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reply "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."
Oct 18 2005
next sibling parent reply Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

Fun stuff! I'm not sure how, but I managed a 96%, or "Supreme Nerd God." Perhaps I should add a geek block to my .sig :p Sean
Oct 18 2005
next sibling parent reply Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
Sean Kelly wrote:
 In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
 
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

Fun stuff! I'm not sure how, but I managed a 96%, or "Supreme Nerd God." Perhaps I should add a geek block to my .sig :p Sean

72 "Mid-Level Nerd. Wow, it takes a lot of hard nerdy practice to reach this level." Heheh .. higher than what I expected!
Oct 18 2005
next sibling parent reply "Ameer Armaly" <ameer_armaly hotmail.com> writes:
"Hasan Aljudy" <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> wrote in message 
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 Sean Kelly wrote:
 In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...

The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

Fun stuff! I'm not sure how, but I managed a 96%, or "Supreme Nerd God." Perhaps I should add a geek block to my .sig :p Sean

72

 "Mid-Level Nerd. Wow, it takes a lot of hard nerdy practice to reach this 
 level."

 Heheh .. higher than what I expected! 

Oct 18 2005
next sibling parent Ivan Senji <ivan.senji_REMOVE_ _THIS__gmail.com> writes:
Ameer Armaly wrote:
 "Hasan Aljudy" <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> wrote in message 
 news:dj3np0$2ok$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 
Sean Kelly wrote:

In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...


The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

Fun stuff! I'm not sure how, but I managed a 96%, or "Supreme Nerd God." Perhaps I should add a geek block to my .sig :p Sean

72

74; I actually expected a good bit lower myself, but there it is :).

75 :) Who would have guessed.
"Mid-Level Nerd. Wow, it takes a lot of hard nerdy practice to reach this 
level."

Heheh .. higher than what I expected! 


Oct 18 2005
prev sibling parent Mitja <mitja_ursic yahoo.com> writes:
On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 23:21:14 +0200, Ameer Armaly  
<ameer_armaly hotmail.com> wrote:

 "Hasan Aljudy" <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> wrote in message
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 Sean Kelly wrote:
 In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...

 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%,  
 or
 "Supreme Nerd."

Fun stuff! I'm not sure how, but I managed a 96%, or "Supreme Nerd God." Perhaps I should add a geek block to my .sig :p Sean

72

 "Mid-Level Nerd. Wow, it takes a lot of hard nerdy practice to reach  
 this
 level."

 Heheh .. higher than what I expected!


74 as well. -- Using Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/
Oct 18 2005
prev sibling parent clayasaurus <clayasaurus gmail.com> writes:
Hasan Aljudy wrote:
 Sean Kelly wrote:
 
 In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...

 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
 "Supreme Nerd."

Fun stuff! I'm not sure how, but I managed a 96%, or "Supreme Nerd God." Perhaps I should add a geek block to my .sig :p Sean

72 "Mid-Level Nerd. Wow, it takes a lot of hard nerdy practice to reach this level." Heheh .. higher than what I expected!

70. Though I think I am more of a geek than nerd.
Oct 18 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Sean Kelly" <sean f4.ca> wrote in message
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 I'm not sure how, but I managed a 96%, or "Supreme Nerd God."

All hail Sean!
Oct 18 2005
parent Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
In article <dj3t50$7ca$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
"Sean Kelly" <sean f4.ca> wrote in message
news:dj3mlu$1me$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 I'm not sure how, but I managed a 96%, or "Supreme Nerd God."

All hail Sean!

Eek! :-)
Oct 18 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent "Kris" <fu bar.com> writes:
I bow down to you, Sean :-)

I got a whopping 40% ... not sure if that's a good thing, or what!

- Kris



"Sean Kelly" <sean f4.ca> wrote in message 
news:dj3mlu$1me$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

Fun stuff! I'm not sure how, but I managed a 96%, or "Supreme Nerd God." Perhaps I should add a geek block to my .sig :p Sean

Oct 18 2005
prev sibling parent reply "Kris" <fu bar.com> writes:
Since I'm such a miserable failure as a Nerd, I tried the "stupidity" test 
and got a 4% stupid rating. Boo hoo hoo ~ no good at anything :-(

- Kris

 http://www.nerdtests.com/images/ft/stupid.php?val=6321




"Sean Kelly" <sean f4.ca> wrote in message 
news:dj3mlu$1me$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

Fun stuff! I'm not sure how, but I managed a 96%, or "Supreme Nerd God." Perhaps I should add a geek block to my .sig :p Sean

Oct 18 2005
next sibling parent "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Kris" <fu bar.com> wrote in message news:dj49kp$h6j$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Since I'm such a miserable failure as a Nerd, I tried the "stupidity" test
 and got a 4% stupid rating. Boo hoo hoo ~ no good at anything :-(

 - Kris

  http://www.nerdtests.com/images/ft/stupid.php?val=6321

I got 10%. Wonder what I screwed up <g>.
Oct 18 2005
prev sibling parent reply Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
In article <dj49kp$h6j$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Kris says...
Since I'm such a miserable failure as a Nerd, I tried the "stupidity" test 
and got a 4% stupid rating. Boo hoo hoo ~ no good at anything :-(

I got a 10%. Not sure what I missed :-) My wife just took the nerd test and scored a 98. I guess that makes us a good match! Sean
Oct 18 2005
parent reply "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Sean Kelly" <sean f4.ca> wrote in message
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 In article <dj49kp$h6j$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Kris says...
Since I'm such a miserable failure as a Nerd, I tried the "stupidity"


and got a 4% stupid rating. Boo hoo hoo ~ no good at anything :-(

I got a 10%. Not sure what I missed :-)

I figured it out by hitting the back button and modifying the test results. I goofed the thing about what was the second question, and I also answered "10" for the number of planets, since it was reported recently that another was discovered <g>. I also got the dirt-in-the-hole answer wrong (slapping my forehead). Many of the questions had no effect on the score regardless of how they were answered.
Oct 19 2005
parent reply Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
In article <dj4tdv$161h$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
 I got a 10%.  Not sure what I missed :-)

I figured it out by hitting the back button and modifying the test results. I goofed the thing about what was the second question, and I also answered "10" for the number of planets, since it was reported recently that another was discovered <g>. I also got the dirt-in-the-hole answer wrong (slapping my forehead). Many of the questions had no effect on the score regardless of how they were answered.

