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I Am a Computer Geek

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    French Computers A language instructor was

    explaining to her class that in French, nouns unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine. "House," in French, is feminine-"la mansion." "Pencil," in French, is masculine - "le crayon." One puzzled student asked, "...What gender is...
    jml2000 jml2000 61-65, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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    Cheer Shift to the left,

    shift to the right! Pop up, push down, byte, byte, byte!
    jml2000 jml2000 61-65, M 4 Responses Apr 5, 2015

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    Next Generation Computer Hardware

    The single biggest innovation to look forward to in next generation computer hardware is what I like to call Frankenstein chips. Just as shrinking components on a chip reduces latencies you can stack one chip right on top of another and/or side by side on a silicon "transposer...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 4 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    Just got my old laptop up

    and running again! Time to upgrade to Windows 10! #freshinstall
    andymadeira andymadeira 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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    How to bulk download/save someone's GIF/MP4 on

    twitter? You know, the GIF on twitter actually is MP4 format. I like someone's GIF/MP4, I want to download/save her/his all MP4, Please tell me how to do it easily?
    wdxed wdxed 22-25, F Oct 27, 2015

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    I often wonder from where comes my urge to do

    something with computers and CHANGE THE WORLD (i.e. megalomania). But maybe I've just answered my own question.
    SoulFountain SoulFountain 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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    When I was younger, I was more of a computer

    geek. I was obsessed with computer parts especially Graphics Cards... If I was younger, I'd probably date the card. Lol! 😆
    fuwhat fuwhat 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 14, 2015

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    oblivion1000 oblivion1000 18-21, T Jul 21, 2015

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    I have once managed to upgrade a motherboard

    with parts from older mother boards and more
    spudmat spudmat 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2015

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    Can anyone tell me how to remove Microsoft

    error 80073712? It won't let me update my PC.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 28, 2015

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    I first started using the computer

    when I was 4 years old. When I turned 6, I started using the internet. I grew up with computers and video games. As time passed, I learnt quite a few things that children, the same age as me, usually don't. I started web-designing/graphic designing at the age of around 10. In...
    elzish elzish 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    "Oh you work in IT? I have this problem with.

    .." As someone who is overqualified for my ****** dead end technicians role (as per the norm for technicians) The amount of people who now feel obliged to sit me down at their laptops or whatever else is mysteriously broken is immense. As if I can't get enough of fixing PC's for...
    Chamberlane Chamberlane 70+, M 3 Responses Mar 15, 2014

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    Answer this question

    if you're really a computer geek. Your network consists of one Active Directory domain. You have two computers named Computer1 and Computer2 that run Windows 7. Both computers are members of the domain. From Computer1, you can recover all Encrypting File System (EFS) encrypted...
    johnny94941 johnny94941 26-30, M Oct 26, 2015

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    Me and my girlfriend are

    both computer geeks. We joke around a lot. Me: make a sandwich Her: **** off. Make it yourself. Me: *opens terminal* Me: *types "su" and hits return* Me: *types password* Me: you already know. Sudo make a sandwich. Her: fine!
    IchBinDeutsch2 IchBinDeutsch2 16-17, M Sep 11, 2015

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    I love computers, and love to program.

    When I see some new technology I try to understand how it works and how could I replicate it. I can't be the only one right? :D
    miquelx miquelx 18-21, M 5 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    windows 7 is superior.

    ........ but 10 looks great.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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    Okay ... well not a computer geek,

    I do know a thing or two about them but I'm not all that like other people are. I however, am very good at keeping older pcs running. I currently have : 1. Compaq Presario 1360 It's 16 years old OS : Windows ME RAM : 64 MB SO-DIMM HD : 4 GB Processor : 333 MHz AMD K6-2 CD...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    Has anyone tested race conditions

    for anything on EP? I'm tempted to try, because I know they wouldn't notice/care. If I do, I will update this story with details. __________ Selected Updates: - - - - - - - - - - [07/01 -- 23:17] EP loads all of its javascript from one big file, all.js. I beautified it, but...
    Multitude Multitude 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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    I have an interview with Google in 2 days,

    and I need to prepare. Ask me the toughest data structures/algo interview questions you can find, or just any question if you're interested, and I'll answer it. __________ Edit: Technical questions please! It's a technical interview! 😅 __________ Update 1: I finished...
    Multitude Multitude 18-21, M 23 Responses Jul 13, 2015

