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    Default Re: FP Geeks and Pen Nerds, What's the Difference?

    A pocket protector! What a perfect idea. I had forgotten all about those.

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    Default Re: FP Geeks and Pen Nerds, What's the Difference?


    nerdy by IvanRomero, on Flickr

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    Default Re: FP Geeks and Pen Nerds, What's the Difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by reprieve View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kaisnowbird View Post
    PS: is the Obsession circle smaller than the other two or is it just an illusion?
    Are you obsessing over it?
    Heheh, only insofar as being a geek, not obsessed to the point of being nerdy.
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    How about "pen geezer" for the more seasoned of us?


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    Pen Geezer
    LOL - I'll have to get myself a t-shirt with those exact words!

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    First off, I'm late (habitually). While there has been nothing added since February I feel a need to comment. Yes I have a big mouth and frequently feel the need to comment.

    Nerds tend to be very well informed and studious on matters of personal interest.
    Geeks are Much More vocal and exuberant over their passions, hence the term "Geek out!"
    Nerds are content being the smartest person in the room (after all, they expect it).
    Geeks assume Everyone must be just as excited and into "it" as they are, so discussions quickly evolve into recitations of minutia to prove how devout they are.
    Nerds respond with "Yes. I am aware of these facts."
    Geeks reply with "OHMYGOD!!!AND THEY ONLY MADE 30,000 WITH THE RED TRIM!!! AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE ADD FROM SEPTEMBER '03 YOU SEE THAT ORIGINALLY IT WAS MAROON AND AFTER A WEEK OF PRODUCTION IT WAS CHANGED!!!"

    So, two important distinctions.
    Nerds expect ignorance, Geeks expect everyone to feel as they do.
    Nerds assume you will never understand, Geeks think that with just a little more information you will be converted.
    I am proud to say I am some of both. If you have to ask which and when, then never mind. I don't think you will ever get it.

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    Default Re: FP Geeks and Pen Nerds, What's the Difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manny View Post
    In the circles I move the part of the Universal set S outside any of these sets in this Venn diagram would be labled "norm".

    norm = S \ (Inteligence U SocialIneptitude U Obsession )



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    (Curses the lack of LaTeX on FPGs)
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    "FP Geeks and Pen Nerds, What's the Difference?" - The same, the only variant is the depth of weirdness.

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    Default Re: FP Geeks and Pen Nerds, What's the Difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Manny View Post
    In the circles I move the part of the Universal set S outside any of these sets in this Venn diagram would be labled "norm".

    norm = S \ (Inteligence U SocialIneptitude U Obsession )



    CB

    (Curses the lack of LaTeX on FPGs)
    Someone should implement it.
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    Default Re: FP Geeks and Pen Nerds, What's the Difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by snedwos View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Manny View Post
    In the circles I move the part of the Universal set S outside any of these sets in this Venn diagram would be labled "norm".

    norm = S \ (Inteligence U SocialIneptitude U Obsession )



    CB

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    Someone should implement it.
    It should be solvable with a couple of Fourier Transforms.

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    A geek is someone who bites off the heads of chickens and snakes at carnivals, or used back when such things went on. I'm not exactly sure what the modern day equivalent would be.
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    Default Re: FP Geeks and Pen Nerds, What's the Difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamus View Post
    A geek is someone who bites off the heads of chickens and snakes at carnivals, or used back when such things went on. I'm not exactly sure what the modern day equivalent would be.
    I suppose the modern equivalent ponders, wonders, and discuss online about a certain obsession that includes chicken engraved on the nib and snakes on the clip.

    Quite a fitting name for us, actually
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    Geek? Check out Tyrone Power in the film noir Nightmare Alley. His famous line when offered the job: "Mister, I was made for it." But hey, there might be a fountain pen in it.
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    Last night as I was pondering my own question, it occurred to me that television "news" anchors might be the modern day equivalent of those who used to bite the head off of live chickens and snakes for a living.

    And yes, there might be a fountain pen in it.
    Last edited by calamus; April 11th, 2019 at 11:13 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Geek? Check out Tyrone Power in the film noir Nightmare Alley. His famous line when offered the job: "Mister, I was made for it." But hey, there might be a fountain pen in it.
    One of the darkest films that I can actually enjoy.

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