Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 3   >   >>
Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
re: Prepare yourself for Geek Pride Day (May 25)
Max The Magnificent   5/23/2013 4:51:39 PM
NO RATINGS
Some of these answers are great -- I live the PICNIC acronym (I'm sure I'll be using that myself before long). And the guy who answered the "Fix anything with Duct Tape?" question with "I fixed my wife's complaining with duct tape once" (priceless :-) Also the "Ever solved a Rubik's Cube in under 10 mins?" to which the answer was "No, I only had one hand available at the time as I was driving a car." LOL

betajet
User Rank
Author
re: Prepare yourself for Geek Pride Day (May 25)
betajet   5/23/2013 5:31:52 PM
NO RATINGS
My favorite computer acronym is SPOOL as in "spooling a file to the printer" because so few even know it's an acronym :-)

betajet
User Rank
Author
re: Prepare yourself for Geek Pride Day (May 25)
betajet   5/23/2013 5:44:09 PM
NO RATINGS
Geekiest moment I can remember was about 10 years ago when I was checking my gas mileage with the slide rule I keep in the glove compartment. (Hey, it's a great tool for calculating ratios, and the batteries never wear out :-) My grown daughter watched me do this and told me I was a "beyond-geek", a label I wear with pride. My parents tell me that when I was about 3 years old they took me to the Botanical Gardens. I wasn't interested in the plants. I was interested in figuring out where the irrigation pipes went. Great practice for tracing nets in multi-layer PCBs :-)

Duane Benson
User Rank
Author
re: Prepare yourself for Geek Pride Day (May 25)
Duane Benson   5/23/2013 6:29:46 PM
NO RATINGS
Mine was a gradual descent into darkness. When I was in grade school, I discovered my dad's old "CRC handbook of Chemistry and Physics" and started reading it for fun. When I was in high school, I sold a nice audio amp to a friend so I'd have enough money to to buy an ancient VTVM at a flea market. And, of course, I've read the Hobbit & LOTR more times than I can count and I read the Silimarillian when it was first published in hard cover. It still bothers me that the movie people put elves at Helm's Deep. They just don't belong (other than Legolas, of course).

SylvieBarak
User Rank
Author
re: Prepare yourself for Geek Pride Day (May 25)
SylvieBarak   5/23/2013 9:42:37 PM
NO RATINGS
@betajet, you need to get a t-shirt printed up with "beyond-geek" written on it :) My geekiest time period (because sadly it was not restricted to a single moment in time) was as a teenager when I thought it would look supremely fricking awesome if I spray painted a plug gold and wore it around my neck with a power cable, to symbolize my extreme love of electricity/physics. Needless to say, I was that girl in high school with NO friends. lol. oh well!

I do not like htis
User Rank
Author
re: Prepare yourself for Geek Pride Day (May 25)
I do not like htis   5/23/2013 9:44:24 PM
NO RATINGS
BBROYGBVGW

David Ashton
User Rank
Author
re: Prepare yourself for Geek Pride Day (May 25)
David Ashton   5/23/2013 10:09:56 PM
NO RATINGS
Nice to see you back Sylvie... If I'd seen you as a teenager I would have thought you were cool...but I would've been too shy and stupid to talk to you then... :-)

David Ashton
User Rank
Author
re: Prepare yourself for Geek Pride Day (May 25)
David Ashton   5/23/2013 10:14:20 PM
NO RATINGS
When I was on about my 2nd car I had a watch with a calculator in it. The strap broke and I couldn't replace it, so I fitted it into the ashtray of my car (complete with 1.5V power supply) so I could calculate my gas mileage when I filled up (also my car then didn't have a clock...) I had it beeping on the hour and passengers would say "What's that?" and I'd show them and get funny looks....

David Ashton
User Rank
Author
re: Prepare yourself for Geek Pride Day (May 25)
David Ashton   5/23/2013 10:17:10 PM
NO RATINGS
Don't do yourself down Duane. YOU'RE in the light. The rest of the world is in darkness.... I also didn't like the LOTR movies, for much the same reasons. Why mess with a good story? And isn't it the SillmarilliOn? (Well who started being picky... :-)

SylvieBarak
User Rank
Author
re: Prepare yourself for Geek Pride Day (May 25)
SylvieBarak   5/23/2013 10:22:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Awww, thanks David :) Luckily, there is life after high school!

Page 1 / 3   >   >>


Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.