Ah right. I did miss the second question one. I initially answered "10" on the planets as well then backed up and changed it just to see. As for some questions not affecting the score, I noticed that while playing with the nerd test as well, but I figured some might be factors in determining the weight of a separate question. Or perhaps patterns of answers are somehow considered for bonus points... though that sounds a tad complicated for a web quiz :-) Sean
Oct 19 2005
parent reply zwang <nehzgnaw gmail.com> writes:
Sean Kelly wrote:
 In article <dj4tdv$161h$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
 
I got a 10%.  Not sure what I missed :-)

I figured it out by hitting the back button and modifying the test results. I goofed the thing about what was the second question, and I also answered "10" for the number of planets, since it was reported recently that another was discovered <g>. I also got the dirt-in-the-hole answer wrong (slapping my forehead). Many of the questions had no effect on the score regardless of how they were answered.

Ah right. I did miss the second question one. I initially answered "10" on the planets as well then backed up and changed it just to see. As for some questions not affecting the score, I noticed that while playing with the nerd test as well, but I figured some might be factors in determining the weight of a separate question. Or perhaps patterns of answers are somehow considered for bonus points... though that sounds a tad complicated for a web quiz :-) Sean

A Řbernerd should feel obliged to reverse engineer the formula! :-)
Oct 19 2005
next sibling parent reply pragma <pragma_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dj5ose$26a9$1 digitaldaemon.com>, zwang says...
Sean Kelly wrote:
 In article <dj4tdv$161h$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
 
I got a 10%.  Not sure what I missed :-)

I figured it out by hitting the back button and modifying the test results. I goofed the thing about what was the second question, and I also answered "10" for the number of planets, since it was reported recently that another was discovered <g>. I also got the dirt-in-the-hole answer wrong (slapping my forehead). Many of the questions had no effect on the score regardless of how they were answered.

Ah right. I did miss the second question one. I initially answered "10" on the planets as well then backed up and changed it just to see. As for some questions not affecting the score, I noticed that while playing with the nerd test as well, but I figured some might be factors in determining the weight of a separate question. Or perhaps patterns of answers are somehow considered for bonus points... though that sounds a tad complicated for a web quiz :-) Sean

A Řbernerd should feel obliged to reverse engineer the formula! :-)

..and then proceed to immediately compose a superior solution, thus asserting one's nerdyness by making the older quiz look pathetic in comparison! Seriously, it really should have been a question at the end: "What do you think about this quiz?" (o) Neat! (o) I've seen better. (o) I figured out how it works, and didn't need to know the answers. (*) I've already thought out a better way to do it and plan on writing it. A personal example: Back in Highschool CS, myself and a two other 'ubernerds' in the class found our way into demo programming. It hit a point where we just kept trying to out-do each other's work, culminating in a sort of a tennis match of programming expertise. Size, speed, memory footprint, effects and of course hacks were all traits to be admired... and outdone. Oh, the things that can be done on a 286 and VGA registers! .. it sure made our CS homework seem boring, that's for sure. So yea, I think its essential to *need* to constantly establish a 'better way to go' if one truely walks the path of the nerd. ;) - EricAnderton at yahoo
Oct 19 2005
next sibling parent reply JT <jtd514 ameritech.net> writes:
Right on, I was a Mode-X addict! I havent had as much fun since I was 
plugging VGA registers. Its funny - I met Abrash at Microsoft and acted 
like a giddy schoolgirl talking to him about how cool mode x was - he 
gave me this funny look and said "yah Im glad we dont have to do that 
crap anymore"

Kinda like santa claus telling you toys are lame.... :D



pragma wrote:
 A personal example: Back in Highschool CS, myself and a two other 'ubernerds'
in
 the class found our way into demo programming.  It hit a point where we just
 kept trying to out-do each other's work, culminating in a sort of a tennis
match
 of programming expertise.   Size, speed, memory footprint, effects and of
course
 hacks were all traits to be admired... and outdone.  Oh, the things that can be
 done on a 286 and VGA registers!
 
 ... it sure made our CS homework seem boring, that's for sure.
 
