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Saturday, August 7th, 2010
10:48 pm
[internetcouple]
Friday, February 6th, 2009
9:15 pm
[petite_secret]
Hello. I am new to this community and have a few questions. My intention is not to offend anyone, but merely to learn.

I have come across articles, blogs, and the like that discuss the questions that I have below. I'm looking for knowledge and opinions.

1.) What qualifies someone as a "geek"? Is it the fact that he or she is interested in something that is considered "geeky"? Or is someone only considered a "true geek" if he or she is interested in certain geeky activities, and if this is so, is someone only considered a "true geek" if he or she possesses a certain level of geekiness? If that is the case, then what determines that level of geekiness? Is it the amount of time one spends on a particular geeky activity? Is it the level of knowledge one has for a particular geeky activity or perhaps something else?

2.) What do geek girls (or geek guys) like specifically about geek guys? What qualities might turn you off in a geek guy? Do you prefer for your geek guy to have the same level of interest or knowledge for/of a particular "geeky" interest that you have?

3.) What do geek guys (or geek girls) look for in a geek girl? What qualities might turn you off in a geek girl?  Do you prefer for your geek girl to have the same level of interest or knowledge for/of a particular "geeky" interest that you have?

4.) Has anyone ever come across a geek girl who thinks that she is some how superior because she is both a geek and a girl? 

5.) Has anyone ever come across a geek (of either gender) who thinks that he or she is superior because he or she is a geek?

6.) Does anyone think that Japanese Anime and video games have become more mainstream? If this is the case, then do you think that having an interest in merely either of these thingswould qualify someone as a geek?

7.) Have you ever come across someone who thought they were a geek but whom you believed was not a geek? If so, why did he or she believe he or she was a geek? Why did you believe he or she was not a geek?

Current Mood: curious
Saturday, January 31st, 2009
9:14 am
[buggrit_1979]
Hello again from your erstwhile mod!
My geek has been featured here before, by his last owner, a long ass time ago. Let us suffice to say she was a bad geek owner. I plan to do everything in my power to undo the damage she has done.

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GEEK ABUSE IS WRONG. >:( Geeks need kindness, love, understanding, and plenty of food, water and cuddling. It's a lot of work, but a very rewarding experience for those that take it on.

Adopt a geek today!

Current Mood: loved
Monday, January 12th, 2009
2:19 pm
[jjodanger]
On New Years I asked my boyfriend what his resolution is. He said 1920 by 1080p or something. I didn't get it at first but it just clicked yesterday.

I'm gonna marry him.
Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
12:22 pm
[ideastorm]
The Real Story behind Searching for Bobby Fischer.
By Rob Reath

A great film was made on the subject of a young chess prodigy named Josh Waitzkin based on the book by his insightful father. Being something of a chess enthusiast myself and being one of the many who were left flabbergasted by Fischer's incredible domination of the chess circuit in the early seventies. I also played money games of Speed chess in Toronto And along with some hacker friends had conducted our own search for Bobby Fischer during his reclusive years. Sadly we found out some details of just how troubled a man he had become
and a victim of his own views at times as well as some grotesque media exaggeration.

 I consider it a duty of sorts to debunk some of the inaccuracies of the film which certainly based on reality but there a good deal of misrepresented facts that require clearing up. Before I do that, I just want to reiterate that I am a  fan of this film, and I think that given some of the delicate issues at hand any fact tinkering done seems only done out of good sense and in avoidance of any legality risks and it is hard to fault anyone for just being sensible and quite likely sensitive to the real people in that regard.

First, there is the championship match between Josh and seemingly spoiled child opponent named Johnathon Poe in which Josh offers his opponent a draw and Poe refuses before Josh delivers the final blow emerging victorious. 

In actual fact Josh did his opponent thus and offered a draw and his opponent played him to a draw and they shared the championship together. In the film Josh is the sole winner. It is also left out the fact that Sarwer was two years younger and had previously beaten him in their only prior match.

