Nerds

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by WhoRyder, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. WhoRyder

    WhoRyder Turbo Monkey

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    So what do you nerds do?

    Are some of you just "Computer Enthusiast" or do you work in the IT field, or are just plain 'ole nerds?

    Right now I'm running on a custom built PC here are the specs:

    EVGA 680I mother board
    Intel Quad Core Processor Q6600 (@ 2.5) soon to be Over cloacked @ 3.5 GH, as soon as i get my water cooling system.
    ThermalTake case (LED lighting etc)
    4gig RAM
    Dual 500gig HD's running RAID 0
    Windows Vista 64
    22 Inch LCD Screen
    Cheap-o video card, soon to be a EVGA e-GeForce 8800GTS


    I'm a Technical Lead for an Online media company.

    Cheers!
     
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  2. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Have worked in a couple IT jobs, did some freelance for a while, now working my way through a degree in networking.

    At home I switch from an IT professional to just a computer enthusiast/plain ol' nerd. :D

    My computer is starting to show its age a bit. Currently a 2.2ghz AMD 64 x2 w/ 2gb RAM and an NVIDIA 6600GT.
     
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  3. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    I work in IT now, have for 11 years. I used to be a serious nerd, now I keep up with the technology more on the server side of things and worry about PC stuff when I can't keep my current hardware chugging merrily along anymore. I'd rather spend my time and money biking.
     
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  4. WhoRyder

    WhoRyder Turbo Monkey

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    same here!

    but it pays to be a nerd... without our "nerdy" jobs we'd probably won't have money to afford our Expensive DH bikes!
     
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  5. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    I'm a nerd. CS degree under my belt but then I defected to medicine. Lately I've been doing brain imaging research, putting math, medicine and computer skills to use. Plus I still try to read a page a day from "Proofs from THE BOOK".

    :)
     
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  6. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    AMD 3200+
    2gb Corsair XMS ram
    MSI Nforce 430 mobo w/ integrated Nvidia 6150 chip
    Old Antec case

    Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon.

    Runs like a fvcking champ.



    I do all the desktop support and most of the LAN admin here at work, by default.
     
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  7. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Direct quote from H8R's day: "There's no 'ANY' key...."
     
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  8. Kornphlake

    Kornphlake Turbo Monkey

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    I fix whatever my wife breaks. I used to be more of a computer/technology geek but I've quit following it so closely now that I've got kids and a house. I have a manufacturing engineering degree, I think by default any engineer no matter what field ends up being a little bit of a geek.
     
  9. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Today:

    "Hmm....I got a weird scan thing that keeps popping up for the last week or two. What's a trojan?"

    :disgust1: