earning your geek pass

i don’t hesitate to call myself a geek because i know who i am. but not everyone wants to fly their geek flag with pride. i have to say i’m not a fan of the closet geeks out there. embrace your geek. for those who aren’t sure if they quite qualify for a certified geek pass, i’ve found this simple quiz. if you know the references, you’re a geek. and ain’t nothing wrong with it! (This is not my list. I got it from here. Thanks Tech Tips)

  1. You’d rather communicate with people via e-mail, text messaging, instant message, or Twitter, then face to face, because “it’s just easier that way.”
  2. War gamesIf you’ve ever used “Joshua” as a password and thought you were being clever.
  3. 16GB flash drive “just doesn’t hold enough.”
  4. You buy a gadget just for the thrill of hacking it.
  5. You say phrases like “Make it so!” and “These aren’t the droids
    you’re looking for”, when you talk to people.
  6. You write “text” in blocks of “140 Characters.”
  7. You have an LCD monitor 20″ or greater, or a multiple monitor setup.
  8. textYou do arithmetic in computer language (i.e. binary, ASCII) to impress friends, family and acquaintances.
  9. You have more friends in the ‘virtual world’ than in real life!
  10. SpockYou wear T-shirts with Star Wars, Stark Trek or any computer-related visuals on them
  11. You have a computer server at home… which has a name… in the basement… of your parents’ house…..which is called your “Command Center” or NORAD (after watching WarGames)… extra Geek points if your home server is named: W.O.P.R. or HAL.
  12. You have a junkyard full of extra computer parts in your garage.
  13. You built your own PC and giggle when people tell you they have a Dell or HP computer.
  14. Your PC has 4GB of RAM OR MORE…
  15. blueYou’re proud of your own built PC that’s so powerful it rivals IBM’s Blue Gene Supercomputer.
  16. You carry a USB flash drive in your pocket regardless of where you go.
  17. When you’re bored you take apart your desktop, laptop, television, DVD, DVR or cable box for fun.
  18. Friends, family and family friends’ friends, call
    you asking for computer help.
  19. klingonYou are fluent in the Klingon language.
  20. You have a cable internet connection but would like a T-1 line if
    it was reasonably affordable.
  21. You give your servers little pet names ex: Maximus or WOPR.
  22. You know that W.O.P.R. doesn’t refer to just a hamburger
  23. Red Bulls and frozen dinners are a daily part of your diet.
  24. When you yell at your radio whenever a “Computer Show” airs because you think the host is an idiot…
  25. You listen to the idiot anyway…
  26. warcraftWorld of Warcraft is constantly on your to-do list.
  27. You have four (or more) computers at your house, and it “just isn’t enough.”
  28. You know that Debian, Ubuntu and Mandrake are just funny kids names.
  29. You actually name your kids Debian, Ubuntu or Mandrake.
  30. You’ve ever used “12345” as a password and thought you were being clever.
  31. No matter how fast your computer turns on, it still isn’t “fast enough”… even if it is just waking up from a sleep mode.
  32. You passionately argue the virtues of (pick ’em): Windows vs. Apple vs. Linux / ATI vs. nVidia / AMD vs. Intel / LCD vs. Plasma / Star Wars vs. Star Trek vs. / Comics vs. Graphic Novels / HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray / USB vs. Firewire / Jobs vs. Gates / etc. etc…
  33. You loathe people who buy iPods, iPhones, or iTouches just because they are the hip things to own.
  34. You secretly covet having an iPod, iPhone, or iTouch – but are too embarrassed to own one because of what your geek friends would think.
  35. Your family calls you to fix their computers… so do your non-geek friends (or friend)…  so do strangers…
  36. You have major farmer’s tan!
  37. You own five or more useless gadgets that run off your USB ports.
  38. Yourlaptop” with its massive 20-inch screen weighs more then your “desktop computer.”
  39. You’ve gotten this far READING THIS LIST!
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