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(YouTube)   Wil Wheaton speaks to the future on being a geek, throws dust all over the internet   (youtube.com) divider line 19
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2013-04-30 01:59:01 AM  
Fark you, Wil.  Now I have to allow my daughter to adore you.
 
2013-04-30 09:24:01 AM  
Speak on great one.  We bow to your profound wisdom.

/my 8yr old daughter was not happy when you left TNG
//I've taught her well....Star Trek, Star Wars, comics, Sci-Fi, Batman & Superman TAS, Three Stooges, etc
 
2013-04-30 09:26:50 AM  
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Dammit Wil. <sniff> That was touching.
 
2013-04-30 09:51:47 AM  
Is nerd/geek actually becoming a positive (as recognized by most people) thing and will that be sustained?  I've seen plenty of what may be described as "popular kids" going on about how geeky they are, when maybe they're just zealous users of now ubiquitous tech instead.  Will the true geeks, obsessed by the obscure or challenging, gain new negative labels or has there been a permanent shift in perception?  Does it help that, while you may be one of only three [insert interest of choice] nerds at your school, there are 30,000 of you around the world, all accessible by a couple of clicks or swipes?
 
2013-04-30 10:05:34 AM  
In other news c grade child actor struggles for few more minutes in spotlight.
*yawwn*
 
2013-04-30 10:18:04 AM  

OnlyM3: In other news c grade child actor struggles for few more minutes in spotlight.
*yawwn*


And in yet other news, unknown poster OnlyM3 struggles to get attention in a FARK thread.
 
2013-04-30 10:21:31 AM  

RatOmeter: Is nerd/geek actually becoming a positive (as recognized by most people) thing and will that be sustained?  I've seen plenty of what may be described as "popular kids" going on about how geeky they are, when maybe they're just zealous users of now ubiquitous tech instead.  Will the true geeks, obsessed by the obscure or challenging, gain new negative labels or has there been a permanent shift in perception?  Does it help that, while you may be one of only three [insert interest of choice] nerds at your school, there are 30,000 of you around the world, all accessible by a couple of clicks or swipes?




Posers. Posers everywhere.
 
2013-04-30 10:30:11 AM  

GanjSmokr: OnlyM3: In other news c grade child actor struggles for few more minutes in spotlight.
*yawwn*

And in yet other news, unknown poster OnlyM3 struggles to get attention in a FARK thread.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-30 10:33:24 AM  

GanjSmokr: And in yet other news, unknown poster OnlyM3 struggles to get attention in a FARK thread.


Wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that salient comments rarely get any notice here, much less replies.  Not so much as an "interesting", or "how about that".

But put an apostrophe in the wrong place and you get 50 hits.  I won't deny that I've felt like trolling like theirs no tomorrow after 50 or so comments go unnoticed.

/apostrophe mistake?  anyone?
//theirs vs their's vs there's?
///come at me bro
 
2013-04-30 10:33:50 AM  
Is he still all butthurt at Fark, or has he ever come back?
 
2013-04-30 10:42:26 AM  
Butthurt? I just thought he got busy with his own life and career. Why would he be butthurt? Inquiring minds want to know.
 
2013-04-30 10:49:20 AM  

ristst: GanjSmokr: And in yet other news, unknown poster OnlyM3 struggles to get attention in a FARK thread.

Wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that salient comments rarely get any notice here, much less replies.  Not so much as an "interesting", or "how about that".

But put an apostrophe in the wrong place and you get 50 hits.  I won't deny that I've felt like trolling like theirs no tomorrow after 50 or so comments go unnoticed.

/apostrophe mistake?  anyone?
//theirs vs their's vs there's?
///come at me bro




Some people need to be knocked off their high horse. Others? It's just fun.

/not over it
 
2013-04-30 10:50:22 AM  

SolomonKing: Butthurt? I just thought he got busy with his own life and career. Why would he be butthurt? Inquiring minds want to know.


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2013-04-30 02:58:13 PM  
Somehow, we forgot about the love.
The love.

That was almost enough to make me forgive him for killing Joshua Albert in that Kolvoord Starburst Maneuver.

Almost.
 
2013-04-30 04:28:25 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Somehow, we forgot about the love.
The love.

That was almost enough to make me forgive him for killing Joshua Albert in that Kolvoord Starburst Maneuver.

Almost.



No....according to Ron Moore, ratting out his friends and comrades is the sin that can't be forgiven, and was the original intent of the episode.

/In an interview Moore said he *fought* for Wesley not ratting out everyone, but Berman absolutely refused, stating Rodenberry's "ideal of the future" (or something similar)
//the Kolvoord Maneuver was way cooler than the Yeager Loop (just sayin')
 
2013-04-30 04:46:20 PM  

RatOmeter: Is nerd/geek actually becoming a positive (as recognized by most people) thing and will that be sustained?  I've seen plenty of what may be described as "popular kids" going on about how geeky they are, when maybe they're just zealous users of now ubiquitous tech instead.  Will the true geeks, obsessed by the obscure or challenging, gain new negative labels or has there been a permanent shift in perception?  Does it help that, while you may be one of only three [insert interest of choice] nerds at your school, there are 30,000 of you around the world, all accessible by a couple of clicks or swipes?


There are a lot of people who just jump onto something because it seems cool and then jump off when it loses steam.  Cosplay, for example was a way for ultra-devoted Japanese fans of anime to show off their love of that anime.  Then it got hijacked by others because it's now cool.  After all, it's a good reason to dress up in costume.
Or how everyone is onto the whole Walking Dead/Game of Thrones/popular TV show bandwagon.  Most people who watch Game of Thrones probably haven't read the books or even glanced at a book in the bookstore, but talk about how they're fans.  Ask them basic questions about the books and what happen in them, and you get blank stares.  Walking Dead is all about zombies, but you won't get many people actively talking about zombies in a deeper manner.
Having an iPhone or iAnything or owning the latest technology does not make you a geek or a nerd.  It just means you are a consumer of electronic goods.  Owning a video gaming system does not make you a gamer.

Oh, and people still make fun of geeks and nerds.  That, apparently, has never gone away.
 
2013-04-30 06:31:59 PM  

eyeq360: Oh, and people still make fun of geeks and nerds.  That, apparently, has never gone away.


Yeah, I have a small collection of nerdy items (Star Wars vinyl figures, WoW action figures, Majora's Mask wall scroll, etc.) behind my desk at work. Certain type of student like to remind me of just how cool they think that stuff is.

/Hint: Not very
//Nerdy kids view me as their god, though.
 
2013-04-30 07:09:41 PM  

Mixolydian Master: Is he still all butthurt at Fark, or has he ever come back?


Apparently he hasn't come back, but we shouldn't let that stop us from worshiping him.
 
2013-04-30 07:16:13 PM  

Beerguy
>>> OnlyM3: In other news c grade child actor struggles for few more minutes in spotlight.
*yawwn*

And in yet other news, unknown poster OnlyM3 struggles to get attention

The fact that I, unlike the aforementioned attention whore do not have a fb page, twitter acct, vanity web page, or even anything on my "fark profile" shows how little I care for attention.. and how much the aforementioned haz been does.
 
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