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Largely contentless post. [Aug. 26th, 2005|12:37 am]
Darth Paradox
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Modern, Cool Nerd
86 % Nerd, 69% Geek, 47% Dork
For The Record: A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia. A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one. A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions. You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd. Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eeked out for themselves a modicrum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)! Congratulations!




My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 97% on nerdiness

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You scored higher than 92% on geekosity

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You scored higher than 79% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating



Other than that? PAX tomorrow. Costume done - will have pictures later, I'm sure. First con since Penguicon, back in April... first con I've been to without Shelly since before we were together. So it'll be a different experience than I'm used to by now, but it should be fun all the same.
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[User Picture]From: jerith
2005-08-26 01:26 am (UTC)

Outcast Genius

69 % Nerd, 60% Geek, 56% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in all three, earning you the title of: Outcast Genius.


Outcast geniuses usually are bright enough to understand what society
wants of them, and they just don't care! They are highly intelligent
and passionate about the things they know are *truly* important in the
world. Typically, this does not include sports, cars or make-up, but it
can on occassion (and if it does then they know more than all of their
friends combined in that subject).


Outcast geniuses can be very lonely, due to their being
outcast from most normal groups and too smart for the room among many
other types of dorks and geeks, but they can also be the types to
eventually rule the world, ala Bill Gates, the prototypical Outcast
Genius.

This would be both flattering and worrying if I actually cared about results from this kind of test. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: zephulos
2005-09-06 08:27 pm (UTC)
In Stefan's book
Nerd = lack of social skills
Geek = specialist
Dork = Pride in academia

But those definitions work well, too
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