cubinator

You Know You're A Nerd When:

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The title says it all. This is like the "You Know You Play Too Much KSP When" thread. What makes you a nerd? I'll start with:

You know you're a nerd when you learn to count in binary on your fingers because it's way more practical than the "standard" system.

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...when you clearly recall how to do the 1's Complement method for adding binary values to subtract.

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Oh, also:

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307 from memory.

*checks* Yup, I've got too much free time.

Edited by cubinator
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.....when you're texting somebody who's in the same room.

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6 minutes ago, cubinator said:

Oh, also:

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307 from memory.

*checks* Yup, I've got too much free time.

I'll back that with 1,771,561.... which I memorized when I was like 8... I think.... lol :sticktongue:

Spoiler

That's the number of tribbles that fell on Captain Kirk... lol

 

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Hydrogen

helium

lithium

berkelium 

boron 

carbon

nitrogen

oxygen

flourine

neon

sodium

i know more than this from memory but I'm tired of typing. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

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How about a debate between myself and a fellow professor at the university of how the gravitational forces from the Death Star in Return of the Jedi would have literally made life on Endor fairly difficult since the Death Star II was in a stationary synchronous orbit... does that qualify (and yes, he and I do this often...) :cool:

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When you have computer parts strewn about...  

C6H12O6 + O2 => CO2 + H2O + ATP

if (alwatsHasXamerinStudioOpen) { //Check to see if they have Xamerin studio open

	nerd = true; //Define the person as a nerd

} else if (alwaysHasXcodeOpen) {

	nerd = true; //Define the person as a nerd

} else if (alwaysHasMonoDevelopOpen) {

	nerd = true; //Define the person as a nerd

} else if (alwaysHasPythonOpen) {

	nerd = true; //Define the person as a nerd

}
else {

	nerd = false

}
if (nerd) {

	Console.WriteLine("You are a nerd.");  //Make them feel happy

}
else {

	Console.WriteLine("You are a sad non-nerd that actually has a life.");  //Insult them

}

I know, I went overboard.

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When a hash (#) means an IRC channel. [✓]

When Linux (almost all distros but chrome OS) is better than Windows. [✓]

When you played Minecraft before it was cool. [✓]

Yes, I am a nerd.

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sudo apt-get install nerd-suite

sudo apt-get mono

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SELECT * FROM users WHERE clue > 0
 

Recalling fondly how to set IRQ's on a mainboard with jumpers, instead of within BIOS.

 

Building a Tesla Coil from scratch in 3rd year electronics in High School. 

Edited by Xorth Tanovar

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32 minutes ago, Xorth Tanovar said:

Recalling fondly how to set IRQ's on a mainboard with jumpers, instead of within BIOS.

Yup. Did this again recently (486 + ISA boards).

----

You own more than one oscilloscope.

You use spare computer components as paperweights.

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You know you're a nerd when you have a "nerd hoard" somewhere in your house.

NerdShrine_zpsysmvnnws.jpg

Best,

-Slashy

 

 

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...actually knowing what an octopus is and how to properly use with an oscilloscope...

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...when you can switch between 5 languages without noticing...

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21 hours ago, ThaZeus said:

Hydrogen

helium

lithium

berkelium 

boron 

carbon

nitrogen

oxygen

flourine

neon

sodium

i know more than this from memory but I'm tired of typing. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

magnesium

aluminum

silicon

phosphorous

sulfur

chlorine

argon

potassium

calcium

scandium

titanium

vanadium

chromium

manganese

iron

cobalt

nickel

copper

zinc

gallium

germanium

arsenic

selenium

bromine

krypton

rubidium

strontium

yittrium

zirconium

this thread is turning into a memorization contest

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4 hours ago, GoSlash27 said:

You know you're a nerd when you have a "nerd hoard" somewhere in your house.

NerdShrine_zpsysmvnnws.jpg

Best,

-Slashy

 

 

On the far left... wow, The Visible Man!!!  
Haven't seen one of those in years.
I had that model when was a kid.

Thanks for the flashback!!!

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21 hours ago, Just Jim said:

On the far left... wow, The Visible Man!!!  
Haven't seen one of those in years.
I had that model when was a kid.

Thanks for the flashback!!!

Had one of those when I was a wee lad. Have an E6B still lying about as well...little too young to own a slide rule, though.

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...when you have a millenium falcon quad copter. Which I do want.

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When you built a 1x1x1 speedcube out of wood, colored it, and stickered it because your cube tower didn't look complete without it.

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When you take your Lexie score and it suggests Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries.  And. A brief history of time. :)

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4 hours ago, ThaZeus said:

When you take your Lexie score and it suggests Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries.  And. A brief history of time. :)

When you've actually read A Brief History of Time for fun.

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9 minutes ago, cubinator said:

When you've actually read A Brief History of Time for fun.

Stephen Hawking? Pfft. I once read Principa by Issac Newton For Fun.

Also, when you listen to "White 'n nerdy" by Weird Al and think it is a biography of you. True story.

Edited by lukethecoder64
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When you can point out every scientific inaccuracy in t.v./books/movies.

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