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Postby stix on Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:01 am

Take the test and see how much of a nerd you are. (?)

http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~horie/nerd.html

Added 12/4/06:

Here's the automated version, which is only slightly different and returns a score and some other info.

http://www.armory.com/tests/nerd.html

I scored a 39, plus I'm giving myself a bonus point for posting my score.
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Postby MediumRare on Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:44 am

47.
Some were iffy- somewhere between 42 and 52.

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Postby DrageMester on Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:15 pm

47 - same as MediumRare. :)
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:18 pm

43 for me, which is higher then I expected.

Too bad there were no questions about how early in life you began using computers/electronics :lol: (at 1 years old, I think I would have had an edge :P )
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Postby MediumRare on Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:50 pm

I didn't start at 1, but I've been using computers for 42 years. (Now where have I seen that number before?)

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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:53 pm

MediumRare wrote:Now where have I seen that number before?

:D :D :D

your age is showing.
sometimes when i teach, and the final results of the calculation is 42, i say "of course, that was the answer that we expected at the outset, that is the answer" and the students have a blank stare on their faces... illiterate bastards...
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Postby DrageMester on Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:07 pm

dodecahedron wrote:sometimes when i teach, and the final results of the calculation is 42, i say "of course, that was the answer that we expected at the outset, that is the answer" and the students have a blank stare on their faces... illiterate bastards...

Yeah, well at least they are Mostly Harmless! ;)
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Postby socheat on Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:32 pm

56... :oops:
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Postby LoneWolf on Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:30 pm

I refused to take the test because those who put it up weren't nerdy enough to put in radio-button answer selection and automated test scoring. ;)
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Postby socheat on Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:47 pm

Um... how many points do I get for making an autoscoring system myself? :oops: :oops: :oops:

I kept losing count, so I copied and pasted into vim, deleted the ones I said yes to, and then did: "wc -l file", and substracted that number from 100...
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:28 pm

Socheat wrote:Um... how many points do I get for making an autoscoring system myself? :oops: :oops: :oops:

I kept losing count, so I copied and pasted into vim, deleted the ones I said yes to, and then did: "wc -l file", and substracted that number from 100...


That's got to count for at LEAST 1 or 2 bonus points I think...
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Postby stix on Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:06 pm

It has been suggested that if you take the test and post your score, you may qualify for a bonus point, since such activity, by nature, could be considered that of a nerd.

Socheat wrote:Um... how many points do I get for making an autoscoring system myself? :oops: :oops: :oops:

I kept losing count, so I copied and pasted into vim, deleted the ones I said yes to, and then did: "wc -l file", and substracted that number from 100...


LOL
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Postby Ian on Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:34 pm

I got a 42.

Yep, white and nerdy.
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Postby Bhairav on Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:27 am

54..
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Postby Ian on Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:30 am

Do you have the new Mindstorms kit? It looks badass.
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Postby Bhairav on Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:38 pm

Ian wrote:Do you have the new Mindstorms kit? It looks badass.


Nope. I have the original ones from 2000 and 2001, incl. the R2D2 kit.
Which new one? The NXT?
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Postby LoneWolf on Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:55 am

Took the autoscoring test. It's a bit dated (lack of broadband/internet/ipv6 ;) that sort of thing), but...

Your Nerd Purity Test Results
You answered "yes" to 31 of 100 questions, making you 69.0% nerd pure; that is, you are 69.0% pure in the nerd domain (you have 31.0% nerd in you).
Your Weirdness Factor (AKA Uniqueness Factor) is 12%, based on a comparison of your test results with 576688 other submissions for this test.

The average purity for this test is 73.8%.
The first submission for this test was received June 16, 1994.
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Postby algrinch on Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:42 pm

This one has been around for a long time but is much more extensive.

http://www.innergeek.us/geek-test.html

This one has check boxes and autoscores the test at the end


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