50 THINGS A GEEK SHOULD KNOW
In days of yore, it was easy to spot a geek. We were the ones inside on a sunny day indulging our unfashionable obsessions to the detriment to our social standing.
Now, thanks to the arrival of "geek-chic", what once would result in ridicule is now considered "really cool".
So, to separate the programmers from the posers, and the haxxors from the hipsters, here follows a list of things that every geek should know.
MOVIES AND TELEVISION
Know the difference between an AT-AT and AT-ST
Know how to give the Vulcan "Live Long and Prosper" hand sign.
Know why MAY THE FOURTH is a religious holiday.
Know what word the "Knights who say Ni" can't stand.
Know the answer to the "Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything"
Know where Mulder considers the truth to be.
Know the names of all 11 actors who have played DOCTOR WHO
Know the names of the three main NERV pilots from
- NEON GENESIS
Know why people should "try turning it off and on again" before they call the IT department.
COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY
Know how to use linux
Know where their local Hackerspace is
Know how to hide files inside of a jpeg picture
Know how to build and program a robot
know how to build a BTC MINING RIG
Know how to boot from a USB
Know how to build and program a fighting robot
Know how to flash a GFX card's Bios
Know how to jailbreak an iPhone.
HEROES AND VILLAINS
Know the difference between WAR CRAFT AND WARHAMMER
Know the (kinda emo) name Superman gave to his fortress.
Know who Alan Moore's god is.
Know in which city the world's largest COMIC CON Is held.
Know the Bene Gesserit's LITANY AGAINST FEAR
Know how to construct a model kit.
Know at least 5 phrases in Klingon.
Know the One Ring to rule them all quote from LOTR
Know that Franklin Richards controls the Marvel Universe.
Know how to do a barrel roll
Know how to create a basic website using only
Know how to spend BITCOIN
Know how to read 1337 5p34k at normal reading speed.
Know how to use a proxy server to stay ANONYMOUS
Know which "chan" image/board to visit.
Know what There's no place like 127.0.0.1
BOARD AND VIDEO GAMES
Know how to mine obsidian in HMECRAFT
Know what LARP stands for.
Know how to set up a LAN PARTY
Know how to survive winter in Dwarf Fortress
Know what you .need to build the LONGEST ROAD IN SETLLERS OF CATAN
Know how many quests you need to complete in to become a LOREMASTER
Know how to solve a Rubiks cube
Know which continent to aim for first in Risk.
Know how to make it through the classic D&D Tomb of Horrors
Know the power of the BLACK LOTUS
HOW 1337 A GEEK ARE YOU?
1-10 Fail. You're a keeg.
21-30 You need to get back to BASIC.
41-49 The force is strong with this one.
11-20 Thick-rimmed glasses don't make you a Geek.
31-40 You used to be a leet Geek... but then you took an arrow to the knee.
50 You are the Kwisatz Haderach!