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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 thought I was bad...
... until I read some of this lot. I admit to owning several Red Dwarf T-shirts, and I have all the series on both VHS and DVD. My car has a Starbug on the dashboard. I own several computers & consoles, the oldest being a Megadrive II (with Master System adapter following its death), Playstation, I own one of the first Playstation 2s officially imported and with the "welcome pack" and PCs which run Windows 3.11, Windows 98 and my current XP machine. I used to be able to solve maths problems without thinking about it.

Now? I have a house (and garden) full of parts relating to my collection of real life... buses. I own, or part own, a total of four which I am restoring. I am... a bus photographer. My already low standing on this board shall drop further now, I fear...

Length? About 36ft, with room for 53 seated...
(, Tue 11 Mar 2008, 18:53, 2 replies)
Cheer up matey
I own two narrow gauge railway locos and do machining as a hobby. BTW, ever seen Mike Sutcliffes Leylands?
(, Tue 11 Mar 2008, 20:20, closed)
Mike Sutcliffe's Leylands are stunning, slightly too old for my liking admittedly but I admire anyone who rebuilds anything of that age to such a high standard. My oldest example (ironically also a Leyland) is of 1975 vintage - not on the same level of restoration by any means, but retro 70's seat trim is nice...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who keeps mechanical-related geekyness in the cupboard!
(, Wed 12 Mar 2008, 18:01, closed)

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