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You know you're nerdy when... [Feb. 3rd, 2005|05:59 pm]
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You know you're nerdy when. . .

  • You think of more livejournal interests to get your total to a power of two.

  • You can quote from memory entire scenes from four or more of the following movies:

    1. Airplane!

    2. Antitrust

    3. Clerks

    4. The Fifth Element

    5. Hackers

    6. Any movie in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

      1. Double your movie score if the memorized scene didn't make it into the theatrical cut

    7. Ditto for the Matrix trilogy

    8. Minority Report

    9. Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail

    10. Office Space

      1. No credit if you only know scenes in which Jennifer Aniston has a speaking role

    11. Run, Lola Run

    12. Sneakers

    13. Spaceballs

    14. WarGames

  • You own a USB Flash drive and you keep it with you at all times

  • You have successfully engaged in an IRC conversation through your cell phone

  • You regularly interact with more people online than you actually know in real life

  • You have used any of the following livejournal features:

    1. Post by phone

    2. Post by e-mail, using your phone

    3. Uploaded a pgp key

    4. Actually used the Administrative Console

  • You have programmed a graphing calculator to play tetris

  • You know the value of pi beyond seven significant digits

  • You have gmail, yahoo, and pop3/imap on a unix shell for email accounts, and you check them all at least once a day

Scoring: If you can answer yes to any of these statements, then you are a nerd. Revel in your nerdiness.

[User Picture]From: babyofthegroup
2005-02-03 07:32 pm (UTC)
I object to the lack of Monty Python in the movie section. But yes, I know pi to 9 digits, so I make the cut that way anyhow :)
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-03 07:48 pm (UTC)
True, true, The Holy Grail certainly counts. I'm sure arguments could also be made for several quintin terintino movies, Revenge of the Nerds, Real Genius, Galaxy Quest, and perhaps Evolution. However, time and space dictate that some must be left on the cutting room floor. Though quite frankly, had I thouht of it, the Holy Grail would have trounced Minority Report.
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[User Picture]From: babyofthegroup
2005-02-04 08:53 am (UTC)
Oh good. Because my ability to quote entire scenes from Holy Grail is legendary!
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-03 09:41 pm (UTC)
As amazing as this may seem to all of you, I only qualify four times over, not the possible nine.
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[User Picture]From: smpte
2005-02-07 02:58 am (UTC)
I qualify 5x. I'm such a geek.

I noticed you friended me. I don't know how long ago you did, but I friended you back. Your journal looks extremely cool and it rocks that you found mine.
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-07 11:36 am (UTC)
I was just following friends of friends of friends... I swear that lj is more closely connected than Hollywood with their 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon game. Never takes more than 4 friend hops to get to someone else it seems. Interestingly, someone actually coded an implementation: http://www.petekrawczyk.com/lj_connect/

You were pretty quick about it; I friended you about 14 hours before you posted the above comment.
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[User Picture]From: smpte
2005-02-08 06:02 am (UTC)
The six degrees of LJ makes me worry that someday, someone from my school will discover my journal.
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-08 10:21 am (UTC)
Two responses to that:

a) Entropy dictates that secrets can't remain so forever (but hopefully just for long enough)

b) It helps if no one realizes that person x == you. E.g. picture from four years ago with your hair colored, inaccurate names & places, stories about a sibling that doesn't exist. On the other hand, just why are they hunting for gay teens in Wyoming, anyway? :)
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[User Picture]From: smpte
2005-02-09 05:55 am (UTC)
I need another 19 months or so before entropy dissipates my secrets. %)

Inaccurate stuff in my journal would be confusing. The one thing I did was I changed the name of a guy I have a major crush on, because I thought that would be really uncomfortable if he ever ran across the journal. But it's kind of a useless effort because I think any of my friends could figure out from context who it is.
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2005-02-10 02:47 pm (UTC)
Crap - I've got 6. I guess that's what I get for not getting out much, eh? =(

Oh yeah... I saw you friended me (I assume thru the same friend of a friend of a friend type thing), and friended you back. Saw that you're up here in Folsom... cool! I work over at "that crummy chip maker down the road", to quote my Mac-loving High School librarian.
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-10 10:34 pm (UTC)
6?! Truly impressive. I don't know of anyone who can claim the whole nine.

Yeah, lj is sufficiently inbred to find anyone in four hops, just about. I am technically unemployed until Monday, at which time I'll be back in the public sector. Always on the lookout for good nerdy friends :)
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2005-02-11 07:49 am (UTC)
Kewl. I guess one of my biggest flaws is that I don't look around here enough for real friends to hang out with etc... I "spend time" with people on LJ far more regularly than I do with the few friends that I've got here in town... and I've lived here half my life! =/

I'd ask which agency you're going to be employed by, but you seemed to not want to tell anybody that... =P
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-11 06:28 pm (UTC)
If you are local to sac, it's rather obvious. Think public transportation.
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2005-02-11 06:40 pm (UTC)
Ah... gotcha.

So - your profile said you're up in Folsom, are you going to be commuting downtown every day? I do the reverse of that (Natomas to Folsom) every day, and it sucks. =(

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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-02-11 10:13 pm (UTC)
Basically. I already go to csus every weekday morning. Now I'll be popping downtown for work after school, then have the fun of returning home during the evening rush, something I've thus far managed to avoid. So, yeah, time to burn some new mix cds.
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2005-02-12 02:08 am (UTC)
Cool. Well, not cool, since the commute does suck (I used to do El Dorado Hills > CSUS in the morning rush, then home in the evening rush)... but very cool, cause you've got a job and all.

I've got 3 vices that keep me sane with all the commute time I spend in the car:
- Starbucks
- my iPod mini
If I had to go in the mornings without one of these 3 things, I'd likely die somewhere around 65th St... =D
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[User Picture]From: jensenpoet
2005-02-04 02:30 pm (UTC)
hahaha. too funny! = D
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