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greencat

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #765 on: June 11, 2012, 03:55:44 PM »
This exchange, regarding the Epic Rap Battle of History Dumbledore vs. Gandalf:

My date, mishearing the name slightly:
"Dumbledore vs Ganondorf?  Like from Final Fantasy?"

Me:  Full Stop.  Glare.  "Seriously dude?  Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings.  And Ganondorf is from Zelda!  I'm a little ashamed of you right now!"

Date: "I'm a little ashamed of myself right now too!"

(My date is a fellow nerd and a good enough friend for the teasing besides.)

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« Reply #766 on: June 16, 2012, 02:10:07 PM »
My father has started sculpting in his spare time.  What is he making you ask? 

Weeping angels. 

After they are sculpted, he will likely be working with my brothers on how to mechanize them for maximum freak-out.



Not sure if this is better or worse than the monkey head sculpted out of a melon that he made and put in the fridge.  At least with the weeping angels we will know about them, whereas the melon monkey head was sitting in the fridge as a surprise to anyone who opened it.  Sigh...
Talk nerdy to me.

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #767 on: June 16, 2012, 02:40:57 PM »
You buy tickets to the ST:TNG 25th anniversary showing of Ep. 106 “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Ep. 114 “Datalore” digitally remastered for the big screen. I am so excited. Date night!

Where and when?!
"I don't mean to be rude", he began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable.

"--yet sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often," Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely.  "Best to say nothing at all."

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #768 on: June 16, 2012, 04:11:19 PM »
When you and your kids are driving from from a "girls outing" and you realize you are all shouting out file extensions and racing to see who can name them first.

RTF!
Rich Text Format!

HTML!
Hypertext Markup Language!

and so on.
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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #769 on: June 16, 2012, 09:32:48 PM »
My father has started sculpting in his spare time.  What is he making you ask? 

Weeping angels. 

After they are sculpted, he will likely be working with my brothers on how to mechanize them for maximum freak-out.



Not sure if this is better or worse than the monkey head sculpted out of a melon that he made and put in the fridge.  At least with the weeping angels we will know about them, whereas the melon monkey head was sitting in the fridge as a surprise to anyone who opened it.  Sigh...

It's amazing how a statue is the most terrifying monster on TV.

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #770 on: June 16, 2012, 09:34:57 PM »
You buy tickets to the ST:TNG 25th anniversary showing of Ep. 106 “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Ep. 114 “Datalore” digitally remastered for the big screen. I am so excited. Date night!

Where and when?!

You can find theaters in your area and buy tickets at the link; http://ct.startrek.com/clicks?t=1136741046-c9ebe4c4c1ddd51e4febdf0795ea7ed5-bf&brand=STARTREK&s=35


I am a member of StarTrek.com, so they sent out the email about the special event.
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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #771 on: June 17, 2012, 11:12:45 AM »
You buy tickets to the ST:TNG 25th anniversary showing of Ep. 106 “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Ep. 114 “Datalore” digitally remastered for the big screen. I am so excited. Date night!

Where and when?!

You can find theaters in your area and buy tickets at the link; http://ct.startrek.com/clicks?t=1136741046-c9ebe4c4c1ddd51e4febdf0795ea7ed5-bf&brand=STARTREK&s=35


I am a member of StarTrek.com, so they sent out the email about the special event.

Squee! Thank you!!
"I don't mean to be rude", he began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable.

"--yet sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often," Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely.  "Best to say nothing at all."

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #772 on: June 17, 2012, 01:36:38 PM »
My father has started sculpting in his spare time.  What is he making you ask? 

Weeping angels. 

After they are sculpted, he will likely be working with my brothers on how to mechanize them for maximum freak-out.



Not sure if this is better or worse than the monkey head sculpted out of a melon that he made and put in the fridge.  At least with the weeping angels we will know about them, whereas the melon monkey head was sitting in the fridge as a surprise to anyone who opened it.  Sigh...

It's amazing how a statue is the most terrifying monster on TV.

Last summer, a friend of mine who lives in a different city informed me that she was going to watch Doctor Who. As a card-carrying Whovian, I was delighted. She kept me updated on her progress and we discussed the episodes. One day she texted me that she was about to watch this episode called "Blink" that she'd heard about. I texted back: "Okay. In order to properly appreciate "Blink", you need to watch it late at night, alone, when everyone else in the house is asleep, in a dark room, with your back to a window". She blithely replied that she'd do just that.

