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    Default When did you realize you're a geek?

    I think one of my most recent revelations was when I realized I made a program with Java to "draw names out of the hat" for the karma rather than an actual hat and names.
    That or when I showed (both visually and acoustically) my girlfriend today the new subwoofer parts I got from Parts Express.
    Or perhaps when I decided to go back to my Go Fish card game I programmed, even though I don't have to.
    Or when I decided last week to program DDR to make up for sucking at the game.
    Or maybe the time when...

    So, when did you get hit by the hard brick of reality and when?

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    when I was sitting on the toilet reading my Loudspeaker Design Cookbook and didn't get up until my legs were severely in pain.
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    just now when I was replying to Troy in my other thread..!!


    That and my wife keeps telling me that I am..!!

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    When I got my first "Computer Operator Badge", in 1983.

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    I am a member of an online gaming guild. That pretty much seals my fate as a geek right there. But it gets worse. Someone there posted a link to a geek test. I scored second highest out of that group. So not only am I a geek, I am a second place loser geek!

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    I got to say, you guys are making me feel good about myself!

    Every time I buy something new (like stereo equipment) and get excited about it and try to tell my wife, and she looks at me like a little kid i sit back and think.......when did I become such a looser?

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    I haven't enterred any realm of geekness I don't think. I mean I push a nice whip and can socialize pretty well... I don't spend much time on the computer anymore... I'm physically active everyday. Sure I play Final Fantasy 11 every so often but usually about 1-2 hours a week.

    So I have very minimal geek influence.

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    now 6 years ago... that's a different story... you couldn't pull me off my online games...

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    When the kids in school told me so.

    Actually, not really 'cause I never listened to them.

    I really don't see why hobbies that the "beautiful people" think are not normal are labeled as geeky? They wouldn't have thier fancy cars, whiz-bang computers, big screen TVs, iPods, MP3 or even DVDs if it wasn't for the "geeks" developing, designing, implementing and championing the technologies they take for grated every day.

    That said, I have always wallowed in my geekdom because the "normal" stuff that others think I should be doing bores the living hell out of me and I usually feel dumber after doing it.

    I realized I was a geek in grade school when we had a science fair and I built a complete, working, telegraph network as my project. What beat me? Some kid with a gore factor 'cause his mom, a registered RN, stole slices of a brian that were used for educational purposes. That was 1st place. Second place was this kid who's rich dad bought him a $1700 Edison light bulb that was the size of his fat head and he wrote a paper about it. One gore factor and one whiz bang factor and the 3rd place guy was the only one who did something himself. The only thing my dad helped me with was he gave me his telegraph keys to use and the circuit diagram for wiring it up. I realized I was a geek when I got pissed off for doing all that work and these two kids bought first and second place.

    I realized I was a hardcore geek in high school when I was competing in local IASCA competitions for car audio. Then I reached official status by getting a B.S. in IT with a background in EE and CS. Background being that I opted to take Computer Science classes and EE classes instead of the usual History and Literature classes because they were easy A's. My GPA suffered but I learned stuff that I can use at work.

    I play video games but can't stand online play because I hate dealing with the people. My favorite operating system for computers most people have never heard of. I have gotten into the practice of building my own audio equipment and I will gladly take a broken pile of crap because it's more fun to fix it and make it work than buy a new one to show off to friends. I have propensity for hardware and feel at home digging around a computer case or under the hood of a car. I have an almost encyclopedic knowledge of car headlights and play a game with my wife where she points at a set of headlights coming in the opposite direction and I have to name make and model. Bonus points for model year/generation. Lastly, to seal my geekness, I am one of those people that you hate to play Trivial Pursuit with because I so rarely lose. I can't even remember the last time I didn't win a game.

    Oh, I also get pissed off at Chess games on the computer when they don't include ALL the rules in game play.
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    1972. Six years old. Issued black-framed prescription glasses from the base medical clinic to fix myopia and black orthopedic shoes in the same year. How could I not become a geek?
    1. JM Labs Electra 920.1 and CC30; MB Quart Vera Sub; Pioneer SC-57; Squeezebox Touch; Panasonic BDT-500 Blu-Ray; Samsung 52" LCD; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S3 cables
    2. Polk SDA-SRS 2.3TL; Sonic Frontiers Line 3 SE; Classe Model 25; Marantz SA8004; Acoustech PH1P; Squeezebox Touch; Music Hall MMF7; PS Audio P1000; MIT S2 cables
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    When My X partner Liv4fam's wife called us "GEEKS".