 So yea, I think its essential to *need* to constantly establish a 'better way
to
 go' if one truely walks the path of the nerd. ;)
 
 - EricAnderton at yahoo

Oct 19 2005
parent pragma <pragma_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dj5sks$29oa$1 digitaldaemon.com>, JT says...
Right on, I was a Mode-X addict! I havent had as much fun since I was 
plugging VGA registers. Its funny - I met Abrash at Microsoft and acted 
like a giddy schoolgirl talking to him about how cool mode x was - he 
gave me this funny look and said "yah Im glad we dont have to do that 
crap anymore"

Yikes, I woudn't have expected that at all. Although I must admit, if we had something better that ran under DOS in 1994, I would've used it.
Kinda like santa claus telling you toys are lame.... :D

You got that right. :( For those following this thread who haven't heard of Mr. Abrash: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Abrash For what its worth, his "Graphics Programming Black Book" is available online (yup, the whole thing): http://public.planetmirror.com.au/pub/gpbb/ Unlike most 3-inch bookends these days, that book is cover-to-cover content; no fluff. Just cruise the table of contents. Trust me, its worth reading. - EricAnderton at yahoo
Oct 19 2005
prev sibling parent Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
In article <dj5r2q$28e1$1 digitaldaemon.com>, pragma says...
A personal example: Back in Highschool CS, myself and a two other 'ubernerds' in
the class found our way into demo programming.  It hit a point where we just
kept trying to out-do each other's work, culminating in a sort of a tennis match
of programming expertise.   Size, speed, memory footprint, effects and of course
hacks were all traits to be admired... and outdone.  Oh, the things that can be
done on a 286 and VGA registers!

Ah, the good old days ;-) That reminds me of a story that's been floating around the web for a long time now: http://home.att.net/~rmestel/articles/real_programmers.txt Sean
Oct 19 2005
prev sibling parent Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
In article <dj5ose$26a9$1 digitaldaemon.com>, zwang says...
A Řbernerd should feel obliged to reverse engineer the formula! :-)

An ubernerd with more free time perhaps ;-) I got as far as discovering that different questions awarded different numbers of points and stopped. Though I would be interested to know which of the questions had the largest impact on overall nerdiness. I was thinking perhaps the photo recognition. Sean
Oct 19 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply John Demme <me teqdruid.com> writes:
Wow.  I scored a 99%- "Supreme Nerd God".... Does that mean y'all should
be worshipping me?... Or that I really need to get out more often?

~John Demme

On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 13:01:32 -0700, Walter Bright wrote:

 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
 "Supreme Nerd."

Oct 18 2005
parent "Unknown W. Brackets" <unknown simplemachines.org> writes:
I think the higher numbers are worse :P.

I got 87%.

-[Unknown]


 Wow.  I scored a 99%- "Supreme Nerd God".... Does that mean y'all should
 be worshipping me?... Or that I really need to get out more often?
 
 ~John Demme
 
 On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 13:01:32 -0700, Walter Bright wrote:
 
 
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."


Oct 18 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent "Ben Hinkle" <ben.hinkle gmail.com> writes:
"Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> wrote in message 
news:dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
 "Supreme Nerd."

I think the test is biased towards well-rounded nerds. Chemistry? History? pheh - mere distractions ;-) 85%.
Oct 18 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent David L. Davis <SpottedTiger yahoo.com> writes:
In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

than 4 friends and the 10 hours a day on my pc that put me up this high. Because I know if the quiz asks anything about using a pen protector or do I wear glasses...I would've said "No." Then again, the test's main focus was on if a person was a true Nerd, and not on how Nerdy they looked. <g> David L. ------------------------------------------------------------------- "Dare to reach for the Stars...Dare to Dream, Build, and Achieve!" ------------------------------------------------------------------- MKoD: http://spottedtiger.tripod.com/D_Language/D_Main_XP.html
Oct 18 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent Carlos Santander <csantander619 gmail.com> writes:
Walter Bright escribiˇ:
 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
 "Supreme Nerd."
 
 

58. Should I feel out of place around here? hehe... -- Carlos Santander Bernal
Oct 18 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent pragma <pragma_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

Awesome test. I definately got a good chuckle out of a few of those. [[ 87% - High-Level Nerd. You are definitely MIT material, apply now!!!. ]] Honestly I was expecting to score lower than that. ;) - EricAnderton at yahoo
Oct 18 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply BCS <BCS_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

92% Supreme Nerd. Apply for a professorship at MIT now!!! And I'm a sophmore for crying out loud!!! Then again people have asked me what my undergrad work was in.
Oct 18 2005
next sibling parent reply James Dunne <james.jdunne gmail.com> writes:
In article <dj448c$cna$1 digitaldaemon.com>, BCS says...
In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

92% Supreme Nerd. Apply for a professorship at MIT now!!! And I'm a sophmore for crying out loud!!! Then again people have asked me what my undergrad work was in.

Tie!! 92% "Supreme Nerd. Apply for a professorship at MIT now!!!." And I took the test "to prove how much nerdier I am than someone else" =) I dunno though, 99%... John Demme must have some collection of old-skool calculators --- or no friends. lol OTOH, I think my 4-6 was a lie. There should be a 'computer nerd' test, more specifically. I'd whomp all y'all. =D and I just graduated college about 6 months ago. Regards, James Dunne
Oct 18 2005
parent "Ameer Armaly" <ameer_armaly hotmail.com> writes:
"James Dunne" <james.jdunne gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:dj4bjh$ili$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 In article <dj448c$cna$1 digitaldaemon.com>, BCS says...
In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

92% Supreme Nerd. Apply for a professorship at MIT now!!! And I'm a sophmore for crying out loud!!! Then again people have asked me what my undergrad work was in.

Tie!! 92% "Supreme Nerd. Apply for a professorship at MIT now!!!." And I took the test "to prove how much nerdier I am than someone else" =) I dunno though, 99%... John Demme must have some collection of old-skool calculators --- or no friends. lol OTOH, I think my 4-6 was a lie. There should be a 'computer nerd' test, more specifically. I'd whomp all y'all. =D and I just graduated college about 6 months ago.

bragging time in about twenty minutes.
 Regards,
 James Dunne 

Oct 19 2005
prev sibling parent "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"BCS" <BCS_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:dj448c$cna$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."


