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« on: August 21, 2005, 05:15:48 am »
...you realize you just googled for "Baked Potato Howto."
...and you realize you just used made "google" into a verb.

No, really, I bought a bag of potatos and all the fixins today, but I realized I had only the foggiest ideas of how to actually bake one. I know you wash it, and it goes in the oven. No idea at all about temperature, time, other prep, etc. The surprising thing is that it seems howtos for cooking are just as prevailant as ones for various computer tasks. My search for "baked potato howto" was just as useful as "Linux VPN Howto."

Anyone else want to share some of those moments when you realize just how geeky you are?

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2005, 08:09:27 am »
Oh, for the record: Wash, scrub, dry, then slather in oil and salt. 400 degrees for an hour. Delicious!

In other news, Battlestar Galactica is the best television show in existence.

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2005, 03:33:48 pm »
I did google searches on how to cook different chinese food dishes. Also googled for patterns for sewing different ren-styled costumes too. :D
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2005, 04:58:15 pm »
does getting the idea of creating a chandelier out of fishing line and CDs count? Cause that's for art class :D

 Also... writing nearly fluently using different words when a few of the keys on the keyboard are useless... with very little copying and pasting of other's lettters.
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2005, 06:56:49 pm »
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Oh, for the record: Wash, scrub, dry, then slather in oil and salt. 400 degrees for an hour. Delicious!
hm I've never oiled and salted mine, I just scrub them and bake them untill the skin becomes oh so crunchy, it's the way my brother and I like them. He complains if I don't bake the potatos. :p
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2005, 10:34:14 pm »
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In other news, Battlestar Galactica is the best television show in existence.

That is all.
What!?  Any of the Star Trek series are the best shows in existance!....








....Okay, you know you're a nerd when you defend your favorite TV series.  And your choice of TV series can also be determined by your screenname.  Or when you look up and find "Weapons Grade Plutonium" on eBay.  Or when you've put two keyboards on your computer soley for the purpose that you can now game with your toes and your hands at the same time (yes, I've done that).
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2005, 11:13:19 pm »
...or perhaps when every argument and wager is settled with video games.

 As with my brothers. :)
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2005, 12:09:22 am »
Used to be that way between me and my brother.  But the only game that he's any good at is Descent... funny story about how he doesn't want to play me anymore.  It was a big "Plasma vs. Fusion" debate (the two biggest guns of Descent 1.  I thought Plasma was better because of rapidity, he thought fusion was better because of pure power).  First round, he point-blanked a robot with a mega missile (which kinda is a big missile... killed himself instantly).  Second round (rematch, because he "didn't know your own weapons could hurt you") he found me before I'd found the plasma, opened up with his fusion... and missed every single shot until I got the plasma and opened up on him with it.  He refuses to play me in Descent because I "cheated" (in Descent multiplayer, entering any cheatcode sets your sheilds and energy to 1 and informs evetryone of your "nice try")



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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2005, 07:47:14 pm »
You know you're a nerd when: I read three favorite books the same time each year. And I WOULD drop plans if it interfered with the said schedule.

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Sitting in Applebee's where they have "ice-breaker" trivial pursuit cards (from the 80's!) and I just answer the questions like nothing, while having riblets and chicken fingers.
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2005, 08:34:40 am »
In other other news... Stargate: SG1 is the best television show in existence.

...But pretending Amanda Tapping isn't pregnant is just stupid.

Or is it? Later in this episode someone asked "So you're single?" and she said "Not exactly."

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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2005, 02:50:02 pm »
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In other other news... Stargate: SG1 is the best television show in existence.

...But pretending Amanda Tapping isn't pregnant is just stupid.

Or is it? Later in this episode someone asked "So you're single?" and she said "Not exactly."
YES! I haven't seen it in like 2 years tho....she's pregnant?
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2005, 03:03:41 pm »
I still defend SeaQuest DSV and Popular. Those were two shows I loved and the general populace hated. God, they were funny.
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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2005, 04:37:41 pm »
I google free knitting patterns at least once a week.  My sisters have learned that I can make ANYTHING, given proper access to the internet.  I've been asked to see if I can make underwear to match already-owned-socks, which I'm pretty sure is possible.  Ashley and I are both major textile nerds.
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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2005, 04:42:17 pm »
I can't see why you couldn't make underwear to match -- you'd just have to find the right type of fabric.
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2005, 04:48:43 pm »
exactly.  The only problem is the socks in question have little turtles on them, so I'm thinking I'll have to intarsia the turtles and then knit a second layer so one is not all rubbed against the floats.
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