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Post by FredProgGH » Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:25 pm

Don't forget 333---
the number of the semi-christ.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:04 pm

Rofl!! :lol::lol: Fred, you rock my world! :lol:

Well, here is the semi-christ's color. For lukewarm Christians.
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Is promised for his seeing, his reaching so clearly[/i][/color]

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Post by rox » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:21 pm

Wait. If 666 is an Anti-Christ and 333 is half a Christ, then there are 3 one and a half "Christ-units" in 333 number-units. Then 444 is a zero-Christ and 222 is Christ's number.

It looks like nonsense, but if you stop and make some math, you get to where I am. This is the geek thread anyway, isn't it? :mrgreen:
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:08 pm

Food for thought:
(from dictionary.com)

geek
n. Slang

1. a. A person regarded as foolish, inept, or clumsy.
b. A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.
2. A carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken.



nerd also nurd (nûrd)
n. Slang
1. A foolish, inept, or unattractive person.
2. A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.

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[Perhaps after Nerd, a character in If I Ran the Zoo, by Theodor Seuss Geisel.]


nerd

n : an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively [syn: swot, grind, wonk, dweeb]

Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University


nerd

n. 1. [mainstream slang] Pejorative applied to anyone
with an above-average IQ and few gifts at small talk and ordinary
social rituals. 2. [jargon] Term of praise applied (in conscious
ironic reference to sense 1) to someone who knows what's really
important and interesting and doesn't care to be distracted by
trivial chatter and silly status games. Compare the two senses of
computer geek.

Source: Jargon File 4.2.0

(how much do you want to bet that "Jargon File" was written by nerds? Of course, who else would make a hacker slang dictionary?)
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Post by bb » Wed Dec 22, 2004 8:43 pm

There's no need to resort to infinities to be properly geeky.

E.g., why is age 43 interesting?


answer: it's the second of a prime pair, and the sum-of-digits for each number in the pair is prime; and it's the last such opportunity you'll have in a normal lifetime.

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nerd/geek definitions

Post by Gusset27 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:28 pm

From a sound bite off an engineering software website:

"A NERD is someone whose life is focused on computers and technology. A GEEK is someone whose life is focused on computers and technology, who LIKES it that way."

Just thought I'd share.

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:52 am

Welcome to the foum, Gusset. :)

Nerd, geek... That's an interesting way of putting it. But if you're not proud of being a nerd, why would you still be one? I don't get it...

I always thought that geek had a more science/math/physics/computer connotation while nerd was the more all-around intellectual or student who studies a ton in general. At least that's what I'd like to think because I've never been much of a math/physics/science person, or a computer one, and they don't really have a specific word for domina geeka philosopher linguist.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:44 am

Anyone care for a bit of philosophical humor today?

http://www.auburn.edu/academic/liberal_arts/philosophy/kant.htm

Yeah, and the sad thing is, this makes way more sense than Kant ever did (in my opinion).

Seriously, though, this is totally the kind of thing I wish I could do to philosophers everywhere. :cackle:
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:20 pm

Important announcement: http://www.thinkgeek.com is a great place to get really awesome geeky merchandise. I got my nerd friends a pi shirt (this is for the friend that has already memorized the first 52 digits of pi - now she's got about 3475 more to work on) and a caffeine molecule mug (and this friend knew what it was without asking). (Flo, did you get your "I (heart) my geek" shirt here?) T-shirts are on sale, 10% off until the 11th, so that's kinda nice. Anyway, just thought some of you intelligent people might like to know.
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Post by Bnielsen » Thu Jan 06, 2005 3:09 pm

I like the "There's No Place like 127.0.0.1" stickers best.
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Post by esteban » Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:42 pm

> I like the "There's No Place like 127.0.0.11" stickers best.

Oh, that is classic!

Anyone interested in the "why" of geeks/nerds should read
the essay "Why Nerds are Unpopular" at http://www.paulgraham.com
(clicks Essays and scan for the title in the ensuing page).

This is also a chapter in his book Hackers and Painters.

(usual disclaimers apply)

And I'd appreciate a primer on getting these
tags
to work...
Ecce quam bonum et quam iucundum habitare fratres in unum.

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:55 pm

Hey, welcome to the forum. :) :cheers: (Latin! Rock on!!)

If you want tags to work, you have to set your preferences to allow HTML in your posts.
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Post by Guest » Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:02 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:Hey, welcome to the forum. :) :cheers: (Latin! Rock on!!)

If you want tags to work, you have to set your preferences to allow HTML in your posts.


Well, it says HTML in ON under Options. But then, tags are working for me now. What theory fits that data? :wink:

And if you dig Latin, we still hear quite a bit of it during college convocations (especially commencement) here at Sewanee. Of course, one should expect that when one holds such functions in an Anglican neo-Gothic chapel.

Is your animation John Cleese as Minister of Silly Walks, then?

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:10 pm

Ita vero. Insanissimus John Cleese est. :mrgreen: "Ita, vir optime, stultum incessus habeo." "Ille est?"
(Hey, it's the Geek page, so Monty P in Latin is fair game. Hey, that gives me ideas! Uh-oh!)

Yup, its the Minister of Silly Walks (or Stulti Incessus, if you prefer ;))... Got it from a python site somewhere.


It's probably a good thing that the Catholic Mass is said in the vernacular now, because otherwise I would be having too much fun trying to translate to pay attention... ;) But I bet that's a nice distraction during those college convocations.
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Post by esteban » Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:46 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:[color=#00502d]Ita vero. Insanissimus John Cleese est. :mrgreen: "Ita, vir optime, stultum incessus habeo." "Ille est?"
(Hey, it's the Geek page, so Monty P in Latin is fair game. Hey, that gives me ideas! Uh-oh!)


For the most part, my Latin's pretty stale...it's been aeons. How might one say This is an ex-parrot!

Better yet: how might one find the word for parrot!
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