The irony is that I *did* apply to MIT. Got rejected.
Oct 18 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Derek Parnell <Derek_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

What the uck am I doing here? I only got a 34%! -- Derek
Oct 18 2005
parent reply Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
In article <dj4bmh$imt$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Derek Parnell says...
In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

What the uck am I doing here? I only got a 34%!

Better brush up on those periodic tables ;-) Sean
Oct 18 2005
parent Derek Parnell <derek psych.ward> writes:
On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 03:54:36 +0000 (UTC), Sean Kelly wrote:

 In article <dj4bmh$imt$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Derek Parnell says...
In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

What the uck am I doing here? I only got a 34%!

Better brush up on those periodic tables ;-)

The weird thing is, that's the stuff I scored well on ;-) -- Derek Parnell Melbourne, Australia 22/10/2005 7:00:35 AM
Oct 21 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent J C Calvarese <technocrat7 gmail.com> writes:
In article <dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

33% scored higher (more nerdy), and 67% scored lower (less nerdy). What does this mean? Your nerdiness is: Low Ranking Nerd. Definitely a nerd but low on the totem pole of nerds. Gee. I expected it to be somewhat higher. Maybe I should study my periodic chart a little big and try again. ;) jcc7
Oct 19 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Niko Korhonen <niktheblak hotmail.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
 "Supreme Nerd."

I got 96%, or a SUPREME NERD GOD status. Methinks that this admirably high status is mostly due to my Hewlett-Packard pre-1990 RPN calculator, which usually scores extremely high at these nerd quizes. It also could be that I entered COBOL as "not a real programming language" :) -- Niko Korhonen SW Developer
Oct 19 2005
parent reply "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Niko Korhonen" <niktheblak hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:dj52d4$1ck8$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Walter Bright wrote:
 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
 "Supreme Nerd."

I got 96%, or a SUPREME NERD GOD status. Methinks that this admirably high status is mostly due to my Hewlett-Packard pre-1990 RPN calculator, which usually scores extremely high at these nerd quizes.

I have my HP-16c on my desk, and use it regularly. I bought it new in the 80's, and am shocked at the prices it brings on Ebay. I still have my TI-SR-50A, but it no longer works.
 It also could be that I entered COBOL as "not a real programming
 language" :)

That was a no-brainer <g>.
Oct 19 2005
parent reply Derek Parnell <derek psych.ward> writes:
On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 10:33:09 -0700, Walter Bright wrote:

 "Niko Korhonen" <niktheblak hotmail.com> wrote in message
 news:dj52d4$1ck8$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Walter Bright wrote:
 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
 "Supreme Nerd."

I got 96%, or a SUPREME NERD GOD status. Methinks that this admirably high status is mostly due to my Hewlett-Packard pre-1990 RPN calculator, which usually scores extremely high at these nerd quizes.

I have my HP-16c on my desk, and use it regularly. I bought it new in the 80's, and am shocked at the prices it brings on Ebay. I still have my TI-SR-50A, but it no longer works.
 It also could be that I entered COBOL as "not a real programming
 language" :)

That was a no-brainer <g>.

This is one I probably got wrong ... I said C++. -- Derek Parnell Melbourne, Australia 22/10/2005 7:03:54 AM
Oct 21 2005
parent pragma <pragma_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <icujqpfac0s1$.1slmz2su6iy07.dlg 40tude.net>, Derek Parnell says...
This is one I probably got wrong ... I said C++.

For a second I thought about checking that one, but then I decided that the author probably didn't know about D yet. At least those of us here know better! :) (Anyway, I clicked BASIC instead) - EricAnderton at yahoo
Oct 21 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply =?iso-8859-1?q?Knud_S=F8rensen?= <12tkvvb02 sneakemail.com> writes:
I got: 

Your Score Summary

Overall, you scored as follows:

1% scored higher (more nerdy), and
99% scored lower (less nerdy).

What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:

All hail the monstrous nerd. You are by far the SUPREME NERD GOD!!!

Finally the programme I wrote at age 15 
to memories the periodical table paid off :-)
Oct 19 2005
parent reply zwang <nehzgnaw gmail.com> writes:
Knud S°rensen wrote:
 I got: 
 
 Your Score Summary
 
 Overall, you scored as follows:
 
 1% scored higher (more nerdy), and
 99% scored lower (less nerdy).
 
 What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:
 
 All hail the monstrous nerd. You are by far the SUPREME NERD GOD!!!
 
 Finally the programme I wrote at age 15 
 to memories the periodical table paid off :-)

Why don't you write a program to perfect your score? :)
Oct 19 2005
parent reply =?iso-8859-1?q?Knud_S=F8rensen?= <12tkvvb02 sneakemail.com> writes:
On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 22:42:29 +0800, zwang wrote:

 Knud S°rensen wrote:
 I got: 
 
 Your Score Summary
 
 Overall, you scored as follows:
 
 1% scored higher (more nerdy), and
 99% scored lower (less nerdy).
 
 What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:
 
 All hail the monstrous nerd. You are by far the SUPREME NERD GOD!!!
 
 Finally the programme I wrote at age 15 
 to memories the periodical table paid off :-)

Why don't you write a program to perfect your score? :)

No, coding where my old life now I have taken the red pill and is learning to rewrite reality while I am fighting the machines. I got 100% on this matrix test: http://www.newstarget.com/gullibility.html
Oct 19 2005
next sibling parent JT <jtd514 ameritech.net> writes:
Yeah I LOVE that test, I got 100 too.

My favorite are "The Federal Reserve is a branch of the U.S. 
government." and "The fluoride added to drinking water is sourced from 
naturally-occurring fluoride mineral deposits."

