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You Know Your A Nerd When…

Posted by Jason on November 9, 2008

* Going to bed early is 1:59 am

* You have to move your Coke cans out of the way to get out of your “office”

* You can’t wait for the next copy of “Wired” to come out

* You haven’t met any of your friends “in person”

* Your family and friends always come to you for their computer help

* You know Linux isn’t Snoopy’s friend

* When your wife calls you to see if you want to go out for dinner and you reply that you’ll have to check your BlackBerry and get back to her

* You list Klingon as your second language on your census form

* Your signature includes an @ sign

* You can recite pi past 3.14

* You’re constantly correcting people about the difference between hard and floppy disks

* One of your kids is named: Egon, Riker, Anikin or Neo

* You can watch your favourite TV show on your way to work on a portable device you own

* You’ve uttered the word “n00b” in anger and with no one around

* Sleep always loses out to a fatal system error

* ipconfig /renew is still resident in the F3 buffer on your keyboard

* You know what the F3 buffer on your keyboard is

* If checking your email requires you to log into 4 or more websites

* You wake up with an earache and a broken Bluetooth earpiece between your pillows

* The combined output of the LEDs glowing under your desk exceeds 3 LUX

* You know how much electricity it costs to run your home server per second

* Your monthly ISP bill has a section for bandwidth overcharges every month

* You can post a blog entry while sitting on the bus

* A wipe and reload seems like a fun idea!

* Your friends only invite you to a barbeque when their computer is stuck

* Your computer is worth more that your wife’s engagement ring

* You can’t do without at least two computers at home

* When your girlfriend feels you are cheating on her with your computer

* When you want to finish your World of Warcraft dungeon raid instead of going to bed with your wife

* You read hardware catalogues to relax

* Everyone immediately turns to you when their computer acts up

* You spend more time with your computer than with your best bud

* You go shopping for something for your computer

* Your main concern when on vacation is whether 3G is available

* A mouse is a human created utility, not an organic form of life

* Relaxation = Sitting on a couch trying out beta software

* One of your greatest forms of joy is to see your newly built PC boot into your favourite OS

* You take an ordinary can of air and turn it into a musical instrument

* “Flashing your RAM” is not an obscene gesture

* You get BlackBerry thumb

* You’ve memorized BIOS beep codes

* Someone mentions root, you don’t think of a plant

* You can code in more languages than you speak

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Time Magazines Top 50 Inventions 2008

Posted by Jason on October 31, 2008

1. The Retail DNA Test
2. The Tesla Roadster
3. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
4. Hulu.com
5. The Large Hadron Collider
6. The Global Seed Vault
7. The Chevy Volt
8. Bullets That Shoot Bullets
9. The Orbital Internet
10. The World’s Fastest Computer
11. Green Crude
12. Housing Funds
13. The Memristor
14. The Bionic Hand
15. The Direct-to-Web Supervilian Musical
16. The Dynamic Tower
17. The Mobile, Dexterous, Social Robot
18. The New Mars Rover
19. Montreal’s Public Bike System
20. The Everything Game
21. The Synthetic Organism
22. The Shadowless Skyscraper
23. The Branded Candidate
24. Bionic Contacts
25. Thin-Film Solar Panels
26. The Speedo LZR Racer
27. Bubble Photography
28. The Invisibility Cloak
29. The 46th Mersenne Prime
30. The Internet of Things
31. Einstein’s Fridge
32. Facebook for Spies
33. Biochemical Energy Harvester
34. Made-in-Transit Packaging
35. Airborne Wind Power
36. The New Ping-Pong Serve
37. Smog-Eating Cement
38. The Baseball Instant Replay
39. Enhanced Fingerprints
40. The Seven New Deadly Sins
41. The Peraves MonoTracer
42. Disenvoweling
43. High-Tech Running Shoes
44. Sunscreen for Plants
45. The Short Refinance
46. Aptera Electric Car
47. Google’s Floating Data Center
48. The Time Eater Clock
49. Sound-Enhanced Food
50. A Camera for the Blind

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