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    code of the geek

    not mine but still cool (GCS/GSS/GO) d- -p+ C++++ l++ u++ e+ m* s/- !N h* f !G

    From: hayden@krypton.mankato.msus.edu (Robert A. Hayden)
    Date: 11 Aug 93 10:46:30 -0600
    Message-ID: <1993Aug11.104630.5562@vax1.mankato.msus.edu>
    Newsgroups: alt.geek,rec.humor

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    GSS d- -p+(---) c++(++++) l++ u++ e+/* m++(*)@ s-/++ n-(---) h+(*) f+ g+
    w++ t++ r++ y+(*)

    ------------------ The Code of the Geeks v1.0.1 --------------------------
    ---------------------- July 17, 1993 ------------------------------

    So you think you are a geek, eh? The first step is to admit to yourself
    your geekiness. No matter what anyone says, geeks are people too; geeks
    have rights. So take a deep breath and announce to the world that you are a
    geek. Your courage will give you strength that will last you forever.

    How to tell the world you are a geek, you ask? Use the universal Geek code.
    By joining the geek organization, you have license to use this special code
    that will allow you to let other un-closeted geeks know who you are in a
    simple, codified statement.

    The single best way to announce your geekhood is to add your geek code to
    signature file and announce it far and wide. But be careful, you may give
    other geeks the courage to come out of the closet. You might want to hang
    on to your copy of the code in order to help them along.


    The geek code consists of several categories. Each category is labeled with
    a letter and some qualifiers. Go through each category and determine which
    set of qualifiers best describes you in that category. By stringing all of
    these 'codes' together, you are able to construct your overall geek code.
    It is this single line of code that will inform other geeks the world over
    of what a great geek you actually are.

    Some of the qualifiers will very probably not match with you exactly.
    Simply choose that qualifier that MOST CLOSELY matches you. Also, some
    activities described in a specific qualifier you may not engage in, while you
    do engage in others. Each description of each qualifier describes the wide
    range of activities that apply, so as long as you match with one, you can
    probably use that qualifier.


    Geeks can seldom be quantified. To facilitate the fact that within any
    one category the geek may not be able determine a specific category,
    variables have been designed to allow this range to be included.

    @ for variable, said trait is not very rigid, may change with
    time or with individual interaction. For example, Geeks
    who happen to very much enjoy Star Trek: The Next Generation,
    but dislike the old 60's series might list themselves as
    () for indicating "cross-overs" or ranges. Geeks who go from
    c+ to c--- depending on the situation (i.e. mostly "c+") could

    use c+(---). Another example might be an m++(*). This
    would be a person who mostly listens to classical music, but
    also has an extensive collection of other types of works.

    @ is different from () in that () has finite limits within the
    category, while @ ranges all over.


    Geeks come in many flavors. The flavors relate to the vocation of the
    particular geek. To start a code, a geek must declare himself or herself to
    be a geek. To do this, we start the code with a "G" to denote "GEEK",
    followed by one or two letters to denote the geeks occupation or field of
    study. Multi-talented geeks with more than one vocation should denote their
    myriad of talents with a slash between each vocation (example: GCS/MU/T).

    GB -- Geek of Business
    GCS -- Geek of Computer Science
    GE -- Geek of Engineering
    GM -- Geek of Math
    GMU -- Geek of Music
    GS -- Geek of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.)
    GSS -- Geek of Social Science (Psychology, Sociology, etc.)
    GT -- Geek of Theater

    GO -- Geek of Other. Some types of geeks deviate from the
    normal geek activities. This is encouraged as true geeks
    come from all walks of life.
    GU -- Geek of 'Undecided'. This is a popular vocation with
    new freshmen.

    GAT -- Geek of All Trades. For those geeks that can do
    anything and everything. GAT usually precludes the use
    of other vocational descriptors.


