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Postby omega » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:41 pm UTC

++$_ wrote:I'm so nerdy that instead of pressing C-s, I automatically do C-x C-s instead (the emacs binding to save).


I do that, too.

Also, I chose my username after the Halting probability.
And when I can't decide I usually go for doing whatever I'm deciding in prime numbers or powers of two. Like "What should I order? I can't decide between #23 and #28. Okay, I'll take 23 because it's prime. Problem solved."
Oh, and I like to listen to Gregorian chants while doing math and understand most of the Latin. (at least people say it's nerdy)

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Postby crowey » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:53 pm UTC

I can recite the periodic table including atomic number and mass.
And I can recite it alphabetically too....

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Postby Cornelius » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:10 pm UTC

I think I may </thread>

I wrote about Linus Torvalds on today's US history regents exam. It was a thematic essay about 2 people who changed American society. The other one I used was Henry Ford, and I themed the essay around American Freedoms and how they expanded them.

It was, in fact, a bitchin' essay.
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Postby pkuky » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:18 pm UTC

I'm so nerdy I once got into a fight with a bunch of guys from IASA (who are the official nerd school in these parts and insist they are more nerdy then anyone else), about who of us was nerdier. it ended up with me locked in their school girk's bathroom at 0100 on a thursday night.
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Postby ShaKri » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:03 pm UTC

im so nerdy that i know the 7 accepted lightsaber forms and name atleast 1 master of each...
(because im pretty sure that Obi-wan was the only master of Soresu... but i have yet to read all the comics... i have a money problem.. so aquiering them legaly is solid :( .)
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Postby Shakleton » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:18 pm UTC

I am so nerdy that I ran around town town last Pi-day with some nerd-friends. We made some rly big signs. That rly killed me on social level. Nobody on my school but my year knows me by name but they all know who's talked about if you say "The Pi-Sign-Guy!"

Epic Win! / Epic Fail!

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Re: I'm so nerdy that I ...

Postby Frello » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:32 pm UTC

...developed a system for turning vowels/syllables into abstract points.

Also, I once taught myself to "write in binary", i.e. encrypting letters into an 8-bit number, by hand. I guess that is only pseudo-nerdy, though (it's very simple, anyway).

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Postby Meowgan » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:57 am UTC

crowey wrote:I can recite the periodic table including atomic number and mass.
And I can recite it alphabetically too....
That's hot. Wait, no it isn't. Sorry.
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Postby crowey » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:32 pm UTC

Meowgan wrote:
crowey wrote:I can recite the periodic table including atomic number and mass.
And I can recite it alphabetically too....
That's hot. Wait, no it isn't. Sorry.


I know. :(

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Postby tday93 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:39 am UTC

Hmmm...

corrected teachers.. (math/science mainly)

and chose which school to go to solely based off their MUN program....
and going to a college-run conference (UCSD) as a sophmore...


so ya, not that nerdy
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Postby Sir_Elderberry » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:46 am UTC

I decided to make another post with a more humorous bent.

I'm so nerdy, I shit algorithms.
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Postby Cornelius » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:50 am UTC

Sir_Elderberry wrote:I decided to make another post with a more humorous bent.

I'm so nerdy, I shit algorithms.


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Postby |Erasmus| » Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:02 am UTC

In year 4, I was giving my teacher the answer to basic arithmetic questions while she was still working them out on her calculator :/

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Postby b.i.o » Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:30 am UTC

Cornelius wrote:I think I may </thread>

I wrote about Linus Torvalds on today's US history regents exam. It was a thematic essay about 2 people who changed American society. The other one I used was Henry Ford, and I themed the essay around American Freedoms and how they expanded them.

It was, in fact, a bitchin' essay.


Richard Stallman would like a word with you.

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Postby benjhuey » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:49 am UTC

I often think about how I would explain Einstein's theories of relativity to other people.
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Postby Killy_mcgee » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:21 am UTC

When I was in 6th grade, I was a new kid, and I told little "fun facts" to everyone. One of them was monkeys have bones in their penises to get erections.

