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Identify yourself as a geek?
 
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This guide should be called "How to date an incel" instead
 
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Adrian Grabowski wrote:This guide should be called "How to date an incel" instead


incel= ?
 
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I have a feeling it is this.
 
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Yeah, a guy who eats junk food, cannot talk to women, watches Start Trek and plays video games, might seem like a harmless geek but I see potential problems in the future
 
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That is an unusual Urban Dictionary link; it doesn't give the usage of the term as

I'd like to give that *** *** a good ???ing.

 
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Adrian Grabowski wrote:Yeah, a guy who eats junk food, cannot talk to women, watches Start Trek and plays video games, might seem like a harmless geek but I see potential problems in the future


Sorry but you're ... miles way out
 
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One would like to think that things have changed since 1995. But maybe not humor.
 
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Feel free to disagree, I was referring to the article. I know it's supposed to be a joke but I have recently seen so many relationships where people tried to hook up with a less confident person on the sole purpose of controlling them: "go for a geek guy, no other woman will want him so you are safe" or "date a chubby/ugly girl, she will let you do anything".

Obviously, there is nothing wrong with watching Star Trek, or eating pizza, or playing games and having a t-shirt with Atari logo on it. But if see these traits as signs of unattractiveness and you find it desirable at the same time then I think something is wrong Again, I know it was a joke but I keep seeing this kind of "relationships" all the time in real life and they never end up well. Sorry to be such a killjoy, I'm just getting old and grumpy I guess
 
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Adrian Grabowski wrote:. . . I have recently seen so many relationships where people tried to hook up with a less confident person on the sole purpose of controlling them: . . .

I am sure that happens; I don't know anybody like that, fortunately. That sounds despicable. But those programmers whose other halves I know don't seem like that.
 
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Tim Moores wrote:One would like to think that things have changed since 1995. But maybe not humor.


Good times back then 80's -90's Tim;  by the way i prefer the term hacker than geek,nerd ecc
 
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Hackers, crackers, nerds and geeks are all different groups, possibly overlapping to some degree, but by no means fully so.
 
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Tim Moores wrote:Hackers, crackers, nerds and geeks are all different groups, possibly overlapping to some degree, but by no means fully so.


intuitively  so to say
hacker is e.g. Stallman, Wozniac, Jobs  
cracker is a "black hacker" e.g. Mitnic
nerds geeks i guess they are subsets of hackers dunno  maybe Bill Gates ?
there're also other neologisms that right now i don't remember
 
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