    Geeks come in many different types of dress.

    d I dress a lot like those in Walmart ads
    d+ I tend to wear trendy political messages like "Save the
    Whales" or "Free South Africa".
    d++ I tend to wear conservative dress such as a business
    d- I tend to wear trendy political messages like "Nuke the
    Humans", "Question Authority", or "Big Brother's Watching".
    d-- I wear jeans to work just to piss off my boss
    d--- At work, I have holes in my jeans and/or obscenities on
    my shirt.

    d? I have no idea what I am wearing right now, let alone
    what I wore yesterday.
    !d No clothing. Quite a fashion statement, don't you think?
    -d+ I wear the same clothes all the time, no matter the
    occasion, often forgetting to do laundry between wearings.


    Just as the Geek's sense of fashion is varied, so is his/her political

    p Politics? I've heard of that somewhere but in all honesty
    I really don't give a ****.
    p+ Let's get the government off of big-business's back
    p++ All in favor of eliminating free speech, say aye!
    p+++ ****in' Minorities! Adolf Hitler is my hero!
    p- Bring back the 60's
    p-- I'm still living in the 60's
    p--- No taxes through no government

    -p+ Don't label me you moron! Both sides are equally ****ed up!


    Most geeks identify themselves by their use of computers and computer
    networks. In order to quantify your geekiness level on computers, consult
    the following (consider the term 'computers' synonymous with 'computer

    c Computers are a tool, nothing more. I use it when it serves
    my purpose.
    c+ Computers are fun and I enjoy using them. I play a mean
    game of Wing Commander and can use a word processor without
    resorting to the manual too often. I know that a 3.5" disk
    is not a hard disk. I also know that when it says 'press any
    key to continue', I don't have to look for a key labeled
    c++ Computers are a large part of my existence. When I get up
    in the morning, the first thing I do is log myself in. I mud
    on weekends, but still manage to stay off of academic
    c+++ You mean there is life outside of Internet? You're shittin'
    me! I live for muds. I haven't dragged myself to class in
    c++++ I'll be first in line to get the new cybernetic interface
    installed into my skull.
    c- Anything more complicated than my calculator and I'm
    c-- Where's the on switch?
    c--- If you even mention computers, I will rip your head off!


    Linux is a hacker-written operating system virtually identical to unix. It
    runs on your standard 386/486 PC computers and offers multitasking support
    far superior to DOS. Because it is still a young OS, and because it is
    continually evolving from hacker changes and support, it is important that
    the geek list his Linux ability.

    l I know what Linux is, but that's about all
    l+ I've managed to get Linux installed and even used it a few
    times. It seems like it is just another OS.
    l++ I use Linux almost exclusively on my system. I monitor
    comp.os.linux and even answer questions some times. I've
    aliased Linux FTP sites to make getting new software easier.
    l+++ I am a Linux wizard. I munch C code for breakfast and have
    enough room left over for a kernel debugging. I have so
    many patches installed that I lost track about ten versions
    ago. Linux newbies consider me a net.god.
    l- I have no desire to use Linux and frankly don't give a rats
    ass about it.
    l-- Unix sucks. Because Linux = Unix. Linux Sucks. I worship
    Bill Gates.

    !l I don't even use an 80x86 chip, so linux isn't really a
    reality for me. (ie, Mac people).
    l? What the hell is Linux? I've never even heard of it.


    Just as geeks sometimes use Linux, a great many geeks also use generic Unix
    machines to accomplish their geeky ends.

    u I have a unix account to do my stuff in
    u+ I not only have a unix account, but I slam VMS any chance I
    u++ I've get the entire admin ticked off at me because I am
    always using all of the CPU time and trying to run programs
    that I don't have access to. I'm going to try cracking
    /etc/passwd next week, just don't tell anyone.
    u- I have a VMS account.
    u-- I've seen unix and didn't like it. DEC rules!
    u--- Unix geeks are actually nerds in disguise.

    All geeks have a varying amount of education.

    e K-12, been on a college campus.
    e+ Started a B.S./B.A, plan to finish it some day.
    e++ Had not learned enough to know better not to go back and try
    for a master's degree.
    e+++ Still pretty stupid, over qualified to work any job, went and
    got my Ph.D.
    e- Got my bachelors, escaped alive, and am making hoards of money
    writing unmaintainable (except by me) software.
    e-- The company I work for was dumb enough to fund my way through
    a masters degree, then started paying me even more money.
    e--- Achieved a Ph.D, have devoted my life to insignificant
    which my employer pays dearly for.

    e* I learned everything there is to know about life from the
    "Hitchhiker's Trilogy".

    Musical interests vary widely, also.

    m I occasionally listen to the radio
    m+ I own a tape or CD collection (records also count, but you
    would be admitting how old you really are).
    m++ I consider myself refined and enjoy classical and new-age
    m+++ I consider myself over-refined and grok that heavy-duty
    elevator music.
    m- Just play it loud
    m-- I play air-guitar better than anyone else.

    m* I am an expert on so many types of music that I can't even
    keep them straight


    Geeks come in many shapes and sizes. Shape code is divided into two parts.
    The first indicates height, while the second indicates roundness. Mix each
    section to fit yourself. Examples include: s/++, s++/, s++/--.

    s I'm an average geek
    s+/+ I'm a little taller/rounder than most.
    s++/++ I'm a basketball/linebacker candidate.
    s+++/+++I usually have to duck through doors/I take up three movie
    s-/- I look up to most people. Everyone tells me to gain a
    few pounds.
    s--/-- I look up to damn near everybody. I tend to have to fight
    against a strong breeze.
    s---/---I take a phone book with me when I go out so I can see to
    eat dinner. My bones are poking through my skin.

    Geeks usually consume food. Some eat everything they can grab while some
    others are quite conscious of their food. (Note: 'n' is used for
    nutrition as 'f' is used elsewhere.)

    !n Eh what? never mind the menu, give me something to eat!
    n+ I like food - especially when it is healthy.
    n++ I like the fibers in food
    n- Food? I just grab something from the shelves with meat in it.
    n-- I eat only the cheap things - even with artificial meat and
    n--- I _live_ on snacks and coke.


    h Friends come over to visit every once in a while to talk
    about Geek things. There is a place for them to sit.
    h+ Living alone, get out once a week to buy food, no more than
    once a month to do laundry. All surfaces covered.
    h++ Living in a cave with 47 computers and an Internet feed,
    located near a Dominoes pizza. See !d.
    h- Living with one or more registered Geeks.
    h-- Living with one or more people who know nothing about being a
    Geek and refuse to watch 'Star Trek'.
    h--- Married, with the potential for children. (persons living
    with a fiance might as well label themselves h---, you're as
    good as there already.)

    h* I'm not sure where I live anymore. This lab/workplace seems

    like home to me.


    Yes, it's true; geeks do have friends. At least, some of them do.

    f Yeah, I have friends. Who told you?
    f+ I have quite a few really close friends. We get along great.
    They are all other geeks, though.
    f++ I have so many friends, I make other people jealous.
    f- I have a few friends. They barely seem to speak to me
    f-- I've got about one friend left in the world, who probably
    wants to shoot me.

    f? I *think* I have friends.
    f* Everyone is my friend.
    !f I have no friends. Get lost.

    Geeks have traditionally worn glasses.

    !g I have no glasses
    g+ I've got four eyes, what's your point?
    g++ I've got four eyes and tape in the middle
    g+++ I have coke-bottle classes that I can use to start leaves on
    fire in the hot sun.
    g- I have contacts
    g-- I have colored contacts
    g--- I have those funky contact that have interesting designs on
    them such as happy faces or some such.


    Geeks have a seemingly natural knack for being "weird". Of course, this is
    a subjective term as one person's weirdness is another person's normalness.
    As a general rule, the following weird qualifiers allow a geek to rate their

    w I am not weird. I'm perfectly normal.
    w+ so? what's your problem with weird.
    w++ I am so weird, I make Al Yankovic look sane.
    w+++ Mainstream? I heard of that once, I think.
    w- I'm more normal that most people normally are.
    w-- Isn't everyone in the p+ group?