ROFL - some people actually think this stuff!


Knud S°rensen wrote:
 
 I got 100% on this matrix test:
 http://www.newstarget.com/gullibility.html
 

Oct 19 2005
prev sibling parent Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
In article <pan.2005.10.19.19.11.11.622034 sneakemail.com>,
=?iso-8859-1?q?Knud_S=F8rensen?= says...
On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 22:42:29 +0800, zwang wrote:
 Why don't you write a program to perfect your score? :)

No, coding where my old life now I have taken the red pill and is learning to rewrite reality while I am fighting the machines.

Hah :-) For what it's worth, the ideas behind "The Matrix" have been around for Quite A While. Plato's Allegory of the Cave is one of the earliest versions, and Descartes Malevolent Demon idea is almost a perfect template for the movie script. The idea has been refined even further in more recent postmodern texts (Baudrillard's "Simulacra and Simulation" being a notable reference), but those texts tend to be absurdly complex for the relatively straightforward ideas they espouse--it's fairly obvious which philosophers were mathematicians and which were not just by measuring the clarity of their published material.
I got 100% on this matrix test:
http://www.newstarget.com/gullibility.html

They should rename it "The Cynicism Test" and be done with it ;-) Sean
Oct 19 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent JT <jtd514 ameritech.net> writes:
A real nerd would have hacked a 100%  ;)


Walter Bright wrote:
 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
 "Supreme Nerd."
 
 

Oct 19 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent jicman <jicman_member pathlink.com> writes:
Walter Bright says...
The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
"Supreme Nerd."

Walter, I am a proud to say that we scored the same, 90%. "Your Score Summary Overall, you scored as follows: 10% scored higher (more nerdy), and 90% scored lower (less nerdy). What does this mean? Your nerdiness is: Supreme Nerd. Apply for a professorship at MIT now!!!." I think what killed me was having more than 15 good friends. :-) jic
Oct 19 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent Georg Wrede <georg.wrede nospam.org> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
 "Supreme Nerd."

I got amazed. I expected 75% and got 99. At first I definitely was not going to publish it here, but since some others got the same score, I thought, what the heck. Still, I'm surprised, I never thought I'd score that high (hmm, is high the right word at all here?) I do regularly use an HP-28S, HP-95LX, and two(!) HP-25 calculators. And an excellent RPN calculator (oh yes, and it's a cracked version) on my Palm Vx. But still, 99! And I wasn't pushing it, rather I answered conservatively on eg. computer hours, magazines and such. But then again, I answered BASIC for Not a Real Programming Language. On the other test I scored 8, but that's boring compared to Nerdom!
Oct 19 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
"Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> wrote in message 
news:dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
 "Supreme Nerd."

Only 63%.. I will have to say, it's pretty much what I expected. Yeah, I like programming and computers and all, but I'm not a D&D-playing-cheeto-munching-thick-glasses-and-obsessed-with-anime kind of nerd. I'm a.. a trendy nerd ;) I think that's a geek? Something odd I've noticed about nerds (including myself) - why is it that they always seem to need glasses, braces (or headgear), or (like in my case) both? What is it about nerdiness that gives way to irritating physical malformities? I mean, the stereotypical nerd wears thick glasses and has big teeth. What's up with that?
Oct 20 2005
parent reply pragma <pragma_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dj8l2p$2pe9$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Jarrett Billingsley says...
"Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> wrote in message 
news:dj3kau$30ts$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at 90%, or
 "Supreme Nerd."

Only 63%.. I will have to say, it's pretty much what I expected. Yeah, I like programming and computers and all, but I'm not a D&D-playing-cheeto-munching-thick-glasses-and-obsessed-with-anime kind of nerd. I'm a.. a trendy nerd ;) I think that's a geek? Something odd I've noticed about nerds (including myself) - why is it that they always seem to need glasses, braces (or headgear), or (like in my case) both? What is it about nerdiness that gives way to irritating physical malformities? I mean, the stereotypical nerd wears thick glasses and has big teeth. What's up with that?

Personally, I think its the other way around. I've always viewed 'nerdyness' as orthogonal to being social (and hence 'unattractive' in some way... the two go hand-in-hand) simply because it's so damn time consuming. You learn to focus your efforts elsewhere. Also, they don't call it 'reproduction' for nothing. People that esteem intellect on par or above physical beauty in a mate are, well, bascially asking for that same priority of traits in their offspring. Upbringing plays a big part here too, as I've met plenty of dumb, half-blind people out there. Its worth noting that there are many unfortunate souls that aren't artistically inclined, good with their hands or blessed with a hefty intellect that are just as 'socially handicapped'. The result is not everyone who fits the aforementioned stereotype falls into the 'nerd' category. IMO, this where the schoolyard bullies, delinquents, punks and freaks (I happen to skew toward this group myself) fit into the picture. Of course its all conjecture from over here; I really need to read up on the topic before I go throwing more ideas around. I'm sure somone has figured all this stuff out already. :) - EricAnderton at yahoo
Oct 20 2005
parent reply "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"pragma" <pragma_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:dj8o59$2t51$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Its worth noting that there are many unfortunate souls that aren't

 inclined, good with their hands or blessed with a hefty intellect that are

 as 'socially handicapped'.