    Liv4fam and I are both heavy into Audio and Video, DO it for a living. Both Love Star Wars and use Stars Wars saying in normal conversation. Both hang out in Audio and video shops during and after work after Installing Audio and video all day long. Go to Best buy to buy software all the time. Join clubs like this and talk to others like us. Take off work to go see Star Wars and declare it as a national Holiday.Play video games to all hours of the night and weekends. Constantly wanting a better computer.Buy toys for our kids and ourselves.Have freinds that are exaclty like us. Need I say more???

    I never thought of myself this way untill the day she called us that after Liv4fam bought Steel Batallion for the Xbox and it came with this huge Tabletop Joystick command center cockpit thing and we couldn't get enough of the lights and how cool it was.
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    does getting excited over office supplies make me a geek..?!

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    Originally posted by beardog03
    does getting excited over office supplies make me a geek..?!
    OH YEAH IT DOES!!!!!!

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    When I rather watch PBS, TLC, DIY or DIS.

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    Originally posted by ND13
    OH YEAH IT DOES!!!!!!


    Rats..!!!:D

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    The day I decided I'd rather look at an old Allied Radio catalog from 1958, than a nudie magazine.
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    Originally posted by RuSsMaN
    The day I decided I'd rather look at an old Allied Radio catalog from 1958, than a nudie magazine.


    Did you see those "Legs on that Transistor"?

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    Prob. when I was around 5 or 6. I would run around like a retard in my Superman pajamas, wrap a red bath towel around my neck and pretend to fly around like a dumbass.

    Much like Warren in Something About Mary.

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    Registering and participating at an online message board about home audio (club polk).

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    Originally posted by aaharvel
    Prob. when I was around 5 or 6. I would run around like a retard in my Superman pajamas, wrap a red bath towel around my neck and pretend to fly around like a dumbass.

    Much like Warren in Something About Mary.
    Well at least you didn't try jumping off a house.....wait, maybe you did.;) :D

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    Originally posted by ND13
    Well at least you didn't try jumping off a house.....wait, maybe you did.;) :D

    Well that reminds me of the day when I jumped off a cliff holding a piece of plywood in my hands, thinking I could fly. Age 9


    Luckily for me it had a sandy bottom, nothing broken but my pride.

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    You know you're a geek when....you take pics of every new piece fo technology you procure so you can share them with your internet buddies (who are also geeks) on an audio forum.

    Guilty as charged...I am a geek.
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    A one-question geek test. If you get the joke, you're a geek:

    Seen on a California license plate on a VW Beetle:

    FEATURE



    From http://www.fiction.net/tidbits/compu...geek_test.html

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    Guess I'm safe - I don't get it.
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    Originally posted by ND13
    Well at least you didn't try jumping off a house.....wait, maybe you did.;) :D


    just last night. HAHA!

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    It's okay audiobliss, I got it right away (yah, I'm a geek), so don't worry about it.

    I'll let the geek patrol give it a shot. :D

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    You are all a bunch of good people wish I was smart enough to have the option to be one. Aloha. Warren

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    Originally posted by petrym
    A one-question geek test. If you get the joke, you're a geek:

    Seen on a California license plate on a VW Beetle:

    FEATURE

    From http://www.fiction.net/tidbits/compu...geek_test.html
    :D I win!!

    Joining the school computer club in 1970 probably sealed my fate.
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    Originally posted by petrym
    A one-question geek test. If you get the joke, you're a geek:

    Seen on a California license plate on a VW Beetle:

    FEATURE



    From http://www.fiction.net/tidbits/compu...geek_test.html
    I don't get it. I guess I'm safe for now.

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    Had to google it to find out what it meant. But now that I know, it is pretty funny.

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    Hey -- I just stick around for the audio discussions. I ain't nuthin' like you guys. Y'all are totally nerdified.

    Besides myself, are there any normal, socially-adjusted, sane individuals on this forum. Geez.
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