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    Hello everyone!! I have a question

    for all of you :) Long story short, I have an admin account that I would like to get rid of, but I do not know the password to the admin account. I was wondering if there is any way possible to do this at home. Here are the computer details (If you need them..I'm not too sure...
    sweetcolors123 sweetcolors123 16-17 2 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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    Just started classes

    for my CompTIA A+ certification class. This is gonna be fun!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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    It's Not Like The Old Days

    (Prepare yourself to endure a rant..) I remember when the only people on the internet were geeks. I think I preferred that internet, when everything was novel, exciting and new, and everyone was smart and unusual. Nowadays you have everyone and their mum on the internet, and...
    emptyroads emptyroads 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    I would literally go crazy without my computer.

    .. dont mess with my computer
    xIcexColdx xIcexColdx 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2015

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    my first computer was a Tandy

    where you could only use DOS to execute programs..from there a passion grew...I started to learn programming at the age of 7 at the age of 15 I was doing games in basic on a mac...that's when my hate grew for macs.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 9

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    It was about time I started learning CMD

    programming. I feel so left behind. xD
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 31, 2014

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    Who can help me? I have a Lenovo-just updated

    from Windows 8 to 10 less than a week ago and now I can't adjust my brightness setting. This has happened in the past so I know it has to do with the update. Also, I've tried looking for solutions online but they didn't work.
    WhiskeyT WhiskeyT 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    annxxx annxxx 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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    I am am an I.T Security Specialist,

    I have a PhD. in Cryptography and a Masters in Computer Sciences and Programming. I am a qualified Penetration Tester and work with International companies and government agency's. I also write software to combat virus's.
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    i get ignored so much.

    .. my names should be 'terms and conditions'
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 19, 2015

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    Literally spent hours just checking out parts

    and custom PC's (that I'll probably never have).
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato 13-15, M 6 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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    I am really good with computer stuff

    but it takes me a bit longer to learn something but I tend to do it better than other people after that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 24, 2014

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    Are You a Computer Geek ?

    i thought i be higher but the test was harder then i thought I am a : Low Ranking Computer Geek. Definitely a Computer Geek, but low in the computer geek social structure you try, http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_cg.php
    erinjt erinjt 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 19, 2009

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    Marozz Marozz 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 1, 2015

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    I always wanted to make my own video games ever

    since I was a kid, and when I was about 12 I started teaching myself how to program so that I could do that! I've made a few small things, but now I work in information security, not making games :( Maybe someday that will change... or I'll just keep working on my own games on...
    BoundlessPancake BoundlessPancake 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I just make a social networking website in php

    and CSS3 if someone want source code.........?
    amirkhan1992 amirkhan1992 22-25, M Jul 13, 2015

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    Upgraded to Windows 10!

    Was not the smoothest upgrade. Black screened on me after first install. Think Nvidia drivers were screwy. But after taking out my 970 GTX, then reinstalling Win10, and putting card back in, everything seems to be working. Liking it so far!
    JCPhoenix JCPhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2015

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    I spent hours trying to get Photoshop to run

    under Wine or on a windows VM. I finally had to give in and swap my laptop back to Windows so I could edit while travelling. Gimp just doesn't cut it.
    EightBits EightBits 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2015

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    girlsdeadmonster girlsdeadmonster 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    And I feel the need for my next laptop to be

    the upcoming one by ASUS, Full GTX 980 chip and Skylake, both warranted for OC'ing. plus it has a water cooling dock. ^_^ Overkill?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 16, 2015

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    tilky tilky 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2015

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    Have you updated your computer to Windows 10?

    If so do you like it? better than 7, 8 and 8.1? I wonder why 9 was skipped.
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 31-35, F 15 Responses Aug 11, 2015

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    anAnonymousComputer anAnonymousComputer 16-17, T May 24, 2015

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    I enjoy programming and playing around hardware.

    I work part time as a web developer. I finished a degree in computer science, engineering, and technology. I am working on creating my own social networking site :)
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

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