Now there are those who might mistake such observations as being unfavourable toward the real Josh Waitzkin, but allow me to say that I have played the chessmaster game he is involved with I hold him in a very high esteem.  He is bright, insightful and his understanding of chess among other things is infallible. There will be no disrespecting Josh in this review. It Should be pointed out that content decisions are rarely left for the subject of a film to decide.

In fact my motivation is more out sympathy for the his opponent whose real name is Jeff Sarwer. Jeff and his sister Julia were the subject of some incredible life experiences of which was a seemingly lesser event.

Jeff's being a Canadian is never mentioned and it is my personal belief that Jeff was the stronger player at the time, and closer to being the "next Bobby Fisher" in far more ways than Josh ever could and I'll give my reasons. 

First, Josh is from what can only be called a good family that looked out for his well being in every sense of the term, and kept his interests rounded allowing to pursue his choices as they came. He also is accomplished in the marshal arts, and has other interests.

Bobby Fisher was raised by his mother and had a strained relationship with her, and he became so obsessed with chess that all other things suffered, his studies, his respect for the establishment and trust of people in general.

Of course he had good reasons for many of his concerns but there were signs that his psychological state was at least questionable on occasion.

There was an article in Vanity fair by John Colapinto, a very well respected writer, about  Jeff Sarwer and his unconventional family that suggested child abuse and other oddities might be involved, by the homelife of the Sarwers. The Ex-wife of Michael Sarwer may have aided in this view, as I've not been able to get more than a summary of the article, it is unfair to comment further.

In Canada the child Protection Agency hounded the Sarwers over their nomadic lifestyle that valued freedom, independent thinking and did not involve going to public school. Home schooling was less common then and It seems more than fair to say that chess was a fair part of the education as both children were incredibly astute at an early age. Two year old Julia taught 4 year old Jeff how to play.

Bobby Fishcer was at least in some regards a genius. There can be no denying that he was at the very least, a chess genius. He attained a rank of 2785 which at that point in history had not existed before. In twelve game matches against grandmasters , which are easily forced to draws if a GM is losing, he won by scores of 6-0 three times in a row which is as absurd as getting a bunch of your friends together for a pick up game of hockey and then playing for the Stanley cup and winning every game of the playoffs four games straight and taking home the cup, with your friends. It can't be done. In the eyes of most, he achieved the impossible and upped the ante several times.

He was making a mockery of the entire chess world and not apologizing for it. He didn't beat them, he pulverized them beyond recognition. He was destroying careers, and national pride. I always found it to have been a particularly bad year for Russia to have lost the summit series to Canada in hockey and then lose their stranglehold grip of word domination in Chess to an American in the same year. 1972 was probably wiped off several soviet calendars if the behaviour of the KGB is to seen as an example.

So confounded were they by Fischer's dominance, his unprecedented and incomparable dominance, that they went to extreme measures to arrive at a sensible explanation. Measures that were so far reaching but not limited to sealing garbage bags and labelling them as "Air from Stage" to see if the air had been tampered with affecting their players or of the U.S government was communicating messages electronically to Fishcer's brain.

If that isn't proof of genius, I don't know what is.

 I believe also that Jeff Sarwer was a chess a genius. Like Fischer, his creativity and unconventional approach gave people fits, left them confused and so baffled that he became widely known for his exhibitions on Canada day cross the country.  Not attending conventional school probably allowed for more Fischer like chess dwelling time than Josh could afford maintaining the more well rounded upbringing.

Josh also plays a structured game and seems incredibly logical in both his study and application. My personal thought is that while he was surely a "natural" and about as high end a talent as one could hope to find, I believe his studying and analyzing and love of process are the keys to his game. He may differ. I believe that Jeff Sarwer also like Fischer had to suffer some strange and unfair horrors from the media.

Accusations of child abuse in this politically correct era can be more damaging to a person or family that most can even imagine beyond the initial shock. Jeff and Julia were taken from their father's care under all kinds of accusations being conditioned to idolize their father, having Jeff's head shaved once a year as a lesson about about vanity.  This and other suggestions that tend to cause people's imaginations to leap off the deep end and convict without further evidence did enough damage that the Sarvers were on the run and had to assume an anonymous lifestyle.

