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Old 04-04-2006, 11:47 AM   #81
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Check out my eight inch floppy...
Flaccid floppy really doesn't belong in the same sentence as eight inch (lol)
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Re: Anyone a VAX/VMS administrator in a former life?
Old 04-04-2006, 11:48 AM   #82
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Re: Anyone a VAX/VMS administrator in a former life?

yeah, but after I stick it in your drive slot, with a little formatting the capacity will quadruple from 360 to 1200K...
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Re: Anyone a VAX/VMS administrator in a former life?

I'm pretty sure I just gained 20 geek points.
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I'm pretty sure I just gained 20 geek points.
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:53 AM   #85
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Is nothing sacred? Who could have predicted that a thread about RAM, booting, and bit diddling would descend into pr0n?
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:55 AM   #86
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Re: Anyone a VAX/VMS administrator in a former life?

pretty much anyone that posts here could have predicted that about any thread.

did you say "bit diddling"?

How about "wanna flip my front panel switches, baby? I'm octal..."
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Freud: What's the first thing that comes to mind when I say "RAM?"
cube_rat: Oh, baby.

F: booting?
cr: Hmm, kinky!

F: floppy disk?
cr: Oh, it happens to everybody once in a while....
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Freud:* What's the first thing that comes to mind when I say "RAM?"
cube_rat: Oh, baby.

F: booting?
cr: Hmm, kinky!

F: floppy disk?
cr: Oh, it happens to everybody once in a while....
My semaphores are dangling

(I can't get semaphores out of my head :P, someone please help me)
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How Geeky Are You?
28, and proud not to be part of a pathetic crowd that equates cell phone photos with true geekiness.* I didn't see a single question about writing your own serial printer driver, either!

How many slackers do you suppose are googling the phrase "rabbit ears" to see if they're missing out on a TV trend?

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Anybody know of some high caliber SciFi worth reading?
What?* "Starship Troopers" doesn't make the "high caliber" grade?* I have a whole shelf of Heinlein and another of Asimov.

I don't care much for fantasy but I'm addicted to the hard stuff.* How about:
"Old Man's War" by John Scalzi,
The "Honor" series by David Weber (I like the political satire on Britain & the French Revolution),
"Market Forces", or "Altered Carbon", or "Broken Angels", & "Woken Furies" (WF is supposedly published by now but I haven't looked for it) by Richard Morgan,*
"The Truth Machine" or "The First Immortal" by James Halperin,
The "Giants" novels by James Hogan.
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Re: Anyone a VAX/VMS administrator in a former life?

I scored a 47. Video games, cell phones, messaging -- that's not geeky, it's pop consumerism. They should have asked if you know about Bayer Filters, the type of microprocessor inside your cell phone, whether it has any floating point capability, and how much power it uses.
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I got a 19. And I would take Bladerunner as my movie and Neuromancer as my book.
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Re: Anyone a VAX/VMS administrator in a former life?

I scored a 51, I second JB's comments, 12 year old girls post their camera phone pics to "myspace". I had a problem with the T.V. series question, did they mean the old Battlestar Galactica or the new one? The new one is pretty cool....
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I'm relieved, I only scored 27.
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45, and agree the test is lame.

Not that I consider myself a hardcore nerd/geek/hacker anyway. To recalibrate, let us recall the Story of Mel: http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/story-of-mel.html

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I was just going to re-read that... great piece, the story of mel....
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Your score is 15
0 to 29: Stuck in the Last Century

I took this test on a 28.8kb dial up line, it took forever !* I can't believe they assumed I had a cell phone !!!!

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35...

Geeky, but not nerdy (i.e no video games, don't read comic books, etc.)
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