I have noticed, however, that everyone is good at something. Those that do discover and capitalize on it do well. Some people are good with kids. I know a woman who has ADD, annoys the heck out of adults, can't keep two thoughts together. But she's a marvel at drawing out kids with speech impediments. For another example, I played a musical instrument for 5 years. Much as I enjoyed it, it was pretty obvious to all that I had no talent, and there was no future in it for me. Why bash your head against a brick wall? <g>
Oct 20 2005
next sibling parent reply "Kris" <fu bar.com> writes:
"Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> wrote in message 
news:dj90jc$4r0$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 "pragma" <pragma_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
 news:dj8o59$2t51$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Its worth noting that there are many unfortunate souls that aren't

 inclined, good with their hands or blessed with a hefty intellect that 
 are

 as 'socially handicapped'.

I have noticed, however, that everyone is good at something. Those that do discover and capitalize on it do well. Some people are good with kids. I know a woman who has ADD, annoys the heck out of adults, can't keep two thoughts together. But she's a marvel at drawing out kids with speech impediments.

Good point. Where I'm from (north western Scotland) there's a surprising amount of latent/hidden talent; often manifested in perhaps "obscure" ways. Of course, there's also plenty folk there who are /exceptionally/ good at imbibing alcohol ~ in gargantuous quantities. The talent there lies in always managing to somehow get home: staggering through river and mountain as required, whilst cursing the sky :-)
 For another example, I played a musical instrument for 5 years. Much as I
 enjoyed it, it was pretty obvious to all that I had no talent, and there 
 was
 no future in it for me. Why bash your head against a brick wall? <g>

As long as you enjoyed it; right? Speaking of which ~ I received a truly outstanding hand-built guitar today [an Ed Roman QuickSilver, for those who know it]. A Cocobolo & Ebony work-of-art that Pragma would probably appreciate. I've always been intrigued by the relationship/overlap between music and programming ~ I mean, in my limited experience, it seems like engineers often have a noted musical interest. Anyone have an idea why that might be? Are musicians Nerdy?
Oct 20 2005
next sibling parent reply Carlos Santander <csantander619 gmail.com> writes:
Kris escribiˇ:
 
 Speaking of which ~ I received a truly outstanding hand-built guitar today 
 [an Ed Roman QuickSilver, for those who know it]. A Cocobolo & Ebony 
 work-of-art that Pragma would probably appreciate. I've always been 
 intrigued by the relationship/overlap between music and programming ~ I 
 mean, in my limited experience, it seems like engineers often have a noted 
 musical interest. Anyone have an idea why that might be? Are musicians 
 Nerdy? 
 
 

There might be a relation, but not in the same degree for everyone. I've read many of you guys have said you play different instruments, or sometimes even sing. I love music. I can't work without it, but I don't play anything, I can't create anything that sounds good, and I surely can't sing. But give me music, please. -- Carlos Santander Bernal
Oct 20 2005
parent reply "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
"Carlos Santander" <csantander619 gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:dj9i94$jf4$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 There might be a relation, but not in the same degree for everyone. I've 
 read many of you guys have said you play different instruments, or 
 sometimes even sing. I love music. I can't work without it, but I don't 
 play anything, I can't create anything that sounds good, and I surely 
 can't sing. But give me music, please.

I'm musically inclined as well. I played the clarinet for several years; I never got very good at it, though, but mostly because I never practiced it. I did manage to take first chair for two years in high school. I also sing, and almost made it to state-level competition in my second year of singing (last year). I was two places away from going to states. I'm a second bass. The funny thing is, even though I'm musically inclined, I can't come up with a song to save my soul. I find that in many areas of my life - I have skills, but I'm not creative enough to come up with any way to apply them. :(
Oct 20 2005
parent kris <fu bar.org> writes:
Jarrett Billingsley wrote:

 The funny thing is, even though I'm musically inclined, I can't come up with 
 a song to save my soul.  I find that in many areas of my life - I have 
 skills, but I'm not creative enough to come up with any way to apply them. 
 :( 

To be creative often demands a knowledge of underlying rules ~ in your example, song-writing rules. Those who aren't explicitly taught can find their own way through an inspiration of one kind or another. It's unlikely to be a lack of creativity, so don't kick yourself :) I truly cannot sing and, perhaps because of that, don't write lyrics often enough to arrange a compelling story. Instead I use an instrument to weave the words. Of course, I'd be much happier if I could understand what it was saying to me ...
Oct 21 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Kris" <fu bar.com> wrote in message news:dj9ac6$d9n$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Speaking of which ~ I received a truly outstanding hand-built guitar today
 [an Ed Roman QuickSilver, for those who know it]. A Cocobolo & Ebony
 work-of-art that Pragma would probably appreciate. I've always been
 intrigued by the relationship/overlap between music and programming ~ I
 mean, in my limited experience, it seems like engineers often have a noted
 musical interest. Anyone have an idea why that might be? Are musicians
 Nerdy?

Musical talent does correlate with nerdiness attributes in studies I've read about. Interestingly, so does being a pilot, and a painter. My relatives all seem to be pilots, painters, engineers, professors, etc. No athletes in the lot. I'm doomed to be a nerd <g>.
Oct 20 2005
next sibling parent reply "John Reimer" <terminal.node gmail.com> writes:
"Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> wrote in message 
news:dj9lad$m5r$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 "Kris" <fu bar.com> wrote in message 
 news:dj9ac6$d9n$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Speaking of which ~ I received a truly outstanding hand-built guitar 
 today
 [an Ed Roman QuickSilver, for those who know it]. A Cocobolo & Ebony
 work-of-art that Pragma would probably appreciate. I've always been
 intrigued by the relationship/overlap between music and programming ~ I
 mean, in my limited experience, it seems like engineers often have a 
 noted
 musical interest. Anyone have an idea why that might be? Are musicians
 Nerdy?