The problem with the whole child abuse allegation is that once the children were put into foster care, they ran away form them only too eager to return to their own father. Now from all I've ever studied about abuse is the cases of removal rarely involve kids running away to return if there are real problems unless the problems are worse elsewhere. The other problem with the accusations is that the children seem incredibly intelligent and well adjusted as adults today. Personally, I don't buy it.

Jeff seems to feel that the pressure from the media to sell their product results in distortion and lies more often then not and that one can only trust the direct source. Sounds pretty accurate to me.

Jeff has a website that one can search where he answers questions, just search him on Google.

This is just my take and I don't want to be unfair to Josh Waitzkin, who, I think is brilliant so If I were asked who is better, while my gut feeling is to say Jeff Sarwer, I suspect he has played a lot less chess than Josh in recent years as he has his own business. The only real answer I could give is that someone should put up some big money and ask these two brilliant chess experts to settle the last draw, and replay a game as adults.
Monday, December 8th, 2008
12:37 pm
[buggrit_1979]
Hello again from your glorious leader
I haz a geek. :) My very own geek who I have been lusting after for years and years. And now he's mine, because someone else mistook being a geek lover for being a geek abuser.

That's okay, her phail is my win. :D

So why is this community dying? There's tons of members. I'm sure you're all still geek lovers. Let's talk about it, shall we?
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
4:45 pm
[pnchnbag]
I haven't had an LJ in a few years
I'm back on LJ after having been gone a while.  I remember really missing this community.  I'm looking for some geeky friends and friends of geeky friends!  I'm big into Douglas Adams, gaming, and a number of other things.  Oh, I also teach high school math. 

Looking forward to meeting you!
Saturday, June 7th, 2008
11:01 am
[serene_orange]
Hey Geeks
Has Windows Vista gotten any better, or is it still something to avoid?
Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
11:13 pm
[kynth]
Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
11:06 am
[jjodanger]
Nerd Boys
So I called this math tutor guy. I got his number from a bulletin board at my school. I called to inquire about the cost and what he did exactly because I have never had a tutor before. So he gave me the list of his services and added in that he was basically at my beck and call and AND he would do my homework for me if I wanted him to. For a small fee, of course.

I thought about it and thought about it and I strongly considered paying some dude to do my math homework then I decided that if I called him to teach me math I would do it at school. I don't want desperate nerd boys, although they are nerdy and I love that, trying to hit on me with their 'sexy' math talk.
Saturday, February 24th, 2007
11:01 pm
[cleareyedtears]
Did anyone one watch beauty and the geek? I dont know about you but i was smitten.. If i was beautiful to dign up as one of the girls i would so be there...
Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
7:18 pm
[silver_wolf101]
http://www.fukung.net/v/56/clavier_de_roxor.jpg


I was amused ^_^

Current Mood: awake
12:42 pm
[jjodanger]
Yay!!
So we're moving in together. That means a lot of really great things including a home theatre system and bajillion inch T.V. that he wants and a jacuzzi and a dog and a cat and a turtle. I was fortunate enough to convince him that in the wall speakers are better than ones you hang from the ceiling.

Current Mood: ecstatic
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
12:47 pm
[frellingbored]
GMs wanted for April Sac gaming convention
Conquest Sac is returning in less than 3 months, bigger and better than ever!   New date, much nicer hotel and great local sponsor!

ConQuest Sac II will be held April 13-15, 2007, at the Rancho Cordova Marriott, right off hwy 50 and across the street from a  light rail stop!  

The new sponsor is Great Escape Games and the convention is put on by Avalon Game Cons.    Club sponsors include Sacramento Board Games Meetup and Miniature Wargaming Society of Sacramento.  Details can be found at www.conquestsac.com.

This 4-day table-top gaming convention features tons of games:
Board Games (including Euro-style & Strategy), Role Playing Games (RPGs), Wargames, Historical & Collectible Miniatures, Fantasy and Science Fiction Games, CCGs, Card Games, and more.

