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What do you have to do or say to become classified as a geek in your opinion?
Or is it a “what do you have to own” to be classified as a geek?
In my opinion a geek is definitely not a bad nor good think really. It is more of a name that is taken in pride by people who fit the following category.
In my opinion a geek is someone who enjoys to do something different like playing with legos, games (more of electronic games). Or maybe someone that likes to make Youtube videos, who makes a living off of technology.
I kind of disagree that a geek is identified by owning something, though I would say a normal “geek” would own a computer, maybe a gaming system, a camera.
A geek usually will have a nice setup and is usually slightly OCD (in the tidy aspect).
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IRC Host: Geekshed.net IRC Channel: #dahCarrot (Type: /join #dahCarrot)
If you guys don’t know what Internet Relay Chat is, go to this link here, and read the definition. My breif description of it is a online chat, with tons of options, and a chat that is fully customizable. Their is a way on an IRC to have Operators, Admins, Moderators, Bots (Rules Enforcer), and Voiced Users. I created this chat with the provider GeekShed. I created this chat just so you guys could hang around and chat, or for you to go there if you need some tech help.
How to Join the Chat
To join go to this following link, and follow the instructions on that page:
In my chat, their are only a couple of rules.
- Don’t be immature or stupid.
- Don’t ask for Moderator, or anything like that.
- These cursewords are banned, but feel free for me to ban some more when I ban you by saying them. Notice I am not a stickler on this, meaning, you can say it in a sentence or statement, just don’t use cursewords over and over again, and don’t use them directed towards anybody, or while helping out another/answering someones question.
Banned words: fuck(er,ing), dick, cock, bitch, nigger, porchmonkey, dildo, pussy, fagget, fag, and more.
What are ranks?
Ranks are what you are, such as a regular member, admin, moderator, or voiced user. The only ranks that can actually be earned is the rank “voiced user”. Asking for any of the ranks besides this one will result in a warning, then kick, then ban. Admins are only handpicked. Moderators are only picked once I, or another admin see’s the person being active for awhile, helping out others, and not braking the rules.
A “voiced user” is a rank that you could earn. Voiced users are basically members in place of a user. When being a “voiced user” you get certain rights such as more warnings before ban. A “voiced user” will have a plus (+) by their name.
Requirements to become a “Voiced User”.
To become a Voiced Use you need to fit a couple requirements. Not because we don’t like you or because you may not be smart enough, but because this is a form of trust, and we all know trust isn’t given out freely.
Have your nickname registered.
Be talkitive in the chat and answer questions other people might have.
You must not be an offense to any bans, or more than one kick.
Meaning you cannot have any bans, what so ever. And you must no have more than one kick of
the same offense.
You must take a test that you will be linked to once you meet all other requirements.
What to do next to become a “Voiced User”.
If you think you have met all the requirements listed above (make sure you have), type in exactly this into the chat:
An admin will then replay and say “Please hold on while we calculate the requirements, and see if they fit.” If you have met the requirements, that admin will tell you to join another channel, the command to join the channel is this:
Then from there, they will give you a small 5-10 question quiz, to see if you are familiar with the chat, and proof you have read this blog post.
Their are countless amount of different little softwares that you can download off of the web. What is the best? What do you use?
*By the way, these are in no order at ALL.
This is a great media player, and will play almost any file type, including videos that are downloaded from Youtube. VLC can even be used as a streaming media server, can play DVD’s, can be used as an audio decoder, and doesn’t require external, extra codecs to run. VLC can be completely personalized with customizable skins. Definitely worth looking into.
I have rarely used Winamp, but it is the MOST customizable media player I know of. I also know of multiple online radio stations using Winamp to broadcast. You can also get skins on this media player. In Winamp you can sync your iPod! Winamp is also available to switch languages from inside the client. This is a free version, but in my personal opinion, buying the premium is not needed at all.
XB Media Center is especially great if you want a nice clean, theater like look. You can watch movies through this media center, and I think you can also watch online shows. You can also watch NETFLIX on here as well. With XBMC you can also check out the latest weather and forecast. XBMC is fully customizable with skins and plugins
..and what I use,
MediaMonkey is an easy-to-use music manager and media jukebox for serious music collectors and iPod users. It catalogs your CDs, OGG, WMA, MPC, FLAC, APE, WAV and MP3 audio files. It looks up missing Album Art and track information via Freedb and the web, and includes an intelligent tag editor and an automated file and directory renamer to organize your music library. It includes a CD ripper, CD Burner, and audio converter for saving music, and manual or automated playlist editors for creating music mixes. Its player automatically adjusts volume levels so that you don’t have continually fiddle with the volume control and supports hundreds of Winamp plug-ins and visualizations; or if you prefer, it can use Winamp as the default player. It also includes portable audio device synchronization that allows you to quickly synch tracks and playlists with iPods and other portable audio devices.