Musical talent does correlate with nerdiness attributes in studies I've read about. Interestingly, so does being a pilot, and a painter. My relatives all seem to be pilots, painters, engineers, professors, etc. No athletes in the lot. I'm doomed to be a nerd <g>.

I love music, especially classical guitar and piano (though I play very little). I enjoy long distance running. I even armwrestle competitively in North America (including once at a World's competition in Finland). I also enjoy programming and computers. But for all that, I'm not exceptional in any of these areas, just sort of good. And I'm certainly not an athlete, though locally people consider my brothers and I to be exceptionally fit ( he he... it's all relative... :-) ) But there are actually very few that can truly call themselves athletes. Those that do usually must dedicate a huge portion of their lives to achieving that moniker. They become nerds of a different kind with very little to show for themselves in other aspects of their lives. Being an athlete just requires that much work. I have observed that people tend to admire /any/ skill that is rare whether it be athleticism, musical talent, or academic affinity. In truth, I think what is most admirable is the willpower to succeed in an endeavor despite the odds. Without the will, there is no way... regardless of talent or skill. Ever heard somebody say, "Oh, he's got a huge potential" ? That's statement is true about most people in almost any endeavor (granted some more than others). Yet t'is useless praise if the individual has not the mindset to go with it. Just some thoughts, John Reimer PS I scored 88% on that silly nerd test! And to think I no longer considered myself a nerd... I must be gullible if I believed that ;-).
Oct 20 2005
next sibling parent Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
In article <dj9ror$rp2$1 digitaldaemon.com>, John Reimer says...
I have observed that people tend to admire /any/ skill that is rare whether 
it be athleticism, musical talent, or academic affinity.  In truth, I think 
what is most admirable is the willpower to succeed in an endeavor despite 
the odds.  Without the will, there is no way... regardless of talent or 
skill.

Ever heard somebody say, "Oh, he's got a huge potential" ?  That's statement 
is true about most people in almost any endeavor (granted some more than 
others).  Yet t'is useless praise if the individual has not the mindset to 
go with it.

I agree completely. This actually reminded me of a scene from the movie "Serenity" I saw recently, which seems appropriate. The main character, Malcom, is a man of strong convictions but little faith, and in discovering that he is being pursued by an assassin a friend of his says "you can't defeat this man, he is a believer." Malcom misunderstands at first and thinks his friend means faith, but the crux of the issue is that this assassin believes with absolute conviction in the Rightness of his task, and that conviction makes him unstoppable. Sean
Oct 20 2005
prev sibling parent "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"John Reimer" <terminal.node gmail.com> wrote in message
news:dj9ror$rp2$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 In truth, I think
 what is most admirable is the willpower to succeed in an endeavor despite
 the odds.  Without the will, there is no way... regardless of talent or
 skill.

 Ever heard somebody say, "Oh, he's got a huge potential" ?  That's

 is true about most people in almost any endeavor (granted some more than
 others).  Yet t'is useless praise if the individual has not the mindset to
 go with it.

I quite agree with that. All talent does is open the door for you.
Oct 21 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
In article <dj9lad$m5r$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
Musical talent does correlate with nerdiness attributes in studies I've read
about. Interestingly, so does being a pilot, and a painter. My relatives all
seem to be pilots, painters, engineers, professors, etc. No athletes in the
lot. I'm doomed to be a nerd <g>.

A painter? Interesting. My wife is a painter. That explains a lot. By the way, she just told me that the relationship between music and mathematics wass first proven by Pythagoras. I suppose it's on the web somewhere :-) Sean
Oct 20 2005
prev sibling parent Carlos Santander <csantander619 gmail.com> writes:
Walter Bright escribiˇ:
 
 Musical talent does correlate with nerdiness attributes in studies I've read
 about. Interestingly, so does being a pilot, and a painter. My relatives all
 seem to be pilots, painters, engineers, professors, etc. No athletes in the
 lot. I'm doomed to be a nerd <g>.
 
 

I'm not an athlete either, but I love playing basketball. There are a number of reasons why I like it, but I just never was really good at it. But I don't care: I have fun playing, so I just go and play. My dad was a good basketball player, but he chose to focus on his engineering career (which was a good decision). But besides him, there're no athletes in my family either. All men (me, dad, brother, uncles, cousins...) like to watch sports, but not so much playing. -- Carlos Santander Bernal
Oct 21 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply pragma <pragma_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dj9ac6$d9n$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Kris says...
Speaking of which ~ I received a truly outstanding hand-built guitar today 
[an Ed Roman QuickSilver, for those who know it]. A Cocobolo & Ebony 
work-of-art that Pragma would probably appreciate. 

You got that right. ;) /drool
I've always been 
intrigued by the relationship/overlap between music and programming ~ I 
mean, in my limited experience, it seems like engineers often have a noted 
musical interest. Anyone have an idea why that might be? Are musicians 
Nerdy? 

There's an undeniable link between the two, especially when it comes to us programmers (especially in this newsgroup, as a long thread last year showed). If you ask me, I really think it has to do with the role the right-brain plays in how it shapes personality and the ability to handle abstract concepts. - EricAnderton at yahoo
Oct 20 2005
next sibling parent reply Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
In article <dj9ld7$mas$1 digitaldaemon.com>, pragma says...
There's an undeniable link between the two, especially when it comes to us
programmers (especially in this newsgroup, as a long thread last year showed).
If you ask me, I really think it has to do with the role the right-brain plays
in how it shapes personality and the ability to handle abstract concepts.

