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This is a question How nerdy are you?

This week Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, died. A whole generation of pasty dice-obsessed nerds owes him big time. Me included.

So, in his honour, how nerdy were you? Are you still sunlight-averse? What are the sad little things you do that nobody else understands?

As an example, a B3ta regular who shall remain nameless told us, "I spent an entire school summer holiday getting my BBC Model B computer to produce filthy stories from an extensive database of names, nouns, adjectives, stock phrases and deviant sexual practices. It revolutionised the porn magazine dirty letter writing industry for ever.

Revel in your own nerdiness.

(, Thu 6 Mar 2008, 10:32)
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I've always felt....
That turning down the offer to go out and wreak semi-legal havoc with one of the "coolest" guys in school (on numerous occasions) in order to stay in and play Tomb Raider on the Sega Saturn was a turning point in my life.

Also spending 6pm-12midnight on the internet playing TFC back when it was only free to connect between those hours when I should have been outside gallavanting with girls.

p.s. if you reconnect just before 12 midnight (i.e. 11.57) you get TWO MORE HOURS.

Take THAT system!


Oh and going by what tinypod said a few posts back, I fall into the category of cringing intensley at my effort but being fully aware that there are infinitely geekier people than me in this thread that revel in it :)
(, Thu 13 Mar 2008, 9:28, Reply)
and thinking about it; I have a large box of assorted lengths of speaker cable and interconnects. It's always good to have. One never knows when these goodies may be required:)
(, Thu 13 Mar 2008, 7:15, Reply)
Hi fi heaven.
I was thinking what a bunch of nerdy dorks you all are, especially on the computer front, as I didn't get my first computer until three and a half years ago and never played dungeons and dragons or any of that shite.
However, I do enjoy listening to my tunes and movie soundtracks through decent equipment. I love upgrading an amplifier, speakers, turntable or CD player and love listening to all my tunes again to hear even more of that fabulous detail. Woo hoo. Same goes for surround sound.
I feel sorry for all you peasants with portables and midi systems.
And finally, I love being a music snob. Hurrah.
(, Thu 13 Mar 2008, 7:04, Reply)
Does anyone remeber that clever 80's invention...
mouse covers?
Handy little things to keep your mouse dust free and warm? (well, I didn't know what the hell they were for)

I bought my mother one for christmas that was a mouse...with a little tail, ears, whiskers, and everything. It was white with pink eyes.
(, Thu 13 Mar 2008, 3:47, Reply)
Right then.
How many of you remember the old Lone Wolf books? The young-adult novels that were similar to Fighting Fantasy, but had a consistent story you followed, playing as the eponymous "Lone Wolf"?

Well, a few years ago, Mongoose Publishing decided to revive the product line as a traditional D&D-style RPG. Guess who wrote the only published adventure for it?

That's right. Me. Beat that.
(, Thu 13 Mar 2008, 2:57, Reply)
Not a geek, but can wax lyrical about PDA's
Ok, so the company I work for repairs and upgrades PDA's. I never knew shit about them until I took the job as the assistant to the CEO of the company.
It's a small company, but the title correlates with the pay, so I'm not complaining about doing other stuff in the office as well as running out to Starbucks for him.

I can tell you the benefits of HTC over the (new) i-mate, ETEN, iPAQ and Axim PDA's, as well as the various different names that each device is known as by carrier.
I can tell you how much ROM and RAM is available on the new units, and whether or not the architecture of a device allows for a RAM upgrade. We are one of only 2 companies in the world that does RAM upgrades on Windows Mobile devices.

*sigh* I guess I am a bit of a geek.
(, Thu 13 Mar 2008, 1:30, Reply)

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