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Category: geekiness


most quoted re "geekiness": Jonathan North Washington (10), other (5), Tristan Alexander McLeay (5), Abe Solomon (3), Rianna (3)

other categories found with "geekiness": sadness (14), linguistics (9), computers (9), language (8), relationships (7)

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[link] heard: 21 March 2012
[edit] added: 21 March 2012

(18:36:18) spectie: macedonian, bulgarian, {serbian, croatian, bosnian, montenegrin}, slovenian, english, ...

(18:36:37) krvoje: hey, our language is not a regex :p

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[link] heard: 6 December 2009
[edit] added: 6 December 2009

(15:15:10) Өвгөнхүү: it'll b jank, but desperate times call for duct tape snakes

Öwgönxüü needed a snake
sadness, ghetto-talk, bad-ideas, geekiness, imagination
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[link] heard: 21 July 2009
[edit] added: 20 July 2009

(01:03:16) kesuari: it's very difficult to say "psycholinguistics" differently from "psycho linguistics", and a lot of people think that's an apt description of me/what i do

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[link] heard: 6 May 2009
[edit] added: 6 May 2009

(12:17pm May 5) Michael:
sudo stop --event=rain --location=seattle --reason="it's amost summer for crissakes"

(12:18pm May 5) Michael:
it worked! sorta.

(6:14pm May 6) [me]:
export LOCATION="Seattle";
configure --force;
sudo make rain;

hah! try and stop that!

(6:49pm May 6) Michael:
dude, wtf, it's raining again.
sudo killall make
sudo userdel -f Jonathan

(7:22pm May 6) [me]:
agh, it's starting up again here now..

mv /indiana/rain /seattle/
chmod a-rw /seattle/rain
chown Jonathan /seattle/rain

(Okay, I don't get the full points, because I didn't show the roothack I used to get my account back.)

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[link] heard: 14 March 2009
[edit] added: 14 March 2009

(18:19:44) jonathan: we'll probably have 1TB flash drives in a couple years

(18:19:56) jonathan: but 1PB is still quite a ways off I think

(18:21:40) T. A. McLeay: hm maybe

(18:21:51) T. A. McLeay: what'd you do with so much storage anyway? :)

(18:22:52) jonathan: put star trek on it

(18:22:58) jonathan: and I mean all of it

(18:23:25) jonathan: well, maybe not Voyager

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[link] heard: 16 December 2008
[edit] added: 16 December 2008

(17:29:30) Michael T: vowels are always plotting against me.. especially ɯ. you never know what ɯ is thinking.

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[link] heard: 25 August 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

"I'm thinking of getting a new game console. Basically the reason being that I don't have a girlfriend. Not that I think it'll help me get one..."

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[link] heard: 16 May 2008
[edit] added: 16 May 2008

(21:47:20) Sarah: I think I'd have rather went to the leper colony with my parents than be swamped by old ladies.

(21:48:33) Sarah: The leper colony is historical, therefore cool.

(21:48:40) Sarah: Old people are NOT historical, unless they have neat stories...they're just old.

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[link] heard: 18 April 2008
[edit] added: 18 April 2008

(14:04:28) Michaela: but the central asian/tajik dating trick i learned is that the guys just gradually start attaching pictures of flowers to emails and see how the girl reacts

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[link] heard: 9 April 2008
[edit] added: 9 April 2008

(18:45:25) kesuari: i never know how to assess girls

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[link] heard: 1 March 2008
[edit] added: 1 March 2008

(18:24:50) Jóhann: im such a loser and super nörd :P
last night, my friend asked me "Iceland is lowering the drinking age to 19, want to go out tonight"
I said "Nah, I am doing some massive edits on the Chechen wikipedia, might get 300 articles tonight" :P

(18:25:07) Jóhann: and i did :D

(18:25:09) Jóhann: 300 articles :D

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[link] heard: 25 February 2008
[edit] added: 24 February 2008

(02:14:04) Jóhann: dude, can you stop being a language nerd like me for one second and enjoy chauvnistic jokes? :D

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[link] heard: 28 May 2007
[edit] added: 28 May 2007

me: "Yeah, it's Low Germanic, but not Northern."

Derek: "Huh? Is it a language named after some city or something?"

me: "Nope, it's named after a continent."

Derek: "A continent?!"

me: "Yep. Go back to your room, continue grading, and in 30 seconds you'll figure it out and be like ‘Dammit!’"

(16:51:22) Derek: LOL

(16:51:24) Derek: you bastard

(16:52:04) [me]: told you :-P

(16:52:22) Derek: *shaking fist*

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[link] heard: 7 May 2007
[edit] added: 7 May 2007

(00:11:39) kesuari: anyway, on notes unrelated, have you got anywhere a list of soundchanges from some earlier form of the language to kazakh/kyrgyz?

