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Overload
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posted June 10, 2002 14:10     Click Here to See the Profile for Overload   Click Here to Email Overload     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is an Uber Geek? Please define and give examples, if possible.
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GameMaster
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posted June 10, 2002 15:16     Click Here to See the Profile for GameMaster   Click Here to Email GameMaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Uber Geek? The UBB title that is on these GC boards? Or the term in general?

Uber geek is just a title liking you to how many posts you have on this forum. In general it is a reference to Aslo Sprach Zarathustra. It would be some one who is readched the zeinith of geekdom.

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted June 10, 2002 18:41     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When we get to UberGeek, is there a T-Shirt involved?

(I know, there certainly is, if I buy one!)

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Orbhead
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posted June 11, 2002 06:34     Click Here to See the Profile for Orbhead   Click Here to Email Orbhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always thought an übergeek a geek who likes hacking hardware rather than software.

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Nietzsche
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posted June 11, 2002 06:58     Click Here to See the Profile for Nietzsche     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wrote extensively about the Ubermensch, or "super-man". It is the next stage in human evolution. "Ubergeek" would obviously refer to the next stage in geek evolution. The geek who is totally at one with his realm of geekiness, and stands above the others in achievement. The ubergeek, as a prerequisite, has reached a state of "Nerdvana". Und I don't mean Nerdvana the amusement park.

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quantumfluff
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posted June 11, 2002 19:50     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool. The German "Geek Culture". What depresses me is that everyone there seems to be casually bi-lingual, posting reviews in German of books written in English. In the U.S. so few people can do things like that it's pitiful.

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uilleann
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posted June 12, 2002 05:10     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
German?

Danish you mean?

- Uilleann

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quantumfluff
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posted June 12, 2002 05:36     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes. You are so right - it is Danish. I got there from the Nietzsche link and I just assumed German without really looking closely. My bad.

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Oz, the Wizard of
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posted June 13, 2002 12:33     Click Here to See the Profile for Oz, the Wizard of   Click Here to Email Oz, the Wizard of     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see ubergeek as a rating of geekyness, not a type. Thereby, when a particular friend of mine and I are seperate, we are each very geeky. When we are hanging out, though, we are one Ubergeek. Of course, the telepathy helps.
I had a german girlfriend once...
-Oz

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GameMaster
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posted June 19, 2002 00:40     Click Here to See the Profile for GameMaster   Click Here to Email GameMaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, since we're on the topic... let's talk geekdom for a moment.
There are 1337 Haxors which is just a wannabe script kiddie
Script kiddies who are wannabe Crackers who think Hackers are Crackers
Crackers are educated dangerous grown script kiddies who do damage machines and write the scripts for the kiddies
Phreaks are Phone Hackers and Crackers - the exploit the phone systems for ammusment and free calls.
Hackers - The next evolution of geek, these are programers who hack out code, who resent the modern media meaning for the word hacker - see GNU manifesto
Which would make Ubber geek the next evolution after Hacker? So Jobs, Woz, Allen, Linus and the like would be Ubber Geeks?

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magebard
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posted June 19, 2002 02:10     Click Here to See the Profile for magebard   Click Here to Email magebard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And then there's the biggest geeks of all... blubber geeks!

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quantumfluff
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posted June 19, 2002 05:41     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to strongly disaggre with GameMaster. An Ubergeek is not a step in evolution after hacker. Geekiness and being able to play with computers are orthogonal concepts. Consider the TV show "Beat the Geeks". They have movie, music and TV geeks. And these guys are truly geeks. They know so much arcania about their respective topics that it's actually scary. Computers just are not part of the equation.

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maxomai
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posted June 19, 2002 08:46     Click Here to See the Profile for maxomai   Click Here to Email maxomai     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orbhead:
I always thought an übergeek a geek who likes hacking hardware rather than software.

What about math geeks?

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