TO ABOVE POSTER:
Already did it as one of my fun facts. I explained that the faster you approach the speed of light, the denser you are.
[insert random quote/ some stupid "bunny takes over world" thing.]
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Postby Roland Lockheart » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:44 am UTC

Me and my friends have a saying: "A gamer is not hardcore merely because he stays up late gaming. To be truly hardcore, a gamer must get up early to game", and we have. 5a.m. DnD sessions are the shiz. I also suppose I have been to two LoTR marathons, but that is the extent of awesome stories I have.
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Re: I'm so nerdy that I ...

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:00 am UTC

... I just spent an hour twerking my joystick's config file, adjusting things, making sure they worked right, alt-tabbing in and out of a game to test them before bouncing out to mess with the settings some more...


All so I can dogfight Birds of Prey in a Galaxy Class Starship.

And once I get a bit more accustomed to the controls, I'll do the opposite.
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Postby Furkins » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:29 am UTC

Right after my last day of High School, I bought a maths book...

I went camping and spent a big part of the 2 weeks in my tent with my friends playing pen&paper Shadowrun...

I have a xkcd T-shirt.

I learned to write in Sindarin.

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Postby michaelandjimi » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:34 am UTC

benjhuey wrote:I often think about how I would explain Einstein's theories of relativity to other people.
I've actually explained it to people a bunch of times, generally due to lapses in conversation. I even did it to a girl I went to the movies with.
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Postby kellsbells » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:46 am UTC

crowey wrote:
Meowgan wrote:
crowey wrote:I can recite the periodic table including atomic number and mass.
And I can recite it alphabetically too....
That's hot. Wait, no it isn't. Sorry.


I know. :(

For the record, I think that's hot. I sure can't do it (not that I've really tried, but...)

EDIT: I am so nerdy I, uh...

I won multiple games of LoTR Trivial Pursuit against my equally nerdy friends.
I was glad to graduate from high school so I could *read* again.
I can destroy anyone at Mario Party 1, 7, or 8
I drew xkcd-style comics in the margins of my physics book.
I represented my school in a town-wide spelling bee.

Etc. etc. I know I'm missing about a million. They'll come to me eventually.
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Postby Macbi » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:09 am UTC

I'm so nerdy I...

Can solve a Rubik's cube in under 3 minutes,
Often carry a calculator with me (like, all the time),
Know >10 proofs of pythagoras' thereom,
Get more email from bots than from people (not counting spam).
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Postby Meowgan » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:37 pm UTC

Macbi wrote:I'm so nerdy I...

Can solve a Rubik's cube in under 3 minutes,
Often carry a calculator with me (like, all the time),
Know >10 proofs of pythagoras' thereom,
Get more email from bots than from people (not counting spam).
Rubik's cube in under 1 minute, here. And I carry a calculator for knitting purposes.
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Postby Fossa » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:47 pm UTC

I'm so nerdy that when I buy Gatorade from any of the vending machines at work I will always buy orange, secretly hoping it will give me Lemon Lime which I actually prefer while at work.

For those of you who missed the reference.

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Postby Toeofdoom » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:51 pm UTC

michaelandjimi wrote:
benjhuey wrote:I often think about how I would explain Einstein's theories of relativity to other people.
I've actually explained it to people a bunch of times, generally due to lapses in conversation. I even did it to a girl I went to the movies with.

Although you neglect to mention that you met her via the fora, iirc.


I'm so nerdy that when I wear xkcd shirts I often completely forget that people don't understand them or even know what xkcd is.

I also often carry a towel in my bag....
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Postby ian » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:59 pm UTC

I'm so nerdy I once won star wars trivial pursuit in one go.

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Postby TizzyFoe » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:31 pm UTC

RockoTDF wrote:*One quarter in high school had a GPA of 3.14159


wow, you win.

Im so needy that i occasionally will get confused while reading/writing because there is no way to do ctrl f, to find key words.
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Postby Mmmm, Pi » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:35 pm UTC

I'm so nerdy that I post in this thread.

