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    Post Coding=Nerdy?

    So... The title pretty much describes it.

    Personally, I think it is, BUT I don't think being nerdy is a bad thing; as long as you enjoy it. How about you?

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    Yep.
    This should be a poll methinks. BTW - isNerdy() == Profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fou-Lu View Post
    Yep.
    This should be a poll methinks. BTW - isNerdy() == Profit.
    You got it wrong. isNerdy() == OpenSource.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millenia View Post
    You got it wrong. isNerdy() == OpenSource.
    Open Source Greg = Millenia's alter-ego?
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    I've always thought there was a distinction between geeky and nerdy. Being geeky is more...commonplace due to ubiquity of technology, and can take form in all type of people with at least basic intellectual functions, whilst being nerdy is still the not atypical stereotype of an acme-covered teenaged boy in his mother's bedroom. *realizes he missed the point* I'm a designer and my friends typically know nothing about technology yet I code. Meh?
    @matt: wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyanLight View Post
    I've always thought there was a distinction between geeky and nerdy. Being geeky is more...commonplace due to ubiquity of technology, and can take form in all type of people with at least basic intellectual functions, whilst being nerdy is still the not atypical stereotype of an acme-covered teenaged boy in his mother's bedroom. *realizes he missed the point* I'm a designer and my friends typically know nothing about technology yet I code. Meh?
    @matt: wow.
    I agree, there is a distinction. I would say a geek is just someone that is skilled in a particular area, there aren't just computer geeks.

    Whereas a computer nerd takes it to an extreme, not to say they are very highly skilled, more like someone who fails out of college because they can't stop playing video games (as one example). And they are usually more anti-social than the norm and have superiority complexes.

    The way to put it I guess would be that a geek isn't necessarily a nerd but a nerd is a geek.
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    Personally, I think anyone debating the difference between geeky and nerdy on a web coding forums is pretty nerdy

    On a more serious note, I think defining what is "nerdy" is pretty silly. You just can't classify a job or a hobby as nerdy without some kind of logical proof. Logically, why is my hobby of playing sports not nerdy but computer programming for my job is? It just amazes me how certain pleasures for one person becomes nerdy to someone else.

    If you think about how all hobbies, games, and such became nerdy, it's because of the stereotyping of the types of individuals that usually participate in them. The action itself is not nerdy, it's the group of people that are being classified as nerdy. But then you have to debate what defines nerdiness, and that in itself becomes convoluted since intellectuality doesn't define it, nor the social skills. And then the activities themselves become the definition of nerdiness, which was originally defined as so by the people who participate in them, so you're now arguing the chicken and the egg scenario.

    To me, what is or isn't nerdy isn't even a poll or debate. It's like asking everyone what is cool and what isn't. I believe I'm awesome and I can offer my own proof , but I'm sure there are many that may disagree (cuz they don't know me of course )

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    Quote Originally Posted by msuffern View Post
    Open Source Greg = Millenia's alter-ego?
    Now you've found my true identity. I guess I should pack my bags and leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy View Post
    The way to put it I guess would be that a geek isn't necessarily a nerd but a nerd is a geek.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShaner View Post
    Personally, I think anyone debating the difference between geeky and nerdy on a web coding forums is pretty nerdy

    On a more serious note, I think defining what is "nerdy" is pretty silly. You just can't classify a job or a hobby as nerdy without some kind of logical proof. Logically, why is my hobby of playing sports not nerdy but computer programming for my job is? It just amazes me how certain pleasures for one person becomes nerdy to someone else.

    If you think about how all hobbies, games, and such became nerdy, it's because of the stereotyping of the types of individuals that usually participate in them. The action itself is not nerdy, it's the group of people that are being classified as nerdy. But then you have to debate what defines nerdiness, and that in itself becomes convoluted since intellectuality doesn't define it, nor the social skills. And then the activities themselves become the definition of nerdiness, which was originally defined as so by the people who participate in them, so you're now arguing the chicken and the egg scenario.

    To me, what is or isn't nerdy isn't even a poll or debate. It's like asking everyone what is cool and what isn't. I believe I'm awesome and I can offer my own proof , but I'm sure there are many that may disagree (cuz they don't know me of course )

    -Shane
    Couldn't agree more...

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    Simple:

    Geek = Someone who bites the heads of chickens
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/geek?qsrc=2888

    Nerd = small piece of crunchy, fruity candy.
    http://www.knitwareblog.com/wp-conte...8/03/nerds.jpg

    Man, what a bunch of dorks!

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    if(coding.isNerdy == true){
    internet.thisForum = fullOfNerds;
    }else{
    internet.everyone != nerdy;
    }

    lol

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    IMO, every profession that requires knowledge which the one who is calling it nerdy doesn't have, can be defined as nerdy.

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    Personnaly i'm proud to be a nerd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShaner View Post
    Personally, I think anyone debating the difference between geeky and nerdy on a web coding forums is pretty nerdy


    ...So, to sum things up, if someone calls you a geek or a nerd, thank them. If someone calls you a dork, consider going back to school and investing in some new deodorant.
    -Source: What's the difference between Nerds, Geeks and Dorks?


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