    Star Trek:
    Most geeks have an undeniable love for the Star Trek television (in any of
    its three forms). Because GEEK is often synonymous with TREKKIE, it is
    important that all geeks list their Trek rating.

    t It's just another TV show
    t+ It's a damn fine TV show and is one of the only things
    good on television any more.
    t++ It's the best show around. I have all the episodes and the
    movies on tape and can quote entire scenes verbatim. I've
    built a few of the model kits too. But you'll never catch me
    at one of those conventions. Those people are kooks.
    t+++ It's not just a TV show, its a religion. I know all about
    warp field dynamics and the principles behind the
    transporter. I have memorized the TECH manual. I speak
    Klingon. I go to cons with Vulcan ears on. I have no life.
    t- Maybe it is just me, but I have no idea what the big deal
    with Star Trek is. Perhaps I'm missing something but I just
    think it is bad drama.
    t-- Star Trek is just another Space Opera. William Shatner isn't
    an actor, he's a poser! And what's with this Jean-Luc Picard?

    A Frenchman with a British accent? Come on. I'd only watch
    this show if my remote control broke.
    t--- Star Trek SUCKS! It is the worst crap I have ever seen!
    Hey, all you trekkies out there, GET A LIFE! (William
    Shatner is a t---)


    Role Playing:
    Role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons have long been a part of the
    traditional geek life. Because geeks often become so involved in their
    role-playing that they lose touch with reality, include one of the following
    role-playing codes.

    r Role-Playing? That's just something to do to kill a
    Saturday afternoon
    r+ I've got my weekly sessions set up and a character that I
    know better than I know myself.
    r++ There is no life outside the role of the die. I know all of
    piddly rules of (chosen game). _MY_ own warped rules scare
    the rest of the players.
    r+++ I worship E. Gary Gygax.
    r- Gosh, what an utter waste of time!
    r-- Role-Players worship SATAN!


    Geeks have traditionally had problems with sex (ie, they never have any).
    Because geeks are so wrapped up in their sexuality (or lack of sexuality for
    that matter), it is important that the geek be willing to quantify their
    sexual experiences.

    This code also is used to denote the gender of the geek. Females use 'x' in
    this category, while males use 'y'. For example:
    x+ A female who has had sex
    y+ A male who has had sex.

    For those person who do not wish to give out any details of their sex life,
    the use of x? (where x is the gender code) will allow you to so.

    !x Sex? What's that? I've had no sexual experiences.
    x+ I've had real, live sex.
    x++ I was once referred to as 'easy'. I have no idea where that
    might have come from though.
    x- I prefer computer sex to real sex.
    x-- I was once referred to as a 'cyberslut', but I have no idea
    where that might have come from.

    x* I'm a pervert.
    x** I've been known to make perverts look like angels.

    x? It's none of your business what my sex life is like (this
    is used to denote your gender only).

    * * * * * * * * *

    The Geek Code is copyright 1993 by Robert A. Hayden. All rights reserved.
    You are free to distribute this code in electronic format provided that the
    contents are unchanged and this copyright notice remains attached.

    {[> Robert A. Hayden ____ #include <std_disclaimer.h> <]}
    {[> \ /__ ------------------------------- <]}
    {[> aq650@slc4.INS.CWRU.Edu \/ / Bigotry is what is incompatible <]}
    {[> hayden@krypton.mankato.msus.edu \/ with military service. <]}
    GEEK CODE v1.0.1: GSS d- -p+(---) c++(++++) l++ u++ e+/* m++(*)@ s-/++
    n-(---) h+(*) f+ g+ w++ t++ r++ y+(*)
    chown -r us ./bases

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    (GCS/GSS/GO) d- -p+ C++++ l++ u++ e+ m* s/- !N h* f !G
    chown -r us ./bases

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    whats that in english.lol
    The only way to make your PC go faster is to throw it out the window
    Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.
    A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing

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    people sure have too much time on their hands

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