Two hours later I received a text that said simply, "I HATE YOU". >:D

I'm happy to report that despite my evilness, she made it through the entire new series and is now as much of a raving Doctor Who fanatic as me ;D.


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« Reply #773 on: June 18, 2012, 12:05:37 PM »
It's a small one but in my office I had to organize some supplies ( glue, tape, scissors..) in a little cabinet, I labeled the drawers 
[ Ctrl + C ] for everything that cuts ( scissors, x-acto knife..) and a [ Ctrl + V ] for everything that attach ( glue, staples). Makes me smile when I see it.

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #774 on: June 18, 2012, 03:16:25 PM »
It's a small one but in my office I had to organize some supplies ( glue, tape, scissors..) in a little cabinet, I labeled the drawers 
[ Ctrl + C ] for everything that cuts ( scissors, x-acto knife..) and a [ Ctrl + V ] for everything that attach ( glue, staples). Makes me smile when I see it.

This is brilliant! >:D
 

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #775 on: June 18, 2012, 04:02:59 PM »
My father has started sculpting in his spare time.  What is he making you ask? 

Weeping angels. 

After they are sculpted, he will likely be working with my brothers on how to mechanize them for maximum freak-out.



Not sure if this is better or worse than the monkey head sculpted out of a melon that he made and put in the fridge.  At least with the weeping angels we will know about them, whereas the melon monkey head was sitting in the fridge as a surprise to anyone who opened it.  Sigh...

WANT!  That would be soooo cool for my Halloween display, if only to find out if any of the neighbors recognize them.

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #776 on: June 18, 2012, 08:05:08 PM »
It's a small one but in my office I had to organize some supplies ( glue, tape, scissors..) in a little cabinet, I labeled the drawers 
[ Ctrl + C ] for everything that cuts ( scissors, x-acto knife..) and a [ Ctrl + V ] for everything that attach ( glue, staples). Makes me smile when I see it.

This is brilliant! >:D

Noooooooo the "cut" drawer should be labeled "Ctrl + X" for cut!  Ctrl + C should contain carbon-copy paper!

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« Reply #777 on: June 18, 2012, 08:21:18 PM »

Noooooooo the "cut" drawer should be labeled "Ctrl + X" for cut!  Ctrl + C should contain carbon-copy paper!

Sigh...even if no one knows what it is any more.  I was chatting with a girl today and she had just submitted some school work electronically while she was in the waiting room at the physical therapists.  I mentioned that I had done all my schoolwork on an IBM Selectric typewriter and had hated having to make carbon copies of all papers for insurance in case of loss.  She looked at me kind of cross eyed and asked "What's a carbon???"

I guess I'm a dinosaur.  I graduated from college in '81.

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #778 on: June 18, 2012, 08:25:22 PM »

Noooooooo the "cut" drawer should be labeled "Ctrl + X" for cut!  Ctrl + C should contain carbon-copy paper!

Sigh...even if no one knows what it is any more.  I was chatting with a girl today and she had just submitted some school work electronically while she was in the waiting room at the physical therapists.  I mentioned that I had done all my schoolwork on an IBM Selectric typewriter and had hated having to make carbon copies of all papers for insurance in case of loss.  She looked at me kind of cross eyed and asked "What's a carbon???"

I guess I'm a dinosaur.  I graduated from college in '81.

I was born after you graduated from college, so at least some of us spring chickens are familiar with the stuff :)  I've also actually used a mimeograph machine.

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #779 on: June 20, 2012, 07:55:40 AM »

Noooooooo the "cut" drawer should be labeled "Ctrl + X" for cut!  Ctrl + C should contain carbon-copy paper!

Sigh...even if no one knows what it is any more.  I was chatting with a girl today and she had just submitted some school work electronically while she was in the waiting room at the physical therapists.  I mentioned that I had done all my schoolwork on an IBM Selectric typewriter and had hated having to make carbon copies of all papers for insurance in case of loss.  She looked at me kind of cross eyed and asked "What's a carbon???"

I guess I'm a dinosaur.  I graduated from college in '81.

I was born after you graduated from college, so at least some of us spring chickens are familiar with the stuff :)  I've also actually used a mimeograph machine.

The baby of the board chiming in. We use typewriters at work daily. It's really fun to try and read the carbons when the fix error key has been used....




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