen every 15 minutes.
    Joe: Oh, damn, what did you do?
    Barry: I wrote a small python script to jiggle the mouse cursors every 5 minutes.
    Joe: See, Barry, Linux may have its problems, but it also gives you the tools to fix them.
    Barry: Indeed.
    Joe: And how did the rest of the night go?
    Barry: Well, half an hour into the mouse scripting manual Sarah got bored and left...
    make install - not war!

    Oh hai!

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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by sci-fi guy View Post
    No, although everyone around me claims that I am well above average.
    I hope they are wrong, because if I am above average this world is in trouble.
    People occasionally tell the same to me.
    And I have the same worries afterwards!

    It also is sometimes quite disturbing to think the amounts of below-average intelligent people... and what high-responsibility work they are doing. (I could think of few such people)

    btw I recently read an anecdote that goes like

    B. Gates is fishing and catches magic golden fish.
    So fish says "You've got one wish!"
    Bill: "I want war to end in Iraq."
    Fish: "Can't do that! Wish something else!"
    Bill: "Then I want Windows to be without bugs."
    Fish: "Err, where is this Iraq thing again?"

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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by spupy View Post
    And to boast: I just finished adding software-side "emulation" of two-finger scroll (like on macbooks) to the synaptics touchpad driver. My hardware doesn't support this, but I added a clever trick to the driver.
    I hope to be enjoying it within a few weeks. Thank you!

    What exactly does that mean, anyway?

    If only more applications supported scrolling left and right...

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