There are also special events:
Region 2 L5R Kotei, "Total ConQuest" Warhammer Tournaments, Theocracy of the Pale RPGA Regional Events, B-17 Queen of the Skies Tournament, World of Warcraft CCG Tournaments, Vendors, Flea Markets, and seminars by special guests Ken Hite & James Ernest.  

ADDITIONAL GAME MASTERS & VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
, and special events are welcome!   All GM's who submit accepted events by January 31 will receive a pair of personalized dice!   You'll find the link to submit your game or event or that you'd like to present at www.conquestsac.com .  Those who volunteer for 6 hours can earn a free admission!

Also, to stay in touch with the latest convention news, sign-up for the free the yahoo group: http://group.yahoo.com/conquestsac
Monday, January 29th, 2007
6:54 pm
[kynth]
Being a wee bit cheeky and "advertising" geeky stuffage for sale.
Ral Partha Miniatures first edition Larry Elmore`s "Silver and Steel".
All miniatures unpainted, comes with trading cards for extra geek kudos.

£25 Uk/Europe

$52. Usa.

Email me at
badger_shaman@yahoo.co.uk
if at all interested.
Friday, January 19th, 2007
10:36 am
[jjodanger]
he's the best!
I just want to gush for a minute. My bf who is uber nerdy, is the awesomest ever. Who knew he'd be the dream man I have always dreamt about? Who knew that I'd fall for a total dork? I'm so lucky. He's so smart and his glasses and crappy dancing totally does it for me. Ok, I'm done.

Current Mood: awake
Monday, December 4th, 2006
9:18 pm
[caitaro]
Intro...
...I was once the most popular person to talk to on IM that i know of...

all of those people.. i have never met before...


Now, I havent gotten an IM in MONTHS.... and am incredbly bored.

I miss having someone to talk to about how my dad is crazy for thinking cookies are stored on the internet, not your computer...

and just anyone to talk to in general, lol.

So i joined this community and hopefully I will find it interesting.

So here's a little bit about me.

My name is Cait. I'm 18 years old. I live in Lower Michigan.
I have brown hair + eyes and lemme put it this way.. NOT.. hot. LOL..

So i like computers.. video games.. anime.. manga.. doing websites.. art.. graphic design.. reading. watching cool things.. japanese music.. subtitles :D... physics..
stuff like that..

stuff i dunt like.. is....... people who drink, smoke, do drugs, are religious, have secks with everyone they get their hands on.. etc.. stealing things.. doing serious illegal things that harms people or self
.. religious people.......

uhm... people w/o a sense of humor.. people who talk like idiot n00bs "HI I LIK 2 LISTN 2 R@P MUSC. IT AR K0L. IT MAK ME LAF LOLLOLOLOKLOLOOLOOOLOLOLOOLOJKOODFODSSFKDODFOthree"

Yeah. I like to make fun of them.. lol..

Lets see.. i love animals.. cats.. rabbits.. i used to raise rabbits.. I have a twisted sense of humor.. i like play on words and stuff..

Um.. I'm SINGLE :O oh no..

My last BF dumped me because he was too busy messing with linux to talk to me. :(

Ok so anyway.. i'm in college right now.. going for a certificate in graphic design.. and if money allows, cert. in web design, cert. in microsoft apps, and associates of arts later..

I have a deviantart at http://caiterz.deviantart.com


I suppose.. if you are interested in talking to me more or whatnot.. PLEASE PLEASE GIVE ME A MESSAGE on my journal.

I am SO INCREDIBLY lacking human contact right now XD


BYE!

♥ Cait

Current Mood: hopeful
Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
12:01 pm
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Sunday, November 26th, 2006
3:25 am
[notthesameguy]
I've missed this community. Of all the ones I've been away from since I've been gone, I've missed this one the most. ;-)
Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
11:30 am
[jjodanger]
Awesome
I built my own computer this weekend. I'm closer to geekdom than ever before and my bf thinks I'm way hotter for doing it. It was surprisingly fun and interesting. Yay me. Yay geeks. Yay!
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