(00:12:09) [me]: no, but I could make one really quickly

(00:12:22) kesuari: could you?

(00:12:31) kesuari: there needs to be a turkic romlang

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[link] heard: 17 April 2007
[edit] added: 17 April 2007

"You're not married, and you haven't got a girlfriend—and you don't watch Star Trek? …Good lord."

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[link] heard: 11 April 2007
[edit] added: 11 April 2007

Jonathan: "Maybe they just think that */p/ turned to /b/ in Germanic. But it only went half way."

Derek: "Yeah, that's how they got þorn."

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[link] heard: 29 March 2007
[edit] added: 29 March 2007

Jonathan: "My favourite translation tool on the internet is to look something up on wikipedia in the source language, and then click the link to the article in the destination language."

Joyce: "Oh yeah, I only ever did that to look up how Star Trek was written in katakana."

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[link] heard: 28 June 2006
[edit] added: 27 June 2006

02:30:52 [Rianna]: Like being so into Rocky Horror Picture Show, that you're there all the time and sleeping with multiple cast members at the same time in the same room? :-p

02:31:45 [me]: well, that's not so sketchy for Rocky Horror if you're in the cast

02:31:57 [Rianna]: whoa, yeah, that is pretty weird

on sketchiness, though it turns out Rianna was referring to something else
sketchiness, sex, weirdness, geekiness, double-standards
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[link] heard: 31 May 2006
[edit] added: 31 May 2006

"I wish I knew more places that had less of an element of sketch."

in reference to finding a [safe] place for star-gazaing
sketchiness, science, physics, sadness, ghetto-talk, geekiness
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[link] heard: 21 May 2006
[edit] added: 21 May 2006

"It'd be cool to be a Q. I'd dance in a quasar, man. Totally."

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[link] heard: 2 February 2006
[edit] added: 2 February 2006

01:33:23 [me]: the commercial right before that one just now was a girl with a perfectly standard my-generation american accent, and I was admiring her very clear vowels. Enough so that I downloaded Praat.

01:34:11 [Tristan]: you're kidding me?

01:36:01 [Tristan]: "check out this girl's formants!"

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[link] heard: 8 January 2006
[edit] added: 8 January 2005

16:02:46 devnullpenguin: they really shoulda called it phonology phest tho

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[link] heard: 25 July 2005
[edit] added: 25 July 2005

[17:03] Aaron B: *dork*

[17:03] Aaron B: not that that's a bad thing, mind you

[17:03] Aaron B: given, i heard a radio ad and thought about phonological queues

[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 10 July 2005
[edit] added: 10 July 2005

"Usually I just huddle up in my room and conjugate things."

in response to why he's never around
language, kazakh, geekiness, sadness, swseel
[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 1 July 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

"I had a dorky girlfriend once. We had a lot of sex, though–that wasn't so dorky."

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[link] heard: 22 October 2004
[edit] added: 22 October 2004

"You know you're a classics major if you see a door labelled 'Attic Access' and you immediately think 'Dude! A secret portal to Greece!'"

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[link] heard: 30 September 2004
[edit] added: 30 September 2004

"I don't think I've had enough to drink. I can still type all my passwords."

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[link] heard: 25 September 2004
[edit] added: 25 September 2004

(21:31:32) Aaron B: if (oberon.making_garlic_bread_p) {

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 18 June 2003
[edit] added: 18 June 2003

(15:52:15) [me]: well that's sent

(15:52:21) [me]: or it's in the quad's outgoing mail

(16:02:45) Adam Batkin: Email not snail mail?

(16:02:54) [me]: snail

(16:03:03) Adam Batkin: Oh thats what you mean by quad's outgoing mail

(16:03:08) [me]: yeah =P

(16:03:23) Adam Batkin: I was wondering why in the world there would be an SMTP server for outgoing mail for your quad

(16:03:29) Adam Batkin: And why it would queue it

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[link] heard: 15 June 2003
[edit] added: 15 June 2003

(01:05:24) оберон - desktop: I code.

(01:05:27) оберон - desktop: Almost constantly.

(01:05:29) оберон - desktop: I code all day at work

(01:05:31) оберон - desktop: I come home

(01:05:35) оберон - desktop: pick up my girlfriend

(01:05:37) оберон - desktop: go to my room

(01:05:39) оберон - desktop: lock the door.

(01:05:42) оберон - desktop: put her on the bed.

(01:05:44) оберон - desktop: and go and code more.

(01:05:49) оберон - desktop: She reads.

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(20:42:57) LunaCamilla: it's a sad state of affairs when you're single b/c you're not geeky enough

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