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Cathy
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Icon 1 posted April 25, 2004 01:15      Profile for Cathy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Why is it that geeky guys who have lots of money aren't willing to spend it, yet are intentionally very generous? Is this a common trait amongst all geeky guys?

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I think you'd have to ask Xanthine about that. She has a geeky boyfriend [Wink] Or just ask the Dragon himself. [Smile]
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You must know a different class of geek to the ones I associate with, some of them earn absolutely astronomical incomes, yet they're still broke by next payday, they spend money like there's no tomorrow.

Geeks just have different spending priorities, they may have a crappy old car, and clothes that look like they came from the Brotherhood Bin, but they'll also have a huge plasma TV, and enough electronic toys to .. um ... well to do something really impressive that requires lots of electronic toys.

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The Druid is right. We are very generous, its just that silicon habit is so darn expensive

...must ...get ...new ...G5

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AMD Athlon 64 FX-53... it's calling... someone throw $800 my way

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Icon 1 posted April 27, 2004 04:38      Profile for Cathy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Perhaps I do know a different class of geeks. I have a total crush on one at an educational institution I attend. I don't know what triggered it, because at first it seemed we hated each other. Then suddenly, he finds out I have my own IT company and... hahaha.

BTW, I have the latest AMD Processor, I hate Pentium intel!

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Death to pallidium! JOOI, did anything happen about that? As far as I have noticed it has all gone quiet...

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quote:
Originally posted by Cathy:
Perhaps I do know a different class of geeks. I have a total crush on one at an educational institution I attend. I don't know what triggered it, because at first it seemed we hated each other. Then suddenly, he finds out I have my own IT company and... hahaha.

BTW, I have the latest AMD Processor, I hate Pentium intel!

That's Intel Pentium not the other way around. Now because of your mistake send me the FX-53.

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Cathy, it only takes one time to be liked for your money instead of who you are to make a guy very carefull.

That being said, I like to buy gifts and tidbits for others and to pick up the check after dinner. But somehow the latter seems to be bad form these days.

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quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Rider:
That being said, I like to buy gifts and tidbits for others and to pick up the check after dinner. But somehow the latter seems to be bad form these days.

Not with me! I let wonderful geeks buy meals for me all the time... Allan, Cheezi.. LOL!
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quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:
quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Rider:
That being said, I like to buy gifts and tidbits for others and to pick up the check after dinner. But somehow the latter seems to be bad form these days.

Not with me! I let wonderful geeks buy meals for me all the time... Allan, Cheezi.. LOL!
And I've come to accept free food as well from the fairer sex if they care to pay [Smile] . I think of the ThinkGeek bumper sticker "Will code for bandwidth" - to me, it's also, "Will code for food." I've helped a friend of mine out with some various Perl things, and she's repaid the favor with some good food (and pay for a rather big project).

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Let me rephrase, in the Netherlands, where I happen to live most of the time, it's almost considered faux pas for a guy to pay.

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2004 06:43      Profile for Cathy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I should clear up why I asked that in the first place. Post edited...sorry, reason removed!

I wasn't looking for a rich guy myself. Sure, I'd take one if we got along well. In reality, I'm very shy and quiet. Passive too.

Over the internet I like to stir people up though. I admit that. I joke around a fair bit - putting myself up for auction, etc!

Wow. I sound so defensive, but it's true!

Cathy
ps. There is no problem in a guy giving girls this: http://www.cathyjenkins.com/better.jpg (large image fyi!)

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*grin*

Reminds of the time I brought over some chocolate to my sister-in-law, somehow she figured that meant that her partner (my brother) tought she was to skinny. To this day I am still trying to figure out the logic in that.

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quote:
Originally posted by Cathy:
I should clear up why I asked that in the first place. It was actually because of a guy I know. Technically a genius, but unreliable and lazy. Constantly lies and lets me down. Failed uni, wont go back. Wont get a job. Afraid to communicate etc.

Sounds like half the geeks I know [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by Cathy:
I should clear up why I asked that in the first place. It was actually because of a guy I know. Technically a genius, but unreliable and lazy. Constantly lies and lets me down. Failed uni, wont go back. Wont get a job. Afraid to communicate etc.


Well, rest assured, Cathy - we won't let you down. I, for one, haven't let down my GF in over three years (she has a slow puncture that does it for me!) [Smile]

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Things that go *pssssshhh* in the night?

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Things that go *pssssshhh* in the night?

And occasionally *SQUEEEP!*

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Things that go *pssssshhh* in the night?

And occasionally *SQUEEEP!*
...but more frequently

*FWAP*

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Spungo's neighbours must think he runs a balloon resilience testing business from home (well, what else would make all those sort of noises every night? [Big Grin] )

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Afraid to communicate etc.
You should get his IP and ping him a couple hundred thousand times. I'm sure one of our resident pearl programmers could muster up something that gets the job done. That is communicating, right?
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*ahem* ... spelled Perl ... *ahem*

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It is also possible that your geek does not understand how to properly court a lady and as such thinks "and quite correctly so in this day and age" That if you throw money at her she will like him.

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quote:
Originally posted by zushiba:
It is also possible that your geek does not understand how to properly court a lady and as such thinks "and quite correctly so in this day and age" That if you throw money at her she will like him.

Well what an interesting opinion. Almost like saying that the super massive black hole in the center of this solar system is the reason that all of the matter came together and when it recessed, the matter/light left at the brim of said black hole formed into a very stable form of a star. Thus creating a continuing source of gravity in which all particles of the solar system were entrapped in and providing a light source in which, given the right conditions, life forms begin to sprout. Very interesting indeed.

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Uh, what?!

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