I'd still say that my pi scarf is one of the more time consuming nerdy things I've done, although the FREE HUG signs at the student music festival was also good fun.
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Postby CogDissident » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:02 pm UTC

I had a contest in highschool for "who is a bigger nerd" (in itself, very nerdy). And we would go around daring the next person to do something nerdy or show their nerdyness.

I lost because I was trying to trick the math-wiz next to me.

"Dobson, what is 2^65"
"Oh, thats easy" *gets out pad of paper, writes, from memory, 2^64, and proceeds to just multiply it.*

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Postby MotorToad » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:46 am UTC


That's just wonderful. Cases are so overrated. I've seen one stapled to a wall and have personally used a flat surface for a week or three, but it got annoying. If I'd have thought of suspension I'd probbaly still not have a case. :)
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Postby Kaiyas » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:25 am UTC

I've...
Taught my health teacher that viruses are simpler than bacteria.
Done circuit analysis on American Football touchdown plays (The goal is the battery. 15V. Defensive players are resisters, offensive players are capacitors. Contact is... contact.)
Copied Pachelbel's Canon in D into Finale. Working on the harpsichord part.

I've also made random movie references (mostly 300 and Monty Python), but that doesn't really count, does it?
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Postby |Erasmus| » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:37 am UTC



I'm worrying about whether hanging not flat like that is good for your hard drive... I guess that's pretty nerdy.

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Postby Fossa » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:16 pm UTC

|Erasmus| wrote:


I'm worrying about whether hanging not flat like that is good for your hard drive... I guess that's pretty nerdy.


I thought the same thing, coriolis force and all...

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Postby TizzyFoe » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:27 pm UTC

i have Stephen Hawking on my ipod
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Postby Sparv » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:27 pm UTC

Fossa wrote:
|Erasmus| wrote:


I'm worrying about whether hanging not flat like that is good for your hard drive... I guess that's pretty nerdy.


I thought the same thing, coriolis force and all...


No problem. I already tried every misuse possible with my 3'5 hard drives: moving them while working, letting them hang at the end of their cables... I even dropped on the floor a 2'5 while it was writing data: no problems. i try to avoid this, but they are actually far more difficult to break than what is said everywhere.
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Postby Fossa » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:42 pm UTC

True, but they do always break in the end. Moving parts and all. I tend to do everything in my power to extend their life so that I don't lose even miniscule amounts of data or have downtime. This would include, of course, minimizing stresses on the bearings and heads by not dropping it or exposing it to coriolis forces.

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Postby M.qrius » Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:26 pm UTC

One of my dormmates said that it wouldn't be a problem, but to be sure you could format the disks, so the tiny shift due to gravity is removed.

The best thing about the rig imho ishow it trembles when you boot it up and every fan starts spinning. Even better when there's a cd in the cdrom drive. Also, when you open the cdrom drive, it hangs forward due to the shift in center of mass, to the point where you can only just have the cd in it. Then when it closes again, it returns to its original position. Pretty cool to look at :P

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Postby Sparv » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:28 pm UTC

Fossa wrote:True, but they do always break in the end. Moving parts and all. I tend to do everything in my power to extend their life so that I don't lose even miniscule amounts of data or have downtime. This would include, of course, minimizing stresses on the bearings and heads by not dropping it or exposing it to coriolis forces.


HDDs break very often, very soon and always at the worst time... The HDDs are the less reliable part of modern (ie less than 20 years old) computers. Only the noname PSUs are worse. They just can't be trusted at all for any data of any kind.

M.qrius wrote:The best thing about the rig imho ishow it trembles when you boot it up and every fan starts spinning. Even better when there's a cd in the cdrom drive. Also, when you open the cdrom drive, it hangs forward due to the shift in center of mass, to the point where you can only just have the cd in it. Then when it closes again, it returns to its original position. Pretty cool to look at :P


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Postby bbctol » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:29 pm UTC

...am trying to post on the fora from as many colleges as possible. (is posting from Yale, has posted from Harvard and MIT.)


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