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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2010, 09:38:09 am »
So I came across this comic, and it made me realize just how much of a nerd you have to be to get the joke.

http://www.dernwerks.com/HWC/?p=847

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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #61 on: July 04, 2010, 09:38:34 am »
You know you're a nerd when your favorite TV shows keep getting cancelled halfway through the season!

Firefly and The Unusuals immediately comes to mind.

You know you're a nerd when your first taste of Linux is installing Gentoo after Ubuntu fries your MBR.

Seriously. Granted, this was back when Ubuntu was in beta and you couldn't install applications without ripping your molars out with tweezers. So, Gentoo, while overwhelming, was a breath of fresh air.

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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #62 on: July 05, 2010, 07:05:41 am »
Heh... someone else who uses gentoo! True enough about the TV though... I miss The Middleman, Firefly, Farscape, Better Off Ted, Book of Daniel, Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, Defying Gravity, and Pushing Daisies. :-)

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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #63 on: July 05, 2010, 09:28:07 am »
You know you're a nerd when you find programming games more entertaining than playing them a lot of the time...
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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #64 on: July 05, 2010, 07:20:02 pm »
You know you're a nerd when your desk is adorned with statues and toys of various origins.

Currently I have a stone gargole, a battery operated tachikoma, Kaylee, Mal, River and Jayne from Firefly, a Veemon plush, Articuno action figure, Bad Horse plush, and various cat and rabbit figures that were given to me.

Xepher: Of course I love Gentoo! Heck, you were the person who answered all my silly newb questions about it on AIM all those years ago. :)

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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #65 on: July 06, 2010, 04:31:39 am »
Wait wait... what? Who are you? What's the old screen name I should be recalling, because I know Valhalla Sky wasn't one I ever talked to before! The Twin Nex?

EDIT: Not The Twin Nex... just talked to her, not the same... so there's another linux using female in south texas that I've talked to but don't remember properly? Sorry, bad memory for screen names I guess!
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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #66 on: July 06, 2010, 10:11:46 am »
My aim screen name was KufuTenchi505, and I -think- my old forum name was Valhalla. Granted, this was back in the early '00s (2003-2005). Back with the old gang when the forums were in constant use. :) DC Bueller, Aetre, and Gywn are the ones who come to mind.

I remember one time some religious nut tried to do a drive-by "promotion" post for his website, and it turned into a multi-page thread that resulted in you removing his site from your server. It sticks in my mind because I took offense to him calling me male, and posted my real photo as my avatar as proof of my femininity. It lead to a meme of several other forum members using their photos as well.

I hope I didn't throw you for too harsh of a loop, Xeph. The whole reason I came to check in on the forum was out of very fond nostalgia, and I couldn't help sharing. :)

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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #67 on: July 06, 2010, 08:14:26 pm »
Yeah, I remember back in the days when DC, Aetre and Gwyn were around too.  Actually talked to DC a few months ago when I managed to catch him on AIM. xD

I don't remember a Valhalla though, perhaps you had left by the time I ended up finding this place.  Though Gwyn seems to pop in from time to time, haven't seen DC or Aetre on here in forever.
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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #68 on: July 06, 2010, 09:07:13 pm »
I think you were around, but we didn't interact directly with each other. Hence why I can only concisely remember DC, Aetre, Gywn and Xeph. haha

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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2010, 08:57:31 pm »
Ah, cool... well, welcome back. It is nice to see an old face as it were. There is part of me that finds it odd that I can find nostalgia for a website I run. Also kinda scary that I've been maintaining this site for a full third of my life. Just to put that in perspective, the release of NCSA Mosiac 1.0 was in 1993, and xepher.net started in 2001. That's only 8 years, and xepher.net has been online for 9 (as of tomorrow)... more than half the effective life of the world wide web. Wow!

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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #70 on: July 08, 2010, 06:17:30 am »
Wow! Happy birthday Xepher.net!

It's hard to believe the site has been up that long... or that the internet is so young! With the rate it's growing up at, its hard to imagine it ten years from now. Any guesses from anyone? We could get a pool going. :P

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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2010, 12:34:09 am »
>xepher.net started in 2001. That's only 8 years, and xepher.net has been online for 9 (as of >tomorrow)...

So on August 28th, xepher.net will be 50 in dog years!!!

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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #72 on: July 10, 2010, 03:00:41 am »
What about in snow leopard years?
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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #73 on: July 21, 2010, 07:56:51 am »
You know you're a nerd when you contemplate the complexity of learning how to diagnose and repair a dead motherboard.

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Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
« Reply #74 on: July 21, 2010, 08:31:32 pm »
You know you're a nerd when you already know that it isn't really possible without a micro-soldering kit and a lot of time and patience (unless it's a large loose solder joint, then maybe). :P
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