Walter mentioned piloting and painting as well, which--including music--are all spatial arts to one degree or another. I wonder if that has anything to do with it. Sean
Oct 20 2005
parent "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Sean Kelly" <sean f4.ca> wrote in message
news:dj9vur$vd0$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Walter mentioned piloting and painting as well, which--including

 spatial arts to one degree or another.  I wonder if that has anything to

 it.

That's interesting. I have very good visualization abilities, but other skills are deficient. For example, when people tell me two colors "clash" I just can't understand it. I also do poorly on those face pictures where you're supposed to tell what the emotion is.
Oct 21 2005
prev sibling parent Niko Korhonen <niktheblak hotmail.com> writes:
pragma wrote:
I've always been 
intrigued by the relationship/overlap between music and programming ~ I 
mean, in my limited experience, it seems like engineers often have a noted 
musical interest. Anyone have an idea why that might be? Are musicians 
Nerdy? 

There's an undeniable link between the two, especially when it comes to us programmers (especially in this newsgroup, as a long thread last year showed). If you ask me, I really think it has to do with the role the right-brain plays in how it shapes personality and the ability to handle abstract concepts.

Yep, music is all about patterns and formulas, whose recognition and handling ability is a necessity for musicians. Coincidentally I've played guitar for about ten years, part of that time in a band. I still try to do some home recording, but recently I've been rather pressed for time. Not to mention that my recording hardware (=PC) needs some serious updating. -- Niko Korhonen SW Developer
Oct 24 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent Sean Kelly <sean f4.ca> writes:
In article <dj9ac6$d9n$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Kris says...
Speaking of which ~ I received a truly outstanding hand-built guitar today 
[an Ed Roman QuickSilver, for those who know it]. A Cocobolo & Ebony 
work-of-art that Pragma would probably appreciate. I've always been 
intrigued by the relationship/overlap between music and programming ~ I 
mean, in my limited experience, it seems like engineers often have a noted 
musical interest. Anyone have an idea why that might be? Are musicians 
Nerdy? 

Very nerdy. Music theory is entirely built on mathematics, after all. A friend of mine who worked for Google is a huge music geek. Last time I saw him he spent a good portion of the time espousing the wonders of various scales and note combinations. That may be taking it to a bit of an extreme, but it's certainly a testament to how geeky music can be if you want it to be. I played bass guitar way back when--was in a band in high school and all. In college I ran out of people to play with and ended up selling my guitar to buy a set of turntables and such. It worked out rather well as my ear was always better than my knack for guitar playing, though I do miss the guitar from time to time. Electronic gear isn't nearly as good for improvisation as traditional musical instruments are. Sean
Oct 20 2005
prev sibling parent reply Ant <Ant_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dj9ac6$d9n$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Kris says...

Speaking of which ~ I received a truly outstanding hand-built guitar today 
[an Ed Roman QuickSilver, for those who know it]. A Cocobolo & Ebony 
work-of-art that Pragma would probably appreciate.

:) I made my cocobolo silent practice violin: http://www.lisdev.com/violin/ for me it's truly outstanding;) (I am (was) a pianist, not a violinist) Ant
Oct 22 2005
parent kris <fu bar.org> writes:
Ant wrote:
 
 I made my cocobolo silent practice violin:
 http://www.lisdev.com/violin/
 for me it's truly outstanding;)
 
 (I am (was) a pianist, not a violinist)
 
 Ant
 
 

Wow ... nice work!
Oct 23 2005
prev sibling parent reply BCS <BCS_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dj90jc$4r0$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
I have noticed, however, that everyone is good at something. Those that do
discover and capitalize on it do well. 

And some people are good at doing simple things. I heard of one job that most people could learn in a day or less and would be so board with by the end of the week that they couldn't avoid screwing up. The best man for the job, as it turned out, took something like a month to learn the job, but he never got board at it.
Oct 21 2005
next sibling parent Trevor Parscal <Trevor_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <djbk2b$2moq$1 digitaldaemon.com>, BCS says...
In article <dj90jc$4r0$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
I have noticed, however, that everyone is good at something. Those that do
discover and capitalize on it do well. 

And some people are good at doing simple things. I heard of one job that most people could learn in a day or less and would be so board with by the end of the week that they couldn't avoid screwing up. The best man for the job, as it turned out, took something like a month to learn the job, but he never got board at it.

And that is why god diddnt make us all smart. :) Thanks, Trevor Parscal
Oct 21 2005
prev sibling parent "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"BCS" <BCS_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:djbk2b$2moq$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 And some people are good at doing simple things. I heard of one job that

 people could learn in a day or less and would be so board with by the end

 week that they couldn't avoid screwing up. The best man for the job, as it
 turned out, took something like a month to learn the job, but he never got

 at it.

I read in the paper about an employment agency that specialized in placing autistic people in jobs. Turns out that autistic traits can be very valuable for certain types of jobs, autistics fit right in and excel at them, and employers have a hard time keeping ordinary employees in those jobs. It's an everybody wins kind of deal.
Oct 21 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent Kai Backman <kai shorthike.com> writes:
 On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 23:01:32 +0300, Walter Bright wrote:
=A0The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me at
=A090%, or "Supreme Nerd."

Eh. I tried to be extra-super non-nerdy and got a score of 97% .. Uff. :-) -- Kai Backman, programmer, kai shorthike.com http://www.ShortHike.com - space station game
Oct 21 2005
prev sibling parent Wolfgang Draxinger <wdraxinger darkstargames.de> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:

 The nerd test at http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php scores me
 at 90%, or "Supreme Nerd."

I get a 99% or "Nerd God". Hmmm, I always knew it ;-) -- Wolfgang Draxinger
Oct 22 2005