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Srikanth Raghavan
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What's yours?
 
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we did it awhile back: http://www.coderanch.com/t/41285/md/Nerd-Score but looks like all of the scores are broken there.

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Yep, sadly all score images are broken.
 
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No news here


 
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Originally posted by Pat Farrell:
No news here


That's what I told The North Face.
 
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I took the test, thinking "let me try... maybe I'll get 60%", as I feel I'm slightly nerdy, but I got this instead:


My wife is right... I'm a hopeless nerd!!
 
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Hmmm... I'm actually a bit nerdier than I thought.




(I'm more of a geek than a nerd.)
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I was hoping for less - no dice!


 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
Hmmm... I'm actually a bit nerdier than I thought.
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(I'm more of a geek than a nerd.)


sixty one? We should revoke your posting privs. That is shamefully low.

I expected a 95 or better for me, and when I saw the D&D questions, I was a lock. I started playing D&D back in 78 or so.

What do you consider the difference between geek and nerd? I thought they were symonyms.
 
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militantgeek.com - Geek vs. Nerd vs. Dork.
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
militantgeek.com geek-vs-nerd-vs-dork/- Geek vs. Nerd vs. Dork[/URL].


Bletch. Arbitrary distinctions, just so they can claim that they (geeks) are better than nerds.

Now I'll agree that 'dork' is meant as a generic insult, far lower down the scale than either nerd or geek.
 
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I got 65/100.
But don't get convinced the way they conclude score. I mean the type of questions they asked(not all the question but some of them).
 
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at 87%
 
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Originally posted by Pat Farrell:
(...)far lower down the scale than either nerd or geek.


What scale? Also, where did you get such powerful skills of ( knowing the score aforehand ) I would think you bumped your score from having taught and worked in the field this long. ( knowledge of the subject matter ) Are you actually this fitting of the profile?

Henry and marc are switched from where I had them. Gabriel, I tried to bump one or two questions out of fairness, such as sitting in the back row - well it does not really make a lot of diff ... anyone will sit at differing depths over a few years. Ulf, { } I agree with you - it is probably assimilation of the industry moreso than raw score.
 
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Originally posted by Nicholas Jordan:
What scale?


The geek/nerd/dork scale referenced up thread.

The link claims geeks are much better than nerds, and both of them are much better than dorks. I agree that they are both better than dorks, but
I'm not buying their rank of geek vs nerd.


Also, where did you get such powerful skills of ( knowing the score aforehand ) I would think you bumped your score from having taught and worked in the field this long. ( knowledge of the subject matter ) Are you actually this fitting of the profile?


I'm so old, I took classes with Sir Isaac. I have been getting rid of computers in my house, no longer 20 or so, down probably to no more than 10.

I just guessed on the MN element, seems everyone did.
 
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Let's just say that my Geek API has limited functionality, and it's not native.
 
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Can't imagine I'm this nerdy!!
 
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Originally posted by Pat Farrell:
I just guessed on the MN element, seems everyone did.
Nope. Knew that one.
 
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Yeah, manganese was easy - I learned that in high school.

(96% for me.)
 
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Jim! 20K! Cool!
 
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Well heck - that should be good enough to get me to 97% then.
 
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Yeah, manganese was easy - I learned that in high school.


Yea, it was an easy one. Particularly since I have a degree in Chemical Engineering... ... It would have been better if they picked a more common element, but with a lesser known symbol, like "Sn".

BTW, there was one question that I originally refused to answer -- but they wouldn't give me a score otherwise. C'mon, the question was "which one of these isn't a real language", then they proceeded to list only languages which I have used professionally.

Henry
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I got 97
 
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Originally posted by Henry Wong:
the question was "which one of these isn't a real language", then they proceeded to list only languages which I have used professionally.


Yes, I didn't like that one at all, as well. Its a language, its a real language and its widely used. Professionals make fun of it, but its silly to claim that it is not 'real'

And for a quick and dirty form on Windoze, its hard to beat VisualBasic.
 
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Originally posted by Pat Farrell:
(...snip...)Windoze, (...snip...)


Finally was able to raise the tower, thought I would breeze through this after checking the General C. thread I wanted to stay on top of. As the world turns, I have been driven into ( ... spare me folks, this is M.D. ...)deep, internal review. Skipping the MN question, which I left to more professionally certified respondents ~ I tried to resovle the geek/dork/nerd distinction and got somewhat stuck.

I think of geek as somewhat slender, possibly an ectomorph - then a nerd being an endomorph. I had not really classified dork but figured we could do some work on that as we go along. I agree with the work so far.

Being old does not bracket one as either of contemporary culture or not: There were old hippies in the late 50's. Also, I felt as Henry that their choice of computer linguistic as a potential ranking factor to reveal not informed work.

But 'Windoze' as a variant spelling? Even M$ - I am sure they would not object, they have an eight million dollar yacht. I know this is supposed to be MD - but whenever I have to put that in a discussion I sort of uh,... weasel around it and say "... popular commercial operating systems ..." or just skip out entirely on drawing attention. Fear of Big Bucks.

Does that make me a geek/dork/nerd, or does that make me a Professional Paranoid? You may have fun with me here, I am working on Longest Path in Directed Acyclic Networking and won't be here to defend myself as the uplink is not working at acceptable reliability.

(... folks, note Pat is fluent the matter and citation of 'z' variant spelling is one professional jackin with another ...)
 
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And for a quick and dirty form on Windoze, its hard to beat VisualBasic.


I have to say that my profession BASIC work has nothing to do with VisualBasic. I use to code on Commodore computers -- using a combination of BASIC and 6502 assembly. Back then, that is probably the best option to get anything done.

Today, on Windows, there are so many options for scripting languages, many other languages more popular than Basic, etc., that there is probably no reason to do a project with VisualBasic.

Henry
 
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Apparently I am a high nerd (84%). If only I could get that sort of mark in my assignments . . .
 
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See... The thing is, I used to be "cool." So all of this geek/nerd stuff I'm entrenched in now is taking some adjustment. Please be patient with me.
 
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My Score is

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My score :




I wanted somewhere around 60-70%
 
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I had no idea! Let me go and practice my powers on dirty muggles..!


 
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