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Nerd Immunity

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by Debater Slayer, Nov 30, 2021.

  1. Debater Slayer

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    If a sufficient number of people become geeks and nerds, do you think we'll achieve nerd immunity and become a superhuman species of brainiacs?
     
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  2. Lain

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    No, because I think ultimately they'd begin to congregate on forums and argue in circles while not being productive.
     
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  3. Debater Slayer

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    That isn't already happening? :D
     
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  4. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I'm already a superhuman nerd... For some value of super, human and nerd
     
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  5. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    And fight nerd wars. Consider the title "ON HOLY WARS AND A PLEA FOR PEACE". You might think it was about our world today. But it was written in 1980 and concerned a geek war: https://www.rfc-editor.org/ien/ien137.txt

    This is an attempt to stop a war. I hope it is not too late and that
    somehow, magically perhaps, peace will prevail again.

    The latecomers into the arena believe that the issue is: "What is the
    proper byte order in messages?".

    The root of the conflict lies much deeper than that. It is the question
    of which bit should travel first, the bit from the little end of the
    word, or the bit from the big end of the word? The followers of the
    former approach are called the Little-Endians, and the followers of the
    latter are called the Big-Endians. The details of the holy war between
    the Little-Endians and the Big-Endians are documented in [6] and
    described, in brief, in the Appendix....
    ...
    So, what about the infiltrators? Did they completely fail in carrying
    out their mission? Since the integer arithmetic was closely guarded
    they attacked the floating point and the double-floating which were
    already known to be easy prey.

    ...
    Each camp tries to convert the other. Like all the religious wars of
    the past, logic is not the decisive tool. Power is. This holy war is
    not the first one, and probably will not be the last one either.

    The "Be reasonable, do it my way" approach does not work. Neither does
    the Esperanto approach of "let's all switch to yet a new language".

    Our communication world may split according to the language used. A
    certain book (which is NOT mentioned in the references list) has an
    interesting story about a similar phenomenon, the Tower of Babel.


    (And of course, religion enters in as seen through the lens of Gulliver's Travels)
    In political terms, Lilliput represents England and Blefuscu France.
    The religious controversy over egg-breaking parallels the struggle
    between the Protestant Church of England and the Catholic Church of
    France, possibly referring to some differences about what the Sacraments
    really mean. More specifically, the quarrel about egg-breaking may
    allude to the different ways that the Anglican and Catholic Churches
    distribute communion, bread and wine for the Anglican, but bread alone
    for the Catholic. The French and English struggled over more mundane
    questions as well, but in this part of Gulliver's Travels, Swift points
    up the symbolic difference between the churches to ridicule any
    religious war.
     
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  6. Secret Chief

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    Define "already." :mad:
     
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    If we can remember to do what is necessary to reproduce ourselves.
     
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  8. Vinayaka

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    Please add 'turd' to the goal. Nobody should have to associate with a turd. (For those perhaps unfamiliar with this idiom, a turd is about 8/10 of a jerk, and nowhere near a total piece of ______. ) an unlikeable character of ill repute.
     
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  9. ChristineM

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    There is a Brummy (Birmingham) saying "you can't polish a turd"
     
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    BUSTED!

     
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    There seems to be a long term tendency towards it but recently that process seems to stall or even reverse.
     
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  12. Left Coast

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    I've heard that becoming a nerd can be dangerous! Who knows what the long term effects may be? Not worth it IMO.
     
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  13. ChristineM

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    Surely not real turds. Handling them like that must be unhealthy.

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  14. The Hammer

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    Define "define"
     
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  15. Secret Chief

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    How many dictionaries have you got?
     
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    1. state or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of.

    2. mark out the boundary or limits of.

    late Middle English (also in the sense ‘bring to an end’): from Old French definer, from a variant of Latin definire, from de- (expressing completion) + finire ‘finish’ (from finis ‘end’).
     
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    Coprolites (fossil turds) are often used as jewelry and are polished.
     
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    The world will never run out of stupid.
     
  19. ChristineM

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    Not around my neck they aren't.
     
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  20. ChristineM

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    My impression is the Brummy saying is refering to fresh turds.
     
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